February 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.

Federation Square CBD

Art at St Francis’
Contemporary Art
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
Feb 4 to March 3 Listening to the Land – responses in charcoal and paint to the Northern Grampians by Wendy Havard.

Wendy Havard, Hope, Strength and Resilience, 2019, oil, 304.8 x 101.6cm. Courtesy the artist and Art at St Francis’

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

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8663-2200.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
ACMI has relocated while we rebuild.
Visit our website for pop-up screenings, exhibitions and events at various locations around the city.

Deakin University Downtown Gallery
Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3008.
(03) 9244-5344.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
Feb 10 to March 27 Drawing On The Wall featuring artist David Harley working directly with students from Deakin’s School of Communication and Creative Arts to realise new and ambitious site-based artworks. Curated by James Lynch, Deakin University.

David Harley, File_sc, 2006, digital print, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne 2006. © and courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 Koorie Art Show. Read more…

Kelly Koumalatsos, Wergaia, Wemba Wemba, Portrait Of Sister In Laws; Wemba Wemba Great Aunty Frieda Stewart And Wergaia Great Grandmother Eleanor Stewart, 2019, paper, fur print, printing ink and framed image. Winner Koorie Art Show, Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in Any Media. Courtesy the artist and Koorie Heritage Trust

Kait James, Wadawurrung, Hungry For Land, 2019, wool, cotton on printed cotton. Lendlease Reconciliation Award. Courtesy the artist and Koorie Heritage Trust

National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders Streets, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 2 Civilization: The Way We Live Now.
To Feb 9 Lucy McRae: Body Architect. Read more…
To March 15 Roger Kemp: Visionary Modernist.
To March 29 Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou.
Also, Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic, and Tammy Kanat: Circles of Life.
To April 5 Black Bamboo; Contemporary Furniture Design from Mer, Torres Strait.
To June 14 Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the NGV.

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

Pan Pacific Melbourne
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3000.
Free entry.
Open daily/nightly.
To March 10, 2019 MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE – Its Art & Soul.
Thirty-eight prominent Victorian artists capture Australia’s most Livable City’s uniqueness through a delightful array of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs. Artists include Stephen Armstrong, Joe Blundell, Ross Cockle, Robert Lee Davis, Jacquie Hacansson, Betina Fauvel-Ogden, Isabelle Ferrier, Peter Ferrier, Laurel Foenander, Louise Foletta, Janine Good, Jaq Grantford, Regina Hona, Matt Irwin, Amaya Iturri, Geoff La Gerche, Jan Martin, Steve May, Ruth McIntosh, James Pasakos, Bob Pelchen, Ron Penrose, Ted Powell, Marian Quigley, Ingrida Rocis, Rachel Rovay, Chris Seater, Richard Shaw, Todd Simpson, Kerry Smith, John Spooner, Susan Sutton, Liz Vagg, Jim van Geet, Eugene von Nagy, Lisa Wang and Vicky Watts Enquiries: Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Exhibition Manager/Curator 0418-357-814

Melbourne Ted Powell, Southbank, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne

Laurel Foenander, Push, oil on linen, 76 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne

Ross Cockle, Shrine Lions, oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne

Matt Irwin, Victorian Victoria, photography on Giclée and archival canvas, 66 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Free admission.
Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
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To March 7 Pleasure – presents the work of a diverse group of artists who use the body to celebrate joy, humour, flamboyance and the outrageous. From decoration, embellishment and exaggeration to examinations of identity and beauty and its various interpretations, Pleasure explores how artists and designers have used the body as a personal, provocative and at times political canvas from the flamboyant 1980s to contemporary times. Be pleasured! Artists: Rose Agnew, Robyn Beeche, Holly Block, Queenie Bon Bon, Gavin Brown, Penny Byrne, Frances Cannon, Nicholas Chilvers, Keith Clancy, Kate Clark, Ray Cook, Peter Ellis, Dita Gambiro, Gerwyn Davies, Kate Durham with Moira Finucane, Rhett D’Costa, William Eicholtz, Leah Emery, Tarryn Gill, Judith Glover, Gun Shy, Mella Jaarsma, Kate Just, Grace Lillian Lee, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, David McDiarmid, Louise Meuwissen, Misklectic, Mossy 333 & Misklectic, Ciara Murphy, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Robert Pearce, Mithu Sen, Laksmi Shitaresmi, Cop Shiva, Vipoo Srivilasa, TextaQueen, Christian Thompson, Peter Tully, Wayan Upadana, VERMIN with Jenny Bannister, Xylouris White, William Yang, Paul Yore, Ah Xian and Preston Zly. Read more…

