December 2021 | January 2022 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.


3D Virtual Exhibition
To Dec 31 Faces of COVID, Lockdowns and All The Places We Can’t Go presents a series of portraits by Dr Amaali Lokuge, Emergency Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital, which reflect our collective experience during COVID-19 outbreaks: the effect on children, healthcare workers and families and the yearning to travel;, 0439-331-415.

OzLink Entertainment
Until Feb 28, 2022 OzLink Entertainment proudly presents HIDDEN FACES – the 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés exhibition online.

Todd Simpson, Still Screwed Up, Self Portrait, acrylic on aluminium, 61 × 61cm. Courtesy the artist and OzLink Entertainment

A curated selection of portraits by Victorian artists submitted for national portrait prizes but not hung in the official exhibitions. Works by Robert Babic, Jeremy Elkington, Jane Farnan, Lauren Ferrier, Peter Ferrier, Laurel Foenander, Janice Gobey, Kenneth S Hunt, Amaya Iturri, Richard Knafelc, Janet Leith, Judy Mackintosh, John Mandich, Lana McLean, Joanne Morris, Louise Otten, Ronald Penrose, Chris Seater, Todd Simpson, Vicki Sullivan, Kathryn Tilley, Jim van Geet, Angela Walker, Brenda Walsh, Kerrie Warren and Victoria Watts.

Jim van Geet, Asking for truth, Dr Helen Haines MP, oil on linen, 95 × 65cm. Courtesy the artist and OzLink Entertainment

Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Manager/Curator:, 0418-357-814.
Full exhibition and People’s Choice voting:
YouTube link:

Joanne Morris, Tribal, Nyane, charcoal on cotton rag, 76 × 105cm. Courtesy the artist and OzLink Entertainment

Lauren Ferrier, Ryan Shelton, mixed media on plywood panel, 120 × 90cm

RMIT University
Online Exhibition

Nov 29 to Dec 22 (live opening Tues Nov 30, 5.30pm) Pending Postponement – Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts 2021. A free event presenting a diverse variety of work from 14 emerging multidisciplinary artists, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital media and drawing.
Instagram: – see link in bio or go to

Stella Grammenos-Dimadis
Melbourne-based filmmaker and artist with online gallery.

Federation Square CBD

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

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8663-2200.
General entry, free.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 6.00.

D’Lan Contemporary
40 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Melbourne 3000.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 18 I AM THE LAW: Final Release from The Estate of Paddy Bedford. In association with William Mora Galleries.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8662-6300.
CEO: Tom Mosby.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.

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 6, 2022 Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories, and Sampling the Future.
Also, Big Weather.

Noreen Hudson, Abandoned car, 2016, watercolour over pencil, 25.8 × 35.5cm (image), 27.9 × 37.8cm (sheet). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, purchased NGV Foundation, 2018. © Noreen Ngala Hudson/Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia. Courtesy the artist and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

To Feb 20, 2022 Found and Gathered: Rosalie Gascoigne | Lorraine Connelly-Northey.
To March 27, 2022 We Change the World.

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Visit the RMIT Gallery website for information regarding our exhibitions and opening hours.

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

West End Art Space
112 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Director: Anna Prifti.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.

Flinders Lane

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Director: Fran Clark (member of ACGA).
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Tues by appt 0413-920-067.

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 Dec 28 Online: It’s raining and I miss you (Song Book) by Evelyn Pohl and Yundi Wang.
Also, Songs So Far (Emotions) by Jennifer Hickinbotham, curated by Joel Stern, Liquid Architecture.
To Jan 31, 2022 MOBILE: all this noise – Sharni Hodge, Sara Retallick, Geoff Robinson and Tamil Rogeon, curated by James Carey.
Also, Variations: Artist Mentorship Initiative – Mark Smith, Kieren Seymour, Darcey Bella Arnold, Jordan Dymke and Sam Petersen, curated by Michael Camakaris.

