October 2018 Listings

Click on the precincts below to find galleries and their exhibitions.
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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.
Oct 9 to Nov 13 Sotto Voce; Streetscapes of North Italy a selection of photographs by Robert Babic.

The Art of Dr Seuss
presented by Harvey Galleries, Block Arcade
The Block Arcade, 19-18/282 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 6.00, Fri 10.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 9.00 to 5.00.
Authorised editions from the Seuss Estate.

Australian By Design
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.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8663-2200.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Crowther Contemporary
440 Docklands Drive
(last tram stop on the 86, 70 and 35 City Circle Tram lines), Docklands 3008.
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 4.30.
Nov 2 to 20 (opening Thurs Nov 2, 6-9pm) Face of a Woman by Zelman Lew.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 6 to Nov 24 Josh X Muir – a solo exhibition of new works by Josh Muir featuring animations, digital prints on aluminium, wallpaper and neon installations. Read more…

Josh Muir, Moob, 2018, digital print on aluminium. Courtesy the artist and Koorie Heritage Trust

Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9671-4311.
Open by appt. To make an appointment, or request an invite to 2018 viewings and events email, or call the gallery.
Lesley Kehoe Galleries is an internationally recognised gallery for contemporary and historical Japanese artworks.
The Galleries provide visitors with an immersive experience underpinned by beauty and intellect.

Media House Gallery, The Age
655 Collins Street (opp. Southern Cross Station),
Melbourne 3000. Free entry.
Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm, closed weekends and public holidays.
Oct 8 to Jan 31, 2019 MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE: Its Art & Soul. Prominent Victorian artists capture Australia’s most liveable City’s uniqueness through a delightful array of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.
Contact: Jacqueline Taylor OAM, 0418-357-814

The Mission to Seafarers
717 Flinders Street, Docklands 3008.
Gold coin donation.
Daily 10am to 10pm.
Oct 5 to 26, 2018 Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition. Explorations of the relationship between humanity and the sea. An exhibition aimed at raising awareness of the experience of 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of trade to Australia..

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 Jan 28, 2019 Baldessin / Whiteley: Parallel Visions.
To Feb, 2019 Design Storytellers: The Work Of Broached Commissions.
To Feb 17, 2019 Ken Unsworth: Truly, Madly.
Sept 28 to Feb 3, 2019 Polly Borland: Polyverse.
Oct 12 to Feb 24, 2019 Rigg Design Prize.

Brett Whiteley, Evening coming in on Sydney Harbour 1975, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Presented by Mrs Adrian Gibson as the winner of the 1975 Sir William Angliss Memorial Art Prize, © Wendy Whiteley. Courtesy National Gallery of Victoria

Neon Parc
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-0911.
Also at 15 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Oct 4 to Nov 10 John Meade, and Brent Harris.

Pan Pacific Melbourne
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3000.
Free entry. Open daily/nightly.
Oct 8 to Jan 31, 2019 MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE: Its Art & Soul – 38 prominent Victorian artists capture Australia’s most liveable City’s uniqueness through a delightful array of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.
Enquiries: Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Exhibition Manager/Curator 0418-357-814

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.
Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook.
Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
To Nov 17 Dynamics of Air – capturing the beauty, dynamics and sensuality of air in our built environment and its critical role in designing for a zero carbon future, Dynamics of Air features specially commissioned works that explore radical innovations for creative sustainability.
Artists and designers – Transsolar: Thomas Auer (Germany); Breathe Earth Collective: Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, Markus Jeschaunig, Bernhard König (Austria); Friedrich von Borries (Germany); CITA: Phil Ayres (England), Danica Pistekova (Slovakia), Maria Teudt (Denmark), Petras Vestartas (Lithuania); Chris Cottrell (New Zealand); Edith Kollath (Germany); Mikael Mikael (Germany); Philippe Rahm Architects (France / Switzerland); Enric Ruiz-Geli (Spain); Little Wonder: Gyungju Chyon (Korea), John Sadar (Canada). From Australia – Jane Burry, Helen Dilkes, Leslie Eastman, Natasha Johns-Messenger, Mehrnoush Latifi, Phred Petersen, Daniel Prohasky, Cameron Robbins, Malte Wagenfeld and Simon Watkins.

Phil Ayres, Petras Vestartas, Dancia Pistekova, Maria Teudt, Inflated Restraint, 2016
Courtesy the artists and RMIT Gallery

Public programs: Tues Oct 9, 12.30-1.30pm Scientific Photography – Phred Petersen. Artist talk: Thurs Oct 11, 5.30-6.30pm Speak Percussion – Polar Force (Eugene Ughetti and Philip Samartzis). Performance and talk: Thurs Oct 18, 5.30-6.30pm Drones & biomimicry – Simon Watkins. Micro Flight Vehicle Performance: Thurs Oct 25, 5.30-6.30pm White Clouds of Sugar – Mikael Mikael & Friedrich von Borries. Performance and artist talk: Thurs Nov 1, 5.30-6.30pm Explorations of Air – Malte Wagenfeld and Jane Burry. Curator’s talk: Thurs Nov 8, 6-7.30pm Wind generated drawing systems – Cameron Robbins in conversation with Malte Wagenfeld and Jan van Schaik.

Transsolar, Testing Cloudscapes. Courtesy the artists and RMIT Gallery

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000
Fax 9654-7000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Oct 4 to Nov 3 Dawn Chorus by Nicholas Folland.

