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 February 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921 0382
Fax (02) 4921 0329. firstname.lastname@example.org artgallery.lakemac.com.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30.
Through Feb Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia is a National Gallery of Australia exhibition celebrating some of the most significant work made by Indigenous photographers, video and multimedia artists in the past five years. The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges funding support from the Visions touring and the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Programs, both Australian Government programs aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.
Also, Your Collection: Look Out features contemporary landscapes from the collection. A gallery project curated by Rob Cleworth and Meryl Ryan.
Ian Friend, A precipitation of fallen angels, (blue), no.2, 2011–12, watercolour, gouache and crayon on Khadi paper, 77 x 57cm. Collection Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2014
Also, Artist Focus: Sally Bourke – a gallery project curated by Meryl Ryan in consultation with the artist.
The Lock Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265. www.thelockup.org.au
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 2 to March 18 Experiment Make Sense: International Triennial Of Media Art – Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson believes the challenge for 21st century humanity is that: ‘We have Palaeolithic emotions, medieval institutions and god-like technologies’. Experiment Make Sense presents an important exhibition of leading international and Australian artists who engage directly with this conundrum. Artists and collaborations include: Anna Munster & Michele Barker, Antoinette J. Citizen, Gail Priest, Scale Free Network, Ella Barclay, Matthew Gardiner, Andrew Styan, Jon McCormack, Lauren Edmonds and Briony Barr; in collaboration with physicist Andrew Melatos, Judy Watson, Adam Donovan, Jane Gauntlett and Lucy Mcrae.
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 18 EVERYTHING CHANGES: Tim Maguire 2002-2017. Tim Maguire’s paintings are frozen moments in time, cinematic in scale and romantic by nature. Exploring time and space the artist condenses four dimensions into two. This major exhibition surveys Maguire’s arts practice since 2000, where his use of digital photography has modified his painting techniques. Read more…
Tim Maguire, Untitled, 2002, oil on canvas, 222 x 566cm. Private collection. Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery
Feb 3 to March 11 GRISAILLE: Shades of grey from the collection – drawn exclusively from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Includes a diverse range of artists, such as: John Brack, Delafield Cook, Noel Counihan, James Gleeson, Frank Hinder, Max Linegar, Bea Maddock, Brett McMahon, Claire Martin, Godfrey Miller, Nigel Milsom, John Firth-Smith, Mike Parr and Fred Williams.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863. firstname.lastname@example.org www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/gallery
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 27 to March 3 (opening Thurs Feb 1, 6-8pm) Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). Experience the richness and diversity of contemporary drawing in the 2016 JADA, the flagship prize of the Grafton Regional Gallery. The exhibition features 47 finalists from across Australia, who take a range of approaches to this primary means of expression. While drawing has long been ‘disrupted’ by a succession of new technologies, from printing and photography through to new digital media, this exhibition demonstrates that drawing retains its power to astound us.
Bettie Greenhatch, Contemporary China, 2015, digital medium format photograph printed on Platinum, 118 x 93cm. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2016 JADA winner – Adam Cusack, In Plain Sight, 2016, charcoal on paper, 115 x 129cm. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional 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.
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 Feb 11 Walking Upstream: Waterways Of The Illawarra – Brogan Bunt, Lucas Ihlein and Kim Williams explore the social, environmental and suburban fabric of Illawarra creeks through video, photography, works on paper and found objects.
To Feb 25 Povo Arts Presents. Maree Faulkner: A Retrospective – celebrating the life and practice of Illawarra artist Marie Faulkner. Includes rarely seen early work, dolly making and activist projects, writings, postcards, autobiographical characters and the celebrated gouaches of later years.
To April 8 Ornamental: Celebrating 15 years of the Mann-Tatlow Collection of Asian Art. Developed over 25 years, the collection includes 227 Asian ceramics, objects and items of furniture from the Neolithic Period to the early 20th century.