Jordan Dymke, Vitruvian Man II, 2021, from the series ‘Malleable’. digital print on Hahnemühle bamboo, 29.7 x 42cm. Courtesy the artist, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne and BLINDSIDE

To Jan 31, 2022 Online + screening IRL SATELLITE | Matrix of Rule by H. Mur, curated by Priya Namana.
Dec 8 to 18 Flow – BLINDSIDE Emerging Curator Mentorship – Zia Atahi, Aida Azin, Charlie Kol, Leonie Leivenzon (Future Histories Project), Tessa May-Chung and John Oh. Curated by Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel. Mentor Amelia Wallin.
Jan 13 to 29, 2022 BLINDSIDE X LILAC CITY: a radiant void – BLINDSIDE Summer Studio ARI Exchange – Sienna White, Elena Tory-Henderson and others.

H.Mur, Matrix of Rule, 2021, video, 9:13 minutes. Sound and music by Marco Cher-Gibard. Speech by Achille Mbembe. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, or by appt. Closed Sun and public hols.

Flinders Lane Gallery
Level 1, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
FLG presents their annual exhibition program both in-house and online via virtual tours. Their website also features an extensive, fully searchable online stockroom.
To Dec 18 Online: New Works on Paper by Marise Maas.

Marise Maas, Good To See You, 2021, oil and acrylic on paper, 50 × 70cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

Nov 30 to Dec 18 Moments in Time by Julie Davidson.
Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2022 Warlukurlangu Artists, including a focus on the work of Flora Nakamarra Brown.

Julie Davidson, Late Afternoon, 2021, oil on canvas, 76 × 76cm. 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.
Please note all dates and times subject to change due to government restrictions. Visit the website for the most up to date exhibition information.
To Dec 4 Tales from the Greek: Myth, Beauty and Brutality painting, printmaking and sculpture by Marco Luccio.
Dec 7 to 18 Entering the Subconscious: The COVID works painting by Michael Wedd.
Also, Coastline paper cuts and painting by Roma McLaughlin and Kathy Fahey.
Jan 25 to Feb 5, 2022 monumentum painting by John Mezzini, and Things Fall Apart painting by Mike Lutz.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street (cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
Director: Stephen McLaughlan.
Wed-Fri 1.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To Dec 18 Something Simple, curated by Stephen Wickham.
Dec 1 to 18 South Gallery: Jenny Loft.
Jan 19 to Feb 5, 2022 Attuned, curated by Stephen McLaughlan.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. Closed Mon (by appt.).
Dec 4 to March 20, 2022 Who’s Afraid of Public Space? – continuing ACCA’s series of Big Picture exhibitions, inaugurated with Sovereignty in 2016-17 and followed by Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism in 2017-18, ACCA is developing Who’s Afraid of Public Space?, a major exhibition and research project exploring the role of public culture, the contested nature of public space, and the character and composition of public life itself.

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry.
Summer closure Dec 24 to Jan 18, 2022.
Due to COVID-19, please check the ATW website for the latest viewing times. During your visit you will have an opportunity to observe the ATW weavers at work on contemporary tapestries from our mezzanine, as well as look down into the colour laboratory where the yarns are dyed for production. The ATW has two galleries, which feature curated exhibitions of tapestries, textiles and contemporary art on a rotating basis.
To Dec 17 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects 2021 Finalists – architects from around the world expand the possibilities of contemporary tapestry through 15 designs for Phoenix Central Park designed by John Wardle Architects and Durbach Block Jaggers.
To Dec 24 Kate Derum Award & Irene Davies Award for Small Tapestries Finalists – these unique awards celebrate creativity and excellence in the field of contemporary tapestry worldwide.
Dec 21 to March 11, 2022 Leftover Love – driven by a love of leftovers artists Carolyn Cardinet, Hannah Gartside, Carolyn Menzies and Helen Philipp reuse, repurpose and remake found and discarded materials.

