February 2020 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

Finite Gallery
60 Caves Beach Road, Caves Beach 2281.
Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Gallery 139
Online and pop-up exhibitions during 2019
Director: Ahn Wells.
Instagram: @gallery_139
Please visit our website for Feb online exhibition.

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4304-7550.
Free entry.
Daily 9.30 to 4.00.

The Lock-Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 1 to March 29 UNCERTAIN PATHS by Lucas Davidson – incorporates The Lock-Up cells into his work creating a series of site-specific installations that challenge the viewer perception through phenomenological inquiry. Using light and space as material these works aim to disrupt and destabilise the traditional subject-object relationships within the viewing experience.
Feb 1 to March 29 NATURAL CAUSES by Hunter-based emerging artist, Gavin Vitullo – solo exhibition. Through an amalgamation of man-made and earthly sculpted materials, Vitullo examines the physical relationships of form and surface, of action and of consequence, questioning the perpetual nature of co-existence.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 (café open from 8am).
Eleven exhibition spaces, Gallery Shop + much-loved-by-locals café.
Free entry, donations always welcomed!

Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382.
Facebook + Instagram
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30.
To Feb 9 us. universal stories.
Also, we. wiyelliko.
Feb 1 to April 12 Mervyn Bishop.

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 Feb 16 BETWEEN TWO WORLDS – an exploration of cultural identity, globalisation and migration through the lens of Australian-Chinese artists. Read more…
Feb 8 to April 26 George Gittoes: on being there. George Gittoes AM is a highly recognised Australian artist, photographer and filmmaker. For over four decades he has documented some of the world’s most serious conflicts.

George Gittoes, Soljah, Love and Pain, 2019, stencils, oil on canvas, 152.5 x 122.5cm. Artist collection. Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery

Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling), Tears for the Patriotic, 2008, found political poster reproduction, 97 x 68cm. Les Renfrew Bequest, 2009, Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery

Feb 29 to May 10 STOPPING TIME: material prints 3000 BCE to now – from ancient images pressed in clay to contemporary 3D printing, this exhibition positions traditional prints in a broader historical context and expands the definition of printmaking.

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 March 21 Commonplace by Beth George and Michael Chapman. Closing event: Thurs March 19, from 5.30pm.

Watt Space
Northumberland House, cnr Auckland and King streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office (02) 4921-5188.
Gallery 4921-8733.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To March 4 Waiting for Equality.

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.
Jan 24 to March 11 Ross Manning: Dissonant Rhythms.

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.
Feb 14 to April 18 An Artist’s Garden: Terri Butterworth & Guy Gilmour – presents work by two of the Coffs Coast’s most established and respected painters: one abstract, one figurative. Founded in a strong, personal sense of place, these artists view the Orara Valley’s bush and pastoral landscapes as their own artist’s garden through two distinct lenses.

Terri Butterworth, Summersong, 2018, oil on canvas, 112 x 112cm. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Guy Gilmour, Study for Backyard Morning, 2015, oil on paper, 36 x 38cm. 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.
Feb 7 to March 29 Harry Westera: About Grafton. Through keen observation and an appreciation of how light falls on forms to reveal tone and colour, this exhibition presents a selection of new works exploring the Clarence Valley.

Harry Westera, Old Post office, Grafton, 2019, watercolour. Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery

Feb 7 to March 29 Andrew Shillam & Rindi Salomon: Geometrica. This exhibition explores the modernist tradition of geometric abstraction. Shillam explores the rhythm of abstraction in his timber sculptures and Saloman abstracts the everyday experience in her paintings.

Rindi Salomon, Under the bridge, 2019, mixed media. Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
Entry: $5 donation.
Tues-Wed and Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Thurs 10.00 to 6.00.
Feb 1 to April 5 Gallery 2: Blinman Slag by Grayson Cooke. Gallery 3: Media Studies: Bennett Miller.
Feb 8 to March 22 Lore by Skye Baker.
Feb 15 to April 19 Gallery 1: Rococolonial.

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 March 8 Pixie O’Harris – The Forgotten works of Pixie O’Harris.

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 2484.
(02) 6670-2790.
Director: Susi Muddiman OAM.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Gallery DownTown – Annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery:
1st floor, M-Arts Precinct cnr Brisbane Street and Proudfoots Lane, Murwillumbah 2484.
Mon-Fri, 10.00 to 3.00, 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.
To Feb 2 Members Exhibition.
Feb 13 to 24 Gang of Five – Peter Griffen, Denise Lithgow, Michael Eccleston, Dale Saunders and Stan Korytnyj.
Feb 29 to March 8 (opening Fri Feb 28, 6.30pm) 2020 Bowral Sculpture Prize.
March 12 to 17 (opening Fri March 13, 6pm) Impressions by Marika Schmidhofer

Marika Schmidhofer, Orange Bouquet with Basket. Courtesy the artist and Bowral Art Gallery

Marika Schmidhofer, Girl on Red Couch. Courtesy the artist and Bowral Art Gallery

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.
Feb 14 to May 2 Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms – Catherine Bell, Karen Black, Penny Byrne, Erub Arts, Debris Facility, Starlie Geikie, Michelle Hamer, Kate Just, Deborah Kelly, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Raquel Ormella, Kate Rohde, Slow Art Collective, Tai Snaith, Hiromi Tango, James Tylor, Jemima Wyman and Paul Yore.

