September 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 September 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 Sept Art After Dark from dusk on the streetfront: Polyglot by Gina Czarnecki.
Glass Cube: Amanda Nelson.
Curved Wall Gallery: Wendy Grace.
FAC Mezzanine: Richard Simpkin.
FAC Atrium Gallery: Karen Barnes.
Cube Gallery: Lifegate – Oakwood School.
Art + Gift Boxes: Revamped Jewelry. White Street Mall Light Boxes: Josh Brnjac.

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.
Sept 1 to Oct 9 Penguin Bloom – Cameron Bloom’s photographic exhibition Penguin Bloom is essentially a love story and a tribute to family.'”Watching my wife suffer such a huge loss was unbearable but I knew that there were always better days ahead. Finding and caring for Penguin proved this to be true”.

Left: Penguin 2, edition of 30, 40 x 40cm
Right: Penguin 24, edition of 30, 40 x 40cm

33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
(03) 5989-8412.
(member of ACGA) Free entry.
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. Sept 2 to 27 (opening Sun Sept 3, 2-4pm) Look at Me! by Hannah Russell – an exhibition presenting images of and by the artist reflecting her 43 years as a life model of drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Russell’s works include watercolours, montages and mobiles. The exhibition will be opened by William Eicholtz on Fathers Day. Bring your dad along to this fun event with music and refreshments.
Contact 0406-640-580 or (03) 9785-7835.

Bathers in Moree, drawn in 2011 and coloured in 2014, watercolour,  21 x 30cm

Purple Véro, drawn in 2009 and coloured in 2017, watercolour, A3 size, 30 x 42cm

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 Sept 9 Meditate or Medicate.
Sept 16 to Oct 14 (opening Sat Sept 16, 1-4pm) My Big Backyard: Reflections on Landscape a curated exhibition by artists from Castlemaine and the Latrobe Valley. Supported by the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. 2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.
To Oct 2 Arts-Print Exhibition – showcasing selected Gippsland Printmakers.

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.
Gallery closed for renovations until early Sept.
Sept 17 to Nov 18 (opening Sun Sept 17, 2-4pm) SWISH – freedom, trust and letting go mixed media by Anne Miller.

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.
Sept 2 to Nov 19 Gippsland Print Award – $5,000 acquisitive prize. The Gippsland Art Gallery’s biennial celebration of printmaking.

Martin King, Dawn Survey – Indigo, 2015, Relief etching on paper, 90 x 134cm
Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Winner 2015 Gippsland Print Award

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 Sept 17 Bound by Time by Denis Beaubois.
To Nov 19 René Magritte: The Revealing Image, Photos and Films.
Sept 30 to Dec 3 MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You.

René Magritte, René Magritte and The Barbarian (Le Barbare), London Gallery, London, 1938, original photograph, 43.2 x 33.2cm
Private collection. 
Courtesy Brachot Gallery, Brussels

Shunk Kender: René Magritte in front of Le sens de réalité, 1960, original photograph
Private collection. Courtesy Brachot Gallery, Brussels

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 Sept 18 Expectations by Nicole Moorhouse.

Nicole Moorhouse, Out of the Square 2017, acrylic on canvas, 76.2 x 76.2cm

Sept 21 to Nov 13 Sipapu: A Cultural Form by Meg Viney.

Meg Viney, Paparia, 2014, paper (cumbungi, red hot poker, ginger, leek, monster) orchard pruning, 3 pieces: 100cm (height); 125cm (height); 150cm (height)

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins stories sculptures.
Through Sept Indubitably X by Keltie Mullin and Nicole Smith – erotic photography and gentle girl paintings.

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.

Brett Jarrett, The Prospectors Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoos, 2017, oil on canvas, 150 x 120cm

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 Oct 8 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards.
To Oct 15 The You Yangs by Mark Dober.

Mark Dober 
Fawcett’s Gully 1 (detail), 2016, 
watercolour and gouache on paper

Photograph: James McArdle and Lorena Carrington

To Nov 5 Fred Williams in the You Yangs. Read more…

Fred Williams, You Yang Pond, 1963, oil on composition board
Gift of Godfrey Phillips International Pty Ltd 1968. © Estate of Fred Williams. Courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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.
Sept 23 to Nov 5 Dec Arts Spectacular: Decorative Arts from the Hamilton Gallery Collection.

