December 2019-January 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.
Dec 3 to Jan 13, 2020 Somewhere Near Here by Geraldine Richard. Richard’s paintings are inspired by Modernism, she uses geometrical shapes to create unique aerial views.

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.

Terrence Hadler, Along a Peninsula Beach. Courtesy the artist and Australian by Design

Terrence Hadler, A Bend on the Cooper. Courtesy the artist and Australian by Design

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 12 to Feb 23, 2020 Koorie Art Show 2019 – an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of emerging to senior, Koorie and Victorian-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Winners will be announced at the exhibition launch and community day on Sat Dec 7, 2-4pm. The People’s Choice Award will be announced at the end of the Koorie Art Show.

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, 2020 Civilization: The Way We Live Now.
To Feb 9, 2020 Lucy McRae: Body Architect. Read more…

Lucy McRae and Bart Hess, Germination day 8, 2008, colour digital image. © Lucy McRae and Bart Hess. Courtesy the artists and National Gallery of Victoria

Lucy McRae and Bart Hess, Brush, 2007, colour digital image. © Lucy McRae and Bart Hess. Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Victoria

To March 15, 2020 Roger Kemp: Visionary Modernist.
To March 29, 2020 Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou.
Also, Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic, and Tammy Kanat: Circles of Life. Read more…
To April 5, 2020 Black Bamboo; Contemporary Furniture Design from Mer, Torres Strait.
To June 14, 2020 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.
City: to Dec 14 Tim McMonagle.

No Vacancy Gallery
Level 3, QV Building, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane (off Russell Street), Melbourne 3000.
Dec 19 to 29 (opening Thurs Dec 19, 6-8pm including performance) Artist-run exhibition: A Drop In The Ocean. First Nation, other local and international mixed media artists – Dr Sarah Jane Moore, Chelle Destefano, Jonathon Goodfellow, Larissa MacFarlane, Kit Mizeres (US), Helen Wand (UK) and friends. An immersive installation on the centrality of Earth Ocean to all life.

Pan Pacific Melbourne
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3000.
Free entry. Open daily/nightly.
To Feb 27, 2020, 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;

Joe Blundell, Drinks II, oil on linen, 76 x 92cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne

Janine Good, Face of Light, acrylic and oil on canvas, 95 x 125cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan Pacific Melbourne

Jaq Grantford, Impact, oil on canvas, 95 x 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Pan pacific Melbourne

Lisa Wang, Coffee Time, watercolour, 70 x 60cm. 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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Nov 29 to March 7, 2020 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!

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

Artists including: 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, 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.

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

Public Programs: Decorating the Body: Fri Nov 29, 12.30-1.20pm – Helen Rayment + Nicholas Chilvers, Kate Durham, William Eicholtz, Lia Tabrah (VERMIN) and Jenny Bannister. Thurs Dec 5, 5-7pm – Writing & Concept series + performance artist Queenie Bon Bon. Wed Dec 11, 12.30-1.30pm – Curators’ talk + Julian Goddard, Helen Rayment and Evelyn Tsitas. Fri Feb 14, 12.30-1.30pm – Valentines Day ‘Art Celebrates Love’: Julian Goddard + Rhett D’Costa, Gun Shy, Vipoo Srivilasa. Thurs Feb 20, 5.30-6.30pm – Pleasure Plus ‘Art or Porn?’: Evelyn Tsitas + Judith Glover, Kate Just, Gerwyn Davies.

Gerwyn Davies, Bomb, 2017. Courtesy the artist and RMIT Gallery

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.
To Dec 14 Chromatic Balance by Patricia Piccinini.

Victoria Gallery, State Library of Victoria
Cnr Russell and La Trobe streets, Melbourne
Until 12 July Velvet, Iron, Ashes. Read more…

Ashes Urn, Pottery (Staffordshire), cork, paper, ashes. On loan from the Marylebone Cricket Club, United Kingdom. Courtesy State Library of Victoria

West End Art Space
137 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Director: Anna Prifti.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 3.00, or by appt. Dec 6 to 16 (opening Fri Dec 6, 5-8pm) Émigré II – The Folds a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary visual artist Ian Paradine, with his signature hand-made lightboxes, encasing powerfully complex duratrans works of photographic collage. Émigré II II – The Folds is an ongoing series which the artist began in 2013. This second iteration of the series continues to elucidate the ever-present, but now markedly heightened shared moment of political and ecological uncertainty through the eyes of the emigrant.