West End Art Space
175-185 Rosslyn Street, Melbourne 3003.
Wed-Fi 11.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Oct 5 to 27 (opening Sat Oct 6, 2-5pm) Of Colour & Light – 2018 Victoria Biennial Abstract Show. Curated by Anna Prifti.

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.
From Oct 6 KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER, (Specified Abstract Expressionism) by Mike Parr.

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 Oct 6 Joy Knows No Mercy by Imants Tillers.
Oct 9 to Nov 10 Surface Zero by Peter Daverington.

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.
Oct 3 to 20 Unseen by Jan Murray.
Also, And They All Say Your Name by Talia Smith + Zainab Hikmet. Read more…

Zainab Hikmet, Drink Deep, 2018, cyanotype on watercolour paper, dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Zainab Hikmet, Here and there, 2015, two incandescent bulbs synchronised to sun patterns in Baghdad and Auckland, dimensions variable. Photograph: Jessie Jane. Courtesy the artist and BLINDSIDE

Chapter House Lane
Entry via Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
To Oct 27 Sucking Breath, Jolly Lolly by Rafaella McDonald.

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane behind Supernormal,
Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 6.00, Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Flinders Lane Gallery
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Please consult website for any opening hours changes.
Our extensive stockroom can also be viewed on our website.
To Oct 20 Gallery 1 & 2: The Nature of Landscape by Jo Davenport.

Jo Davenport, Leaden Shadows, 2018, oil on Belgian linen, 153 x 153cm
Courtesy the artist and Flinders Land Gallery

Oct 23 to Nov 10 Gallery 1: New Landscapes by William Breen.

William Breen, Untitled, oil on linen, 76 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

Gallery 2: The Eternal Youths by Rebecca Hastings.

Rebecca Hastings, The Eternal Youths (The Fetish), 2017, oil on board, 120 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 20 Manhattan Dreaming painting and printmaking by Marco Luccio.
Oct 23 to Nov 3 The Far North painting by Allan Wolf-Tasker .

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.
Oct 3 to 20 Paul Zika.
Oct 10 to Nov 10 South Gallery: Elizabeth Banfield.

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.
Sept 28 to Nov 25 Eva Rothschild – the 2018 ACCA International exhibition presents a survey of works by Irish-born, London-based artist Eva Rothschild, ahead of her appearance at the 2019 Venice Biennale where she will represent Ireland. Shaped by a myriad of influences from minimal art of the 1960s and 70s to classical architecture, spiritualism and pop-culture, Rothschild has an international reputation for sculptural forms that are both striking and spare, as sharp geometric shapes morph into flamboyant, enigmatic compositions. Presented in association with Melbourne Festival, the exhibition brings together three new sculptural commissions created especially for ACCA’s galleries, alongside recent work spanning the last decade of Rothschild’s diverse yet distinctive practice.

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry to the galleries and workshop.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
Guided tours Wed 11am and Thurs 2pm, $10 per person: bookings essential.
View the weavers and dyer at work on major contemporary art commissions and artists in residence.
Tapestry being woven on the looms designed by Justin Hill.
To Oct 26 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects Finalists Exhibition – an exhibition of the 15 finalists of the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects 2018. Architects were invited to respond to the brief written by MONA Founder, David Walsh, and design a tapestry for Étienne-Louis Boullée’s mooted building that inspired the Pharos Wing, MONA, Tasmania, Australia. The TDPA 2018 is a partnership between the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and Architecture Media.

Buxton Contemporary
Cnr Dodds Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
(03) 9035-3020.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs to 8.00.
The new purpose-built home for the Michael Buxton Collection of contemporary art.
To Oct 21 No One Is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout – this ironically titled exhibition shines a spotlight on Ronnie van Hout, a Melbourne-based New Zealand-born artist best known for his distinctive brand of existential absurdism.

Domain House
Dallas Brooks Drive
(150m East of the Shrine of Remembrance), Melbourne 3004.
(03) 9650-6398.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 13 to 28 The Art of Botanical Illustration. Presented by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
All works are for sale.

The Guild Assembly Point
152 Sturt Street
(walkway to Moore Street), Southbank 3006.
24-hour viewing.
Oct 26 to Nov 26 Upcycled from the City Streets – found object assemblage sculptures by Nancy D Lane and Julia Zöllner.

Lynn Jaanz Art Gallery
Level 1, 216 York Street, South Melbourne 3205.
Curator: Anne Ioannou.
International artist Lynn Jaanz and guest artist advertised.
Sun Nov 11, 2-4pm exhibition of new art works. Nibbles, drinks and entertainment. RSVP: required.
Thereafter private viewing by appt email

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Oct 5 to Nov 3 (opening Thurs Oct 4, 5.30pm) between and among objects by Consuelo Cavaniglia. Cavaniglia is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptural works that are at once both beautiful and unsettling. Ever mindful of the viewer’s interaction, Cavaniglia’s installations have no single focal point. Her finely orchestrated arrangements of free standing screens and wall-based works form a choreographed encounter that encourages the consideration of the ways space is experienced and understood.

Consuelo Cavaniglia, Untitled, 2015, acrylic and screws, installation view
Courtesy the artist 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 Oct 7 MoMA at NGV: 130 Years Of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Also, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and New York! New York! For Kids.
To Oct 28 Japonisme: Japan and the Birth of Modern Art.
To Nov Guerrilla Girls: Portfolio Compleat.
Also, NGV International: 50th Anniversary.
To Jan 27, 2019 A Modern Life: Tablewares 1930s-1980s.
Sept 28 to March 24, 2019 Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun.
Also, Designing Women.