Janet Beckhouse, Vase – Guardians Of The Grotto, 2011, porcelain, cast, constructed and hand painted
Collection, Hamilton Gallery. Gift of Dr Barbara van Ernst AM

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.
To Oct 8 Constructed Narratives.
Also, Remix, and Impressions: Print making in the Wimmera.

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.

National Wool Museum
26 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220.
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 1 Iconic Industry: Exploring the Industrial Built Fabric of Geelong – Bindi Cole Chocka, Sarah Duyshart, Alex Hamilton, Merinda Kelly, Robert Mihajlovski and Amanda Shone, supporting works from Deakin Masters Students.

Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
Artist of the Month: Amanda Holmes-Tzafrir.

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

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 Sept 17 Bodies of Conflict by Kate Gane.
To Sept 24 Dangerous Deeds – Jacqui Ward, Larissa McFarlane, Fiona Tuomy, Brenda Lacey, Jax Jacki Browne, Birra Li Ward, Paul Dunn, Michael Buckley, Neal Haslem, Sharon Jones, Sue Smith and Ann Ferguson.
To Oct 29 Collection: 1886 to Now – WAG Permanent Collection.
Sept 3 to Nov 5 Behind the Lines 2016: The year’s best political cartoons – Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD).
Sept 29 to Nov 12 Connor Ovenden.

Wishart Gallery
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2423.
Art, Antiques, Bar and Pizza.
Through Sept Dean Bowen, Graeme Altmann, Greg Wood, Natalie Anderson, Jazmina Cininas and David Frazer.

Dean Bowen, Echidna (Bronze Base), 2010 (9/9), bronze

Dean Bowen, Vortex 2104, oil on board

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 Sept 10 Gordon Monro: Nanocosm – a projected digital world that grows and decays during the life of the exhibition, and Deésis: Prayer and image – a recent donation has made Ballarat the only regional gallery with a collection with Orthodox icons.
To Sept 17 From the bower: Patterns of collecting – works by and from the collections of four Victorian women artists – Loris Button, Deborah Klein, Louise Saxton and Carole Wilson.
Also, David La Chapelle for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale – a major exhibition of photographs by iconic American photographer, nationally exclusive to Ballarat. Tickets available from
Sept 30 to Jan 28, 2018 Lauren Black: Memento Mori and A Complex Beauty – two related exhibitions by Tasmanian-based artist Lauren Black, which together examines the world of anatomical specimens and ways of viewing the body.
Oct 14 to Jan 28, 2018 Romancing the skull. Why are people so fascinated with the skull? This major exhibition looks at the use of the skull in contemporary art, with backward glances at medieval vanitas images, pirate imagery, and the ‘Day of the Dead’. Includes a comprehensive program of public events .

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 Sept 17 Maziar Moradi: I am Becoming German. I am becoming German (Ich Werde Deutsch) pictures young people who were forced to leave their countries to start a new life as immigrants in Germany, as well as those who were born in Germany but have grown up under influence of their family’s cultural background. The work is based on the impressions, fears, experiences, fates and losses of the young immigrants, by focusing on the individual circumstances of their lives. Part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Maziar Moradi, Without Title, 2008, Fine Art Print, 100 x 125cm

Sept 27 to Oct 28 Jan Feder Memorial Ceramics Collection – on tour from Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Federation University. Jan Feder was an alumna of the Gippsland Campus who studied ceramics. She passed away in the mid 1980s. Her student peers raised funds to buy ceramic works in her memory. They bought works from visiting lecturers who became leading ceramic artists around the world, as well as from many of the staff who taught there.

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 Sept 17 Norman Lindsay Photography Portfolio.

Norman Lindsay, Studio Nude, Gelatin silver photography, 35 x 28cm

Sept 9 to Oct 9 (opening Sept 9, 10.30-12.30pm) Happily Ever After by Ritva Voutila.

