February 2019 Listings

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

Federation Square CBD

Art at St Francis
Contemporary Art
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
Feb 5 to March 12 Beneath the Southern Sky – a selection of paintings by Hans Schiebold.

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.
To March 10 Christian Marclay: The Clock – an epic journey through cinematic history in this 24-hour video installation.

Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010, single-channel video installation, duration: 24 hours Photograph: White Cube (Ben Westoby). Courtesy the artist, White Cube, London, and Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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.
Feb 11 to March 29 Echo Chambers: Art and Endless Reflections. This ambitious exhibition brings together contemporary Australian artists who are working with mirrors, mirrored surfaces and reflections as the subject and materials of their work, transforming three separate gallery spaces across Deakin University, into a series of dizzying spatial encounters. Artists include Chris Bond, Leslie Eastman, Yanni Florence, Carlo Golin, Justine Khamara, Gian Manik, Kent Morris, Nike Savvas, Linda Tegg, Ebony Truscott, Lyndal Walker, Meng-Yu Yan and others. This project seeks to engage with audience’s increasing desire to see images of themselves reflected in exhibitions and explores how contemporary culture and social media, often mirrors, duplicates and doubles itself. Key historical examples will frame the exhibition inviting the viewer to speculate on what they see and how our experiences of representation have changed over time.

Meng-Yu Yan, New moon cleanse I, 2018, framed digital print on Ilford gold mono, 35 x 45cm (framed)
© the artist. Courtesy the artist, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, and Deakin Downtown Gallery

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 24 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 James Henry Photography. 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.

Museum of Chinese-Australian History
22 Cohen Place, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-2888.
Entry fees apply
Daily 10.00-4.00. Closed public hols.
Until March 22 Shades and Silhouettes: Papercut Portraits by Pamela See. Read more…

Pamela See, Mrs Lup Mun, 2017, papercut on paper, 44.5 x 33.6cm. Courtesy the artist, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Queensland and The Museum of Chinese Australian History, Melbourne

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 Feb 10 Design Storytellers: The Work of Broached Commissions.
To Feb 17 Ken Unsworth: Truly, Madly.
To Feb 24 Rigg Design Prize.
To March 17 Window work (intersections and notations) by Rebecca Baumann.
To July 14 From Bark To Neon.

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.
Feb 1 to March 2 Group show.

Room 4, Level 6, 37 Swanston Street,
The Nicholas Building, Melbourne 3000.
Wed-sat 1100 to 6.00.
Feb 9 to March 9 (opening Sat Feb 9, 4-6 pm) Nature Documentary by Riley Payne. Read more…

Riley Payne, Untitled (Zebra), 2018, pencil on paper, 47 x 38cm (paper size). Courtesy the artist and ReadingRoom, 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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Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
Feb 8 to March 23 The Model Citizen – takes on the challenge of activating the role that art can play in modelling forms of contemporary citizenship. In this interactive exhibition attendees will meet the micro lenses of surveillance and audit culture, the algorithm of benign search engines, the ghostly noise of a thousand newsreaders speaking all at once, and the hopeful threads and fibres of participatory culture. Artists: Asim Bhatti, David Cross, Larrisa Horth, Leah Kardos, Jondi Keane, Bronek Kozka, Lyn McCredden, John McCormick, Shaun McLeod, Rowan McNaught, Olivia Millard, Adam Nash, Patrick Pound, Sean Redmond, Sadia Sadia, Polly Stanton and (((20hz))). Curated by Sean Redmond and Darrin Verhagen.
Free public programs: Fri Feb 8, 12.30-1.30pm ñ curator talk with Sean Redmond and Darrin Verhagen. Thurs Feb 21, 5.30-6.30pm – Artist panel: what is a model citizen? (Sean Redmond, Sadia Sadia, Lyn McCredden, Polly Stanton, David Cross). Fri March 1, 12.30-1.30pm – Artist talk: Sadia Sadia. Thurs March 7, 5.30-6.30pm – modelling surveillance (Bronek Kozka and Larrisa Horth). Fri March 15, 12.30-1.30pm – modelling art (Jondi Keane, Shaun McLeod, Olivia Millard). Fri March 22, 12.30-1.30pm – modelling the viral (Adam Nash, John McCormick, Asim Bhatti).

