October 2018 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

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery
16 Vincent Street, Cessnock 2325.
(02) 4991-6619.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 28 Retroactive by James Whitington – works from 1988-2018 including etchings, monotype, sculpture and paintings..

Finite Gallery
60 Caves Beach Road, Caves Beach 2281.
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 5 to 28 (opening Sat Oct 6, 2-4pm) Found Horizons – Painters Ink.

Gallery 139
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
Oct 11 to 21 Peter Lankas.
Oct 25 to Nov 4 Paul Maher.

Peter Lankas, Night Comfort, 2018, oil on board, 50 x 40cm
Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Paul Maher, Anzac Walk – lowdown, 2018, oil on canvas, 85 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4304-7550.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 18 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.
Sept 29 to Dec 2 STEEL: art design architecture – explores the most innovative ways that steel is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. A JamFactory touring exhibition.

Brodie Neil, Reverb Wire Chair, 2010, hand formed mirror stainless steel rods, 75 x 83 x 100cm
Photograph: Marzaretti Ronchettit. Collection of Patrick Brillet of Patrick Brillet Fine Art Ltd

Sept 29 to Dec 2 Your Collection: Hunter Steel photographs by Charles Collin from the gallery’s permanent collection. A gallery project curated by Rob Cleworth.
Oct 6 to Dec 2 Artist Focus: Matthew Tome. A gallery project curated by Rob Cleworth in consultation with the artist.

Matthew Tome, Smells Like Green 2017, oil on canvas, 71 x 71cm
Courtesy and © the artist

The Lock Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
To Oct 14 Full Circle – Presented by Critical Animals As Part Of Tina.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859
Fax 4933-1657.
Cultural Director Brigette Uren.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

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 21 Kilgour Prize 2018.
To Nov 4 The 1818 Project.

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 Nov 11 Long Shadows: Australia, The Great War and the Middle East.

Watt Space
Northumberland House, cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office (02) 4921-5188.
Gallery 4921-8733.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 3 to 14 (opening Thurs Oct 4, 6.30-8.30pm) Exhibitions by Students of UoN: The Rova Project by Sally Cloke, Body and Light by Harsimjeet Brar, Colour my world by Vanessa Lewis, and Australiana by Siarn Staley.
Oct 17 to Nov 4 (opening Thurs Oct 18, 6pm) Town Camps of Alice Springs – exhibition by Students of UoN School of Architecture and Built Environment.

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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.
Oct 5 to Nov 17 People Like Us.

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 10 Clay Intersections – highlights the work of eight contemporary makers selected for their diverse approaches to their ceramic practice: Kenji Uranishi, Tania Rollond, Bridget Bodenham, Helen Earl, Ulrica Trulsson, Natalie Rosin and Cone 11’s Colin Hopkins & Ilona Topolcsanyi. Clay Intersections is an ADC on Tour national touring exhibition, first presented by Australian Design Centre in 2016. Curated by Gallery Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty.

Helen Earl, She-Oak Vessels, 2017
Photograph: Greg Piper. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Kenji Uranishi, Momentary (installation view), 2015
Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton 2460.
(02) 6642-3177.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Prentice House 9.00 to 5.00. Public hols may differ.
Grafton Regional Gallery is home of the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) with a total prize of $40,000. The award is now in it’s 30th year.
To Oct 21 Liz Slater: Undergrowth – ‘The inspiration to create has led me in search of a beauty that exists primarily in my every day experience be it the broader location of the Lower Clarence or the immediacy of my surrounds at home’.

Tracey Moffatt, Something More 3, 1989, Cibachrome photograph, 99.5 x 125cm
Murray Art Museum Albury, Collection. Courtesy the artist

To Oct 21 TRACEY MOFFATT: MAMA Collection. Moffatt is one of Australia’s most successful international artists, known for her film, photography and video works. Drawing on cinema, television and the media, her art is equally inspired by popular culture, recollections from her childhood and art history.
Also, Dave Sparkes: Luminosity. Read more…

Dave Sparkes, South Boomerang Beach
Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
Free entry.
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Thurs 10.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 14 Far to Go by Victoria Pitel.
To Nov 25 Gallery 2 and 3: Heart & Soul by Jacklyn Wagner and Peter Derrett.
Oct 20 to Nov 25 Gallery 5: Meander – Place And Experience by Matt O’Brien.

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.
Oct 4 to Nov 25 Cohesive by Yvette & Peter Hugill.
Also, Terror Australis by Jane Hosking.

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.
To Oct 21 The Locals – 60 Years Collecting Upper Hunter.
Also, Miniatures.
Oct 28 to Dec 23 Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2018.

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.

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Southern Highlands

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.

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South Coast

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2202.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 20 South/East Interference Vol. l sculpture and installation by Rosie Deacon. Read more…

Rosie Deacon in one of her installations
Courtesy the artist and Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Oct 26 to Dec 8 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award – as one of Australia’s most loved and richest portrait awards, the biennial Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, offering a $50,000 prize, celebrates realistic portraiture in memory of our eponymous patron.

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

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery
Woollamia Road, Huskisson 2540.
(02) 4441-5675.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 25 Report from the Littoral Zone paintings, sculpture, video and installation by Kurt Brereton; www.kurtbrereton.com

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 Oct 28 The Collectors – the gallery’s collection owes much to the philanthropy of benefactors whose donations and gifts have helped shape and give it form. This exhibition pays tribute to their generosity and the important contribution they have made to the Gallery and the community.
To Nov 11 East Meets West – works from the collection by contemporary Asian and Australian artists who have responded to Asian culture within their practice as well as the Mann-Tatlow collection of Asian Art.
To Nov 25 Here + Now – showcases the work of eight young artists who live, work or who have a close connection to Illawarra, and takes a ‘snapshot’ of their practice at this particular time in their careers – Jessica Cochrane, Tex Crick, Ebony Eden, Misha Harrison, India Mark, Paige Northwood, Nick Santoro and Chris Zanko.
To Dec 9 Charmed – new acquisitions from the Gallery’s contemporary collection including works by Malcolm Benham, Stephen Benwell, Lee Bethel, Pat Brassington, Debra Dawes, Helen Eager, Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, Penny Harris, Gregory Hodge, Madeleine Kelly, Jacky Redgate, Clare Thackway, Amy Joy Watson and Jenny Watson.