Ian Paradine, The Folds, 2019,
Lightbox, edition of 7 + 1 A/P, 32 x 42 x 13.5cm. 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.
To Dec 21 Never the same river.
Through Feb, 2020 Earthcraft 2020 by Mikala Dwyer.
Gallery closed from Dec 22 until the end of Jan, 2020.

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.
To Dec 19 Array by Murray Fredericks.
Gallery closed from Dec 20 to Jan 20, 2020 for the summer break.

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 Jan 31, 2020 Satellite: becoming [in]determinate – Abbra Kotlarczyk, Eugenia Lim, Joe Hamilton, Mitch Goodwin, Nick Rebstadt and Sharni Hodge, curated by James Carey.

Joe Hamilton, Cézanne Unfixed, 2018, digital moving image, 4:16 min, ed.25. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Dec 4 to 20 BLINDSIDE Emerging Curator Mentorship Connecting in the gray zone – Arini Byng, Jes Gal + Rebecca Jensen, Eugene Choi, Angela Goh, Isabella Hone-Saunders, IchikawaEdward ie.–bs and Ivey Wawn. Curated by Anador Walsh. Mentor: Mark Feary, Artistic Director, Gertrude Contemporary.

Isabella Hone-Saunders and ‘Jes Gal’, “dynamic values… an effective use of peripheral space”, 2019, two-channel video work. Courtesy the artists and BLINDSIDE

Jan 16 to 18, 2020 BLINDSIDE Summer Studio.

Fayen D’Evie + Katie West, BLINDSIDE 2018 Summer Studio. Photograph: Eliza Tiernan. Courtesy the artists 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.
Dec 3 to 21 FLG 30 x 30 – 30th anniversary curated group exhibition.
Jan 7 to Feb 1, 2020 Warlukurlangu Artists: New Works from Community.

Warlukurlangu Artists, Christine Napanangka Michaels, Lappi Lappi Dreaming, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 107cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

Jan 7 to Feb 1, 2020 Baluk Arts: Reflecting Country, Recognising Self.

Baluk Arts, Lisa Waup, Shared Culture, woven artwork with emu feathers. 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.
Nov 29 to Dec 14 SMALL! a group exhibition presented by fortyfivedownstairs.
Gallery closed Dec 15 to Jan 20, 2020.
Jan 21 to Feb 1, 2020 The Delusions Run Thick painting by Mark Chu.

Mark Chu, Me as a Goalkeeper, a Vicar, a Nationalist, and a Cartoon Snail Called Barry, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and fortyfivedownstairs

Jan 21 to Feb 1, 2020 Glowry installation by Emilie Walsh.

Emilie Walsh, Glowry, glow-in-the-dark installation (detail), 2018. Photograph: Recreate. Courtesy the artist and fortyfivedownstairs

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.
Dec 11 to 21 and Jan 15 to 25, 2020 Twenty Five.

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.
Dec 7 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.

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. Summer closure: please note the ATW will be closed to the public from Dec 20, 5pm and resume normal hours from 9am on Jan 21, 2020.

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, 2020 Between appearances: The art of Louise Weaver.

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 2019–9 February 2020

Louise Weaver, The Skin of Dreams (Between Appearances), 2019, hand-crocheted wool and strands of human hair over gourd, wood, synthetic polymer emulsion , 67 x 40 x 18cm. Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney and Buxton Contemporary

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

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Mon-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 5 to 15 (opening Wed Dec 4, 6-8.30pm) VCA Graduate Exhibition 2019 – an annual exhibition showcasing work by graduating students from Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Honours, Masters of Contemporary Art and Masters of Fine, at the VCA School of Art. This annual exhibition showcasing work by more than 100 artists provides a snapshot of emerging artist practices in Melbourne.
Gallery closed through Jan 2020.

Hannah Gartside, Ascension I (Angels), 2019, found nightgowns, millinery wire, thread, steel, paint. Documentation by Louis Lim. Courtesy the artist, Ararat Gallery TAMA, Victoria and Margaret Lawrence Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 27, 2020 Turning Points: Contemporary Photography from China.
To April 2020 In Absence: Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office 2019 Architecture Commission.
To April 13, 2020 KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness.
To April 19, 2020 Shirin Neshat.
To July 26, 2020 Collecting Comme.
Dec 1 to April 13, 2020 Keith Haring – Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines.

