June 2021 Listings
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Federation Square CBD
Art at St Francis’
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Fri 10.30 to 2.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.30.
To June 15 Station to Station – collages of images of the stained glass windows of the chapel at Xavier College Kosta Hall, depicting the Stations of the Cross.
Association of Sculptors of Victoria (ASV)
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
June 3 to 14 Association of Sculptors of Victoria – Annual & Awards Sculpture Exhibition.
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.
Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 25 Deadly Narratives: Recent Collection Highlights.
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 11 Top Arts 2021.
To Aug 22 She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism.
To Sept 9 We Change the World.
To Feb 6, 2022 Big Weather.
June 11 to Oct 3 Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories.
One Star Gallery
301-303 Victoria Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Wed-Fri 3.00 to 7.00, Sat 1.00 to 7.00.
For updates see Instagram: @onestarlounge
To June 12 INTO ME SEE: A Group Show – Camilla Gold, Deborah Klein, Deborah Walker, Georgia Janetzki,Heidi Yardley, Jane Burton, Jenny Watson, Katrina Beale, Lisa Barmby, Lisa Roet, Mina Young, Polly Borland, Sophia Hewson, Sue Wyers, Victoria Hartcup and Edwina Preston. Curated by Mariella Del Conte, Katy Beale and Mick Harvey.
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Director: Fran Clark (member of ACGA).
Tues by appt, Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To June 26 The Digital Age by Guan Wei.
June 29 to July 31 Group exhibition featuring Pat Brassington, Janet Laurence, Jacky Redgate, Julie Rrap, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Nike Savvas and Anne Zahalka.
Nicholas Building, 714/37 Swanston Street (enter via Cathedral Arcade lifts, cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
To July 31 SATELLITE: UNDER A DIFFERENT SKY – Mohamed Chamas (AUS), Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. Lab (USA), Diogo Evangelista (PRT) and Tzu-Huan Lin (TWN/USA). Curated by Jake Treacy and Lucie McIntosh.
June 9 to 26 All Worlds are Flat – Liam Denny, Tara Denny, Lucy Foster, Lou Hubbard, Jasper Jordan-Lang, Spencer Lai, Cezary Poniatowski and Piotr Skiba. Curated by Liam Denny.
Also, Wandering Amid the Phantasms by Ara Dolatian.
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
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.
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.
To June 10 Broadwater by Leah Thiessen.
June 15 to July 10 Weight of the World by Kim Anderson. Anderson’s work focuses on the widely-felt experience of grief and anxiety associated with climate change, and our complicated relationship with our planet. Her drawings depict solitary figures immersed in challenging yet wildly beautiful landscapes, and are based on photographs she takes of herself physically interacting with these rugged, isolated terrains.
June 15 to July 10 Disconnect by Bronwyn Hill. Hill’s highly representational oils on board depict the human form as both a corporeal and emotional entity inhabiting moments of private contemplation. Most often depicted within the isolation of home, or against the earthbound shadows of nature, Hill’s images amplify ideas of self-analysis and introspection through her sensitive use of light and shadow. The resulting images are both deeply sensual and endlessly questioning.
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To June 5 Retreat painting by James Grant.
Also, Greedy Pixiu ceramic sculpture by William Eicholtz.
June 8 to 19 mɔ.nuˈmɛn̪.t̪um painting by John Mezzini.
Also, Coastline papercuts, collage and painting by Roma McLaughlin & Kathy Fahey.
June 22 to July 3 fortyfivedownstairs presents Emerging Artist Award 2021 – group exhibition.
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.
To June 5 Theo Strasser.
June 9 to 26 Lindy Patterson.
Southbank Sth Melbourne
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006 (Map 2).
Please check our website for opening updates.
To June 14 Yhonnie Scarce: Missile Park – 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.
From June 26 A Biography of Daphne – revisits the Classical myth of Daphne, who turned into a tree to evade the assault of the god Apollo, as a starting point for an investigation of trauma and metamorphosis in contemporary art. Developed by Guest Curator Mihnea Mircan, with artists Becky Beasley, Erik Bünger, Lauren Burrow, Fabien Giraud and Raphael Siboni, Gabrielle Goliath, Ho Tzu Nyen, Sanja Ivekovic, Mathew Jones, Steve McQueen, Jill Magid, Nicholas Mangan, Inge Meijer, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ciprian Mureșan, Agostino dei Musi, Jean Painlevé, Roee Rosen, Patrick Staff and Candice Lin, Wingu Tingima, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, Anthonie Waterloo and Katie West.
