May/June 2020 Listings

Click on the precincts below to find galleries and their exhibitions. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.

Federation Square CBD

Art at St Francis’
Contemporary Art
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
UPDATE: Art at St Francis’ has temporarily ceased their exhibitions. For updates, please visit their website.

Australian By Design
The Terrence John Hadler Gallery
Room 303e, 3rd Floor, Lift 1 opposite the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, The Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-9883, Terrence 0404-699-033.
Open by appt only.
Featuring an extensive collection of work by Terrence Hadler, who is a recognised Australian artist specialising in scenes of the Outback and the rivers of Australia. His paintings range in size from miniatures to very large pieces utilising the colours of this great land. Hadler’s art is represented nationally and internationally and is exclusive to Australian By Design. He is in attendance regularly, please call to enquire.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8663-2200.
ACMI is currently closed for redevelopment but is operating online. Visit their website for virtual screenings, online resources for parents and teachers, skills workshops led by industry professionals, talks, retrospectives and more, all from the comfort of your home.

Deakin University Downtown Gallery
Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3008.
(03) 9244-5344.
UPDATE: The Deakin University Art Gallery and the Deakin Downtown Gallery will be closed until further notice. Visit their social media platforms for updates.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO Tom Mosby.
To July 26 Affirmation – Paola Balla, Deanne Gilson, Tashara Roberts and Pierra Van Sparkes. Virtual tour available on website.
UPDATE: Koorie Heritage Trust is temporarily closed until further notice, sharing their programs and services via KHT Online.

National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, Cnr Russell and Flinders Streets, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222.
To June 14 Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the NGV.
To early Oct DESTINY by Destiny Deacon.
To Jan 31, 2021, Top Arts 2020.
UPDATE: NGV is temporarily closed until 27 June 2020.

Neon Parc
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
(03) 9663-0911.
Also at 15 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056
May 15 to July 4 House Arrest – viewable online.

Pan Pacific Melbourne
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3000.
Free entry.
Open daily/nightly.
To May 28 AUSTRALIAN NATURAL WONDERS – paintings, watercolours & prints exploring the wonders of the Australian natural world through images of landscapes, birds & animals unique to Australia. Fifteen award-winning Victorian artists specialising in nature themes feature in this outstanding collection of ‘Nature Art’. Artists include Jacquie Blight, Pamela Conder, Janet Flinn, Louise Foletta, Margaret Gurney, Geoff La Gerche, Joanne Linsdell, Jan Martin, Carole Milton, John Mutsaers, Graeme Myrteza, Vida Pearson, Bob Pelchen, Rodger Scott and Ursula Theinert.
Enquiries: Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Exhibition Manager/Curator 0418-357-814

Geoff La Gerche, The Coming of the Wet, Mitchell Falls, Kimberleys, WA, oil on canvas,  400 x 250cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne.

Ted Powell, Emu Dancing, Acrylic on Canvas, Painted frame, 101 x 104cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne.

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook. Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
UPDATE: RMIT Gallery is closed to the public.

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
To May 28 Amos Gebhardt: Evanescence online only.
May 1 to June 1 Bill Henson: Three new works online only.
May 16 to June 20 Benjamin Armstrong: Under the Southern Sky – online only.
UPDATE: Tolarno Galleries is currently closed to visitors.

West End Art Space
137 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Director: Anna Prifti.
Open by appt.
Like an alchemist in the lab, Jenny Reddin strives in her studio to produce what she couldn’t possibly achieve using traditional methods. From time to time she will accept a commission to paint a portrait which counts as an intellectual exercise, but she loves to return to the process of chance, accident and randomness and the use of gravity as her paintbrush.

Jenny Reddin, Arrival, 2020, mixed media on canvas, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and West End Art Space

Jenny Reddin, symmetry, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and West End Art Space.

Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Due to COVID-19 the gallery is currently closed until such time as is safe to reopen.
Continuing Groups + Pairs 2016 – 2020 by John Nixon.

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
UPDATE: ARC ONE Gallery is closed to the public but is operating online.

Nicholas Building, 714/37 Swanston Street (enter via Cathedral Arcade lifts, cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093.
Satellite: May 1 to July 31 Ego as Echo ii, curated by Martina Copley. See website for details.
UPDATE: BLINDSIDE is closed until further notice.

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Visit website for online exhibition program.
UPDATE: Galleries are closed to the public until further notice.