Gun Shy, ‘Circe de Merde AW18 “I’m Ready” Jacket‘, Photographer: The Furies. Model: Sam Carew-Reid; MUA/SPFX: Lou McLaren; Stylist: Rose Chong Costumiers; Accessories: Alexandra Blak; Model. Undergarments: Bryn Meredith. Courtesy the artist and RMIT Gallery

John Pastoriza-Pinol, Sobriquet 5 – Crotch, 2019, watercolour on Arches 300gsm paper, 20 x 15cm. Courtesy the artist and RMIT Gallery

Public Programs: Fri Feb 14, 12.30-1.30pm Valentine’s Day’Art Celebrates Love’: Julian Goddard + Rhett D’Costa, Gun Shy and Vipoo Srivilasa. Thurs Feb 20, 5.30-6.30pm Pleasure Plus ‘Art or Porn?’: Evelyn Tsitas + Judith Glover, Kate Just and Gerwyn Davies.

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 5.00.
Feb 8 to 29 Ben Quilty: 150 years – an exhibition of new paintings from Ben Quilty.

West End Art Space
137 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Director: Anna Prifti.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 3.00, or by appt.
Feb 7 to 29 (opening Fri Feb 7, 5-8pm) Imber (Rain Series) by Wendy Kelly.

Wendy Kelly, Evening Wet, 2004, mixed technique on board, 183 x 122cm
Courtesy the artist and West End Art Space

Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed until Feb 8.
Feb 8 to March 14 Earthcraft 2020 by Mikala Dwyer.

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 4 to March 7 Blue on Blue by Dani Marti.

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.
BLINDSIDE is closed for renovation until Feb 2.
Feb 5 to 22 DEBUT XVI – an annual curated exhibition of work by recent graduates from Melbourne’s major art institutions.

DEBUT XV, 2019. Photograph: Eliza Tiernan. Courtesy the artists and BLINDSIDE

Feb 26 to March 14 SIX P.M. ON A WEDNESDAY – Rachel Button, Veronica Charmont, Kaijern Koo, Madeleine Minack and Joun Youn.

Rachel Button, Pimple Factory, 2018, oil on paper, 70 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Also, MUSIC PRACTICE by Luyuan Zhang.

Luyuan Zhang, Music Practice. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

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

Flinders Lane Gallery
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 5.00.
Feb 4 to 29 Layers of Life by Naomi White.

Naomi White, Wild West, 2019, oil on linen, 198 x 163cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

Also, Endurance by Annika Romeyn.

Annika Romeyn, Endurance, 2019, watercolour and monotype on paper, 168 x 228cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 4 to 15 Sensitive Sweethearts a group exhibition, curated by Tegan Iversen.
Also, reconstructed landscapes painting by Annie Burns.
Feb 18 to 29, 1.5 Degrees a group exhibition, presented by Art Aviso.
Also, give me shelter printmaking by Paula McLoughlin.

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.
Feb 5 to 22 Ballast.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
To March 22 Feedback Loops features new commissions and existing works by six local and international artists whose practices sample ideas and images from our past and present to speculate on the future. This exhibition brings together works by artists born in the 1980s, who grew up alongside the growth of the internet and who enmesh technology and popular culture with ritual, spirituality, myth and speculative fiction with a cyclical sensibility that is at once playful, spectacular and challenging. Curated by ACCA’s Miriam Kelly, Feedback Loops includes large-scale installations of video, sculpture, interactive gaming and artificial intelligence, as well as a program of live performance by Madison Bycroft, Tianzhuo Chen, Lu Yang, Sahej Rahal, Justin Shoulder and Zadie Xa. Read more…

Justin Shoulder, Carrion, 2018, performance still, Arts House, Melbourne. Photograph: Bryony Jackson
Courtesy the artist and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
Guided tours Wed 11am and Thurs 2pm, $10 per person: bookings essential.
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.

Buxton Contemporary
Cnr Dodds Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
(03) 9035-9339.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
A purpose-built home for the Michael Buxton Collection of contemporary art.
To Feb 9 Between appearances: The art of Louise Weaver. Read more…

Installation view, ‘Between Appearances: the art of Louise Weaver’, with Taking a chance on love (detail), 2003, Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne, 15 November 2019 to 9 February 2020

Lynn Jaanz Art Gallery
Level 1, 216 York Street, South Melbourne 3205.
Curator: Anne Ioannou. International artist Lynn Jaanz and guest artist advertised.
Viewing by appt: email

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Mon-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 17 to 21 (opening Tues Feb 18, 5.30-7.30pm) Rebecca Najdowski: Inverted Landscapes – addresses how photomedia has traditionally shaped nature to humanity’s desire – reducing the animate world to a representation, a distanced landscape to be considered. The exhibition includes works made by directly exposing photo-materials to natural phenomena like geothermal activity, photographs created through haptic manipulations of conventional landscape imagery, and digital 3D scans of flora.

Rebecca Najdowski, Ambient Pressure 23, 2018, archival pigment print. Courtesy the artist and Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Feb 25 to 29 (opening Tues Feb 25, 5.30-7.30pm) Alterepistemologies: Leanne Hermosilla Altarepistemologies: Hekate Lilen Iris Hermosilla. Alterepistemologies Altarepistemologies – presents PhD research that has utilised magic as a generative methodology within studio practice. Coinciding with orientation week at the VCA, visitors and students are invited to engage contributively during the exhibition, to the production of new art in a collective act of Participation Mystique.

Altaration (detail) from performance documentation. Original image: Andrew Johnson. Courtesy Margaret Lawrence Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April In Absence: Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office 2019 Architecture Commission.
Also, Letters and Numbers by Colin Mccahon.
To April 13 Keith Haring – Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines.
Also, KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness.
To April 19 Shirin Neshat.
To June 14 Marking Time: Indigenous Art From The NGV.
To July 26 Collecting Comme. Read more…
To Aug 16 Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family Suffrage Research Collection.

Rei Kawakubo, (designer), Comme des Garçons, Tokyo, (fashion house) Japan established 1969, cape, shorts, socks and boots 2014, Blood and Roses collection spring-summer 2015 (detail)
Collection of Takamasa Takahashi
Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Carlton Nth Melbourne

Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9347-1700.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun and Mon by appt.

Burke Gallery
Gateway Building, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052.
(03) 9348-7527.
Free admission.
Tues and Thurs 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
Feb 20 to April 30 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression. Trinity College and Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka arts centre present Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression, celebrating 20 years of the Yirrkala Print Space. Works from two decades of artists provide a privileged insight into the nuanced world of the Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land;

Banduk Marika, I, 2006, screenprint, 69 x 46cm. © the artists with Artback NT and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka art centre, Northern Territory. Courtesy the artist and Burke Gallery

Dhalmula Burarrwanga, Milkarri (tear), 2012, photographic screenprint, 30 x 21cm. © The artists with Artback NT and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka art centre, Northern Territory. Courtesy the artist and Burke Gallery

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6610.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00.
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.
(03) 9329-1860.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
To March 7 Interzone by Tim Allen.

Tim Allen, Thaw, 2019, oil on linen, 91 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith

Also, Fugitive Geometries by Claire Mooney. Gallerysmith Project Space: The Dunning-Kruger Effect by Annette Allman.

Claire Mooney, Circuit (ruin), 2019, acrylic and print transfer on plywood panel, 80 x 60cm. Photograph: Christopher Sanders. Courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne, Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets), Parkville 3010.
(03) 8344-5148.
Director: Kelly Gellatly.
Free entry.
Check website for public programs.

The Larwill Studio
48 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052.
(03) 9032-9111.
A boutique hotel in Melbourne’s north dedicated to the work of Australian artist David Larwill (1956-2011).

RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94, Level 2 (Ground), 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 5 to 29 Posthuman Publics by Fiona Hillary with a cast of Posthumans.
March 13 to April 11 Pleasures Against Nature by Paul Yore.

