June 2018 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. Victorian art galleries and their June 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

Mornington Peninsula

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896.
Free Entry.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
Art After Dark every evening from dusk.
To June 23 FAC Curved Wall Gallery: Jordan Richardson: Fractured.
To June 27 FAC Atrium Gallery: Yannick Bauer: North to South Passage. Cube Gallery: Chisholm TAFE: Little landscapes 9×5.
From June 7 FAC Mezzanine: Mangkaja Arts: Works on Paper.

Gordon Studio Glassblowers
A Working Hot Glass Studio & Gallery
290 Red Hill Road (cnr Dunns Creek Road), Red Hill 3937.
(03) 5989-7073.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Manyung Gallery Flinders
37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
Daily (except Tues-Wed).

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
60 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza 3930.
(03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 and first Sun of the month. Other Sun by appt.

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
03) 9787-2953.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 (except Wed).

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3) 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671.
Director: Lisa Byrne.
Entry by donation.
Gallery, shop and café Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston ñ Flinders Road, Merricks 3961.
(03) 5989-8088.
Daily 8.30 to 5.00.
Merricks House is located adjacent to Merricks General Wine Store and showcases talent from both the local Mornington Peninsula Region as well as artists from across Australia. Meander through the garden from the café, bistro, cellar door or deck to discover this hidden gem.
June 16 to July 8 (opening Sat June 16, 3-5pm) LUMINIST paintings by Miodrag Jankovic.
The exhibition will be opened by Susan McCulloch. All welcome.

Coastal Boundary, oil on linen, 112 x 168cm

Coastal Memories, oil on linen, 101 x 101cm

Montalto Sculpture park
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
(03) 5989-8412.
Member of ACGA.
Free entry.
Open daily.
To Oct 28 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2018.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.

Oak Hill Gallery
(map ref Melway 145 G10) 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road (adjacent to the Rose Gardens), Mornington 3931.
(03) 5973-4299.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
June 2 to 27 (opening Sun June 3, 2-4pm) Bodyline, presented by Mornington Peninsula Painting & Drawing Group.
July 1 to 31 Annual Members’ Exhibition – entries are invited.

Southern Buoy Studios
1/19 Carbine Way, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5932-4054.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

Whistlewood Contemporary Australian Art
642 Tucks Road, Shoreham 3916.
(03) 5989-8282.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
June 9 to July 29 Winter Salon + Art Parade: Founding artists and Emerging Talents of Aboriginal Art – Freddie Timms, Patrick Mung Mung, Eubena Nampitjin, Nora Wompi, Bugai Whyoulter, Rosella Namok, Samantha Hobson, Fiona Omeenyo, Minnie Pwerle, Judy Martin, Tuppy Goodwin, Lindsay Malay, Michelle Lewis, Rachael Lionel and many more.
Art Parade opening is Sat June 9 (Queen’s Birthday weekend) – a unique presentation of 50+ works of Aboriginal art with informative commentary by Susan McCulloch OAM. Free event bookings essential.

Freddie Timms, Untitled, ochres on canvas, 140 x 100cm
Courtesy Red Rock Art and Whistlewood Contemporary Australian Art 

Michelle Lewis, Ngayuku ngura, acrylic on linen, 90 x 150cm
Courtesy the artist, Ernabella Arts and Whistlewood Contemporary Australian Art

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
June 9 to 30 (opening Sat June 9, 2pm) An exhibition of works by emerging artist Chris Miller.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.
To June 18 Creative Gippsland – ClimArt Exhibition – Groundswell. Bass Coast Climate Awareness Art Exhibition includes Visual, Literary and Performing Arts. Readings and Performances: Sun May 27, 1.30-4pm.
June 19 to July 23 (opening Sun June 24, 2-4pm) Winter Solstice Exhibition – Senior and Junior sections.

Gecko Studio Gallery
and ArtHouse accommodation
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
(03) 5683-2481.
Facebook: geckostudiogallery
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 4.00. Also including Headquarters Café.
To July 16 The Work of the Eggs… continued – a unique group exhibition of artist decorated ostrich eggs.

Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street, Sale 3850.
(03) 5142-3500
Fax 5142-3501.
Acting Director: Simon Gregg.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 17 Everyday Shrines by Vipoo Srivilasa.
To July 8 Invisible Tendrils, Billowing Threads by Leonie Ryan.

Leonie Ryan, Invisible Tendrils, Billowing Threads, 2016, research photograph
Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

To July 15 The Infinite Well: A Retrospective by Pat Waters.
Also, The Ashes of Children by Frank Mesaric.

Frank Mesaric, Nude and Falling Waters, 2014, oil on canvas, 150 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Permanent Exhibition: The Art of Annemieke Mein.

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700
Fax 5128-5706.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To June 24 Bonjour Mamacita by Josh Robbins.
To July 8 Moving Histories // Future Projections. Also, Arrangement.
To July 29 Writing in the rain: contemporary Asian video art from the National Gallery of Victoria.
Also, Industry.
June 30 to Aug 26 Paint County with County by Dennis Seymour.

Joan Ross, Colonial Grab (still), 2014, digital animation, 7:38 mins
Courtesy the artist, Michael Reid Gallery and Latrobe Regional Gallery

Maffra Exhibition Space
150 Johnson Street, Maffra 3860.
Enquiries to Gippsland Art Gallery (03) 5142-3500.
Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00, closed Tues and Sun.
To June 9 Celebrating Our Streets Wellington Shire Heritage Network.
June 14 to July 23 Wellington Youth Art Prize.

Maffra c.1915, photograph
Courtesy Wellington Shire Heritage Network


Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Bijou Gallery Petschel House
Petschel House, 107 Petschels Lane, Hamilton 3300.
Thurs-Sun, or by appt.
Fine Art Gallery, Painting Classes and Workshops, Framing.

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2174.
Instagram: blarneybooksandart
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Unique book-related art space bookshop, in beautiful Port Fairy.

Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
35 Carmichael Street, Hamilton 3300.
(03) 5572-2851.
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5229-3645.
Director: Jason Smith.
Free entry unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 22 Beginnings – Indigenous art from the collection.
To Sept 2 rethinking Antipodes by Brook Andrew.
June 9 to Aug 19 Geelong contemporary art prize.

Metropolis Gallery
64 Ryrie Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5221-6505.
Director: Robert Avitabile.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To June 10 To the Shore by Anita Barrett.
Also, Recent Paintings by Steve Salo.

SCOPE Galleries
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330
Fax 5561-5692.
Director: Liza McCosh.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Through June paintings by Liza McCosh from the ‘Liminal’ and ‘Aqueous’ series.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5559-4949.
Director: Vanessa Gerrans.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 3.00.
To June 11, 6600+ by Sam Leach.
Also, A Warm Body to Hold by Jake Preval.
To July 22 Cornucopia – WAG Permanent Collection. Curated by Murray Bowes.
June 12 to 17 Artist in Residence: Mona Ruijs of Sound Interventions – Mona Ruijs.

Wishart Gallery
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2423.
Art, Antiques, Pizza, Bar, Wine and Beer Garden.
Through June Topographical – exhibition featuring Greg Mallyon, Carmel Wallace and Dean Bowen.

Central Victoria

Ararat Regional Art Gallery
Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5352-2836.
Currently closed for redevelopment, reopening mid 2018.
For outreach program information visit

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Free entry unless specified.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 11 In occupation: Pastoral settlement in the Wimmera.
To June 25 Parlour by Megan Evans – an intervention into the Gallery’s Lindsay Family sitting room.
To Sept 2 Recent acquisitions.
June 23 to Sept 9 Into Light: French masterworks from the Musee de la Chartreuse – this international touring exhibition, exclusive to Ballarat, features 19th century paintings from the regional collection in Douai in northern France. Artists include Renoir, Fantin-Latour, Courbet and Corot.
Tickets available from the gallery website.

Arts Academy, Post Office Gallery
Federation University Australia, cnr Sturt and Lydiard streets, Ballarat 3350.
PO Box 663, Ballarat 3353.
(03) 5327-8615.
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To June 23 Marianne Coutts: DRESS CODE: the first five years.