Flinders Lane Gallery
Level 1, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
To May 23 Kathryn Ryan: Landscapes of Time & Memory.
Also, Margaret Ackland: Social Distancing.
May 11 to 30 Gina Kalabishis Home: La Maison.
May 26 to June 13 Exploration 20.
UPDATE: Flinders Lane Gallery is closed to the public, however, they are still operating online. Appointments to view an artwork via a video call can be made or have displayed in the front window. Exhibitions are still running and are viewable on their website.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Postponed: Travels With My Wife: Hong Kong around the Harbour and Airport – paintings by James Yuncken.
UPDATE: fortyfivedownstairs is closed to the public until further notice.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16, 37 Swanston Street (cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
Director: Stephen McLaughlan.
Currently closed
The original 2020 exhibition list remains on the Gallery website for the time being. Once normalcy returns and light is glimpsed at the end of the tunnel all shows listed after April 15th will be part of a refreshed 2020-2021 program (with the exact order and dates to be determined).

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, December 1994; ‘View’, inaugural group show featuring, Kevin Lincoln’s Two Guitars. Courtesy Stephen McLaughlan Gallery

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999.
Free admission.
Currently closed but open online.

ACCA Façade, landscape view south Photograph: Derek Swalwell. Courtesy Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968-1999 – ACCA’s popular two-year lecture series designed to shed light on the markers of change in Australian art from the last three decades of the twentieth century, will now be made more widely available as illustrated video lectures.
Available Mon May 25 – Independent writer and researcher Judy Annear will discuss Popism, presented at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1982. Available Mon June 22 – Artist and former IMA Brisbane Director Peter Cripps will present Recession art and other strategies, based on the exhibition Recession Art at the IMA in 1985.
ACCA’s website is also hosting studio tours, public symposiums, artmaking activities for artists, students and families, an ACCA Book Club, Sunday Session exhibition archive insights with ACCA’s Gallery Attendants and ACCA publications, all free and launched online during May/June.
ACCA Open – launching in August on ACCA’s website, social media and other digital platforms – three selected new commissions from the ACCA Open call out.

Jenny Watson, A painted page 1: Twiggy by Richard Avedon, 1979, oil on canvas, 105.5 x 152.8cm. Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Michell Endowment, 1982 © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
During your visit (pre-COVID-19), you will have an opportunity to observe the ATW weavers at work on contemporary tapestries from our mezzanine, as well as look down into the colour laboratory where the yarns are dyed for production. The ATW has two galleries which feature curated exhibitions of tapestries, textiles and contemporary art on a rotating basis. Work in progress on the looms includes ‘Plant Song’ by Janet Laurence and ‘The Royal Harvest’ by Naomi Hobson.
To June 12 Linda Britten Couture. Magnificent gowns created by leading Melbourne couturier Linda Britten, created for Short Black Opera, Soprano, Deborah Cheetham AO and the ‘WOVEN SONG’ project, in response to ATW tapestries designed by Brook Andrew, Daisy Andrews and Nanyuma Napangati.
To June 12 AIR19 – works by 2019 Artists in Residence – Adrian Lazzaro, Amanda Ho, Ana Teresa Barboza (Peri), Daniela Contreras (Chile), Deborah Prior, Gosia Wlodarczak, Kate James, Lee Darroch, Megan Williams (UK), collaborative duo Nina Ross and Stephen Palmer, Roseanne Bartley, Rosie Westbrook, Sharon Peoples and Zela Papageorgiou.
UPDATE: The Australian Tapestry Workshop is closed to the public until further notice.

Deborah Prior, Safety Blanket, 2019, donated woollen cot blanket, yarn, metallic threads, 124 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Australian Tapestry Workshop

Buxton Contemporary
Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9339.
Buxton Contemporary is an art museum that draws upon the Michael Buxton Collection as a springboard for exhibitions, events, research, publishing and ideas.
To June 21 The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis, curated by Annie Fletcher. View the exhibition online.
UPDATE: Buxton Contemporary is closed until further notice.

Lynn Jaanz Art Gallery
Level 1, 216 York Street, South Melbourne 3205.
Curator: Anne Ioannou.
International artist Lynn Jaanz and guest artist advertised.
Viewing by appt: email

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
To May 23 Marío Garcia Torres: The Way They Looked at Each Other 2012 is a 38-minute visual essay on the tangential use of photography, the significance of the delay implicit in revisiting any photographic snapshot, and the way one sees more things from further away. Marío Garcia Torres (b.1975, Monclova, Mexico) lives and works in Mexico City. Over the past twenty years, his work has questioned the stability of such concepts as time, memory, image, and the very essence of the artist’s role in society. An artist deeply interested in uncertainty and counter-narratives, his work blurs the space between fact and fiction through research and a wide range of storytelling strategies.
UPDATE: Margaret Lawrence Gallery is closed to the public until further notice.

