April 2019 Listings
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Federation Square CBD
Art at St Francis
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.c
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
April 16 to May 14 (opening Thurs April 18, 6-8pm) So Far Away a series of photographs by Zia Atahi – an ongoing project taken in Indonesia and Melbourne.
Australian By Design
The Terrence John Hadler Gallery
Room 303e, 3rd Floor, Lift 1 opposite the Hopetoun Tea Rooms,
The Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-9883. Terrence 0404-699-033.
Open daily. Featuring an extensive collection of work by Terrence Hadler who is a recognised Australian artist specialising in scenes of the Outback and the rivers of Australia. His paintings range in size from miniatures to very large pieces utilising the colours of this great land. Hadler’s art is represented nationally and internationally and is exclusive to Australian By Design. He is in attendance regularly, please call to enquire.
Deakin Downtown Gallery
Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square,
727 Collins Street, Melbourne 3008.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
April 8 to May 17 Ralph Rogers: Byamee, Brewarrina. Baranbinja artist, Ralph Rogers, explores his cultural and ancestral connections to Brewarrina and the history of aqua culture associated with the area. Stories about the creator Byamee, which are central to the kinship of the Baranbinja and Ngemba people of North West New South Wales, are deeply and vibrantly expressed. The Torch supports current and former Indigenous offenders in Victoria through its Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program. The program provides art, cultural and arts vocational support to Indigenous men and women who are greatly over represented in the criminal justice system. Opportunities to create new pathways through art and culture and reduce recidivism are central to the program. Curated by Kent Morris, The Torch.
Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 28 Undercurrent a solo exhibition by Bangerang artist, Peta Clancy.
Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
Open by appt.
To make an appointment, or request an invite to 2019 viewings and events email, or call the gallery.
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 30 Darren Sylvester: Carve A Future, Devour Everything, Become Something.
To July 14 From Bark To Neon. Also, Top Arts 2019.
To July 28 Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations Of Australian Art.
Now Showing Modern Australian Women: Works From A Private Collection.
Also, The Joseph Brown Collection, and NGV Australian Art Collection.
Pan Pacific Melbourne
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3000.
To May 29 MASTERS OF WATERCOLOUR: The Wonderful World of Watercolour – 15 award-winning artists showcase the skill and discipline of the medium through a range of paintings illustrating the unique way each interprets the light and colour of their chosen subject matter. Works by Greg Allen, Cynthia Boyle, Julian Bruere, Ted Dansey, Ngaere Donald, Louise Foletta, Andrew Gemmill, Margaret Gurney, Ev Hales, Amanda Hyatt, Jan Martin, Herman Pekel, Clive Sinclair, Ying Tang and Joseph Zbukvic. For enquiries and sales, contact Jacqueline Taylor OAM 0418-357-814.
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
Free admission. Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
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April 12 to June 1 Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia. When it comes to ways in which artists address ecological issues, actions can be big or small – it’s the action that is important however subtle. In the face of complex environmental problems this exhibition examines how artistic response combined with gentle activism can result in a rich legacy and empower further actions in the community. Artists: Arahmaiani, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Made Bayak, Yu Fang Chi, Ishan Khosla, Pradyumna Kumar, Pushpa Kumari, Mandy Ridley, Ryoko Kose, Armin Linke, Ly Hoàng Ly, James Nguyen, Sherman Ong, Sarker Protick, Fitri Ranatarya, Khvay Samnang, Gigi Scaria, Lizzy Simpson, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Tintin Wulia and Bo Zheng. Curated by Helen Rayment with Thao Nguyen.
Also, The Living Lab – Keg de Souza, Lucien Alperstein, Arahmaiani, Rhett D’Costa, Elia Nurvista and Stephen Loo. Curated by Marnie Badham and Francis Maravillas.
Public Programs: Fri April 12, 12.30-1.30pm – Artist talk: Arahmaiani, Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan and Mandy Ridley. Fri May 3, 12.30-1.30pm – Artist talk: Lizzy Simpson. Thurs May 9, 5.30-6.30pm – Art action and ecology panel: MC Dr Alban Mannisi. Mon May 13, 12.30-1.30pm – Curators’ talk: Helen Rayment & Thao Nguyen, Marnie Badham and Francis Maravillas. Fri May 17, 12.30-1.30pm – Artist talk: Ryoko Kose and James Nguyen. Thurs May 23, 5-6.30pm – Performance: Made Bayak. Tues May 28, 12.30-1.30pm – Talk: Dr Alban Mannisi and Bjorn Low.
