March 2017 Listings

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 March 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

Newcastle Central Coast

Gallery 139
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4325-0056
Fax 4325-0062.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 2 Australian exotica: A Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382
Fax 4921-0329.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 12 Soft Core presents artistic practices that question the fluctuating meaning of what it means to be ‘soft’. An exhibition curated by Micheal Do, in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and toured by Museums and Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
Also, Artist Focus: Braddon Snape features recent work by Hunter-based sculptor Braddon Snape.

Koji Ryui, HAVE A NICE DAY, 2014, unfired clay, polyethylene bag, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

The Lock Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859
Fax 4933-1657.
Cultural Director Brigette Uren.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100.
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.

Alex Seton, Paper Armada (detail), 2015, Bianco Carrara marble dimensions variable. Artist collection. Courtesy the artist

March 4 to May 28 Magic Mike an exhibition of works by Michael Zavros exploring society’s obsession with male beauty and vanity, as much as it offers an autobiographical account.

Michael Zavros, The Sunbather, 2015 oil on canvas 180 x 180cm. Purchased 2016 Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy the artist and Starkwhite

The University Gallery and Senta Taft-Hendry Museum of Oceanic Art
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308.
(02) 4921-5255.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To March 18 Consalvo, Lankas and Maher.
March 22 to April 8 Peter Berry: The Art of Collecting.

Watt Space
Northumberland House, cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office (02) 4921-5188. Gallery 4921-8733.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To March 12 Elizabeth Mackenzie, Karen Dimmock and Vicki Hamilton, and a group show, co-ordinated by Sarah Box.

Elizabeth Mackenzie, Strange Dancer, 2016, digital photograph, 50 x 60cm

March 16 to April 2 (opening Thurs March 16, 6.30pm) John Morris, Scott Probst and Silje Buxton Soldal, and a group show co-ordinated by Deborah Markham and Libby Eckersley.

Morris, Mist and Rain, 2016, oil on canvas, 130 x 130cm

Northern Rivers

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
March 3 to April 22 (opening Fri March 3, 6-8pm with light refreshments) Pinned to the Wall by Susan O’Doherty explores the uneasy sphere of domestic violence. Featuring paintings and mixed media using recycled and found objects, this exhibition suggests the extremes and the everyday of home life. Her imagined scenes hint at an intense and sometimes dark underbelly. It has always intrigued Susan “that the private persona is very different from the public one. Outward appearances are just that: we behave differently behind closed doors”.

Susan O’Doherty, A Relationship, 2015

March 3 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. EMSLA, Australia’s leading still life award, is a national acquisitive prize sponsored by Dr Mal Eutick, who founded the award in honour of his parents. It provides Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery with a unique collection premise: to acquire the best still life paintings in Australia, from the colonial era onwards.

Laurie Mossuto, Be Still my Shopping Cart, acrylic on canvas, 121.92 x 101.6cm. Winner, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2008. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Glasshouse Regional Gallery
Cnr Clarence and Hay streets, Port Macquarie 2444.
(02) 6581-8888.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton 2460.
(02) 6642-3177 .
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 25 Main East and loft: What a Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott. The State Library of NSW’s major retrospective on premier Australian rock photographer Tony Mott, featuring 180 images from his extraordinary archive.

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
131 Molesworth Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6622-2209.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
March 2 to April 2 (opening Sat March 4, 2pm) Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award, toured by the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance.

Moree Plains Gallery
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
To March 26 BEING TIWI celebrates the iconography, stories and culture of contemporary art from the Tiwi Islands. A Museum of Contemporary Art Australia touring exhibition.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Cnr Bridge and William streets, Muswellbrook 2333.
(02) 6549-3880.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00, Mon by appt.
March 12 to May 7, 44th Muswellbrook Open Art Prize.
Also, Heth: Norman Hetherington – Artist at war.

Retrospect Galleries
52 Jonson Street, Byron Bay 2481.
(02) 6680-8825.
Daily 9.30 to 6.00.
Cutting-edge collectable art from established and emerging Australian artists and designers.

Southern Highlands

Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093.
The Bowral Art Gallery – home of the Bowral & District Art Society & BDAS workshops.
March 3 to 7 The Long & Winding Road by Marika Schmidhofer.
March 10 to 19 Bowral Sculpture Prize.
March 25 to April 2 Collective Painting & Drawing – A-F Fulgence class show.

Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083.
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.

Furniture detail by Roy Schack. Courtesy of the artist

Table by Laura McCusker. Photograph: Peter Howard

South Coast

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2202.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00.
To March 18 Young & Free: An Australian Discourse – Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, Liam Benson, Alex Seton and Joan Ross.

Abdul Abdullah, Self Portrait as an Ultra Nationalist, 2013, C-type print, 155 x 110cm. Courtesy the artist and Bega Valley Regional Gallery

March 24 to May 13 The 2016 Archibald Prize Regional Tour an Art Gallery of NSW Touring Exhibition presented by ANZ.

