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 February 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896. www.thefac.com.au
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
To Feb 10 FAC – Curved Wall Gallery: Steve Salo.
To Feb 17 Cube 37 Cube Gallery: Chasing Rainbows – Catching the Light by Su Fishpool & Leoni Jenkin.
To Feb 18 Cube 37 Glass Cube: Eliza-Jane Gilchrist.
Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston – Flinders Road, Merricks 3961.
(03) 5989-8088. email@example.com www.mgwinestore.com.au
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. Feb 3 to 25 Fish and Ships by Bridgit Thomas.
Australian Salmon, watercolour, 40 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Merricks House Art Gallery
Portland Harbour, etching, 60 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and Merricks House Art Gallery
Montalto Sculpture park
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
(03) 5989-8412. www.montalto.com.au Member of ACGA.
Feb 25 to Oct 28 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2018 – Marynes Avila, Dean Bowen, Ben Carroll, Mela Cooke, Mark Cuthbertson, Ralf Driessen, John Fitzmaurice, Martin George, Jim Hamilton, Matthew Harding, Judy Holding, Rudi Jass, Shane Magree, Mike Nicholls, Astra Parker, James Parrett, Jimmy Rix, Faustus Sadauskas, Nicholas Uhlmann, Ian Waldron, David Waters, Christabel Wigley and David Wood.
arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310. www.arcyinnar.org.au
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Jan 27 to Feb 24 (opening Sat Feb 3) Learning to dance in the rain by Carolyn Henry – contemporary paintings, drawings and photographs of a positive nature, created during 16 months of cancer treatment.
Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street, Sale 3850.
Fax 5142-3501. firstname.lastname@example.org www.gippslandartgallery.com
Acting Director: Simon Gregg.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, refer to website for public holiday hours.
To March 18 imagine – the inaugural exhibition of the new Gippsland Art Gallery, imagine celebrates the story of the earth as told through the human imagination, combining 134 works from 81 artists spanning five centuries of art to create an immersive world where anything is possible. Read more…
Tanya Dyhin, Rebirth, 2015 [detail], synthetic flowers and PVC skeleton, 80 x 60 x 60cm. Private collection
Permanent Exhibition: The Art of Annemieke Mein.
Annemieke Mein, Superb Blue Wrens, 1981, appliqué, machine embroidery, hand-woven cotton, silk organza, wool, and felt on board, 120 x 140cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
Fax 5128-5706. email@example.com www.latroberegionalgallery.com
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 11 Voyages Botanical by Christine Johnson.
To March 11 Erewhon curated by Vikki McInnes. A NETS Victoria and Asialink Arts touring exhibition.
Also, Figures & Landscapes curated works from The Cbus Collection of Australian Art and the Latrobe Regional Gallery Permanent Collection.
To Feb 18 No-one told me there’d be days like these by Gail Smith – Dick Bishop Memorial Prize Winner 2017.
Feb 10 to May 20 Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold #1-10 by Jacky Redgate.
Feb 17 to April 29 Catalyst Works on Paper from the Latrobe Regional Gallery Permanent Collection.
Feb 24 to April 22 Presentiment by Manfred Krautschneider.
Jacky Redgate, Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold #9 of 10, 2014-15, chromogenic photograph, handprinted in 2 parts from original negative, 202 x 275cm . Courtesy of the artist, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne and Kronenberg Wright Artist’s Projects, Sydney
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 March 5 Wonders in Wood from the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection.
Peter Prasil, Front: Lidded Bowl 1,1990. Southern Sassafras, 10 x 18 x 18cm. Back; Lidded Bowl 2, 1990, Blackwood, 7.5 x 19.2 x 19.2cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery
Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
35 Carmichael Street, Hamilton 3300.
(03) 5572-2851. firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5229-3645. geelonggallery.org.au
Director: Jason Smith.
Free entry unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday.
To Feb 25 Recent acquisitions 2016-17.
To March 4 Kylie on Stage.
Feb 17 to May 6 Outrage, obscenity and madness by Elizabeth Gertsakis.
107 Brown Street, Hamilton 3300.
(03) 5573-0460. www.hamiltongallery.org
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00 and 2.00 to 5.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 11 Melodrama in Meiji Japan: woodblock prints from the National Library of Australia.
To Feb 25 Meet Graham: The Only Person Designed To Survive On Our Roads.
To March 4 Rick Amor: Painting Silence.
March 14 to May 20 The Banksias by Celia Rosser.
Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989. www.qdosarts.com
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 4 to 17 Heirloom – an annual exhibition of exquisite things.
Feb 18 to March 3 Harley Manifold.
Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5559-4949. email@example.com www.thewag.com.au
Director: Vanessa Gerrans.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 3.00.
To Feb 11 The Eve of My Status by Bronwyn Razem.
Also, Ancestral Memories by Marion Manifold, and Hospitable Structures, Makeshift Spaces by Kate Price.
To March 12 Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes.
To April 22 An Ever Present Universe by Fiona Clarke.
Feb 17 to April 16 From Little Things Big Things Grow by Carly Fischer.
Feb 23 to June 11 Sam Leach.
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au
Free entry unless specified.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 10 to March 12 Next Gen 2018 – some of the best work produced by art and design students from Ballarat and region during 2017.
Feb 17 to June 17 New Acquisitions – a selection of recently acquired works from the Gallery collection.
Feb 24 to May 27 Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: A celebration of the flora of Menindee – works by 20 Melbourne botanical artists as a tribute to the collecting of Dr Hermann Beckler at Menindee during the Burke and Wills Expedition.
Arts Academy, Post Office Gallery
Federation University Australia, cnr Sturt and Lydiard streets, Ballarat 3350; PO Box 663, Ballarat 3353.
(03) 5327-8615. email@example.com federation.edu.au/pogallery
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 7 to March 3 SCOPE18: Arts Academy Visual Arts Academic Staff, Adjunct & Associate Professors. SCOPE, FedUni’s Arts Academy important annual exhibition, showcases a diverse mix of accomplished recent work by visual artists who are staff at the Arts Academy. The exhibition highlights the ongoing commitment to a sustained, rigorous art practice across a broad range of approaches and media by staff working in ceramics, painting, photography, design, drawing and printmaking.
Gay Pride Week, Melbourne, 1973, featured in the film ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ by Wind & Sky Productions, 2016 Photographer: Frank Prain. Courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5460-4588. firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitmaryborough.com.au
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery is a cultural facility of the Central Goldfields Shire Council.
Through Feb a selection of works from the gallery collection.
From Feb 24 COLD – a series of photographs celebrating the colours of life in cold places by artist Anna Wilson.
Also, Felix Ceramics’ Belinda Michael and Jason Luca work with a glaze palette evoking the COLD theme.
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858. email@example.com www.falknergallery.com.au
Wed 1.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun by appt.
Feb 1 to March 25 Bushland watercolours and woodcuts by Margaret Cromb with 50% of net proceeds donated to Connecting Country.
Also, stitched to everything… musings of an errant ecologist textiles and photography by Greg Somerville.
Patricia Piccinini, Foundling, 2008, silicone, human hair, polyester, nylon, wool, glass, plastic, 37 x 66 x 41cm. Courtesy the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria
Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677.
(03) 5722-0865. firstname.lastname@example.org www.wangarattaartgallery.com.au
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.
Feb 6 to March 26 WPAC Foyer Gallery: From Coast to Country by Kate Gorman.
Feb 9 to March 25 Gallery 1: Fine Young Things new work by Gabriel Curtin, Matthew Fairbridge and Anthea Kemp.