Bronek Kozka, Model Behaviour (…from surveillance series 2018), thermal image produced using a thermal tracker & digital capture, size: TBA Digital Print
Courtesy the artist, Bett Gallery Hobart 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.
Feb 16 to March 16 La Razza: Quiet Noise by Brook Andrew.

Brook Andrew, Colours: Black, 2018, paper (newspaper, offset lithograph on cotton rag), acrylic, fluorescent pigment, PVA on wood, 140 x 140 x 5cm
Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries

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.
Feb 2 to March 23 CATARACT by Daniel Von Sturmer. Read more…

Daniel von Sturmer, CATARACT, 2018, 81 screen installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

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.
Feb 5 to March 9 Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold/Unfold by Jacky Redgate.

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 Feb 9 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.
Feb 13 to March 2 BLINDSIDE DEBUT XV – a selection of work by recent graduates from Melbourne’s major art schools.

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane behind Supernormal, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for exhibition program.

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.
To Feb 2 Artists of Warlukurlangu.
Feb 5 to 23 Peter James Smith.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 5 to 16 Light. Ash. White photography by Evan Hancock.
Also, Shape of Thought sculpture and painting by Jo Dyer.
Feb 19 to March 2 Residue installation and mixed media by Chaohui Xie and Georgia Simitzis.
Also, Nature and Form photography by Greta Costello .

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 30 to Feb 28 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.
To March 24 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. Read more…

Anna Breckon & Nat Randall, Rear view, 2018, high definition digital video, multi-channel sound 85:11 mins. 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 tapestry studio.
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.
Feb 12 to May 9 (opening Tues Feb 12, 6-8pm) ATW Artists in Residence 2018. In 2018, 13 Australian and international artists spent time immersed in the unique studio environment of the ATW as part of the annual ‘Artist in Residence’ program. From ceramics, sculptures, video, textiles, drawings and more, this exhibition celebrates a diversity of artistic disciplines and approaches. Featuring works by Alterfact (Ben Landau & Lucile Sciallano), Chloe Bensahel, Carolyn Cardinet, Rute Chaves, Martina Copley, Sai-Wai Foo, Anne Graham, Bronwyn Hack, Melanie Irwin, Simone Kennedy, Britt Salt and Siying Zhou.

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 The Garden of Forking Paths by Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa. Curated by Shihoko Iida and Melissa Keys.

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

Takehito Koganezawa, Untitled, 2018 Courtesy the artist, Loock Galerie, Berlin 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-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 19 to 22 (opening Tues Feb 19, 5.30-7.30pm) Vanessa Godden: Embodying Entanglement. From table manners gone awry to items evocative of childhood nostalgia the performative artworks in Embodying Entanglement allude to the deeply personal ways in which Godden’s trauma is embodied. This exhibition presents embodied trauma as processual, wherein videos, handmade books, and live performances depict various organic materials – such as curry, flour, chilli, pomegranate, eggshells, and hair – cyclically filtered through the body.

Vanessa Godden, The Lament, 2016, sound design by Thembi Soddell, hair and saliva, 3 min 49 sec, video loop. Courtesy the artist and Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Feb 26 to March 1 (opening Tues Feb 26, 5.30-7.30pm) Katie Lee: Objects and Tool Things emerges from the intersection between two preoccupations: how to exhibit spatio-temporal art practices in such a way that the artwork remains ‘active’ and an engagement with the idea that reductive thinking about things in the world is part of the human condition. These exhibitions comprise part of the VCA School of Art 2019 PhD Program.

Katie Lee, Installation shot, Abbotsford Convent, 2018. Photograph: Clare Rae 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 Feb 17 Julian Opie, and Julian Opie for Kids.
To March 17 Being Human by William Wegman.
To March 24 Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun.
Also, Designing Women.
To April 22 NGV Architecture Commission: Doubleground by Muir + Openwork.
To April 28 Visions Of Paradise.

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.

Burke Gallery
Gateway Building, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne
100 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052.
(03) 9348-7527.
Free admission.
Tue and Thurs 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 9 Buangor Exhibition – artist Vicky Watts presents a series of acrylic paintings exploring the rugged bushland of Mt Buangor State Park in the aftermath of a controlled burn. These depictions of singed landscapes invoke the regeneration which stems from the blaze.

