April 2020 Listings
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Federation Square CBD
Art at St Francis’
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
April 1 to 28 Ganga: (un)exposed is an exhibition of 9 female photographers whose work is focused on the River Ganges in India also known as River Ganga.
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.
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.
ACMI has relocated while we rebuild. Visit our website for pop-up screenings, exhibitions and events at various locations around the city.
Deakin University Downtown Gallery
Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3008.
Free entry. Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
April 8 to May 15 Photography From The Deakin Collection. The Deakin University Art Collection is home to over 450 photographic artworks by Australian artists. This exhibition highlights some of the iconic works from the Collection including rarely seen photographs such as Henri Mallard’s ‘Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge’ (1931); Francis Reiss’ outback images from ‘Belinda’s story’ (1951); to Geelong photographer Laurie Wilson’s ‘Dog Rock’ series 1974. Wilson’s images were the only Australian photographs selected for display as part of the major international exhibition The Land held at the Victoria and Albert Museum London, 1975.
Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 29 to April 19 Vessels of Life – Aunty Cynthia Hardie, Eva Ponting and Lyn Thorpe with Naomi Ota.
Also, My Cultural Journey: Incorporating Old and New by Donna Blackall, and Kaiela-Dungala – Suzanne Atkinson, Tammy-Lee Atkinson, Amy Briggs, Eric Brown, Dylan Charles, Cynthia Hardie, Eva Ponting, Norm Stewart andsteph Brett Wilson.
April 23 to July 26 Affirmation – Paola Balla, Deanne Gilson, Tashara Roberts and Pierra Van Sparkes.
UPDATE: Koorie Heritage Trust is temporarily closed from Saturday 21 March to Monday 13 April 2020.
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 5 Black Bamboo; Contemporary Furniture Design from Mer, Torres Strait.
To June 14 Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the NGV.
To July 12 Top Arts.
To Aug 9 DESTINY by Destiny Deacon.
Now showing, The Joseph Brown Collection.
UPDATE: NGA is closed effective from Monday 16 March until Monday 13 April 2020.
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Also at 15 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056
March 27 to May 2 Stranger by James Lynch.
To April 11 Matthew Linde.
April 17 to June 6 Rob McLeish / Bill Saylor.
UPDATE: Neon Parc is temporarily closed until further notice. Exhibitions can be view online or by appointment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
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To May 16 The Image Looks Back – Jacqueline Felstead, Joan Fontcuberta, Forensic Architecture, Generative Photography (Adam Brown, Tabea Iseli, Alan Warburton), Mike Gray, Joe Hamilton, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rhonda Holberton, Fei Jun, Amalia Lindo, Rosa Menkman, Tyler Payne, Queertech.io, Joachim Schmid and Winnie Soon. In an era of post-truth, fake news, and manipulated images, The Image Looks Back explores the reconfiguration of photography, asking how notions of visual truth and human experience are shaped by new technologies of vision. If the photograph has conventionally been understood as a record or memory of the world, what happens when the image looks back? Curated by Alison Bennett, Shane Hulbert, Rebecca Najdowski and Daniel Palmer. Part of PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography.
UPDATE: RMIT Gallery is closed. The Image Looks Back will be exhibited online.
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
UPDATE: Tolarno Galleries will be open by appointment only until further notice.
April 4 to May 9 Tachisme by Justine Varga.
West End Art Space
137 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Director: Anna Prifti.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 3.00, or by appt.
April 3 to 29 (opening Fri April 3, 4-8pm) Tempered by Fran O’Neill.
Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To April 24 GROUPS & PAIRS 2016-2020 by John Nixon.
ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
To April 11 Partu (Skin) by Johnny Nargoodah & Trent Jansen. This exhibition is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020.
April 15 to May 16 Night Swimming by Pat Brassington. This exhibition is part of PHOTO 2020.
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.
To April 30 Magnesite Norway by Kusum Normoyle with Mette Rasmussen.
April 8 to 25 To Listen, Not to Preserve – Archie Barry, Kevin Diallo, Debris Facility Pty Ltd., Snack Syndicate, Shivanjani Lal and Jess Gall. Curated by Isabella Hone-Saunders and Sebastian Henry-Jones.
