April 2021 Listings

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

Federation Square CBD

Art at St Francis’
Contemporary Art
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
For information about exhibitions please contact Brigitte Remmen at

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.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 13 Deadly Narratives: Recent Collection Highlights.

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 April 18 Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw.
To Feb 6, 2022 Big Weather.
March 29 to July 11 Top Arts 2021.
April 2 to Aug 22 She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism.

Clara Southern (Australia 1860-1940), An old bee farm, c.1900, oil on canvas, 69.1 × 112.4cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 1942

One Star Gallery
301-303 Victoria Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Instagram: @onestarlounge
Wed-Fri 3.00 to 7.00, Sat 1.00 to 7.00. View our Instagram for updates.
April 8 to May 1 THE SURREALISTS EXHIBITION: Kim Salmon – UNNATURAL SELECTION watercolour abstracts and portraits, Stu Thomas – IN LIGHT OF…… found object sculpture, assemblage.

Kim Salmon, Gold in Vane, 2021, watercolour on paper, 56 x 46.5cm. Courtesy the artist and One Star Gallery

Stu Thomas, Skull Bulb Neon, 2021, neon tubing, Perspex, 32 x 45cm. Courtesy the artist and One Star Gallery

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Free admission. Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
Please check the RMIT Gallery website for exhibition opening hours before your visit.
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To May 8 Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive. The Easton Pearson Archive gift to Museum of Brisbane has been made possible by the generous support of Dr Paul Eliadis, a Brisbane-based philanthropist and patron of contemporary art and design. The Archive consists of more than 3,300 garments donated by Dr Eliadis through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017. It is supported by more than 5,000 accessories, specification sheets, range plans, look books, photographs and other supporting material donated by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, 2018. A touring exhibition organised by Museum of Brisbane (MoB), toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
Also, Jenny Bannister Raids the Archives by Jenny Bannister.

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.

West End Art Space
112 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Director: Anna Prifti.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 3.00, or by appt.
April 1 to 24 (opening Thurs April 8, 5-8pm) Marking Time by Jacklyn Peters works on paper 2015-2021.
Also, Variations on Armida’s theme: Giordano Biondi.

Jacklyn Peters, Time, 2019, pencil, collage on paper and clock, 23 × 23cm. Courtesy the artist and West End Art Space

Flinders Lane

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Director: Fran Clark (member of ACGA).
Tues by appt, Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 17 the shadow of language by Eugenia Raskopoulos.
To May 22 Robert Owen.
April 20 to May 22 Luminous Bodies by Catherine Woo.

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 April 30 Satellite: Eight by Pascale Bardos, curated by Bridie Lunney.

Pascale Bardos, Eight, 2021. digital media, 35:28 min. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

April 7 to 24 Swamp Breathing: John Brooks + Audrey Tan.
Also, George Prefers Forks by Siying Zhou.

Siying Zhou, Untitled (a portrait & Langi Ghiran state park), a digital scan of 800 Lomography colour 120mm. Courtesy the BLINDSIDE

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Flinders Lane Gallery
Level 1, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
FLG presents their annual exhibition program both in-house and online via virtual tours. Their website also features an extensive, fully searchable online stockroom.
March 30 to April 24 Marise Maas: The Stash a solo exhibition. Working from observation and imagination Maas intuitively engages with elements of composition, line, shape and texture to create formal dialogues that visualise the profound ‘little happenings’ of the everyday.

Marise Maas, Call Me the Breeze, 2021, oil on canvas, 130 x 130cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

April 27 to May 15 Chelsea Gustafsson: Not Quite Right – Gustafsson’s paintings depict sculptural assemblages created from everyday objects. Both beautiful and ugly, there is a mood of something being not quite right as gathered up, man-made debris mingles with its organic companions.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Please note all dates and times subject to change due to government restrictions.
Please visit website for the most up to date exhibition information.
To April 10 Elemental painting – Aliki K, Joan Blond, Bev Plowman and Jo Carroll.
Also, Travels with my wife: Painting Hong Kong from the water and air painting by James Yuncken.
April 13 to 24 Nel ten Wolde: A Pilgrim’s Progress painting.
Also, Margaret Manchee: Iteration painting and etching.
April 27 to May 8 Janno McLaughlin: Making Nonsense painting and installation.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16, Nicholas Building, 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.
April 7 to 24 Laszlo Romer. South Gallery: Helen McInnis.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006 (Map 2).
(03) 9697-9999.
Please check our website for re-opening updates.
To June 14 Yhonnie Scarce: Missile Park. A major new exhibition and commission alongside a focused survey of the past 15 years work from this leading Australian contemporary artist. Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia, in 1973 and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. She is known for sculptural installations which span architecturally-scaled public art projects to intimately-scaled assemblages replete with personal and cultural histories. Scarce was recently the recipient with Edition Office architects of the prestigious National Gallery of Victoria Architecture Commission in 2019 which was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Small Projects Award in 2020 and the Small Building of the Year in the 2021 Dezeen Awards.