Vicky Watts, Mt Buangor #7, 2013, acrylic on linen, 111 x 86cm
2013 Tattersalls Club Finalist. 2015 Muswellbrook Finalist. Courtesy the artist and Burke Gallery

Vicky Watts, Mt Cole Forest #1, 2015, acrylic on linen, 46 x 46cm.
Courtesy the artist and Burke Gallery

The Dax Centre
Rear of 30 Royal Parade, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6258.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00.
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.
To Feb 23 Minang Boodjar by Christopher Pease.
Project Space: A Sense of Being by Alichia van Rhijn.

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

George Paton Gallery
Second floor, Union House, University of Melbourne 3010.
(03) 8344-5418.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 20 to March 1 uncomfortable – Isabella Froebel, Jordan Halsall, Jamie Harrop, Ariane Jaccarini, Taylah Kelly, Kaitlin Linke, David Lowe and Zea Rou. Curated by Kara Rodski. Closing event: Wed Feb 27, 5-7pm.

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 Clement Meadmore: The Art of Mid-Century Design.

Top and bottom: Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design (installation view), 2018. Courtesy Christian Capurro and The Ian Potter Museum of Art

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.

RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94.2, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 1 to March 2 (opening Thurs Jan 31, 5-7pm) Widgets and Doohickies from a Camp Toolbox – Sophie Caligari, Sean Coyle, Gerwyn Davies and Xanthe Dobbie. Curated by Dr Alison Bennett and Dr Ray Cook.

Gerwyn Davies, Hotrod. Courtesy the artist and RMIT Project Space

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577.
Feb 7 to 10 (opening Wed Feb 6, 6-8pm) Evangelia Konstantinidis photography and paintings. Daily by appointment (03) 9509-4185.
Feb 26 to 28 (opening Mon Feb 25, 7pm) Romioi, Greeks and Greek-Australians by Yannis Dramitinos. Presented by Melbourne University Greek Association in collaboration with the Macquarie University Greek Association in NSW and Sydney-based journalist and photographer Dramitinos.
Daily 12-6pm.

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.
Feb 6 to March 9 Tjilpi & Pampa – Senior Iwantja Artists – Alec Baker, Peter Mungkuri, Betty Muffler and Nellie Coulthard.

Alec Baker, Ngura (Country), 2018, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 122 x 167cm © The Artist. Courtesy the artist, Iwantja Arts, South Australia 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 Feb 17 Group Exhibition.
Feb 26 to March 17 Works On Paper.

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.
To Feb 17 Group Exhibition.
Feb 26 to March 17 Works On Paper.

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 Impressions 2018 – APW’s major fundraising exhibition featuring original limited edition fine art prints by over 180 contemporary artists.
Feb 23 to April 6 Interpretations – a selection of original limited edition fine art prints produced by artists supported by APW programs in 2018 including works by Liam Haley (APW Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmakers Scholarship), Jaime Powell (APW James Northfield Lithography Scholarship) and Artists-in-Residence Chris de Rosa and Anne Starling.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 , 0413-584-829.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 6 to 17 (opening Thurs Feb 7, 6-8pm) Square – Circle ? group show.
Also, Redraw by Aneta Bozic.
Feb 20 to March 3 (opening Thurs Feb 21 Feb, 6-8pm) Xenia Williams, Mythra Sage and Ben Goh.

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

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

Susan Wanji Wanji,Pularti, ochre on canvas, 80cm x 150cm Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Dino Wilson, Ngiya Murrakupupuni, natural ochres on linen, 120cm x 150cm Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
Gallery closed to Feb 7.
Feb 8 to 21 (opening Sat Feb 9, 6pm) Summer Salon.
Feb 22 to March 7 (opening Sat Feb 23, 2-4pm) John Bartlett survey exhibition.

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Feb 2 to March 2 Palace: House of Savoy, Turin by Wayne Fogden.

