September/October 2020 Listings

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


In light of the recent announcement by the Victorian Government, many galleries and art institutions have temporarily closed to the public or are operating by appointment only. Please visit their websites and social media platforms for updates.

Federation Square CBD

Art at St Francis’
Contemporary Art
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, there is currently no artwork on display. For information about future exhibitions please contact Brigitte Remmen at

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

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

Deakin University Downtown Gallery
Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3008.
(03) 9244-5344.
Deakin Downtown Gallery is closed until further notice. Visit website for updates.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Koorie Heritage is temporarily closed. Please visit KHT Online to remain engaged with our programs and services during this time.

National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders Streets, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222.
Temporarily closed to the public, visit the website for updates.
To Jan 31, 2021 Top Arts 2020.

Lucy Randall, The Shuffler, 2019, polymer clay on wooden base, 13 x 32 x 7.5cm. St Leonard’s College. © Lucy Randall

Destiny Deacon, Kuku/Erub/Mer, born 1957, Escape – From the whacking spoon, 2007, lightjet photograph from Polaroid photograph, 80 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist. © Destiny Deacon

From Oct 23 to 2021 Big Weather.
Oct 30 to Feb 21, 2021 Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw.

Yvonne Koolmatrie, Fish scoop, 2010, sedge (Carex sp.), 97.3 x 45.5 x 20.3cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased, NGV Supporters of Indigenous Art, 2012. © Yvonne Koolmatrie. Courtesy Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney

Ivan Durrant, Feeding, 1970, synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 61.3 x 76.5cm. Collection of the artist. © Ivan Durrant

The Dirty Dozen
Campbell Arcade (under Flinders Street), Melbourne 3000.
H Mon-Fri 7.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 19 to Nov 28 De-Construction/Re-Construction – Luna Cameron-Parrish, Marina Chamberlain, Pat Duncan, Lindsay Hussey, Nancy D Lane, Carolyn Morwood, Deidre Ogilvie, Penny Sharples and Mardie Whitla. Supported by the City of Melbourne Covid-19 Arts Grants. Online at:

Neon Parc
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
(03) 9663-0911.
Also at 15 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook.
Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).

West End Art Space
137 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Director: Anna Prifti.

Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Thurs-Fri by appt, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Continuing, when the gallery reopens, Groups + Pairs 2016-2020 John Nixon.

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 2.00.
To Oct 16 Touching Pool by Honey Long & Prue Stent.
Oct 20 to Jan 30, 2021 Robert Owen.

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.
Sept 2 to 19 All Worlds Are Flat – Liam Denny, Lucy Foster, Jasper Jordan-Lang, Spencer Lai, Cezary Poniatowski, Piotr Skiba, Tara Denny and Lou Hubbard. Curated by Liam Denny.

Spencer Lai, Untitled, 2016, Ice skate blades, Prada Amber pour Homme bottles, dried seahorse. Photograph Christo Crocker. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Also, – Ede Eves, Reuben Derrick, Sam Longmore, Rachel Shearer and Clinton Watkins. is an online project. Curated by Sam Longmore.
Sept 23 to Oct 10 MUSON by Badra Aji and KIN by Jesse Boyd-Reid.
Oct 14 to 31 Kicking the Bucket by Sarah Rudledge. Also, The Image – Olga Bennett, Lauren Dunn, Annika Koops, Josephine Mead, Grace Wood. Curated by Olivia Poloni. Also, Jess Gall.

Jesse Boyd-Reid, Valley of Laguz, 2020, video, 12:44min. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Visit website for online exhibition program.

Flinders Lane Gallery
Level 1, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 5 The Light Within by Melanie McCollin-Walker, and Recent Works by Ken Smith.
Sept 22 to Oct 10 DRIVE by Michael Simms. Using the figure to explore his interest in concepts of the unconscious and identity formation, alongside the artist’s own queerness, Sydney painter Michael Simms’ works delve into taboos of human contact, disconnection and dream states.
Also, New Works by Jon Eiseman.