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To April 27 The Passengers by Peter Atkins.
West End Art Space
137 Adderley Street, West Melbourne 3003.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
March 26 to April 28 Change Rooms in your Mind for a Day by Fran O’Neill.
ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Shifting Light by Lydia Wegner.
April 16 to May 18 (opening Tues April 16, 6-8pm) Wild Life, Australia by Anne Zahalka. This exhibition is part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019.
Nicholas Building, 714/37 Swanston Street
(enter via Cathedral Arcade lifts, cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
March 27 to April 13 The League For Human Integrity – The Melbourne Chapter by Bianca Tainsh.
Also, When You Have Friends Think You Have Treasures by Haydn Allen.
April 17 to May 4 Objects In Motion by Torin Francis.
Also, The Man With 1000 Faces – Part 2 by Katayoun Javan.
Watson Place, off Flinders Lane behind Supernormal, Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for exhibition program.
Flinders Lane Gallery
Level 1, Nicholas Building,
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Gallery 1 and 2: Reflections by Belynda Henry.
April 16 to May 4 Gallery 1: Levitate by Agneta Ekholm.
Gallery 2: Floating Point by Jamin.
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
April 2 to 27 On Beauty painting by Robbie Harmsworth. Read more…
Also, I’m not a Robot painting by Fiona Colin.
April 30 to May 18 UNFOLDING drawing by Michael Pearce.
Also, Primal painting by Janice Gobey.
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.
April 3 to 27 Parallel Universe, curated by Felicity Spear.
Southbank Sth Melbourne
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
April 6 to June 16 Influential Australian Artist Series 2019: Tom Nicholson: Public Meeting – exploring the relationship between history, collective actions and their traces, internationally regarded Melbourne artist Tom Nicholson works with historical materials and the visual languages of art and politics. With an insistence on acts of imagination, solidarity and justice, Nicholson creates new narratives informed by listening, taking account and giving voice to others. A common motif within his work is the notion of the public monument, its weight, authority and finality, and also its ability to be questioned, reconfigured and reimagined. Public Meeting, curated by ACCA’s Artistic Director Max Delany, is the first large-scale exhibition to survey Nicholson’s acclaimed drawing, sculptural and social art practice, and brings together key projects from 1999 to the present, alongside new commissions, including Towards a monument to ‘Batman’s Treaty’ 2013-19, Gorge photograph, 13 September 1939, 2017-19, Evening shadows 2011-19 and Comparative monument (Shellal) 2014-17. The exhibition is complemented by a major new monograph ‘Tom Nicholson: Lines Towards Another’, published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, in association with ACCA, Melbourne and IMA, Brisbane. Originally trained in drawing, a tradition that deeply informs his practice, Tom Nicholson is one of the most prominent Australian artists on the international stage, and has been included in major international exhibitions including Gwangju Biennale, 2018; Biennale of Sydney, 2006 and 2018; The National, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2017; Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK, 2016; Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, 2015; the Qalandiya International, West Bank and Gaza, 2012, 2014 and 2016; Shanghai Biennale 2012; among others.
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
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.
To May 3 Artists in Residence 2018 – Alterfact Studios, Chloe Bensahel (USA), Carolyn Cardinet, Rute Chaves (Portugal/Germany), Martina Copley, Sai-Wai Foo, Anne Graham (NSW), Bronwyn Hack, Melanie Irwin, Simone Kennedy (SA), Britt Salt and Siying Zhou. In 2018, 13 Australian and international artists spent time immersed in the unique studio environment of the ATW as part of the annual Artist in Residence program. Open to artists working in any medium, and at any stage of their career, this residency program encourages rich cultural exchange between contemporary artists and ATW weavers. This exhibition celebrating the works that the 2018 Artists in Residence created during their time at the ATW. From ceramics, sculptures, video, textiles, drawings and more, this exhibition celebrates a diversity of artistic disciplines and approaches.
Cnr Dodds Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 8.00.
The new purpose-built home for the Michael Buxton Collection of contemporary art.
To July 7 National Anthem, and A New Order.
Lynn Jaanz Art Gallery
Level 1, 216 York Street, South Melbourne 3205.
Curator: Anne Ioannou. International artist Lynn Jaanz and guest artist advertised.
Viewing by appt: email Curator@lynnjaanzartgallery.com
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
April 5 to May 11 (opening Thurs April 4, 5.30-7.30pm) Lin Onus – the work of Yorta Yorta artist and activist Lin Onus is a blend of traditional and contemporary imagery. Photorealist painted landscapes are overlaid with intricate cross hatching to create shimmering surfaces that suggest contrasting understandings of place, time and spirituality.
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Liquid Light: 500 Years Of Venetian Glass.
To April 22, 2018 NGV Architecture Commission: Doubleground by Muir + Openwork.
To April 28 Visions Of Paradise. To July 14 The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift.
To Aug 4 SO – IL: Viewing China.
Carlton Nth Melbourne
Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053.
During exhibitions Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Gateway Building, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne,
100 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052.
Tues and Thurs 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 9 Buangor Exhibition artist Vicky Watts presents a series of acrylic paintings exploring the rugged bushland of Mt Buangor State Park in the aftermath of a controlled burn. These depictions of singed landscapes invoke the regeneration which stems from the blaze.
The Dax Centre
Rear of 30 Royal Parade, Parkville 3010.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00.
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.
To June 7 STIGMA: dismantled, revealed – Jessie Brooks-Dowsett, Simon Crosbie, William Hawkins, Lucy Hotchin, Joanne Morgan, Cornelia Selover and Kylie Steinhardt. Read more…
170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30.
March 28 to April 27 (opening Sat April 6, 2-4pm) Project Space: Lay of the land by Amanda van Gils.
April 6 to 27 (opening Sat April 6, 2-4pm) The Peony Portrait Collection by Sam Michelle.
George Paton Gallery
Second floor, Union House, University of Melbourne 3010.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
April 3 to 12 undoing (or collegially suggested obstructions) – VCA second year Photography students. Closing event: Wed April 10, 5-7pm.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne,
Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets), Parkville 3010.
Director: Kelly Gellatly.
Check website for public programs.
The Larwill Studio
48 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052.
A boutique hotel in Melbourne’s north dedicated to the work of Australian artist David Larwill.
The Meat Market
Meat Market: Stables, 2 Wreckyn Street, North Melbourne 3051.
April 1 to 12 (opening Mon April 1, 7-11pm) People of the Pavement charcoal drawings by Adam Shires. An exhibition on homelessness. Read more…
RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94.2, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 13 Thomas Rentmeister (GER).
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
April 27 to May 5 (opening Fri April 26, 6pm) Faith and Rust paintings and drawings by John Nicholson. Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Enquiries: 0475-791-700. www.flickr.com/photos/johnnicholsondrawings/sets
Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
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 April 18 Malpa Wiru (Good Friends) by Tiger Yaltangki.
Also, Nakarra Nakarra by Kathleen Paddoon, and Voices from the Land I by Judy Holding.
Arena Project Space
2-14 Kerr Street, Fitzroy, 3065
Friday April 12, 5.30 to 9.30pm ‘Maralinga Pieces – Forever on Country’ Art Auction.
This auction will celebrate decades of nuclear resistance, while raising vital funds for our national nuclear-free campaign work. For 40 years we’ve been an important part of a passionate national and international alliance that’s working at all stages of the nuclear chain to protect country and community from this toxic industry. Currently much of our work involves supporting Traditional Owners and local communities in the firing line for a national nuclear waste dump in South Australia, and fighting to stop the development of uranium mines in Western Australia. This event will feature a live auction, a silent auction, and a selection of great raffle prizes. Visit the website for more info or contact Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org with enquiries. Artists who would like to donate to the cause can register to donate artwork here.
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 14 A bigger picture by Terry Matassoni.
Also, A year in the studio by Philip Davey.
April 30 to May 19 Stradbroke Island by June Tupicoff.
Also, 300 years of Japanese woodblock prints and the Japanese picture book – Gallery East in association with Australian Galleries.
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 14 About the land a group exhibition.
April 30 to May 19 Thornton Walker.
Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM. Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
April 13 to May 25 Wurrung. In celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, an exhibition of original limited edition prints by 2018 APW Collie Printmaking Fellowship recipient, Vicki Couzens, together with a selection of works created in a community workshop with APW Printers by Graham Braybon, Gina Bundle, Marlee Bundle, Kaitlyn Healy, Lee Healy, Jade Kennedy, Brett Lee and Julie Saylor-Briggs.
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 , 0413-584-829.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
April 3 to 14 G1: Sarah Jane Lightfoot and Georgina Proud.
G2: Nikki Coffelt.
G3: Polly Hollyoak, Andrea Hughes and Olga Tsara.
April 17 to 28 G1: Rachel King.
G2: Molly Stephenson.
Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
Fax (03) 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.00.
April 13 to May 25 (opening Sat April 13, 2-4pm) Warakurna – a selection of artworks by Nancy Tjungupi Carnegie, Neville Niypula Mcarthur, Esther Giles, George Ward Tjungurrayi, Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Cynthia Burke and Elaine Lane. Chapman & Bailey in conjunction with Warakurna Artists Art Centre.
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
April 6 to May 1 (opening Sat April 6, 5-7pm) The Seeker by Bart Sanciolo. Italian-born sculptor Sanciolo presents a new body of figurative and linear sculptures alongside works on paper and paintings. The exhibition will be opened by Robert Nelson.
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.
To April 3 Bright Star.
April 4 to 25 (opening Thurs April 4, 6pm) Nostalgia. Nostalgia has been defined as ‘a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to, or of some past period or irrecoverable condition’. We asked artists ‘when you hear the word ‘Nostalgia’, what do you think of?’
April 26 to May 10 (opening Fri April 26, 6-8pm) Suburban Oasis – Thou Art Mum – a group exhibition featuring works from 12 Melbourne artists that have created a visual interpretation of their own ‘Suburban Oasis’.
Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Fri, 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
April 10 to 28 Backcountry by Dan Kyle. Read more…
Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Publishers and dealers in limited-edition fine-art prints.
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
April 4 to 28 G1: Fitzroy Painting Studio Exhibition a curated selection of recent paintings.
G2: Landscapes by John Renkin.
G3: Inland by Wendy Havard & Jacqui Christians.
Closed for Easter April 19 to 25.
123a Gipps Street
(cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 7 Otto Boron, Merrian Dennis, Elizabeth Colbert and Malini Maunsell.
To April 28 Bathi – baskets from the Arnhem weavers.
March 27 to April 28 Nina Ryan, Mark Seabrook and Asa Letourneau.
April 10 to May 12 Rosemary Harris-Arnott, Steve May, Vietta Korren-Steele and Aneta Bozic.
Victorian Artists’ Society
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
Mon to Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
Curator: Victor Griss.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00. Office: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 14 Gallery one: The Second Homecoming by Elif Sezen.
Gallery two: The Correspondence of Noticing – Elyss McCleary, Margaret McIntosh, Hannah Smith, Anna Steele and Mignon Steele.
April 27 to May 26 Gallery one: Backdrop – Laura Delaney, Alanna Lorenzon and Lisa Stewart. Gallery two: A Tree’s Worth – Selena De Carvalho, Office of Other Spaces, Aviva Reed, Scale Free Network, Sofia Sabbagh and Damien Wright.
Langford120 and Langford Consulting
PO Box 88, Brunswick South 3055.
Directors: Irene Barberis (0433-138-058) and Wilma Tabacco (0417-517-822).
Projects for 2019 will be listed as they arise.
Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 7 Something inherent to nature – Claudia Terstappen, Natalie Ryan and Laura Carthew. April 11 to 28 Scorpio Heaven by Miranda J Millen and Jordyn McGeachin.
From April 11, 6pm Red Cross Road – Christine McFetridge, Jack Cannon, Imogene Hage Nebyl and Jake Nemirovsky.
Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
April 6 to 27 Works by Julie Irving, Allan Mitelman, Aida Tomescu and Michael Taylor.
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.
To April 22 A4 Art Australia, as part of Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Herring Island (Melway 2MC2).
To May 23 at Decoy Café & Gallery, 303 Exhibition Street: Contemporary Showcase 24.
Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info).
Every weekend to April 22. Including Easter Mon April 22.
The gallery is open 11.30am to 4.30pm and Parks Vic’s punt service operates from Como landing 11am to 5pm. To April 22 A4 Art Australia – National exhibition of A4 sized artworks.