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
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.
University of Melbourne, cnr Dodds Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank 3006.
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
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 29 Spectrum: An Exploration of Colour.
To Oct 24 History in the Making.
June 4 to Oct 3 French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
June 18 to Oct 3 Plans for the Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids.
June 18 to Oct 24 Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow.
June 25 to Oct 3 Goya: Drawings from Prado Museum works by Francisco Goya.
Carlton Nth Melbourne
The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 3.30, and 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.
170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
June 4 to July 10 Gallerysmith Project Space: Imaginary Science by Jess Hall.
Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford
18-24 Down Street, Collingwood 3066.
Mon-Fri by appt.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art.
Supporting Australian artists.
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
Fax (03) 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
June 8 to 27 City Limits by Jamie Boyd.
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
June 8 to 27 Until the body gives out by Christopher Pyett.
Also, Autumn Offerings by Christine Wrest-Smith.
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
June 2 to 13 SPACE1: Lucienne Noontil, Lorenz Cherry and Jo Holmes. SPACE2: Dr Kym Tabulo.
June 16 to 27 SPACE1-2: Nyein Aung and Thinn Thinn.
June 30 to July 11 SPACE1-2: Oprah an Arts Degree – group show.
Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
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Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 10.30 to 3.00.
To June 26 Comparable Consequences by Marieke Dench.
63 Wellington Street, Collingwood 3066.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
June 5 to 30 This and the Edge of the World by Harold David.
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Open daily see website for hours. Closed public hols.
June 3 to 16 VIVID – a group show celebrating all things bright, bold and beautiful, showcasing the powerful impact that vivid colours can have in art.
June 17 to July 7 Australian Flora and Fauna by Greg Ure – a showcase of oil-based relief prints inspired by Ure’s interest in local wildlife and flora.
Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, stockroom by appt.
To June 5 Wendy Sharpe.
June 8 to 26 Miranda Skoczek.
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To June 13 EP Collective: Thalia Robertson and Pamela Black.
June 16 to July 4 (opening Wed June 16, 6-8pm) Benjamin Champion, Rebecca Pidgeon and Brad Gunn.
191-193 Johnston Street and Level 1/ 189 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
See website for the gallery exhibition calendar.
Victorian Artists Society Galleries
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
July 2 to 13 (opening Sat July 3, 6pm) Raffaella Torresan presents Still Life Paintings in the Cato Gallery, and Linocuts and Screenprints in the Members Room Gallery.
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
Curator: Victor Griss.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
May 29 to July 11 Gallery one: Porch Diaries by Alana Holmberg. Gallery two: Newsroom by Richard Harding, Marian Crawford and Alison Alder.
June 5 to July 18 New gallery: Urban Eats by Eddy Carroll, Samanta Bakker, Jessie DiBlasi, Robert Gale, Alasdair MacKinnon, Kenny Pittock, Lucy Roleff, Chloe Smith and Pauline Tran.
Glimpse Art Space
273 High Street, Northcote 3070.
12 June to July 4 Unfinished by Kannitha Lim.
Street view day and night.
Contact: 0433-251-719 or email email@example.com
Factory 9/102 Henkel Street, Brunswick 3056.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
June 8 to July 3 (opening Sat June 12, 5-7pm) Density: Exploring Landscape painted works by Steve Gray; www.stevegray.com.au.
Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
Visit website for more information.
To June 19 William Kelly: Can Art Stop a Bullet? Works from Guernica and the Documentary Film.
June 26 to July 17 Paul Partos: Sgraffito.
Also, George Johnson: Triangle Rectangle Circle.
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 till June 30.
To Aug 1 The Australian National Brooch Show 2021 at Fitzroy Library: 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy.
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
June 2 to 19 Jan Senbergs.
William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
To June 25 Brian Martin – Jugun (Country).
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.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
May 30 to June 20 Join us for the opening of four solo exhibitions (opening Sun May 30, 2-4pm):
What I found while walking by Tania Matilda;
Anamorphic Visions by Hannah Belihanz;
From Earth, Fire and Fibre: a meeting point by Robyn Norris and Simon Cross.
Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran
Alternating Current Art Space
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To June 12 G1: Lost and Found by Kitty Calvert. G2 + G4: COMPACT group exhibition. G3: The Human Race by Sebastian Jarmula. The Cupboard: Before we meet by Grace Fraraccio.