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry.
Due to COVID-19 please check the ATW website for the latest viewing times.
During your visit you will have an opportunity to observe the ATW weavers at work on contemporary tapestries from our mezzanine, as well as look down into the colour laboratory where the yarns are dyed for production. The ATW has two galleries which feature curated exhibitions of tapestries, textiles and contemporary art on a rotating basis.
To May 21 Weaving Futures – Kay Abude, Atong Atem, John Bates, Eric Bridgeman, Dadang Christanto, Paula do Prado, Troy Emery, Emily Ferretti, Teelah George, Eugenia Lim, Julian Martin, Hayley Millar Baker, Kent Morris, Britt Salt and Sera Waters.

Hayley Millar-Baker, I screamed aloud (I Will Survive), 2020. Courtesy the artist and Australian Tapestry Workshop

Buxton Contemporary
University of Melbourne, Cnr Dodds Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9339.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Buxton Contemporary is an art museum that draws upon the Michael Buxton Collection as a springboard for exhibitions, events, research, publishing and ideas.
To June 20 This brittle light: Light Source commissions 2020-2021 – Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Taloi Havini, Laresa Kosloff, Nicholas Mangan, Stuart Ringholt, Grant Stevens and Hossein Valamanesh & Nassiem Valamanesh. Curated by Melissa Keys.

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

Clare Milledge, I am a hill: where poets walk, from the ‘Sacks of wind: a rock harder than rock’ series 2018, oil on reverse of recycled tempered glass, bronze close-readers, brass, 65 x 65 x 4cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2019. © Clare Milledge. Courtesy STATION, Melbourne

To Aug 29 Spectrum: An Exploration of Colour.

Carlton Nth Melbourne

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6610.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 3.30, last Sun of each month 12.00 to 3.00.
The Dax Centre is a leader in the use of art to raise awareness and reduce stigma towards mental health issues. Through our exhibitions and educational programs we seek to engage, inform and encourage community connections and conversations about mental health. The Dax Centre is the custodian of the Cunningham Dax Collection, one of only four collections of its kind in the world.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9662-3861.
Visit website for upcoming exhibitions.
April 9 to 21 Creation to Collection 2021 luxurious handwoven wraps, scarves and designer made garments. H Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 12-4pm, last day Wed April 21, 11am-1pm. Further information at or contact

Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford

Artbank, Melbourne
18-24 Down Street, Collingwood 3066.
Mon-Fri by appt.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art.
Supporting Australian artists.

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303.
Fax (03) 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
April 13 to May 2 Robin Stewart.
Also, Small sculpture a group exhibition.

Australian Galleries
Stock Rooms
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-2422.
Fax 9417-3433.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
April 13 to May 2 She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop by Cameron Hayes.
Also, Still a group exhibition – Andrea Smith, Pam Tippett and Catherine Abel.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
April 7 to 18 S1: Laura Herman. S2: Alignment group Show.
April 21 to May 2 S1: Eddie Burger and Lulu Lala. S2: Asheg Brom, Shelley Hall, Lea Beggs and Mary Stone.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 8596-0173.
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.
Chapman & Bailey Gallery is committed to exhibiting emerging to mid-career artists and providing a space in Melbourne for Indigenous communities.
Through April, Always here, there and everywhere. Featuring the works of remote Australian artists.

Carlene Thompson, Kalaya Ngura, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Yurpiya Lionel, Anumara, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Fox Galleries
63 Wellington Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
April 1 to 6, 24hr opening Liminal Wanderlust – Bonnie Lane, Wanda Gillespie, Charlotte Watson, Eleanor Taylor and Adam Douglass.

