December 2018 | January 2019 Listings

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Federation Square CBD

Art at St Francis
Contemporary Art

326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
Dec 11 to Jan 15, 2019 Landscapes of Lights an exhibition of paintings by Bev Plowmann.

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 daily.
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.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Deakin Downtown Gallery
Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3008.
(03) 9244-5344.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
To Dec 12 Journey Through Life: Artworks By The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre Youth Group Members.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne – Flinders Street
270 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Jan 17 to March 17, 2019 (opening Thurs Jan 17, 6pm) Artists of Warlukurlangu, Indigenous Art Pop-Up Exhibition.
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne has partnered with Hearth Galleries of Healesville to present a vibrant and insightful exhibition of large-scale paintings, featuring artists from the Central Australian Aboriginal communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi. Through colourful unrestricted palettes, ancient iconography and the sharing of their Jukurrpas (Dreaming stories), the artists of Yuendumu and Nyirripi give a powerful insight into the integration of a loving knowledge of country that is at once spiritual, sustainable, ecological, regenerative and creative.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 8 to Feb 24, 2019 Koorie Art Show 2018, and Kids and Youth Awards. The Koorie Art Show is an annual open-entry award exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of our Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. In partnership with VACCA we are also presenting a Kids and Youth Awards for artists aged 5-16 years.

Marilyne Nicholls, Emu Feathered Necklace and Parrot Feather Necklace, 2017, feathers, fibre, ochre. Private collection. Winner of the Koorie Art Show 2017 3D Award. Photograph: James Henry. Courtesy the artist and Koorie Heritage Trust

Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9671-4311.
Open by appt. To make an appointment, or request an invite to 2018 viewings and events email, or call the gallery.
Lesley Kehoe Galleries is an internationally recognised gallery for contemporary and historical Japanese artworks. The Galleries provide visitors with an immersive experience underpinned by beauty and intellect.

Media House Gallery, The Age
655 Collins Street (opp. Southern Cross Station), Melbourne 3000.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm, closed weekends and public holidays.
To Jan 31, 2019 MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE: Its Art & Soul. Prominent Victorian artists capture Australia’s most liveable City’s uniqueness through a delightful array of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.
Contact: Jacqueline Taylor OAM: 0418-357-814,

Pamela Conder, Kiani at 40, 2018, mixed media on paper, 111 x 92cm. Courtesy the artist and Media House Gallery, The Age

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 28, 2019 Baldessin / Whiteley: Parallel Visions.
To Feb 2019 Design Storytellers: The Work of Broached Commissions.
To Feb 3, 2019 Polly Borland: Polyverse.
To Feb 17, 2019 Ken Unsworth: Truly, Madly.
To Feb 24, 2019 Rigg Design Prize.
To July 14, 2019 Blak to the Future.

George Baldessin, The hat, 1967, colour etching and aquatint, artist’s proof, 48.6 x 40.2cm (plate), 73 x 55.5cm (sheet). National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. © The Estate of George Baldessin. Courtesy National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Neon Parc
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-0911
Also at 15 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Pan Pacific Melbourne
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3000.
Free entry.
Open daily/nightly.
To Jan 31, 2019 MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE: Its Art & Soul – 38 prominent Victorian artists capture Australia’s most liveable City’s uniqueness through a delightful array of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.
Enquiries: Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Exhibition Manager/Curator 0418-357-814

Joe Blundell, Conducting the Orchestra of Light, 2018, oil on canvas, 153 x 211cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne

Mike Rings, Across the Bridge, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Free admission. Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
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Dec 7 to Jan 9, 2019 Analogue art in a Digital World – presents a survey of contemporary artists who use the analogue practices of painting and drawing to create artworks that engage with or are influenced by digital visual culture. Artists: Monika Behrens, Natasha Bieniek, Chris Bond, Andrew Browne, Magda Cebokli, Simon Finn, Juan Ford, Stephen Haley, Michelle Hamer, Kate Just, Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Amanda Marburg, Viv Miller, Jan Nelson, Becc Orszag, David Ralph, Datsun Tran, Darren Wardle and Alice Wormald. Curated by Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd.
Free public programs:
Curator talk: Fri Dec 7, 12.30-1.30pm with Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd. Bookings
Group artist talk: Thurs Dec 13, 12.30-1.30pm with Stephen Haley, Kate Just and Viv Miller. Bookings
Analogue Art in a Digital World: Thurs Jan 17, 2019, 6-7pm Symposium + Drinks. Bookings

Michelle Hamer, Put Yourself In a Better Place, 2011, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 82cm x 104.5cm. Courtesy the artist and RMIT Gallery

Darren Wardle, Sleepwalker, 2016, oil and acrylic on linen, 153 x 213cm. Courtesy the artist and RMIT Gallery

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000
Fax 9654-7000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 15 Sky Light Mind by Brendan Huntley.

Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 21 KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER by Mike Parr. Read more…

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 20 Chivalry by Guan Wei.
Gallery closed Dec 21 to Jan 21, 2019.