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00. Please check website for updates before visiting.

Melbourne Art Fair 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3006.
From Feb 17 to 20, 2022 discover and purchase art from Australasia’s leading contemporary galleries all under one roof at Melbourne Art Fair. Tickets on sale now. Visit the website for more information, to book tickets and see the full list of participating galleries.

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 30, 2022 Golden shells and the gentle mastery of Japanese Lacquer.
Also, History in the Making, and Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow.
Dec 4 to April 25, 2022 Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto.

Gabrielle Chanel (designer), Evening dress spring-summer, 1939, printed silk voile, dyed ostrich feathers. Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney. Photograph: © Julien T Hamon. Courtesy NGV International

Dec 6 to Oct 22, 2022, 2021 NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er] | Taylor Knights and James Carey.
Dec 17 to April 25, 2022 Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala.
Also, The Gecko and the Mermaid: Djerrkŋu Yunupiŋu and her sister.

Carlton Nth Melbourne

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

Rubicon ARI
Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne (Naarm) 3051.
Managers: Neil Shurgold, Mona Mi and Anna Kennedy.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 1 to 18 (opening Wed Dec 1, 6-9pm) S11 PORTRAITS /三世諸佛 by Benjamin Uno 烏野ベンジャミン – protesters, bystanders, police. 過去の佛,現在の佛,未来の佛

烏野ベンジャミンBenjamin Uno, Police實, 2020, ink and synthetic polymer on canvas. Courtesy the artist

烏野ベンジャミンBenjamin Uno, Protester 味, 2020, ink, paper and synthetic polymer on found cardboard, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9662-3861.
Visit website for open hours and upcoming exhibitions.
Dec 10 to 19 (opening Sun Dec 12, 3-6pm) Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. Annual Exhibition 2021 featuring paintings, prints, sculpture, mixed media and works on paper. Open daily 11.00 to 6.00.

Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford

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

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303.
Fax (03) 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 18 Marvellous Melbourne by Nick Howson.
Also, Scarecrows, trees, birds and bees by Tim Jones.
Through Jan 2022 Summer Group Exhibition – gallery artists.

Australian Galleries
Stock Rooms
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-2422.
Fax (03) 9417-3433.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 18 A Kind of Prayer by David Frazer.
Also, The Actions of Storms by August Carpenter, and Parked Life by Glenda Orr.
Through Jan 2022 Summer Group Exhibition – gallery artists.

BlackCat Gallery
New location
420 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9913-5833.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 1 to 12 S1: Martin Tighe. S2: Simon Linardi. S3: Angus White. Window: Annabelle Hayes.
Dec 15 to 26 S1 and S2: Phylogenesis – group show. S3: Nani Puspasari.
Also, Penny Walker-Keefe. Window: Andrea Hughes.
Jan 12 to 23, 2022 S1: William Christensen. S2: Amy Cooper, Kelly Ong and Holly Goodride – group show.
Jan 26 to Feb 6, 2022 S1: Mikaela Stafford. S2: Olivia Siddaway.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Wurundjeri Country, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 8596-0173.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
Follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with new artist profiles, online stockroom additions, and general news.

Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666.
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 10.30 to 3.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 22 Surfacing – Jodie Flugge, Marion Abraham, Michelle Yun Fitz-Gerald and Sogand A Fard – 4 artists surfacing – 4 diverse but connected visions exploring surfaces, mediums and content.

DRawing by Sogand A. Fard. Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Artwork by Jodie Flugge. Courtesy the artist and Chapman & Bailey Gallery

Fox Galleries
63 Wellington Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Dec 1 to 24 Miscellany by Jason Moad.

Jason Moad, Identity Proven Matrix, 2021, oil on linen, 122 × 97cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Instagram: @nicholasthompsongallery
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Visit the website for exhibition program.

