Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. New South Wales art galleries and their April 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
April 5 to 22 Last Words by Simone Paterson.
April 27 to May 14 Red Gold by Helene Leane.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
Fax 4921-0329. email@example.com artgallery.lakemac.com.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 30 First Class 16 – an annual exhibition project celebrating the high calibre of work by the previous year’s HSC Visual Arts students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. Curated by Lisa Who and Helen Willis.
Also, Fiona Hall: a case study conceived specifically for senior school students this exhibition features works by Fiona Hall.
Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.nag.org.au
Cultural Director (City of Newcastle): Liz Burcham.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 7 The Island by Alex Seton. This compelling and salient exhibition contemplates and questions Australia’s role in the asylum debate.
To May 28 Magic Mike is an exhibition of works by Michael Zavros exploring society’s obsession with male beauty and vanity, as much as it offers an autobiographical account. Read more…
Michael Zavros, The Mermaid, 2015, oil on board, 22 x 30cm. Purchased 2015, Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy the artist and Starkwhite
Michael Zavros, Homework, 2014, archival ink on Hahnemühle rag, 122 x 150cm. Collection of the artist
Vanessa Lewis, Blue Note, 2017, apothecary jar, ultramarine powdered pigment, free range egg. Courtesy the artist and Watt Space
April 27 to May 14 (opening Thurs April 27, 6.30pm) Solo exhibitions by Warwick Heywood and Kelsey Evans, curated by Danielle Minett.
Warwick Heywood, Untitled, 2017, detail acrylic on wood. Courtesy the artist and Watt Space
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863. email@example.com www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/gallery
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 22 Ten Years of EMSLA – showcases past winners and acquisitions from the first ten years of EMSLA, the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award.
Also, Pinned to the Wall by Susan O’Doherty – paintings and mixed media using recycled and found objects – exploring the uneasy sphere of domestic violence.
April 28 to June 17 East Coast Encounter a multi-arts initiative involving Australian Indigenous and non-indigenous artists, writers and songwriters to re-imagine the encounter by Lt James Cook and his crew with Aboriginal people in 1770.
Michael Cook, Undiscovered 4, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Moree Plains Gallery
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320. firstname.lastname@example.org www.moreeplainsgallery.org.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
April 7 to May 27 (opening Fri April 7, 6pm) ARTEXPRESS – the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority, in association with the Moree Plains Gallery cordially invite you to the opening of ARTEXPRESS 2017; an exhibition of outstanding works by 2016 Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from schools in NSW.
Natasha Mele Taumoepeau, Still presence, 2016, drawing on paper. Courtesy the artist and Moree Plains Gallery
Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083. email@example.com www.sturt.nsw.edu.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Sturt was established in 1941 and is a nationally significant and award winning centre for the teaching, sale, production and exhibition of contemporary Australian craft and design.
Laura McCusker, Table
Photograph: Peter Howard. Courtesy the artist and Sturt Gallery
Matthew Bromhead, Friends Despite Distance, 2017, brass, copper, ceramics, floss and timber, 42 x 17 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and The Egg $ Dart
April 28 to May 20 (opening Fri April 28, 6-8pm) Domestica by India Mark.
India Mark, Nick Santoro, 2016, oil on board, 25.5 x 20.5cm. Courtesy the artist and The Egg $ Dart
India Mark, White Raincoat, 2017, oil on panel, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and The Egg $ Dart
Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
Fax 4226-5530. firstname.lastname@example.org www.wollongongartgallery.com
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To May 14 Into the Wild Colonial – early Australian and contemporary works from the Collection which explore wild woods, enchanted forests and the iconic Australian bush.
Danie Mellor, Marri diramu: balam dugurrba, 2016, mixed media on Saunders Waterford paper with wash, glitter and Swarovski crystal, 147 x 97cm. Purchased 2016. Photograph: Mim Stirling 2016
Also, Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise: Encounters with pelagic birds and sub-linguistic form – paintings and sculptures about pelagic birds and the threats to their survival.
To May 28 Frugal Forest an immersive forest world created by Frugal Arts, and made entirely from materials headed to landfill.
To June 4 New Acquisitions collection including works by Stephen Benwell, Glenn Barkley, Kirsten Coelho and Daniel Mudie-Cunningham.
Daniel Mudie Cunningham, True Colours (detail), 2016, colour film. Purchased 2016
To June 18 Sarah Goffman: I am a 3-d printer a site-specific installation simulating Asian ceramic pieces and objects from the Gallery’s Mann-Tatlow collection.
To Aug 20 Indigenous Works from the Collection exploring identity and family connections. Including works by Danie Mellor, Christian Thompson and Caroline Oakley.
April 1 to June 25 Copier Jam! an exhibition showcasing current zine and independent comic creators, collectives and distributors from across Australia.
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410. email@example.com www.bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au
Adults $5/Conc. $3.
Children under 16 free.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
April 1 to May 7 Wildēornes Land by Nicole Welch is an ambitious, monumental cinematic exhibition combining installation, photography and moving image that investigates the Blue Mountains wilderness from a historical, cultural and ecological viewpoint. The exhibition draws upon archival records that illuminate early European’s romantic notions of Australian wilderness juxtaposed with contemporary ideas and concerns that reflect the inherent loss and uncertainty we now face for our natural environment.
Nicole Welch, Wildēornes Land #3, 2016, edition of 6, giclée print, face-mounted, 135 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
April 7 to May 7 Sculpture Otherwise is an exhibition of small sculpture by the exhibiting artists participating in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2017. The indoor exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for collectors and the public to purchase works by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and international artists.
Michael McIntyre, Becoming a Monster, 2016, rubber bands and bamboo skewers. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
Jane Canfield, Portland Rooftops , 2017, oil on board, 31 x 31cm. Courtesy the artist and Rex-Livingston Art + Objects
Corinne Loxton, Near Wentworth Falls, 2017, oil on canvas, 137 x 182cm. Courtesy the artist and Rex-Livingston Art + Objects
1 Violet Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-0250. sculptureatscenicworld.com.au
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
April 7 to May 7 Sculpture at Scenic World – 42 artists present 37 artworks. Includes 13 local artists. Book tickets online now.
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190. firstname.lastname@example.org www.cowraartgallery.com.au
Admission by donation.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To April 30 Colours of the Country III – a unique collection from the Alice Springs beanie festival.
Also, Collection In Focus: New Acquisitions – Susan Baird, Greg Daly, Keith Fyfe, Tania Mason, Idris Murphy, Peter O’Doherty, Susan O’Doherty and Jenny Sages.
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Civic Centre, Cnr Bourke and Church streets, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494. email@example.com www.grag.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
March 31 to May 20 Three Ways – GW Bot, Meg Buchanan and Anita Mcintyre.
Also, Presence: Two Visions Of A Landscape by Ros Auld and Claire Primrose.
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6023-8154. mamaalbury.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 7 Between the desert and the Moon: Central and Western Desert Artists.