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.
To Dec 19 Be Brutal: Nicholas Harding Portraits. Harding is one of Australia’s leading artists, recognised recently in a retrospective exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. This captivating exhibition of portraits showcases works from his own collection.

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.
To Dec 13 FORMATION – an exhibition of six contemporary artists supported by Arts Access Victoria alongside works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, FORMATION explores artistic practice as an expression of one’s inner world, inspiring a dialogue about the human experience.

170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9329-1860.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
To Dec 7 The Space Between by Isobel Clement. Project Space: The Valley by Gabrielle Martin.
Jan 23 to March 7, 2020 Interzone by Tim Allen.

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

Jan 23 to March 7, 2020 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, 60 x 80cm. Photograph: Christopher Sanders Photography. 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.
Jan 30 to Feb 29, 2020 Posthuman Publics – Fiona Hillary with a cast of Posthumans.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9662-3861.
Nov 27 to Dec 8 (opening Sat Nov 30, 5-7pm) Of Place and Time 3 – George Eustice, Rom Jagielski, Birgit Kreuzkamp, Marianne Little, Betty Nicholson and Carol Rowlands; Mon-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.

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.
To Dec 20 Pink Lightning by Nonggirrnga Marawili.
Also, Looking Back, Moving Forward – The Hermannsburg Potters.
Jan 29 to Feb 22, 2020 Alec Baker, Peter Mungkuri, Mick Wikilyiri and Stanley Windy.

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.
Dec 10 to Feb 23, 2020 Group Exhibition.
Gallery closed from Dec 20, re-opening Jan 20, 2020.

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.
Dec 10 to Feb 23, 2020 Works on Paper Exhibition.
Gallery closed from Dec 20, re-opening Jan 20, 2020.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.
Free entry. Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 1, 2020 APW George Collie Memorial Award Exhibition – a selection of limited edition fine art prints by the 2019 APW George Collie Memorial Award recipients, Alun Leach-Jones and Kevin Lincoln. This prestigious annual award acknowledges and celebrates artists who have made significant and enduring contributions to the field of contemporary Australian Printmaking.
Gallery closed 21 Dec to 6 Jan 2020 inclusive.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Nov 27 to Dec 10 Marcus Encel – solo show.
Dec 11 to 22 (opening Thurs Dec 12, 6-8pm) Elysium by India d’Scarlett, and Time after Time by Chakrit Leelachupong. Also, BLENDS II – Ros Pach , Julie Milton, Amanda Amenta and Anastasia Kotzapavlidis

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

Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666.
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.00.
Nov 29 to Jan 31, 2020 Natural Response – Ellie Chalmers-Robinson, Robert Grieve, Jill Kempson, Andrew Southall and Maningrida Arts & Culture Artists: Ken Djungkidj Ngindjalakku, Joy Garlbin, Jack Mardilanj, Kenan Namunjdja, Simon Namunjdja and Semeria Wurrkidj.

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Dec 14 to Feb 6, 2020 Nature by Emilie Heurtevent.

Emilie Heurtevent, Landscape #12, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 122 x 182cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

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 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Dec 5 to 24 (opens Thurs Dec 5, 6-8pm) 4th annual CATShibition a group show. More than 30 feline-mat artists exhibiting visual art, jewellery, ceramics, clothing and more! It’s your one-stop-cat-shop/exhibition purrrrrfect for Chrissy presents! Curated by May Michaels.

Sally Dunbar, 2019. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

Jan 16 to 29, 2020 (opens Thurs Jan 16, 6-8pm) Urban Vibes a group show – investigating an urban environment, artists communicate the characteristics, cultural and social complexities that impact upon our understanding of city spaces. Curated by Natalie Lawson.

Ash Throwaway, Solace, A2, marker on steel, 2019. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

Jan 30 to Feb 12, 2020 (opening Thurs Jan 30, 6-8pm) Monochrome a group show celebrating works in black, white, and every shade of grey in between, this show explores the beauty of art in Monochrome. Curated by Megan Collier.