Wanda Gillespie, Higher Consciousness Integrating Calculator (with Gumnut) 4, 2018, walnut, brass, wooden beads, gum nuts, resin, wax, cast concrete, 56 x 42 x 9.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

April 10 to May 4 Stephen Glassborow: Glassborow.

Stephen Glassborow, Hi Horse, 2020, bronze on steel, 2200 x 32 x 68cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

in.cube8r gallery Fitzroy
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 11-3, closed public hols. Catalogues also online.
Until April 28 Petals and Wings – solo show by Martha Iserman. Petals and Wings offers a change in perspective from the big events that shaped our year to the little things that we seldom get the chance to appreciate. Using vivid watercolor and a background in science illustration, Martha wants to bring you into a peaceful oasis of life, flowers, and gorgeous insects.

Martha Iserman, Mushrooms, watercolour, 37 × 25.25cm
Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery Fitzroy

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, stockroom by appt.
April 6 to 24 Wendy Stavrianos.
April 27 to May 15 Karla Marchesi.

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
April 14 to May 2 (opening Wed April 14, 6-8pm) new exhibition – Joseph Carter Weidenbaum, Kitty Calvert and Henry Maas.

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

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

Brunswick Northcote

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622.
Curator: Victor Griss.
Free entry.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
April 17 to May 23 Gallery one: The Smallest Measure by Jessie Boylan. Gallery two: Proximity by Mikaela Stafford.
April 17 to May 30 New gallery: The Space We Live, the Air We Breathe, curated by Matthew Perkins & Jan Duffy featuring artists Naomi Eller, Raafat Ishak, Louise Paramor, Helga Groves, Taree Mackenzie, Steven Rendall, Leslie Eastman and Destiny Deacon.

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street (enter via Ilhan Lane), Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
April 9 to 25 Gallery one: Pattern and Ornament by Douglas Kirwan.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
Visit website for more information.
April 6 to 24 Michael Shannon: Major Works from The Estate.

Michael Shannon, Luna Park, 1957, oil on composition board, 122 x 61cm. Courtesy the Estate of Michael Shannon and 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.
See our A4 Art Australia 2021 online gallery, online sales until June 30.
May 8 to Aug 1 The Australian National Brooch Show 2021 at Fitzroy Library: 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy. Try & Buy: Sat May 8, 11am to 1pm.

Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (festival info).
Every weekend to April 5. Including Good Friday April 2, Easter Monday April 5.
The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30 and Parks Victoria’s punt service operates from Como landing 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 5 A4 Art Australia – a National Exhibition of A4 sized artworks.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Weds-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To April 17 Blue Chip XXIII: The collector’s exhibition.

Clarice Beckett, From the cliff top, (undated), oil on board 34 x 44cm © Clarice Beckett. Courtesy Rosalind Hollinrake

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
April 29 to May 29 (opening April 29, 6-8pm) Methexical Countryscape charcoal on paper by Brian Martin, Jugun. The artist will be present during gallery open times.

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

YSG – Yarra Sculpture Gallery
Contemporary Sculptors Association
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 4 to 25 (opening Sun April 4, 2pm-4pm) Yarra Sculpture Gallery presents Basket Makers Victoria Inc biennial exhibition – Meg Pascall, Vickie Fowler, Tamara McCarthy, Jeanette Carter, Rosalind Price, Liz Reid, Jane Henry, Mauren King, Pauline Bailey, Tena Zenou, Janet Lees, Adrienne Murray, Anne Thoday, Marlene Thornton, Amy Cohen, Lynne Lochrie, Jackie Bacon, Margaret Donald, Mae Adams, Raine Edwards, Maree Brown, Denise Stephens, Deidre Cross, Robyn Norris, Doreen Wilby, Sue Dilley, Barbara Olanda, Barbara Hawkins and Elma Young.

Maree Brown, Inside out, twines, raffia, seagrass, linen threads. Courtesy the artist and Yarra Sculpture Gallery

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.
March 26 to April 17 G1: Nectar Fabulosa by Victoria Jost. G2: Move Me by Annelise Forster. G3: Offcuts by Suzanne Brown. G4: Flux by Anni Hagberg. The Cupboard: Littoral transects by Linda Marie.

