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

Newcastle Central Coast

Finite Gallery
60 Caves Beach Road, Caves Beach 2281.
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 3 to 26 Low Tide miniature paintings by featured artist Carole Elliott.

Gallery 139
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
Nov 9 to 26 Rockin’ the Suburbs – group show.

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4304-7550.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 26 Gosford Art Prize.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921 0382
Fax (02) 4921 0329.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30.
To Dec 3 David Fairbairn: Drawn to Print – a touring exhibition of drawings and etchings produced between 2010-2017. The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, the Orange Regional Gallery and the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery are supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

David Fairbairn, Large Head J.L. No 1, 2016, unique state copper etching, aquatint, power tools and drypoint on Grey BFK paper, 121 x 106cm
© the artist

To Dec 3 Art(ful) Futures: Of the Mind – a gallery partnership project with Arts in Recovery and Newcastle Community Arts Centre, coordinated by Joanna O’Toole and John Cliff, and supported by Create NSW through the Regional Partnerships Program.

‘Art (ful) Futures’ artist Darryl Soo working on his artwork Katharsys, 2017

The Lock Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
To Dec 3 Transmission – explores the ways contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are responding to the resurgence in traditional practices and their place within the contemporary cultural context – Billy & Lulu Cooley, Jason Coulthaud, Ruby Djikarra Alderton, Cherie Johnson, Nicole Monks, David Leha, Steaphan Paton and Vicki West. Curated by Cherie Johnson.
Nov 10 to 11 New Translations – Dance Performance Event. A collaborative program for young people in partnership with Catapult Dance’s Flipside, Wagana Aboriginal Youth Dancers, and Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-Op.

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 Nov 5 Mazie Karen Turner: Between dream and earth – a survey exhibition of highly respected local artist Mazie Karen Turner (1954-2014). A multi-disciplinary artist; Turner’s works often explored politics, spirituality, social awareness and feminism.
To Nov 5 Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015 – Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg. The full suite of 8 montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg. Presented together for the first time. An Artspace exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries NSW.
Oct 28 to Jan 28, 2018 Painting Memory: from the collection. Featuring 36 key paintings from the Newcastle Art Gallery holdings that evoke stories about their origins, artists and how they came into the collection.

Grace Cossington Smith, Trees, c.1927, oil on plywood, 88.5 x 72.0cm. Purchased with assistance from the Art Gallery and Conservatorium Committee 1967. Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Nov 8 to Feb 18, 2018 Everything Changes: Tim Maguire 2000-2017. 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.

Tim Maguire, Untitled 20170302, 2017, oil on canvas, 198 x 198cm. Artist collection. Courtesy Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

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.
Nov 1 to 18 IN/SITE by Michelle Catanzaro.
Also, Yarn by Sally Bourke and Nicole Chaffey.

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.
Nov 1 to 12 (opening Wed Nov 1, 6pm) Architectural projects by graduating B.Design (Architecture) students.
Nov 15 to 19 (opening Wed Nov 15, 6.30pm) Exhibitions by graduating Bachelor of Visual Communication (Honours) students.
Nov 22 to Dec 3 (opening Nov 23, 6.30pm) Works by graduating Fine Arts students.

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.
To Nov 18 Mansfield, Riske & Willis. These exhibitions present the work of three artists whose work blurs the boundaries between the digital and the handmade in unexpected ways. Paintings appear like photographs; patterns and images we expect to be computer-generated are instead hand-drawn; and found images are transformed into photo tapestries, subverting perceptions of both mediums. Read more on JP Willis…

Deb Mansfield, Are you sure you can’t hear that?, 2015, photo tapestry, resin frame and cleat, lighting, electrical cord, 60cm diameter

Alex Riske, Dreaming Matrix, 1996, pen and ink drawing, 60 x 60cm

J.P.Willis, Utopia 5, 2017, archival pigment print on Arches paper, 152 x 108cm

Nov 23 to Jan 20, 2018 Still: National Still Life Award. Building on the ten-year foundation of our still life painting award, Still: National Still Life Award is a newly biennial, acquisitive award for works in the genre of still life, in all mediums. Still is open to artists at all stages of their careers. Still offers $20,000 for the major award and $5,000 for the People’s Choice Award and seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation of this enduring genre. The winning work will be selected by Lisa Slade, Assistant Director Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia.

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-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 9 YiiY – A Method to Decolonise by Penny Evans. Read more…

Penny Evans, Blue Banksia, 2017, clay, slip, copper carbonate, sgrafitto, 18 x 13 x 6cm

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 26 The Australian Quilt, and Ali Haigh: Pattern to Print.

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.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Cnr Bridge and William streets, Muswellbrook 2333.
(02) 6549-3800.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00, Mon by appt.
To Dec 22 Urban Outlook: Max Watters Collection.
Oct 29 to Dec 22 (opening Sat Oct 28, 6pm) Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2017.

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

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.

