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 April 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Cooks Hill Galleries
67 Bull Street, Cooks Hill 2300. www.cookshillgalleries.com.au
Mon 11.00 to 6.00, Tues by appt, Wed-Thurs closed, Fri-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 2.00 to 6.00.
April 6 to 24 (opening Fri April 6, 6pm) WATERLINE by Phil Stallard – a solo exhibition of recent paintings.
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
April 6 to 8 Tell me a story – group show.
April 12 to 29 What Remains – group show.
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.
March 31 to May 20 First Class 17 – marks the tenth anniversary of the esteemed First Class series. This annual exhibition project celebrates the high calibre of work by the previous year’s HSC Visual Arts students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. An exhibition curated by Lisa Who and Helen Willis.
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.
To May 20 justiceINjustice a collaboration between artists – Corinne Brittain, Rob Cleworth, Blak Douglas, John A Douglas, Leah Emery, Lezlie Tilley and Richard Lewer – and lawyers Karen Wells, Ray Watterson and Robert Cavanagh. Creative Producer is Jessi England. Read more…
Black Douglas, A Dog’s Breakfast, 2017, synthetic polymer on canvas (Permaplastik Paints) , 150 x 200cm
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.
To May 5 Suzanne Archer: The Journey Woman – explores the actual journey of physical travel, and also the unavoidable course of one’s life journey as they intertwine, direct and inform each other. For Archer, travel is an overwhelming and enriching source of new ideas and a visual expansion of her artistic vocabulary. This multi-media exhibition of travel sketch-books, artist’s books, drawings, paintings, sculptures and installation, developed from the artist’s most recent journeys to China.
Suzanne Archer, Banquet, 2016, oil on canvas, 240 x 240cm
Suzanne Archer, China Joy, 2016, oil on canvas, 360 x 240cm
Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bdasgallery.com www.facebook.com/bowralartgallery
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
The Bowral Art Gallery, home of the Bowral & District Art Society and BDAS workshops.
April 6 to 10 (opening Fri April 6, 6.30pm) The Experience of Time by Tony Emmett.
April 12 to 17 (opening Sat April 14, 2pm) Celebrating Clay – Ceramic group from Sturt.
April 18 to 24 (opening Sat April 21, 2pm) Diversity IV – The Picton Art Group.
April 26 to May 1 (opening Fri April 27, 6pm) From the East to the West by Kristy Osseweyer and Ericka Baker.
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.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2202. firstname.lastname@example.org gallery.begavalley.nsw.gov.au facebook.com/begavalleyregionalgallery
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00.
To April 28 Moving Histories // Future Projections – brings together some of Australiaís 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 Baker-Smith of Barbara Cleveland (formally Brown Council). Moving Histories // Future Projections is a dLux MediaArts exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. The exhibition will be travelling to galleries and arts centres across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory.
Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Ngallowan (They Remain) (still), 2014, single channel video, 16:9, PAL, sound, 6:14 mins
The Old Fire Station Gallery Out of Town… The Illawarra
Terralong Street, Kiama www.callemondahstudios.org
March 30 to April 4 (opening Fri March 30, 10.30am with Botanical Teas) Botanica painting, drawing, prints and sculpture – Tori de Mestre, Vanessa Harrington and Deborah Devaal.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
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 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.
To May 6 The Gathering – contemporary and historic works from the Collection, by Indigenous artists from Illawarra and throughout Australia, including bark paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and painting with wall texts by Garry Jones.
To May 27 Debra Dawes: Measure (ii) – a selected survey of work from the artist’s prolific, centred, and coherently developed career history, with several recent and new experiments in form and material that extend the arc of her painting. Curated by Gary Sangster.
To July 29 Chromophilia – an exhibition connecting objects from the Gallery collection by colour across a range of media and collecting areas with poetry by Ali Jane Smith.
To Sept 23 Red Alert! – in celebration of the Gallery’s Ruby Anniversary, the BlueScope gallery will be transformed into a heart-warming space filled with a blush of red works from the collection.
April 14 to Nov 11 East Meets West – relates collection works by contemporary Asian and Australian artists who have responded to Asian culture within their practice, to the Gallery’s Mann-Tatlow and Dryden collections.