Annelise Forster, Lisztomania, 2020, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

April 23 to May 15 G1: Borrowed Soul by Priscilla Hunter. G2: Twilight Zones by Anita Modok. G3: Eco-labelled with God’s Blessing by Molly Stephenson. G4: Stepping Out by Tim Coleman. The Cupboard: If I blocked it out why does it still haunt me? by Sarah Catania.

Molly Stephenson, Meta-waste, 2021, mixed media. Photograph: Adam O’Sullivan. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

MARS Gallery
7 James Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9521-7517.
By appt only, contact Andy Dinan 0412-999-652.
April 1 to 25 (opening Thurs April 1, 6-8pm) April Fool Group exhibition with Mish Meijers, Diego Ramirez, Scotty So and Min Wong.
Also, There’s Never Been A Better Time by Ces McCully, and David Haley video.

Polaris Gallery
6-7 Yarra Street, South Yarra (arcade) VIC 3141
Wed-Sun 1.00 to 5.00
April 10 to May 8 (opening Sat April 10, 6-8pm) Algorhythmia by Anne Scott Wilson.

Anne Scott Wilson, Interval # 3 (green/blue), digital pinhole print
Courtesy the artist and Polaris Gallery

Scott Livesey Galleries
610 High Street, Prahran 3181.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Mon by appt.

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

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

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

Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry.
Check website for gallery hours.
April 8 to May 5 A Walk in the Park – Andrew Foster’s paintings explore the relationship between dogs and their owners as well as the parks and trees that are a haven for both.

Laurent Gallery
1 Vale Street, St Kilda 3182.
Visit the website for more info.
April 23 to 28, 10am to 5pm (opening Thurs April 22, 6-9pm) Suspend dc by Helene Weeding.

Helene Weeding, Between Worlds, 2021, ink, acrylic paint and PVA glue on birch top board, 60cm round. Courtesy the artist and Laurent Gallery

Helen Weeding, Float, 2021, ink, acrylic paint and PVA glue on birch top board, 60cm round. Courtesy the artist and Laurent Gallery

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Visit the website for hours.
To May 16 Troy Emery: Sonder.
Also, Ash Keating: Duality > Aerial, and Nicholas Folland: Burn Down the House.

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

Armadale Malvern

Duldig Studio
Museum + Sculpture Garden
92 Bourke Road, East Malvern 3145.
(03) 9885-3358.
Tues and Thurs 1.00 to 4.00, and one Sunday per month.
Advance bookings required.
Group bookings limited to eight people.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Director: Liz McDowell.
Check website for gallery hours.
To April 17 Six Sheilas – Susan Lowe, Rose Clark, Marie Mason, Anastasia Kotzapavlidis, Connie Pennisi and Lisa Stebbing.
April 22 to May 15 The City of Stonnington proudly supports From the Ground Up – FPS Graduate Prize – Fiona Davey, Emily Eliades and Georgia Steele. Workshops: Introduction to Drypoint with Liz Millsom. May 8 and 9, 10am to 4pm with 1hr lunch break, $315 / $275 members, materials provided.

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
April 17 to May 2 John Lendis.

John Lendis, Angel at Chinatown, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm. 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.

Metro Gallery
1214 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-8511.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Until April 10: an exhibition of recent ceramics and sculpture by Raymond Young; selected portraits of artists from the Western Desert, from a Private Collection, by Greg Weight.
From April 13: Consequence: recent paintings and works on paper by Tom Gerrard.

Artist Tom Gerrard in his studio. Courtesy the artist and Metro Gallery, Melbourne


Alexandra Sasse Gallery
4 Selbourne Rd, Kew 3101
(03) 9815 2447.
Tues-Wed, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 8 to May 1 (opening Thurs April 8, 6-8.30pm) Hendrik Kolenberg. To be opened by Elizabeth Cross, Art historian and artist. Limited numbers: contact the Gallery for your invitation,

Hendrik Kolenberg, Over the back fence, Eastwood, 2018, oil on gesso on linen on plywood 37.5 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist and Alexandra Sasse Gallery

Hendrik Kolenberg, Old house, Blaxland Road, Eastwood. 2019. oil on gesso on linen on plywood. 57.5 x 74cm. Courtesy the artist and Alexandra Sasse Gallery

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 4.30, Sun-Mon by appt.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9852-8772.
Please check gallery website for details.
To April 10 Ahmad Nasrollahi’s Haji Firouzes.
April 14 to May 1 (opening Thurs April 15, 6.30-8.30pm) G1: Too Little Too Late? – Amanda Amenta, Anastasia Kotzapavilidis and Ros Pach.
April 15 to 30 (opening Thurs April 15, 6.30-8.30pm) G2: New Flux by Vika Fifita. Exhibitions’ catalogues available here.