Alisa Beak, untitled, 2019, 35.5 x 45.5cm, mixed media, photography. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

7 Campbell Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9495-6774.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 13 Splendacious – an exhibition of printmaking by Emma Armstrong-Porter, Ute Braatz, August Carpenter, Matthew Clarke, Elizabeth M. Cole, Dianne Colk, Paul Compton, Warren Cooke, Carlton Cox, Beth Croce, Ann Cunningham, Rachel Derum, Philip Faulks, Kevin Foley, Sarah Gabriel, Alex Gillies, Jillian Green, Rona Green, HAHA, Greg Harrison, Bill Hay, Bridget Hillebrand, Judy Horacek, Callum Jackson, Shana James, Chris Lawry, Tim Lines, Soula Mantalvanos, Cassie May, John McClumpha, Aaron McLoughlin, Deborah Miller, Julia Milton, Millie Mitchell, Glenn Morgan, Helen Mueller, Rachael Ness, Leonie Oakes, Sharron Okines, Lex Palmer Bull, Travis Paterson, Jim Pavlidis, Michael Reynolds, David Rosengrave, Penny Ruthberg, John Ryrie, Gary Shinfield, Glen Smith, Shanti Stamp, Sophia Szilagyi, Simone Tippett, Justin Watson, Zoe Woebken and Joel Wolter, curated by Rona Green.

Rachel Derum, To Cast Aside the Weight of Facts, 2019, giclée print from collage, 28 x 28cm. Courtesy the artist and Neospace

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.
Nov 27 to Dec 15 Leith Maguire.
Dec 17 to 22 Rhys Lee & McLean Edwards – Works On Paper.

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.
To Dec 22 Red Stocking 2019: Christmas Salon and Annual Group Show – a showcase of the eclectic, talented and delightfully unique with ceramics, paintings and prints all in a wonderfully festive spirit. Director: Kim Wall.
Jan 15 to 31, 2020 (opening Wed Jan 15, 6-8pm) New Year. New Blood graduation show – We are getting in nice and early to showcase our freshest, bravest and boldest picks from the Graduate Shows. Come meet the tip of the spear. Director: Elle R.D.

Chloe Dann, Untitled, 2019, from the series ‘Tough to swallow’, pigment ink-jet print, 100 x 66cm. © Chloe Dann. Courtesy the artist and red gallery

Ann Hastie, Underground Beauty, 2019, acrylic and ink on card, mounted on board, framed, 50 x 52cm. Courtesy the artist and red gallery

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street (cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 8 Keiko Goto, Mark McCarthy and Carrie Pitcher.
To Dec 22 Brad Gunn, Suzanne Moss, Mark Seabrook, Annemarie Szeleczky and Joel Wolter.
Dec 11 to 22 TJ Bateson, Sarah Martin, Ian Smith, Marie Taylor, Heather Telford and Toni Turner.
Jan 22 to Feb 2, 2020 (daily) Midsumma 2020 – John Pastoriza-Pinol, David Lee Pereira, TJ Bateson, Shane McGowan, Michael O’Hanlon, Julian Rabl.
Also, PINK group exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 21, 2020.

Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.
Mon to Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 1.30 to 4.00.
Dec 4 to 10 (opening Fri Dec 7, 7pm for 7.30pm start) 10th International Drawing Biennale 2019, presented by the Polish Art Foundation Incorporated.

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.
To Dec 14 Gallery one and two: The Moreland Summer Show 2019: Language & Liberty.
Gallery closed from Dec 15 and will re-open Feb 8, 2020.

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).

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 15 Gallery One: Ralph Bristow: The Cycle on Circle. The Canning Room: Jordan Wood: Twofold.
Jan 23 to Feb 9, 2020 Gallery One: Hannah Fox. The Canning Room: Alejandro Casas.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 21 Lesley Dumbrell: Implied 3-Dimension.
Also, Trevor Vickers: Prints from the Forest of Dean.
Gallery closed through Jan 2020.