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, 2018
Photograph: Tom Ross. Courtesy the National Gallery of Victoria

William Holt Gallery
In conjunction with 100th Gallery
200 Normanby Road, Southbank 3006.
Mon-Fri 7.00 to 4.30, or by appt.
Permanent exhibition with regular new works showing 25 large-scale paintings on display – William Holt.

Carlton Nth Melbourne

Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9347-1700.
During exhibitions Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Oct 16 to Nov 15 Jeff Ferris – recent paintings.

Jeff Ferris, Flats, Backyard Deckchair, 2016, acrylic on art board, 30.5 x 41cm
Courtesy the artist and Bridget McDonnell Gallery

The Dax Centre
Rear of 30 Royal Parade, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6258.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
The Dax Centre exhibits selections of works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, all of which are created by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological trauma.

The Fox Darkroom & Gallery
8 Elizabeth Street (enter via laneway), Kensington 3031.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 20 to 4 Nov (opening Sat Oct 20, 6pm) The Space In Between documentary photography by Nick Hinch. The Space In Between is the product of a 3000km journey tracing snow-covered roads carved out of volcanic rock between mountain and sea. A series of large format colour and black & white prints highlight the vastitude of the landscape and explores modern life in a sparsely populated Icelandic landscape, where signs of humanity are often more visible than life itself. This is Hinch’s first solo exhibition.

Nick Hinch, Road trip, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland, 2018

Nick Hinch, Icelandic horse, Brekka 1, Iceland, 2018
Courtesy the artist and Fox Darkroom & Gallery

170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9329-1860.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
Oct 11 to Nov 10 (opening Sat Oct 13, 2-4pm) Recess by Martin King.

Martin King, black thursday diaries I, 2018, etching, watercolour, wax, hard cover book, ribbon, 44 x 27cm
Courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith

Also, Navigate by Tim Allen. Project Space: Confluence by Julia Boros.

Tim Allen, Allay (spring melt), 2018, oil on linen, 56 x 46cm
Courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith

George Paton Gallery
Second floor, Union House, University of Melbourne 3010.
(03) 8344-5418.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 3 to 12 Entrance Gallery: Melbourne Lure by Stepanka Cervinkova.
Main Gallery: Grey Voices: Female Identity and Culture – Tahney Fosdike, Yumemi Hiraki, Jacinta Keefe, Yesol Ma, Leah Jing and Kelly Yoon. Curated by Tahney Fosdike and Kelly Yoon. Closing event: Wed Oct 10, 5-7pm.
Oct 17 to Nov 2 Everyday Utopia – Courtney Coombs, Briony Galligan, Dan Mccabe, Tita Salina & Irwan Ahmett, Athena Thebus and James Tylor. Curated by Callum Ross. Closing event: Wed Oct 31, 5-7pm.

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.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 28 State of the Union. Read more…
Also, Eavesdropping, and Liquid Form: Ancient and contemporary glass.

Richard Lewer, What is a Scab? A Traitor…, 2011, oil on canvas, 60 x 60cm
Courtesy the artist, Hugo Michell Gallery, South Australia, and The Ian Potter Museum of Art

Langford 120
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9328-8658.
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 7 …drifting off the plane by Nobby Seymour.
Also, Angels, Ghosts and Demons by Stephen Spurrier.
Oct 13 to Nov 11 (opening Sun Oct 14, 2-4pm) Witness Beast by Luciano Prisco, and Between Us 2 by Ede Horton.

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.

RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94.2, 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.
Oct 5 to Nov 15 (opening Thurs Oct 4, 5-7pm) Significant Velocities – Jeremy Bakker, Catherine Evans, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Jacob Kirkegaard (DNK) and Zoe Scoglio. Curated by Andrew Tetzlaff.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577.
Oct 16 to 21 (opening Tues Oct 16, 6.30pm) Destinations 2018 – the Greek Australian Culture League (GACL) presents its first multicultural exhibition with the theme ‘Destinations’. Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.30, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00

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, or by appt.
To Oct 6 Kunkamak Ngarrwoneng – Our House of Culture by Bob Burruwal and Lena Yarinkura.
Also, Arrkutja Tharramala Purtala Etlaraka | Minyma Kutjara Kulinytja Katjura | Two women Two ways of thinking by Beth Inkamala and Carlene Thompson.
Oct 17 to Nov 10 Kawita Vatanajyankur.
Nov 21 to Dec 21 Nonggirrnga Marawili.

Kawita Vatanajyankur, Shuttle, 2018, still from HD single-channel video, 3:30 minutes
Series commissioned by Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand. © Kawita Vatanajyankur and Nova Contemporary Bangkokm and Alamak! Project! / Clear Edition Gallery, Tokyo, and Alcaston Gallery

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 14 The Narrow Escape by Stu James.
Also, Saturated Solitude by Maryanne Coutts.
Oct 23 to Nov 11 George Baldessin.
Also, Recent Work by Hertha Kluge-Pott .

Australian Galleries
Stock Rooms
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-2422
Fax 9417-3433.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 14 Revisited by Herman Hohaus.
Oct 23 to Nov 11 Fletcher Jones Project by Glenn Morgan.