April 29 to May 16 Crystalline Surfer by Rebecca Jensen and Rafaella McDonald.
Also, Momentum: Chapala by Nat Grant.
UPDATE: BLINDSIDE is closed until further notice.
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for exhibition program.
Flinders Lane Gallery
Level 1, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
Director: Claire Harris.
March 31 to April 24 Story Tellers – tells the story of us, in all our diversity. Story Tellers is an international exhibition co-curated by Dr Elaine Schmidt (USA) of the Bennett Collection of Women Figurative Realists, independent curator Didi Menendez (USA) and FLG Director Claire Harris.
UPDATE: Flinders Lane Gallery is closed until Monday 30 April 2020.
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To April 18 elemental – paintings by Joan Blond, Aliki K, Bev Plowman and Jo Carroll.
Also, Travels With My Wife: Hong Kong around the Harbour and Airport – paintings by James Yuncken.
April 21 to May 2 A Pilgrim’s Progress painting and digital work by Nel ten Wolde.
Also, Disruption, connection: Protest an installation by Melanie Lazarow.
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16, 37 Swanston Street (cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
Director: Stephen McLaughlan.
To April 11 Helen Smith: A False Baroque – presented by Gallery There.
April 15 to May 2 Deborah Klein: Backstories.
April 22 to May 16 South Gallery: Phil Edwards.
UPDATE: Stephen McLaughlan Gallery is closed until further notice. The original 2020 exhibition list currently remains on their website however all shows listed after April 15 will be part of the refreshed 2020/2021 program with exact order and dates to be confirmed.
Southbank Sth Melbourne
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
April 4 to June 8 Frances Barrett: Meatus – curated by Annika Kristensen and led by Frances Barrett, with Nina Buchanan, Hayley Forward, Brian Fuata, Del Lumanta and Sione Teumohenga. Drawing on her background in performance, curating and collaborative models of making, Sydney-based artist Frances Barrett will extend the parameters of the Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship’s solo commission to present new sonic compositions and live performances by multiple artists. A ‘meatus’ – to which the exhibition title refers – is an opening or passage leading to the interior of the body, such as the ear or mouth; a juncture between the internal and external, where the body opens itself to the world. For this project ACCA’s galleries are conceived as a form of meatus for the audience to enter; a passage in which to experience multiple voices, embodied knowledges, affective territories, deep listening and relational practice in an immersive and sensory exhibition of sound and light. Frances Barrett: Meatus is part of ‘Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship’, a suite of three new commissions in support Australian women artists working at the nexus of performance and installation, presented in a partnership between the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Carriageworks, Sydney, and the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Hobart.
UPDATE: ACCA is closed until Tuesday 14 April 2020. Frances Barrett’s exhibition Meatus has been rescheduled to open 14 April.
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
Gold coin entry. Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00. Guided tours Wed 11am and Thurs 2pm, $10 per person: bookings essential.
During your visit 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 April 17 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.
March 31 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.
Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
Mon-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
April 24 to May 23 (opening Thurs April 23, 5.30-7.30pm) 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.
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Keith Haring – Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines.
Also, KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness.
To June 14 Marking Time: Indigenous Art From The NGV.
To July Liquid Light: 500 Years Of Venetian Glass.
To July 26 Collecting Comme.
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: NGA is closed until Monday 13 April 2020.
Carlton Nth Melbourne
Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun and Mon by appt.
Gateway Building, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052.
Tues and Thurs 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
To April 30 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression. Trinity College and Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka arts centre presents 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.
The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010.
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.
To April 26 From Heart + Mind – an exhibition of new works by 11 young, multidisciplinary artists exploring mental health, neuro-diversity, gender and identity. Drawing from personal experiences, the artists challenge ideas about trauma, isolation, stigma, inequality and sense of self. From Heart + Mind seeks to reach the emotional space within and strengthen human connection through feelings and thought.
UPDATE: The Dax Centre is closed until further notice.
170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
To April 25 Colour by Jennifer Goodman.
April 30 to June 6 Future Memories 2020 by Catherine Nelson.