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.
Dec 5 to 22 Anticipation is Half of the Seduction – Helen Grogan, Christopher Boots, Shannon May Powell, Honey Long, Prue Stent, Kathleen Campone-Burn and Isabella Whawhai Mason. Blindside Emerging Curator Mentorship. Curator Jonathan Homsey and Mentor Hannah Matthews.
Jan 17 to 19, 2019 Summer Studio – Emma Berry, Viva Hall and Liv Moriarty.
Jan 23 to Feb 9, 2019 Stardust by Kirsty Macafee.
Also, In Situ Series 2 – Bethany Atkinson-Quinton, Snehargho Ghosh, Hamuera Rimene, Hannah Donnelly, Alice Skye and Charlotte Allingham. Part of the MIDSUMMA program.
Gallery closes Dec 23, reopening Jan 17, 2019.

Kirsty Macafee, States of matter, 2018. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Chapter House Lane
Entry via Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
To Dec 31 Seven Year Itch – Tarik Ahlip, Matt Arbuckle, Ted Barraclough, Stephen Benwell, Sandra Black, Robert Brain, Kirsty Budge, Aaron Carter, Alan Constable, Lane Cormicj, Archer Davies, Naomi Eller, Bern Emmerichs, Emily Ferretti, Matlok Griffiths, Kez Hughes, Emily Hunt, Caroline Kennedy-McCracken, Maddison Kitching, Robyne Latham, Tina Lee, Justin Lee Williams, Julian Martin, Alasdair McLuckie, Dan Moynihan, Pia Murphy, Grant Nimmo, Nabilah Nordin, Charles O’Loughlin, Alexander Ouchtomsky, Toby Pola, Oscar Perry, Sarah Poulgrain, David Ray, Kate Robertson, Jonas Ropponen, Ben Sexton, Tai Snaith, Petrus Spronk, Vipoo Srivilasa, Georgia Szmerling, Kate Tucker, Ronnie van Hout, Prue Venables, Peter Waples-Crowe and Gerry Wedd.

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane behind Supernormal, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 6.00, Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Flinders Lane Gallery
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Please consult website for any opening hours changes.
Our extensive stockroom can also be viewed on our website.
Dec 4 to 22 Perception by Janne Kearney.
Jan 15 to Feb 2, 2019 Artists of Warlukurlangu.

Janne Kearney, Sucker, 2018, oil on linen, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Dec 4 to 14 BLACKANDBLUE: Coral or Coal photography by The Light Collective.
Jan 22 to Feb 2, 2019 Recent Drawings by Barry Dickins.

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.
Dec 5 to 22 Rochelle Matthews.
Jan 30 to Feb 28, 2019 Aspire.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
Dec 15 to March 24, 2019 The Theatre is Lying: The Inaugural Macfarlane Commissions – the first in a new series of exhibitions featuring new commissions by leading contemporary Australian artists at mid-career, the inaugural Macfarlane Commissions exhibition The Theatre is Lying presents five new works from artists who seek to construct alternative narratives and worlds through illusionary, illusory, cinematic and theatrical devices. Artists explore ideas of smoke and mirrors, trompe l’oeil, phantasmagoria, red herrings and conspiracy theories and the representations and misrepresentations of cinema and media. The exhibition also considers the role of the spectator as an active agent in a world in which we are all actors, and the increasing interplay between subjective and objective and psychic and social structures. Artists: Sol Calero, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Daniel Jenatsch, Matthew Griffin and Anna Breckon & Nat Randall. Curated by Max Delany and Annika Kristensen.

Anna Breckon and Nat Randall, Rear View, 2018, production still . Photograph: Ross Turley. Courtesy the artists and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry to the galleries and workshop.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
Guided tours Wed 11am and Thurs 2pm, $10 per person: bookings essential.
View the weavers and dyer at work on major contemporary art commissions and artists in residence. Tapestry being woven on the looms designed by Justin Hill.
To Feb 1, 2019 A PASSION FOR TAPESTRY: Small Tapestries from a Private Collection. Small tapestries from the collection of Tuppy Cole, long-term friend and supporter of the ATW. The exhibition features 18 small tapestries, woven since 2004, by current and former weavers at the ATW. The collection includes tapestries that interpret designs by significant Australian artists, as well as tapestries based on the weaver’s own designs. Many of the works are experimental and demonstrate the open possibilities of the tapestry form.

Buxton Contemporary
Cnr Dodds Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
(03) 9035-9339.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs to 8.00.
The new purpose-built home for the Michael Buxton Collection of contemporary art.
To Feb 17, 2019 Mira Gojak & Takehito Koganezawa: The Garden of Forking Paths. Read more…

Mira Gojak, Prop for Instabilities 2, 2013. The Michael Buxton Collection, The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Michael and Janet Buxton. Courtesy the artist and Buxton Contemporary

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.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 4 to 9 (opening Mon Dec 3, 5.30-7.30pm) VCA Masters Exhibition 2018 – an annual exhibition showcasing work by graduating students from Masters of Contemporary Art and Masters of Fine Art at the VCA School of Art.