June 18 to July 10 G1: Handsy by Susan Mountford. G2: Vermillion Borders by Fiona Knight and Linda Marie. G3: All that Glitters by Polly Hollyoak. G4: What do you do when all of your role models are gone? by Jonathon Harris. The Cupboard: Ghost Trash by Emma Armstrong-Porter.
164 Commercial Road, Prahran 3181.
A boutique hotel featuring original artwork and prints by late Australian artist Adam Cullen (1965-2012).
116 Greville Street, Prahran 3181.
Open daily check website for gallery hours. Closed public hols.
June 5 to 28 Square – a group show featuring works from a variety of artists and mediums, all working within the format of Square.
To June 20 half past by Nancy Constandelia.
Also, Ladies of the Cemetery by Dana McCrea.
June 22 to July 11 Ngirramini, Yimunga, Murrakupupuni (Story, Tribe, Country) – Chris Black, Columbiere Tipungwuti, Janice Murray, Michelle Woody Minnapinni, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Timothy Cook.
Also, The Light In Her Eyes by Amani Haydar.
637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141.
The Olsen is an elegant hotel with suites featuring lyrical works of Australian landscape artist John Olsen.
Scott Livesey Galleries
610 High Street, Prahran 3181.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Mon by appt.
To June 12 Joanna Logue.
June 26 to end July Group Exhibition.
Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
Director: Tony Fialides 0419-005-052.
To June 13 the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition is an annual showcase of contemporary sculpture in shop windows and on the sidewalks of Toorak Road, Toorak Village. A free event. All exhibits are for sale.
St Kilda Elwood Brighton
(map ref Melway 67 F10) Cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
To July 4 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2020/21 – a celebration of Australian contemporary painting; baysideacquisitiveprize.com.au.
Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
Check website for gallery hours.
To June 9 Helen Philipp: 14 Pieces – an exhibition of vibrant woven sculptures integrating discarded plastics from the St Kilda foreshore. Island Tin Can films present Cindalay, a stop motion animation about a seven-year-old girl who sets sail from St Kilda to fight climate change.
June 17 to July 14 Artists from Galiamble and Winja Ulupna Aboriginal Rehabilitation Centres respond to the NAIDOC week theme ‘Heal Country’.
Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
Museum + Sculpture Garden
92 Bourke Road, East Malvern 3145.
Tues and Thurs 1.00 to 4.00, and one Sunday per month.
Advance bookings required. Group bookings limited to ten people.
Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
Director: Liz McDowell.
Check website for gallery hours.
To June 5 Quintessence by Jennifer Tarry-Smith and Belinda Reid.
June 10 to 26 (opening Thurs June 10, 6-8pm) That’s Life members exhibition of works featuring the human body.
Workshops: Sat and Sun, June 19 and 20 Neil Wallace, Waterless Lithography.
Fri, Sat and Sun, June 25 to 27 Sarah Amos, Collagraph / Monoprint, ‘The Print Kitchen’.
Bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.
June 3 to 13 (opening Thurs June 3, 6-8pm) In the Depths of Her Mind paintings by Stella Grammenos-Dimadis. Contact 0414-339-536, or email email@example.com.
1214 High Street, Armadale 3143.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To June 12 Future Nostalgia, an exhibition of recent sculpture and etchings on glass by Louis Pratt.
From June 15: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, a curated group exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by selected represented and stockroom artists, including Dianne Gall, Dean Home, Bruno Leti, John Olsen, Louis Pratt, Steve Rosendale, Loribelle Spirovski, and Jim Thalassoudis; also on view Metro Winter, an exhibition of graphics and limited edition prints by selected gallery artists, including Brian Dunlop, Dean Home, Michael Johnson, Bruno Leti, and John Olsen.
Alexandra Sasse Gallery
4 Selbourne Road, Kew 3101.
Tues-Wed and Sat 11.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
To June 26 Draw – Elizabeth Cross, Rachel Ellis, Sallie Moffatt, Hendrik Kolenberg, Evan Salmon, Alexandra Sasse and John Scurry.
July 1 to 24 Watercolour by Phillip Edwards and Alexandra Sasse. Join us for the private viewing opening Thurs July 1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your invitation. RSVP essential, numbers limited.
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
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.
440-444 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
The following show has been cancelled. Please visit the Gallery website for updates.
June 8 to 11, 10.30am to 4.30pm (opening Tues June 8, 6-9pm) TORN – Drawing life in a time of isolation a set of figurative paintings on found cardboard by Bill Wood. A documentation of the human figure on found pieces of corrugated cardboard. Using the appropriated colours and textures as mid-tones, torn boxes suddenly become metaphors for recent disruptions to our collective lives, both personally and professionally.
Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
Please check gallery website for details.
May 26 to June 12 People, Places and Patterns – Studio 4 Artists Inc.
June 16 to July 3 G1: (opening Thurs June 17, 6.30-8.30pm) Elevating the Forgotten by Kitty Calvert. G2: Supermarket Wanders by Xinyi Liu (Luna). Exhibition catalogues available on website.
Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
For current opening hours, please refer to website.
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. Illustrating the artist’s mastery of paint technology and colour theory, Light Gestures: Samara Adamson-Pinczewski features works from her 20-year career alongside new Town Hall Gallery commissions.
To July 3 Community Exhibition: Boroondara Faces in Everyday Places by the Boroondara Visual Art Teachers Network. Boroondara Faces in Everyday Places captures the characters and personalities in the lives of Boroondara primary school students, highlighting the rich fabric of their community.
Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Mon-Sat 1.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
To June 6 Confined 12 presented by The Torch. Gallery annexe: Moongala Women’s Community House. The Butterflies Project.
June 11 to July 18 Telling Tales featuring Chris Bond, Penelope Davis, Prudence Flint, Nicholas Jones, Victoria Reichelt, Tai Snaith, Charlie Sofo and Deborah Walker. Curated by Diane Soumilas.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
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.
To June 11 John Dent: Between Two Countries. The exhibition focuses on paintings from the earlier period of John Dent’s career, including his time in both Australia and France. Featuring images of atmospheric Parisian street scenes and languid interieurs in muted harmonious colour palettes and depicting the many strange contrasts of Parisian life. Also showing a series of still-lifes, where the artist plays with perspective and connection between the depicted elements, relating to a large painting by Dent in the NGV collection, ‘Le Déjeuner’ (The Lunch) and culminating with his magnum opus, the triptych ‘Natura Morta – Marta’.
Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Building D, Ground Floor, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt. Closed Sun.
To June 26 Dale Harding: Through a lens of visitation, curated by Hannah Mathews.
Barn Gallery, Montsalvat
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
Check website for gallery opening times.
To July 1 Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2021 finalist exhibition. Responding to the theme ‘Return’.
Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To June 13 Fusions X 3 textiles, baskets and glass – Carly Leech, Jeanette Carter and Jenie Yolland.
June 18 to Aug 8 Our Natural World ceramic sculpture – Meredith Plain, Sandra Bain and Heather Wilson.
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Call for w’end hours.
To June 13 Winter Warmers – Alcove Art Shop.
June 15 to 20 Fabulous Fibres – Box Hill Hand Spinners and Weavers.
June 21 to 27 Mid Year Exhibition – Box Hill Art Group.
June 28 to July 18 Plastic Fish sustainability exhibition.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
Check website for gallery hours.
To June 21 Simultaneous Light by Emma Hamilton seeks to make visible seasonal changes in weather and lighting, through a series of cyanotype flags. Over 12 months four flags will be flown in the Bundoora Homestead grounds to mark the summer and winter solstices and the spring and autumn equinoxes. Alluding to scientific diagrams, these cyanotypes are made by the material they depict: sunlight.
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 discusses issues surrounding racism and discrimination against First Nations peoples and minority groups as well as the lack of respect for, and desecration of culture and the natural environment. An Artspace Mackay touring exhibition, co-curated by Yhonnie Scarce and Claire Watson.
To June 26, Restless by Nick James Archer examines objects of comfort. The idea that a pillow, for example, can be a place of calm, yet also a place of sleepless nights is explored through striking copper and lithium sculptures. These materials also reference Bundoora Homestead Art Centre’s history of revolutionary medical research; specifically the discovery of lithium as a treatment for bipolar disorder.
To June 26 CLEAVE by EO Gill – Gill’s newly developed video work builds on previous research, critiquing the regimes of body and gender representation that reinforce heteronormative models of sexual desire and behaviour.
Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5) 1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 9.00, Fri 9.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Check website for changes in opening hours, visit: yprl.vic.gov.au/locations/eltham-library/.
May 28 to June 27 All on Board by Lisa May – a series of works drawn and painted on wood and inspired by local landscapes, people and wildlife. The robustness of the board allows the artist to rework the surface, with the wood often becoming an integral aspect of the artwork.
May 28 to June 27 Standing Stones by Emine Charlwood. This exhibition is inspired by the many standing stones located throughout the world; each stone placed strategically and with purpose. Historically, these stones served the people who came together in worship, in ceremony, in celebration, and to feel at one with nature. The energy of these stones continues today and is reflected in the artist’s jewellery artworks.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
Tues-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 20 Stanislava Pinchuk: Terra Data, and Agnieszka Polska: The New Sun.
