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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 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 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.
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…
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.
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
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. 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 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.
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 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.