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 Nov 10 Birdlife – a selection of original fine art prints exploring the representation of birds, produced by leading contemporary artists in collaboration with APW Printers. The exhibition includes works by Bruce Armstrong, Merce Cunningham, Kate Hudson, Tim Jones, Janice Murray, Caroline Rothwell, Mervyn Street and Louise Weaver.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 , 0413-584-829.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Oct 10 to 21 (opening Fri Oct 12, 6-8pm) Jenny Hall, Brodie Colbourne and Chantelle Ferri.
Oct 24 to Nov 4 (opening Fri Oct 26, 6-8pm) Charlie Brophy, Kasarin & Krongkwan and Headache_Stencil.

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

Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169, 0413-537-532.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 14 Internal/External by Gennet Makonnen – a series of oils from Gennet’s private and public scenes. Working ‘en plein air’ Makonnen focuses on the effects of Melbourne light.

Gennet Mackonnen. Courtesy the artist and Cambridge Studio Gallery

Featured artist: Jennifer Gough.

Jennifer Gough, Paddock Study. Courtesy the artist and Cambridge Studio Gallery

Oct 17 to Nov 4 Each Thing has its Time /Chaque chose a son temps by Carolyn Roberts – visual narratives of time and place.

Carolyn Roberts, Serenade d’Amour, watercolour and collage on paper
Courtesy the artist and Cambridge Studio Gallery

Featured artist: Alison Russell.

Allison Russell. Courtesy the artist and Cambridge Studio Gallery

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.

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
To Oct 4 Dirty Smokers by Dan O’Donovan.
Oct 5 to 18 Synergy (the whole is greater than the sum of its parts) by Gillian Wright and Vanessa Welham. A melding of mediums expressing passionate energy, richness of life, colour, movement and deep connections.
Oct 19 to Nov 1 (opening Sat Oct 20, 4-6pm) The 69 Collective. The horizontal line. It is envisaged that the line in each work, either inferred or explicit, will gather this group exhibition as a whole.

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-5487.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 13 An Internal Dialogue by Victor Rubin.

Victor Rubin, Luna Park – Sydney c. 1960, 2017-2018, acrylic on linen, 168 x 199cm
Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

Also, Toni Warburton presents an online exhibition.
Oct 18 to Nov 17 The Life Exotic by Maz Dixon. Read more…

Maz Dixon, Paragon, 2018, oil and graphite on board, 50 x 45cm
Courtesy the artist and Fox Galleries

Also, Amanda Robins presents an online exhibition.

in.cube8r gallery & emporium
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Oct 4 to 17 (opening Sat Oct 6, 6-8pm) Abstract – artworks from 10 Melbourne-based artists.
Oct 18 to 31 (opening Thurs Oct 18, 6pm) Occult – a collection of works which are esoteric, mystical, sensory and a little magical.

Modern Times
311 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9913-8598.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 27 to Oct 7 Outdistance by Derek Swalwell.
Oct 18 to 28 Verdant Ground by Ellie Malin.

Derek Swalwell, Tomba Brion III, digital print on Canson Rag Photographique 310 gsm, 112.5 x 150cm, or 75 x 100cm
Courtesy the artist and Modern Times

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street , Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Wed-Sun, 11.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 14 Logic by Genevieve Felix Reynolds.
Oct 17 to Nov 4 Su Baker.

Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
New location
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-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 14 G1: Luminosity, Satin & Paper by Ri Ying Cai.
G2: Archaeology of Practice 2 by Winsome Spiller.
G3: New Works by Phil Sayers.
Oct 17 to Nov 4 G1: No Place by Alan McGregor.
G2: Curves Ahead by David Turner.
G3: Polly Hollyoak and Nanou Dupois.

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street
(cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 7 Brenda Walsh, Peter Ward, John Rabling and Katherine Westfold.
To Oct 21 Linda Pickering, Myunghee Kim, Irene Wellm, Peter Summers, Mel Kerr, Eugene Von Nagy and Ruth McIntosh.
Oct 10 to Nov 4 (opening Wed Oct 10, 6.30-8pm) KAAM (Korean Artists, Association, Melbourne), Susan Stevenson, Helen Oliver-Skuse, Lisa OíKeefe & Linda Weil.
Oct 24 to Nov 18 (opening Wed Oct 24, 6.30-8pm) Meagan Shelton, Helen McInnis, Helen Anderson, Dinusha Joseph, Milos Pelikan and Leah Mariani.

THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer + nicola stein
108-110 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9417-7172.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Oct 3 to 30 Still Life Studio by Petrina Hicks. Read more…

Petrina Hicks, Bruised Peaches, 2018, pigment print, edition of 8 + 2AP, 100 x 100cm
Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer + nicola stein

Victorian Artists’ Society
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.
Mon to Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00 (closes 12pm Tues Oct 16).
Oct 5 to 16 (opening Sun Oct 7, 2pm) Changing Perspectives 2018 the 109th annual exhibition – Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors. Afternoon tea and guest artist talk with Deborah Klein: Thurs Oct 11, 1pm upstairs in the Hammond Gallery. Non-members $25, Members $20.

Brunswick Northcote

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622.
Free entry.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00. Office: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 12 to Nov 11 (opening Thurs Oct 11, 6-8pm) Gallery one: Medium Density by Jessica Scott and Zoe Diacolabrianos.
Gallery two: True Estate, curated by Elvis Richardson.
For free public programs please see our website.