Mario García Torres, The Way They Looked at Each Other 2012, video still. Courtesy the artist, Jan Mot, Bruxelles, Belgium and Margaret Lawrence Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
To July Liquid Light: 500 Years Of Venetian Glass.
To July 26 Collecting Comme. Read more…
To Aug 16 Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family Suffrage Research Collection.
To Oct 4 Japanese Modernism.
To Sept Japanese Design: Neolithic To Now.
UPDATE: NGV is temporarily closed until 27 June 2020.

Carlton Nth Melbourne

Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053.
Currently open by appointment

Burke Gallery
Gateway Building, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052.
(03) 9348-7527.
To May 14 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression.
Trinity College and Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka arts centre present Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression, celebrating 20 years of the Yirrkala Print Space. Works from two decades of artists provide a privileged insight into the nuanced world of the Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land.
UPDATE: Burke Gallery is closed to the public until further notice. Visit their website and social media platforms for updates.

Banduk Marika, Minytjinharra, 2006, screenprint, 69 x 46cm. © The artists with Artback NT and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka art centre. Courtesy the artist, Artback NT and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka art centre, Northern Territory and Burke Gallery

Dhalmula Burarrwanga, Milkarri (tear), 2012, photographic screenprint, 30 x 21cm. © the artist with Artback NT and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka art centre Courtesy the artist, Artback NT and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka art centre, Northern Territory and Burke Gallery

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6610.
The Dax Centre is a leader in the use of art to raise awareness and reduce stigma towards mental health issues. Through our exhibitions and educational programs, we seek to engage, inform and encourage community connections and conversations about mental health. The Dax Centre is the custodian of the Cunningham Dax Collection, one of only four collections of its kind in the world.
UPDATE: The Dax Centre is closed until further notice. Stay up to date by following their social media channels, or visit their Dax @Home page uploaded with activities and pop-up mini virtual exhibitions whilst the gallery is closed.

170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9329-1860.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
To June 18 Future Memories 2020 by Catherine Nelson.
To June 6 Kate Ballis: Liminality. Read more…
May 22 to July 4 Waldemar Kolbusz: for the Chance of It.

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne, Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets), Parkville 3010.
(03) 8344-5148.
Director: Kelly Gellatly.
During their redevelopment, The Ian Potter Museum of Art will not be operating standard opening hours. Check website for their ‘Inside Out’ program.

The Larwill Studio
48 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052.
(03) 9032-9111.
A boutique hotel in Melbourne’s north dedicated to the work of Australian artist David Larwill (1956-2011).

RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94, Level 2 (Ground), 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971.
Currently closed but stay connected and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
Postponed: Magnum Live Lab by Cristina De Middel and Martin Parr.
June 4 to July 3 Sign Language by John Meade.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9662-3861.

Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford

Alcaston Gallery
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9418-6444
Fax 9418-6499.
Director: Beverly Knight (approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program).
May 13 to June 6 Betty Kuntiwa Pumani & Marina Pumani Brown.
Also, Rupert Jack.
UPDATE: Alcaston Gallery will be closed to the public, however, the gallery will be open by appointment and all exhibitions are available to view online.

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Currently closed but open online.

Hertha Kluge-Pott, Wings of kelp – page 2, 2009, drypoint, edition 12, 44 x 49.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

Australian Galleries presents a dynamic selection of curated online exhibitions, celebrating painting, sculpture and printmaking. These exhibitions showcase the integrity, quality and breadth of artists who exhibit with Australian Galleries. Each artist has a unique approach to creating original artworks and possess technical skill and a distinct visual aesthetic. Exploring myriad concepts and narratives across a wide variety of techniques, our vibrant online exhibitions of figurative and landscape paintings, sculpture and works on paper will leave a lasting impression.

