January/February 2021 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.
For information about exhibitions please contact Brigitte Remmen at

Association of Sculptors of Victoria (ASV)
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Carlton Gardens @ Royal Exhibition Building, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.

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.
Check website for gallery updates.
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. Hadlerís art is represented nationally and internationally and is exclusive to Australian By Design. He is in attendance regularly, please call to enquire.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 21 The 8th Koorie Art Show 2020.

National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 24 Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the NGV.
To Jan 31 Top Arts 2020.
To Feb 14 DESTINY.
To March 8 TIWI.
To April 18 Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw.

Ivan Durrant, 2 Jockeys, 1975, synthetic polymer paint on composition board , 81 x 122cm. Collection the artist © Ivan Durran

No Vacancy Gallery
Level 3, QV Building, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane (off Russell Street), Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Wed 8.00 to 3.00, Thurs-Fri 8.00 to 6.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
Jan 13 to 23 Suburban Haunts, a timely new exhibition by Melbourne-based artist JB Knibbs, explores isolation, alienation, and anxiety within the concept of domesticity and the uncanny. This eccentric mix of photography, installation and quirky textiles and sculptures reflects on what it means to feel at home. Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.

JB Knibbs, Hanging House design, 2020, digital illustration. Courtesy the artist

One Star Gallery
301-303 Victoria Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Instagram: @onestarlounge
Thurs-Sun 3.00 to 7.00.
For updates see @onestarlounge

The Dirty Dozen
Campbell Arcade (under Flinders Street), Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Fri 7.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.

West End Art Space
Corner of Dudley and Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Director: Anna Prifti.
Please visit website for updates due to COVID-19 protocol.
To Feb, Of Colour and Light 2020 – the third abstract biennial Anna Prifti curates to provide a platform to women abstract artists from the state of Victoria. It started in 2016 with the aim to showcase and advocate that women artists have been an integral part of the Abstract movement. This year the biennial coincides with the opening of a new gallery space in Adderley Street West Melbourne.There will be a variety of artworks on show, with women artists working in a diverse range of contemporary art practices, emerging, established and well-recognised careers Abstraction in an array of styles – lyrical, expressive, intuitive, hard-edged, reductive, minimalist ñ becomes unified by an ongoing conversation on colour and light. Catalogue essay written by Dr Wendy Kelly. Opening event TBA.

Fran o’Neill, Cathy Muhling, Wilma Tabacco, Louise Blyton, Fiona Halse, Samara Adamson-Pinzcewski. Photo taken at the previous biennial, october 2018. Photograph: Westend Photography. Courtesy West End Art Space

Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Thurs-Fri by appt, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Feb 6 to April 24 Gallery 01: Shaun Gladwell.
Feb 18 to March 6 Gallery 02: Simon Fujiwara. In association with PHOTO 2021.

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Director: Fran Clark (member of ACGA).
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 2 to March 6 Pat Brassington: Night Swimming. Part of the PHOTO 2021 program.

Nicholas Building, 714/37 Swanston Street (enter via Cathedral Arcade lifts, cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
To Jan 31 SATELLITE: working conditions by Juliette Pénélope Pépin, curated by James Carey. SUMMER STUDIO Residency Program.
Jan 14 to 23 Ari Tampubolon: MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS, THE A.R.I. WORLD TOUR 2020.
Also, Chudan Peng: An exploration of the manifestations of Fujoshilism.

Chudan Peng. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Feb 4 to 20 DEBUT VVII. Curators Josephine Mead + Chloe Hazelwood.
Feb 24 to March 13 Micro-(bial) Tenancies 2020 – Emerging Curator Mentorship. Curator: Abbra Kotlarczyk. Mentor: Kyla McFarlane.

Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Matter Liaison, 2020, graphic interface and project design. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Flinders Lane Gallery
Level 1, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
FLG presents their annual exhibition program both in-house and online via virtual tours. Their website also features an extensive, fully searchable online stockroom.
Jan 15 to 30 Nocturne by Hannah Quinlivan. Through various methods of exploring line and form – traditional drawing techniques, canvas painting, wire installation and LED lighting – Hannah Quinlivan challenges the way we expect drawing to operate. Her work is experiential not only in its physicality but also through a range of conceptual connections. Grappling with issues such as human migration, emotional cognition, time’s flowing passage and ideas of remoteness, Quinlivan’s work uses processes of repetition and ephemerality to open up discussions around some of contemporary society’s most pressing topics.