Brigit Ryan, Slippery Surfaces, 2018, steel, concrete, clay, wax, canvas, chalk, paper, acrylic, plastic sheet, archival print, painter’s tape, bronze Photograph: Gareth Sobey. Courtesy the artist and Margaret Lawrence Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 27, 2019 A Modern Life: Tablewares 1930s-1980s.
To Feb 17, 2019 Julian Opie, and Julian Opie for Kids.
To March 24, 2019 Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun. Also, Designing Women.
To March 24, 2019 NGV Architecture Commission: Doubleground by Muir + Openwork.

Julian Opie, Sara dancing (Sparkly top), 2004, continuous computer animation on LCD screen, 102.7 x 58.8 x 11.5cm. Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Victoria

Carlton Nth Melbourne

Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9347-1700.
During exhibitions Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

The Dax Centre
Rear of 30 Royal Parade, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6258.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
The Dax Centre exhibits selections of works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, all of which are created by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological trauma.

170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9329-1860.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
Dec 1 to 8 Minang Boodjar by Christopher Pease.
Project Space: A Sense of Being by Alichia van Rhijn.
Jan 17 to Feb 23, 2019 Minang Boodjar by Christopher Pease.
Project Space: A Sense of Being by Alichia van Rhijn.
Gallery closed Dec 8 to Jan 15, 2019.

Christopher Pease, Target 3, 2018, oil on canvas, 155 x 290cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith

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.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To March 3, 2019 Clement Meadmore: The Art of Mid-Century Design.
Gallery closed from Dec 24, reopening Jan 2, 2019.

Clement Meadmore, Calyx pendant lamp, 1954, steel, enamel paint on aluminium, steel. Harris/Atkins Collection. Photograph: Dean Keep and Jeromie Maver. Courtesy the estate of the artist and The Ian Potter Museum of Art

Langford 120
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9328-8658.
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 16 Transitions… by Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco, and Still Life 2007 – Liliana Barbieri, Susan Knight, Sarina Lirosi and Trevor Mein. Also, ..And Then.. – GCfD group exhibition.
Passage gallery: Janet Passehl.
Gallery closed from Dec 17 until further notice.

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.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577.
Nov 29 to Dec 2 (opening Thurs Nov 29, 6-8pm) A Journey to new beginnings by Brian Reberger. Fri-Sun 11am-6pm.

Brian Reberger, Reflections. Courtesy the artist and Steps Gallery

Brian Reberger, Fond Memories. Courtesy the artist and Steps Gallery

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).
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To Dec 21 Baratjala: Sea Spray and Lightning Strike by Nonggirrnga Marawili.

Nonggirrnga Marawili, Baratjala, 2018, natural earth pigments on bark, 208 x 102cm  © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Buku Larrnggay Mulka, Northern Territory and Alcaston Gallery

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 9 Painted from my Life by William Robinson.
Dec 11 to 21 Group Exhibition.
Jan 14 to Feb 17, 2019 Group Exhibition.

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.
Dec 11 to 21 Group Exhibition.
Jan 14 to Feb 17, 2019 Group Exhibition.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM. Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 16, 2019 Impressions 2018 – APW’s major fundraising exhibition featuring original limited edition fine art prints by over 180 contemporary artists.
APW is closed from Dec 22, and reopens Jan 8, 2019.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 , 0413-584-829.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 5 to 16 (opening Fri Dec 7, 6-8pm) Jason Hazle, Mohamed Abumeis and Supmanee Chaisansuk.
Dec 19 to 30 (opening Fri Dec 21, 6-8 pm) Edward Burger, Peter Shapland and Lulu Lala.
Jan 9 to 20, 2019 (opening Thurs Jan 10, 6-8pm) Jess Merlo.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 8596-0173.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
Dec 5 to 18 (opening Fri Dec 7, 6-9pm) Art and Life by Colin Palethorpe.

Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169, 0413-537-532.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 20 The Prize Show – a group exhibition combining the Winner and People’s Choice Winner of Who is Looking at You 2018; Glenda Fell Jones & Lisa Nolan, plus the Winner of Life Abstracted 2018; Ella Baudinet.
Gallery closed 2019.

Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.00.
Nov 27 to Feb 11, 2019 TIWI TREATS – in conjunction with Jilamara and Munupi Arts & Crafts Association.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 10, 2019.

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
Nov 30 to Dec 13 (opening Fri Nov 30, 6.30pm) PRITHVI-EARTH latest works by Malcolm Berry.
Dec 14 to Jan 5, 2019 (opening Fri Dec 14, 6.30pm) Tarkine in Motion presented by The Bob Brown Foundation.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 6.00, excluding public hols.
Gallery closed Jan 6 to Feb 7, 2019.

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 20 Odyssey by Tyra Hutchens.

Tyra Hutchens, Adrift, 2017, oil on linen, 70 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

Jan 19 to 30, 2019 Party of Special Things – a group exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 21 to Jan 18, 2019.

Wayne Fogden, The Royal Armoury, Turin, 2018, inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper 37.5 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

in.cube8r gallery & emporium
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Nov 29 to Dec 11 (opening Thurs Nov 29, 6-8pm) Collage – a collection of collage works from several Melbourne artists.
Dec 13 to 24 (opening Thurs Dec 13, 6-8pm) The Third Annual CATShibition – a collection of cat art by cat crazy Melbourne artists!
Gallery closed Dec 25 to Jan 2, 2019.