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 Nov 25 The Shirl National Youth Portrait Prize 2017 – the ‘Shirl’ is a $10,000 acquisitive biennial portrait prize for artists between the ages 16-25. To be judged and launched by Tony Albert.

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 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
Nov 10 to Dec 2 Christopher Zanko.

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 Nov 26 Claudia Chaseling: silent. Spatial painting that hovers between the two and three-dimensional and captures the multidimensional-unstable realities we exist in today.
Also, Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process – a major survey spanning 50 years of the artist’s oeuvre, from the 1970s to the present, curated by Hannah Mathews. Includes photography, video, installation and performance. A PICA touring exhibition.
To Jan 28, 2018 What A Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott – a major retrospective on Australiaís premier rock photographer, curated by Louise Tegart. State Library of NSW travelling exhibition.
To Feb 11, 2018 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.
Nov 11 to April 8, 2018 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.

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 Nov 19 Picture Gallery: Contemporary Australian Children’s Book Illustrations – Blue Mountains Library and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre are pleased to showcase this fun collection of original artworks presented by WestWords and the Sydney Writers’ Festival. On display at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Seminar Room. Free entry.
To Dec 3 David Hockney: Words & Pictures – drawn from the British Council Collection, the exhibition presents four major suites of artists’ prints produced by David Hockney from 1961-1977. United by their reference to historical works of literature and art, these prints were produced during the first two decades of Hockney’s career when he established his international reputation as a Pop artist. Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is proud to present this major international exhibition in partnership with Tweed Regional Gallery. The exhibition will premiere at Tweed before travelling on to Katoomba.

David Hockney, The Old Guitarist from “The Blue Guitar”, 1976-1977, etching, edition of 200, 52.5 x 45.7cm
© David Hockney. Photograph: Richard Schmidt

GalleryONE88 Fine Arts
186-188 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-3141 .
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 5 Connections by Mel Jones.
Also, Corpus Momentum by Valerie Ingham and Karin Smith.
Nov 7 to 19 Geoff Sellman and Sonia Arevalo.
Nov 7 to Dec 3 David Robert Hill.

David Robert Hill, Katoomba Railway Station, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 150cm

David Robert Hill, River Gorge Afferton, Queensland, 2017, oil on canvas, 90 x 100cm

Nov 14 to 26 Jeskara Gordon.
Nov 21 to Dec 3 Blue Mountains Artist Network Group Show.
Nov 28 to Dec 10 Six Views group show – Sanja Herrman, Roland Hemmert, Samantha McKay, Lucy Dawson, Victor Alejandro Peralta and Joachim Herrman.

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.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 2 to 13 Ethereal – printmaking by Jan Melville and photography by Tracy Ponich.
Nov 16 to 27 Drawings, paintings and skateboard decks by Isaac Shelley.
Nov 30 to Dec 11 Invictus by Maree Azzopardi.

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 Dec 3 The Unflinching Gaze: photo media & the male figure – a Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition in partnership with Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York. Curated by Richard Perram OAM. This exhibition is supported by the Dobell Exhibition Grant, funded by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

Todd Fuller and Amy Hill, They’re Only Words (still) 2009, film, 2:42 mins. Courtesy the artists and MAY SPACE Gallery, Sydney

Fergus Greer, Leigh Bowery, Session VII, Look 34, June 1994, digital reproductions. Courtesy the artist

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
ëBondií, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Through November Coming Home by Katie Moscatelli.
Also, Positively Australian by Sibrena Stieber.
Also, Dotting my i’s by Caty Baker, and Here and There, This and That by Guinevere Mcbride.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
Nov 1 to 24 gallery closed for building maintenance.
Nov 25 to Dec 10 UpstART 2017 a showcase of paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography and sculpture by young artists in years 10, 11 and 12 from high schools in the Central West.

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 Nov 11 Betwixt: Sculptures In Becomingnesss by Scott Chaseling.
Also, Gundaroo Rooms by Cathy Laudenbach.
Nov 17 to Dec 13 Southern Highlands Printmakers: Continuum, and Assembled Landscapes by Claire Primrose.
Also, Visions Of Pleasure 11.

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 Nov 19 Land. Home. Country.
Nov 25 to Dec 17 HSC Graduates Exhibition.

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6043-5800.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 3 Lorraine Connelly-Northey: On Country.
Also, Catherine Pancake: Nature is Hungry, and Landmarks.
To Dec 10 FOUND: Mylyn Nguyen.
To April 15, 2018 Grant Stevens: Art by Accident.

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 Nov 12 Homeground by Mandy Martin.
Dec 5 to Jan 21, 2018 Kedumba Drawing Award 2017.

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 Dec 3 Shaded: The other Australian landscape.
Also, Another Green World: The Landscape of the 21st Century.
Oct 26 to Dec 10 Indigenous Australians at War: From the Boer War to the present.
Nov 18 to Dec 22 Ngunggilanha: Give to Each Other.