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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Victorian art galleries and their February 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston – Flinders Road, Merricks 3961.
(03) 5989-8088. email@example.com 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.
To Feb 20 Stories are forever – Omie bark cloths, Oro Province PNG, sculptures by Owen Yalandja and Samson Bonson, Maningrida Arts and Crafts, central Arnhem Land, and new paintings by Keturah Zimran from Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT and Tiger Yaltangki, Iwantja Arts, Indulkana, SA. Presented by Vivien Anderson Gallery.
Keturah Zimran, Puli Puli Rocks, 2016, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 84 x 121.5cm
Dapeni Jonevari (Mokokari), Duvahe (Chief) of Ematé clan women, Buborianö’e, jové Aho’oji, dahoru’e ohu’o sabu deje – Beaks of the Papuan Hornbill, Aho’oji River, Ömie mountains and spots of the wood-boring grub, 2011, natural pigments on nioge ( woman’s bark cloth skirt), 144 x 91cm
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South
(03) 5989-8412. www.montalto.com.au Mmber of ACGA.
Daily. Feb 26 to Oct 29 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2017 – Ashika, 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.
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.
Jan 28 to Feb 11 (opening Sat Jan 28, 2pm) Gone Troppo.
Feb 25 to March 25 (opening Sat Feb 25, 2pm) What A Woman – women’s exhibition.
Gippsland Art Gallery
64-66 Foster Street, Sale 3850.
Fax 5142-3501. firstname.lastname@example.org www.gippslandartgallery.com
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 Feb 12 The Dark Passenger by Jordan Wood. Also, Weird Ceramic.
To Feb 19 The Turner Gallery by J.M.W. Turner.
Feb 18 to April 23 Jars by Owen Rye, and Storylines by Sue Fraser.
Owen Rye, Blue Jar, 2007, glazed stoneware, 60 x 35 x 35cm Courtesy the artist and Skepsi Gallery, Victoria
Sue Fraser, My Patch of Green, 2016, linocut on paper, 61 x 46.1cm (platemark) Courtesy the artist
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 Feb 6 Here Comes the Wind original watercolour illustrations by Libby Witchell from the book ‘Here Comes the Wind’ by children’s author Sarah Corbell.
Feb 9 to April 3 Inertia by Jeremy Kasper.
Jeremy Kasper, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 152cm Courtesy the artist
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. www.geelonggallery.org.au
Director: Jason Smith.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 12 Tricking the eye: contemporary trompe l’oeil.
To April 2 My Geelong: our Gallery.
Jan Senbergs, The Geelong Road, 2004, synthetic polymer paint Collection: Geelong Gallery. Purchased with the assistance of the Regional Galleries Collections Fund, 2005 Courtesy of the artist
Feb 25 to May 7 Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists.
Anne Dangar, Un composition, pochoir, 1936, drawing in brush and gouache National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2002
Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989. www.qdosarts.com
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 5 to 18 Heirloom Show – Monica Szwaja (jewellery), Noel Hart (glass), Alexander Copeland (ceramics), Ivana Perkins (sculpture), Ben Storch (sculpture), Bronwyn Sidwell (textiles), Kate Webber (textiles), plus more…
Feb 19 to March 4 Susan Weaver (paintings), and David Rossiter (paintings).
David Rossiter, East to West, mixed media, 90 x 72cm
Shannon’s Gallery & Studios
12 Montrose Ave, Apollo Bay 3233.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00, closed Tues.
Distinctive drawings and paintings of the Otway coast, Apollo Bay and Harbour. Summer Exhibition by Pat Shannon and Mark Shannon.
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 Feb 5 Performance on an Egg by Jenny Noyes. Also, Somewhere Nowhere by Shaun Tan.
To Feb 26 Unknowing the real by Shane Jones.
To March 12 Phantom Ride by Daniel Crooks.
Feb 11 to April 17 Bolita pa Bolita by Melissa Aitken.
Feb 11 to June 12 Erewhon – Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer, Justene Williams, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe and Clare Milledge.
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 Feb 5 Black Mist Burnt Country: Testing the Bomb. Maralinga and Australian Art. This Burrinja Cultural Centre touring exhibition shows works by over 30 Indigenous and non-indigenous artists which commemorate the little-known story of the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s.
To March 5 Very limited edition: Commissioned prints part of the Year of Print, a national celebration through 2016 of 50 years of the Print Council of Australia.
Also, Simon M-Rock: The Hangman’s Garden a series of drawings by Ballarat-based illustrator Simon Mroczkowski, known as M-Rock, showing 26 of his friends being killed off in alphabetical order.
Feb 4 to March 19 Next Gen 2017 – a showcase of the work of students from secondary schools from the Ballarat region, who have just completed VCE in art and design.
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.
Feb 15 to March 4 SCOPE17.
Academic staff at the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia, present their recent work in one of the Gallery’s important annual exhibitions. Now in its eighth year, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity for the local and broader community to view work by key Visual Arts and Communication Design staff who maintain their own arts practice and strongly influence and mentor the next crop of visual artists and designers.
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858. email@example.com www.falknergallery.com.au
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 26 Lie of the Land mixed media by Paula Martin and Chloe Simcox, and Away with Threads embellishments by Quilly.
Also, small works on paper by 30+ artists, and A Taste of Japan woodblock prints and crafts.
98 Piper Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-3215. firstname.lastname@example.org www.stockroom.space/gallery
Mon, Thurs-Fri 10.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 5 Mixed Tape featuring a selection of Stockroom artists showcasing the 2017 exhibition calendar.
Feb 11 to March 5 The Trip by Brad Rusbridge, and Match_3: Restraint by Ryan Kennedy.
Brad Rusbridge, Crystal Voyage (detail), 2016, oil on Masonite, 91.6 x 61.8cm
Ryan Kennedy, Match_3: Restraint, 2016, video still
Benalla Art Gallery
(Melway 619 D6) Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla 3672.
(03) 5760-2619. email@example.com www.benallaartgallery.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues.
Jan 28 to April 2 Bennett Gallery: Michelle Nikou: a e i o u.
Feb 9 to April 2 Bennett Gallery: Drawn to the Wild by Kate Jenvey.
Feb 11 to April 23 Ledger Gallery: Brett Whiteley: West of the Divide.
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 Feb 19 The Beginnings – Celebrating 30 years of the Wangaratta Art Gallery. In 1987 Wangaratta community groups, individuals and local council helped establish the beginnings of a community Exhibitions Gallery. This exhibition reflects upon the development and success of a venue which has become a highly regarded Regional Public Gallery and significant Collection. A feature of the exhibition will be the inclusion of new acquisitions to the Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection during 2014-2016.
Feb 25 to April 16 Voyages of the Botanical by Christine Johnston. A tribute to the untamed treasures of Australia’s vast native flower garden, through rare and wonderful landscapes and botanical heritage and history.
Christine Johnston, Desert rose, 2012, solar-plate engraving, 56 x 47cm