Modern Times
311 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9913-8598.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street , Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Wed-Fri, 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Nov 28 to Dec 16 Virginia Cuppaidge.

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.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 7 to 22 red stocking – annual Xmas group show.
Gallery closed through Jan 2019.

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street (cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 2 Ilona Jetmar, Beata Slifierz, Kate Hudson, Keiko Goto, Zsofi Samu and Riccardo Armillei.
To Dec 16 Jennifer Plunkett, Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan, Julie Hall, Birgit Jordan and Kristen Solury.
Dec 5 to 16 (opening Wed Dec 5, 6.30-8pm) Rafael Gurvich.
Also, Biblio Art Prize, and TJ Bateson.
Jan 23 to Feb 3, 2019 (opening Wed Jan 23, 6.30-8pm) Midsumma Festival – Tim Craker, Ren Gregorcic, TJ Bateson, Tricia Page and Ben Mercer & Tom Page.
Also, Pink Bits group show, and Men on Men a selection presented by The Laird.
Gallery closed Dec 17 to Jan 22, 2019.
Gallery open daily 11.00 to 5.00, from Wed Jan 23 to Sun Feb 3, 2019 during Midsumma.

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

Brunswick Northcote

Beinart Gallery
1 Sparta Place, Brunswick 3056.
Dec 1 to 23 (opening Sat Dec 1, 6-9pm) Ephemera by Kim Hyunji.
Kim Hyunji (Kim Kim Kim) explores notions of fleeting disarray and moments of pure euphoria achieved briefly through the use of drugs in her exhibition;

Kim Hyunji (Kim Kim Kim), Shannon, 2018, oil on linen, 41 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Beinart Gallery

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.
Office: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 15 Moreland Summer Show 2018: Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award.
Feb 1 to March 3, 2019 (opening Thurs Jan 31, 6-8pm) Gallery one: Twenty by Ovens Street Studios.
Gallery two: Endangered Space by Studio 23a.

Islamic Museum of Australia
15A Anderson Road, Thornbury 3071.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 29 to Dec 16 (opening Thurs Nov 29, 6pm) Return by Felicity Gordon.
Dec 18 to 23 And the distance kept going, through the cypress trees by Marito Rodriguez.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 8 Looking – and looked at – group show.
Dec 12 to 22 Works on Paper – group show.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 26, 2019.

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 Jan 17, 2019 Blessings paintings by Cheryle Bannon at Decoy Café & Gallery, 303 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

Herring Island ñ Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info).
Every weekend from Jan 12 to April 22, 2019. Including Australia Day Holiday Jan 28, Labour Day March 11, Easter Mon April 22. The gallery is open 11.30am to 4.30pm and Parks Vic’s punt service operates from Como landing 11am to 5pm.
Jan 12 to Feb 3, 2019 (opening Sat Jan 12, 12-2pm) Meander – Association of Sculptors Victoria.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Dec 15 Seven sake cups by Kevin Lincoln.
Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Glenn Barkley, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Paul Boston, Gunter Christmann, Julie Ciccarone, Brenda L. Croft, Harry Dixon Mptyane, Julia 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 (CN) 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), Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Wukun Wanambi, Wolpa Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

Kevin Lincoln, Two sake cups, 2017, oil on canvas, 36 x 38.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries

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.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 6 to 16 (opening Thurs Dec 6, 6-8pm) Outside In – a selection of new works by the Visual Arts students at Box Hill Institute – CAE Campus.
Dec 19 to Feb 24, 2019 YSG Summer Artist in Residence Program – open to the public every Friday 11-4pm.
Artist talk and closing celebration: Sun Feb 24, 2-4pm.
Special event: Fri night Feb 22 – check social media for updates.

Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran

Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12)
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459.
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 15 Gallery 1: Zoe Mullins: Wild Ribbons.
Gallery 2: Helen French: Regeneration.
Gallery 3: Yumemi Hiraki: A Warm Glow to Remember.

Yumemi Hirak, A Warm Glow to Remember, 2018, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Alternating current Art Space

Gallery 4: Georgia Mill: Weather Warning (· · · – – – · · ·).
The Cupboard: Hugh Matthews: Is It Light Where You Are.
Gallery closed Dec 16 to Jan 31, 2019.

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

Linden New Art
Back home in St Kilda
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 10, 2019 Linden Postcard Show 2018-19.

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.

9 Ellis Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9826-2470.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 22 Mark Hilton and Clare Milledge.
Jan 22 to Feb 16, 2019 (opening Sat Feb 2, 4-6pm) Laith McGregor and Reko Rennie.

Studio B Gallery
509 High Street, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9510-1607.
Director: Tamsin Buic.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 5 to 16 Made In (N) by Kenshi Kondo. Kondo is a Japanese artist who will be exhibiting for the first time in his art career, referencing the pop and street art of the 60’s and 80’s.
Jan 2 to 13, 2019 It’s Hard to Explain by Alana Lewis – a showcase of works drawing on personal experiences, conversations, memories and the communication behind them.

Alana Lewis, The Feelings For You, 2018, acrylic on linen, 90 x 130cm. Courtesy the artist and Studio B Gallery

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.
To Feb 3, 2019 Lucky charm – Abdul Rahman-Abdullah, Kate Beynon, Helen Britton, Sai-Wai Foo, Hannah Gartside, Niharika Hukku and Jumaadi. Accompanying project space by Vipoo Srivilasa and Sai-Wai Foo. The concept of a lucky charm has a potency that has endured across cultures, religions and timespans. Lucky charm brings together eight contemporary artists from differing cultural backgrounds who explore the intangible and irrational magic that gives objects their perceived power.
Gallery closed from Dec 22 and reopens Jan 15, 2019.

Helen Britton, Devil, 2016, silver, paint, 11 x 6 x 1.5cm. Collection of the University of Western Australia. Courtesy the artist and Bayside Gallery

Jumaadi, Snake wedding, 2018, acrylic on buffalo hide, 66 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne and Bayside Gallery

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.00 (during exhibitions), Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Dec 5 to Jan 22, 2019 The City of Port Phillip will present Recent Acquisitions – works acquired for the City’s Visual Art Collection in 2017 and 2018. A highlight of the exhibition, which includes works on paper, paintings, photographs and ceramics is Albert Tucker’s ‘Self Portrait’ (1939).
Jan 30 to Feb 27, 2019 Confined 10 – featuring artworks by Indigenous artists currently within, or recently released, from Victorian prisons. Celebrating 10 years of Confined, artworks created through The Torch are part of a rehabilitation process to help build confidence and pathways to reconnect with the community.

Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598 9657.
Tue-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
To Dec 15 PATJU – new paintings by Patju Presley, in association with Spinifex Arts Project, WA.
Gallery closed Dec 20 to Jan 29, 2019.

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 Burke Road, East Malvern 3145.
(03) 9885-3358.
Tues, Thurs and second Sat of every month 1.00 to 3.00, or groups by appt.
Through Dec and Feb 2019 SLAWA: modernist art and design – a Viennese modernist in Melbourne.
Feb 10, 2019 World Umbrella Day Fundraiser.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 27, 2019.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8)
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 28 to Jan, 2019 Salon Show 2018: FPS Members Exhibition.
Jan 30 to Feb 16, 2019 Il Bisonte Part II – Il Bisonte Florence comes to Firestation Print Studio Gallery.
Feb 20 to March 9, 2019 Marie Mason with Lisa Stebbing: Linocuts.
Workshop Classes: Dec 9 Louise Jennison, Solander Box.
Jan 19 and 20, 2019 Bronwyn Rees, True Grit (plastic plate drypoint).
Feb 2 and 3, 2019 Bronwyn Rees, Books & Beyond (artists books).
Gallery closes Dec 22, and reopens Jan 9, 2019.

Bronwyn Rees, You’re always walking away, 2018, multi plate colour drypoint on plastic, edition of 10, 40 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Firestation Print Studio Gallery

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 8 Jennyfer Stratman.

Jennyfer Stratman, Celestial Garden, bronze, steel, pigment, 103 x 101 x 12cm

MAS Gallery
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9822-7813.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.
March 1 to 10, 2019 Cheap n Cheery Art Sale.

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 8 Jason Benjamin, Marc Blake and Paul White.
To Dec 22 Christmas Exhibition.
Gallery open by appt only from Dec 22 until Jan 29, 2019.

Jason Benjamin, Summer in Siam, 2018, oil on linen, 122 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries

Ten Cubed
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
Feb 5 to May 4, 2019 Cyrus Tang.
Opening the 2019 exhibition calendar will be artist Cyrus Tang who is the newest addition to the Ten Cubed 2 Collection. Ten Cubed began collecting Tang in 2016 with the acquisition of the Children’s Encyclopaedia series and has continued to collect her photographic and sculptural works throughout 2017 and 2018. Tang is a Melbourne-based artist who works with photomedia, mixed-media, video and installation. Her works develop a visual representation reflecting on the notion of nostalgia, memory and absence. Tang’s practice centres around the exploration of various permanent and ephemeral materials including clay, ash, water, steam and human hair, it examines the process of disappearance and creates ‘a phantasmic site of loss’. Cyrus Tang is currently represented by ARC ONE Gallery in Melbourne.

Cyrus Tang, 4505.00s, 2016, Archival giclee print, edition of 5, 4/5, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne and Ten Cubed


East & West Art
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
(03) 9859-6277.
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
Through Dec Christmas Creativity – Helen Momota, Wailin Elliott and Tom Elliott.

Eastgate Gallery
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656.
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.
To Dec 15 Abode paintings, sculpture and lithographs by Dean Bowen.

Dean Bowen, The House of Love, 2016, oil on linen, 122 x 183cm. Courtesy the artist and Eastgate Gallery

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Dec 1 to 22 Summer Exhibition – oil and media paintings, ceramics and sculpture.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 16, 2019.
From Jan 17, 2019 continuation of Summer Exhibition.
Jan 2019 hours Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.

