October 2019 Listings

NSW art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.

Newcastle Central Coast

Gallery 139
Online and pop-up exhibitions during 2019
Director: Ahn Wells.
Oct 3 to 20 Gallery 139 presents A Painter’s Journey by Malcolm Sands at Newcastle ArtSpace, Newcastle.
Oct 30 to Nov 3 Gallery 139 presents Dino Consalvo at Duckrabbit, Sydney.

Malcolm Sands, Broken Back, 2019, oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Dino Consalvo , Merewether rocks, en plein air study, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4304-7550.
Free entry.
Daily 9.30 to 4.00.
To Nov 3, 2019 Gosford Art Prize.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921 0382.
Fax (02) 4921 0329.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30.
The Gallery will be closed until November for renovations. The Sculpture Park and Awaba House Restaurant Café will remain open. Stay tuned for our grand re-opening celebration.

The Lock-Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 (café open from 8.00am).
Eleven exhibition spaces, Gallery Shop + much-loved-by-locals café.
Free entry, donations always welcomed!

Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100.
Gallery Director: Lauretta Morton.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, seven days during school hols.
To Oct 13 Kilgour Prize 2019.
Also, Introducing: from the collection.

Carlos Barrios, Hanging Around, 2015, oil on linen, 149.5 x 139.5cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Carlos Barrios 2018; Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery

To Nov 3 Robert Dickerson: Off the Canvas.
Oct 26 to Jan 26, 2020 Wish You Were Here: landscapes from the collection.

Robert Dickerson, Girl dancing on the beach (Merewether, Newcastle), 2003, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 92cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2018; Newcastle Art Gallery Collection. Courtesy the artist’s estate and Newcastle Art Gallery

John Glover, View of Mount Olympus and town of Brusa, 1813, oil on canvas, 89.0x 220.8cm. Purchased with assistance from the Newcastle Morning Herald 1971; Newcastle Art Gallery collection

Newcastle ArtSpace Gallery
91 Chinchen Street, Tighes Hill 2297.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Oct 25 to Nov 19 Reimagining The Canon – this exhibition has moved to The University Gallery see listing below.

The University Gallery and Senta Taft-Hendry Museum of Oceanic Art
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308.
(02) 4921-5255.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 19 Steel Life by Murray McKean.
Oct 25 to Nov 19 Reimagining The Canon – Dr Alison Bell (Scotland), Chris Byrnes, Dr Penny Dunstan, Sarah Edmondson, Helen Hopcroft, Rachel Milne, Dr Annemarie Murland, Dan Nelson, Dr Lucy O’Donnell (England), Marika Osmotherly, Kiera O’Toole (Ireland), Alessia Sakoff, Belinda Street, Lezlie Tilley, Eila Vinwynn, Clare Weeks, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Lee Zaunders and Vera Zulumovski.

Watt Space
Northumberland House, cnr Auckland and King streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office (02) 4921-5188.
Gallery 4921-8733.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 9 to 20 (opening Thurs Oct 10, 6pm) Glitch: Practicing Improper Production In Architecture by Nicholas Flatman (PhD), and Dead Matter – Michael Chapman, Beth George, Nicholas Flatman and Nicholas Foulcher.
Oct 24 to Nov 10 (opening Thurs Oct 24, 6pm) Noteworthy: A Collection of Ordinary Lives by Barbie Procobis (PhD).

Northern Rivers

Bank Art Museum Moree
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
To Oct 26 #MyMoree is a celebration of Moree – the people, the place, the community.

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Nov 30 Still: National Still Life Award 2019 – a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers. Still seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre.

Victoria Reichelt, Corrugated Horror, 2018, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist, THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Gerry Wedd, Vanitas, 2019, ceramics, 20 x 25 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton 2460.
(02) 6642-3177.
Facebook @graftonregionalgallery
Instagram @grafton_regional_gallery
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Oct 20 Moving Histories // Future Projections – female contemporary artists working across screen-based media: Mikala Dwyer & Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore & Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia. Curated by Kelly Doley and Diana Baker-Smith of Barbara Cleveland (formally Brown Council). A dLux MediaArts exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.
To Oct 20 A World in a Looking Glass – the magic and mystery of the everyday is captured in this enchanting exhibition of recent small-scale works by Kendal Murray, Mylyn Nguyen, Leo Robba, Waratah Lahy and Liz Sonntag. Each artist draws our focus through the miniature and captures our attention to find the extraordinary and delight in the unremarkable. Read more…

Tinky. Henry and Tom wished the local cafes would take smashed eggs off the breakfast menu. Fingers crossed they’d be laid off, 2018, mixed media. Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery

To Oct 20 On Any Wednesday presents the fruit of regular ‘Wednesday’ plein air sessions over several years by Jenni Peardon and Stacey Conridge.