Michael Simms, The Fight, 2019, oil on canvas, 76 x 107cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

Oct 6 to 30 Revival by Jo Davenport. Davenport’s beautifully gestural paintings speak of an intense relationship with nature and an intimate experience of the artists’ local environment on the Murray River floodplain.

Jo Davenport, Winter Wetlands, 2020, oil on Belgian linen, 168 x 183cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966
Fax (03) 9662-9733.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Please note all dates and times subject to change due to government restrictions. Please visit website for the most up to date exhibition information.
Coming up in September QUIETUDE of the land, the figure and the flower painting by Alison Percy, and Stiff Upper Lip painting by Cally Lotz. Also, fortyfivedownstairs presents HERE a group exhibition.
Oct 6 to 17 Making Nonsense painting and installation by Janno McLaughlin.
Oct 20 to 31 Capturing Moments – People and Places painting and drawing by Hans van Weerd. Also, Transformer painting and digital by Sue Beyer and Travels With My Wife: Hong Kong around the Harbour and Airport painting by James Yuncken.

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.
Sept 9 to 26 Rinse Cycle group exhibition.
Sept 30 to Oct 17 Paul Zika.
Oct 7 to 31 South Gallery: Jenny Loft.
Oct 7 to Nov 7 Determined group exhibition curated by Stephen Wickham.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006 (Map 2).
(03) 9697-9999.
Please check our website for re-opening updates.
Gallery updates, including the opening of NIRIN NAARM, the Melbourne satellite exhibition of selected works from NIRIN, the landmark 22nd Biennale of Sydney curated by Brook Andrew are available via
Online programs include: ACCA Open – a series of new digital commissions devised as a way for ACCA to continue to work with and support contemporary artists during the COVID-19-related gallery closures. Projects by Archie Barry, Zanny Begg, Léuli Eshrāghi, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich and Sean Peoples will be launched through September and October.
Also, Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968-1999. ACCA’s popular annual lecture series explores key exhibitions and projects that have shaped Australian art since 1985, now available as illustrated online lectures. The full series is available via

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry.
By appt, Tues-Fri 11.00 to 12.30, 1.30 to 3.00.
Observe ATW weavers at work on contemporary tapestries from our mezzanine including The Royal Harvest by Naomi Hobson and view our two galleries.
To Sept 11 Air19 – works by Australian Tapestry Workshop Artists in Residence in 2019: Adrian Lazzaro, Amanda Ho, Ana Teresa Barboza, Daniela Contreras Flores, Deborah Prior, Gosia Wlodarczak, Kate James, Lee Darroch, Nina Ross and Stephen Palmer, Roseanne Bartley, Rosie Westbrook, Sharon Peoples and Zela Papageorgiou.

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

Buxton Contemporary
Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9339.
Buxton Contemporary is an art museum that draws upon the Michael Buxton Collection as a springboard for exhibitions, events, research, publishing and ideas.

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Temporarily closed to the public, visit the website for updates.
To Sept 2019 Architecture Commission In Absence by Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office.
To Oct 4 Japanese Modernism.

Installation view of In Absence, 2019 designed by Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office for the 2019 Architecture Commission at NGV International, Melbourne from 23 November 2019 to April 2020. Photograph: Tom Ross

Kobayakawa Kiyoshi, Rouge, no: 6, 1936, from the ‘Woman’s manners of today’ series, colour woodblock. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with funds donated by Allan Myers AO and Maria Myers AO, 2015

Carlton Nth Melbourne

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

Burke Gallery
Gateway Building, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052.
(03) 9348-7527.
Visit their website and social media platforms for updates.

