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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. New South Wales art galleries and their February 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100. email@example.com www.nag.org.au
Cultural Director (City of Newcastle): Liz Burcham.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 5 Holding: Contemporary fibre art. Showcasing 25 local, national and international fibre artists.
Also, Acquisitions. Focusing on recent acquisitions.
To Feb 19 John Olsen: The City’s Son. Born in Newcastle in 1928, Olsen considers himself a Novocastrian and has returned home to curate an exhibition that captures the essence of his birthplace.
Feb 18 to May 7 The Island by Alex Seton. This compelling and salient exhibition contemplates and questions Australia’s role in the asylum debate.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863. firstname.lastname@example.org www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/chrg
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 25 Saltwater Freshwater Arts a showcase of Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations that make up the Saltwater Freshwater region of NSW’s mid north coast. Includes the inaugural Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award, contemporary cultural objects, items from the National Aboriginal Design Agency and an historical photographic exhibition Valuing our Past for a New Beginning. Curated by distinguished Aboriginal curator, writer and activist Djon Mundine OAM. A program of special Saltwater Freshwater events will accompany the exhibition.
Visit website for details.
Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083. www.sturt.nsw.edu.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 12 Materialise – contemporary craft from our region. New work and emerging artists and designers living in the Southern Highlands and Tablelands of NSW, curated by Elizabeth Charles.
Also, National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2016. Biennial acquisitive award exhibition showcasing the best in Australian contemporary jewellery from Griffith Regional Art Gallery.
Feb 19 to April 2 Alumni – selected graduates of the Sturt School for Wood 1985-2005. Includes new work by Roy Schack, Stuart Faulkner, Stuart Pinkerton, Laura McCusker, Warwick Wright, Geoff Tonkin, Nick Statham, Dale Dryen, Alex Springhall, Blair Ossendyer, Chris Wilford and John Gallagher.
Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery
Woollamia Road, Huskisson 2540.
(02) 4441-5675. www.jervisbaymaritimemuseum.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 28 WAMM! It’s Women’s Abstract Art Man. 75 artworks, 34 women artists, 53 years of abstract art – It’s a knock out. An extensive collection of Australian art amassed over 50 years by local artist, collector and patron Max Dingle, with his late partner Gavin Hughes.
Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
Fax 4226-5530. email@example.com www.wollongongartgallery.com
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Feb 5 Tony Ameneiro: Head Over Head – prints and drawings that explore issues around mortality and regeneration.
To Feb 12 Hand and Heart Will Never Part: The Fashion Collaboration of Linda Jackson and David McDiarmid, curated by Dr Sally Gray.
To Feb 26 The Making of Midnight Oil – celebrating the ‘power and the passion’ of one of the world’s most inspirational rock bands. A Manly Art Gallery & Museum touring exhibition.
To March 26 Prints from the Wollongong Art Gallery collection – highlights the diversity of the printed image, and celebrates 50 years of the Print Council of Australia.
Linda Jackson wears David McDiarmid hand-painted chiffon, Sydney 1978 Courtesy William Yang
Feb 11 to May 14 Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise: Encounters with pelagic birds and sub-linguistic form – paintings and sculptures about pelagic birds and the threats that are pushing some species close to extinction.
Madeleine Kelly, Leipzig birds, 2016, encaustic on cardboard with paper, 25 parts ranging from 8 x 11 x 11cm to 27 x 30 x 9cm; installed dimensions variable Photograph: Bernie Fischer
Feb 18 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.
Sarah Goffman, 2016, PET plastics, enamel paint, permanent marker, MT dimensions variable
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To March 19 Landmarks – featuring works from the John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Curated by Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks celebrates works of art that are inextricably linked with landscape from some of the world’s most significant and influential artists of the 21st century. Showcasing outstanding works from the John Kaldor Family and Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, the exhibition features Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Simryn Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Andreas Gursky, Richard Long, Perejaume, Imants Tillers and a new commission by internationally renowned Blue Mountains artists Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy. Presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Rex-Livingston Art + Objects
182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
02 4782 9988. email@example.com www.rex-livingston.com
Director: David Rex-Livingston.
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues-Wed.
Feb 2 to 27 (opening Sat Feb 4, 2-4pm) The Crack Fox and friends a group show featuring our Blue Mountains artists – Judi Moss, Ruth le Cheminant, James Gordon, Christine Thompson, Philip Hammial, Corinne Loxton, Jane Canfield and Rebecca Verpoorten-Laws.
Philip Hammial, The Crack Fox, c.2015, recycled-found-mixed media, height 58cm
Jane Canfield, Blue Skies 1 Portland, 2016, oil on canvas, 20 x 30.5cm
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555. www.bathurstart.com.au Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 11.00 to 2.00.
Feb 10 to March 26 Hill End Table: Food, Fire, Art, and Lloyd Rees: In the Regions.
Also, A Prize Collection: Studio Ceramics from the Carillon City Festival and Bathurst Art Prizes 1972-1998.
Penny Smith, Raku Form 1, 1972, raku fired Collection of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, purchased. Photograph: Greg Piper Photography
Garry Shead, Supper in Hill End, 2015, oil on board, 40 x 40cm Courtesy the artist
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190. firstname.lastname@example.org www.cowraartgallery.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To March 19 Archibald Prize 2016 Regional Tour – Australia’s most well-known portraiture prize. 2017 Calleen Art Award last call for entries – closes 3 March.
For more information phone (02) 6340-2190, or go to the Gallery website.
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.
Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo Regional Gallery – The Armati Bequest, Dubbo Regional Museum and Community Arts Centre, 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo 2830.
(02) 6801-4444. email@example.com www.westernplainsculturalcentre.org
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 5 Twenty-seven by Kieth Yap.
Also, The Belgians Have Not Forgotten.
Feb 4 to March 26 Colonial Afterlives.
Feb 11 to April 17 Breathing Space by Victoria Lovecchio.
Feb 11 to May 21 Chalk it up: 100 years of public high school education in Dubbo.