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4770.
For current opening hours, please refer to website.
To April 10 Reconfigured/Rediscovered brings together a group of artists to extend our perceptions of photography and image-making into new realms. Official exhibition, PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography.
April 13 to May 22 Community Exhibition: Natural Constructs – Jon Saroglu, Jackie Winkelman, Shani Alexander, Tim Lane and Justine Siedle. This group exhibition highlights the beauty found in natural and man-made environments.

Jackie Winkelman, Desolate, 2019, photographic print, 88 x 143.5cm,. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

April 17 to July 3 Light Gestures: Samara Adamson-Pinczewski – Samara Adamson-Pinczewski’s practice focuses on the relationship between geometric abstract art, architecture and urban space. Light Gestures features works from Pinczewski’s 20-year career alongside new paintings and sculptures commissioned by the Town Hall Gallery.

Samara Adamson-Pinczewski, Around the Corner 2, 2019, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on ABS resin (SLA), 40 x 15 x 38.5cm. Private collection, Melbourne. Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

Caulfield Elsternwick

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3333.
Curator: Diane Soumilas. Free admission.
Mon-Sat 1.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To April 18 Water – Glen Eira Artists Society.
Also, Perspectives – Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group. Gallery annexe: Sights Unseen – Glen Eira Historical Society.
April 22 to May 9 Nathan Miller: Life, devotion and death in Tbilisi. Also, Donald Kenner: Colour and Light. Gallery annexe: Connecting – Mariott Support Services.

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.

Peter Churcher, The Outcast, 1996, oil on canvas, 168 x 198cm. Courtesy the artist and Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

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

Greater Melbourne

Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To April 26 Nature’s Forms sculpture by Issa Ouattara, and photography and paintings by Melisa Savickas.
April 30 to June 13 Fusions X 3 textiles, baskets, glass – Carly Leech, Jeanette Carter and Jenie Yolland.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Call for w’end hours.
To April 18 Little Monsters by Steven Firman and Yr 7 students from Vermont SC.
April 20 to May 2 Sustainability Week Exhibition: The Clock Strikes Thirteen – Cristina Popovici Art School.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Check website for gallery hours.
April 7 to June 26 Violent Salt – Abdul Abdullah (NSW), Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Richard Bell (QLD), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Megan Cope (QLD), Karla Dickens (NSW), S. J Norman (VIC), Yhonnie Scarce (VIC/SA) and Jemima Wyman (QLD). Violent Salt invites artists of diverse backgrounds to speak their truths about their experiences and offers an opportunity for understanding and connection, whilst seeking to celebrate and honour Australia’s unique multiculturalism and landscape. It questions how we can repair deep wounds, re-connect across culture and assert and celebrate cultural identities meaningfully and transformatively.

Abdul Abdullah, For we are young and free, 2017, manual embroidery made with the assistance of DGTMB Studios, 126.5 x 109cm. Darebin Art Collection

April 7 to June 26 Restless by Nick James Archer – emerging artist Nick James Archer examines objects of comfort in his new exhibition, Restless. The idea that a pillow, for example, can be a place of calm, yet also a place of sleepless nights is explored through his striking copper and lithium sculptures. These materials also reference Bundoora Homestead Art Centre’s remarkable history of revolutionary medical research; specifically the discovery of lithium as a treatment for bipolar disorder.

Nick James Archer, Pillow, 2020 formed copper, lithium. Courtesy the artist

April 7 to June 26 CLEAVE by EO Gill – EO Gill won the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Award at the 2020 Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize for their work ‘Physical’. Their newly developed video work, CLEAVE, builds on previous research, critiquing the regimes of body and gender representation that reinforce heteronormative models of sexual desire and behaviour.

EO Gill, still from CLEAVE, 2020. Courtesy the artist

Burrinja Gallery
(map ref Melway 75 B12) Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 2.00, bookings essential.