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6610.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sun every last of the month.
The Dax Centre is a leader in the use of art to raise awareness and reduce stigma towards mental health issues. Through our exhibitions and educational programs we seek to engage, inform and encourage community connections and conversations about mental health. The Dax Centre is the custodian of the Cunningham Dax Collection, one of only four collections of its kind in the world.
From Sept 10 Child and Mother – inspired by the impressive oeuvre and unique aesthetic of Patricia Stewart, Child and Mother is a rich visual exploration of relationships and connection. Featuring new works by Del Kathryn Barton, Patricia Stewart, and works from the Cunningham Dax Collection. Curated by Del Kathryn Barton.

Del Kathryn Barton, the glow is freed, 2020, acrylic, gouache, oil stick, dupion silk border on paper. Courtesy the artist and The Dax Centre

170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9329-1860.

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.

RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94, Level 2 (Ground), 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971.
Stay connected and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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

Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford

Alcaston Gallery
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9418-6444
Fax 9418-6499.
Director: Beverly Knight (approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program).

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax (03) 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 13 Now & Then group exhibition by gallery artists.
Sept 22 to Oct 11 Peter Neilson, and Jimmy Rix.
Oct 20 to Nov 8 Robin Stewart, andJenny Rodgerson.

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 Sept 13 Now & Then group exhibition by gallery artists. Also, Rona Green.
Sept 22 to Oct 11 Belynda Henry, and Lewis Miller.
Oct 20 to Nov 8 Dianne Fogwell, and Danielle Creenaune.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 .
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 8596-0173.
Closed to the public, follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with new Artist Profiles, exciting online Stockroom additions, and general news.

Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 10.30 to 1.30.
Sept 4 to Oct 10 The Rising Tide by Sara Freeman and Peter Jordan.
Oct 16 to Nov 21 Hatching Time by John Price Siddon.

Peter Jordan, To and Fro, acrylic on yupo paper, 102 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

John Prince Siddon, All Mixed Up II, Cat# 101-20, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Fox Galleries
63 Wellington Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Sept 17 to Nov 7 An Intimate Distance.
Fox Galleries presents An Intimate Distance; an empowering series of King Princess portraits by Esther Erlich.

Esther Erlich, Knave, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

Spring is the third launch in the Modern Seasons, the great curve publication and exhibition series, demarcating the changing atmosphere of 2020. Erlich is best known for her provocative portraits that enhance intimacy through fashion aesthetics and subculture iconography. The collection of paintings and drawings depict half- figures, indeterminate hyper-gendered superheroes with staring eyes exploding into abstraction. They are a flurry of dazzling, self-assured characters.

Esther Erlich, Lipstick on Lipstick 2 (Triptych), acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

in.cube8r gallery
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Check website for gallery hours.
Sept 17 to Oct 14 Play – in this group exhibition, artists from all mediums experiment with materials and ideas, leave elements up to chance, think outside of the box and explore the possibilities of play in art. Curated by Megan Collier.

Olivia Roskovic, Kinetic #1, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36cm. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

Oct 15 to 28 Body – a group show where artists from all mediums explore concepts of the human body in this exciting group show, a subject which has fascinated artists for centuries. Curated by Megan Collier.

Marija Morozova, Gilly, 2020, acrylics, 41 x 41cm. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Open online during COVID-19 restrictions. Visit website for updates and exhibition programs.
To Sept 6 Eleanor Louise Butt: Porthmeor Studio 5 Paintings.
Sept 9 to 27 Leo Coyte.
Sept 30 to Oct 18 McLean Edwards.
Oct 21 to Nov 8 Peter Sharp.

Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9419-8988.
Open by appt only.
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.

Tacit Galleries
191-193 Johnston Street and Level 1/ 189 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
Currently closed but we will maintain our presence on line – Facebook, Instagram and website.

Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.

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.
Sept 19 to Nov 1 Gallery one: Urban Eats – featuring Eddy Carroll, Jessie DiBlasi, Robert Gale, Alasdair MacKinnon, Kenny Pittock, Lucy Roleff, Chloe Smith and Pauline Tran. Gallery two: The Sparrow Made Some Beer by Jazmina Cininas.

