February 2018 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 February 2018 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.
To Feb 10 FAC – Curved Wall Gallery: Steve Salo.
To Feb 17 Cube 37 Cube Gallery: Chasing Rainbows – Catching the Light by Su Fishpool & Leoni Jenkin.
To Feb 18 Cube 37 Glass Cube: Eliza-Jane Gilchrist.

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. Feb 3 to 25 Fish and Ships by Bridgit Thomas.

Australian Salmon, watercolour, 40 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Merricks House Art Gallery

Portland Harbour, etching, 60 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and Merricks House Art Gallery

Montalto Sculpture park
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
(03) 5989-8412.
Member of ACGA.
Free entry.
Open daily.
Feb 25 to Oct 28 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2018 – Marynes Avila, Dean Bowen, Ben Carroll, Mela Cooke, Mark Cuthbertson, Ralf Driessen, John Fitzmaurice, Martin George, Jim Hamilton, Matthew Harding, Judy Holding, Rudi Jass, Shane Magree, Mike Nicholls, Astra Parker, James Parrett, Jimmy Rix, Faustus Sadauskas, Nicholas Uhlmann, Ian Waldron, David Waters, 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.

Southern Buoy Studios
1/19 Carbine Way, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5932-4054.
Summer Smalls Exhibition – a group exhibition focusing on small works.

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.
Jan 27 to Feb 24 (opening Sat Feb 3) Learning to dance in the rain by Carolyn Henry – contemporary paintings, drawings and photographs of a positive nature, created during 16 months of cancer treatment.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. 2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.
To Feb 19 Sipapu by Meg Viney – original printed and contemporary textiles.

Meg Viney, Bamboo, bamboo and cotton threads dyed with indigo, base, shibori on linen, 8 x 8 x 9cm. Courtesy the artist and ArtSpace Wonthaggi

Feb 20 to March 26 (opening Sun Feb 25, 2-4pm) The Wonthaggi Monster by Filippa Buttitta – a visual narrative on the Thylacine in Wonthaggi.

Filippa Buttita, The Wonthaggi Monster (Thylacine Pup), 2017, oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and ArtSpace Wonthaggi

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.
Also including Headquarters Café.
To Feb 19 Picturesque – a curated group exhibition inspired by all that is Picturesque.
Feb 22 to March 19 (opening Fri Feb 23, 2pm) Our Hold on This Land is Perilous by Peter Greenaway.

Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street, Sale 3850.
(03) 5142-3500
Fax 5142-3501.
Acting Director: Simon Gregg.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, refer to website for public holiday hours.
To March 18 imagine – the inaugural exhibition of the new Gippsland Art Gallery, imagine celebrates the story of the earth as told through the human imagination, combining 134 works from 81 artists spanning five centuries of art to create an immersive world where anything is possible. Read more…

Tanya Dyhin, Rebirth, 2015 [detail], synthetic flowers and PVC skeleton, 80 x 60 x 60cm. Private collection

Permanent Exhibition: The Art of Annemieke Mein.

Annemieke Mein, Superb Blue Wrens, 1981, appliqué, machine embroidery, hand-woven cotton, silk organza, wool, and felt on board, 120 x 140cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery

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 Feb 11 Voyages Botanical by Christine Johnson.
To March 11 Erewhon curated by Vikki McInnes. A NETS Victoria and Asialink Arts touring exhibition.
Also, Figures & Landscapes curated works from The Cbus Collection of Australian Art and the Latrobe Regional Gallery Permanent Collection.
To Feb 18 No-one told me there’d be days like these by Gail Smith – Dick Bishop Memorial Prize Winner 2017.
Feb 10 to May 20 Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold #1-10 by Jacky Redgate.
Feb 17 to April 29 Catalyst Works on Paper from the Latrobe Regional Gallery Permanent Collection.
Feb 24 to April 22 Presentiment by Manfred Krautschneider.

Jacky Redgate, Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold #9 of 10, 2014-15, chromogenic photograph, handprinted in 2 parts from original negative, 202 x 275cm . Courtesy of the artist, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne and Kronenberg Wright Artist’s Projects, Sydney

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 March 5 Wonders in Wood from the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection.

Peter Prasil, Front: Lidded Bowl 1,1990. Southern Sassafras, 10 x 18 x 18cm. Back; Lidded Bowl 2, 1990, Blackwood, 7.5 x 19.2 x 19.2cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins stories sculptures.

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Bay of Whales Gallery
47 Liebelts Road, Narrawong 3285.
Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Presenting the work of realist artist Brett Jarrett.

