June 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 June 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.
Art After Dark every evening from dusk.
To June 24 FAC Curved Wall Gallery and White Street Light Boxes: Interwoven Systems of Existence by Kerrie Warren. Meet the artist: Thurs June 6, 6pm. FAC Atrium Gallery: Hans Schiebold.
June 8 to July 1 (opening Thurs June 8, 6pm) Cube Gallery, Glass Cube Gallery, Art After Dark and FAC Art + Gift Boxes: Coast to Coast: Through the Eyes of the Young landscape photography by Josh Brnjac. Free entry. Artist talk: Sat July 1, 11am. RSVP: (03) 9784-1060.

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.

33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South
(03) 5989-8412.
Member of ACGA.
Free entry.
Open daily.
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.

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.
June 3 to July 1 arc Gallery: Something… a new friend – old objects are given a second chance for a new future.
June 3 to 30 SParc Gallery: Proto-coal project – a multimedia exhibition with a performance on the opening day.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
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.
Artist: Gary Miles. Gallery viewing of available paintings of past series.

Gecko Studio Gallery
and ArtHouse accommodation
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
(03) 5683-2481.
Facebook: geckostudiogallery
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 22 Measurement – a group exhibition where artists respond to numbers.

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 June 11 Halocline by Josephine Jakobi, and Optic White by Marlee McMahon.
May 27 to Aug 27 Winter – works from the Collection.

Deborah Klein, Sometimes Jenny took long and lonely walks along the long and lonely beach, 1988, linocut on paper, ed. 4/25, 61.3 x 45.6cm (platemark). Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Donated from the estate of Patricia Marie White, 2013

June 17 to Aug 27 The Kenneth Jack View.

Kenneth Jack, Beyond Oodla Wirra SA, 2001, watercolour on paper on board, 112 x 112cm. Courtesy the estate of the artist

Also, Bohemians in the Bush – works from the Collection.

John Ford Paterson, Untitled (Fern Gully), 1893, oil on canvas, 76.7 x 46.5cm. Collection Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria

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.
June 1 to July 24 Wellington Youth Art Prize 2017.

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins stories sculptures.
Through June wild and the wonderful by Justin Crawford – paintings.
Through July Nicole Emannuel – photography.
Through Aug Warragul Camera Club interclub competition.

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2174.
Instagram: blarneybooksandart
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Unique book-related art space bookshop, in beautiful Port Fairy.
Opening and awards night Sat June 10, 6pm BIBLIO-ART 2017 selected works from our annual book-inspired competition form our Winter exhibition.

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 June 12 Luminous relic.
To July 9 Let’s talk recognition—a children’s art exhibition.
To July 16 Prized.
Also, Still life painting by Adam Pyett.

Adam Pyett, Silver princess gum flowers, 2015, oil on linen. Photograph: David Marks. Courtesy the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne

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.
June 1 to July 16 The Many Storey Treehouse: Illustrations by Terry Denton.

Illustration by Terry Denton, from p. 49, ‘The 26-Storey Treehouse’ written by Andy Griffiths, published by Pan Macmillan, 2012

Also, Rockhopping: Illustrations from the book by Trace Balla.

Rockhopping ­ cover illustration
Courtesy of Trace Balla. Published by Allen & Unwin 2016

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.

Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Fri-Mon 9.00 to 5.00, including public hols.

SCOPE Galleries
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330
Fax 5561-5692.
Director: Liza McCosh.
Open by appointment.
Autumnal an exhibition of artwork from gallery artists.
June 25 to July 16 Bonding an exhibition of paintings and mixed media artwork by Fiona Clarke and Patricia McKean.

Wishart Gallery
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2423.
Art, Antiques, Bar and Pizza.

Central Victoria

Ararat Regional Art Gallery
Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5352-2836.
Currently closed for redevelopment, reopening in 2018.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Free entry unless specified.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 12 Peter Blenkiron: Putting the pieces of the self together one moment at a time. Photographs by a recovering survivor of child sexual abuse, with portraits of survivors and supporters by Archibald Prize 2016 finalist Daniel Butterworth.
May 27 to July 16 Squatters and Savages by Peter Waples-Crowe and Megan Evans – a repurposing of colonial images and furniture to comment on frontier relationships between Indigenous people and white settlers in colonial Victoria.
June 3 to Aug 6 In her footsteps by Liz Blizzard – untold stories of long forgotten women, their journeys and the pursuit of gold.
June 17 to Aug 13 Robyn Mayo: Vast – drawings and watercolours from central Australia by famed Tasmanian artist Robyn Mayo.

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 June 3 Indwelling: a Story in Fresco by Annette Chappell.

Annette Chappell, Indwelling: The Zebra Pursues, 2015, lime plaster, pigment and wax on board, 90 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist

June 7 to 17 A Kinship of Creatures: exploring the mutuality of lived experience by Máirín Ní Shíocháin.

Máirín Ní Shíocháin, Colm 1, 2015, monoprint paper collage on Stonehenge paper, 32 x 25cm, Courtesy the artist

June 21 to July 15 In-Between The Object and The Gaze by Deanne Gilson.