Gallerysmith Project Space: to April 25 Surface Phenomena by Christian Flynn.
April 30 to June 6 While There Is Still Light by Angela Casey.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne, Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets), Parkville 3010.
Director: Kelly Gellatly. Free entry.
Check website for public programs.
The Larwill Studio
48 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052.
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.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
To April 11 Pleasures Against Nature by Paul Yore.
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
Open daily 11.00-6.00.
18 to 26 April (opening Sat April 18, 3-5pm) Contemporary by Nature – a contemporary interpretation of nature in painting, drawing and sculpture. Featuring artworks by members of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. Exhibiting artists will be present throughout the exhibition to talk about the works.
Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Director: Beverly Knight (approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program).
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 and Tues by appt.
April 8 to May 2 Ngura Kunpu Kanyintjaku – Keeping Our Country Strong by Barbara Mbitjana Moore.
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.
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
March 31 to April 26 Etchings & Lithographs by Arthur Boyd, and Recent Paintings & Drawings by Jamie Boyd.
UPDATE: Australian Galleries will be temporarily closed. Current exhibitions and Stock Rooms can be viewed online.
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
March 31 to April 26 Then and Now by John Gollings.
UPDATE: Australian Galleries will be temporarily closed. Current exhibitions and Stock Rooms can be viewed online.
Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM. Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 25 Perrear the pain – original lithographs produced by Colectivo Ayllu in collaboration with APW, as a result of an artist-in-residency undertaken by Colectivo members at APW in preparation to their participation in the 2020 Biennale of Sydney. Through a process of investigation by images and documents of Spanish colonialism, Colectivo Ayllu proposes in ‘perrear the pain’ a series of visual and textual crosses that account for the long memory of colonial pain and certain forms of resistance.
Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
UPDATE: Brunswick Street Gallery is now temporarily closed and their exhibition program postponed until further notice. All current exhibitions can be viewed and purchased via their Stockroom.
Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.00.
To April 25 Kuí – Songline of the Dog – representing the songline from Cape York to Tiwi Island by artists from Aurukun. This exhibition also features works from Maningrida, Injalak, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka and Jilamara.
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
April 1 to 29 Botanicus Fantasticus by Mark Schaller.
UPDATE: Fox Galleries will also extend the exhibition, Jason Moad’s ‘Between Two Worlds and In-Between’ to the end of April 2020.
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Mon-Wed 10.30 to 5.00, Thurs 10.30 to 6.00 (8.00 on show days), Fri-Sat 10.30 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
April 16 to 29 (opening Thurs April 16, 6-8pm) Almost Solo 18 group show – Not quite a group show, not quite a solo show. Almost solo brings individual artists together to exhibit their bodies of work in a shared space. Featuring series of works from Mikayla Cristiano, Izzy Abuleela, Brad East, Huong (Karen) Tran and Lillyana Antoneavic. Curated by Natalie Lawson.
April 30 to May 13 (opening Thurs April 30, 6-8pm) Structure group show. in.cube8r invited artists from all mediums to explore the theme of structure. Bold shapes, powerful lines and elegant forms will meet in this exciting exhibition. Curated by Megan Collier.
Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Fri, 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To April 12 Five Years.
April 15 to May 3 James Drinkwater.
UPDATE: Nicolas Thompson Gallery remains open, by appointment only.
Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Publishers and dealers in limited-edition fine-art prints. Established 1975.
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
April 15 to May 3 (opening Wed April 15, 6-8pm) Aperture by Sarah Longwood and Franky Howell. Longwood presents a series of paintings that offer an artistic exchange between memory and the aide-memoire. Howell continues an ongoing interest in a dynamic tension between form, pattern and colour in an interplay of flat painting and three-dimensional assemblage.
UPDATE: red gallery is closed until further notice.
123a Gipps Street (cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 by appt only.
To April 19 Marija Patterson, Virginia Ryan, Susan Stevenson and Mary Sullivan.
April 1 to May 3 (opening Wed April 1, 6.30-8pm) Elizabeth Colbert, KyleKM and Vietta Korren-Steele.