Hannah Quinlivan, Shroud 2020, aluminium, acrylic and shadow, 180 x 247 x 37cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

Feb 2 to 13 Warlukulangu Artists.
Feb 16 to March 5 Limerence, Landscape and Chaos by Caroline Rannersberger. Caroline’s work possesses a geophilosophical awareness of the landscape, and seeks to encapsulate the ever evolving shifts inherent within notions of place. Through a series of large scale, highly textured paintings her latest show is a meditation on Chaos, both geological and human, and the altered states that arise from an unrequited and somewhat chaotic relationship with the land.

Caroline Rannersberger, Blue Rolling Hills Quadriptych, 2020, oil on linen, 112 x 228cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Please note all dates and times subject to change due to government restrictions. Please visit website for the most up to date exhibition information.
Jan 19 to 30 QUIETUDE of the land, the figure and the flower painting by Alison Percy.
Also, Stiff Upper Lip painting by Cally Lotz.
Feb 2 to 13 Seasons ceramics – Rosanna Caldwell, Pauline Meade, Angela Hayes, Ann Knights, Lauren Joffe and Danielle Segal.
Also, Transformer painting and digital by Sue Beyer.
Feb 16 to 27, 3000 Streets photography by Mike Reed.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16, 37 Swanston Street (cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
Director: Stephen McLaughlan.
Wed-Fri 1.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Jan 13 to 30 As Usual – group exhibition.
Feb 3 to 20 Peter Rowe.
Feb 24 to March 13 Sheena Mathieson.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006 (Map 2).
(03) 9697-9999.
Please check our website for re-opening updates.
To March 15 Overlapping Magisteria: The 2020 Macfarlane Commissions. Encompassing living organisms, kinetic installations and immersive assemblages, Overlapping Magisteria pays attention to multiple ways of knowing, sensing, feeling and interacting with the world. The works by participating artists including Robert Andrew, Mimosa Echard, Sidney McMahon, Sam Petersen and Isadora Vaughan, draw on various social, cultural, technical and material forms, unsettling the lingering divide between nature and culture towards more complex realms of knowledge and experience. Overlapping Magisteria is the second edition of the Macfarlane Commissions, a multi-year partnership that supports ambitious projects by contemporary artists. Curated by Max Delany and Miriam Kelly.

Mimosa Echard, Cracher un image de toi / Spitting an image of you, (with Hannah Buonaguro and Ryan Foerster), installation view, VNH, Paris, 2019. Photograph: Johanna Benaïnous. Courtesy the artist and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry.
By appt, Tues-Fri 11.00 to 12.30, 1.30 to 3.00.
Summer Closure: the ATW will be closed to the public until 10am, Tues Jan 12.
To Feb 26 Make the World Again – Eva Heiky, Olga Abbinga, Kay Abude, Mary Burgess, Cresside Collette, Siri Hayes, Valerie Kirk, Sara Lindsay, Vicki Mason, Julia Raath, Shuklay Tahpo, Ilka White, Liz Williamson and Susie Vickery. Curated by Kevin Murray.
Due to COVID-19, please check the website for the latest visitor information and opening hours.

Siri Hayes, Matcha and Gold Leaf for Luella, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Australian Tapestry Workshop

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 18 NGV Triennial 2020.
To Aug 29 Spectrum: An Exploration of Colour.

Peter Tully, Early flight attendants vest, 1990, retrospectra graphic plastic, lamé, metallic thread, cotton, 48.5cm (centre back) 48cm (waist, flat). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased from Admission Funds, 1991 CT1-1991 © Courtesy of the copyright owner, Merlene Gibson (sister)

Carlton Nth Melbourne

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6610.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, last Sun of each month 11.00 to 3.00.
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.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9662-3861.
Open daily 11.00 to 6.00.

Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax (03) 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Jan 11 to 31 Group Exhibition.
Feb 6 to 28 Sue Anderson.
Also, Glenn Morgan.

Australian Galleries
Stock Rooms
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-2422.
Fax 9417-3433.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00. Jan 11 to 31 Group Exhibition.
Also, John Hopkins.
Feb 6 to 28 Large Works – group exhibition.
Also, Marina Strocchi.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Jan 6 to 17 (opening Thurs Jan 7, 6-8.30pm) Space1: Su Yang. Space2: Liz O’Brien.

Liz O’Brien, Transatlanticism, 2020, inkjet print of pinhole photograph on cotton rag, 63 x 80c. Courtesy the artist and BlackCat Gallery

Jan 20 to 31 (opening Thurs Jan 21, 6-8.30pm) Space1: Asha Sym and Jake Steele. Space2: Kate Matthews.
Feb 3 to 14 (opening Thurs Feb 4, 6-8.30pm) Space1: Simone Darcy and Jake Steele. Space2: Shelley Hall.
Feb 17 to 18 (opening Thurs Feb 18, 6-8.30pm) Space1-2: Solo Show by Leesa Gray-Pitt.

Leesa Gray-Pitt, Speak No Evil, oil in canvas, 107 x 81cm. Courtesy the artist and BlackCat Gallery

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 8596-0173.
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Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666.
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 10.30 to 1.30.
Chapman & Bailey Gallery is committed to exhibiting emerging to mid-career artists and providing a space in Melbourne for Indigenous communities.
To Jan 16 Painting Place Spinifex Hill Studio: Gloria, Maywokka Chapman, Doreen Chapman and Nyangulya Katie Nalgood.

Doreen Chapman, Van Gough Sitting in a Chair, 101 x 71cm. Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Nyangulya Katie Nalgood, Spreading His Wings, 91.5 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Fox Galleries
63 Wellington Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 3 Current State by Shannon Smiley.

Shannon Smiley, Don’t forget your way home, 2020, oil on canvas, 36 x 30c. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

Feb 6 to March 3 These Days – Barry Tate, Bart Sanciolo, Bec Juniper, Mark Dustin, Harold David, Mark Schaller, Chonggang Du, Eddie Botha, Emilie Heurtevent, Esther Erlich, Mark Davis, Nigel Sense, Odelle Morshuis, Peter Thomas, Shannon Smiley, Stephen Glassborow, Tim Clarkson and Victor Rubin.

Harold David, To Never Leave or Let Them Go, 2020, mixed media on canvas, 102 x 102c. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

BOOK SERIES – Modern Seasons: The Great Curve. Book one: Botanicus Fantasticus – AUTUMN. Book two: The Winter of Disconnect: The Great Indoors – WINTER. Book three: An Intimate Distance – SPRING. Book four: Current State – SUMMER (available separately or as a boxset).

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street , Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Jan 27 to Feb 13 Eleanor Louise Butt.
Feb 16 to March 6 Rhys Lee.

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Jan 20 to 31 (opening Wed Jan 20, 6-8pm) Talk Dirty: A Dialogue with Plants.
Feb 3 to 21 (opening Wed Feb 3, 6-8pm) Sara Longwood and Franky Howell.
Feb 24 to March 14 (opening Wed Feb 24, 6-8pm) Arthur Dimitriou, Jonathon Harris and Linda Marie.

Tacit Galleries
191-193 Johnston Street and Level 1/ 189 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.

Brunswick Northcote

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622.
Curator: Victor Griss.
Free entry.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Feb 6 to March 21 Gallery one: Making Marks: Australia to Afghanistan, curated by Sharon Plummer. Gallery two: Garden by Heather Hesterman. New gallery: Disobedient Daughters – Lara Chamas, Sabella DíSouza, Shivanjani Lal, Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau, Janelle Low, Andy Mullens, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son, Zoe Wong and Meng-Yu Yan, curated by Sophia Cai.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
Visit website for more information.

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.
See all artworks from our Annual Exhibition 2020 online.

Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info).
Every weekend from Jan 16 to April 5. Including Australia Day Jan 26, Labour Day March 8, Good Friday April 2, Easter Monday April 5. The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30 and Parks Victoria’s punt service operates from Como landing 11.00 to 5.00.
Jan 16 to Feb 7 Association of Sculptors of Victoria.
Feb 13 to 28 Valley Potters.
March 6 to April 5 A4 Art Australia – National Exhibition of A4 sized artworks.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Jan 20 to Feb 6 New sculptures and drawings by Sean Meilak.
Feb 10 to 27 Rain sounds by Travis MacDonald.

Sean Meilak, Untitled, 2020, acrylic paint, ply, MDF, polystyrene, steel, PVA, liquid nails, 103 x 70 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries

Women’s Art Register
Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Currently available via appt only.
Visit website for updates.
Member organisation with information on 5,000+ women artists. Supported by the City of Yarra.

Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran

Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12) 248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Jan 29 to Feb 20 G1: Between The Blades by Rebecca L Stewart. G2: Memorial To A Fictional Life by Leonie Leivenzon. G3: TOUCHED …in the making by Judith Roberts. G4: In Plain Sight by Laura Rouhan. Cupboard Space: The Beam by Maximilian Harley.

Leonie Leivenzon, Memorial 1, 2020, found objects, multiple dimensions. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

Feb 26 to March 20 The entire gallery: Hanging by a Thread – Daniela Strauss, Kerrie Taylor and Paul Duldig.

Taylor Kerrie, I’m sorry for not holding you in my arms, 2019, recycled yarn and rope various sizes depending on selection, up to 60cm in height. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

Fletcher Arts
1/404 Malvern Road, South Yarra 3141.
Open by appt.

MARS Gallery
7 James Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9521-7517.
By appt only, contact Andy Dinan 0412-999-652.
To Feb 1 Analysis (11) by Sophia Hewson – Hewson’s work stretches over eight metres in length and is compiled of over 700 faces along with statements and letters. Sourced over an extensive two year period, Analysis (11) is a grand non narrative celebration of representations of individuals or identifiable characters that are of particular significance to the artist.
Feb 2 to March 7 Nowhere Near by Dani McKenzie. Mining through pre-existing images of the past in order to open up new possibilities ñ new images, new meanings – in the present, Nowhere Near is a contemplation of the grief, empathy, loneliness and desire felt by many in 2020.

Dani McKenzie, Silhouetted by the Sea, 2020, oil on linen, 46 x 46cm. Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery

Also, Monstera Obliqua by Atong Atem. Atemís work explores the inherent intimacy of portraiture and photography as well as the role photographers take as story tellers. This series uses photographic portraits, archival images and floral scans in sculptural, woven and collage forms.

Atong Atem. Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery

Scott Livesey Galleries
610 High Street, Prahran 3181.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Mon by appt.
Through Jan, open by appt only.
Through Feb, Group Exhibition.

STATION | Melbourne
9 Ellis Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9826-2470.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

Bayside Gallery
(map ref Melway 67 F10) cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
(03) 9261-7111.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry.
Check website for gallery hours.
Through Jan and Feb, Vista: Views from the Port Phillip City Collection brings historical works, dating from the 1860s, into conversation with contemporary perceptions. Visit the 3D tour here:

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Temporarily closed.

The Torch
46 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9042-1236.
Check gallery website for exhibition details.

Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598-9657.
Visit the website for visiting information.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.

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.
From Feb 2 to 21: Tues, Thurs and second Sun of the month by appt. Groups welcome.
The new exhibition, The Studio of Karl Duldig – A Living Legacy, tells the story of the sculptor Karl Duldig, his journey from Europe to Australia and the studios he established along the way. Explore a powerful body of modernist works that communicate about family life, WWII, displacement and survival through art. ‘Connecting through Clay’ workshops during January, all age groups.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Director: Liz McDowell.
Check website for gallery hours.
To Jan 30 Blossom and Flourish – FPS Members Summer Exhibition. FPS members create an immersive and inspirational installation featuring glorious prints of flowers and foliage filling our gallery walls in with a bouquet of colour. Purchase a work for $25 and help support FPS!
Feb 4 to 27 Second Impressions – 15 printmakers from the Firestation Print Studio, VIC, and 15 printmakers from The Makers Studio, NSW, have created a print that is indicative of their practice, with two prints in the edition. Edition 1 by all 30 printmakers stays in its initial state, while edition 2, is sent to a corresponding interstate printmaker for their artists to add to the artworks. In February, we will exhibit both the initial prints and the collaborative edition 2 works.

Karen Neal, Blossom and Flourish, 2020, Gelliprints, 25 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and Firestation Print Studio Gallery

Cheryl McCoy & Linda Baker (collaboration), They made us wear hession, 2020, edition 2/2, collagraph, drypoint, hand-colouring, watercolour, 38 x 28cm. Courtesy the artists and Firestation Print Studio Gallery

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
03) 9787-2953 .
Visit website for info.