Langford120 and Langford Consulting
PO Box 88, Brunswick South 305
Directors: Irene Barberis (0433-138-058) and Wilma Tabacco (0417-517-822).

Neon Parlour
791 High St, Thornbury 3071.
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 5.00 Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Sept 17 to 20, S11 PORTRAITS 三世諸佛 by Benjamin Uno烏野ベンジャミン
Opening times may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Check or Instagram

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street (enter via Ilhan Lane), Brunswick 3056.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
To Sept 12 Samara Adamson-Pinczewski: Sinuous Spheres.

Samara Adamson-Pinczewski, Curved Gravity 3, 2020, acrylic, iridescent acrylic, fluorescent acrylic and Topcoat with UVLS on wood, diameter 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery

Sept 19 to Oct 10 William Kelly: Can Art Stop a Bullet? Works from Guernica and the Documentary Film.
Oct 17 to Nov 7 Abstraction 20.

Bill Kelly, Letters from Guernica, inkjet print (diptych). Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery

John Peart, (Untitled), c.1967, oil on canvas, 92 x 92cm. Courtesy the Charles Nodrum Gallery

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 Oct 30 See our A4 Art Australia 2020 Online Gallery. Online sales until Oct 30.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Open online.
To Sept 25 Rick Amor – paintings, drawings and watercolours.

Rick Amor, Trespass, 2018, oil on canvas, 196 x 162cm. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries

Sept 29 to Oct 24 Ken Whisson.

Ken Whisson, Relax, you’re among friends, 2018, ink on paper, 41.5 x 55.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries

Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Glenn Barkley, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Gunter Christmann, Julia Ciccarone, Brenda L. Croft, Harry Dixon Mptyane, Riley Dixon, Julie Dowling, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Michelle Grabner (US), Malaluba Gumana, Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dale Hickey, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, David Keeling, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Kevin Lincoln, Song Ling, Travis MacDonald, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Noel McKenna, Sean Meilak, Samuel Namunjdja, Lena Nyadbi, Martin Parr (UK), Angelina Pwerle, Hu Qinwu (CN), Steven Rendall, Andreas Ruthi (CH), Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Ebony Truscott, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Wolpa Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

William Mora Galleries
1/60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Sept 1 to 17 Bunggabi by Brian Martin – charcoal on paper.
Oct 8 to 30 (Non)Fiction by Steve Cox – paintings and works on paper.

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.

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.

Finkelstein Gallery
Basement 2, 1 Victoria Street, Windsor 3181.

in.cube8r gallery
116 Greville Street, Prahran 3181.
Check website for gallery hours.
Sept 6 to 30 Victorian Gothic by Photographique-Noire. In this beautiful solo show photographer Photographique-Noire presents Victorian Gothic; a series of work in collaboration with David White Photography, inspired by the dress and imagery of the nineteenth century and the fashions of the Gothic subculture that began in 1980’s England.

Photographique Noire, White Witch, photograph. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

MARS Gallery
7 James Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9521-7517.
By appt only, contact Andy Dinan 0412-999-652.
Sept 1 to 28 Benign Complex by Mark Rodda draws upon traditions of romantic landscapes, figurative paintings and modernist abstraction. Describing his paintings as ‘pure escapism’, Rodda creates landscapes of his own imaginings that invite viewers to form new narratives from their own constructed memories and reveries. Alongside his landscape works, Rodda paints abstracts that draw from abstract constructions from the early to mid 20th century and that ruminate on the unexpected links between opposing forces, the relation between the macro and micro, the universe and the atom.