Maryanne Coutts: DressCode 31.8.14, 2014, collage
Courtesy the artist and Post Office Gallery

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
May 26 to June 30 (opening Sat May 26, 2pm) Helen Kleores: My Plants and Other Flowers – limited edition photographic works on paper by floral designer Helen Kleores. All welcome.

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Gallery/shop daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 11 Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018.
To July 29 New Histories.
June 30 to Sept 9 Paul Guest Prize.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248), Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5460-4588.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery is a cultural facility of the Central Goldfields Shire Council.
To June 17 Under the Sky.
To June 23 Wal Richards: Wedding Photographer.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Wed 1.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun by appt.
To Aug 11 Tree/Creek mixed media by Paula Martin.
Also, Caste acrylic paintings by Georgie Beard.
Gallery closed for Winter Break: June 24 to July 24.

La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
May 28 to July 7 Miwatj – Birrikitji Gumana, Dr Gumana AO, Narritjin Maymuru, Mithinarri Gurruwiwi and Wandjuk Marika.
Also, The Label Makers – an interactive exhibition.

The Lost Ones
Contemporary art gallery, Ballarat
14 Camp Street, Ballarat Central 3350.
(03) 4343-1754 , 0419-630-091.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.

A marketplace and consultancy of innovative, collectable, contemporary 2D and 3D art for commercial and private spaces, with a focus on large-scale works.

Post Office Gallery
A satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6179.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 7 Bankrolling Bendigo: building a city.

North North East & North West

Art at Linden Gate
For exhibition details see Melbourne section.

Benalla Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 619 D6) Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street West, Benalla 3672.
(03) 5760-2619.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
To June 10 Dirty Coffee Fuelled Scrawls – Anthony Pelchen, Jeff Stevenson, Catherine de Vaus, Jenny Elliott, Brendon Abernethy, Kerryn Rhodes, Jessie Rushbrooke, Louise Shepherd and Alison Eggleton. This exhibition is part of the ArtIs Festival. Closing drinks: Sun June 10, 1pm.
June 16 to July 8 Mosaic workshop exhibition by Andy Lambrogiotas.
Two separate workshops: Sun June 17 and Sun July 1, 10am to 4pm. Enquiries: 0417-307-824, 0428-821-185.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.30.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 17 Weaving the Waterways: Women and Fishing – Koorie Heritage Trust. Guest curated by Glenda Nicholls.
To July 1 Transitional Times – The Approaching Fin de Siécle – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
To July 22 Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years – a travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with the ABC.
June 21 to Sept 1 Self-made: zines and artist books – State Library Victoria.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
(map ref Vic Roads map 273 L8 or 32 H8)
70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 3630.
(03) 5832-9861.
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, public hols 1.00 to 4.00.
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Join SAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
To Aug 1 Drawing Wall #31: David Harley.
To Aug 8 Showcase #18: Alterfact.
To Aug 12 I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella. Read more…

Raquel Ormella, All these small intensities (detail), 2017, silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen, 8 x 13cm. Photograph: David Patterson. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane and Shepparton Art Museum

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585.
(03) 5036-2430.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
(map ref Melway 277 B2)
See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.

Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677.
(03) 5722-0865.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon.
Office hours Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, closed public hols and for exhibition installations.
Wangaratta Art Gallery is a Cultural Service of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
To July 8 Gallery 2: Beard and Influence by Clayton Tremlett.
To July 12 WPAC Foyer Gallery: Should We Say Something? by Marise Maas.
June 2 to Aug 19 Gallery 1: Petite Miniature Textiles.

West Gippsland

Bradley Hall Antiques & Art Gallery
Australian Studio of Gary Miles
12 Old Telegraph Road West, Drouin West 3818.
(03) 5626-8355, 0407-443-606.
Sat-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Artist: Gary Miles.
Gallery viewing of available paintings of past series.

Phil Henshall Studio
1116 Main Neerim Road, Rokeby 3821.
Studio open the second weekend each month 10.00 to 5.00.
June 9 and 10 INland OUTback.
July 14 and 15 HI land.

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins.