May 2013 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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Victorian art galleries and their May 2013 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Ararat Regional Art Gallery
Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat-Sun and public hols 12.00 to 4.00.
May 2 to June 16 Big Time: Large scale fibre art – Olga De Amaral, Richard Goodwin, Nola Jones, Kate Just, Ewa Pachuka and Vivienne Pengilly.
To June 16 Bold Beginnings – key acquisitions from the first six years of the gallery’s fibre art collection.
arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed public hols.
May 18 to June 8 Creative Waste sponsored by Gippsland waste management shows that ‘one person’s waste is anotherís treasure’. Art from waste. Prizes in assorted categories.
Art Gallery Of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
Free entry unless specified.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 19 Guirguis New Art Prize 2013 – Rebecca Baumann, Fergus Binns, Petrina Hicks, Ash Keating, Bonnie Lane, Richard Lewer, Angelica Mesiti, David Rosetzky, Darren Sylvester, Brendan Van Hek and Paul Yore.
To May 26 Barry Gillard: Help! I Feel a Strong Weakness – Drawings in the Spirit of Dante Alighieri and Others.
To June 30 Living Traditions: The art of belief an NGV Touring Exhibition.
May 25 to July 7 Goldfields Printmakers: Borders and Crossings.
June 1 to July 21 The Art of Science: Scientific illustrations from Museum Victoria.
Shop 5, Wintergarden, 51 McKillop Street, Geelong 3220.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
May 2 to 27 (opening May 5, 3-5pm) Dimensions – a collaboration of established and emerging Bannockburn artists including Joy Timms, Sam Gilmore, Denis Fawkes, Charlie Cahauna, David and Lyn Dickson, Sharyn Marriott, Melinda Gregory, Marie Perryman and Rosslyn Bosnar. All hail from the Golden Plains and present a diverse range of works from delicate watercolours and pastels to oils and barbed wire sculptures.
Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, Sun by appt.
May 4 to June 4 Flora by Richard Spare – hand-coloured original drypoints with a botanical theme, prepared using an antique etching press. Richard Spare (b. 1951) is a senior artist printmaker with a life-time committed to his chosen medium.
Benalla Art Gallery
Bridge Street, Benalla 3672.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Gallery Cafe 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 5 An Airman’s Dream: Arch Simpson’s Pin Ups.
To June 30 Lisa Roet: Monkey Grip.
Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation.
Gallery/café/shop open daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 28 Shadowlife an Asialink/Bendigo Art Gallery exhibition.
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.
May 4 to 5, 11 to 12, 18 to 19 and 25 to 26 (opening Sat May 4, 6.30pm) What’s Under The Bed. Art teachers art, 12 artists exhibiting.
cnr Mostyn and Hargraves streets (above Stonemans Bookroom), Castlemaine 3450.
Daily 12.00 to 5.00.
May 3 to 24 (opening Fri May 3, 6pm) en-TRANCE a selection of wallscapes by Brett Garling.
Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To May 26 Mediterranean Summers: Australian Artists along the French and Italian Coast.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Central Goldfields Art Gallery is a cultural facility of Central Goldfields Shire Council.
To May 26 Noise Noise Everywhere photography by Peter Lambropolous, and Sacred Groves photography by Carolyn Dew.
Cowwarr Art Space
2730 Traralgon/Maffra Road, Cowwarr 3857.
Director: Carolyn Crossley.
Celebrating 20 Years: Gallery and Open Sculpture Studio Fri-Mon 11.00 to 5.00.
Join us on Facebook.
To May 27 Future Now: 2012/13 – the annual exhibition of VCA honours graduates presented by The Substation and supported by VCA and Arts Vic. Artists: Zoe Croggon, Georgina Cue, Catherine Evans, Inez de Vega, Noriko Nakamura, Darren Munce and Renuka Rajiv. G2: Sculpture by Clive Murray-White.
Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
35 Carmichael Street, Hamilton 3300.
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
May 9 to June 30 Philosophy, Oil and Wax encaustic paintings by Jean Bohuslav, Grounded watercolours, woodcuts and collages by Margaret Cromb, and Expressions of Light collagraphs by Lin Quaife.
34 High Street, Yea 3717.
Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Wed-Sun and public hols 9.00 to 4.00.
May 1 to June 3 (opening Fri May 3, 6-8pm) Flights of Fantasy by glass artist Peter Toyne.
Gecko Studio Gallery
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
ph/fax (03) 5683-2481.
Kerry Spokes and Michael Lester.
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 11 Trace Wings – Irene Proebsting, Miriam Potts and Anne Lorraine. Digital prints, woodblock prints and digital/mixed media paintings.
May 12, 2-5pm – Something for Kate – Silent Art Auction to benefit Kate Zizys, at Fish Creek Town Hall (13 Falls Rd, Fish Creek), followed by exhibition and sale of Kate’s works: May 12 to 18, at the gallery. Contact Kerry Spokes: 0423-721-593.
May 19 to June 15 (opening Sun May 19, 2-5pm) Gone to the Dogs group show.
Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220.
Director: Geoffrey Edwards.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 12 Corporeal – a print exchange folio, and Nick Mount:the fabric of work.
May 18 to July 14 Seascapes by Jon Frank, large format photographs inspired by local bodies of water.
May 18 to Aug 25 Impressions of Geelong – a portrait of the city and its region over 150 years of artistic interpretations of the historic port city of Geelong and its surrounding districts.
To Sept 8 Painted porcelain – decorated British ceramics 1750–1850.
Gippsland Art Gallery • Sale
68-70 Foster Street, Sale 3850.
(03) 5142-3372, Fax 5142-3373.
Director: Anton Vardy.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00; see website for public holiday hours.
To May 19 Print by Gillian Kline, a series of linocuts and etchings reflecting on contemporary life.
To May 26 The Shock of the Nude celebrates the nude in all its forms, encompassing a feast of works from acclaimed national and international artists from this and last century.
Also, On the Edge by Chris Stubbs. Gippsland-based Stubbs examines the precarious relationship between animals and humans in a suite of new and recent sculptures.
Gold Street Studios
Workshops and Gallery
700 James Lane, Trentham East 3458.
Director: Ellie Young.
To May 5 The Print Exposed.
May 8 to July 21 Twenty Degrees of Analogue by Bob Kersey.
Gordon Edgerton Galleries
64 Main Street (off Western Hwy, 20 min SE of Ballarat), Gordon 3345.
Fri-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00, other times by appt.
Through May Felines, Fibers and Far Horizons –Marion East, Edward Heffernon, Kyoko Imazu, Damion Kowarsky, Vida Pearson, Robyn Rayner and Wendy Whitford.
Hamilton Art Gallery
107 Brown Street, Hamilton 3300.
Director: Daniel McOwan.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00/2.00 to 5.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.
To July 14 Victorian Guild of China Painters.
4 James Street, Geelong 3220.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.00.
May 3 to 31 (opening Fri May 3, 5-7pm) Steve Singline – A Glimpse Beyond Signs of the Times. Contact artist Steve Singline 0425-746-945, firstname.lastname@example.org
La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To May 5 Non-Objective Conversations by 4 – Wendy Kelly, Louise Blyton, Magda Cebokli and Gordon Monro.
May 8 to June 16 The Wisdom of Birds by Martin King, Judy Holding and Heather Shimmen.
To May 19 hominis dignitate by Michael Harkin.
May 22 to June 16 The Wearer as Curator by Milton Long.
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 May 19 Hide and Seek: Self-portraits from the Cunningham Dax Collection.
To June 16 TRANSCENDENCE photographs by David Stephenson, a Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition.
May 25 to Sept 15 Laugh Out Loud, a Latrobe Regional Gallery Exhibition. To May 26 Transition: Mandy Martin paintings from the Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection.
To Aug 25 Mute Reason, Cbus Collection of Australian Art.
May 4 to June 2 OVERLAY: printmaking in place, time and culture –Susan Hall, Mary Ham, Patrice Mahoney, Miriam Potts and Karen Sandon, Community Access Gallery.
Mad Gallery & Café
19 High Street, Lancefield 3435.
Café and gallery open Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Contemporary 2D and 3D fine art; new exhibition every four weeks.
To May 23 The Three Of Us – Tanya Salter, Eileen French and Miriam Ozmelak.
May 24 to June 20 (opening Sun May 26, 2-5pm) Shadow Lines paintings, drawings and photographs by Pauline Mathrick.
Sun May 26, 2-5pm Sunday Sounds #45 Open Mic music afternoon, free to all.
Maffra Exhibition Space
150 Johnson Street, Maffra 3860.
Enquiries to Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale (03) 5142-3372.
Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00, closed Tues and Sun.
To May 18 2013 Wellington Youth Art Prize. This Art Prize is a Wellington Shire Youth Council initiative open to young artists living in Wellington Shire. Generously sponsored by local businesses and individuals.
Meeniyan Art Gallery
84 Whitlaw Street, Meeniyan 3956.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues).
April 26 to June 27 (opening Sun April 28, 2pm by Julie Adams, Director L.R.G.) Corroboration an exhibition of works by Meg Viney and Lillian Wheatley.
Artist talk, Sun April 28, 11.30-12.30pm, (bookings preferred), Welcome to country and Aboriginal dancing at 1.45pm. Workshops – Sat May 19 Making A Bark Canoe, and Sun May 20 Making A Kelp Water Container.
64 Ryrie Street, Geelong 3220.
Director: Robert Avitabile.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
May 16 to June 1 Alick Tipoti, David Bosun and Glen Mackie. Printmakers from the Torres Strait Islands.
Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330, Fax 5021-1462.
Mildura Arts Centre Regional Gallery has reopened after an exciting redevelopment of Mildura’s arts and cultural precinct. See our website for more information.
To May 30 VicRoads Centenary: Keeping Victorians Connected for 100 years 1913 – 2013.
To July 31 Lazy days and landscapes from the Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
To Aug 4, 2010-2011 Acquisitions from the Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
May 9 to June 23 Beyond Reasonable Drought a Museum of Australian Democracy touring exhibition.