Quadrant Gallery
(map ref Melway 45 A8)
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 15 Colour Rhythm Harmony – this group exhibition pays homage to the talent and diversity of a selection of the many wonderful artists who have exhibited with us on a regular basis over the years. The variety of subject, medium and style is a reflection of Quadrant Gallery’s philosophy and passion for art. This dynamic and colourful exhibition will be a delightful and festive end to the year.

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4770.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Dec 16 Main Galleries: Louise Saxton: The Linen Project – an immersive installation that pays homage to past lives and past labour. Featuring unique two and three-dimensional assemblages created by Saxton from discarded and disinherited domestic linens, which the artist has collected over several decades.

Louise Saxton, Studio view of works in progress for The Linen Project, 2018 Photograph: Gavin Hansford. © Louise Saxton. Courtesy the artist, Gould Creative, Melbourne and Town Hall Gallery

Jan 19 to March 10, 2019 In Real Time – celebrates the history of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA). Founded in 1974, AGRA has brought realist art into the Australian spotlight for well over 40 years. In this exhibition, 19 winners of the annual AGRA Australian Art Excellence Award will have work on display alongside realist paintings from the Town Hall Gallery Collection.

Anne Melloy, Scottish Highlands, (2017), watercolour, 84 x 103cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Town Hall Gallery – Community Exhibitions:
To Dec 16 Domestic Flight by Nicole Cairns – the still life paintings of Cairns focus on simple objects or common scenes that viewers would otherwise pass by without a second thought. Domestic Flight takes a light-hearted look at our busy lives and sometimes chaotic homes, and what it might look like if the local birds and wildlife inundated them.

Nicole Cairns, Magpie Larks (2017), oil on linen, 51 x 51cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Jan 15 to Feb 10, 2019 Off the Leash by Emily Shannon – whether they run to you or from you, it’s impossible to escape the canines in our community. With over a third of Australian households owning a dog, Shannon’s digitally created hand drawn prints celebrate the pups of Boroondara, but with a difference. These pooches have been juxtaposed with human apparel.
Gallery closed Dec 17 to Jan 19, 2019.

Emily Shannon, Garrick, (2018), limited edition digital Giclée print, 59 x 42cm © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Caulfield Elsternwick

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3402.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Dec 9, 2018 A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize Exhibition of finalists. Gallery Annexe: Flux: Works by VCE students at Glen Eira College.
Jan 22 to Feb 10, 2019 Exploring Nature – Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd and Emma Minnie Boyd from Glen Eira City Council art collection and works on loan from Port Phillip City Collection, Town Hall Gallery Collection and Bayside City Council Art Collection. Curated by Diane Soumilas.
Gallery closed for our maintenance program from Dec 10, reopening on Jan 22, 2019.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat by appt, or during exhibitions 1.00 to 5.00.
Specialists in Australian colonial, impressionist, modern, contemporary and Indigenous painting, sculpture and decorative art. Sourcing European masterworks on request.
To Dec 15 Alice and Beyond: Recent Paintings by Janet Green and Mike Green – works inspired by the magnificent landscapes and detail in the environment while exploring central and northern Australia.
Gallery closed Dec 20 to Feb 2019.

Mike Green, Grandpa’s Girl, synthetic polymer on canvas, 51 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

Janet Green, Full Moon Over Uluru, Still Life with Blood Oranges, 2018, synthetic polymer on canvas, 30 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

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

Melbourne Studio of Art
544 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick 3185.
(03) 9528-3392.
Art classes, art supplies and gallery.
Day and evening courses, weekend workshops. Enrol now for Term 1, 2019. For beginners and advanced students.
Summer drawing and painting intensive with Geoff Dupree and Ben Howe, Jan 7 to 12, 2019.

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
Ground Floor, Building F,
Monash University, Caulfield Campus,
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9905-4217.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 15 Exoplanets by Alicia Frankovich.

Moorabbin Highett

Bayside Sculpture
16B Advantage Road, Highett 3190.
(03) 9553-0661.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
Term 1: eight-week Sculpture Classes beginning 4, 5 and 6 February 2019.

Greater Melbourne

Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (including public hols, except Dec 24 and 25).
To Jan 7, 2019 In the Shape of the Moon – four women artists express the distinctly different phases of their lives while at the same time exploring the creative potentials of paint, clay, textiles and found objects.
Jan 11 to Feb 11, 2019 (opening Sat Jan 12, 1-3pm) Chinese Australian Contemporary Artists – Celebration of Years. Striving to bring two diverse cultures together, this group born in China and raised in Australia, the artists draw from their unique individual experiences to offer exquisite contemporary art including a special sculpture installation.

Pei Pei HE, drawing, ink, 16.5 x 56.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Art at Linden Gate Gallery

ArtSpace at Realm
Ringwood Town Square,
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 5.00.