Trevor Vickers, Clearwell 10, 2019, silkscreen on Fabriano paper, edition of 7, 31 x 37.5cm. Courtesy the artist 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.
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 – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info).
Every weekend from Jan 18 to April 13, 2020. Including Australia Day public holiday 27 Jan, Labour Day 9 March, Good Friday 10 April, Easter Monday 13 April. Also three Fridays: 7 Jan, 28 Feb and 27 March. The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30 and Parks Victoria’s punt service operates from Como landing 11.00 to 5.00.
Jan 18 to Feb 9, 2020 (opening Sat Jan 18, 12-2pm) Ebb and Flow – Association of Sculptors of Victoria.
Feb 15 to March 9, 2020 (opening Sat Feb 15, 12-2pm) Fired Earth – Valley Potters.
March 14 to April 13, 2020 (opening Sat March 14, 12-2pm) A4 Art Australia: National Exhibition of A4 sized artworks.

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.
To Dec 14 hand/made/held/ground by Brenda L. Croft.
Jan 21 to Feb 1, 2020 Robert Bridgewater, and Bradd Westmoreland.
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), Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Wolpa Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

Brenda L. Croft, Grounded (black on red), 2019, cast glass, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Closed through Dec and Jan 2020. Available by email only.

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

Yarra Sculpture Gallery (YSG)
Contemporary Sculptors Association (CSA)
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 8 A Fresh Outlook: Showcasing the work of eight Art Major graduates Photography Studies College. Fresh 19 is a unique, interactive exhibition showcasing the photographic talents of the emerging artists from the 2019 Photography Studies College Art major class. Their collections explore formidable realities such as human mortality and impermanence, the female psyche, genealogy and the environment in human development, cosmic consciousness and many more. These themes are depicted through a diverse range of work including large-format photography prints, video projection, installations and a return to the past with captivating pinhole photography. The artists are Susan Brunialti, Agata Mayes, Angie Bye, Denise Lawry, Neen Magro, Sally Thomas, Zina Sofer and AlexRogers.
Gallery closed through summer for the artist in residence program, re-opening Feb 24, 2020.

Photography Studies College Fresh19. Courtesy 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.
Dec 6 to 22 Gallery 1 + 2: Scavengers, curated by Andrea Hughes, Polly Hollyoak, and Olga Tsara. Gallery 3: Flattened Forms by Naomi Nicholls.
Gallery 4: Impermanence by Tom Dilly Littleson. The Cupboard: We Are Fishes On the Chopping Block by Wang Chen.
Alternating Current Art Space is closed for summer break from Dec 23 to Feb 20, 2020 with the first exhibition of 2020 opening on Fri Feb 21, 6-8pm.

Wang Chen, Fish, 2019, still from HD 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, or by appt.
Nov 28 to Dec 21 Cigdem Aydemir, Kate Baker, Monika Behrens, Coady, Deborah Kelly, Louise Paramor, Lisa Roet, Kate Rohde, Jacqui Stockdale, Sonal Kantaria and Kim Lieberman.
Through Jan 2020 the gallery is open by appt. Re-opening on Feb 6, 2020 with Kate Baker.

in.cube8r gallery
116 Greville Street, Prahran 3181.
Tues-Wed 10.30 to 5.30, Thurs-Sat 10.30-7.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.30, closed Mon and public hols.
Dec 6 to 24 (opening Fri Dec 6, 6-8pm) the first annual DOGShibition – a group show. More than 30 canine-mat artists exhibiting visual art, jewellery, ceramics, clothing and more! It’s your one-stop-dog-shop/exhibition perfect for Chrissy presents! Curated by May Michaels.

Erin King Photography. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

Jan 12 to 26, 2020 (opening Sun Jan 12, 1-3pm) My Hood solo show by Michael Elliot – an exhibition of digital doodles depicting Prahran and surrounds by Instagram: @thatsnotfor

Michael Elliot, digital doodle, 2019. Courtesy the artist and in.cube8r gallery

MARS Gallery
7 James Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9521-7517.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 12 to 20 MARS 15 Birthday Group Show.
Gallery closed Dec 21 to Feb 4, 2020.

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 Dec 21 LIFE LIKE by Jake Walker.
Also, It’s all a costume though, you see by Tom Polo and Anna McMahon.
Jan 29 to Feb 15, 2020 (opening Sat Feb 1, 4-6pm) Daniel Boyd.

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.
To Dec 15 Altered states: material change in the work of four contemporary Australian artists – Vittoria Di Stefano, Nicholas Folland, Tim Silver and Elizabeth Willing. Altered states is an exploration of artists who use the materiality of their chosen medium to challenge expectations about the static nature of art and create an experiential audience engagement.

