March 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. Victorian art galleries and their March 2017 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.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
Latin Ventana Arte all FAC & Cube Galleries: Art After Dark each night from dusk Murga Installation by Murga Madre and Colectivo Murguero.
Cube Gallery: Salvatore Rossano and Abraham Dunovits.
Curved Wall Gallery: Guitar Voyage.
Art + Gift Boxes: Carina Goldman, Craft by Wichi Communities, Millahue, Cielito & Polchteca Designs and Murga Porteña CD Collections. White Street Light Boxes, Wells Street: Laura Cionci.

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.

Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston – 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.
To April 3 Love One Another and Care for Our Planet paintings by Gee (Gerald) Ryan.

Gee Ryan (Gerald), Love One Another Basin, 2016, mixed media on canvas, 91.44 x 121.92cm. Courtesy the artist and Merrick’s House Art Gallery

33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South
(03) 5989-8412.
Member of ACGA.
Free entry.
Open daily.
To Oct 29 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2017 – Nathalie AuéÈpy, Robert Barnstone, Shawn Begley, Ben Carroll, Adam Cusack, Mark Cuthbertson, Ralf Driessen, Martin George, Matthew Harding, Rudi Jass, Jonathon Leahey, Emmy Mavroidis, Karleena Mitchell, Astra Parker, Sonia Payes, Ralf Rehak, Michael Sibel, Todd Stuart, Liz Walker & Adam Hoss Ayres, Jacek Wankowski, Stewart Westle, Christabel Wigley and David Wood.

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.

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.
Feb 25 to March 25 (opening Sat Feb 25, 2pm) What A Woman – women’s exhibition.
April 1 to May 27 (opening Sat April 1, 2pm) Glover Sculpture Prize.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
New Location
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-1415 .
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. 2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.

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.
Artists: Gary Miles, Graeme Myrteza, Wayne Ferguson, Anita George, Noelene Downie, Laurel Foenander, Laurie Collins, Leonie Ryan, Joanne Draisma, Trish Naus and Jessie McLennan.

Gecko Studio Gallery
and ArtHouse accommodation
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
(03) 5683-2481.
Directors: Kerry Spokes and Michael Lester.
Facebook: geckostudiogallery
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 18 Memory Mine oil paintings and pencil drawings by Stephen Jansen.
March 19 to April 22 (opening Sun March 19, 2pm) Collision – sculpture and drawings by Mark Reyment.

Gippsland Art Gallery
64-66 Foster Street, Sale 3850.
(03) 5142-3500
Fax 5142-3501.
Director: Anton Vardy.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, refer to website for public holiday hours.
To April 23 Jars by Owen Rye, and Storylines by Sue Fraser.

Owen Rye, Round White Jar, 2013, glazed stoneware, 34.5 x 38.5 x 38.5cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery

Sue Fraser, My Patch of Green, 2016, linocut on paper, 61 x 46.1cm (platemark). Courtesy the artist

To May 21 Close Encounters… with the Collection.

Natasha Bieniek, Helenium, 2014, oil on board, 4.2 x 4.9cm. Collection Gippsland Art 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 April 3 Inertia by Jeremy Kasper.

Jeremy Kasper, Inertia Study #7, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins stories sculptures.
Through March Horizons paintings drawings sculpture and prints by Margaret Christianson.
Through April Arctic and Antarctic photos by Linda Zweirlein.
Through May Rock and Roll Heroes by Neil Worth.

Switchback Gallery
Gippsland Centre for Art and Design
Faculty of Education and Arts, Federation University Australia, Building 6S, Northways Road, Churchill 3842.
(03) 5122-6261.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 28 to April 7 The Life and Death of an Unknown Painter: Leon De Montignie 1958-2016.

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2174.
Instagram: blarneybooksandart
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Unique book-related art space bookshop, in beautiful Port Fairy.
March 8 to April 16 (opening March 8, 7pm) Works on Paper by Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty. Brought to you by the 41st Port Fairy Folk Festival.

Reg Mombassa, Blue House, colour lithograph, 33 x 42.5cm

Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
35 Carmichael Street, Hamilton 3300.
(03) 5572-2851.
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5229-3645.
Director: Jason Smith.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 13 A print legacy: in memory of Dr Colin Holden.
To April 2 My Geelong: our Gallery.
To May 7 Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists.

Anne Dangar, Un composition, pochoir, 1936, drawing in brush and gouache. Courtesy the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Hamilton Gallery
107 Brown Street, Hamilton 3300.
(03) 5573-0460.
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.
March 4 to April 9 ACO Virtual – Play with the Band.
The cutting-edge audio-visual installation ACO Virtual puts you in the middle of an Australian Chamber Orchestra performance. Projections of 13 musicians surround you on all sides, with the sound of each individual player coming from the direction of their projection. The effect is like standing in the middle of the orchestra during a concert. ACO Virtual was produced by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Mod Productions.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.30 to 4.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.30.