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

Metro Gallery
1214 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-8511.
Gallery Manager: Rebecca Sheahan.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.


Eastgate Gallery
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656.
Gallery remains open on the website.A selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Jan-Feb Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Summer Exhibition featuring Margaret McLoughlin’s ‘Lake Munga’ series of oil paintings and Luke Rabl’s ‘Uluru’ series of paintings.
Also, oil and mixed media paintings, ceramics, sculptures from over 20 artists.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9852-8772.
Please check gallery website for details.

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4770.
For current opening hours please refer to website.
Jan 19 to Feb 28 Let’s Go mixed media by Johnny Romeo.
Jan 23 to April 10 Reconfigured/Rediscovered – brings together a group of artists to extend our perceptions of photography and image-making into new realms.

Caulfield Elsternwick

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.
Jan 27 to 30 MADA Now – Monash Fine Art Graduate Exhibition.

Greater Melbourne

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 31 Summer@Bulleen Art & Garden – mixed group exhibition.
Feb 5 to March 14 Ceramics, metal and paintings by Annette Nobes, Mel Rayski-Mati, Sandi Nicolaides and Bruce McKay.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Check website for gallery hours.
Jan 13 to March 27 Li by Shannon Lyons – Shannon Lyons was the winner of the A1 Darebin Art Salon in 2018. Her new work, Li, responds to the unique social and institutional histories of the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, formerly the Bundoora Repatriation Mental Hospital and references the work of psychiatrist Dr John Cade.

Shannon Lyons, Study for Li, 2020, digital photograph. Courtesy the artist and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Jan 13 to March 27 Through the hand to the mouth by Jeremy Eaton explores the gesture of lighting a cigarette as a recurrent motif in gay cinema since 1950. This series of prints continues Eaton’s inquiry into undisclosed homosocial histories, evoking the sensuality of these discrete exchanges.
Jan 13 to March 27 The Multiverse – Xanthe Dobbie, IMMI, Bhenji Ra as part of Club Ate with Justin Shoulder, Diego Ramirez and Kaylene Whiskey, curated by Charlotte Christie. In this exhibition, five artists will each inhabit a room within Bundoora Homestead Art Centre transforming the space into their own version of the universe. In these parallel worlds the artists offer us a portal into what could be in their alternative realities within the multiverse.

Kaylene Whiskey, Dolly Parton and Tina Turner, 2019, acrylic on linen, 91 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist, Iwantja Arts, South Australia and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Deakin University Art Gallery at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
Feb 10 to March 26 Venetian Blind.
Curated by Professor David Cross and Associate Professor Cameron Bishop, this exhibition features over 23 Australian and New Zealand artists and creative researchers.

Sandy Gibbs, Jondi Keane and Patrick Pound, The Spacer, 2019, digital video of public actions in Venice. © the artists. Courtesy the artists and Deakin University Art Gallery

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5) 1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Closed until further notice, check the website for updates.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
To Feb 14 Joy Hester: Remember Me. Read more…
Also, Archie Barry: Fistimuff.

Joy Hester, Face (with Yellow Background), c.1947, brush and ink and gouache on paper, 27.6 x 37.6cm. Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne Gift of Barrett Reid 1990. © Joy Hester/Copyright Agency 2019

To Feb 21 Carolyn Eskdale: Memory Horizon.
To March 14 Albert Tucker: Marking the Past.

The Hut Gallery
Ferntree Gully Arts Society Inc
157 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully 3156.
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 7 to 28 Lockdown Art.

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7) 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 17 Instants by Lina Buck and Isabelle Buck – a mediation of architectural and material echoes within the Incinerator Gallery.

Lina and Isabel Buck, Instants, 2020, recorded video 7’49’’, timber, rubber, fabric, foam. Filmed by Aaron Claringbold. Courtesy the artists and Incinerator Gallery

To Jan 17 Fireworks is Moonee Valley’s annual art and design awards for Year 11 & 12 students who live, work or study in Moonee Valley.
Also, Seeking New Gold Mountain by Garrie Maguire – a photographic project that gives visual representation to those who have left home to seek a better life in another country.

Garrie Maguire, 2018.05.04: Seeking in Dali, China (detail). Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Gallery

To Feb 27 Flight Path: I Want to Believe by Julia Powles. Taking the idea of invisible linkages as its conceptual starting point, this exhibition uses everyday materials to record and translate the flight paths made by Julia’s father.