Tim Silver, Untitled (bust), (Mahogany Timbermate Woodfiller), 2011, archival inkjet print on Canson Satin Baryta, edition of 5 + 2AP, 46 x 58cm. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney/Singapore

To Dec 15 Anna Rowbury: Vestige – an evocative installation by Brighton-based artist Anna Rowbury. Comprising ceramic objects in muted pastel tones that are suggestive of architectural fragments, utilitarian forms and abstracted domestic elements, Vestige is an atmospheric three-dimensional still life composition that induces the fragmented nature of memory and history.
Gallery closed from Dec 15 until Jan 28, 2020.

Anna Rowbury, Vestige (detail), 2018, earthenware, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Bayside Gallery

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry. Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.00.
Dec 4 to Jan 29, 2020 The City of Port Phillip presents Montague: A Community Lost and Found – an exhibition exploring the social history of Montague, a small but distinctive enclave within the former municipality of City of South Melbourne.

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, 2020 Linden Postcard Show 2019-20.

Visitor during the Linden Postcard Show 2018-19, installation view. Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography. Courtesy Linden New Art

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.
To Dec 14 Minyma Malilunya by Teresa Baker, in association with Tjungu Palya Art Centre in Nyapari Community, South Australia.
Feb 12 to March 7, 2020 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 second Sun of every month 1.00 to 4.00, or groups by appt.
From Jan 21, 2020 SLAWA: modernist art and design. Summer Clay Workshops: ‘Connecting through Clay’: Tues Jan 21 – for adult and student pairs. Thurs Jan 23 – Adult Art Class.
Gallery closed Dec 13, re-opening Jan 21, 2020.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8) 2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Jan 25, 2020 Summer Salon Exhibition 2019 – annual members exhibition of 100+ works from our local, interstate and international members.
Jan 29 to Feb 29, 2020 (opening Thurs Jan 30, 6-8pm) Present Tense Marie Watt and Lindi Forde.
Workshops: Bronwyn Rees ‘True Grit’ 2-day workshop experimental printmaking with plastic plate – Sat Jan 18 and Sun Jan 19, 2020. Cost $320, $280 for members.

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

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Through Dec Mixed artist group show.
Gallery closed Dec 25 to Jan 17, 2020.

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 7 Child of the Storm by Joshua Yeldham.
Dec 11 to 21 Group Exhibition.
Through Jan 2020 open by appointment only.

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, 2020 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. Gallery closed from mid-Dec to mid-Jan, 2020.

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.
To Dec 21 Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) by Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher.
Gallery closed from Dec 23, re-opening Jan 13, 2020.

Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) – Ngarlikurlangu, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Eastgate Gallery

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00. Jan hours: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Dec 1 to 22 Summer Exhibition – oil and mixed media paintings, ceramics, sculptures.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 22, 2020.
From Jan 23, 2020 continuation of Summer Exhibition – oil and mixed media paintings, ceramics, sculptures.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 1.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 4 Nature Rendered Permanent – Fiona O’Byrne, Tim Murphy and Lana Daubermann.
Dec 7 to 20 (opening Sat Dec 7, 6-8pm) Fears of Enchantment by Tamara Jordan.
Also, Ignorance is Bliss by Andrew Pilkington.

Tamara Jordan, Enchanted, 2019, pen and ink on paper, 59.4 x 42cm. Courtesy the artist and Ladder Art Space

Andrew Pilkington, Crown, 2019, pen and ink on paper, 29.7 x 21cm. Courtesy the artist and Ladder Art Space

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.
To Dec 15 Contemporising the Modern: Australian Modern and Contemporary Photography – showcasing photographic works that speak of 20th and 21st century Australia, this exhibition explores the development of Australian photography and its coming of age in a period when photographers were still pushing for their work to be accepted as a pure art form. Town Hall Gallery is thrilled to be hosting this touring exhibition from the Russell Mills Foundation and Murray Art Museum’s Albury Collection.

Olive Cotton (1911-2003), Only to Taste the Warmth, the Light, the Wind, c.1939, silver gelatin photograph. Gift of the Russell Mills Foundation, 2015, MAMA Collection. Courtesy Town Hall Gallery

To Dec 15 About Abstraction brings together four local artists whose practice focuses on abstraction. In the absence of figurative representation, each artist explores the visual languages of colour, shape, form and texture to communicate meaning and their understanding of the world. Featuring: Yeonjoo Park, Cathy Quinn, Kathleen Ralston and Benice Woolley.