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).
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Tues by appt.
Jan 29 to Feb 22 Alec Baker, Taylor Cooper, Stanley Douglas, Witjiti George, Kunmanara (Ray) Ken, Peter Mungkuri and Mick Wikilyiri – Tjilpi – APY Senior Men.

Andy. R Gallery
Level 1, 32 Johnston Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-1828.
Applications now open for 2020 program.
Focus on experimental, avant-garde works.

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303.
Fax 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 23 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.
To Feb 23 Works on Paper Exhibition.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.
Free entry. Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 8 to March 14 Crossing Paths – a selection of original limited edition fine art prints produced by artists supported by APW programs in 2019, including works by Jessie Balletta (APW Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmakers Scholarship), Barbie Kjar (APW James Northfield Lithography Scholarship) and Artist-in-Residence Ron McBurnie.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 5 to 16 Jennifer Tarry-Smith, Grace Ware and Evangeline Clark.
Feb 19 to March 1 Stacey Korfiatis – solo show.

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

BSIDE Gallery
Level 1, 121 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 5 to 16 (opening Fri Feb 7, 6-9pm) Pueblo de Perros video art and collage by Jerome Rush – a reflection on San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina and the dogs who inhabit it;

Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666.
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.00.
Feb 7 to March 14 HER-stories – Ella Baudinet, Corinna Berndt, Dinusha Joseph, Kathy Landvogt, Yuria Okamura and Emily Raubenheimer.

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Feb 8 to March 4 Sparks – group show.

Mark Davis, Escarpment, 2019, oil on canvas, 140 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

in.cube8r gallery
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Mon-Sat 10.30 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Feb 13 to 26 (opening Thurs Feb 13, 6-8pm) More Than A Sum Of Her Parts – group show. A celebration of women and female-identifying creators that forges a path inspiring the next generation of artists. Artists add to the conversation surrounding the merit of women and female-identifying artists. Curated by Natalie Lawson.

Sally Bowen, More Than A Sum Of Her Parts, oil on canvas, 76 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

Feb 27 to March 11 (opens Thurs Feb 27, 6-8pm) Almost Solo 17 – group show. Not quite a group show, not quite a solo show, Almost Solo brings individual artists together to exhibit their bodies of work in a shared space. Curated by Megan Collier.

Greg Oakley, Scarlet Macaw, 2019, Giclée print, 110 x 88cm. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Wed-Fri, 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Feb 26 to March 15 Virginia Cuppaidge.

Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9419-8988.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Publishers and dealers in limited-edition fine-art prints. Established 1975.

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 5 to 23 (opening Wed Feb 5, 6-8pm):
A new multi-modal collection of work from modernist lines and geometric forms by Tania Matilda. Also, Smart Gentle Loving, a collection of beautiful, bold observations of women with greyhounds by Anne Forwood; and Siblo, Billie Baker’s photographic exploration into time and timelessness.

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street (cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Tacit Galleries celebrates its 20th birthday in 2020.
To Feb 2 Midsumma Festival solo exhibitions – John Pastoriza-Pinol, David Lee Pereira, TJ Bateson, Shane McGowan, Michael O’Hanlon and Brad Gun, and PINK a group exhibition.
Feb 12 to 23 Editions 20 – annual print exhibition, 50+ Victorian-based artists, 150+ works. Featured artist Lana de Jager.

Lana de Jager, Measuring Up, 2019, 65 x 50cm, photopolymer etching. Courtesy the artist and Tacit Galleries

Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
April 2 to 13 (opening Sat April 4, 2-4pm) Judith M Perrey (Setford) Grad NGV, FVAS – Memorial Retrospective Exhibition.

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.
Feb 8 to March 29 Gallery one: Histrionic – Saffron Newey, Marion Abraham and Tyler Payne.
Gallery two: Screen Time by Chris Bowes.

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

Langford120 and Langford Consulting
PO Box 88, Brunswick South 3055.
Directors: Irene Barberis (0433-138-058) and Wilma Tabacco (0417-517-822).
Feb 5 to 22 Wilma Tabacco in Ballast at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery.
To May Irene Barberis, Tapestry of Light Project at Museum of the Bible, Washington DC.

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 9 Gallery One: Hannah Fox. The Canning Room: Alejandro Casas.
Feb 13 to March 1 (opening Thurs Feb 13, 6pm) Gallery One: Virginia Cummins & Bettina Willner-Browne.