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

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 7 Drawn In by Chris Humphries.
Oct 11 to 21 Halo by Lily Holmes.
Oct 25 to Nov 11 Tangled Love by Tom Civil.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 13 ABSTRACTION 18: Further a-Field, 1970s – a group exhibition.
Oct 20 to Nov 10 Kristin Headlam: The Universe Looks Down – a suite of 64 etchings commissioned by the University of Melbourne’s Rare Books Collection, to accompany Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s epic poem of the same title. Also showing at the Noel Shaw Gallery, Level 1, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, until Feb 17, 2019.

Kristin Headlam, Milena with fox and hedgehog, 2017, hand-coloured etching on Hahnmuhle paper, 38 x 56cm
© the artist. 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.
At Decoy Café & Gallery (map ref 12E), 303 Exhibition Street, Melbourne: To Oct 18 Contemporary Showcase 23.
Oct 22 to Jan 17, 2019 Blessings paintings by Cheryle Bannon.

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 Oct 20 Ken Whisson. Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Glenn Barkley, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Paul Boston, Gunter Christmann, Julie Ciccarone, Brenda L. Croft, Harry Dixon Mptyane, 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 (CN) 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, Wukun Wanambi, Wolpa Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

Ken Whisson, Saturday, 26/1/18 & 4/2/18, oil on linen canvas, 100 x 120cm
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.

Women’s Art Register 1975-2015
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.
Oct 6 to 28 (opening Sun Oct 7, 2-4pm) BONANZA the annual sculpture exhibition by members of the Contemporary Sculptors Association Inc..

Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran

Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12) 248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459.
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 27 to Oct 20 Gallery 1: Cut/Copy by Gregory Carosi.
Gallery 2: Karinthy’s Conversation by Rose Osborne.
Gallery 3: Shapescape by Katrina Tyler.
Gallery 4: Something For… For Something? by Chen Hsu.
The Cupboard: Clouds are not our bodies by Hannah Beilharz.

Gregory Carosi, Untitled, 2014, oil on board, 30 x 30cm. 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.

Justin Art House Museum
Bookings for guided tours of the exhibition and private collection of Charles and Leah Justin only by registration via the JAHM website.
To Dec 2 A Body of Work – Photography of Adrian Boddy. Read more…

Linden New Art
Visit Linden New Art, back home in St Kilda, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Nov 4 Wholeness and the Implicit Order by Julia deVille.
Also, Imaging the Dead by Natalie Ryan.

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.

9 Ellis Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9826-2470.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 13 People are bad (for the economy) by Sven T’Jolle, and Things by Patrick Pound.

Studio B Gallery
509 High Street, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9510-1607.
Director: Tamsin Buic.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 3 to 14 Kagetsu Buic’s second solo exhibition will showcase photos from pole to pole, with images from Iceland to Antarctica, and for the first time, the photographs taken on his most recent expedition to the world’s highest desert – The Atacama.

Kagetsu Buic, Nautilus, 2017,  photographic print on cotton rag, ed. 1 of 6, 127 x 127cm
Courtesy the artist and Studio B Gallery

Nov 7 to 18 Nunzio Miano explores the traditional idea of tribes and the common elements of identity and unity. The collection features pieces in bold expressive colours contrasted with dark melancholy works. He is constantly in pursuit of his own identity within the tribe, and the context around him.

Nunzio Miano, Bedda Siciliana (Beautiful Sicilian woman), 2018, acrylic on canvas 60 x 50cm
Courtesy the artist and Studio B Gallery

Toorak Village Art Walk
Toorak Road, Toorak 3142.
Director: Tony Fialides 0419-005-052.
Oct 15 to Nov 11 Original works of art displayed in shop windows of Toorak Village. All art is for sale.

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. Closed public hols.
To Nov 11 Rob McHaffie: This is living – a survey of the last five years of McHaffie’s practice. This period corresponds with McHaffie’s return to the beachside suburb of Brighton, which offers a fertile ground for his witty and astute observations of the people and events that make up his world. Read more…

Rob McHaffie, Study commerce and work part-time at Country Road, 2015, oil on linen, 56 x 41cm
Monash University Collection. Purchased by the Faculty of Science 2015. Courtesy the artist Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Oct 4 to 7 Pasquale Giardino: New Paintings.
Oct 10 to 14 St Michael’s Grammar Year 12 Show.
Oct 19 to 21 Artists for Kids’ Culture exhibition.
Auction: Thurs Oct 25, 8pm at The Park Melbourne, 36 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park.

Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.00 (during exhibitions).
To Oct 17 Private Archaeology by Deborah Walker and Richard Stringer ñ symbols and timepieces that form a navigational landscape for the viewer.
Oct 24 to Nov 21 Vortex of Time sculptural works of contrasting textures by Salvatori Lolicato.
Also, Diwan by James Cattell – works inspired by childhood and the artist’s travels.

Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598 9657.
Tue-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
Oct 3 to 27 First Lady bark paintings by Dhuwarrwarr Marika, in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, NT.
Also, New Paintings by Hubert Pareroultja and Kathy Inkamala, in association with Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre, NT.

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 Burke Road, East Malvern 3145.
(03) 9885-3358.
Tues, Thurs and second Sat of every month 1.00 to 3.00, or groups by appt.
Through Oct SLAWA: modernist art and design – a Viennese modernist in Melbourne.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8) 2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 31 Firestation Print Studio Gallery, is the selected Victorian gallery to host the Print Council Australia Print Commissions Exhibition.
Oct 17 to Nov 3 (opening and announcements Thurs Oct 18, 6-8pm) Australian Monoprint Prize 2018. Judges Panel: Marian Crawford and Jazmina Cininas.
Nov 7 to 24 Hard Pressed Three – Ilona Lasmanis, Robyn McAdam and Steve Tomlin.