Yeonjoo Park, Light Peeking Through Clouds, 2018, oil on canvas, 51 x 40.5 cm. 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 Dec 15 Stories in clay: Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery.

Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery, Murrumbeena, (manufacturer), Neil Douglas (potter and decorator),
Decanter, c.1950, earthenware (a-b), 42 x 12 x 10cm (overall). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Kenneth Hood Bequest Fund, 2012 (2012.27 a-b)

Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery, Murrumbeena, Melbourne (manufacturer), Neil Douglas (decorator), Bowl, 1950-3, earthenware, 12.2 x 34.7cm diameter. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased from Admission Funds, 1990 (D14-1990)

Jan 23 to Feb 9, 2020 Highlights from the Council’s art collection.
Gallery closed from Dec 16, re-opening Jan 23, 2020.

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 closed from Dec 19, re-opening Feb 4, 2020.

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.

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

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.
Dec 13 to Jan 27, 2020 Living in the Valley – Mt Evelyn & Yarra Valley Arts Society (MEYVAS).

Bev Hardidge, Killara views, acrylic. Courtesy the artist and Art at Linden Gate

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.
Through Dec and Jan, 2020 Mixed Christmas/Summer exhibition including ceramics and sculpture.
The Gallery is open all summer, closed Christmas Day.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Call for weekend hours.
Dec 3 to 15 (opening Mon Dec 2, 6-8pm) Christmas A’Fair – Alcove Art Shop.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 26, 2020 Darebin Art Prize. The $10,000 Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art. Artists from across Australia are presented in this major exhibition, featuring contemporary artworks across all media from painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and craft through to video and printmaking. Don’t forget to vote in The People’s Choice Award.

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

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.
Dec 5 to Jan 6, 2020 Looking Back, Looking Forward – Yarra Plenty Heritage Group. Learn more about where you live through stories, photos and memorabilia.
Also, Nillumbik U3A Drawing and Painting Group – U3A artists respond to the theme of local place and history.
Jan 9 to Feb 10 The Hush Exhibition – Yarra Plenty Regional Library. This exhibition features all the original art created for The Hush Treasure Book, an absorbing collection of poems, pictures and stories created by a stellar cast including Danny Katz & Mitch Vane; Bob Graham; Shaun Tan; Alison Lester; Julie Vivas & Margaret Wild; Paul Seden & Karen Briggs, and Jackie French.

Level 1, 119 Hopkins Street, Footscray 3011.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Jan 22 to Feb 8 (opening Fri Jan 25, 6-8pm) 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).
Dec 5 to Feb 2, 2020 Emerge in the North – prize exhibition.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 2, 2020 En Route: Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler.

Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler, Contact, 2019. Photograph: Sean Fennessy. Courtesy the artists and Heide Museum of Modern Art

To Feb 23, 2020 Albert Tucker: Mobile Home.
To March 1, 2020 Terminus by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward.
To March 14, 2020 Shannon Lyons: Dark Kitchen.

Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, Terminus (still), 2017-18, virtual reality experience in five parts: colour, sound. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Commissioned with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation 2017. Purchased 2018. Courtesy the artists and Heide Museum of Modern Art

Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 31, 2020 Tea and Tricycles by Hung Lin – through drawings and photographs, artist Hung Lin evokes stories and moments from Dandenong’s heritage. Hung has created a series of works responding to items in the City of Greater Dandenong’s heritage collection, including homewares, children’s toys and sporting equipment. For more information, please visit or phone (03) 9706-8441.

Hung Lin, Vintage Artefacts, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens

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 Jan 12, 2020 Summer Show: Hospitality – a community art exhibition featuring Eli Cristiano, Lauren Snowden and Second Stitch, which explores local culinary specialities, food producers and social enterprises and highlights our cultural ties to food, as well as its role in creating shared values and a sense of belonging.

Courtesy Incinerator Gallery

To March 22, 2020 Dark Sepia by Tama Sharman is a part of our Midsumma exhibition and is about listening, trusting and respecting, where stories from a dark and beautiful history uncover imagination as a treasure and tool of survival.