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.
Call to artists to enter A4 Art Australia 2020, as part of Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Herring Island, March 14 to April 13, 2020.

Herring Island ñ Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info).
Every weekend until April 13. Including Labour Day March 9, Good Friday April 10, Easter Monday April 13. Also Fridays: Feb 28 and March 27. The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30 and Parks Victoria’s punt service operates from Como landing 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 15 to March 9 (opening Sat Feb 15, 12-2pm) Fired Earth – Valley Potters.
March 14 to April 13 (opening Sat March 14, 12-2pm) A4 Art Australia: National Exhibition of A4 sized artworks.

The Lennox
208 Lennox Street, Richmond 3121.
Feb 7 to 29 (opening Fri Feb 7, 6-8pm) Conversations in Time by British-born artist Sophie Perez is a solo show that immerses us in the sublime beauty of the landscape. Perez’s painterly interpretations transcend time and capture the pristine beauty of an untouched natural world. She shares ‘Through mark making, colour and a feeling of movement, I hope to capture the emotion of being amongst nature beyond the literal landscape.’

Sophie Perez, Conversations in Time, oil on canvas with Blackwood frame, 120 x 130cm. Courtesy the artist

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Feb 4 to 29 Broken Sutra by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, and Dreaming by Tcheu Siong.

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Broken Sutra (Naga Paths), 2019, acrylic on perforated canvas, 180 x 300cm. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries

Tcheu Siong, Niam Nkauj Kab Yeeb (Mother earth), 2014, embroidery and applique on cotton, 150 x 110cm. 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
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Feb 27 to April 3 (opening Thurs Feb 27, 6-8pm) Mirka Mora: Figures Of Love charcoals, pastels and dolls.
Exhibition to be opened by Serge Thomann, Chevalier de l’order National du Merite.
First release from the estate of Mirka Mora – 5% of sales will be donated to a Bushfire Relief Fund.

Mirka Mora, Dreaming of My Angel Wings, circa 1975, charcoal and pastel on paper, 76 x 61cm. Courtesy William Mora Galleries

Mirka Mora, Koala and Angel Friend, circa 1975, charcoal on paper, 37 x 27.5cm. Courtesy William Mora Galleries

Women’s Art Register
Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Member organisation with information on 5,000+ women artists.
Supported by the City of Yarra.

Yarra Sculpture Gallery (YSG)
Contemporary Sculptors Association (CSA)
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 16 to 23 (opening Sun Feb 16, 2-4pm with artist talks) as part of the Contemporary Sculptors Association (CSA) 2020 Exhibition Program, Yarra Sculpture Gallery is excited to present a group of innovative and engaging artists who have been selected to participate in the Summer Residency program. Artists in Residence: Gallery 1: Kerry Buckland and Anne-Marie Kuter. Gallery 2: Julian Di Martino and Cezary Stulgis.
For inquiries for our next Residency Program in July please send an email with the subject heading ‘2020 Winter Residency’ to or refer to the website for rates and information.

Julian Di Martino, Shovelling nasturtiums, 2019, wood, acrylic, 50 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Yarra Sculpture Gallery

Detail of collaboration WIP by Anne-Marie Kuter and Kerry Buckland. Courtesy the artists 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.
Feb 21 to March 14 Gallery 1: Ester Poyas: SIMPLY PERFECT.
Gallery 2: Elina Simbolon: 120598 cuts.

Elina Simbolon, My country is my pain, 2019, digital print. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

Gallery 3: Emma Pattenden: Walking through a memory.
Gallery 4: Natasha Manners: Men go to Sea, Women Don’t. The Cupboard: Bambi Johnson: Corps.

Natasha Manners, Women go to Sea, Men Don’t (still), 2019, HD colour video. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

The Cullen
164 Commercial Road, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9098-1555.
A boutique hotel featuring original artwork and prints by Australian contemporary artist Adam Cullen (1965-2012).

Finkelstein Gallery
Basement 2, 1 Victoria Street, Windsor 3181.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 6 to March 19 Sublimate by Kate Baker. Read more…

Kate Baker, Pulse (detail), 2019, single-channel digital video, sound, kiln formed glass, 1.8m diameter. Video and sound produced by doeanddoe studio. Featuring performance by Leeanna Walsman
Photograph: Brendan McGeachie Courtesy the artist and Finkelstein Gallery

in.cube8r gallery
116 Greville Street, Prahran 3181.
Tues-Wed 10.30 to 5.30, Thurs-Sat 10.30 to 7.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.30, closed Mon and public hols.