Feb 3 to July 29 Chromaphilia – an exhibition connecting objects from the gallery collection by colour across a range of media and collecting areas with poetry by Ali Jane Smith. Feb 17 to May 6 The Gathering – contemporary and historic works by local and national Indigenous artists from the gallery collection Mervyn Bishop, Kevin Butler, Vic Chapman, Julie Freeman, Peter James Hewitt, Garry Jones, Vernon Ah Kee, Warwick Keen, Lindy Lawler, Danie Mellor, Georgina Parsons, Gloria Petyarre, Michael Riley, Christian Thompson, Freddie Timms, Judy Watson and Harry Wedge.
The Altitude Project Blue Mountains
Kingsford Smith Memorial Park & Melrose Park, Katoomba 2780. email@example.com www.thealtitudeproject.com www.facebook.com/thealtitudeproject.bm The Altitude Project is a series of contemporary art events on historic sites in the Blue Mountains curated by Mahalya Middlemist and Miriam Willamson.
Sat Feb 17, 5pm to evening (one day only) at Kingsford Smith Memorial Park: sound-art live performances by Chris Caines and Gail Priest. Interactive works by Damian Castaldi & Solange Kershaw, Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig, Jacqueline Drinkall, Brad Allen-Waters, Michael Petchkovsky and David Brazil.
Sun Feb 18, 1-5pm (one day only) at Melrose Park: Graham Davis-King, Damian Castaldi & Solange Kershaw, Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig.
See website or Facebook for full details and alternative dates if raining.
The Altitude Project. Graphic by Racket
Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig, This That
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 11 Moving Histories // Future Projections – brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen-based media including Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia. Curated by Kelly Doley and Diana Smith of collaborative artist group, Barbara Cleveland, the exhibition explores invisible pasts, forgotten narratives and repressed memories, reminding us how history is fractured by race, class and gender. A dLux MediaArts exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Joan Ross, Colonial Grab, 2014, digital animation, sound, 7.38 min. Animation and sound by Josh Raymond. Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney
Feb 3 to March 18 Blue Mountains Portraits – Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is celebrating the Blue Mountains community with a major portrait exhibition of local personalities and community members. Over 40 artworks in a broad range of styles and media including painting, photography, drawing and mixed media will be exhibited together with a selection of portraits created by local Blue Mountains students. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition.
Graham McCarter, Peter Rushforth, 2012, photographic print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper, 43 x 26cm. Courtesy the artist
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555. www.bathurstart.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 11.00 to 2.00.
Feb 2 to April 2 Accident & Process by Derek Kreckler – a PICA touring exhibition curated by Hannah Matthews.
Derek Kreckler, Wet Dream (red), 1978, colour video, digitised from 35 mm transparencies, looped. Courtesy the artist and Bathurst Regional Gallery
Also, The Last Charge by Harrie Fasher.
Harrie Fasher, Three Abreast, 2017, mild steel sheet and rod, 65 x 82 x 39cm. Courtesy the artist and King Street Gallery, Sydney
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190. email@example.com www.cowraartgallery.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To 4 Feb The Calleen Collection: 40 Year Anniversary – the gallery’s foundation collection of works by Australian artists acquired since 1977 through the acquisitive Calleen Art Award.
Feb 10 to March 18 Mandy Martin: Homeground – a survey that focuses on works created by Martin over 20 years after she came to live near Mandurama in the Central West of NSW. Features guest artists Alexander Boynes and Trisha Caroll. 2018 Calleen Art Award – $20,000 acquisitive painting prize. Entries close Fri March 2. Details are available from the gallery website.
David Fairbairn, Large Head TC No. 1, 2016, copper etching, drypoint, power-tools on Arches paper, Unique state, 121 x 106cm
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. www.westernplainsculturalcentre.org
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 4 Georgina Pollard: Lines are Drawn.
To March 4 No Human Being is Illegal (in all our glory): Deborah Kelly.
Also, Make the Mark: HSC Artworks from the Dubbo Region.
To March 18 Hello World! Women in Code.
To March 25 Black Mist Burnt Country: Testing the bomb. Maralinga and Australian art.
Feb 10 to April 15 James Farley: Working Within.