Tama Sharman, Untitled, 2019, lino print on paper, 29 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Gallery

To March 22, 2020 Both Ends Burning by Hannah Smith presents a series of vibrant ceramic sculptures.
Also, Chelle Destefano’s: The Deaf Culture is a commentary on the history of Deaf culture.

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.
To Dec 14 Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families – an exhibition produced collaboratively between 11 new migrant families of the Birralee Primary School community and Manningham’s ‘social artists in residence’ team. Over ten weeks, the families worked together with professional artists to workshop and explore notions of how they relate to local and global places. Forming the basis of the exhibition is a ceramic-based installation project exploring the idea of a global sense of home through their connection to food, sharing and creating a sense of belonging. Developed in partnership with RMIT University, supported by Manningham Council and funded by Creative Victoria’s Creative Suburbs program.

Far Flung participants Brian and Candy in Ceramics studio. Courtesy Manningham Art Gallery

Jan 9 to Feb 1, 2020 The Sky After Rain. The stories of three queer Iranian diasporas, Payam, Shyla and Shaya are brought to life through a formalistic synthesis of recorded interviews, spoken word poetry, moving images, sound design and dance. The multi-disciplinary, three-piece video installation explores overarching themes about identity, queerness, gender, family, forgiveness, resilience, hope, love and loss. Presented by Midsumma Festival and Manningham Art Gallery. The Sky After Rain was proudly supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Manningham Councilís Community Grant Program, and Access Health and Community.

The Sky After the rain – Dancer Tara Jade Samaya. Photograph: Pippa Samaya

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

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 9, 2020 Fashioning black identity: Africa and the African diaspora.

Namsa Leuba, Untitled III, 2011, from the series Cocktail, pigment ink-jet print, 110 x 81cm. Courtesy the artist and Monash Gallery of Art

Also, Dressing up: clothing and camera, and The Tucker portraits.

Deborah Paauwe, Foreign body, 2004,
from the series Chinese whispers,
chromogenic print, 120 x 120cm. Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. Courtesy the artist, GAGPROJECTS Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide and Michael Reid Sydney

7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-7712.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 26, 2020 Rick Amor Self Portrait prize 2019 – finalists’ exhibition.

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.
Dec 14 to Feb 23, 2020 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.

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

Subspace Projects
66 Donald Sreet, Footscray 3031.
(03) 9943-5458.
Wed, Thurs and Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 14 On The Couch real and virtual paintings by John Derrick.

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, 2020 ASSEMBLED: The Art of Robert Klippel. Read more…
Adults $12, Seniors $10, Concession $8.

Robert Klippel, Untitled, 1949, pen and coloured ink and gouache on paper, 37.8 x 27.7cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of James Mollison, 1981. © Andrew Klippel. Courtesy of The Robert Klippel Estate, represented by Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney and Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich / Copyright Agency, 2019

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.
Dec 5 to 21 (opening Sat Dec 7, 2-4pm with the artists) Gallery One and Two: 9 by 5 is a nationally recognised event that celebrates diversity within the arts community. This long-standing exhibition commemorates the original 9 by 5 exhibition held in Melbourne in 1889 and involved creating new works of art on 9 by 5-inch cigar box lids. Artists from around Australia present their creativity on nine-inch by five-inch boards in a wide variety of styles in this unique group exhibition. All exhibited works will be available for sale and would make ideal Christmas gifts.

Mark Richardson, Turning Tides (detail), digital print, for the 9 by 5 Exhibition 2018. Photograph: Eliza Bell. Courtesy the artist and Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre

Jan 16 to Feb 22, 2020 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. For more exhibition information, please visit or phone (03) 9706-8441.

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

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 Dec 21 Metamorphosis – exquisite hand-made and machine-stitched quilts presented by Australian Quilters in Public Places. This National open-entry art quilt exhibition revolves around the theme of Metamorphosis… a profound change in lifeform, character, substance or circumstances. The Artspace will be closed from Dec 23, re-opening Jan 30, 2020.

Lucy Carroll, Yellow Box, 2014, quilt (detail). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Whitehorse Art Space

Jan 30 to Feb 29, 2020 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 Art Space

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 Dec 8 Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2019.
To Jan 5, 2020 undertow by Carmel Wallace.