Kinross Arts Centre
603 Toorak Road (rear Toorak Uniting Church), Toorak 3142.
(03) 9829-0340.
Free entry. Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.30.
Feb 6 to 27 (opening Thurs Feb 6, 6-8pm) Celebrating Life in Small Works by Jo Reitze;

MARS Gallery
7 James Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9521-7517.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 7 to 29 (opening Fri Feb 7, 6-8pm) Portals by Atong Atem.
Also, new works by Matthew Dettmer.

The Olsen
637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9040-1222.
The Olsen is an elegant hotel with suites featuring lyrical works of Australian landscape artist John Olsen.

STATION | Melbourne
9 Ellis Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9826-2470.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 15 Daniel Boyd.
Feb 22 to March 14 (opening Sat Feb 22, 4-6pm) Consuelo Cavaniglia.

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.
Jan 29 to March 8 Bayside Local: Journeys and DiscoveriesBayside Local is a group exhibition that showcases the work of accomplished artists living in and around Bayside. A range of media, techniques and approaches to art-making demonstrates the creativity of local artists and their engagement with the unique qualities of the area.
Jan 29 to March 8 Target: Bayside art and design graduatesTarget is an annual exhibition celebrating the skill and diversity of Bayside’s talented 2019 VCE Art & Design Graduates. Participating schools include Brighton Grammar School, Brighton Secondary College, Firbank Grammar School, Sandringham College, St Leonard’s College and Star of the Sea College.

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 22 to March 7 City Speaks by David Hurwitz.

David Hurwitz, Shades of white, 2019, watercolour on paper, 56 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Brightspace

David Hurwitz, Ode to Suburbia, 2019, watercolour on paper, 70 x 140cm. Courtesy the artist and Brightspace

Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.00.
Feb 5 to March 4 Chronicle 106 – at a time of major residential development Chronicle 106 documents the current cohort of Studio 106 artists through photographs and film by Louise Chen, alongside the work of the artists.

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 9 Linden Postcard Show 2019-20.
To Feb 23 Encounter by Jonathan Kim.

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.
Feb 12 to March 7 Piltati by Keith Stevens, in association with Tjungu Palya Art Centre in Nyapari Community, South Australia.

Armadale Malvern

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

Duldig Studio
Museum + Sculpture Garden
92 Bourke Road, East Malvern 3145.
(03) 9885-3358.
Tues and Thurs 1.00 to 3.00 and Sun Feb 9 from 1.00 to 4.00, or groups by appt.
Through Feb SLAWA: modernist art and design.
Book Club: Thurs Feb 6, 10.30am and 6.30pm.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8)
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Jan 31 to Feb 29 (opening Thurs Jan 30, 6-8pm) PRESENT TENSE paintings and photographs by Lindi Forde and Marie Watt. Workshops: Sun Feb 2, 10-4pm, Introductory Linocut Workshop. Sun Feb 9, 10-4pm – Introductory Silk Screen on Fabric. Design and print your own tote bag! Silkscreen Stencil and Drawing Techniques. Cost $200 / $160 Members, materials included.

Lindi Forde, Dusk, 2019, acrylic on paper, 40 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and Firestation Print Studio Gallery

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

MAS Gallery
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9822-7813.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.
Feb 14 to 23 Cheap n Cheery – Art Sale. All welcome.

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

Ten Cubed
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
Feb 4 to March 1 The Symphony of Collection: (2) Prismatic Rhythms. To celebrate ten fabulous years of collecting, Ten Cubed presents The Symphony of Collection, a series of five exhibitions that brings together artworks in the Ten Cubed Collection. Viewing the act of collecting as an accumulative journey, each exhibition will be presented metaphorically as a ‘movement’. Opening the 2020 exhibition calendar, Prismatic Rhythms brings together a vivid, eclectic and visually diverse display of works from the Ten Cubed Collection. The exhibition will be looking at some basic art principles and the application of these principles across different mediums. Demonstrating the dynamic and diversity of the collection, the exhibition includes works from artists Peter Atkins, Hiromi Tango, Daniel von Sturmer, Anne-Marie May, Alexander Knox, Tony Albert, Alasdair McLuckie and Kate Rohde.