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5) 1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Check the website for opening hours
To April 18 Musings of my Mind on Untamed Tracks by Tara Stubley. Lost in the landscape of her mind, no destination, no maps – just following animal tracks. Stubley’s paintings ponder the sensation of just being, while exploring our connection with the magic and mystery of nature.

Tara Stubley, One night I burned the house (After Leonard Cohen). Courtesy the artist and Eltham Library Community Gallery

April 23 to May 23 Creative Minds by 2020 VCE Students. A showcase of artworks created by Nillumbik’s VCE Art and Studio Arts students.

Olivia Chubb, We are buzzing. Courtesy the artist and Eltham Library Community Gallery

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 25 House of Ideas.
To May 23 Blue Over Time: Robert Owen – A Survey.
To June 20 Agnieszka Polska: The New Sun.

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

The Hut Gallery
Ferntree Gully Arts Society Inc
157 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully 3156.
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 11 to 25 Four Mediums (acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolour), open exhibition.

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7) 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 9 to June 6 (False)-Relationality presents complex questions surrounding the agency of place, and Indigenous ways of Knowing. Artists from both the ‘So-Called-Australian’ and New Zealand contexts, use their artistic practices and lived-experience to broach these dynamics in critical and emancipatory ways – Dean Cross, Aunty Cynthia Hardie, Sam Harrison, Nikau Hindin, Michael Tuhanuku and Jenna Warrick. Curated by Moorina Bonini and Tyson Campbell.

Sam Harrison, Butterfly Effect 2019, acrylic on MDF board. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Gallery

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.
April 13 to May 15 Pillars of Déplacement by Paul Handley. Pillars of Déplacement traces the artist’s journey through the migrant settlement camps of Europe to the island shores of Lesbos during a period of social and political flux which led to thousands seeking refuge in foreign lands. This exhibition represents Handley’s firsthand experience of this tension through a collection of artworks and documentary photos and objects.

Paul Handley, Pillars, 2021, wallpaper pigment print, 240 x 360cm. Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 16 Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography introduces Australian audiences to leading photographers from around the world who are making new documentary photography, many never having exhibited in Australia before.

7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-7712.
Check website for gallery opening times.
To April 5 Victoria’s Nillumbik Shire Council presents Art in the Time of COVID-19 40 local artists.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4) Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Open online during COVID-19 restrictions.
Visit website for updates and exhibition programs.
To May 23 The Overwintering Project: Westernport – co-ordinated by Melbourne artist Kate Gorringe-Smith. The Overwintering Project: Westernport focuses on Westernport as an internationally significant migratory shorebird habitat.
Also, Tai Snaith – A World of One’s Own, a podcast series and exhibition.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Concession $5.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and all public hols.
March 27 to July 11 TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters, curated by Nina Miall.

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7) Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 4.00.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre. Visit website for exhibition information.
To May 1 Flora. Flora is a series of exhibitions, programs and events across the City of Greater Dandenong, offering new perspectives and renewing our wonder for the plant world. We invite you to immerse yourself in this program and explore the wonder, importance, beauty and fragility of nature. Flora will include exhibitions and programs across the City of Greater Dandenong including Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve, Connection Art Space and the Garnar Lane Display Boxes. An array of public programs will be run across April. More information:

Baden Croft, Midday at Hattah, oil on linen. 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.
To April 10 Bloom: Echo Wu and students – acclaimed exhibiting Chinese Brush Painting artist Echo Wu, specialises in Flower and Bird styles. Her work combines traditional and contemporary techniques with her own evolving vision. See this exhibition of scrolls and paintings featuring nature, by students and teachers of Echo Wu’s Chinese Brushstroke Art Classes.

Echo Wu, The Spirit of the Peony, 2020, Chinese brush painting. © the artist

April 15 to June 5 Exit & Return: Simon Grennan – responding to the landscape of Box Hill and surrounds, Grennan reconsiders the 19th Century narrative of being ‘lost’ in the Australian bush, as epitomised in McCubbin’s ‘Lost’ 1886. His work will be exhibited alongside heritage impressionist works form the Whitehorse Art Collection.

Simon Grennan, Mutual contamination 5_Sunday afternoon, 2020, oil on canvas. © the artist

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 April 11 Retrospective 1985-2021 by Alexander Pinkster.
April 14 to May 23 The Dance photography by Kate Baker.
Also, sculpture by Emmy Mavroidis.