Mary Tonkin, Sparkle, Kalorama, 2014, oil on linen, 30 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

Australian Galleries
Stock Rooms
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-2422
Fax 9417-3433.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
To May 31 Monochrome Landscape.
Also, On the Hunt.
To June 8 Curator’s Choice.
May 7 to June 22 CASA; at home but still together.
UPDATE: Australian Galleries is temporarily closed. Current exhibitions and Stock Rooms can be viewed online.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.
UPDATE: Australian Print Workshop is temporarily closed until further notice.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833.
UPDATE: BlackCat Gallery is closed until further notice.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 8596-0173.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00

Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Ku’ – Songline of the Dog – features artworks from Aurukun. These five carvings represent the Dog Ancestral Being (Totem) of the Apalech clan on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland that crisscrossed Northern Australia from Tiwi Island to Western and Eastern Arnhem Land to Cape York Peninsula.

Maath Maralngurra, Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger), Cat 7487-18, acrylic on arches paper, 38 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Chapman and Bailey

Committed to supporting Indigenous communities at this difficult time, this exhibition represents artists from Aurukun, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, Injalak, Jilamara and Maningrida. The exhibition is viewable through the windows at 350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford and online.

L-R: Roderick Yunkaporta, Snowy, 31 x 49 x 15cm; Leigh Namponan, Ku’Tracker, 62 x 84 x 22cm; David Marpoondin, Ku’Buffy, 45 x 50 x 19cm. Courtesy the artists and Chapman and Bailey

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 6.00 by appt.
May 1 to July 1 Botanicus Fantasticus by Mark Schaller.

Mark Schaller, Botanical Head 1, 2020, oil on board, 62 x 52cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

in.cube8r gallery
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
UPDATE: in.cube8r is currently closed but is promoting its artists online via their website and social media platforms.

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Open online and by appt only.
May 6 to 24 Rew Hanks: Captain’s Choice: a Survey 2001-2019.
May 27 to June 14 Tonee Messiah.

Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9419-8988.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Publishers and dealers in limited-edition fine-art prints. Established 1975.

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
UPDATE: red gallery is closed until further notice.

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street (cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
UPDATE: Tacit Galleries is closed for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. They will maintain a presence online – Facebook, Instagram and their website: uploading images from the recent exhibitions on the individual artists’ pages including a few install photos of the actual exhibitions.

Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.
UPDATE: The Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries are closed until further notice.

Brunswick Northcote

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622.
Curator: Victor Griss.
Currently closed until further notice.
June 12 to July 26 Gallery one and two: CONFLUENCE by Jeremy Blincoe, Claire Bridge and Emmy Mavroidis.

Jeremy Blincoe, Lake Pamamaroo, 2019, pigment inkjet print, 120 x 197cm. Courtesy the artist and Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

At the time of publication, the Counihan Gallery may be closed. For the latest updates regarding this exhibition, please check the gallery website or Facebook page or Instagram.

Claire Bridge, That Shoreless Ocean, 2019-20, video still, single-channel video. Courtesy the artist and Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

Islamic Museum of Australia
15A Anderson Road, Thornbury 3071.
UPDATE: The Islamic Museum of Australia is temporarily closed until further notice.

Langford120 and Langford Consulting
PO Box 88, Brunswick South 3055.
Directors: Irene Barberis (0433-138-058) and Wilma Tabacco (0417-517-822).

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street (enter via Ilhan Lane), Brunswick 3056.
UPDATE: Tinning Street Presents is closed until further notice.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tue-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
To July 4 Left of Field – sex, violence, death, or politics.  A stubbornly enigmatic work that poses questions rather than makes statements.  Those are some of the reasons why there are certain pictures which, when we go through the stock lists and picture racks to plan for group shows, we keep deciding to pass them over. “Maybe next time”, we say. So, in these difficult times, we’ve given these “difficult” pictures a room of their own. And hence a warning, some works in this exhibition contain explicit content.

Sadie Chandler, Vanity Set, 1993, oil on board, acrylic, human hair, nails, 62 x 43 x 7cm

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.
CAS Inc. PO Box 283, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9428-0568, 0407-059-194.
Currently closed but open online.
A non-profit art society run by artists, for artists, established 1938.
See all 582 artworks in A4 Art Australia 2020 in our Online Gallery. Online A4 art sales until 30 Oct.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Open by appt.
May 5 to 30 Zhou Hongbin – online.
Also in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Glenn Barkley, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Gunter Christmann, Julia Ciccarone, Brenda L. Croft, Harry Dixon Mptyane, Riley Dixon, Julie Dowling, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Michelle Grabner (US), Malaluba Gumana, Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dale Hickey, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, David Keeling, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Kevin Lincoln, Song Ling, Travis MacDonald, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Noel McKenna, Sean Meilak, Samuel Namunjdja, Lena Nyadbi, Martin Parr (UK), Angelina Pwerle, Hu Qinwu (CN), Steven Rendall, Andreas Ruthi (CH), Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Ebony Truscott, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Wolpa Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Women’s Art Register
Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Member organisation with information on 5,000+ women artists. Supported by the City of Yarra.