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.
March 11 to 25 Steve Salo: Landscapes.

Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
To March 4 Susan Weaver, and David Rossiter.
March 5 to 18 Bern Barry, and Karleena Mitchell.

David Rossiter, East to West, mixed media, 90 x 72cm. Courtesy the artist and Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park

SCOPE Galleries
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330
Fax 5561-5692.
Director: Liza McCosh.
by appointment.
March 18 to April 16 Noela Stratford 30 + One: Landscape And Evolution.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5559-4949.
Acting Director: Murray Bowes.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 3.00.
To March 12 Phantom Ride by Daniel Crooks.
To April 17 Bolita pa Bolita by Melissa Aitken.
To June 12 Erewhon – Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer & Justene Williams, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe and Clare Milledge. March 18 to June 12 From the Bower – Loris Button, Deborah Klein, Louise Saxton and Carole Wilson.

Wishart Gallery
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2423.
Art, Antiques, Café, Bar, Wine & Beer Garden.

Simon O’Dwyer, 12th Apostle 06, 2016, hand-painted photograph on archival paper. the artist and Wishart Gallery

Central Victoria

Ararat Regional Art Gallery
Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5352-2836.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat-Sun and public hols 12.00 to 4.00, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Free entry unless specified.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 5 Big Walk to Golden Mountain – Residency and installation inspired by the trek of Chinese miners to the goldfields. A Punctum project for Asia TOPA.
Also, Big and little: Works from the collection; Very limited edition: Commissioned prints; and, Simon M-Rock: The Hangman’s Garden.
To March 19 Next Gen 2017 – a showcase of the work of students from secondary schools from the Ballarat region, who have just completed VCE in art and design.
March 24 to May 14 Guirguis New Art Prize 2017 – a celebration of the work of fourteen contemporary artists.
April 1 to May 28 Harold Freedman: Artist for the people.

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 March 5 SCOPE17. Arts Academy Visual Arts teachers, lecturers and honorary staff.

James Pasakos, The Bridge, 2016, drypoint, 15 x 18cm. Courtesy the artist

Sat March 4, 7pm to Sun March 5, 7am White Night Ballarat.
March 25 to May 14 (opening March Fri 24, 6pm at the Art Gallery of Ballarat) GNAP17 – Guirguis New Art Prize. Artists: Abdul Abdullah, Jumaadi (NSW), Joel Arthur and Peter Vandermark (ACT), Esther Stewart, DAMP (Narelle Desmond, Deb Kunda, Sharon Goodwin and James Lynch), Natasha Johns-Messenger, Carly Fischer and Yhonnie Scarce (VIC), Julia McInerney and Julia Robinson (SA), Erin Coates and Alistair Rowe (WA) and Brian Robinson (QLD). Also at Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nith. Ballarat VIC 3350. Daily 10am to 5pm. Free entry;

Lou Hubbard, Dead Still Standing, 2012, video still, three channel synchronised HD digital video, 16:9 PAL colour, stereo sound, 2 minutes 14 seconds. Winner Guirguis New Art Prize 2013. Collection: Federation University Australia  

Ash Keating, West Park Proposition, 2014  latex, polystyrene, Coalbrookdale installation view patio chair, table and bench seat, skate board and plastic dog. Winner Guirguis New Art Prize 2015. Collection: Federation University Australia 

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. 2D & 3D artworks by eminent Australian artists, together with award winning and emerging regional artists.

Bren Luke, Barber’s Chair, Giclee, 47.5 x 43.5cm

Lucila Zentner, That Which Spring Brings, oil on canvas, 61 x 50cm

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 28 Collective vision: 130 Years.

Bluewhippet Art
Gallery Framing Art Supplies
65 Queen Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5352-4828, 0400-074-199.
Tues-Thurs 11.00 to 5.30 or by appt.
2017 POP Up exhibition program is launching soon.
Check our website for details or follow us on FB @bluewhippetart and Instagram @blue_whippet

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248), Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
March 17 to 26 Castlemaine State Festival fun: Leeroy New: LA PEURTA DEL LABERINTO (The Door to the Labyrinth) a temporary sculptural installation on the facade of CAM by one of the Philippines’ most exciting artists. Also, The Little House Project with Anne Ferguson, and The Extractive Frontier/Mining for Art across three venues. Curated by Beverly Knight and Clare Wright.
March 17 to June 25 John Nixon: EPW presenting a recent selection from John Nixon’s experimental painting workshop, the artistís ongoing interrogation of the essence of painting.

John Nixon, Untitled, 2016, enamel on various woods on canvas, 42 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Castlemaine Studio
19A Hargraves St, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-6242.
March 18 to 26 Open Studio during Castlemaine Festival. Daily 1-4pm.