Wayne Fogden, La Venaria Reale #4, 2018, inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper, 105 x 140cm 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.
Feb 1 to 13 (opening Thurs Jan 31, 6-8pm) Charity Auction – 39 works from 24 artists to be sold via silent auction to raise funds for a variety of charities.
Feb 14 to 27 (opening Thurs Feb 14, 6-8pm) First Love – artists exhibit works that represent their first true love, whether it be romantic or platonic, for a person or for a place.
Also, Secret Garden – an array of artists depicting the gardens or calm spaces they’ve created within their mind.
Feb 28 to March 20 (opening Thurs Feb 28, 6-8pm) Almost Solo V.11 – four mini solo shows in one night – Helen Platania, Maria Al Zoubi, Amethyst Moon and Amy Avalanche.

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.
To Feb 10 Karla Marchesi.
Feb 13 to March 3 Miranda Skoczek.

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.
Jan 31 to Feb 17 After Class: our pick of the Graduates.

Ben Stephens. Courtesy the artist and red gallery

Feb 21 to March 10 (opening Thurs Feb 21, 6-8pm) G1: Grand Ridge Road by Ben Champion. G2: 5 x 5 x 5 = – Angela Hayes, Felicity Law, Minaal Lawn, Pip Byrne and Danielle Segal. G3: Keeping It Simple by Tania Matilda.

Felicity Law. Part of ‘5 x 5 x5 =’. Courtesy the artist and red gallery

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street (cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. To Feb 3 PINK – a series of group and solo exhibitions as part of Midsumma 2019.
Feb 13 to 24 (opening Wed Feb 13, 6.30-8pm) EDITIONS 19 – Tacit Galleries annual group print exhibition with 50 Victorian printmakers. Featured artist: Lisa Sewards.
Feb 27 to March 10 (opening Wed Feb 27, 6.30-8pm) Shades Of Grey, curated by Charles Justin. Also, Elena Berkovich.
Feb 27 to March 24 (opening Wed Feb 27, 6.30-8pm) Jan Atyeo and Caroline Kennedy.

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

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 March 3 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.

Langford120 and Langford Consulting
PO Box 88, Brunswick South 3055.
Wilma Tabacco 0433-138-058. Irene Barberis 0417-517-822.
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Projects for 2019 will be listed as they arise.

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 7 to 24 (opening Thurs Feb 7, 6pm) Displacement by Elizabeth West.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Feb 9 to March 2 Lynne Boyd: Water Mark.

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 May 23 Contemporary Showcase 24 at Decoy Café & Gallery, 303 Exhibition Street.
Feb 9 to March 17 Vitreous and Contemporary by Nature, as part of Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Herring Island (Melway 2MC2).

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 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.
Feb 9 to March 17 (opening Sat Feb 9, 12-2pm) Contemporary By Nature and Vitreous: Ceramic & Glass..

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.
Feb 5 to March 2 Recent paintings by Paul Boston.
Also, Dale Hickey. 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, 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 (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).

Paul Boston, Painting 8, 2018, acrylic on board, 91 x 91cm. 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.
Feb 7 to March 1 (opening Thurs Feb 7, 6-8pm) Paddy Bedford gouaches 2002-2006.

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.
To Feb 24 YSG Summer Artist in Residence Program – open to the public every Friday 11-4pm.
Special event: Fri night Feb 22 – check social media for updates.
The Yarra Sculpture Gallery as part of their Summer Artists in Residence Program celebrate the closing exhibition of artworks by Kit Webster, Imogen Henry, Hannah Beilharz and Sonia Donnellan on Sun February 24,  2-4pm, preceded with an artist talk at 1-2pm.
Feb 28 to March 24 A Recollection of Symmetry by Heinz Boeck.

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.
Feb 1 to 23 Gallery 1: Lana de Jager: un(civilization).
Gallery 2: Giordano Biondi: Mandeville’s Organs.

Giordano Biondi ‘Unknown organ from the Third Chamber’ 2018 Direct print on aluminum panel, framed. 30x42cm. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

Gallery 3: Nick Heynsbergh: Illumine. Gallery 4: Serena Lumley: Double Vision.
The Cupboard: Walter Bakowski: Endure.

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

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 Feb 16 (opening Sat Feb 2, 4-6pm) Laith McGregor and Reko Rennie.
Feb 23 to March 23 (opening Sat Feb 23, 4-6pm) Jon Cattapan and Adam Lee.