Yarra Sculpture Gallery (YSG)
Contemporary Sculptors Association (CSA)
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177.
UPDATE: YSG is closed until further notice. Scheduled exhibitions have been postponed. Updates will be posted on their website and social media platforms.

Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran

Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12) 248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459.
Temporarily closed.
Upcoming exhibition dates will be updated on our website according to the changes of COVID-19 restriction.

Rebeccah Power, Mrs McKinney, 2019, inkjet print, 42 x 59.4cm. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space.

Upcoming artists are: Rebecca L Stewart, Leonie Leivenzon, Judith Roberts, Laura Rouhan, Maximilian Harley, Nathan Larkin, Avan Anwa, Suzanne Brown, Rebeccah Power, Emma Armstrong-Porter, Kerrie Taylor, Daniela Strauss, Paul Duldig, Marcus Jan Csomor, Hilary Cresp, Molly Stephenson, Polly Hollyaok, Grace Fraraccio, Wendy Catling and Cathy Muhling.

Kerrie Taylor, Where do I take my stand when the world is on fire, 2020, wrapped yarn around armiture, various dimensions for 8 pieces, each approximately 1 x 1m. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

The Cullen
164 Commercial Road, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9098-1555.
A boutique hotel featuring original artwork and prints by late Australian artist Adam Cullen (1965-2012).

Finkelstein Gallery
Basement 2, 1 Victoria Street, Windsor 3181.
UPDATE: Finkelstein Gallery is closed until further notice.

in.cube8r gallery
116 Greville Street, Prahran 3181.
Thurs to Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
UPDATE: in.cube8r is currently closed but is promoting its artists online via their website and social media platforms.

MARS Gallery
7 James Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9521-7517.
Open by appt only.
To May 16 A Stone from Another Mountain by Damien Shen – part of PHOTO 2020.
May 23 to June 20 Tricky Walsh: Flatland.

The Olsen
637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9040-1222.
The Olsen is an elegant hotel with suites featuring lyrical works of Australian landscape artist John Olsen.

Scott Livesey Galleries
610 High Street, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9824-7770.
Open by appt and online.

Colin Pennock, Gathering stength and wisdom, 2020, oil on linen, 140 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries

To June 6 The Gallery will be launching Colin Pennock’s latest body of work titled The Modernist 2020. The exhibition will be on view (by appointment only unless current restrictions subside) and virtual interactions on social media.

Colin Pennock, Our Legacy, 2020, oil on linen, 200 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries

STATION | Melbourne
9 Ellis Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9826-2470.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 23 Patrick Pound: The museum of there, not there.

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
Director: Tony Fialides
To June 14 – accepting submissions of medium-sized interior sculptures and larger exterior installations, which have been made in Australia for exhibition. Visit website for entry form and details or call 0455-045-545.
Postponed to a later date: Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition – contemporary sculpture in shop windows and sidewalks of Toorak Rd, Toorak Village.

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

Bayside Gallery
(map ref Melway 67 F10) Cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
(03) 9261-7111.
To May 10 (online) Fiona McMonagle: Classy. Melbourne-based artist Fiona McMonagle is well-known for her watercolours that probe the darker side of pedestrian life in the suburbs. Featuring watercolour, oil painting and video works that span the last decade plus a suite of new paintings, this major exhibition focuses on notions of class within Australian society and recollections of suburban youth subculture.
UPDATE: Bayside Gallery is closed until further notice.

Fiona McMonagle, I’m his because he deserves the finest, 2009 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, 114 x 95cm. Private collection, Byron Bay. Courtesy the artist and Bayside Gallery

Fiona McMonagle, Princess, 2017, oil on linen, 101.5 x 112cm. Courtesy the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide and Bayside Gallery

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.

Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Currently closed but open online.

Elisabeth Parsons, The First St Kilda Jetty and Kenny’s Bathing Ship, c.1855. Courtesy the artist and Carlisle Street Arts Space

Carlisle Street Arts Space online Vista: Views from the Port Phillip City Collection. Dating from the 1850s, historic landscapes depict the changing environment, topography and iconic structures of the Port Phillip area whilst contemporary works are created through conjured and imaginative constructs.