Tacit Galleries
191-193 Johnston Street and Level 1/ 189 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. Closed on the final Sun of each exhibition.
Openings Wed, 6.30-8pm.
Visit the website for exhibition calendar and updates before visiting.

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

Brunswick Northcote

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622.
Curator: Victor Griss.
Free entry.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 12 Gallery 1 and 2: The Moreland Summer Show 2021: History & Heritage. New Gallery: Traces and Memories – Darko Aleksovski, Violeta Capovska, Saöo Stanojkovik and Marjan Stojkovski, curated by Dr Suzana Milevska.
The Counihan Gallery will be closed from mid-Dec until early Feb 2022.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00. Visit website for more information.
To Dec 18 James Gleeson.
Dec 9 to 18 Works on Paper: The Annual Summer Group Show, continuing in Feb 2022.
Gallery closed from Dec 18, re-opening mid-Feb 2022.

120 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121.
Instagram: @climarteaus
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
CLIMARTE harnesses the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
To Dec 18 CLIMARTE presents the inaugural CLIMARTE Gallery exhibition HEAR featuring work by Deanne Gilson, Brian Martin, Kent Morris, James Tyler and Peter Waples-Crowe.

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.
Dec 10 to 19 (opening Sun Dec 12, 3-6pm) CAS Inc. Annual Exhibition 2021 at Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton 3153. Open daily 11.00 to 6.00.

Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (festival info).
Every weekend from Jan 15 to April 18, 2022, including Australia Day Jan 26, Labour Day March 14, Easter Friday April 15 and Easter Monday April 18. The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30 and Parks Victoria’s punt service operates from Como landing 11.00 to 5.00.
Association of Sculptors Victoria showing Jan 15 to 16, 22 to 23, 26 and 29 to 30, and Feb 5 to 6, 2022.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Dec 1 to 18 Helen Maudsley.
Jan 19 to Feb 5, 2022 Hu Qinwu, and Zhuo Hongbin.

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

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

YSG – Yarra Sculpture Gallery
Contemporary Sculptors Association
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.
Dec 9 to 19 Yarra Sculpture Gallery presents the Photography Studies College Student Exhibition 2021 ZENITH. An exhibition of work by students at Photography Studies College, Melbourne, featuring a selection of prints, photobooks and video. This exhibition is the culmination of work from 2021 and is a celebration of resilience in the face of adversity and the power of photography to tell our stories.

Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran

Alternating Current Art Space
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459.
Instagram: @alternatingcurrentartspace
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 3 to 24 (opening Fri Dec 3, 6-8pm) It’s The Small Things – a group exhibition presented by The 69 Collective.
Jan 28 to Feb 19, 2022 (opening Fri Jan 28, 6-8pm) G1: Deb Marshall: The Littoral Zone. G3: Kellie Wood: Raw. G4: Holly Goodridge: Drawings of My Contacts App. The Cupboard: Alison McLeod: Axosynaptic.

Julian Di Martino, Thirteen Bean Mix Blue, acrylic on wood, 25 × 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Alternating Current Art Space

Paulina Campos, My Garden, mixed media, 25 × 21cm. 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 late Australian artist Adam Cullen (1965-2012).

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.

Scott Livesey Galleries
610 High Street, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Mon by appt.
Visit the website or contact the gallery for current exhibitions.

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

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

Bayside Gallery
(map ref Melway 67 F10) Cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
(03) 9261-7111.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00. See website for opening times during Jan 2022.
To Jan 16, 2022 Cat Rabbit: The soft library – this exhibition presents an extraordinary new project by textile artist Cat Rabbit that transforms Bayside Gallery into a fantastical library run by bears, or ‘libearians’, many of whom are famous literary characters.

Cat Rabbit, Shaun Tan 2021, felt, fabric, thread, wire. Courtesy the artist and Bayside Gallery

To Jan 16, 2022 Michelle Zuccolo: The encounterThe encounter brings together paintings and drawings by Michelle Zuccolo focusing largely on portraits and still life subjects. The exhibition reveals her endless fascination with the still life genre and an almost forensic approach to portraiture.