Ritva Voutila, The Little Mermaid, oil on canvas, 60 x 60cm

Ballarat International Foto Biennale
To Sept 17 The Core Program is on across the Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Mining Exchange, the Minerva Room, The Observatory, Post Office Gallery and the Town Hall.
And, Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize finalists exhibition daily from 10am-5pm and is supported by the Dara Foundation …read more. The Fringe Program is on at 80 cafés, galleries and wine bars in Ballarat, providing the launch pad for hundreds of new and emerging artists. Visit the website for program and ticketing.

Elli Barda, Vicki Vidor OAM, photograph, winner Martin Kantor Portrait Prize 2017

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.
To Sept 17 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize.
Sept 9 to Nov 12 The Inside Story by Garry Bish.

Garry Bish, Theatre of convergence, 2005, glazed ceramic

Sept 29 to Jan 21, 2018 The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood.

Edith Head in her Paramount Pictures studio 1940s, Paramount Pictures

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.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5460-4588.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 10 From the landscape in which we live – Craig Barrett, Betsy Forster, David Frazer and Tiffany Titshall.
From Sept 16 Origins & Connections by Trudi Harley.

Trudi Harley, Handkerchief, oil on linen, 25 x 20cm

Trudi Harley, Self Portrait with Glasses, oil on Linen, 35 x 35cm

Elsie Studio Gallery
3 Orr Street, Malmsbury 3466.
(03) 5423-2218.
Sun 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Sept 17 and 24 (opening Sun Sept 10, 11-1pm) She Sings paintings by Victoria Cattoni recent works from Evoramonte, Portugal and Hobart.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 7 to Oct 29 Harsh Cries linocuts by Carolyn Graham.
Also, Introspection paintings and ceramics by Magdalena Dmowska.

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.
Sept 9 to Oct 15 punctum caesum: (the blind point) by Mici Boxell.

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.
To Sept 17 Force Of Nature by Tamara Dean.

Old Post Office Seymour
50 Emily Street, Seymour 3660.
(03) 5792-3170.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 3.00, Wed-Sat 6.00 to 9.00.
To Sept 24 Paul Margocsy.

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.
To Dec 3 Taverns to Temperance: pubs of Bendigo.

Backyard Drinking, Forest Street, Bendigo, c 1890. Courtesy Museums Victoria and Rodney Aikman

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 Sept 3 World to the Unseen showcases artists working with ideas of the microcosm and macrocosm. The exhibition delves into the notion of correspondence between the universe and man – Lionel Bawden, Marion Borgelt, Hossein Valamanesh, Angela Valamanesh and Monika Tichacek.
Sept 9 to Oct 8 (opening Sat Sept 9, 4.30pm) Remote Drawings by Cameron Robbins.

Left: Cameron Bobbins, Anemograph, Kiewa, 2017, type C-print, 60.16 × 40.16cm
Right: Anemograph, Royal Park, type C print, 355 x 355cm. Photographs: Brodie Ellis

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.

City of Whittlesea – The Great Hall
Council offices, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang 3752.
(03) 9217-2174.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Aug 31 to Sept 22 Luminosity and Poetic Vision: The Art of John Borrack – celebrating The John and Gillian Borrack Federation Bequest.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Sept 8 to 17 (opening Fri Sept 8, 6pm) Young Artists: Natimuk Kindergarten.
Sept 30 to Oct 1 (opening Sat Sept 30, 8pm) Presence by Dave Sasuman.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330
Fax 5021-1462.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 29 Kylie on Stage – a touring exhibition proudly presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and supported by Creative Victoria.
Aug 31 to Oct 22, 2 Brothers: Vision from the Bush by Brian Harris and Eddy Harris.
Also, Badger Bates: Paaka and Rintu – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.

William Brian ‘Badger’ Bates, The Living Desert, 1997

Sculpture among the Tulips
Tesselaar Tulip Festival
(map ref Melways Map 123 B5)
The Tulip farm, 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan 3795.
Sept 14 to Oct 10 Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2017 finalists exhibition, curated by Mark Cowie.

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 Oct 29 Resolution: New Indigenous photomedia.

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 Sept 17 Gallery 1: Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-1919). A Shrine of Remembrance touring exhibition.
Gallery 2: Wangaratta RSL Collection Highlights.
Sept 22 to Oct 28 Gallery 2: Archetypes and Land: Spiritual Belonging: Bärbel Ullrich.