Belgrave Creative Space
1658a Burwood Highway, Belgrave 3160 .
Fri-Mon 12.00 to 6.00.
Dec 14 to 17 (opening Sun Dec 16, 2-4pm) Youth Art Show by junior and youth art students.
Proposals welcome for Virtues 2019.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas day.
To Jan 27, 2019 Christmas Exhibition – a group show of sculpture, ceramics, baskets, and more.
The gallery still has openings for exhibitions in 2019. Contact

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, call for w’end hours.
Nov 27 to Dec 9 A Christmas A’Fair – Alcove Art Shop.
Dec 11 to 16 (opening Mon Dec 10, 6-8pm) Presence – Adults’ Painting Group.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 3, 2019 Pinkwashing by Richard Harding.
Also, Lucky? – Paola Balla, Aliça Bryson-Haynes, Shoufay Derz, Marlene Gilson, Jonathan Jones, Eugenia Lim, Danie Mellor, Raquel Ormella, Ryan Presley, Lizzy Sampson and John Young. Curated by Sophia Cai and Claire Watson. Exhibition Advisor: Yhonnie Scarce. Read more…
Jan 17 to March 3, 2019 Dapper. Artists include Ray Cook, Lin Tobias, Peter Waples-Crowe, The Butch Project – Meg Allen, UB Topia & Anj Hans. Curated by Angela Bailey.

Raquel Ormella, Wealth for Toil #2, 2014, cotton, acrylic and Australian currency, 200 x 250cm (variable). Darebin Art Collection. Courtesy the artist and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Burrinja Gallery
(map ref Melway 75 B12)
Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Dec 1 to Feb 10, 2019 Black Mist Burnt Country – Testing the Bomb – Maralinga and Australian Art.

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.
To Dec 14 Studio Pottery From The John Nixon Collection.

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5)
1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Dec 10 diversARTy – Living & Learning Nillumbik. Be inspired by Living & Learning Nillumbik tutors and participants, who celebrate the achievements of 2018 with this showcase of visual arts, ceramics, textiles, glass, craftsand more. Vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Dec 13 to Jan 21, 2019 Adventures in Illustration – Yarra Plenty Regional Library & Judith Rossell. An all ages exhibition. Discover the curious creatures, colourful characters and cautionary tales in Judith Rossell’s puzzles, mazes, picture books and novels. Gain insight into Rossell’s practice, including award-winning illustrated novels ‘Withering by Sea’, ‘Wormwood Mire’ and ‘Wakestone Hall’. Exhibition Launch & Family Art Afternoon: Sat Dec 15, 2-4pm.
To be opened by best-selling Australian author Sally Rippin.

Gate 6 Gallery
Gate 6, Cardinia Street, Berwick 3806.
Free entry.
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

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.
(refer to website).
To Dec 30 Tree Project by Heather Hesterman.

Hanging Rock Winery – Art in the Vines
88 Jim Road, Newham 3442.
(03) 5427-0542.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day.
To March 31, 2019 Art in the Vines – an exhibition of sculpture, the first of its kind to be held in the Macedon Ranges. Wander through a trail of discovery, to explore 25 hand-crafted works of art by leading local, national and international sculptors. Free entry.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 24, 2019 Sweeney Reed and Strines Gallery.
Also, Meditation on a Bone: Albert Tucker Beyond the Modern, and Danica Chappell: Thickness of Time.
To March 24, 2019 Mirka Mora: Pas De Deux – Drawing and Dolls. Read more…
To May 19, 2019 Heide I: House of Ideas.

Mirka Mora (1928-2018), Untitled (Serpent, Girl with Striped Hair, Little Devil), c.1974, mixed media. Photograph: Robyn Lea. Courtesy William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, and Heide Museum of Modern Art

Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 20 Express Your Rights Art Exhibition – celebrates the art of young people aged between 15 and 22, made during a series of workshops. The works created aim to express human rights through painting, drawing, photography and sculpture.

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 8 to Jan 13, 2019 Summer Show: Woven Together presents an opportunity to support diversity in Moonee Valley and celebrate creative self-expression. This year the exhibition celebrates the fruits of textile workshops held throughout the year at Flemington Community Centre and the Incinerator Gallery. Works include the tapestries of Joy Smith and her students, contemporary textiles by the students of Bats of Leisure and portraiture by up and coming local photographer Amna Hamid of Studioblkk. Developed in partnership with Moonee Valley’s Community Development team.
Jan 22 to Feb 17, 2019 (opening Fri Jan 25, 6-8pm) Midsumma co-presents: Personal Touch – Archie Barry, Bailee-Rose Farnham, Tyza Stewart, Bon Mott, Nunzio Madden with text by Nevo Zisin. Throughout history, self-portraiture has provided a means for artists to examine their place in society. In the time of the camera phone, self-representation by artists provokes needed discussion on the problematic binaries associated with gender and identity. Personal Touch expresses the sensitivity with which artists are addressing the evolving nature of selfhood, at a time when the political status quo fails to do so. Artist performances and talks: Sat Feb 2, 2pm.

Tyza Stewart, Nap, 2017, oil on board, 60 x 185cm. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Gallery

Joel Gallery
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
(03) 9398-2511.
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 arts and cultural exhibitions and events by professional and community artists.