Post Office Gallery
A satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo 3550.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Situated in the former post office building on Pall Mall, Bendigo, Post Office Gallery is a satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery.
Post Office Gallery offers a dynamic program of exhibitions and events that explore the region’s long and proud history.
To June 16 Mapping great change: the landscape of central Victoria.
Post Office Gallery
University of Ballarat, cnr Sturt and Lydiard streets, Ballarat 3350.
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Wed-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 (during GNAP).
To May 19 Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) 2013, Ballarat’s inaugural $20,000 national acquisitive art prize featuring the work of Rebecca Baumann, Fergus Binns, Petrina Hicks, Ash Keating, Bonnie Lane, Richard Lewer, Angelica Mesiti, David Rosetzky, Darren Sylvester, Brendan Van Hek and Paul Yore. Exhibited at two venues – Post Office Gallery and Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB), 40 Lydiard Street, North Ballarat. www.ballarat.edu.au/gnap.
May 22 to June 29 Lend up your Ears by Jen McKnight: at Post Office Gallery.
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330, Fax 5561-5692.
Director: Liza McCosh.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
May 4 to June 2 Galleries 2 and 3: Sentimental Journey paintings by Jane Curtis. Galleries 4 and 5: Crossley Connections paintings by Barbara Nell.
Shannon’s Gallery & Studios
12 Montrose Ave, Apollo Bay 3233.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00, closed Wed.
Distinctive drawings and paintings of the Otway coast, Apollo Bay and Harbour.
Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 3630.
Director: Kirsten Paisley.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, public hols 1.00 to 4.00.
To June 2 The Golden Age of Colour Print: Ukiyo-e from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
To June 30 Occasional Miracles: Contemporary Artists Respond to the SAM Ceramics Collection.
To Jan 19, 2014 – Crawling Through Mud: Australian Ceramics and the Japanese Tradition.
98 Piper Street, Kyneton 3444.
Thurs-Mon 10.30 to 5.00.
Makers, artists and project space.
May 11 to June 2 (opening Sat May 11, 4.30-7pm) Gallery 1: painting, sculpture, floor work, wall work by Renee Cosgrave, Merryn Lloyd, Fiona Morgan, Johanna Nordin, Nick Ryrie, Caleb Shea and Esther Stewart. Curated by Renee Cosgrave. Gallery 2: The Smallest of Things (2nd Series) by Alexandre Prado.
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
May 3 to June 9 Cut with the kitchen knife – a NETS Victoria touring exhibition curated by Emily Jones. An exploration of contemporary collage, featuring works by leading Australian and international artists – Christian Capurro, Simon Evans, Elizabeth Gower, Mandy Gunn, Deborah Kelly, Nick Mangan, Stuart Ringholt, Joan Ross and Heather Shimmen.
Also, Limestone & Grease lithographs from the permanent collection.
Building 6S, Monash University Gippsland, Churchill 3842.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To May 16 Shimmering Spaces: Exhibition 3, Projects 6-9 Standard English/Somersault/Curtain-Inbetween/Elsewhere by Rhett D’Costa.
May 22 to June 27 (opening Tues May 21, 5pm) ELECTRIC VALLEY STUDIOS 2013 work by Gippsland Centre for Art and Design Studio Staff.
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.
Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677.
(03) 5722-0865, Fax (03) 5722-2969.
Director: Dianne Mangan.
Mon-Tues 12.00 to 5.00, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, closed public hols and during exhibition installation.
Wangaratta Art Gallery is a Cultural Service of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
To May 26 Made to Last: The Conservation of Art a NETS Victoria touring exhibition in partnership with the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne and supported by Latrobe Regional Gallery.
May 4 to 26 Solargraphy byMarc Bongers, Jesse Thomson and Beth Hulley.
West Gippsland Arts Centre
Cnr Smith and Albert streets, Warragul 3820.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
On site café.
To May 6 Rearranging the Deckchairs by Cathy Smith.
May 6 to June 3 Art Attack – works made by 12 students during an education program of General Education for Adults.
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
New work: acrylics by Wynne finalistleanor Millard and James Butt. Gallery collection works on display include: Roddick Carmichael, John Wolseley’s drawing for the Hamilton tapestry, small paintings by Peter Neilson, Peter Churcher and Brian Dunlop. The gallery has an original print-drawer with work by Jazmina Cininas, Heather Shimmen, Graeme Peebles, John Spooner, Herthe Kluge-Pott, Rebecca Mayo and others. Forthcoming exhibition (submissions still accepted): THE NUDE.
Wonthaggi Artspace Gallery
5-7 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi 3995.
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 4.00. 2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.
2644 Daylesford Road, Malmsbury 3446.
(03) 5423-2065, 0412-121-022.
Fri-Mon 11.00 to 5.00.
May 19 to June 16 (to be opened by Helen Garner) Shell, Sand and Stone a ceramic exhibition by Vanessa Lucas.
Yarram Courthouse Gallery
Cnr Commercial Road and Rodgers Street, Yarram 3971.
Thurs-Tues 10.00 to 4.00, closed Wed.
May 16 to June 18 Miniatures in May a multi-media exhibition, the smaller the better.