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 (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367.
Feb 2 to March 27 Empty Streets and Stacked Chairs – an exhibition of photographs by David Wadelton and Bill McAuley documenting life across Manningham during the last days of the first COVID-19 lockdown in March and April 2020.

David Wadelton, Bulleen Corner, 2020, digital photograph. Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Temporary opening hours: Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 7 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. In 2020 MGA celebrated its 30th anniversary and the Bowness Photography Prize marked its 15th year. Over the last 15 years, the Bowness Photography Prize has emerged as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. The Prize continues to showcase excellence in photography.

Madeline Bishop, Yuyi and Yola, 2020, from the series ‘Without your mother’, pigment inkjet prints, 61 x 61cm (each). Courtesy the artist and Monash Gallery of Art

Michael Cook, Birthday, 2020, from the series ‘Livin’ the dream’, pigment inkjet print, 120 x 180cm. Courtesy the artist, THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane and Monash Gallery of Art

7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-7712.
Check website for gallery opening times.
Feb 5 to April 5 Victoria’s Nillumbik Shire Council presents Art in the Time of COVID-19. Forty local and national artists have been commissioned to create new artworks in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, installation, video, dance and textile that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe.

Michelle Hamer, Relax We’re Doing Great, 2020, hand-stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 26 x 33cm. Courtesy the artist and Montsalvat

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4) Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Open online during COVID-19 restrictions.
Visit website for updates and exhibition programs.
To Feb 21 2020 National Works on Paper, an MPRG exhibition. In 2020, as part of MPRG’s 50th anniversary celebrations, MPRG is holding the prestigious biennial National Works on Paper (NWOP) acquisitive exhibition. With a long and rich history, NWOP attracts leading artists from across Australia working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture. NWOP supports and promotes contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper, with up to $50,000 acquisitions and awards (including the $15,000 major acquisitive award). Seventy-six artists from all corners of Australia have been shortlisted from over 1,100 entries for the 2020 National Works on Paper (NWOP) prize. The finalists are: Kim Anderson, Suzanne Archer, Lyn Ashby, Peter Atkins, Elizabeth Banfield, Hannah Beilharz, Chris Bond & Drew Pettifer, Godwin Bradbeer, Kaye Brown, Jane Burton, Penelope Cain, Marilou Chagnaud, Timothy Cook, Matt Coyle, Sam Cranstoun, Julia Davis & Lisa Jones, Stephen Eastaugh, Naomi Eller, Robert Ewing, Robert Fielding, Anna Finlayson, Belinda Fox, David Frazer, Kath Fries, Brian Fuata, Ash Garwood, Minna Gilligan, Shaun Gladwell, Tamika Grant-Iramu, Katherine Hattam, Judy Holding, Anna Hoyle, Clare Humphries, Winsome Jobling, Deborah Kelly, Iluwanti Ken, Martin King, Ilona Kiss, Barbie Kjar, Jenna Lee, Dane Lovett, Chips Mackinolty, Laith McGregor, Noel McKenna, Roma McLaughlin, Todd McMillan, Fiona McMonagle, Vera Möller, Ray Monde, Kent Morris, Tom O’hern, Becc Ország, David Palliser, Louise Paramor, Hubert Pareroultja, Riley Payne, Tom Polo, Patrick Pound, Linda Puna, Cameron Robbins, Brian Robinson, Annika Romeyn, Pip Ryan, Wendy Sharpe, Kylie Stillman, Jacqui Stockdale, Marina Strocchi, Hiromi Tango, Hossein Valamanesh, Lisa Waup, Rosie Weiss, Regina Wilson, Judith Wright and Heidi Yardley.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Adults, $10. Seniors $8. Concession, $5.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and all public hols.
To March 8 Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce. Read more...

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7) Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 3.00.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
Visit website for exhibitions information.

Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To Jan 17 Landscapes in Light by Graeme Myrteza.
Jan 23 to Feb 28 Contrary States by Graham Jones.

Graeme Myrteza, Kimberley Gold, oil on canvas, 120 x 180cm. Courtesy the artist and Yering Station Art Gallery

Graham Jones, Can’t Breathe, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 234cm. Courtesy the artist and Yering Station Art Gallery