Studio B Gallery
509 High Street, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9510-1607.
Director: Tamsin Buic.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Contemporary art gallery featuring large-scale abstract paintings and limited edition photography by emerging and mid-career artists.

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.
Feb 9 to March 19 Bayside Local – a group exhibition that showcases the work of accomplished artists living in and around Bayside. A range of media, techniques and approaches to art-making demonstrates the creativity of local artists and their engagement with the unique qualities of the area.

Geoff Coleman, Murrumbeena hard rubbish, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist

Also, Target: Bayside art and design graduates – an annual exhibition celebrating the skill and diversity of Bayside’s talented 2018 VCE Art & Design Graduates. Participating schools include Brighton Grammar School, Brighton Secondary College, Firbank Grammar School, Sandringham College, St Leonard’s College and Star of the Sea College.

Elisa Baker, Solitude, 2018, oil on board. Courtesy the artist and Firbank Grammar.

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-Wed 8.30 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.00 (during exhibitions), Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Jan 30 to Feb 27 Confined 10 – featuring artworks by Indigenous artists currently in, or recently released from Victorian prisons. Celebrating ten 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.
Read more…

Jeffrey Jackson, Sands of Time Lake Mungo, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 99 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist and The Torch, Melbourne

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Tue-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 10 Linden Postcard Show 2018-19.

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.
Feb 7 to March 2 First Ladies – Dhuwarrwarr Marika & Djirrirra Wunungmurra in association with Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala NT.

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.
Tues, Thurs and second Sat of every month 1.00 to 3.00, or groups by appt.
Through Feb SLAWA: modernist art and design – a Viennese modernist in Melbourne.
Sun Feb 10 World Umbrella Day Fundraiser.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8)
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Jan 30 to Feb 16 Il Bisonte Part II – printmakers from Il Bisonte studio in Florence exhibit for the first time in Melbourne.
Feb 20 to March 9 Affinity by Marie Mason and Lisa Stebbing.

Lisa Stebbing, Bruny Island, 2018, lithograph. Courtesy the artist and Firestation Print Studio & Gallery

Marie Mason, Venus Bay, sunrise, noon
and sunset, 2018, reduction linocut
Courtesy the artist and Firestation Print Studio & Gallery

March 13 to 30 Postcards North and South – print exchange across two Australian and two studios in the USA, Second State Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Bluegrass Printmakers Co op, Lexington, Kentucky, Umbrella Studio, Townsville and Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne.

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Through Feb a selection of uplifting stock to help everyone ease back into post-holiday life, new works by artists including Colin Passmore.

New Directions Art Auction 2019 for Australian Prostate Centre
Gibson’s Auctions, Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale 3143.
Sun Feb 17, 5pm Artworks by Lionel Bawden, Wawiriya Burton, Chris Bond, Jason Cordero, Kate Durham, Juan Ford, Fred Fowler, John Gollings, Christopher Hodges, Soni Irawan, Matthew Johnson, Ken Sisters Collaborative, John Kelly, Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Callum Morton, Stephen Ormandy, Julia Ritson, Lisa Roet, Jason Roberts, Mary Schepisi,Kate Shaw, Caleb Shea, Alexander Stitt, Richard Stringer, Christina Todesco, Julian Twigg, John R. Walker, Fred Williams, John Wolseley, Joshua Yeldham and Michael Zavros

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Through Feb Group Exhibition.

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 opening the 2019 exhibition calendar is artist Cyrus Tang who is the latest 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 was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 2003. She works with photomedia, mixed-media, video and installation. Her practice explores the beauty of various materials by incorporating permanent and ephemeral materials like clay, ash, water, steam and human hair, which develop a visual representation reflecting on the notion of nostalgia, memory and absence. Subtly traversing across the boundary between the past and the present, Tang’s works capture the transition from disappearance into remembrance and fantasy which was described by the artist herself as ‘a phantasmic site of loss’. Cyrus Tang is currently represented by ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.

Cyrus Tang, 4505.00s, 2016, edition of 5, 4/5, archival Giclée print, 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.

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.

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 Summer Exhibition – oil and mixed media paintings, ceramics and sculptures by over 30 different artists.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Feb 5 to March 2 (opening Wed Feb 6, 6-8pm) I, there, here by Soyoun Kim.