Deanne Gilson, Decolonising White, 2016, Black Hill white ochre, charcoal from my fire, gold leaf, acrylic paint on linen, 90 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Gallery/shop Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
June 17 to Sept 17 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize.
June 24 to Sept 3 Revealing Identity: The Collections of La Trobe University.

Juan Ford, From Grave to Cradle, 2008, oil on linen. La Trobe University Collection. Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne

Also, Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets.

Rona Green, McGoohan, 2015 , hand coloured linocut. Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne

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.

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.
To June 25 John Nixon: EPW – presenting a selection from the past five years of John Nixon’s Experimental Painting Workshop.
Also, LOOKISH – part of ‘Insert Self Here (ISH)’, Queer Ideas, Activism and Arts Day Castlemaine. Featuring a selection of David McDiarmid’s ‘Rainbow Aphorisms’ and Deborah Kelly and Tina Fiveash’s ‘Hey Hetero!’ bus stop posters.
Also, Jacqui Stockdale: Drawing the Labyrinth. A NETS Victoria touring exhibition.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5460-4588.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
June 2 to 25 Through our eyes: Youth Portraiture exhibition.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed for winter break from June 18 to July 20.
To June 17 The Space Within oil paintings by Jan McNeill.

Jan McNeill, Untitled #1, 2017, oil painting. Courtesy the artist and Falkner Gallery

Jan McNeill, Untitled #9, 2017, oil painting. Courtesy the artist and Falkner Gallery

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 June 18 Think and Feel: Abstract Art in the FM Courtis Collection.
Also, In Memoriam by Denis Chapman.
To Aug 6 Geometric Beings by George Lianos.
June 24 to Sept 3 Survival Bias.

The Lost Ones
Contemporary art gallery, Ballarat
14 Camp Street, Ballarat Central 3350.
(03) 4343-1754 , 0419-630-091.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.

Old Post Office Seymour
50 Emily Street, Seymour 3660.
(03) 5792-3170.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Wed-Sat 6.00 to 9.00.
To July 16 Equine & Wildlife Show.

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.
Post Office Gallery is a satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery.
June 9 to Aug 13 Vantage point: aerial views of Bendigo.

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 Tues and Wed.
To June 4 Sports – Emily Ferretti, Nicole Breedon, Tony Mahoney, Elvis Richardson, Adam Mills, Danae Valenza, Travis Macdonald and Carly Fischer. A Kyneton Contemporary Inc project.
Also, Even The Golden Ratio Can Make Me Feel Blue by Jordan Grant, presented by the McFarlane Fund.
Also, Anthropoetics of Space by Ara Dolatian.
June 10 to July 1 Inhabit by Cameron Gill. Also, Bajka (bye-ka) by Kasia Fabijanska.

Cameron Gill, Sleeping under tall pines, oil on canvas, 120 x 168cm. Courtesy the artist and Stockroom Gallery

Kasia Fabijanska, Two Trees, 2016, etching, aquatint and dry pigment. Courtesy the artist and Stockroom Gallery

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.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, and by appt.
June 3 to 11 ArtIs… Festival – move forward, move together to find what can happen next – Anthony Pelchen, Sue Pavlovich, Gail Harradine (Wotjobaluk-Jadawadjali), Tallula Harradine-Hodge and Yasmin Harradine. Floor talk and closing drinks: Sun June 11, 3pm.
June 17 to 25 Studio processes – formative works by Horsham College VCE Art 3, 4/Studio Arts 3, 4. Floor talk: Sun June 25, 3pm.

Mansfield Art Gallery
4 Highett Street, Mansfield 3722.
Four light-filled rooms and a stunning garden.
Showing local artists and offering workshops, regular jazz concerts and a warm welcome every weekend.
Through June New artists on show include Anita Laurence and Nicky Sanders.
Sun June 11, 4-7pm Jazz@MAG Harvey Club.
Sun June 18 Short film plus writing masterclass.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330
Fax 5021-1462.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 18 Spectral Ecologies.
To June 25 Bon Appétit – MAC Collection.
June 22 to Aug 6 Elemental.
June 29 to Aug 20 Women of the River Country – Mannum Dock Museum.
June 29 to Aug 27 Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art – National Gallery of Australia.

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 June 4 freshwater.
June 17 to Aug 13 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award – Glenn Barkley, Karen Black, Laith McGregor, Jenny Orchard and Yasmin Smith.

Jenny Orchard, Totem for the Calling Dance (detail), 2016, ceramic, glazes, metal, raffia, 170 x 68cm. Photograph: Jenni Carter. Courtesy and © the artist

Glenn Barkley, ourvegetablelovevasterthanempires, 2016, base thrown by Lyn Havilah, earthenware, height 65cm. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
© the artist

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.

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 July 2 Gallery 2: Craft & Function: A Selection of everyday craft.
June 3 to Aug 6 Gallery 1: Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2017 – the fifth National Biennial Award.