Carla Fletcher, Twin souls, Linda Jackson, mixed media on board, 200 x 150.5cm

Duck Print Fine Art
39-41 Wentworth Street , Port Kembla 2505.
(02) 4276-1135.
Prints for sale, workshops available, custom printing + editions.

The Egg & Dart
Shop 2, 1-3 Raymond Road, Thirroul 2515.
(02) 4268-4885.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Through March Stockroom Exhibition.

Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
(02) 4227-8500
Fax 4226-5530.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To March 26 Prints from the Collection highlights the diversity of the printed image, and celebrates 50 years of the Print Council of Australia.
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.
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.

Madeleine Kelly, Leipzig birds, 2016, encaustic on cardboard wtih paper, 25 parts ranging from 8x 11 x 11cm to 27 x 30 x 9cm, installed dimensions variable. Photograph: Bernie Fischer. Courtesy the artist Wollongong Art Gallery

March 11 to May 28 Frugal Forest an immersive forest world created by Frugal Arts, and made entirely from materials headed to landfill.
March 11 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, MT 157A, PET plastics enamel paint permanent marker. Courtesy the artist Wollongong Art Gallery

March 18 to Aug 20 Indigenous Works from the Collection exploring identity and family connections. Including works by Danie Mellor, Christian Thompson and Caroline Oakley.
March 18 to June 4 New Acquisitions collection including works by Stephen Benwell, Glenn Barkley, Kirsten Coelho and Daniel Mudie-Cunningham.

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410.
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 Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. Presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery & Art Gallery of New South Wales. Read more…

Christo, Wrapped Island, Project for South Pacific Ocean,1970, collage: pencil, fabric, twine, staples, photograph, crayon, charcoal, pastel, Perspex box, 71.5 x 56cm. John Kaldor Family Collection © Christo. Photograph: AGNSW, Jenni Carter

Lost Bear Gallery
98 Lurline Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-1220.
Director: Geoff White.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge 2776.
(02) 4751-1067.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the home of the Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969).

Rex-Livingston Art + Objects
182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
02 4782 9988.
Director: David Rex-Livingston.
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues-Wed.
March 2 to 27 collectors show featuring Albert Tucker, Peter Cameron, Daniel Crooks and more.

Scenic World
1 Violet Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-0250.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Presenting Sculpture at Scenic World April 7 to May 7.

Central Tablelands Western Districts Greater NSW

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 11.00 to 2.00.
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.

Greg Weight, Coat, Hands and Brushes No1, Portrait of Lloyd Rees, 1983, black and white photographic print, 45.5 x 30cm. Courtesy Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Collection

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
ëBondií, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
By appt only until March 2.
Oils, watercolours and mixed media by Robyne Berling.
Also, oils by Peter Cannon, and bronze sculpture by Kerry Cannon.

Kerry Cannon, Salvador Allende, from the ‘Coup Series’.Courtesy the artist and Ceramic Break Sculpture Park

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Admission by donation.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To March 19 Archibald Prize 2016 Regional Tour – prestigious and controversial the Archibald Prize is considered Australia’s foremost portraiture prize.
March 25 to April 30 Colours of the Country III – embraced by a broad cross section of the community this unique collection from the Alice Springs beanie festival will inspire audiences to laugh, don crazy headwear and bring out those knitting needles all over again.
Also, Collection In Focus: New Acquisitions – newly acquired artworks including artists Susan Baird, Greg Daly, Keith Fyfe, Tania Mason, Idris Murphy, Peter O’Doherty, Susan OíDoherty and Jenny Sages.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Civic Centre, cnr Bourke and Church streets, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
To March 18 Are We There Yet?: A Journey Around Australia.
Also, How Does Your Garden Grow.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery
167 Banna Avenue, Griffith 2680.
(02 6962-8444.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
To March 26 Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes.

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6023-8154.
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.

New England Regional Art Museum
106-114 Kentucky Street, Armidale 2350.
(02) 6772-5255.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Orange Regional Gallery
49 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6393-8136.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 12.00 to 4.00.
To March 19 The 100 Kilometre Art Exhibition.

Walcha Gallery of Art
15N Derby Street, Walcha 2354.
Contact: Carley McLaren.

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.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To March 26 Colonial Afterlives.
To April 17 Breathing Space by Victoria Lovecchio.
To May 21 Chalk it up: 100 years of public high school education in Dubbo.
March 4 to April 30 The Art of Wool.
March 4 to May 28 Creative Accounting.

WESWAL Gallery
192 Brisbane Street, Tamworth 2340.
(02) 6766-5847.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To March 24 LandShapes by Michelle Hungerford, and Every Now and Then by Charmaine Pike.