Jenni Peardon, Fineflower, 2019, oil. Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
$5 donation.
Tues-Wed and Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Thurs 10.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 13 Idle Worship.
To Oct 20 The Dark Sublime by Emma Walker.
To Nov 17 Comes from the shadow by Jumaadi.
Oct 19 to Dec 1 Chesta Drawz and the Lowboys – an exhibition of fine woodwork by Geoff Hannah and his Students.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 13 Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019. Read more…
Oct 23 to Dec 1 (opening Sat Oct 26, 6pm) Saltwater Freshwater Art Award.

Retrospect Galleries
52 Jonson Street, Byron Bay 2481.
(02) 6680-8825.
Daily 9.30 to 5.30.
Cutting-edge collectable art from established and emerging Australian artists and designers.

Tweed Regional Gallery
& Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road (cnr Tweed Valley Way), Murwillumbah South 2482.
(02) 6670-2790.
Director: Susi Muddiman OAM.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 17 Love. Read more…

Sophia Hewson, Artist kisses subject, 2014, oil on board, 48 x 62.5cm
Private collection. Courtesy the artist, MARS Gallery, Melbourne and Tweed Regional Gallery, New South Wales

Gallery DownTown – Annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery: 1st floor, M-Arts Precinct cnr Brisbane Street and Proudfoots Lane, Murwillumbah 2484.
Mon-Wed and Fri, 9.45 to 3.15, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.

Southern Highlands

Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
The Bowral Art Gallery, home of the Bowral & District Art Society and BDAS workshops.
Sept 28 to Oct 7 John Copes Watercolour Prize.
Oct 17 to 22 Art by 3 – Ceramics/ Paint/Steel – Sue Davidson, Sean Quigley and Barry Miller.

Sue Davidson, Consuela. Courtesy the artist and Bowral Art Gallery

Oct 24 to 29 Awash with Colour IV.

Fiona Fudge, Cranes at Cooley Creek. Courtesy the artist and Bowral Art Gallery

Oct 31 to Nov 5 Whisperings by Jane Wray.

Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Sturt was established in 1941 and is a nationally significant and award winning centre for the teaching, sale, production and exhibition of contemporary Australian craft and design.

South Coast

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2202.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 9 Like This Incense Your Spirit Must Burn: South/East Interference Volume III by Shivanjani Lal.

Shivanjani Lal, Haldi Stained (installation view), 2019, Haldi stained archival photograph. Courtesy the artist and Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Shivanjani Lal, Like this Incense Your Spirit Must Burn (installation view), 2018. Courtesy the artist and Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Duck Print Fine Art
39-41 Wentworth Street , Port Kembla 2505.
(02) 4276-1135.
Prints for sale, workshops available, custom printing + editions.

Escape ArtFest
Milton to Ulladulla
Instagram: escapeartfest
Oct 10 to 13 Escape ArtFest includes exhibitions, The Milton Gallery Walk, artist talks and more. Visit the website for details or call 0406-866-634. Read more…

Basket weaving workshopping
Courtesy Escape ARTfest, New South Wales

Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
(02) 4227-8500.
Fax 4226-5530.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Nov 3 Ken Unsworth: Maquettes and Small Sculptures, curated by Anthony Bond OAM.

Ken Unsworth, Cloud, 1985, wire, river stones. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

To Nov 10 Wollongong Art Gallery Contemporary Watercolour Prize – a biennial acquisitive competition open to artists from around Australia.
To Dec 1 Rosie Deacon: Fashion Forest Seduction – an interactive sensory experience, including costumes, wearables, sculpture, sound and video made by the artist and workshop participants. This project has been supported by Ian Dickson and Reg Holloway.

Tanya Baily, Gums on the Ridge, 2019, watercolour on Fabiano cotton paper – FLOW winner. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410.
Adults $5/Conc. $3. Children under 16 free.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Public hols 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
To Oct 20 Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War – explores the different ways in which Australian modernist artists responded creatively to the war, producing work which sought to comprehend cataclysmic events. It also provides a visual history of the period, revealing the war as a transformative force that altered Australia and the world. The exhibition consists of 88 works of art drawn from the Australian War Memorial’s collection, which forms one of the most diverse and comprehensive accounts of Second World War Australian modernist art.

Russell Drysdale (1912-­1981), Soldier, 1942, oil on hardboard. Courtesy the Australian War Memorial. Courtesy Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Oct 5 to Dec 1 Wendy Tsai: Drawing Kedumba – a collection of drawings, video and embroidery documenting the Kedumba River in Katoomba. The artist considers some of the multi-layered complexities of biodiversity, aboriginal displacement, colonisation, and current land management practices, as well as a solemn recognition of the area’s natural beauty.