Michelle Zuccolo, Augury (Self Portrait), 2019, oil on canvas, 65 × 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Bayside Gallery

Jan 27 to March 6, 2022 Bayside Local is a much-anticipated annual exhibition that celebrates the high calibre of work produced by artists demonstrating a link to Bayside. In 2022, we are excited to be including the work of senior school students who study in Bayside.

St Kilda Affordable Art Show
Dec 1 to Jan 29, 2022
Space2b Social Design, 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda 3182.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Closed Dec 24 to Jan 18, 2022.

Robyn Lees-West, Textile Taxidermy

Fi Gavans, Dreaming of Rajasthan VI

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 18 Warnarringa Jilamara – painting under the Tiwi sun by Dino Wilson.

Armadale Malvern

Duldig Studio
Museum + Sculpture Garden
92 Bourke Road, East Malvern 3145.
(03) 9885-3358.
Please check website for hours and exhibition program.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Director: Liz McDowell.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 25, 2022 FPS Summer Member’s Exhibition: Off the Wall – the 2021 end of Year Member’s exhibition for small works – up to A4 size in 2D or 3D. All works priced at $200 or under. Purchase artful gifts directly ‘off the wall’ during the exhibition, ahead of the festive season. All media, framed or unframed works, prints, paintings, ceramics, books, photography, jewellery, bags and more!

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Through Dec and Jan 2022 – a mixed artist exhibition.
Manyung Gallery Malvern will be closed from Dec 25, reopening Jan 4, 2022.

Beth Mitchell, Moon Shadow I, photographic print on pearl aluminium, ed. 2/9, 90 × 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Malvern

MAS Gallery
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9822-7813.
Office: Tues-Fri 10.00 to 3.00.
Open daily 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.

Metro Gallery
1214 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-8511.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 19: Recent paintings, works on paper, and ceramics by Carlos Barrios.
Jan 11 to 29: Summer Salon, an exhibition of paintings, works on paper, graphics, and sculpture by selected represented and invited artists, including John Aslanidis, Fabrizio Biviano, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Louise Feneley, Tom Gerrard, David Laity, Bruno Leti, Jorna Newberry, John Olsen, Loribelle Spirovski, Bettina Willner, Jackie Wirramanda, and many others.

Carlos Barrios, Harvest, oil on linen, 120 × 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Metro Gallery


Alexandra Sasse Gallery
4 Selbourne Road, Kew 3101.
(03) 9815-2447.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 2 to 22 Christmas Group Exhibition. RECOVERY MODE: As life resumes after lockdown, be inspired by our first eleven – Elizabeth Cross, Simon Deere, Mark Dober, Rachel Ellis, Dianne Emery, Hendrik Kolenberg, Sallie Moffatt, Evan Salmon, Alexandra Sasse, John Scurry and Melody Spangaro. REFRESH – CONNECT – INSPIRE.

Dianne Emery, Iceland Poppy, 2019, 50 × 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Alexandra Sasse Gallery

Mark Dober, Poplars and Path (Chewton), 2021, 40 × 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Alexandra Sasse Gallery

Eastgate Gallery
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.

Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9852-8772.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Thurs-Sat evenings by appt.
To Dec 11 All My Yesterdays by Annette Spinks.
Exhibition catalogues available online.

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4770.
For current opening hours, please refer to website.
To Dec 11 Shelter in Place – Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Kevin Chin, Mason Kimber, Eugenia Lim, Shannon Lyons and Polly Stanton. This major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery examines the relationship between human beings and architecture. This group show focuses on the ways our built environment is used to foster ideas of home, shelter and belonging.

