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.
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 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.
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.
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. www.montalto.com.au
(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.
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. 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. www.arcyinnar.org.au
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.
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)
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.
Brett Jarrett, The ProspectorsYellow-tailed Black-cockatoos, 2017, oil on canvas, 150 x 120cm
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 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…
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.
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
National Wool Museum
26 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220. geelongaustralia.com.au/nwm
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.
Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5559-4949. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858. email@example.com www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au
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 ballaratfoto.org
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. firstname.lastname@example.org federation.edu.au/pogallery
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.
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 www.ballaratfoto.org
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.
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. email@example.com
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. victoriacattoniart.com
Backyard Drinking, Forest Street, Bendigo, c 1890. Courtesy Museums Victoria and Rodney Aikman
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 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
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.
Fax 5021-1462. email@example.com www.milduraartscentre.com.au
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 Bushby Brian Harris and Eddy Harris.
Also, Badger Bates: Paaka and Rintu – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
William Brian ‘Badger’ Bates, The Living Desert, 1997
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 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.