Ruth Thompson, Night Song, 2018, rust print on Japanese washi, and rolled ink and silver leaf on Somerset Velvet Black, 56 x 38cm
Courtesy the artist and Firestation Print Studio Gallery

Manyung Gallery Malvern
6-10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 11 to 27 Ember Fairbairn and Sussanne Morton.

Sussanne Morton, A Love Like This,  oil on linen, 91.5 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery

MAS Gallery
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9822-7813.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.
Oct 6 to 9 From the Ground Up by Marisa Avano

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Oct 10 to Nov 3 Reverence – Pastures to the Wild by Jennifer Riddle.
Also, New Works by Aaron Kinnane.

Aaron Kinnane, Alluvium, 2018, 100 x 88cm. Courtesy the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries

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.
To Dec 1 Brook Andrew – Ten Cubed is excited to announce its final exhibition for 2018 will be artist Brook Andrew who was included in the Ten Cubed 2 Collection this year. Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist who examines dominant narratives, often relating to colonial and modernist legacies. Through museum and archival interventions, he aims to make forgotten stories visible and offer alternative narratives for interpreting history in the world today. This exhibition will feature works acquired by the collection including ‘Systems I’ and ‘Systems II’ – the first acquisition made at Spring1883 in 2016. Brook Andrew is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels.

Brook Andrew, Systems I, 2016, mixed media, 240 x 165cm. Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries Melbourne and Ten Cubed


East & West Art
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
(03) 9859-6277.
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
To Oct 27 Chinese and Japanese Woodblock prints – Traditional and Contemporary.

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.
Oct 13 to Nov 10 The Sea in Winter by Ian Parry.

Ian Parry, Recherche Bay – Winter, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Eastgate Gallery

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To Oct 6 Studio Clearance Of Ceramics and Sculptures by Graeme Foote and R.L. Foote Design Studio.
Oct 10 to 20 (opening Sat Oct 13, 2pm) For The Love Of Country by Suzy French – stunning paintings of the remote Kimberley region by Broome-based artist Suzy French. French will be in attendance each day of the exhibition.
Oct 24 to Nov 11 (opening Thurs Oct 25, 6.30-8.30pm) Layers by Annette Saker. Saker has been a successful textile artist for many years, using fabrics in dramatic and sculptural ways. Saker has loved the opportunity of using diverse mediums with fabric, which has lead to her more recent paintings on canvas.

Quadrant Gallery
(map ref Melway 45 A8)
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 25 to Nov 17 Out of the Darkness by Graeme Myrteza – Myrteza’s works of vast and stunning landscapes express the drama and detail of the land. The works explore the quality and effects of light and shadow, depicting many of the places that he visited on his travels around Australia in 2017. This is as much a personal journey as well as an exploration of some of the beautiful and dramatic parts of Australia.

Graeme Myrteza, Katherine Gorge Study 3. Courtesy the artist and Quadrant Gallery

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4626.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Oct 21 Main Galleries: This Wild Song – a series of portraits of significant Australian female artists by Ilona Nelson. Featuring 26 portraits from the series alongside an artwork by each artist pictured, this exhibition celebrates strong female leaders in the arts community and their creative vision. Read more…

Ilona Nelson, Jacqui Stockdale (2018), inkjet print on Canson Platine paper mounted on Dibond, 100 x 140cm
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Community Project Wall: Taxonomy of Precious Plants by Kerri Wilson McConchie. Researching and locating 19 plants that are indigenous to the Boroondara area, McConchie uses the plants as tools to draw and paint an abstract taxonomy of the flora of Boroondara. The outcome is a series of delicate ink drawings indicative of each species of plant, as well as an attempt to capture their unique traits and essence.

Kerri Wilson McConchie, Plant Flash (2016), ink on Fabriano paper, 230 x 115cm
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Oct 23 to Nov 18 Community Project Wall: Fragments by Catherine Westerman – Westerman set herself strict parameters to create her artwork, working exclusively with found materials and on a small scale. After creating over 40 collages in the same format, she gradually added variations to the formula and the result is a series of process-driven collages, where the method is as important as the end result.

Catherine Westerman, Zigzag (2017), collage with found paper, 29.7 x 21cm
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery

Oct 27 to Dec 16 Main Galleries: Louise Saxton: The Linen Project – an immersive installation that pays homage to past lives and past labour, featuring unique two and three-dimensional assemblages created by Louise Saxton from discarded and disinherited domestic linens, which the artist has collected over several decades.

Louise Saxton, studio view of works in progress for The Linen Project: Linen Draw (2018) and Rest (2018), reclaimed domestic linens and needlework, pinned to tulle.Photograph: Gavin Hansford.© the artist. Courtesy of the artist, Gould Creative 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.
Oct 11 to 21, 2018 Youth Art Exhibition presented by Glen Eira City Council Youth Services.
Oct 25 to Nov 17 Be Persuaded-Jane Austen presented by Dressing Australia-Museum of Costume.
Gallery annexe: The Art of Diversity – McKinnon Secondary College.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat by appt.
Specialists in Australian colonial, impressionist, modern, contemporary and Indigenous painting, sculpture and decorative art. Sourcing European masterworks on request.
Through Oct Aspects of Australian Modernism featuring works by George Baldessin & Brett Whiteley, Blackman, Boyd, Crooke, Davidson, Dobell, Drysdale, Friend, Gleeson, Nolan, Olsen, Onus, Tucker, Wakelin, Williams and Vassilieff.