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
April 9 to May 4 As the light falls by David Keeling. Part of ART=CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019, a socially-engaged festival of exhibitions, theatre works, keynote lectures, events and artist talks considering climate change impacts and the challenges and opportunities arising from climate change. Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Glenn Barkley, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Gunter Christmann, Julia Ciccarone, Brenda L. Croft, Harry Dixon Mptyane, Riley Dixon, Julie Dowling, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Michelle Grabner (US), Malaluba Gumana, Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dale Hickey, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, David Keeling, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Kevin Lincoln, Song Ling, Travis MacDonald, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Noel McKenna, Sean Meilak, Samuel Namunjdja, Lena Nyadbi, Martin Parr (UK), Angelina Pwerle, Hu Qinwu (CN), Steven Rendall, Andreas Ruthi (CH), Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Wolpa Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).
Sophie Gannon Gallery
2 Albert Street, Richmond 3121.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
March 27 to April 13 After August by Guy Maestri. Read more…
Steven Print Gallery
(map ref 14-L) 208 Church Street,
near Bridge Rd, Richmond 3121.
Mon- Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.30.
Tanja Karl: the Boathouse Series is a release of four hand pulled serigraphs in limited edition of 25, made in collaboration with printmaker Laurence Crooks.Conceived on the floor of an old boat shed, Karl’s narratives deal with moments of life on the waterfront, with people and place and the stories that lie beneath them. www.tanjakarl.com
Women’s Art Register
Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Member organisation with information on 5,000+ women artists.
Supported by the City of Yarra.
Yarra Sculpture Gallery (YSG)
Contemporary Sculptors Association (CSA)
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 4 to 24 YSG is hosting the beautiful recycled installation artworks of Elsie Preston, called ‘Operation’. Sarah Summers with her depictions of walking home in the dark with an ‘Evening spread against my eyes’, a series of paintings and drawings. Also, Tony O’Connor with “Thoughts in Miniature” miniature people and scenes debating the humorous side to life, and Sound Forum #2, featuring from France, Xavier Exomene with his graphic sound-art film called The Synaesizer. Curated by Lee-Ann Joy.
Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran
Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12)
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
March 29 to April 13 BLOOM. A showcase of the new, Alternating Current Art Space proudly presents its inaugural Graduate Award exhibition BLOOM. Comprised of Honours’ and Masters’ graduates from RMIT University, the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University, the exhibition looks to highlight the diversity in contemporary arts practice today. Featuring artists Rowand Taylor, Te’ Claire, Georgie North, Nathan Stolz, Eliza Cotton and Madison Elrick.
637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141.
The Olsen is an elegant hotel with suites featuring lyrical works of Australian landscape artist John Olsen.
9 Ellis Street, South Yarra 3141.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
March 30 to April 27 (opening Sat March 30, 4-6pm) Sam Martin, and Tia Ansell.
509 High Street, Prahran 3181.
Director: Tamsin Buic.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt.
April 10 to 28 (opening Thurs April 11, 6-8pm) Caminos by John Ford. Ford takes us on his personal journey through the progression of his work into abstraction and the formative influence of his connection with Spain. Opening with guest speaker, Dr Frank Heckes, with a talk on abstraction.
St Kilda Elwood Brighton
(map ref Melway 67 F10)
cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
March 30 to May 12 Yang Yongliang – one of China’s most exciting contemporary artists, Yongliang’s work combines the visual language of ancient Chinese scroll painting with digital technologies to create poetic yet disquieting works. The large-scale projection ‘Endless stream’ (2016) depicts a classically sublime landscape that is contaminated by an endless stream urban development.
March 30 to May 19 Katherine Hattam: The history pictures. The history pictures includes three major series of work that re-envisage and re-write the male-dominant stories, myths and beliefs that have had an impact on Hattamís journey as a female artist.
8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
April 24 to May 17 (opening Wed April 24, 6-8pm) Wired by Ros Winkler, and Aquatica by Greg Elms.
Carlisle Street Arts Space
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Thurs 8.30 to 7.00.
April 10 to May 15 Morphogen paintings by Susan Camilleri, inspired by brilliantly coloured and unusually shaped microscopic organisms magnified millions of times.
Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Tue-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To April 28 Linden Art Prize 2019 – Andrew Atchison, Farnaz Dadfar, Jaye Early, Tammy Law, Shane Nicholas, Pie Rankine, Geoff Robinson and Siying Zhou.