Peter Daverington, Flux, 2011-2013. Courtesy the artist and Carlisle Street Arts Space

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
To May 17 My Mother’s Keeper by Karla Dickens – online.
Also, Routes / Roots by Robert Fielding, and The Long Shot by Jacqui Stockdale – both online.
UPDATE: Linden New Art is closed until further notice.

The Torch
46 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9042-1236.
To June 7 Confined 11 – an exhibition of artworks by Indigenous artists currently in or released from prisons in Victoria. All artworks are available to view and purchase online.

Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598-9657.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
The Armchair Exhibition – 3D tour available online.
UPDATE: Vivien Anderson Gallery is open by appointment only until further notice.

Armadale Malvern

Artbank, Melbourne
18-24 Down Street, Collingwood 3066.
Mon-Fri by appt.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.

Duldig Studio
Museum + Sculpture Garden
92 Bourke Road, East Malvern 3145.
(03) 9885-3358.
Postponed:  SYMPOSIUM: Modernist & Memorial Sculpture in Australia and beyond.
UPDATE: Duldig Studio is closed until further notice.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Gallery reopens June 4.
Thurs 11.00 to 2.00, Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
2020 Biennial Australian Monoprint Prize is supported by Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies. Firestation Print Studio is very grateful for this support! For this prize, ‘monoprint’ will be broadly defined as works comprising: monoprint, monotype, and can incorporate collage and we encourage people to experiment. Each entry must be a unique print. No photography please.
Important dates: Entries open March 5. Entries close Dec 3 at 4pm. Eligibility: Australian Monoprint Prize is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Awards and Acquisitions: Major Prize $3,000, 2nd Prize $500. Judging The Award: Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Dr David Sequeira, Director, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Download entry form from our website

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
03) 9787-2953.
May 9 to 30 Janine Daddo: Simple Pleasures – online exhibition.

MAS Gallery
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9822-7813.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.

Ten Cubed
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833.
UPDATE: Ten Cubed is closed until further notice. Visit their Facebook and website for online viewings.


Eastgate Gallery
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
A selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present. Please leave an email to if you require information about artworks, or to book a viewing appointment. During operational hours, this email will be monitored and responses sent as soon as possible.

Visit our website at
Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 4.00.
Please leave an email to if you require information about artworks, or to book a viewing appointment.

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
By appt during COVID-19 closure, call Angela Foote 0408-360-065.

Caroline Calway, Dragon, oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Hawthorn Studio and Gallery

Current Exhibition: The Environment Around Us – a group exhibition of oil and mixed media paintings and ceramics – Justine Barlow, Lynne Bickhoff, Caroline Calway, Joanna Chochrane-Ng, Laurel Foenander, John Graham, Ralf Kempken, Sylvia Kolarik, Emma Niehof, Luke Rabl, Yudha Scholes and Kim Waters.

Luke Rabl, Counting Sheep, oil on canvas, 90 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Hawthorn Studio and Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions: Walking On Borrowed Lands – Meg Hayley & Nick Perrin, Ralf Kempken, award-winning stencil artist Lynne Bickhoff, contemporary landscape artist Laurence Cummin, Wendy Steer and Sylvia Kolarik.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
UPDATE: Ladder Art Space is temporarily closed until further notice.

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4770.
UPDATE: Town Hall Gallery is closed until further notice.

Caulfield Elsternwick

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3402.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
UPDATE: Glen Eira City Council Gallery is temporarily closed until further notice.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Open by appointment only.
Specialists in Australian colonial, impressionist, modern, contemporary and Indigenous painting, sculpture and decorative art. Sourcing European masterworks on request.
To May 29 Innovative Australian Women celebrates women artists who led the way by challenging traditions, exploring new ideas and influencing the direction of Australian art.

Ethel Carrick Fox (1872-1952), Au Marche, c.1908, oil on Baltic pine panel, 27 x 35cm. Courtesy Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

Jessie Scarville (1862-1950), Sheep Grazing, possibly Pages River, Murrurundi, (Upper Hunter) NSW, 1895, oil on canvas, 50 x 89cm. Courtesy Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

MADA Gallery
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
Building D, Ground Floor, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions. Closed until further notice.

Better Together, installation view. Courtesy MADA Gallery, Monash University

Better Together: Stories of Contemporary Documents – the exhibition presents thirty-three documents and associated stories of contemporary Australian architecture. The definition of architectural documents is expansive, encompassing working drawings, correspondence, mockups and contracts. The thirty-three stories redefine the function of traditional museum labels, questioning how the curators choose to speak on behalf of inert artifacts. Once on display, the text and the object work together to provoke a discourse on what it means to exhibit architecture today. Curated by Guillermo Fernndez-Abascal, Kate Finning, Urtzi Grau, Anna Tonkin, Charles Choi, Jack Cooper and SPGD. Please visit MADA website for further information.