Mark Rodda, Tributary Pass, 2020, synthetic polymer and oil on linen, 152 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery

Sept 23 to Oct 24 Formworks and Forgeries by Stephen Haley.
A new series of paintings by Haley which explores two distinct ideas of thought which have impacted his practice over the decades – massive global urbanization and emerging digitization. The first, Formworks continue Haley’s recent works which explore the contemporary urban space. This series of landscapes appear, like most contemporary urban spaces and objects, constructed in a 3D software program before it was realised. The Forgeries are a series of smaller works referencing pastoral portraits and conversation pieces from the 18th century.

Stephen Haley, M1, 2019, acrylic and oil on linen, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery

Stephen Haley, M2, 2019, acrylic and oil on linen, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery

Scott Livesey Galleries
610 High Street, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Mon by appt.
Aug 29 to Sept 19 Making Meaning by Camie Lyons.
Also, Vanessa Stockard.
Oct 7 to 31 Embrace by Jennifer Riddle.
Also, Stefan Dunlop.

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

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
Director: Tony Fialides.

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

Bayside Gallery
(map ref Melway 67 F10) cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
(03) 9261-7111.
Free entry. Closed to the public until further notice, check website for gallery updates.
Online exhibition Greenworld.

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

Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Vista: Views from the Port Phillip City Collection. Dating from the 1850s, historic landscapes depict the changing environment, topography and iconic structures of the Port Phillip area, whilst contemporary works are created through conjured and imaginative constructs.

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

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

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Temporarily closed.
ISOLATE WITH LINDEN the Linden team is happy to share some great links and art activities with you during the closure of the gallery:

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

Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598-9657.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years. Gallery is temporarily closed, we will continue to be available to assist with sales and enquiries via email and phone during regular gallery hours throughout this time.

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.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Director: Liz McDowell.
Check website for gallery hours.
Sept 23 to Oct 10 From the Ground Up: FPS Graduate Prize Group Show – Fiona Davey, Emily Eliades and Georgia Steele. Proudly Supported by The City of Stonnington.

Georgia Steele, Nature Nurture, 2018, screenprint on archival paper, 42 x 100cm (detail). Courtesy the artist and Firestation Print Studio

Oct 15 to Nov 7 Second Impressions – a printmaking exchange between Firestation Print Studio and The Makers Studio.
Call for entries Australian Monoprint Prize. Entries close Thurs Dec 3. For more information go to

Emily Eliades, Untitled, 2018, hand-coloured hard-ground etchings (detail). Courtesy the artist and Firestation Print Studio

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
03) 9787-2953.
Manyung Gallery will once again be returning to virtual exhibitions while our galleries are temporarily closed, as well as posting more online artist content such as videos and blog posts, to highlight and support our talented artists during these challenging times.
Upcoming virtual exhibitions include:
From Aug 31 Jo Carroll.
From Sept 12 Lynne Bickhoff.
From Sept 19 Beth Mitchell and Alberto Sanchez.
From Oct 17 Herman Pekel.
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and online events!

Lynne Bickhoff, Breathe Gently Such Sweet Air, mixed media on canvas, 102 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Malvern

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

Ten Cubed
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
To Sept 29 CODA – Alasdair McLuckie, Alexander Knox, Anne-Marie May, Brook Andrew, Cyrus Tang, Daniel von Sturmer, David Rosetzky, David Wadelton, Jonathan Delafield Cook, Liu Zhuoquan, Michael Cook, Noel McKenna, Pat Brassington, Peter Atkins, Rosemary Laing and Tim Silver.

Jonathan Delafield Cook, Southern Right Whale Dolphin, 2013, charcoal on primed linen, 76 x 259cm. Courtesy the artist and Ten Cubed


Eastgate Gallery
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
A selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.

Kate Elsey, Catching Winters Moon, oil on linen, 182 x 142cm. Courtesy the artist and Eastgate Gallery

Sept 19 to Oct 17 BASSLINES by Kate Elsey. There is a metaphysical presence that enfolds our relationship with nature; a pulsing, rhythmic force that has forever carried our natural existence. it lies beneath our feet, reaches through the air and into the sky, only to descend back down again with seismic tranquillity. It is the line of nature – an invisible rhythm – transmitted through endless networks that move in the background of our being, affording us life through its silent capillaries. Though we may not always see it or feel it, we are in perpetual connection to its basslines. Kate Elsey’s latest collection of works explore the fundamental tension between fragility and resilience through entropic forces, acknowledging the natural poetry that drives us onwards, quietly connecting all living things.