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.
Through April a group exhibition of represented artists.
18-24 Down Street, Collingwood 3066.
Mon-Fri by appt.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art.
Supporting Australian artists.
Museum + Sculpture Garden
92 Bourke Road, East Malvern 3145.
Tues, Thurs 1.00 to 3.00 and second Sun of every month 1.00 to 4.00, or groups by appt.
Sat April 6, 5-7pm Twilight Umbrella.
Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8)
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 3 to 27 (opening Wed April 3, 6-8pm) Southern Highlands Print Exchange. The Southern Highlands Printmakers and the Firestation Print Studio Printmakers create new works responding to one another’s print practices.
May 1 to 18 (opening Sat May 4, 4-6pm) Flying Fish & I by Margaret Marks.
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.
April 3 to 6 Back to Land: Face to Sea by Marisa Avano www.marisaavano.com
Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 13 Almost With You by Todd Hunter.
Also, Gleam by Vanessa Stockard.
Studio Gallery Melbourne
1238 High Street, Armadale 3143.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
April 12 to May 12 Synergy collaborative works by Brad Teodoruk and Neil Tomkins. Read more…
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
To May 4 opening the 2019 exhibition calendar is artist Cyrus Tang who is the latest addition to the Ten Cubed 2 Collection. Ten Cubed began collecting Tang in 2016 with the acquisition of the Children’s Encyclopaedia series and has continued to collect her photographic and sculptural works throughout 2017 and 2018. Tang is a Melbourne-based artist who was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 2003. She works with photomedia, mixed-media, video and installation. Her practice explores the beauty of various materials by incorporating permanent and ephemeral materials like clay, ash, water, steam and human hair, which develop a visual representation reflecting on the notion of nostalgia, memory and absence. Subtly traversing across the boundary between the past and the present, Tang’s works capture the transition from disappearance into remembrance and fantasy which was described by the artist herself as ‘a phantasmic site of loss’. Cyrus Tang is currently represented by ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.
East & West Art
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A Selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.
To April 20 The Great Outdoors ñ Visions of Landscape – selected works from the stockroom.
Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
March 30 to May 4 (opening Sat March 30, 2-4pm) City Shadows Exhibition by stencil artist Ralf Kempken.
Ladder Art Space
81 Denmark Street, Kew 3101.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
April 3 to May 4 (opening Wed April 3, 6-8pm) Continua by Jen Behrend.
Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To May 5 Delineation – highlights the diverse world of contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The featured artists employ various ways of using lines, continually challenging our expectations between an object and its representation. The results are experimental, sculptural, animated and altogether exciting for the eye to behold. Featuring Godwin Bradbeer, Todd Fuller, Hannah Quinlivan, Cameron Robbins, Carmel Seymour and Kylie Stillman.
Town Hall Gallery – Community Exhibition: April 9 to May 5 Piecing Together… by Katherine Marmaras – explores decoration as art and art as decoration by abstracting visual motifs, colours, patterns and textures found in interiors and textiles. Through the collage of repurposed materials and mixed media, Marmaras examines how decoration and interiors evoke childhood memories and transport us to a place in our past which may have been ‘home’ or another place familiar and loved.
May 11 to June 30 Sounds Like. – Roger Alsop, Vicky Browne, Megan Alice Clune, Julian Day and Camille Robinson.
Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
March 28 to April 17 Time – Glen Eira Artists Society.
Also, Making our Mark – Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat by appt or during exhibitions 1.00 to 5.00.
Specialists in Australian colonial, impressionist, modern, contemporary and Indigenous painting, sculpture and decorative art. Sourcing European masterworks on request.
To April 27 Andrew Sayers: Defining the Artist – a series of gouaches exploring the artist and his response to the natural environment. Forthcoming Innovative Women – celebrating Australian women artists who lead the way by challenging traditions, exploring new ideas and influencing the direction of Australian art.Artworks are currently being sought for inclusion in this exhibition. Please contact that gallery for artwork considerations and to receive an invitation.
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
Building D, Ground Floor,
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
Melbourne Studio of Art
544 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick 3185.
