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 April 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
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.
To April 3 Love One Another and Care for Our Planet paintings by Gee (Gerald) Ryan.
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South
(03) 5989-8412. www.montalto.com.au Member of ACGA.
To Oct 29 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2017 – Nathalie Auzépy, 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.
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, Heleniu, 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.
April 6 to May 29 Scenes from Here by Justin Holt.
Justin Holt, Poles, Port of Sale, 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist
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 5.00, or by appt.
55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5229-3645. www.geelonggallery.org.au
Director: Jason Smith.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 7 Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists.
To July 16 Prized. April 8 to June 12 Luminous relic.
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.
April 15 to May 28 Hamilton Quilters: Dare to be Different.
64 Ryrie Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5221-6505. www.metropolisgallery.com.au
Director: Robert Avitabile.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
April 8 to 22 Melbourne Paintings by Ludmilla Meilerts (1950-1980).
Portland Bay Press
21 Julia Street, Portland 3305.
0400-607-023. email@example.com www.carmelwallace.com/37-48?-s
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00, or by appt.
March 31 to May 31 (opening Sat April 1, 4pm) Two Cities in Print: Artists navigate Portland & Melbourne – Angela Cavalieri, Bindi Cole, Carmel Wallace, Cat Poljski, Debra Luccio, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Heather Shimmen, Regan Tamanui (aka Ha! Ha!), Judy Holding, Marco Luccio, Rona Green, Rone, Tina Biggs, Wendy Black, Therese Coffey, Beth Croce, Catherine Francis, Kate Gorringe-Smith, Elizabeth Knight, Bronwyn Mibus, Raelene Mibus, Arwa Pishori, Bridgit Thomas and Nicola Vance. Curated by Dianna Gold, Carmel Wallace and Trevor Smith.
Noela Stratford, Evolution 2, 2016-17, acrylic on canvas, 45.7 x 45.7cm. Courtesy the artist and SCOPE Galleries
Noela Stratford, The French Connection, 2016-17, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 153cm. Courtesy the artist and SCOPE Galleries
Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5559-4949. firstname.lastname@example.org www.thewag.com.au
Acting Director: Murray Bowes.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 3.00.
To April 17 Bolita pa Bolita by Melissa Aitken.
To June 12 Erewhon – Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe and Clare Milledge.
Also, From the Bower: patterns of collecting – Loris Button, Deborah Klein, Louise Saxton and Carole Wilson, and Landscape Constructed a selection of 3D and 2D works from WAG’s permanent collection.
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2423. email@example.com www.wishartgallery.com.au
Art, Antiques, Pizza, Bar, Wine & Beer Garden.
April 13 to May 14 DRINK – Jazmina Cininas, David Frazer, Carmel Wallace, Kyoko Imazu, Harley Manifold, Damon Kowarsky and others. DRINK examines the various cultures of drinking. Includes vessels and implements dating back to the 17th century, alongside contemporary art responses.
David Frazer, Shitfaced, 2012, woodblock print. Courtesy the artist and Wishart Gallery
Also, Beached Veranda – sculptural responses to rubbish collected from beaches, curated by Carmel Wallace.
Carmel Wallace, Metal for Water, 2013, cloak (beer-bottle tops on fabric, fox fur). Photograph: courtesy of Sebastien Thys (for One River, a Centenary of Canberra project proudly supported by the Australian Government)
Arts Academy, Post Office Gallery
Federation University Australia, cnr Sturt and Lydiard streets, Ballarat 3350;
PO Box 663, Ballarat 3353.
(03) 5327-8615. firstname.lastname@example.org federation.edu.au/pogallery
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To May 14 GNAP17 – Guirguis New Art Prize – 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 North. Ballarat. Vic 3350. Daily 10am to 5pm. Free entry; federation.edu.au/gnap
Julia Robinson, A Sunny Pleasure Dome (detail), 2016, copper plated gourd, silk, thread, ribbon, stainless steel, 65 x 35 x 25cm . Courtesy the artist and Arts Academy Post Office Gallery
Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011. email@example.com www.accentframing.com.au
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.
April 1 to May 15 The Prodigal Son and More – Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan and Jamie Boyd. Exhibition sponsor, Escape Travel.
Sidney Nolan, From ‘The Gallipoli series’, watercolour on paper, 64 x 45cm. Signed by the artist 16th Jan ’91
Jamie Boyd, The Thames near Greenwich, oil on board, 62 x 445cm. Signed by the artist
Arthur Boyd, Sunflowers at Montefoscoli, Tuscany (Tuscany countryside, scene from the family home in Palaia village), etching, 23 x 30cm, proof IV/IV signed by artist
Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248), Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292. firstname.lastname@example.org www.castlemainegallery.com
Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To June 25 John Nixon: EPW presenting a recent selection from John Nixon’s Experimental Painting wWorkshop, the artist’s 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
Exhausted December 1916. Photographer Herbert Frederick Baldwin. Reproduced courtesy of the Australian War Memorial (E00019)
Western Front October 1917. Unknown Australian Official Photographer. Reproduced courtesy of the Australian War Memorial (E01236)
Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios 2017 www.dmropenstudios.com.au
Explore the studios of 30 artists who live and work in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region over three weekends – Sat 29 and Sun 30 April, Sat 6 and Sun 7 May and Sat 13 and Sun 14 May, 10am to 5pm.
Works include alfresco painting, mosaics, sculpture, letter press printing, jewellery and photography. Visit the website for the full list of participating artists.
Ellie Young, Little Green Bug, handcrafted photograph. Courtesy the artist
Petrus Spronk, Ceramic bowl
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858. email@example.com www.falknergallery.com.au
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 until May 21.
To May 21 Dry sand, wet mud, moving earth ceramics, paintings and prints by Sarah Ormonde & John Wolseley.
Also, Quadrumiki – fisherman of the soul photography by Robert Marnika.
La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272. firstname.lastname@example.org www.latrobe.edu.au/vac
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
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.
Cope Williams Winery & Contemporary Arts (CWWACA)
160 Glenfern Road, Romsey 3434.
(030 5429-5595. email@example.com
April 23 to June 30 Immaculate Imagination painting, sculpture, transmography and installation by Neil McLeod.
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-Jadawadjal).
April 28 to May 7 (opening Sat April 29, 6pm) Curatorial Trials – Horsham College VCE Studio Arts students.
Floor talks: Sat April 29, 6pm and Sat May 6, 6pm.
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 April 2 Gallery 2: Art Mania.
To April 16 Gallery 1: Christine Johnson: Voyages Botanical.