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.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 15 Inspired – a celebratory exhibition of work by students and tutors of the Manningham Art Studios, all about that great feeling of being inspired.

Sitting in the Garden, artwork by Creative Arts 5-7 year old students from the 2017 Manningham Art Gallery exhibition ‘Reading Art’. Courtesy the artists and Manningham Art Gallery

Jan 23 to Feb 16, 2019 Controlled Absurdity – a solo exhibition by artist Anthony Williams – exploring a fresh visual language that combines painting, sculpture and architectural forms.
Gallery closed Dec 16 to Jan 22, 2019.

Anthony Williams, Space Reaction, 2017, cement, enamel on paper, 15 x 15 x 12cm. Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

Maroondah Access Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate,
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, closed weekends and public hols.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To March 3, 2019 Robyn Stacey: As still as life.

Montsalvat, Barn Gallery
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-7712.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 6, 2019 Drawing Strength – a group exhibition and programme of drawn works by national and international artists.

Jo Lane, paon, 2018, graphite and colour pencil on black card. Courtesy the artist

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Feb 17, 2019 Obsession: Devil in the detail examines our fascination with the meticulous and micro, the real and the hyperreal and brings together a range of historical and contemporary works under three broad themes of still life, portraiture and landscape. Featuring artworks that seduce us with the power of their realism and intricate detail, Obsession showcases works by local and international artists including Natasha Bieniek, Chris Bond, Audrey Flack, Juan Ford, Sam Jinks, Jess Johnson, Anna Kristensen, eX de Medici, Callum Morton, Jan Nelson, Sandra Selig, Vipoo Srivilasa, Ricky Swallow, teamLab and more. An MPRG Exhibition.

Sam Jinks, Woman and Child, 2010, silicone, silk, acrylic, rabbit fur, polyurethane foam, timber and nylon Shepparton Art Museum Acquired with funds raised by the public and Greater Shepparton City Council. Courtesy the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and all public hols except Christmas Day (Dec 26 to Jan 26, 2019 open 7 days).
Visit website for public programs and events.
To March 11, 2019 Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through Love…
Adult $12, Senior $10, Conc $8, children 12 and under free.

Under the Oak Tree Art Gallery
2 Queens Avenue, Oakleigh 3166
(03) 9568-2588
Opening and launch Dec 22, 10am to 3pm Artwork Under the Oak Tree featuring original artworks by local artist Mary Jakovac. Enjoy a complementary cuppa, wander through the organic cottage gardens and ponder over the multitude of artworks for sale, just in time for Christmas!

Mary Jakovac, Front Verandah, 2018, acrylic paint on canvas, 46 x 46cm. Courtesy the artist

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed Sun, Mon and public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
Nov 29 to Dec 20 Gallery One: 9 by 5 – a nationally recognised event that celebrates diversity within the arts community. This long-standing exhibition commemorates the original 9 by 5 exhibition held in Melbourne in 1889 which featured Tom Roberts, Charles Condor, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin, where artists produced uniform artwork on 9 by 5 inch cigar box lids. Artists from around Australian present their creativity on nine inch by five inch panels in a wide variety of styles.

9 by 5, 2017, installation view. Courtesy the artists and Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre

Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 22 A Life In Print: Ian Gardiner – colourful etchings, linocuts, mono-prints, woodcuts and woodblock prints are exhibited in this important retrospective of the work of much-admired artist and academic Ian Gardiner (1943-2008). A Life in Print is drawn primarily from a generous donation to the Whitehorse Art Collection, from the artist’s estate, in 2015. Curated by guest Curator Rodney James. Not to be missed. Read more…

Ian Gardiner, Wajima Personified,1986, colour woodcut on washi paper 90.5 x 60.5cm (Image/sheet) © The artist’s estate. Courtesy Whitehorse Artspace

Ian Gardiner, Untitled double-sided images of Japan c.1979-85 from sketchbook  © The artist’s estate. Courtesy Whitehorse Artspace

Jan 31 to March 3, 2019 Ink Rhythm: Traditional Style Contemporary Charm – for many hundreds of years Chinese artists have celebrated the natural world using simple, seemingly spontaneous brushstrokes of ink or colour. The subtle flickering of brush on paper, however, reveals the artwork is often infused with powerful meaning. Jianhua Lin’s recent ink paintings are skilfully performed, with each daub and lift of ink displaying a determination to capture the beauty of nature.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140.
(03) 9294-6313.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.

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 Dec 9 Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards – various artists present indoor and outdoor sculpture across the grounds of Yering Station.
To Jan 7, 2019 Main Gallery: The Secrets Shadows Keep by Amanda Ruck.

Amanda Ruck, The Cover of Quietness, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 x 4cm. Courtesy the artist and Yering Station Art Gallery

Dec 18 to March 17, 2019 Winery Viewing Gallery: The Stillest Hour: Reimagining Victoria’s Highland Forests by Chris Taylor.
Jan 9 to Feb 17, 2019 Main Gallery: Beneath the Surface by Oliver Ashworth-Martin.

Oliver Ashworth-Martin, The Immortal (i), bronze on concrete, 16 x 16 x 8.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Yering Station Art Gallery