Lin Onus (1948-1996), Fish and Storm Clouds (Guyi Na Ngawalngwal), 1994, synthetic polymer on linen, 183 x 183cm
Courtesy the artist and Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

George Baldessin (1939-1978), (Deux  Personages ), 1976, charcoal, conte, wash and synthetic polymer on paper, 73 x 60cm
Courtesy the artist and Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

MADA Gallery
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
Building D, Ground Floor,
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
Oct 6 to 27 In Prato – presents work made by five practitioners – Stuart Ringholt, Laresa Kosloff, Pat Foster & Jen Berean and David Rosetzky, who have all undertaken a three-month residency at the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy.

Melbourne Studio of Art
544 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick 3185.
(03) 9528-3392.
Oct 5 to Nov 3 Cosmos by Troy Argyros.

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.
Oct 6 to Dec 15 Exoplanets by Alicia Frankovich. Read more…

Alicia Frankovich, Outside Before Beyond, 2017, video still #2. Courtesy the artist and Monash University Museum of Art

Alicia Frankovich, Complex Bodies (detail), 2015, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswill, Switzerland
Courtesy the artist and Monash University Museum of Art

Moorabbin Highett

Bayside Sculpture
16B Advantage Road, Highett 3190.
(03) 9553-0661.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
Term 4: eight-week sculpture classes beginning Oct 15, 16 and 17.

March Space
5 Waltham Street, Sandringham 3191.
Director: Gang Liu.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Facebook: @marchspacegallery
To Oct 20 Blank Image by Lei Zheng.

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).
Oct 12 to Nov 19 Steels Creek Art Group: Celebrating 25 Years.

Malcolm Calder, Magnolia, watercolour. Courtesy the artist and Art at Linden Gate

Belgrave Creative Space
1658a Burwood Highway, Belgrave 3160 .
Oct 12 to 17 (opening Sat Oct 13, 5-11pm) Solipsism TV World by Jordan Sibley – a large-scale art installation creating an interactive and accessible Solipsism TV World theme park. Opening hours Fri Oct 12, 1-11pm and Sun Oct 14 to Wed Oct 17, 2-10pm.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 21 Whimsical Fantasies sculpture by Melissa Thomas.
Oct 26 to Nov 18 Monkey Tail Collection sculpture and drawings by Darren Gilbert.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 7.30, Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Oct 8 to 14 Needlework Tapestry Guild – Nimble Needles.
Oct 16 to 28 (opening Thurs Oct 18, 6-8pm) Life: Up Close and In Focus by Meaghan Lyon.
Oct 30 to Nov 4 Clayworkers – Fired Up!.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Free admission.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 11 Meaning and Connection by Jessie Willow Tucker, Holding On by Angela Tiatia, and All Our Secrets Are the Same by Charlotte Watson. Also, I, of the Needle by Betty Musgrove, Process Blue, Nature Trips, Corduroy, Pine Shelving by Rozalind Drummond, and The Family Mantle – Sofi Basseghi, Katayoun Javan, Janelle Low, Morganna Magee, Andy Mullens, Talia Smith and Pia Johnson. Curated by Pia Johnson.
To Jan 20, 2019 The Story of Bundoora Homestead.

Bunjil Place Gallery
2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren 3805.
(03) 9709-9700.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00
To Nov 12 Home Ground: the collection of Arthur Roe is the first public presentation of one of the most impressive private collections in Australia. This uniquely personal collection assembled over two decades, spans paintings, prints, ceramics, photography and sculpture by leading and early career contemporary artists.

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

Deakin University Art Gallery at Melbourne’s Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
To Oct 19 Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. In its tenth year, this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University. This exhibition of finalists’ work provides a fascinating snap shot of contemporary sculpture.

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2017
Photograph: Simon Peter Fox. Courtesy Deakin University Art Gallery

Deakin University Burwood Library Gallery Space
Foyer Building V, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
Free admission.
Daily 8.30 to 8.00.
To Oct 19 Portraits From The Collection. A portrait is a work of art that traditionally focuses on the face of a person, allowing the artist to reveal their own insight into the subject depicted. In many ways, a portrait can be like a mirror, in that it reflects as much about the artist as it does about the subject. The sitter, the artist and the rapport between the two, as well as the setting, the costumes and the choice of materials, all contribute to capturing a precise expression that will remain preserved for eternity. This exhibition presents traditional and contemporary approaches to portraiture in a diverse range of mediums and formats. All works are from the Deakin University Art Collection, including some rarely seen on public display before. Curated by Claire Muir, Art Collection Officer, Deakin University.

Christian Thompson, Othering the Ethnologist, Augustus Pitt Rivers, 2016
Courtesy the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne and Deakin University Art Gallery

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5)
1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Oct 15 Down the Rabbit Hole by Clare Dunstan (Tog & Pini) and Sarah Hardy (Popcorn Blue).
Oct 18 to Nov 19 Nillumbik Artists Open Studios – experience the diversity of the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios Program before their open studio weekends on Nov 17 and 18 and 24 and 25.