Jacky Redgate, Work–to-rule IV, 2017, 1986-1987, Cibachrome photograph, 98.4×78.5cm
Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

Amy Joy Watson, Bad Spots, 2017, balsa wood, watercolour and metallic thread, 48 x 50 x 70cm
Purchased 2018

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.
To Oct 14 Blue Mountains Botanica – James Blackwell, Tania Bowers, Ona Janzen, Jennifer Leahy & Edith Pass, Angela Lober, Julie Nettleton, Edith Rewa and Jacqueline Spedding. Developed in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.

Telopea speciosissima, botanical illustration from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, 1808
Courtesy Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Oct 20 to Nov 25 Contemporary Gallipoli – coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will showcase the touring exhibition Contemporary Gallipoli, an exhibition originally created to mark the ANZAC Centenary in April 2015. The exhibition includes a diverse array of new works created by both emerging and established artists from Canakkale, near the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey and Australia, whose work unites to take the viewer on an experiential journey of remembrance, and a search for meaning beyond myth and memory. Featuring concepts of friendship and healing, the works comprise music, painting, drawing, printmaking, hand-built ceramic, sculpture, textile, mixed media installation, Artist books, wearables, photo media and digital animation. Artists featured in the exhibition include Ros Auld, Cenk Beyhan, Meredith Brice, Stephen Copland, Mark Davis, Ihsan Doğrusöz, Kate Downhill, Dianne Jones, Burt Muller, Susan O’Doherty, Toby Roberts and Chris Sainsbury. Curated by Meredith Brice.
A Macquarie University Gallery Touring Exhibition.

Meredith Brice, War and flowers, 2014, textile installation: cotton, polyester, silk, and plastic, 200 x 45cm
Photograph: Effy Alexakis, Photowrite. 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.

Nolan on Lovel Gallery
56a Lovel Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-6231.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 20 to Nov 4 (opening Sat Oct 20, 2pm) NOL 10th Birthday Group Exhibition.

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.
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed Wed.
To Oct 8 Hey ya – Wolgan Valley.. by Raphe Coombes.
Oct 12 to 29 Peripheral View by Joshua Charadia.

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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.
Oct 12 to Dec 9 Looking Forward – Looking Back Contemporary works from the East Kimberley. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition with curatorial assistance by Robert Hirschmann.
Oct 12 to Dec 9 Jonathan Jones and the Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community Elders Group guwiinyguliya yirgabiyi ngay yuwin.gu gulbalangidyal ngunhi (they made a solitude and called it peace). A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery permanent collection exhibition.
Oct 12 to Dec 9 Michelle Collocott: Three Ponds Series C. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 28 to Nov 11 Unwinding Road by Clark Barrett.
Also, Objet d’art by Robert Clinch & Jeff Brown.
Sept 28 to Nov 11 Moving Histories // Future Projections.
Also, From Railway Town To The Western Front 1917 by Peter Osborn.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
ëBondií, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Through Oct 3 Perspectives – oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media and water colours by Sydney artists Robyne Berling, Suzanne Lane and Sylvia Davies.

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 Oct 7 ARTEXPRESS 2018 – an exhibition of outstanding student artworks selected by the Gallery from the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2017.
Oct 14 to Nov 18 Jamfactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man – a solo exhibition of new and staple works by Gerry Wedd, showcasing the breadth of this iconic artist’s career.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Civic Centre, Cnr Bourke and Church streets, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 13 Inhabiting the Woodlands by Carolyn Young.
Also, ACO Virtual. Oct 19 to Dec 1 Coarse Stories.
Also, Permanent Collection – fit to size.

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 29 to Nov 4 Elsewhere: Travels to Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia by Wendy Sharp and Bernard Ollis.

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 Oct 7 Leon deMontignie: The Life and Death of an Unknown Artist.
To Nov 4 Immortality. To Dec 9 Mechelle Bounpraseuth: Westside Story.
To Dec 31 Land & Title.

New England Regional Art Museum
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 14 Mary Turner Collection and Bequest.
Also, Connections: from the Gutenberg Press to Richard Swinbourne’s ‘The Etching Press Company’.
ept 29 to Nov 25 Kevin Connor: People in the forever one day.
Oct 20 to Dec 2 Kedumba Drawing Award.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 6 to Nov 18 Above and Beyond by Stefan Gevers. Inspired by the drama of light and the inherent patterns in nature, Gevers’ work reflects the ever-evolving mood in a landscape.

Stefan Gevers, Midnight Sun Purple, 2018, watercolour, 70 x 40cm
Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Nov 24 to Dec 16 Time & Tide by Sue Hewat & Sara Freeman. Lines, webs and surface textures are the common threads of Canberra artists, Sue Hewat’s ceramics and Sara Freeman’s paintings. Both source their inspiration from coastal light, and the textures and rhythms of nature, creatively pushing the boundaries of their chosen mediums.

Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo Regional Gallery – The Armati Bequest, Dubbo Regional Museum and Community Arts Centre, 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo 2830.
(02) 6801-4444.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 28 Michael Cook: Undiscovered.
To Dec 19 Primavera At 25: MCA Collection.

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