To Aug 15 Cry of The Land.
To Oct 31 House of Ideas: Modern Women.
Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon.
The Hut Gallery
Ferntree Gully Arts Society Inc
157 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully 3156.
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
June 6 to 27 Young @ Art – open exhibition ages 12-19 years.
(map ref Melway 28 D7) 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
June 18 to Aug 1 Beyond the Rhetoric: Sha Sarwari – Sha Sarwari is a multidisciplinary visual artist born in Afghanistan and living in Australia since 2000. In his recent works, Sarwari draws inspiration from the visual aesthetic of Farsi script, in particular Nastaliq – one of the main calligraphic hands used in writing the Farsi alphabets. Sarwari is one of the recipients of the 2020 Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change.
June 18 to Aug 1 Sky Orchestra: Cyrus Tang explores Confucian values of filial piety through the lens of Chinese history and pop culture, and how it relates to the artist’s existence within a Western context. Hong Kong-born artist Cyrus Tang delves into the history and legacy of a poem by a well-known Chinese poet Su Shi of the Song Dynasty, written during the mid-Autumn Festival in 1076. Expressing feelings of loss and yearning, the words of the poem evoke the joys and sorrows of human existence from a Buddhist worldview. Sky Orchestra is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Tang is one of the recipients of the 2020 Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change.
Kosnar’s Picture Framing
488 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale 3020.
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.
May 27 to July 3 National Reconciliation Week Exhibition: Ash Firebrace – an exhibition of recent work by Wurundjeri artist Ash Firebrace, including a new commission for the Manningham Art Collection, elements of which will be created in the gallery during the exhibition as an evolving piece of work.
Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
May 29 to Aug 29 STAGES: photography through the pandemic will see artists Jane Burton, Cherine Fahd, Isobel Knowles + Van Sowerwine, Phuong Ngo and James Tylor respond creatively to the unprecedented social, environmental and economic impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4) Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
Open online during COVID-19 restrictions. Visit website for updates and exhibition programs.
May 29 to Aug 22 Surreal Landscapes is a group exhibition that explores the way artists position subtle and strange, absurd and dreamlike interventions within the landscape, abstracting and shifting our reading of the landscape. Featured artists Nadine Christensen, Peta Clancy, Emily Ferretti, Tara Gilbee, Philip Hunter, Raafat Ishak, James Newitt, Emma Phillips and Christian Thompson AO. Curated by Danny Lacy and Rosie Weiss.
May 29 to Aug 22 Nerdudara Djumi – Then Now 10+1 (Baluk Arts) a retrospective reflection of the history of grass roots beginnings to incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creativity and knowledge which has developed into Baluk Arts – an Aboriginal Art Centre based in Mornington.
May 29 to Aug 22 MPRG collection focus Rosie Weiss – Collected work. Rosie Weiss is a Mornington Peninsula-based artist who makes work about our relationship with the natural world. Highlighting the enduring focus of her practice over the past 40 years, this suite of works traces the development of Weiss’ practice from a sustained period of printmaking in the 1980s at the Australian Print Workshop through to her more recent drawing practice.
TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Concession $5.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and all public hols.
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.
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.
June 3 to 25 Invisibility by Zakiria Tahirian. Every community has invisible problems. This series of work is about refugees who have left everything behind and come to Australia, seeking a safe and peaceful place. All they want is safety, but there are many hidden feelings that aren’t being shared more widely with society. Many are struggling with memories and finding the right place to share their stories. This exhibition will use both coloured and invisible ink to uncover the feelings that many refugees grapple with, but are unable to find a place to express.
June 3 to 25 Gone to Carolina in my mind by Callum Jackson, a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This exhibition conveys optimism and hope during such an uncertain time through printmaking, drawing, painting and photography. The exhibition focuses on an individual’s productive and constructive use of time, even when faced with pandemic.
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To June 5 Exit & Return: Simon Grennan. June 10 to July 24 Quarantine Castles: Nick Wellman. A photographic capture of two lockdowns, Quarantine Castles is a social portrait of residents isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions of 2020. Part one is an introspective time capsule of daily portraits of the photographers own household. During the second lockdown Wellman looked to the neighbourhood, photographing residents at their place of exile – a focus shift from one family to one community.
Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
May 29 to July 4 paintings by Mark Wotherspoon.