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 Central Goldfields Shire Council.
To March 26 Golden Textures – Biennial Contemporary Art Quilt exhibition.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00 during Castlemaine Festival (March 17 to 26); then Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 until May 21.
March 16 to May 21 (opening Fri March 17, 3pm by novelist Alex Miller) Dry sand, wet mud, moving earth by Sarah Ormonde and John Wolseley – ceramics, paintings and prints.

Sarah Ormonde and John Wolseley, Dry sand, wet mud, moving earth, ceramics, paintings, prints

Also, Quadrumiki – fisherman of the soul by Robert Marnika. Introduction by Italian writer Mariella Lancia Sat March 18, 3pm.

Robert Marnika, Quadrumiki – fisherman of the soul #19, photograph

La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To March 5 Beyond the Frustum by Simon Finn. Also, When the Black Dog Bites by Daniel Butterworth.
March 15 to April 30 Mutable Truths – Poklong Anading, Martha Atienza, Lyle Buencamino, Charles Buenconsejo, Buen Calubayan, Marina Cruz, Kawayan de Guia, Leeroy New, Mark Salvatus and Ronald Ventura celebrating the decade-long partnership between Ateneo de Manila University and La Trobe University.

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 May 28 Collective vision: 130 Years.

Stockroom Gallery
98 Piper Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-3215.
Thurs-Fri 10.30 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed Mon and Tues.
To March 5 The Trip by Brad Rusbridge is an exploration of escapism that finds its expression through the practice of painting. This exhibition precedes an actual trip that will be taken by the artist at the beginning of March for the remaining 10 months of 2017.
Also, Match_3: Restraint by Ryan F. Kennedy. The artist has constructed a vast installation within the gallery, conducting ritualistic performances at selected times throughout the exhibition.
March 11 to April 2 Aftermarket by Basil Papoutsidis. While exploring the post-painterly and sculptural contexts of minimalist construction, Aftermarket is a product of Papoutsidis’ aesthetic fanaticism within material behaviour and the applications of automotive culture. Formal experiments explore the introspective quality of material deconstruction, in the form of sculptural objects, that exist three dimensionally yet reference the format and arena of the image.

Basil Papoutsidis, Ballast, 2017, steel and epoxy enamel, 140 x 80cm

March 11 to April 2 Mine – Yours by Robert Hague whose imagery plays on the (im)permanence of historical objects, the ambiguities of their meanings, and the cultural associations of their forms. His prints, sculpture and video works are immediately attractive but harbour contradicting layers that deepen the longer one.

Robert Hague, King & Queen (after Don Dale), 2016, hand coloured lithograph on cotton rag paper, 70 x 70cm, edition 25

Wide Open Road Art
Wide Open Road Art presents two exhibitions as part of the Castlemaine State Festival.
March 17 to 26 Transition an installation by Melbourne artist Simon MacEwan in the Wide Open Road Art windows, cnr of Hargraves and Mostyn street, Castlemaine.
Also, previous Wide Open Road artists Selby Ginn, CiPi, Carolyn Cardinet, Helen Mathwin and Susie Elliott share their installation at Harvest at The Mill, 1/9 Walker Street, Castlemaine.
See Castlemaine State Festival program for further details;

Simon MacEwan, Transition, 2016, graphite and silver ink on paper, 76 x 56cm. Photograph: Simon MacEwan © Simon MacEwan

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, Benalla 3672.
(03) 5760-2619.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues.
To April 2 Bennett Gallery: Michelle Nikou: a e i o u. Also, Drawn to the Wild by Kate Jenvey.
To April 23 Ledger Gallery: Brett Whiteley: West of the Divide.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, and by appt.
March 27 to April 23 (opening and floor talk Sat April 1, 6pm) Manja by Gail Harradine (Wotjobaluk-Jadawadjali).

Martins Garage Showrooms
Chenery Street, Mansfield 3722.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, and over the Labour Day weekend.
March 8 to 15 Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition 2017 incorporating the Klytie Pate Award for Ceramics.
Contact Poppe Mansfield 0437-775-776.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330
Fax 5021-1462.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 26 Collected Vision: Recent Acquisitions.
To April 30 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016.
March 2 to April 2 Actions of Light.
March 3 to April 2 In the Exodus, I love you more.
March 30 to June 25 Bon Appétit.

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 March 19 Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg. Featuring Montages: the full cut, 1999-2015.
April 1 to June 4 freshwater.

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.
To April 23 Black Mist Burnt Country.

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 April 16 Gallery 1: Christine Johnson: Voyages Botanical a tribute to the untamed treasures of Australiaís vast native flower garden.
March 4 to April 3 Gallery 2: Art Mania work from participants of Mind Australia, Wangaratta.

Christine Johnson, Desert rose, 2012, solar-plate engraving, 56 x 47cm. Courtesy the artist and Wangaratta Art Gallery