Wendy Tsai, McRaes # 6, 2019, charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper, 76 x 89cm. Photograph: Cottontail Press. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Lost Bear Gallery
98 Lurline Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-1220.
Director: Geoff White.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge 2776.
(02) 4751-1067.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the home of The Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969).

Rex-Livingston Art + Objects
182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
Director: David Rex-Livingston.
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues/Wed.

Central Tablelands Western Districts Greater NSW

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 11.00 to 2.00.
Sept 27 to Oct 13 BRAGS Art Fair – a biennial fundraising exhibition celebrating the work of artists from the region. A BRAGS fundraising exhibition.
Oct 18 to Dec 1 Threads Through Art: Australian Artist Tapestries – Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, John Coburn, Marley Dawson, Graham Fransella, Richard Larter, Janet Laurence, Margo Lewers, Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Nell, Sidney Nolan, David Noonan, John Olsen, William Robinson, Gareth Sansom, Luke Sciberras, Arlene Textaqueen and John Wolseley. This exhibition was developed with Australian Tapestry Workshop and features tapestries from public and private collections across Australia. A BRAG exhibition curated by Emma Collerton. Read more…

Nell with Australian Tapestry Workshop weavers: Sue Batten, John Dicks, Pamela Joyce, Let Me Put My Love Into You, 2006, tapestry: wool and cotton, 161 x 300cm. Deutsche Bank Australia Collection. © Australian Tapestry Workshop. Courtesy the artists, Australian Tapestry Workshop and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

Oct 18 to Dec 1 Heather Dunn: Palette of Place. For Bathurst-based textile artist Heather Dunn, location – place – is important. Palette of Place showcases tapestries inspired by the landscape and colours of Hill End. A BRAG Hill End AIR exhibition.
Oct 18 to Dec 1 Camie Lyons: A Physical Response. In 2018 Camie Lyons participated in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program. Taking inspiration from the lives of Hill End’s gold rush era inhabitants, Lyons threw herself into physical making. A BRAG Hill End AIR exhibition.
Oct 18 to Dec 1 Sassy Park: Looking for Gold – Sydney-based artist Sassy Park undertook a Hill End Artist in Residency in May 2019, where she was struck with gold fever. Using the Holtermann Collection as a reference point, Park has created a series of ceramics responding to her time at Hill End. A BRAG Hill End AIR exhibition.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
ëBondií, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Through Oct Scorched pyrography by Sheila Turbefield.
Also, Wild at Heart clay sculpture by Maggie Brockie.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Admission free.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
Sept 28 to Oct 13 Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards 2019, presented by the Cowra Art Group.
Oct 19 to Nov 17 Helen Geier. Through Two Decades – a unique opportunity to view paintings and works on paper produced between 2000 and 2019 by Braidwood-based artist Helen Geier, one of Australia’s most significant artists. Curated by Peter Haynes.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Civic Centre, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, closed Sun and public hols.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery
167 Banna Avenue, Griffith 2680.
(02) 6962-8444.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
Sept 27 to Oct 27 Lakeview Collection: Beguile.
Sept 28 to Oct 27 Jason Richardson: Earthwords & Soundscaping.

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6043-5800.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 10 Certain Realities.
To Dec 1 Beth Peters: REST.
To Dec 15 Kate Rohde: Little Gems.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Cnr Bridge and William streets, Muswellbrook 2333.
(02) 6549-3800.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00, Mon by appt. Closed public hols.

New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM)
106-114 Kentucky Street, Armidale 2350.
(02) 6772-5255.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6393-8136.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
To Oct 13 Matt Ottley: The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness.
Sept 28 to Dec 1 Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt.
Oct 12 to Dec 8 Playback: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018.
Oct 19 to Dec 15 Place: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 12 to Nov 17 Still Life by Tim Snowdon, best known for his ‘unstill’ approach to still life paintings. Imbued with the impression of movement and life, his rich renderings of everyday objects highlight the sense that the extraordinary is ever present in the ordinary and mundane.
Nov 30 to Dec 22 Gerald Jones – new work.

Tim Snowdon, Peaches, 2019, oil on linen, 137 x 124cm. Courtesy the and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo Regional Gallery / Dubbo Regional Museum, 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo 2830.
(02) 6801-4444.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 13 Container.
To Nov 24 Mad Mossy: Murder, Mayhem and The Forgotten Class.
To Nov 4 Play On: The Art of Sport.
To Dec 1 Merryn Sommerville: This Haunted House.