April 22 to May 17 (opening Wed April 22, 6.30-8pm) Kristin Haskett and Marina Mason.
Also, Yubu Napa – contemporary Indigenous art including Andrea Adamson Tiger, Carbiene McDonald Tjangala and Gwenda Turner Nungurrayi.
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 current 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.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
April 2 to 13 (opening Sat April 4, 2-4pm) Judith M Perrey (Setford) Grad NGV, FVAS – Memorial Retrospective Exhibition.
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
Curator: Victor Griss.
To April 26 New gallery: f_OCUS an exhibition of works by female artists from the Moreland Art Collection.
April 17 to May 31 Gallery one: Making Marks: Australia to Afghanistan. Curated by Sharon Plummer. Gallery two: Garden by Heather Hesterman.
UPDATE: Counihan Gallery is 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).
To April 24 Wilma Tabacco in Parallel Visions at CoAsIt/Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton.
Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street (enter via Ilhan Lane), Brunswick 3056.
To April 12 Pattern and Ornament by Douglas Kirwan.
April 16 to May 3 Gallery One: Two Lines and Three Blocks – Geoff Hogg, Nick Blackmore, Alasdair McKinnon and Paul Candy.
UPDATE: Tinning Street Presents is closed until further notice.
Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
May 4 to April 25 Jan Murray: Inverso.
Also, David Harley.
UPDATE: Charles Nodrum Gallery will remain open by appointment only. Jan Murray and David Harley’s exhibitions will go ahead, however, the opening night scheduled for Saturday 4 April has been cancelled. Both exhibitions can be viewed online and are available for preview.
Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.
CAS Inc. PO Box 283, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9428-0568, 0407-059-194.
A non-profit art society run by artists, for artists, established 1938.
To April 13 A4 Art Australia 2020 as part of Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Herring Island.
April 18 to 26 Contemporary by Nature – Steps Gallery, Carlton.
May 1 to Aug 9 The Australian National Brooch Show – Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy.
UPDATE: The Australian National Brooch Show has been cancelled.
Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info).
Every weekend until April 13. Including Good Friday April 10, Easter Monday April 13. The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30 and Parks Victoria’s punt service operates from Como landing 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 A4 Art Australia: National Exhibition of A4 sized artworks.
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
March 31 to May 2 Blue Chip XXII: The collector’s exhibition – featuring works from the private collection of John Hattam.
Also showing 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.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
To April 3 Mirka Mora: Figures Of Love charcoals, pastels and dolls from 1970 to 1987. First release from the estate of Mirka Mora.
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.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Through April (opening Sun April 5, 2-4pm) 3 solo exhibitions: Solar by Tanja George, Six-Year Self-Portrait in Cyclosporin by Nicholas Miller and Alone with 1000 friends by Marcus Encel.
Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran
Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12) 248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 11 Gallery 1: Rebecca Stewart: Between The Blades.
Gallery 2: Leonie Leivenzon: Memorial to a Fictional Life.
Gallery 3: Judith Roberts: TOUCHED …in the making.
Gallery 4: Laura Rouhan: same same but different.
The Cupboard: Maximilian Harley: The Beam.
April 17 to May 9 (opening Fri April 17, 6-8pm) Gallery 1: Nathan Larkin: Broken Dreams.
Gallery 2: Avan Anwa: Being me again.
Gallery 3: Suzanne Brown: Offcuts.
Gallery 4: Rebeccah Power: Herstories.
The Cupboard: Emma Armstrong-Porter: Ghost Trash.
164 Commercial Road, Prahran 3181.
A boutique hotel featuring original artwork and prints by late Australian artist Adam Cullen (1965-2012).
116 Greville Street, Prahran 3181.
Tues-Sat 10.30 to 6.30, Sun 12.00 to 4.30, closed Mon and public hols.
April 6 to 30 (opening Thurs April 2, 6-8pm) The City Series a solo show by James McLean. The show depicts characters and people living in the same colourful, but brutal and uncompromising city from the powerful and influential right down to the desperate and vulnerable. Curated by Megan Collier.
7 James Street, Windsor 3181.
To April 18 The Black And White Series by Josh Muir.