Art classes, art supplies and gallery. Day and evening courses for beginners and advanced students. Plus regular Sunday workshops. Classes include Painting, Drawing, Life Drawing, Abstract, Portraiture, Sculpture. Enrol now for Term 2. From April 1 The Nature of Colour by Cathy Usatoff.
Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University,
Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
www.monash.edu.au/muma Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Shapes of Knowledge – eight projects from artists, collectives and organisations from across Australia and the globe to reflect on the different platforms, spaces and timeframes in which knowledge is produced and shared.
Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (including public hols, except Dec 24 and 25).
April 19 to May 27 (opening Sun April 28, 2-4pm) Alexander Pinkster, Helen M White and Rose Hainal.
ArtSpace at Realm
Ringwood Town Square,
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 5.00.
Belgrave Creative Space
1658a Burwood Highway, Belgrave 3160.
Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Space for hire: workshops, forums, exhibitions, classes, private tuition, performances, rehearsals and art projects.
Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To April 21 Metal Transformations sculpture by Issa Ouattara.
April 26 to June 1 Tree Fern Potters.
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 7.30, Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Call for w’end hours.
April 6 to May 5 (opening Thurs April 11, 6-8pm) Blue Light by Brett Ashby.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 5 Healing Practices featuring Duha Ali, Zaiba Khan, Justine Youssef, Stanislava Pinchuk and Katie West. Curated by Rachel Ciesla. Exhibition Mentor: Emily Cormack.
Also, Those Monuments Don’t Know Us featuring Khadim Ali, Timmah Ball, Hayley Millar-Baker, Phuong Ngo, James Nguyen, Nabilah Nordin, Diego Ramirez, Priya Srinivasan, TextaQueen and Siying Zhou. Curated by Andy Butler. Read more…
Deakin University Art Gallery at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions, closed public hols.
April 10 to May 17 Andrew Rogers: Evolution From Maquettes to Major Sculptures 1996-2019. Whether it be one of the massive stone structures for the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world, or a large-scale public sculpture in metal, every work has its genesis in an idea that is brought to life in a maquette. This exhibition explores the journey of an artwork from Maquette to Major Sculpture through an exhibition of the work of Andrew Rogers, titled Evolution. This exhibition of maquettes and sculptures will be framed by installation images of his large-scale public works. Andrew Rogers is a leading contemporary Australian artist whose work is exhibited in major galleries across Australia and internationally. His work can be found in prominent public and private collections around the world. Curated by Leanne Willis, Deakin University.
Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5)
1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
April 4 to May 6 Creative Minds – Nillumbik 2018 VCE Art & Studio Arts Students. This diverse exhibition will inspire everyone and provide an insight into the creative minds of our young 2018 VCE Art students. Check the website for opening details www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/ELCG.
Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
(map ref Melway 386E-F7)
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
(refer to website).
To April 14 Then Came Roses new work by Catalina Billikopf Mujica and Heba Moubarak.
April 18 to June 23 One new paintings by Anthony Bertucci.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 23 Isadora Vaughan: Gaia not the Goddess.
To July 21 John Gollings: Spirit of Place.
To Sept 15 Apocalyptic Horse.
From April 6 Temptation to Co-Exist: Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley.
Ongoing Heide I: House of Ideas.
(map ref Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 2 to May 19 (opening Fri April 5, 6-8pm) Without Fail – Tully Arnot, Chris Dolman, Danielle Reynolds, Matthew Harris and Tania Smith, and Reflections by Fiona Morgan – the design and implementation of Morgan’s wall works take inspiration from the architectural features against which they are displayed.
Also, Anecdotal Evidence is a collaborative installation by Melbourne-based artists and educators, Kym Maxwell and Ali McCann.
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
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 arts and cultural exhibitions and events by professional and community artists.
Kosnar’s Picture Framing
488 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale 3020.
We offer a large range of frame styles for the artist and collector.
Expert advice in framing design for all types of artwork.
Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC²),
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 17 to May 11 Stratified Perspective – a group exhibition presenting works that employ layering and contrast, whether with colour, texture, material, shape and/or form. Invoking the concept of rock strata, the exhibition will engage how we perceive, identify and mark difference. Featuring work from artists Roger Byrt, Jenny John, Jacob Leary and Wayne Viney.
Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2019 – entries now open. A $10,000 acquisitive award open to artists from across Victoria. Visit www.manningham.vic.gov.au/ceramic-award for more information and to enter. Entries close 5pm, Fri June 21.
Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate,
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
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.
To May 12 Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild.
Also, Katrin Koenning: swell. Presented as part of the CLIMARTE Festival: ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019.
Montsalvat, Long Gallery
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham 3095.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
May 1 to 26 (opening night Thurs May 2, 6.30-8.30pm, all welcome) Thou Art Mum – Out of the Blue – is an exhibition of more than 40 works created by its member artists united by the colour blue. Out of the Blue opens up possibilities for the expansive array of art that this diverse group cohesively displays. Free entry.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 5 In the Valley is an exhibition that highlights the beauty and fragility of our natural environment. Observing and documenting the changing landscape of significant areas of the Mornington Peninsula, artists Rosie Weiss, Jean Langley, Merryn Lloyd, Christine Lloyd, Michael Favaloro and Siri Hayes reveal their personal connections to the landscape and the strong links to place that exists across generations. An MPRG Exhibition presented as part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival.
Also, Cameron Robbins: Solar Loggerheads – this is a large-scale drawing instrument that brings together conflicting forces of creation and destruction. Locked in a continuous spin cycle, two opposing kinetic armatures draw and erase across the same flat surface.
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios
May 4 to 5 Nillumbik Artists Open Studios weekend featuring Kate Hudson, Chris Pittard, Mary Lou Pittard, Wendy Hicks, Linda MacAulay, Sue McFarland, Glynis Brown, Clare Dunstan, Jacquie Hacansson, Jack Latti, Artek Halpern-Laurence, Deborah Halpern, Annette Nobes, Nerina Lascelles, Bruce Mckay, Ona Henderson, Syd Tunn, Tim Read, Jess Jarvie, Jacquie Campbell, Sandra Nicolaides, Simon Cross, Stephanie Davies, Mel Rayski-Mati, Harry Zed Hughes, Melissa Thomas, Mark Wotherspoon, Fionna Madigan, Judy Trembath, Sharon Edwards, Lynne Godina-Orme and Susan Elizabeth Woodfall. For more information and to find out about NAOS workshops visit artistsopenstudios.com.au Studios open from 10.00 to 5.00.
645 Gilbert Road, Reservoir 3073.
Director: Camillo DeLuca.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
April 6 to 27 (opening Sat April 6, 3-5pm) After Image works on paper by Julie Bradley.
TarraWarra Museum of Art
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, and all public hols.
To May 19 Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers.
Also, Thought Patterns: Selected Works from the Collection, and Katie West: Clearing.
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Conc. $5. Free entry for children aged 12 and under.
Trocadero Art Space
Level 1, 119 Hopkins Street, Footscray 3117.
Wed to Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
April 3 to 20 (opening Wed April 3, 6-9pm) Aporia by Nathan Stolz. Concerned with notions of identity and place, Aporia is a photographic series that explores a complicated constellation of gender, class and race. Oscillating between the twin poles of intimacy and distance, the series interrogates the tension at the heart of this ancient land yet still-young nation’s identity crisis. www.nathanstolz.com/news/aporia
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
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 April 13 She – features works by emerging female artists, staged to coincide with International Women’s Day. The exhibition celebrates the talents of these artists and gives them a launching pad as they embark on their careers after study. The 2019 exhibition includes sculpture by Chisholm TAFE graduate Karen Crawford, paintings of a noir suburbia by VCA graduate Letisha Hirniak, installed ethereal works by Monash University graduate Brooke Hyrons, drawing by RMIT graduate Madeleine Joy Dawes, and works on paper by Monash University graduate Zee Mazloum. She has been held at Walker Street Gallery for the past 17 years, with the last three years focusing on graduate artists.
Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
April 11 to June 15 The History of the Built World: John Gollings. John Gollings is Australia’s pre-eminent photographer of the built environment. For the past 50 years he has been synthesising his joint interests in photography and architecture to explore the cultural construction of social spaces. This, the first major survey of Gollings photographic practice, is a Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition.
Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 7 Main Gallery: High Blue / Middle Orange: The West MacDonnell Ranges and The Centre by Steve Freestone.
To April 14 Winery Viewing Gallery: The Stillest Hour: Reimagining Victoria’s Highland Forests II by Chris Taylor.
April 10 to May 19 Main Gallery: Crooked Roads to Forgotten Places by Graham Jones.