Ten Cubed presents The Symphony of Collection. Courtesy the artists and Ten Cubed

Gallery and Framing
183 Waverley Road, Malvern East VIC 3145.
(03) 8596-2250.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, closed Sun and Mon.


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.
Through Feb Summer Exhibition – oil and mixed media paintings, ceramics and sculptures by over 30 different artists.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Jan 30 to Feb 15 (opening Thurs Jan 30, 6.30-8.30pm) G1: Home Sweet Home by Margot Westhorpe.
G2 and G3: Still Life; My Vision of the Artistry of Nature by Janet Hayes.
Feb 20 to March 7 (opening Thurs Feb 20, 6.30-8.30pm) G1: Hard Candy by Rebecca Marshall.
G2: Duplicity by Holger Li. G3: Body Talk – Emma Michaelis, Matt Chun, Di Ellis, Alana Macdougall, Bambi Johnson and Elizaveta Maltseva.

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4770.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Feb 1 to March 15 Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended nature of textiles practice today. All of the participant artists’ works are linked with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the sense of belonging that comes from working with other artists, while others take on wide-ranging issues, such as the landscape and the environment, and the artist’s place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval. Guest curated by Glenn Barkley.

Ema Shin, Devoted Body (detail), 2017, mixed media, 180 x 260cm. Photograph: Oleksandr Pogorilyi. Courtesy the artist and Tamworth Regional Gallery.

Community Exhibition: to Feb 16 From Art to Fashion shines a light on the process of making fashion, from the first illuminating designs to the final finished work. Ellen McKenna offers a unique step-by-step visual journey, showing painted canvas artworks, patterned fabric displays and sewn garments. Exploring the role fashion plays in our lives, the exhibition honors garments as items of worth, treasuring their place in our wardrobes and offering an alternative to the seasonal turnarounds of the disposable fashion model.

Ellen McKenna, Up on the Hill (detail), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Caulfield Elsternwick

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3402.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 9 Summer showcase: works from Council’s art collection.
Feb 13 to March 1 International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
Specialists in Australian Colonial, Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and Indigenous Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Art. Sourcing European masterworks on request. Gallery re-opening Tues Feb 4.

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.
Feb 8 to 22 Monash Fine Art Postgraduate Exhibition.

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

Moorabbin Highett

Kingston Arts
G3 Artspace
G3, Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale 3195.
Wed-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 7 to March 14 (opening Thurs Feb 6, 6-8pm) A Touch of Salt: Loving being by the Sea by Christine Lewis & Chris Aspland.

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.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 including public hols (except Dec 24 and 25), or by appt.
Gallery closed through Feb.

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

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Jan 31 to March 15 Wozbits an exhibition of recycled metal by Warwick Hillis.

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.
Feb 3 to March 1 (opening Thurs Feb 6, 6.30-8.30pm) Australasia Outdoors by James Carmichael.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to April 5 THIS COULD WORK!/I’M SCARED by Hanna Tai, and Mind Fields by Adam Knapper.
Also, Larundel by George Mifsud, and Beneath our Feet: The Grounds of Bundoora.

Hanna Tai, Caterpillar, 2019, single-channel video, no sound 1:44 mins, looped (video still). Courtesy the artist and Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Burrinja Gallery
(map ref Melway 75 B12)
Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
Gallery closed until May 2020.

Deakin University Art Gallery at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
Feb 18 to March 27 Drawing On The Wall – this group exhibition features artists Julia Gorman, Kenny Pittock and Kerrie Poliness working directly with students from Deakin’s School of Communication and Creative Arts to realise new and ambitious site-based artworks. Curated by James Lynch, Deakin University.

Kerrie Poliness, Wall drawings BBKO (left) and OMG (right), installation view
ASG, Carriageworks, Sydney, 2014.
© and courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5)
1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 10 The Hush Exhibition – Yarra Plenty Regional Library.
Feb 13 to March 16 Stable Art – The Stable Artists: Angie Lethborg, Jill Clark, Jo Brazil, Margaret Blackburn, Ros Muston and Susie Raz. Six women celebrate their artistic achievements. For several years they have been painting in a stable repurposed into an art studio in Kangaroo Ground. Their unique works are a testament to their passion for art and their treasured friendship. This exhibition is presented as a celebration of International Women’s Day.