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 March 10 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. © image Courtesy of the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Town Hall Gallery – Community Exhibition: Feb 12 to March 10 Hot Options by Linda Judge – a collection of paintings documenting the contents of her wardrobe from 1989 to now. Over time, the ever-increasing body of work has become a record of changing fashions and styles, and a diary of the artist’s life.

Linda Judge, Hot Options (detail), 1989-2018, acrylic on canvas board, dimensions variable. © 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 Feb 10 Exploring Nature – featuring works by Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd and Emma Minnie Boyd from Glen Eira City Council art collection, works on loan from Port Phillip City Collection, Town Hall Gallery Collection and Bayside City Council Art Collection. Curated by Diane Soumilas.
Feb 14 to March 3 International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition.

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 Feb 28 A selection of works including Arthur Boyd, Hans Heysen, Sydney Nolan, Lin Onus, John Peter Russell and Fred Williams.
From March 2 Andrew Sayers: Defining the Artist – a series of gouaches exploring the artist and his response to the natural environment.

John Peter Russell (1858-1930), Madame Russell aux Amandiers, oil on canvas, 81.5 x 64.5cm. Courtesy 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.
Feb 9 to 18 MFA Grad Show – Briony Galligan, Troy Ramaekers and Sophie Takach. Invited artist: Jacqui Shelton.
Feb 9 to 24 MADA Gallery: Angela Brennan.

Melbourne Studio of Art
544 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick 3185.
(03) 9528-3392.
Feb 1 to 28 Absolution by Brock Q. Piper – explores that which is resolved and which is resolution.

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.
Feb 9 to April 13 Shapes of Knowledge – eight projects from artists, collectives and organisations from across Australia and the globe to reflect on the different platforms, spaces and timeframes in which knowledge is produced and shared. Read more…

Annette Krauss, Site for Unlearning (Art Organization), 2015
Courtesy the artist and Monash University Museum of Art

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 Feb 4, 5 and 6.

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).
Gallery closed from Feb 12 to March 1.

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 12.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Feb 1 to 17 (opening Sat Feb 9, 6-8pm) Virtues 2019 featuring local artists current art concepts and works in progress.
Welcoming exhibition proposals.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to March 10 Wozbits garden art by Warwick Hillis.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 7.30, Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Call for weekend hours.
Feb 5 to 17 (opening Sun Feb 10, 11am-2pm) Remnants of the Past by Tasmina K Majiles.
Feb 18 to March 3 A Decade of Celebrating Creativity by Ashwini Khiani.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 3 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.
Also, Dapper – Ray Cook, Lin Tobias, Peter Waples-Crowe and The Butch Project ñ Meg Allen, UB Topia & Anj Hans. Curated by Angela Bailey.

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.
To Feb 10 Black Mist Burnt Country – Testing the Bomb – Maralinga and Australian Art.

Craigieburn Global Learning Centre
New Location
Level 1, Room 2, 75 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
Craigieburn Art Group, 29th Annual Art Show.
Opening Fri March 1, 7pm (invite only).
Open to public Sat March 2, 10am-4pm and Sun March 3, 10am-3pm.
Contact Bob Craig for more information 0414-264-461.

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 13 to March 29 Echo Chambers: Art and Endless Reflections. This ambitious exhibition brings together contemporary Australian artists who are working with mirrors, mirrored surfaces and reflections as the subject and materials of their work, transforming three separate gallery spaces across Deakin University, into a series of dizzying spatial encounters. Artists include Chris Bond, Leslie Eastman, Yanni Florence, Carlo Golin, Justine Khamara, Gian Manik, Kent Morris, Nike Savvas, Linda Tegg, Ebony Truscott, Lyndal Walker, Meng-Yu Yan and others. This project seeks to engage with audience’s increasing desire to see images of themselves reflected in exhibitions and explores how contemporary culture and social media, often mirrors, duplicates and doubles itself. Key historical examples will frame the exhibition inviting the viewer to speculate on what they see and how our experiences of representation have changed over time.
Deakin University Burwood Library Gallery Space: Foyer Building V, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125: Feb 11 to May 17 Echo Chambers: Art and Endless Reflections. Exhibition description above. Daily 8.30 to 8.00. Free Entry.

