November 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 November 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.
Free Entry.
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.

Gordon Studio Glassblowers
A Working Hot Glass Studio & Gallery
290 Red Hill Road (cnr Dunns Creek Road), Red Hill 3937.
(03) 5989-7073.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

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 Nov 19 Bushwhacked by Baden Croft and Jess Milne.

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.
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.
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

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 13 Intra//Liminal Youth Art Exhibition – showcasing young artists in the Bass Coast area.

Ken Griffiths, Billboard, oil on acrylic

Ellen Palmer Hubble, Noble Noses, oil on canvas

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 9.00 to 4.00.
Nov 16 to Dec 11 (opening Fri Nov 17, 6pm) Jan Learmonth – sculptural works.

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 Nov 19 Gippsland Print Award – $5,000 acquisitive prize. The Gippsland Art Gallery’s biennial celebration of printmaking.

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700
Fax 5128-5706.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 19 René Magritte: The Revealing Image, Photos and Films.
To Dec 3 MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You.

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.

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins stories sculptures.
Through Nov This time this place modern landscapes by Lynne Bickhoff Dec Russell and Carol Monson with Cuban images textiles and photographs.

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.
Tue-Fri 9.00 to 4.00.
Nov 13 to 24 Our hopes for the future of Morwell photography by Clive Hutchison – community groups and individuals of Morwell are photographed holding objects that represent their hopes for the future of the area. Open weekends of Nov 18, 19 and Monday Nov 20 for this show only.

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Bay of Whales Gallery
47 Liebelts Road, Narrawong 3285.
0415 464 572.
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.

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.

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 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.

2017 Archibald Prize finalist, Kate Beynon, With amulets and their shadows, acrylic on wood
© the artist. Photograph: Felicity Jenkins, AGNSW

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.
To Nov 26 Silver and Gold: Unique Australian objects 1830-1910.

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.
Nov 18 to Dec 2 Kim Barter + Victoria Howlett.

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

SCOPE Galleries
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330
Fax 5561-5692.
Director: Liza McCosh.
By appointment.
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.
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.

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 mid 2018.
For outreach program information visit;

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
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.

Artemio Rodriguez, Super Muert, 2005, silkscreen print on paper. Collection of David Hulme and Brigitte Banziger
© the artist

Clare Toms, Equilibrium, 2014, oil on canvas. Courtesy Metro Gallery, Melbourne
© Clare Toms

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.
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.

‘Revamp: 50s, 60s & 70s Revisited: Celebrating Feduni’s Ballarat Art Schools’ exhibition

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
2D and 3D artworks by eminent Australian artists, together with award winning and emerging regional artists.
To Nov 30 First ever stockroom sale, also some outstanding new artworks by renowned Australian artists.

Charles Blackman, Garden of the Stars, multi colour collagraph, 53 x 80cm,  75 x 103cm (paper size)
Artist proof, signed by the artist

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Gallery/shop daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 The Inside Story by Garry Bish.
To Jan 21, 2018 The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood.
Nov 25 to Feb 18, 2018 arbor temporis momentum by Louiseann King.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248), Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.

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 the Central Goldfields Shire Council.
Through Nov works by local artists.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 2 to Jan 28, 2018 The Kimberley by Margaret Lees – oil pastels and linocuts.
Also, Christmas Collection 2017 – small, affordable works by 30+ artists.

La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 25 A Gathering – featuring works from the La Trobe University Collections.

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.

Mining Exchange
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.

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 Dec 3 Taverns to Temperance: pubs of Bendigo.

Stockroom Travels
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.

Stockroom Gallery
98 Piper Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-3215.
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.

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 West, Benalla 3672.
(03) 5760-2619.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
To Nov 26 Erewhon.
Also, Prue Acton: The Excitement of Colour.

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.
(03) 5018-8330
Fax 5021-1462.
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.

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 Feb 3, 2018, 80/80: Eighty Years of SAM, The Collection.

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 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.