Level 1, 119 Hopkins Street, Footscray 3011.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 8 Gallery 4: RedRed BlackBlack BlackBlack Blue lino prints and wall installations by Ro Murray.

Ro Murray, RedRed BlackBlack BlackBlack Blue. Photograph: Ben Guthrie. Courtesy the artist

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
(map ref Melway 386E-F7)
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
(03) 9356-6117.
(refer to website).

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 Albert Tucker: Mobile Home.
To March 1 Terminus by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward.
To March 14 Shannon Lyons: Dark Kitchen.

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.
Feb 2 to 23 Anything Goes – members exhibition. Foyer: Karen Cooper Art.

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To March 22 Dark Sepia by Tama Sharman.

Tama Sharman, yello, 2018, paint on plastic, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Gallery

Joel Gallery
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
(03) 9398-2511.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Joel Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space hosting a diverse program of visual arts exhibitions by professional and community artists.

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

Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC²),
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 13 to March 1 Take It Out of the Garden – an examination of the distinctive character of terracotta and its use as a ground for expressive slip and terra sigillata decoration in contemporary ceramic work. Featuring work by Jane Annois, Helen Fuller, John Higgins (UK), Holly Macdonald, Megan Patey, Richard Phethean (UK) and Jane Sawyer.

Holly Macdonald, Fictional Vessel, 2019, terracotta, porcelain slip, ceramic crayon. Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

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

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Feb 15 to April 12 Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind – Peta Clancy, Lee Grant, Ponch Hawkes and David Rosetzky. In celebration of MGA’s 30th anniversary, MGA has commissioned four leading Australian artists to explore the City of Monash by responding to key issues facing the community – a reflection of the city as a microcosm of the nation. These artists will shine their own inimitable lens on their chosen topic of interest – local Indigenous sites of significance, the migrant experience, homelessness, and the LGBTQI+ community. The commission provides a powerful platform for people to share their stories, which builds awareness of the individual’s experience as they present their truth and the challenges they face.

Montsalvat, Barn Gallery
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-7712.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
March 7 to 22 A Daedal Gallimaufry ceramics by Owen Rye.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 Sublime Sea: Rapture and Reality – a spectacular immersive exhibition about the power of the sea in human imagination. Through superb examples of paintings, sculpture, photography, film and the decorative arts, the exhibition evokes the overwhelming experience of nature, from intrepid journeys and mysterious grottos to the infinite space of the ocean. An MPRG exhibition, curated by Dr Vivien Gaston. Read more…

Rupert Bunny, Sea idyllic, c.1891, oil on canvas. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of Alfred Felton, 1892. Courtesy Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and all public hols.
To Feb 16 ASSEMBLED: The Art of Robert Klippel. Adults $12, Seniors $10, Concession $8.
Feb 29 to April 16 Making Her Mark: Selected Works from the Collection. Adults $10, Seniors $8, Concession $5.

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
To Feb 22 Gallery One and Two: Martin Heatherich: 65 years of making art is a survey exhibition of Martin Heatherich’s works from his early paintings as a young man living in Holland through to his more recent works made in Melbourne. Over a period of 65 years, Heatherich has been constantly inspired by his surrounds, from the everyday object to the universe.

Martin Heatherich, The Cave Hill Quarry, oil on canvas, 1989. Courtesy the artist and Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre

Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Jan 30 to Feb 29 A 50 year journey – Professor Chijian Ye. Professor Ye has worked prolifically to create a tremendous body of work that includes ceramics, silk and oil paintings. Bear witness to Professor Ye’s love of both Guangzhou and Melbourne, evident in this diverse exhibition of his work.

Chijian Ye, Blue Birds, 2016, silk dyes on silk, 72 x 72cm. Courtesy the artist and Whitehorse Artspace

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

Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 16 Journey to Essence by Marisa Avano.
To Feb 17 Winery Viewing Gallery: Kali Orexi by Ben Fuog.
Feb 19 to March 29 Harmonious Equilibriums by Antonio Villella.