April 23 to May 17 (opening Sat May 2, 5-7pm) A Stone from Another Mountain by Damien Shen part of PHOTO 2020.
UPDATE: MARS Gallery will be open by appointment only.
637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141.
The Olsen is an elegant hotel with suites featuring lyrical works of Australian landscape artist John Olsen.
STATION | Melbourne
9 Ellis Street, South Yarra 3141.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 18 Dane Lovett. Also, Marlee McMahon.
April 23 to May 23 Patrick Pound. Also, Guy Grabowsky.
St Kilda Elwood Brighton
(map ref Melway 67 F10) cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
Free entry. Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
To May 10 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.
Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
Free entry. Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.00. Meet the artists every third week of exhibition 5.00-7.00pm.
To April 15 Vista: Views from the Port Phillip City Collection.
April 22 to May 20 Friends of Suai/Covalima: Art of Friendship – celebrates a vibrant 20 year relationship between the City of Port Phillip and Timor Leste.
Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To May 17 My Mother’s Keeper by Karla Dickens.
Also, Routes / Roots by Robert Fielding, and The Long Shot by Jacqui Stockdale.
UPDATE: Linden New Art is closed until further notice.
Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00. Gallery closed Fri April 10 reopening Tues April 14.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
To April 18 The Women’s Show – our annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture by leading and emerging gallery and invited Australian Indigenous women artists in celebration of their continuing contribution to Australian and international arts and culture.
18-24 Down Street, Collingwood 3066.
Mon-Fri by appt.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.
Museum + Sculpture Garden
92 Bourke Road, East Malvern 3145.
Tues and Thurs 1.00 to 3.00 and second Sun of every month 1.00 to 4.00 with guided tour at 2pm.
April 30 to May 2 SYMPOSIUM: Modernist & Memorial Sculpture in Australia and beyond including; international keynote by Dr Arie Hartog, Director of Gerhard Marcks Haus, Germany.
Also, preview of new exhibition The Studio of Karl Duldig – A Living Legacy, Duldig Studio Open Day, specialist tours, artist studio viewing, exclusive Perrin Foundry tour and Sculpture Seminar.
Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8) 2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 18 Gifts and Messages by Lindesay Dresdon – solo exhibition.
April 23 to May 16 (opening Thurs April 23, 6-8pm) From the Ground Up – Georgia Steele, Emily Eliades and Fiona Davey. The City of Stonnington proudly supports FPS Graduate Prize Group Show.
Workshop: Sun April 5, 10am-4pm – Introductory Silk Screen on Fabric with Georgia Steele. Design and print your own tote bag! Silkscreen Stencil & Drawing techniques, Establish basic Screen Printing techniques, Registration and printing multiple layers, Mono print techniques and drawing onto the Silkscreen. Cost $200 / $160 Members.
UPDATE: Firestation Print Studio Gallery is temporarily closed to the public, members and artists. The ability to re-open will be reviewed Tuesday 14 April 2020. Gifts and Messages by Lindesay Dresdon has been postponed, new dates TBA.
Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 18 to May 9 Mallee and Clay – Wilcannia by Luke Sciberras.
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
UPDATE: open by appointment only.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
April 14 to May 9 The Symphony of Collection 4: Planet A. To celebrate ten fabulous years of collecting, Ten Cubed presents The Symphony of Collection, a series of five exhibitions that brings together artworks in the Ten Cubed Collection. Viewing the act of collecting as an accumulative journey, each exhibition will be presented metaphorically as a ‘movement’. The fourth movement is an extension of the third. Traversing from an individual perspective towards post-modern problems into a wider realm, Planet A investigates collectively the relationship between human activities and our natural habitats. This imaginative exhibition explores the future of our habitat in the light of recent crises. Featuring works by artists David Wadelton, Jonathan Delafield Cook, Lisa Roet, Michael Cook, Noel McKenna, Nicholas Folland, Rosemary Laing and Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, It creates a nostalgic depiction of Planet A, with objects and visual images of urban and rural landscapes, to inspire discussions to find a way forward in this tumultuous world.
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A Selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.
April 18 to 16 Bilu Blue by Asher Bilu.
Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To April 25 The Environment Around Us group exhibition – 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.
April 29 to May 10 (opening Sat May 2, 2-4pm) Walking On Borrowed Lands by Meg Hayley and Nick Perrin. During this exhibition the gallery will be open every day 11.00 to 4.30.
Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
April 2 to 18 (opening Thurs April 2, 6.30-8.30pm) G1: The Hadzabe of Tanzania by Guy Needham. G2-3: Rocky roads; Country to Coast by Giulianna del Popolo.
April 23 to May 9 (opening Thurs April 23, 6.30-8.30pm) G1-2: Harmony Libraries by Emma Buckland – these paintings explore the changing and cyclical nature of our connections. Each of the works is a fable, a motif, a fiction that points to a passage in time.
Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To May 10 You Are Here. Featuring: Duha Ali and Justine Youssef, Ophelia Bakowski, Miriam Charlie, Club Ate (Bhenji Ra & Justin Shoulder) in collaboration with Tristan Jallah, Nici Cumpston, Tammy Law, James Tylor and Anne Zahalka. You Are Here expands on the longstanding tradition of landscape photography, centring each of the artists’ connection and disconnection to country. The works deconstruct how we occupy the land; exploring ideas of home and identity within the environment informed by cultural, personal and historical narratives. This exhibition has been programmed as part of PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography.
Community Exhibitions: April 15 to May 10 Nature in Art – showcases the works of students from Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre’s ‘Nature in Art’ classes. The works on display reflect scientific accuracy, created through a many-layered process of complex drawings, magnification and dissection, revealing details that are not always visible to the naked eye. Featuring: Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre.
UPDATE: Town Hall Gallery is closed until Tuesday 14 April 2020, with the possibility of this period of closure being extended.
UPDATE:Town Hall Gallery will be closed from Wednesday 18 March to Tuesday 14 April.
Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Free admission. Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To April 19 Water – Glen Eira Artists Society.
Also, Perspectives – Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group.
Gallery Annexe: Sights Unseen – Glen Eira Historical Society.
April 23 to May 10 Life, devotion and death in Tbilisi by Nathan Miller.
Also, Colour and Light by Donald Miller.
Gallery Annexe: Connecting – Mariott Support Services.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
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.
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.
April 30 to May 16 (opening Wed April 29, 6-8pm) Stories of Contemporary Documents.
Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
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.
5 Waltham Street, Sandringham 3191.
Director: Gang Liu.
Tues-Sun 6pm to 10pm.
Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
UPDATE: Art at Linden Gate will be closed until further notice and Lumiere by Peter Flint has been cancelled.
ArtSpace at Realm
Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 4.00.
Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and ANZAC day.
Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To April 26 The Mad Queen a collection of tin frocks, ‘accessories’ and wire creations by Regina Dudeck.
From May 1 Off the Garden Path by Box Hill Clayworkers.
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Call for w’end hours.
To April 19 (opening Thurs April 2, 6-8pm) Idea to Exhibition – Youth Folio Exhibition.
April 20 to May 3 (opening Thurs April 23, 6.30-8.30pm) Emerging Women by Grow: A Collaborative Community.
Carol Batchelor Studio
3/44 Matisi Street, Thornbury 3071.
One weekend only studio exhibition, Definite Possibilities – an exhibition of abstract paintings ruminating on the ambiguous, the unknown and the mysterious. Opening event: Sat May 2, 2-4pm. Studio open Sun May 3, 11am-3pm.
UPDATE: ‘Sadly, due to the current Coronavirus situation, this exhibition 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 www.carolbatchelor.com, on Instagram @carolbatchelorstudio and Facebook page Carol Batchelor Studio. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.’
Deakin University Art Gallery at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
Free entry. Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
April 8 to May 15 Holding The Hand – explores the hand and the haptic as sites for digital interface and creative possibilities. This exhibition includes the work of Deakin alumni Scott Duncan and Marta Oktaba, and emerging Melbourne artists Rachel Schenberg, Evan Whittington and Michael Staniak. Curated by James Lynch, Deakin University.
Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5) 1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To April 20 Musings of my Mind on Untamed Tracks by Tara Stubley. Lost in the landscape of her mind, no destination, no maps – just following animal tracks. Stubley’s paintings ponder the sensation of just being, while exploring our connection with the magic and mystery of nature.
Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
(map ref Melway 386E-F7) 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
To April 26 Enter In – new paintings by Jo Brookshaw, and Hope’s ANZAC Adventure – a new illustrated children’s book by Jo Brookshaw, Betty Maher and The Craigieburn War Memorial Committee.
Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery
10 Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows 3047.
To April 12 Colour Explosion – new work by Donata Uncanin, Fiona North, Bree Morrison, Maggie Mclean and Edie Burger.
From April 16 School of Fish – a community-focused environmental art project facilitated by Colourful Collective.
at Hume Global Learning Centre Sunbury
44 Macedon Street, Sunbury 3429.
To April 5 The Jefferson Grid new work by Helen Fraser.
From April 20 The Colour of Water watercolour paintings by Ray Rattenbury and Phillip Gray.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 14 Carolyn Eskdale: Memory Horizon.
Also, Joy Hester: Remember Me.
To June 21 Agnieszka Polska. Ongoing House of Ideas.
To Aug 16 Albert Tucker: Marking the Past.
UPDATE: The Heide Museum of Modern Art is closed and anticipates to re-open Monday 13 April 2020.
Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
The Hut Gallery
Ferntree Gully Arts Society Inc
157 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully 3156.
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 5 to 26 Four Mediums – acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolour – open exhibition.
(map ref Melway 28 D7) 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To June 7 Race Discipline Intent – an exhibition culturally kept and organised by Moorina Bonini and Tyson Campbell where Indigenous-centred intellectual traditions assert themselves over the historical formations of power, division and conquest.
Also, Flight Path (I Want to Believe) by Julia Powles, tracks her father’s travel and Beguiled by Light by Ray Wilson is an exhibition of tonal modern impressionist oil paintings.
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Joel Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space hosting a diverse program of visual arts exhibitions by professional and community artists.
Kosnar’s Picture Framing
488 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale 3020.
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.
Free entry. Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
To April 24 See Me highlights work by participants of the visual arts program at Araluen, an organisation that provides a range of support for adults with intellectual disabilities. Featuring a selection of paintings, drawings, mixed-media and ceramic works alongside photographic portraits of the artists, the exhibition asks viewers to really ‘see’ the identity and story of the person behind the artwork. More broadly, See Me looks at ongoing issues around social inclusion and representation of people with intellectual disabilities in the community.
Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To April 12 Portrait of 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.
Moreland City Council
Upfield Bike Path, from Coburg Station to Gowrie Station, Melbourne
April 23 to May 3 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.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and all public hols.
To April 16 Making Her Mark: Selected Works from the Collection. Adults $10, Seniors $8, Conc $5.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7) Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
April 9 to May 9 (opening Sat April 18, 2-4pm) Gallery One: Fantastic, Yes by Arts Access Victoria. A collective of 18 artists exhibit their chosen highlight from the years’ studio practice. Experience exciting offerings from a broad range of disciplines including sculpture, painting, performance, sound, and Elvis.
Gallery Two, Grassroots in a Pipeline by Callum Jackson – is a project that explores the role and impact of artists who operate within the regional areas of Victoria and the accessibility of arts to these communities. This exhibition will investigate the relationship between the audience and artists and discover how visual and non-visual arts have shaped the identity of these areas, including the City of Greater Dandenong.
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 18 Ramble by Mary Tonkin – brings together three images ‘Plunge in, Kalorama’ 2019, a sensuous response to the memory of swimming; ‘Madre, Kalorama’ 2008, the embracing form of a single monumental tree; and ‘Ramble, Kalorama’ 2017-19, an immersive wall painting that is the culmination of ten years of working around the problem of how to convey the somewhat episodic nature of looking. All three images were created en plein air in the bush.
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140.
Free entry. Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
April 4 to May 10 Western Synthesis painting by Steve Freestone and sculptures by First Nations artists Lily Karedada, Eleazer Nangukwirrk and Walala Tjapaltjari.