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 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, 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. Closed Good Friday.
To Feb 25 Recent acquisitions 2016-17.
To March 4 Kylie on Stage.
Feb 17 to May 6 Outrage, obscenity and madness by Elizabeth Gertsakis.

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 Feb 11 Melodrama in Meiji Japan: woodblock prints from the National Library of Australia.
To Feb 25 Meet Graham: The Only Person Designed To Survive On Our Roads.
To March 4 Rick Amor: Painting Silence.
March 14 to May 20 The Banksias by Celia Rosser.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.30.
To Feb 11 Enmeshed: woven artworks from the Ararat Regional Art Gallery collection.
To March 4 Original Pirate Material.

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, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 4 to 17 Heirloom – an annual exhibition of exquisite things.
Feb 18 to March 3 Harley Manifold.

SCOPE Galleries
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330
Fax 5561-5692.
Director: Liza McCosh.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Through Feb Contemporary painting, prints and sculpture.

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 Feb 11 The Eve of My Status by Bronwyn Razem.
Also, Ancestral Memories by Marion Manifold, and Hospitable Structures, Makeshift Spaces by Kate Price.
To March 12 Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes.
To April 22 An Ever Present Universe by Fiona Clarke.
Feb 17 to April 16 From Little Things Big Things Grow by Carly Fischer.
Feb 23 to June 11 Sam Leach.

Wishart Gallery
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2423.
Art, Antiques, Pizza, Bar, Wine and Beer Garden.
Through Feb New artworks by David Frazer, Dean Bowen, Kyoko Imazu, Harley Manifold and Rona Green in stock.

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.
Feb 10 to March 12 Next Gen 2018 – some of the best work produced by art and design students from Ballarat and region during 2017.
Feb 17 to June 17 New Acquisitions – a selection of recently acquired works from the Gallery collection.
Feb 24 to May 27 Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: A celebration of the flora of Menindee – works by 20 Melbourne botanical artists as a tribute to the collecting of Dr Hermann Beckler at Menindee during the Burke and Wills Expedition.

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.
Feb 7 to March 3 SCOPE18: Arts Academy Visual Arts Academic Staff, Adjunct & Associate Professors. SCOPE, FedUni’s Arts Academy important annual exhibition, showcases a diverse mix of accomplished recent work by visual artists who are staff at the Arts Academy. The exhibition highlights the ongoing commitment to a sustained, rigorous art practice across a broad range of approaches and media by staff working in ceramics, painting, photography, design, drawing and printmaking.

Gay Pride Week, Melbourne, 1973, featured in the film ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ by Wind & Sky Productions, 2016
Photographer: Frank Prain. Courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

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.

Malcolm Jagamarra, Water Dreaming, embossed etching, artist’s proof A/P , 53 x 46cm

Charles Blackman, Garden of the Stars, multi-colour collagraph, artist’s proof A/P, 53 x 80cm

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 Feb 18 arbor temporis momentum by Louiseann King. Read more…

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 Feb a selection of works from the gallery collection.
From Feb 24 COLD – a series of photographs celebrating the colours of life in cold places by artist Anna Wilson.
Also, Felix Ceramics’ Belinda Michael and Jason Luca work with a glaze palette evoking the COLD theme.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Wed 1.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun by appt.
Feb 1 to March 25 Bushland watercolours and woodcuts by Margaret Cromb with 50% of net proceeds donated to Connecting Country.
Also, stitched to everything… musings of an errant ecologist textiles and photography by Greg Somerville.

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.
Feb 6 to March 17 Infrastructuralism – Agatha Gothe-Snape, Carolyn Eskdale, Helen Grogan, Jessie Bullivant and Shannon Lyons.

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.

A marketplace and consultancy of innovative, collectable, contemporary 2D and 3D art for commercial and private spaces, with a focus on large-scale works.

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 April 29 Bendigo for business, sunshine and pleasure.

North North East & North West

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.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Gallery closed over summer and re-opens first weekend in March, 2018.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 25 Impossible Things and Selected Verse by Anjelie Beyer.

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 March 18 Soft Core. Read more…

Patricia Piccinini, Foundling, 2008, silicone, human hair, polyester, nylon, wool, glass, plastic, 37 x 66 x 41cm. Courtesy the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria

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.
Feb 6 to March 26 WPAC Foyer Gallery: From Coast to Country by Kate Gorman.
Feb 9 to March 25 Gallery 1: Fine Young Things new work by Gabriel Curtin, Matthew Fairbridge and Anthea Kemp.