Eugenia Lim, The Australian Ugliness( still), 2018, three-channel video installation with six-channel audio; 33 minutes, 58 seconds duration. Photograph: Tom Ross. Courtesy the artist, STATION, Melbourne and Town Hall Gallery

Jan 20 to April 9, 2022 Material Reverie – Robert Brown, Teelah George, Dana Harris, Lou Hubbard, Shigemi Iwama, Cassie Leatham, Jahnne Pasco-White and Louise Saxton. A major group exhibition that explores the rich variety of materials contemporary Australian artists use in their practice.

Jahnne Pasco-White, Making Kin (detail), 2020, natural dyed fabrics (avocado, black bean, sunflower, copper beech leaves, carrot, crab apple), earth pigments, violets, olives, crayon, pencil, recycled paper, linen, cotton, acrylic and oil stick on canvas, three panels; total 213 × 456cm approximately. Photograph: Christo Crocker. Courtesy the artist, STATION, Melbourne and Town Hall Gallery

Caulfield Elsternwick

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3333.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
The Gallery program is subject to change in accordance with Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines.
Dec 3 to Feb 6, 2022 Telling Tales – Chris Bond, Penelope Davis, Prudence Flint, Nicholas Jones, Victoria Reichelt, Tai Snaith, Charlie Sofo and Deborah Walker. Curated by Diane Soumilas.
The Gallery will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday period from Dec 22 to Jan 10, 2022.

Nicholas Jones, La Peste, 2021, altered book, 17 × 11 × 3cm. Courtesy the artist and Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Glimmer Gallery
241 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North 3161.
Mon-Wed 9.00 to 3.00, Thurs-Fri 1.30 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00.
From Feb 7, 2022 Phoenix photography by Anna Luscombe and Sloane Birrell.
Call out to photographers planning to exhibit in 2022. Glimmer Gallery has a photography studio for hire upstairs and exhibition space for one-night events to month-long exhibitions with gallery hanging system in place. Contact Jodi for more information.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Boonwurrung Country, 5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Specialists in Australian Colonial, Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and Indigenous painting, sculpture and decorative art. Sourcing European masterworks on request. Now showing Constance Stokes, featuring paintings and drawings from the Estate.
Gallery closed Dec 22, and re-opens Feb 2022.

Constance Stokes (1906-1991), My Young Mother, 1970s, oil on canvas, 44.5 x 34cm. © the Estate of the artist. Courtesy Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

MADA Gallery
Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Building D, Ground Floor, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 3 MADA Now Grad Show – artworks presented by graduating students from Monash Art Design and Architecture Fine Arts faculty.

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9905-4217.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun. Mon by appt.
To Jan 15, 2022 Language Is a River – Akil Ahamat, Archie Barry, Charlotte Prodger, Sarah Rodigari, Wu Tsang and Shen Xin.
Gallery closed Dec 20 to Jan 2, 2022.

Greater Melbourne

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 2022 a mixed exhibition featuring sculpture, ceramics, mosaics and more.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.

Burrinja Gallery
(map ref Melway 75 B12) Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 30, 2022 Nabilah Nordin: Birdbrush and Other Essentials.
To Feb 6, 2022 Margel Hinder: Modern in Motion.
To May 29, 2022 Under Lamplight: Albert Tucker and Patrick Pound.

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

The Hut Gallery
Ferntree Gully Arts Society Inc
157 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully 3156.
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 5 Alternative Archies members exhibition. Foyer: New members.

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7) 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 10 to Jan 16, 2022 Garden of Glass: Sharmayne Grace McLean – references landscapes depicted within film and digital media as alien, magical, futuristic or ‘exotic’ places whilst considering the social aspects and interrelations between natural and superficial habitats, as well as costume, shields, weapons, and leisure & health devices within contemporary, day to day experiences both on and off screen.

Sharmayne Grace McLean, cartoon liquid, 2021, digitally manipulated video still. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Gallery

Dec 10 to April 10, 2022 Maybe this is letting go: Talia Smith – presents a photographic billboard installation by Talia Smith that explores the emotional connection to familial histories and ancestral homelands when you are physically removed.