Kate Elsey, Evolution of Rhythm, oil on linen, 182 x 142cm. Courtesy the artist and Eastgate Gallery

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.30 or by appt, Angela Foote 0408-360-065.
Aug 29 to Sept 19 Nature’s Paragons – Graeme Foote, Margaret McLoughlin, Annette Saker, Luke Rabl and Steffie Wallace.
Sept 26 to Oct 17 A State Of Serenity by Lynne Bickhoff.
Oct 19 to Nov 2 Walking On Borrowed Lands by Meg Hayley and Nick Perrin. During this exhibition, the gallery will be opened every day from 11.00 to 4.30.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9852-8772.
Gallery closed but open on online, please check gallery website for details.

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4770.
For current information about opening hours and online exhibitions, please refer to website.
Sept 1 to 27 Resemblance – refining their craft at regular sessions with the Hawthorn Artist Society, Tony Ericson, Leanne Lowenstein and Eva Miller come together in this special group portraiture exhibition. Inspired by the endless subtlety and variation of human faces, these artists capture the unique combination of features and expressions found in each of the subjects who sit for them in the studio. Presenting a broad selection of portraits depicted in both acrylic and oils, Resemblance explores the countless interpretations offered by this subject.

Leanne Lowenstein, Young Man with Brown Blazer (detail), 2019, oil on canvas, 30.48 x 25.40cm. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Sept 5 to Oct 25 Do I have to spell it out for you? – brings together a group of artists incorporating language and text in their works to speak directly to their audience. Through puns, song lyrics, spoken word and personal musings, the artists highlight the complexities of language to create community, define identity and tell stories.
Sept 28 to Nov 8 The Good Cups – everyone has a good set of china, or at least a favourite cup, with a story attached; be it a priceless heirloom or a workplace mug left behind by a colleague. The Good Cups showcases and celebrates the favourite cups of the Friday Painters at Camberwell Community Centre. The exhibition brings together both painting and storytelling, highlighting unrepresented artists from Boroondara who use still life painting and writing to access memory and personal narratives.

Jill Nicol, Coffee, Redoute and Dad (detail), 2019, oil on canvas, 41 x 51cm. 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.
Please check website for gallery opening hours.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Specialists in Australian colonial, impressionist, modern, contemporary and Indigenous painting, sculpture and decorative art. Sourcing European masterworks on request.

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

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

MADA Gallery
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
Building D, Ground Floor, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9905-4217.

Moorabbin Highett

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

Greater Melbourne

Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861.

ArtSpace at Realm
Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00, Bulleen Art & Garden is still open during stage 3 lockdown.
To Sept 27 – new work by the Eastern Studio Potters and Artists on the theme of ‘Spring’.
Oct 1 to 25 Solidity exploring shape and form, predominantly using steel by Nicola Hoyle.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Free admission.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00. Temporarily closed but accessible online.

IMMI (Kaspar Schmidt Mumm), Immi in The Multiverse, 2020, digital image. Courtesy the artists and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Exhibitions postponed: The full exhibitions will be presented on-site at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre when COVID-19 restrictions allow.
The Multiverse – featuring Xanthe Dobbie, IMMI, Bhenji Ra as part of Club Ate with Justin Shoulder, Diego Ramirez and Kaylene Whiskey. Curated by Charlotte Christie, digital space by Alexandra Margetic.
Also, Li by Shannon Lyons.
Also, CLEAVE by EO Gill. Collaborators: Athena Thebus (Performer), Chloe Corkran (Performer), Sarah Hadley (Camera Operator), Akil Ahamat (Sound Recordist), Anastasia Zaravinos (Makeup Artist), Katie Winten (Producer).