Meng-Yu Yan, New moon cleanse I, 2018, framed digital print on Ilford gold mono, 35 x 45cm (framed)
© the artist. Courtesy the artist, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, and Deakin University Art Gallery

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 Feb 25 Renewal a Black Saturday Memorial Exhibition.
Artists respond to the theme of ‘Renewal’. This exhibition is presented across two sites – Eltham Library Community Gallery and Wadambuk, St. Andrews.
Feb 28 to April 1 Limited Edition by Kate Hudson and Steve Hudson.

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).
Feb 7 to April 14 Then Came Roses new work by Catalina Billikopf Mujica and Heba Moubarak.

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

Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.

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.
To Feb 17 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 Feb 16 Controlled Absurdity – a solo exhibition by Anthony Williams. Drawing heavily from fauvist painters, as well as constructivist sculpture, Williams’ eschews using colour to only define or represent forms. His images comprise of beautifully rich and beguiling swathes of paint whilst his sculptures extend them beyond the flat, two-dimensional surface, together creating a vibrant and dynamic visual experience.

Anthony Williams, Man in Footy Jumper (detail), 2018, oil on linen, 122 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

Feb 27 to March 30 Beach Couture: A Haute Mess – an exhibition of wearable pieces made by Marina DeBris from objects and rubbish collected from Sydney and Los Angeles beaches. Beach Couture makes visible, in grotesquely amusing fashion, the ever-growing problem of ocean pollution created in part by our contemporary reliance on single-use items. It also prompts reflection on the ability of materials to be transformed and reworked for new purposes.

Marina DeBris, White Trash, from the series ‘Beach Couture: A Haute Mess’.
Photograph: Richard Flynn. Model: Hannah Kat Jones. Hair: Erika Schmidt. Make Up: Lori Benson. Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

Maroondah Federation Estate 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 Robyn Stacey: As still as life. Read more…

Robyn Stacey, Fontaine de Vaucluse, 2009, from the series ‘Empire line’, chromogenic print 120 x 169.5cm. Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane and Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

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.
To Feb 17 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

Yarra Glen Art Show
Yarra Glen Memorial Hall
45 Bell Street (Cnr Anzac Avenue), Yarra Glen 3775.
March 9 to 11 Yarra Glen Art Show. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm daily.

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.
To March 11 Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through Love…
Adult $12, Senior $10, Conc $8, children 12 and under free.

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.
Feb 7 to March 2 (opening Sat Feb 9, 2pm) Gallery One: A Kantha Garden for Her by Natasha Narain. Narain transforms found materials and unstretched canvases to refer to the maternal, hand embroidery tradition of the Bengali ‘Kantha’. The Kantha textile tradition saw a personal and inter-generational, women-centred practice with narratives embroidered on worn, at times stained and frail (handwoven) muslin sarees. Narain believes historical events fractured and altered the self-reflexive nature Kantha practice. The artist is seeking to resuscitate this self-reflexive quality and creates voices that cross boundaries and give wholeness to the maker, their family and the community.

Natasha Narain, Mandalas exhibited in Excerpts 2015. The Block, QUT, Brisbane. 30cm round.

Gallery Two: Unearth by Tiffany Blaise. In the paintings of Blaise, the landscape is a backdrop for heroic outpourings of emotion. Storms, mountains, and oceans are like theatres, acting as stages for the sublime. The human soul is a chosen landscape. This series prompts viewers to venture into the unknown and connect with their own emotions through familiar scenes of nature.

Tiffany Blaise, No Turning Back, 2018, oil and ink on canvas, 61 x 61cm
Courtesy the artist and Walker Street Gallery & 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.
Jan 31 to March 3 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.

Jianhua Lin, Strive for Heights, Chinese scroll painting
Courtesy the artist and Whitehorse Artspace

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 Feb 17 Main Gallery: Beneath the Surface by Oliver Ashworth-Martin.
To April 14 Winery Viewing Gallery: The Stillest Hour: Reimagining Victoria’s Highland Forests by Chris Taylor.
Feb 20 to April 7 Main Gallery: West MacDonnell Ranges and The Centre by Steve Freestone.