Talia Smith, Maybe this is letting go, 2021, photographic print. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Gallery

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

Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Please check the gallery website and Facebook page for open hours and exhibition program.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Please check the website before visiting.
Extended to Dec 5 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize – a survey of contemporary photographic practice.
Also, TOPshots 2020-21 – celebrates the work of emerging photomedia artists.
Dec 17 to March 20, 2022 Visions of India: from the colonial to the contemporary – the first major survey of Indian photography in Australia, and all artworks showcased are from the collection of Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru, one of the most celebrated collections of photographs relating to India in the world.

7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-7712.
Please check website for open hours and exhibition program.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4) Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon and public hols. Please visit the website for updates.
To March 13, 2022 Wall Drawings – Penny Evans, Emily Floyd, Tony Garifalakis, Julia Gorman, Yuria Okamura, Jason Phu, Kerrie Poliness, Cameron Robbins, Gemma Smith, Lisa Waup, and Jahnne Pasco-White. Bringing together 11 leading contemporary artists from across Australia, this exhibition explores the expansive nature of wall drawings and paintings, situating newly commissioned wall-based works throughout the Gallery. Curated by Danny Lacy and Ellinor Pelz

Cameron Robbins, Solar-powered drawing machine in Wall Drawings 2021. Courtesy the artist and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Jahnne Pasco-White, Wall Drawings 2021. Courtesy the artist and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

To March 13, 2022 Collection+ Jess Johnson / Eduardo Paolozzi – an ambitious new series Collection+ will pair newly commissioned work by leading artists represented in the MPRG Collection alongside select institutional loans. The first exhibition in this series features new work by trailblazing artist Jess Johnson with one of the pioneers of the pop art movement Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. Curated by MPRG Director Danny Lacy.
To March 13, 2022 Thin grey line – Contemporary Drawing – Becc Orszag, Indigo O’Rourke, Laith McGregor and Natalie Ryan. Thin grey line brings together the work of four highly skilled contemporary artists who incorporate fine detail into their drawing practices.

Sherbrooke Gallery
Home of the Sherbrooke Art Society, Inc.
62 Monbulk Road, Belgrave 3160.
Check website for gallery opening times.
To Jan 16, 2022 Annual Member’s Spring Show – one of the longest continuing annual art events in the Dandenong Ranges, this exhibition consists of 60+ artists exhibiting works of art utilising a range of mediums. Held online as well as in the Gallery.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Concession $5.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and public hols.
Dec 4 to March 6, 2022 Heather B Swann: Leda and the Swan.
Also, Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider.

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7) Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 4.00.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
To Jan 28, 2022 Past, Present and Future – an exploration of the past, present and future of exhibitions in the City of Greater Dandenong, this show reflects on the role art has played in the community. Visitors are invited to contribute to the exhibition by sharing their thoughts on the walls of the gallery. Artist Kenny Pittock will use these responses as inspiration to create a new work featured in the opening exhibition of Dandenong’s new contemporary art gallery. In preparation for this 2022 launch, artist Hung Lin has created a series of works documenting the construction of the new facility. Come immerse yourself in art of the past, present and future.
Events are subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Visit our website for updates.

Hung Lin, Untitled, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre

Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250.
Note: Restrictions may affect exhibition scheduling, please check the website for latest opening hours.
Through Dec and Jan 2022 Where in the World? An Australian Quilters Association Exhibition. Presented by Australian Quilt in Public Places (AQIPP), quilters from across Australia were given the opportunity to demonstrate their originality by creating quilts in response to a theme. The theme, ‘Where in The World?’, can be interpreted through time, space, form or meaning and is sure to inspire some surprising and skilful quilts.
Gallery will be closed over Christmas and New Year.

Jacie Malseed, Here, There and Everywhere (detail), 2021. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Whitehorse Artspace

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.
Please check website and exhibition program.