Kaylene Whiskey, Strong Kungkas, 2019, acrylic on linen, 91 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist, Iwantja Arts, Indulkana SA and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

EO Gill, Cleave 2020 (still), digital video. Photograph: Katie Winten. Courtesy the artists and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

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

Carol Batchelor Studio
3/44 Matisi Street, Thornbury 3071.

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

Deakin University Art Gallery at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344.

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5) 1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Closed until further notice, check the website for updates.
Sept 3 to Oct 29 Nillumbik Shire Council in Victoria are presenting the exhibition Art in the Time of COVID-19 at Montsalvat. Forty local and national artists have been commissioned to create new artworks in a variety of different mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, installation, video, dance and textile that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe. At Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, VIC, 3095.

Michelle Hamer, Relax Were Doing Great, 2020, hand-stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 26 x 33cm. Courtesy the artist and Eltham Library Community Gallery

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.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Temporarily closed, please check our website and social media channels for updates.
Stay connected with Heide through our Heide at Home program of new activities to create at home.

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

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7) 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Temporarily closed but open online, please check website for details.
Aug 28 to Nov 1 Incinerator Art Award 2020 – Moonee Valley’s premier visual arts prize attracting artists from across Australia to respond to the Award’s call to action – art for social change.

Joel Gallery
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
(03) 9398-2511.

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

Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC≤), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367.
Free entry. Temporarily closed, please check gallery webpage and the Arts Manningham Facebook page for updates.

Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Currently closed but open online.

Montsalvat, Barn Gallery
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-7712.
Check website for gallery opening times.
Sept 3 to Oct 29 Art in the Time of COVID-19.

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

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4) Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Open online during COVID-19 restrictions. Visit website for updates and exhibition programs.
MPRG: FIFTY – exhibition and publication launch and artist talks online on MPRG TV. So please visit to find out more.
We will continue to share our podcasts, videos, collection, exhibitions and stories on our online platforms and you can also check out our series of creative activities to do at home at

Sunbury Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Sunbury
44 Macedon Street, Sunbury 3429.
(03) 9205-2200.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Concession $5.Temporarily closed to the public but open online.
TARRAWARRA AT HOME – while temporarily closed to the public, TarraWarra Museum of Art will connect with audiences online through its #tarrawarraathome digital content series. Check the Museum’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels for the latest, including a virtual exhibition tour, collection insights, catalogues and essays, creative activities for kids and families, video interviews and more!

Town Hall Broadmeadows Gallery
10 Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows 3047.
(03) 9205-2200.

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7) Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Visit us online. Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
Through Sep-Oct Arts in Greater Dandenong Online – will bring virtual arts programs to you, including exhibitions, curator talks, workshops, professional development events and arts opportunities.
Visit us online at or The online offerings cover all artforms and suit different ages or arts experience.
The current arts opportunities include Flora Exhibition callout, seeking artworks that explore and capture the importance, fragility and beauty of plants and nature, particularly native flora. The exhibition will be staged in early 2021 at multiple venues across Greater Dandenong including the Walker Street Gallery and Heritage Hill Museum and Historic. For more information visit the website.

Greater Dandenong Nocturnal Festival. Courtesy the photographer and Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre

Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250.
Following the latest public health directions from the Victorian Government, Whitehorse Artspace will now be operating online until further notice. We encourage you to visit the gallery website for updates as we continue to promote and celebrate our current and upcoming exhibitions. We have also added some Treasures from the collection to our website and we hope to showcase the works by Frederick McCubbin and Arthur Streeton in our special Hidden Treasures exhibition in September.

Frederick McCubbin, Pastoral (cows in landscape), c.1915, oil on canvas on board. City of Whitehorse Art Collection. Courtesy Whitehorse Arts Space

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

Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.