Gate 6 Gallery
Gate 6, Cardinia Street, Berwick 3806.
Free entry.
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 7 to 28 (opening Sat Oct 6, 4-5.30pm) Imagine paintings by Katie Rowe and Elaine Kimber.

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).
To Oct 14 Our World a group exhibition by Sunbury Art Society.
Oct 18 to Dec 30 Tree Project by Heather Hesterman.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 7 Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston.
To Nov 11 Heide I: House of Ideas.
To Feb 24, 2019 Sweeney Reed and Strines Gallery.
Also, Meditation on a Bone: Albert Tucker Beyond the Modern.
From Oct 13 Danica Chappell: Thickness of Time.
Oct 27 to March 24, 2019 Mirka Mora: Pas De Deux – Drawing and Dolls.

Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 16 to Nov 15 Present Tense by Silvi Kadillari – a collection of photographs detailing life in Dandenong.

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.
Oct 13 to Nov 25 (opening with winners announcements Fri Oct 12, 6-8pm) Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change – the gallery’s annual contemporary art prize featuring 33 works by shortlisted artists from across Australia, inspired by the theme of art for social change.
Artist talk: Sat Oct 20, 2pm.

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 Oct 6 Slippery When – an exhibition that tries to get a grip on slipperiness as a concept. Featuring a range of works that depict or employ slippery materials or surfaces, Slippery When is about slipperiness as a material quality, slipperiness as an experience, an interaction between surfaces, and slipperiness as an adjective that can describe people and personalities as much as physical objects.

James Bonnici, Sam 2, 2017, oil on linen, 36 x 31cm. Courtesy the artist, Lindberg Galleries and Manningham Art Gallery

Oct 17 to Nov 10 Nature in Art – a survey of natural history illustrations by members of the Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre’s Nature in Art group. This exhibition highlights the inherent beauty and magic of nature, combining artistic vision with scientific accuracy in stunningly beautiful images that also serve to spur greater interest in the maintenance of the natural world.

Renée Garling, Mt. Hotham (detail), 2017, linocut print on cotton rag, hand coloured with watercolour, 30 x 30cm
Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

Also, In Your Own Plot asks a group of emerging printmakers to take a closer look at the flora and fauna within their immediate environment – namely, the land (or space) on which their homes sit. Featuring new works that engage unique elements of the artists’ homes, the exhibition is about appreciating the beauty as much as the ugliness, the consistencies, patterns and changes that exist within the spaces we spend so much of our lives in.

David Reynolds, Banksia serrata (detail), 2017, watercolour on paper, 70 x 54cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
Courtesy the artist and Manningham Art Gallery

Maroondah Access 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.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Sept 29 to Nov 18 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.
Also, Valery Sparks.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 18 Anne Ferran: Intimate Journals. This photographic series, and limited edition book ‘Artistís Library’ evolved from time spent by Anne Ferran exploring the special character of Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s personal library located in the Bundanon Homestead. Ferran is one of Australia’s leading photographic artists. A Bundanon Trust travelling exhibition.
Also, Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds. Catherine Truman’s practice incorporates contemporary jewellery, objects, digital image and film installation with a focus upon the parallels between artistic process and scientific method. Investigating Truman’s 20 years of collaborative practice at the nexus of art and science, this exhibition is an important retrospective of the multiple engagements Truman has had working with scientists over this time as well as featuring a new body of work. A JamFactory Icon 2017 touring exhibition .

TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100. Adults $10, seniors $8, concession $5, free entry for children aged 12 and under.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and all public hols.
Visit website for public programs and events.
To Nov 6 TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form.

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 Sun, Mon and public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
To Oct 13 Gallery 1: Travelling Exhibition: The unsuspected wealth of daily life.

Hoa Nguyen, Travelling Exhibition, digital image, Hanoi, Vietnam
Courtesy the artist and Walker Street Gallery

Gallery 2: Southern Roots Exhibition, curated by Katherine Gailer.

Katherine Gailer, Hia De La Tierra,  Daughter of Earth, oil and genuine gold leaf on linen, 61 x 61cm
Courtesy the artist and Walker Street Gallery

Oct 18 to Nov 24 (opening Thurs Oct 18, 6.30pm) Gallery 1: Home – Elyas Alvi, Zia Atahi, Lobsan Dhoyou, Mirwais Janbaz, Tadros Hanna and Amir Tehrami Homa.

Zia Atahi, Untitled, 2017, digital image. Courtesy the artist and Walker Street Gallery

Gallery 2: They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories From Detention – an exhibition made up of dozens of short video and audio stories, based on the book of the same name.

They Cannot Take The Sky: Stories From Detention. Courtesy 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 Nov 3 Boyd & Davey – after 20 years of creative collaboration, friends Kevin Boyd and Philip Davey join forces in this inspiring exhibition of ceramics and landscapes. Both artists draw from an impressive body of work. More recently, artworks created together and apart reveal the influences each artist has borne on one another.

Philip Davey, Landscape, 2016. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Whitehorse ArtSpace

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

Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 7 Winery Viewing Gallery: The Stillest Hour: Reimagining Victoria’s Highland Forests by Chris Taylor.
To Nov 18 Main Gallery: Organic Plastic by Carolyn Cardinet.
First Floor Gallery: Winner of the YouthArt 2018 Yering Station Art Gallery Award – Tessa Hubble.
Oct 28 to Dec 9 Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards – various artists featuring indoor and outdoor sculpture across the grounds of Yering Station.