Urtzi Grau, Guillermo Fernández-Abascal and Kate Finning, Stories of Contemporary Documents. Courtesy the artists and MADA Gallery

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9905-4217.
UPDATE: MUMA is closed until further notice. Online and virtual resources and art projects will be made accessible via their website and social media platforms.

Moorabbin Highett

March Space
5 Waltham Street, Sandringham 3191.
Director: Gang Liu.
Tues-Sun 6pm to 10pm.
Facebook: @marchspacegallery

Greater Melbourne

Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861.
UPDATE: Art at Linden Gate will be closed until further notice, however, the gallery is holding virtual exhibitions on their website. Works are available for purchase, please call 0418-851-819 or email the gallery.
To May 24 LUMIERE by Peter Flint – online.

Peter Flint, Towards Light after Storm. Courtesy the artist and Art at Linden Gate

ArtSpace at Realm
Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
UPDATE: ArtSpace at Realm is closed until further notice.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
The Bolin Bolin Gallery is a part of Bulleen Art & Garden and has remained open during the current pandemic, with appropriate safeguards.
We specialise in 3D art for the garden and in the house, including ceramics, metal and ceramic sculpture, mosaics, textiles. There will be a changing exhibition during May and June, with artists including Meredith Plain, Ann Maree Gentile, Susan Davies and more. We welcome your visit.

Meredith Plain, Lazy Summer Days, ceramic, variable dimensions. Courtesy the artist and Bolin Bolin Gallery

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.
UPDATE: Box Hill Comunity Arts Centre is temporarily closed until further notice.

Burrinja Gallery
(map ref Melway 75 B12) Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
UPDATE: Burrinja Gallery is currently closed.

Carol Batchelor Studio
3/44 Matisi Street, Thornbury 3071.
UPDATE: ‘Sadly, due to the current Coronavirus situation, Definite Possibilities – a weekend only studio exhibition of abstract paintings ruminating on the ambiguous, the unknown and the mysterious – has been postponed indefinitely but hopefully the event will take place later in 2020. In the meantime, new works will be uploaded to the website, on Instagram @carolbatchelorstudio and Facebook page Carol Batchelor Studio. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.’

Carol Batchelor, Definite Possibilities 01 (detail), 2020, oil on board. Courtesy the artist and Carol Batchelor Studio

Deakin University Art Gallery at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344.
UPDATE: The Deakin University Art Gallery and the Deakin Downtown Gallery will be closed until further notice. Visit their social media platforms for updates.

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5) 1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Closed until further notice
The opening months of 2020 have ushered in one of the greatest challenges of our time, the viral pandemic COVID-19. Nillumbrik Shire Council in Victoria are offering multiple opportunities for artists to respond, including visual art commissions, live-streaming and literary opportunities.

Courtesy The Rebel Bear and Crawford Jolly

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
(map ref Melway 386E-F7) 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
(03) 9356-6117.
UPDATE: Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery is closed until further notice.

Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery
10 Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows 3047.
(03) 9205-2200.
To June 29 School of Fish – Colourful Collective – a community-focused environmental art project facilitated by Colourful Collective.
UPDATE: Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery is closed until further notice.

Sunbury Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Sunbury
44 Macedon Street, Sunbury 3429.
(03) 9205-2200.
To June 16 The Colour of Water watercolour paintings by Ray Rattenbury and Phillip Gray – online.
UPDATE: Sunbury Gallery is closed until further notice.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
UPDATE: The Heide Museum of Modern Art is closed to the public until June 30, 2020.

The Hut Gallery
Ferntree Gully Arts Society Inc
157 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully 3156.
UPDATE: The Hut Gallery is temporarily closed until further notice.

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7) 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Currently closed but open online.