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 May 6 Liminal Refugia by Karen Miranda Abel. Canadian artist Karen Miranda Abel was selected as the 2017-2018 World Heritage Artist in Residence. Her exhibition Liminal Refugia is an atmospheric, embodied reflection on the perpetual interrelationships between earth (stone), water (rain) and fire (sunlight) that manifest in the ancient Triassic sandstone caves of the Greater Blue Mountains.
Karen Miranda Abel, Gardens of Stone: Cave I, 2017, steel, natural patina, Blue Mountains rainwater, 240 x 120cm
To May 6 The Collection: New Acquisitions – the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection is continuously growing. Each artwork is selected based on its excellence, relevance, value and ability to celebrate the cultural identity of the Blue Mountains. This exhibition will showcase the latest additions to the Collection including works by James Blackwell, Locust Jones, Koichi Ishino, Bernard Ollis, Wendy Sharpe and Kurt Sorensen.
Bernard Ollis, Tourists on the Grand Canal, 2009, two plate etching, edition 21/30, 25 x 33cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gift Program by Ian and Anne Smith
April 13 to May 13 Sculpture Otherwise – an exhibition of small sculpture by artists participating in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2018. The indoor exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for collectors and the public to purchase works by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and international artists from the 2018 Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition.
Georgis Humphries, Coloured Model, 2017, coloured paper card and sticky tape, 140 x 18 x 11cm. Photograph: Silversalt
Sculpture at Scenic World
1 Violet Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-0250. sculptureatscenicworld.com.au
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
April 13 to May 13 Sculpture at Scenic World – this annual outdoor exhibition transforms the ancient rainforest floor into an outdoor gallery showcasing over 38 artworks along the Scenic Walkway, which winds through the pristine Jamison Valley and provides a unique sensory experience with subtle artworks and interactive installations. The free public program includes guided tours, curated artist talks and weekend workshops.
Louisa Magrics, 3D Webs, 2016. Photograph: Keith Maxwell
David Serisier, 2018. Photograph: Alex Wisser Photography
April 6 to June 3 Edge of the Studio by Mark Dober and Elizabeth Nelson.
Also, Gracious Adaptation by Noelene Lucas, and Landscape as the Shaping Force by Cathe Stack.
Also, Red Planet by Stephen Little, and Three Well Known Australians by Martin Shaw.
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 April 29 The Lady & The Unicorn: A collaboration between Arthur Boyd & Peter Porter – an astonishing collection of Arthur Boyd prints and limited edition book created through a collaboration between the artist Boyd and poet Porter.
Also, Objet D’Art – the transformation of an iconic 1960’s Australian sports car the Goggomobil Dart by artist Robert Clinch.
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Civic Centre, Cnr Bourke and Church streets, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494. firstname.lastname@example.org www.grag.com.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
To April 14 Sauced Material – Chris Bond, Ricky Emmerton, Tara Marynowsky, Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Nicola Smith. Read more…
Also, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015 Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg.
April 20 to 28 Goulburn Art Award.
Orange Regional Gallery
49 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6393-8136. email@example.com www.org.nsw.gov.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 12.00 to 4.00.
April 7 to June 24 Interiors – it has often been said that we are shaped by the spaces that surround us. Interiors probes that concept through the eyes of a select group of modernist and contemporary artists. Curated by Gavin Wilson.
Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398. firstname.lastname@example.org www.sukihugh.com.au
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 6 Drawing in Place – making work that is integral to the daily experience of living in a particular place, with its pleasures, responsibilities and challenges, is a theme that links the art practices of Wamboin-based artists Sally Simpson, David Suckling and Kim Mahood.
David Suckling, Dead Parrot #6, 2018, charcoal and pastel on paper, 59 x 42cm
Sally Simpson, Old Man, 2018, charcoal and pastel on 300gsm Arches, 57 x 42cm
Heath Franco, LIFE IS SEXY (video still), 2016-17, HD digital video, 8:9, duration: 15:11 Location performance videography: Jodie Whalen
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 June 3 Marion Hall Best: Interiors.
March 31 to June 10 Waste to Art.
To July 1 Obsolete? Artist, Object, Small Museum.
April 21 to June 24 Karen Golland: Spells For Lost Things.
June 9 to Aug 26 Bowerbird: Clinton Bradley and the Art of Collecting.
June 16 to Sept 2 Michelle Nikou: aeiou.
June 30 to Sept 2 Sarah McEwan: Unbind Me.
June 30 to Oct 28 Michael Cook: Undiscovered.