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 November 2017 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.
Through Nov Cabinet of Cardboard Curiosities: Eliza Jane-Gilchrist – Art After Dark from dusk on the street. Curved Wall Gallery: Steve Salo: The Back to Back Theatre Portraits. FAC Mezzanine: Peninsula Grammar School. FAC Atrium Gallery: Tania Ferrier. Cube Gallery: Statewide Autistic Services Inc., Southern Independent Schools. Art + Gift Boxes: FAC Gift Store.
Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston – Flinders Road, Merricks 3961.
(03) 5989-8088. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To Nov 19 Bushwhacked by Baden Croft and Jess Milne.
Oak Hill Gallery
(map ref Melway 145 G10) 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road (adjacent to the Rose Gardens), Mornington 3931.
(03) 5973-4299. email@example.com www.oakhillgallery.com.au
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
Nov 4 to 28 (opening Sun Nov 5) Ways of Seeing by Noel Hill.
Also, Inspired Journeys – Rye Community House.
Fri Dec 1 Join the ‘Coming of Age Gala Cocktail Party’ celebrating our 18th Birthday. Tickets available at the Gallery.
Entries open for our Christmas Deck the Walls affordable art exhibition Dec 3 to Jan 31, 2018. Entries close Fri Nov 17, 5pm.
Gippsland South East
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.
To Nov 18 Gallery arc: Flourish recent works by Caroline Graley. sParc gallery: Just Love Pics landscape photography by Colin Briggs.
Nov 25 to Dec 16 Summer Sizzler – an open entry show.
Caroline Graley, Flourish, 2017, mixed media on paper. Courtesy the artist and arc Yinnar Gallery
Anthea Williams, Proto-coal, 2017, mixed media collage. Courtesy the artist and arc Yinnar Gallery
William Kentrige, Felix in Exile, 1994, animated film, 35mm, video and DVD transfer, 8 minutes 43 seconds; drawing, photography and direction William Kentridge, editing Angus Gibson, sound Wilbert Schübel, music Philip Miller, String Trio for Felix in Exile (musicians Peta-Ann Holdcroft, Marjan Vonk-Stirling, Jan Pustejovsky); Go Tlapsha Didiba by Motsumi Makhene (sung by Sibongile Khumalo). Courtesy the artist, Johannesburg, South Africa
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 Nov 13 Sipapu: A Cultural Form by Meg Viney.
Nov 16 to Jan 15, 2018 Transparency, Reflection, Illumination by Andrea McCallum.
Bay of Whales Gallery
47 Liebelts Road, Narrawong 3285.
0415 464 572. firstname.lastname@example.org www.brettjarrettwildlifeart.com
Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Presenting the work of realist artist Brett Jarrett, the Bay of Whales Gallery is an exceptional venue in its setting and world-class artwork. Jarrett’s works are based on nearly three decades of extensive field work dedicated to wildlife from remote regions of the world, creating a physical and emotional window into his world of art and nature.
Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
35 Carmichael Street, Hamilton 3300.
(03) 5572-2851. email@example.com
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, 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.
To Nov 5 Fred Williams in the You Yangs.
To Dec 10 Who’s who portrait prize.
Who’s who portrait prize 2017 – Winner Levels 1 to 3, Regina Waldock, Level 3, Sitter: Dad. Geelong Baptist College
Oct 28 to Dec 10, 2017 Archibald Prize.
Dec 9 to March 4, 2018 Kylie on Stage.
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 Nov 26 Silver and Gold: Unique Australian objects 1830-1910.
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330
Fax 5561-5692. firstname.lastname@example.org www.scopegalleries.com
Director: Liza McCosh.
SCOPE Galleries is undergoing renovations throughout Nov.
Artwork can be viewed online, or by personal appointment over this time.
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 Nov 5 Behind the Lines 2016: The year’s best political cartoons.
To Nov 7 Connor Ovenden.
To Nov 12 Lineage.
To Dec 1 A Ritual of Handstands.
Nov 10 to Dec 10 Currency.
Nov 25 to Feb 11, 2018 Hospitable Structures, Makeshift Spaces.
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.
To Jan 28, 2018 Lauren Black: Memento Mori and A Complex Beauty – two related exhibitions from this celebrated drawing artist which explore the hidden world of the pathology museum.
Also, Romancing the skull– a celebration of the skull in contemporary art, with themes which include Danse macabre, pirate flags and Day of the Dead.
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.
Nov 8 to 18 (opening Thurs Nov 9, 5.30, for 6pm) The Assumed Divide by Sylvia Hollis – small figurative sculpture works created in response to an exploration of gender, feminism and relationships. Sylvia Hollis works with the nude human figure for its ability to expose the commonality of physical existence. To be opened by Dr Jill Orr, Lecturer, Visual Arts, Arts Academy, FedUni.
Sylvia Hollis, Disconnect (detail), 2017, mixed media, 31 x 38 x 22cm
Nov 25 to Jan 27, 2018 (opening Fri Nov 24, 6, for 6.30pm) Revamp: 50s, 60s & 70s Revisited: Celebrating Feduni’s Ballarat Art Schools. Over the past decades, a diverse range of visual artists have graduated from FedUni’s Arts Academy, some of whom have gone on to gain national and international recognition. To acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of Visual Arts alumni, the Arts Academy is celebrating this period by exhibiting the work of students who studied at Ballarat Technical Art School, Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education, Ballarat College of Advanced Education and Ballarat Teachers’ College, who studied from 1955 up to and including 1979.
12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
Daily 10.00 to 3.00.
Nov 11 to 19 (opening Fri Nov 10, 6-8pm) EYE – Visual Arts & Communication Design – 2017 Federation University, Arts Academy end of year exhibition.
Level 1, 17 William Street, Cremorne 3444.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00.
Oct 27 to Nov 18 (opening Fri Oct 27, 6.30pm) Group Show – Cameron Robbins, Nicholas Ives, Kerrie McConchie, Rog Singh, Greg Wood, Emma Langridge, The Ryan Sisters, Lynette Smith, Jason Waterhouse, Ara Dolatian and Vanessa Lucas.
98 Piper Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-3215. firstname.lastname@example.org www.stockroom.space
Mon-Thurs 10.30 to 5.00. Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues-Wed).
To Nov 5 Gallery 1: Liminal by Erika Gofton. Gallery 2: Botanical Backdrop by Siri Hayes. Project Space: Ok, I’ll do angels instead by Sam Petersen.
The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Nov 3 to 5 (opening Fri Nov 3, 7-8pm) The Clitterati by Kirsten Fredericks and Trevor Smith. Textile artists Fredericks and Smith come together at Natimuk’s Goat Gallery in an exhibition that looks at the famous and the infamous… and what’s below the waistline. This exhibition coincides with the Nati Frinj Festival.
Nov 18 to 26 Carolynne Hamdorf.
Kirsten Fredericks, Silver Daddy, crochet sculpture, vintage angora, fake plants, Huon pine, 41 x 28 x 19cm
Trevor Smith, Dame Edna, 2017
Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
Fax 5021-1462. email@example.com www.milduraartscentre.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 26 to Jan 28, 2018 Collector father; Artist son – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
Nov 9 to Dec 3 Art Directions 2017 – Art Educators.
Also, Special Forever: voices of the children. Presented by Rosemarie Zalec and Sunraysia Primary Schools.
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.
To Nov 19 Gallery 1: Red Gum – Penny Algar, Lorrain Connelly-Northey and Damien Wright.
Nov 3 to 5 Gallery 2: Paint Presto.
To Dec 18 WPAC Foyer Gallery: The Thin Veil of Memory by Darron Davies.