Hannah Brontë, tellus terra, 2020, digital moving image, duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Gallery

To June 7 HTTP.PARADISE is a virtual exhibition and immersive experience in digital realms. Presented via the Incinerator Gallery website, this exhibition explores positions in video art, music video and hypnotic moving images that imagine alternative visions for the future. During a time of physical distancing and global concerns of community health, HTTP.PARADISE connects radical narratives as a means to explore contemporary politics, autonomy, spirituality and identity;

Bridget Chappell + Patrick Hase, Yubaba, 2019, digital video, duration: 4 minutes, 26 seconds. Courtesy the artists and Incinerator Gallery

Joel Gallery
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
(03) 9398-2511.
Currently closed but open online.
Joel Gallery develops and maintains a diverse program of visual arts exhibitions. We welcome established and emerging artists of all genres, artisans and crafters from Melbourne’s west and further afield. Close by is Altona Beach, Altona Pier, the historic Altona Homestead and the cafes, bars and restaurants of Pier St. If you are interested in exhibiting with us, please complete an Expression of Interest form at

Creativity Cluster, Joel Gallery, March 2020

Creativity Cluster, Joel Gallery, March 2020

Kosnar’s Picture Framing
488 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale 3020.
(03) 9370-5744.
We offer a large range of frame styles for the artist and collector. Expert advice in framing design for all types of artwork.

Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC≤), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367.
Free entry. Currently closed but open online.
Reflections: Where Am I In This Community? – this year’s National Reconciliation Week exhibition will be hosted via the Arts Manningham Facebook page ( and will feature the work of two emerging artists from regional Victoria, Taungurung photographer and designer Maddi Moser and artist-educator Troy Firebrace. Manningham is also hosting a COVID-19 arts project sharing work produced by artists during the lockdown period. For more details visit

Maddi Moser, Reflections, 2020, digital image. Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
UPDATE: Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery is currently closed.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Currently closed but open online.
To Sept 26 Portrait on Monash: the ties that bind – in celebration of our 30th anniversary, MGA has commissioned four leading Australian artists to explore the City of Monash by responding to key issues facing the community – a reflection of the city as a microcosm of the nation. Read more…

Montsalvat, Barn Gallery
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-7712.
UPDATE: Montsalvat is closed to the public until further notice.

Moreland City Council
Upfield Bike Path, from Coburg Station to Gowrie Station, Melbourne
October 2020 (TBC): Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020.
This exhibition of temporal public art will present work in a range of disciplines along the Upfield Bike Path. Artists include Liquid Architecture, Catherine Clover, Adam John Cullen, Emma Gibson, Mira Oosterweghel, Patrick Pound, Michael Prior and Sarah Walker.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
May 8 to June 30 Making Her Mark: Selected Works from the Collection – virtual exhibition.
UPDATE: TarraWarra Museum of Art is temporarily closed to the public.

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7) Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Currently closed but open online.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
July 9 to Aug 15 HOME – Dr Dacchi Dang, Elham Eshraghian, Humaira Fayazi, Mastaneh Azarnia, Mirela Cufurovic and Saidin Salkic. HOME is an annual exhibition and program that promotes and supports artists seeking asylum or those with a refugee background. HOME showcases emerging and established artists and celebrates the enormous contribution that they bring to our community, both in the City of Greater Dandenong and beyond. Now in its sixth year, HOME in 2020 includes six artists from across Australia who have created works that respond to the theme of HOME. In addition to the exhibition, each artist is also participating in professional development opportunities throughout the year and working with professional writer, editor and academic Nadia Niaz to create a written journal about their work. These will be available closer to the exhibition. HOME celebrating diversity through creativity is presented by the City of Greater Dandenong. More information:

Humaira Fayazi, Being Strong Despite Pressure, clay. Courtesy the artist and Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre

Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250.
Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ramble by Mary Tonkin – although closed to the public you can see a timelapse of Mary Tonkin’s 19-metre long work, Ramble Kalorama 2017 -2019, being installed at Whitehorse Artspace on the website. Also instead of the intended “in conversation” afternoon with the artist, Mary Tonkin has provided thoughtful responses to curator, Jacquie Nichols-Reeve’s questions around her career and practice. Read Tonkin’s comments here:

Mary Tonkin, Ramble, Kalorama 2017 – 2019 (detail), oil on canvas. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney, and Whitehorse Artspace

Unfortunately, the Annie McCubbin & friends exhibition has been postponed. Instead, you can view Selected Treasures from the Whitehorse Art Collection. Read about some of the treasures and significant works from the City of Whitehorse Art Collection including heritage works, portraits, public art and ceramics on our website under the “Treasures from the Collection” section. For further information and updates on upcoming exhibitions see

Ian Armstrong, Portrait of Emily Hope, 1979, oil on canvas. © The Estate of Ian Armstrong. Courtesy Whitehorse Artspace

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140.
(03) 9294-6313.

Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
UPDATE: Yering Station Art Gallery is closed until further notice.