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

The Egg & Dart
Shop 2, 1-3 Raymond Road, Thirroul 2515.
(02) 4268-4885.
Wed and Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.30, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Tues by appt.
Jan 29 to Feb 22 Dazzle by Julia Flanagan. Read more…

Julia Flanagan, Anything, Everything, 2019, acrylic on board, 60 x 45cm. Courtesy the artist and The Egg & Dart, New South Wales

Thirroul Gallery
228 Lawrence Hargrave Drive (shed at the rear yard of Wombats Collectible store), Thirroul 2515.
(02) 4267-1322.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to March 1 All the Things that Happened by Tess Dawson.

Tess Dawson, unsent messages (detail), acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and Thirroul Gallery

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 Feb 2 Postcodes From The Edge – WAG Friends art prize and exhibition featuring small format contemporary artworks that reflect the Illawarra region through people, places or events.
To Feb 23 On The Move: The Dion Family. A selection of curated objects drawn from the family’s vast archive of material, and new commissions by Matt Chun, Pia Johnson and Naomi Segal, that tell a story of migration, survival, acceptance and community spirit of a remarkable family. Produced and presented in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Naomi Segal, Studies for On the Move, 2019, heat transfer on paper, size variable. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

To March 1 Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015. Curated and developed by Artspace, Sydney and is touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.
To March 1 Jenny Orchard: Creatures of consequence, marvels of things imagined and miraculous aspects of things existing.
To March 15 Elements Of Space – arrangements of objects and furniture from the Mann-Tatlow Collection of Asian Art from the Neolithic Period to the early 20th century.

Jenny Orchard, Monkey with Taraxacum officinale, ceramic and gold lustre, 53 x 26 x 18cm. 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 March 22 Blue Mountains Portraits is the Cultural Centre’s annual celebration of the local community and its diverse members. The exhibiting artists portray the unique people that make up the cultural fabric of the Blue Mountains and tell the stories behind the person. Over 40 artworks in a broad range of styles and media such as painting, photography, drawing, collage and mixed media will be exhibited together with a selection of local students’ work.
To March 22 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 – now in its 12th year, the annual exhibition draws from entries submitted by photographers across Australia. This year 39 photos were selected from more than 3,000 entries to form the exhibition. The Prize reflects the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of subjects. A National Portrait Gallery exhibition.

Rachel Peachey, Taking the waters, 2019, C-type print, 70 x 105cm. Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Australia, Australian Capital Territory 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.
Feb 7 to March 22 Marion Hall Best: Interiors (1905 1988), this exhibition explores one of the first independent interior designers in Australia and ultimately one of the most influential. Best’s career spanned four decades from the mid-1930s, a period of transition from the department store decorators and art furnishers of the 1920s to the independent professional designers of today. A travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

A room for Mary Quant, display room designed by Marion Best, 1967 Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Photograph © Estate of Mary White. Courtesy Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Feb 7 to March 22 Paul Davies: The Golden Days – Paul Davies is an Australian-born, Los Angeles-based artist whose work is driven by friction between opposing forces of built and natural environments, design and art, abstraction and figuration. These boundaries and relationships are illustrated through Davies’ process, which combines painting, stencilling, photography and sculpture. The Golden Days reflects on the connection between Los Angeles, California, and Hill End, NSW, through an exploration of landscape and notions of ‘gold rush’ in the context of historical and present-day meaning. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition with Olsen Gallery, Sydney.
Feb 7 to March 22 Sarah O’Sullivan: Resilience.

Paul Davies, Everything Loose Will Land in LA Double Golden Gully 2, 2017, UV cured ink and acrylic on canvas, 183 x 122cm. Private collection. Courtesy the artist, Olsen Gallery, Sydney and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 23 The Truth of What Occurred Remains by Tracey Moffatt and Hayley Millar-Baker. Read more…

Hayley Millar-Baker, Untitled (The best means, of caring for, and dealing with them, in the future), 2018, inkjet on cotton rag, 80 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Also, AridDrawn by Susan Severino.
Also, The Real World by Stewart MacFarlane.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Through Feb Warialda HSC Student Body of Works: Scorched pyrography by Sheila Turbefield, and 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.
To Feb 2 The Calleen Collection 1977-2019 featuring the winning works from the acquisitive Calleen Art Award.
Feb 7 to March 15 Behind the Lines: The Greatest Hits Tour 2019 – celebrating the role of political cartoonists in Australia and highlights the power that their drawings have in contributing to our daily political and social discourse.
Important announcement for the Calleen Art Award 2020 acquisitive painting prize worth $20,000. Call for entries commences in March 2020. Exhibition dates Oct 4 to Nov 15. Entries close Wed 22 July.

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.
Feb 7 to April 4 The Great Escape by Alex Seton. Gallery 2: Lucinda McDonald. The Window: curated by Emma O’Neill.

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.
To Feb 16, 2018 JADA: Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award.
Feb 21 to March 29 Each For Equal: Iwd Special Exhibition.

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 Feb 9 PETS.
To March 29 Summer Place.
Feb 21 to May 31 National Photography Prize 2020.

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.
To March 8, 2019 Archibald Prize.

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 Feb 9 Bill Moseley: A Lake, a Forest and the Dark Voice of the Sea.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 8 to March 15 Stefan Gevers and Jo Victoria – watercolours and ceramics.

Stefan Gevers, Following The Light, 2019, watercolour, mixed media on archival paper, 97 x 123cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Jo Victoria, Untitled (detail), 2019, slip cast porcelain, size variable. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Civic Centre, Cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga 2650.
(02) 6926-9660.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
Feb 15 to May 17 return by Freya Jobbins.

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 Feb 16 Rochelle Summerfield: Crossroads.