February 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

Art Systems Wickham Exhibition Space
40 Annie Street, Wickham 2293.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 1 to 24 A Life & Legacy by Francis ‘Frank’ Celtan (1936-2017).
Also, Estate Sale and Friendly Auction: viewing Sat Feb 2, from 3pm. Final bids taken Sun Feb 24, 4pm. Sales enquiries: 0431-853-600.

Finite Gallery
60 Caves Beach Road, Caves Beach 2281.
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
Fine Art & Crafts.
Classes and workshops for all ages.

Gallery 139
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Director: Ahn Wells.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
Online and pop-up exhibitions in 2019.

Lydia Miller, Still-life with orange jug, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm
Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Malcolm Sands, Purple Sky, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 25cm. 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 Feb 24 (opening Wed Feb 6, 6.30-9pm) The Foyer Gallery: Glimpse by Gabrielle Jones.
‘My work addresses the speed, movement and image saturation of contemporary life – the ‘blur’ – always seen and part gone.’
Contact: art@gabriellejones.com.au; 0410-622-264.

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.
Feb 9 to March 31 First Class 18.
Now in its 11th year, this esteemed annual exhibition project celebrates the high calibre of work by the previous year’s HSC Visual Arts students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. A gallery project curated by Helen Willis and Courtney Novak.

Lowanna Russell, Wadalba Community School Evanescent Integrity (detail), digital photographs, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Peter Budden, Lambton High School, Such Is Life (detail), acrylic paint, spray paint, collage, pen, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

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 2 to March 17 Internal Pressure by Braddon Snape.
Working primarily with sculpture and installation including large-scale public works, Snape’s current practice has focused on a dangerously exciting and new method of inflating steel to create three dimensional forms. This performative process developed whilst researching for his PhD has given his work a renewed freedom, where it reveals a delicate dialogue between control and chance that has been aptly described as ‘Action Sculpture’. Internal Pressure is a site-specific work that acknowledges the brutality of The Lock-Up site and responds to the physical, psychological and historical weight of the space.

Braddon Snape, Single Fold Hung n Strung, 2016, inflated stainless steel and strapping, dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist and The Lock Up

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859
Fax 4933-1657.
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 Feb 17 Olsen Ormandy: a creative force.
Feb 9 to April 21 Floribunda: from the collection – Latin for ‘many flowers’, the subject of flora has been an enduring and alluring theme for artists of all epochs and genres.
March 2 to May 19 Sodeisha: Connected to Australia.

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.
Feb 13 to March 9 Common Ground Pacific: Greg Fuller, Jason Hicklin and Tracy Hill.

Greg Fuller, Outbound, 2018, screenprint

Jason Hicklin, Tasman Sea. New South Wales, 2017-2018, four plate etching

Tracy Hill, Standing Ash, 2017, intaglio on somerset

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.
Feb 6 to March 3 (opening Thurs Feb 7, 6-8pm) Dandelion-Josiah Cocking, curated by Jodi Vial. Supported by Glamx Lab.
Also, Material Figuration by Leeroy Chapman, Headlines of Future Past by Scott Probst, and Portraits of Ghosts by Benjamin Crocker.

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.

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 1 to March 2 New Year, New Work. Featuring over 50 local artists, New Year: New Work reveals the vitality and diversity of the Coffs Coast arts community. Each artist has had free rein to do as they want with a square piece of plywood – be inspired by their imagination.

Michael Langley, Love, 2018, one-off giclee print under polished edge 10mm acrylic. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Inking Up, 2018
Photograph: andthetreesphotography

Also, co.lab.arts: Work in Process – a painter, a photographer and an arts therapist come together to work collaboratively on a project exploring and documenting a creative journey of uncertainty and play.

Glasshouse Regional Gallery
Cnr Clarence and Hay streets, Port Macquarie 2444.
(02) 6581-8888.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 9 to March 17 (opening Fri Feb 15, 6pm) Discovery Fe26 – national exhibition of contemporary metal sculpture, forged in fire. Artists in conversation: Feb 24, March 3 and 10, 10am-3pm.
Also showing at Nexus Gallery Bellingen: July 21 to Aug 16.

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton 2460.
(02) 6642-3177.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Public hols may differ.
Feb 7 to March 24 Manggan: gather, gathers, gathering – the first national touring exhibition of contemporary works by award-winning artists from the Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre, Cardwell, QLD.

Emily Murray, Theresa Beeron, Ninney Murray, Group of 3 Bagu
Courtesy the artists, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Queensland, and Grafton Regional Gallery

Also, Colour My World by Dave Carroll, author of monthly artist journal ‘Damn Parkinson’s’, and Phor Meta Form Ula by Kerrie Howland.

Dave Carroll, Celtic Links (detail)

Also, Collection: Light and Shade – a selection of works from the Gallery collection.

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
Free admission.
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Thurs 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 17 Riverstones and Ramifications by Bronwyn Bancroft.
To Feb 24 BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN by David Griggs.
Feb 16 to March 31 Hey, Listen Up by Amanda Bromfield.
Feb 16 to April 7 The Terania Creek Protest by David Kemp.

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 3 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing 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.
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-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.
To Feb 3 Member’s Exhibition.
Feb 15 to 25 Gangofive Exhibition.
Feb 27 to March 5 Convergence by Wendi Toohey.

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 Feb 9 South/East Interference Volume II – Chayni Henry, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendren, Val Wens, Gunybi Ganambarr and Dadang Christanto.
Also, The//Word//Becomes//Flesh by Matthew Van Roden.
Feb 16 to March 29 I Heart Paint – Adam Cullen, Elisabeth Cummings, Sally Gabori, Alesandro Ljubicic and Ben Quilty.

Ben Quilty, Skull Rorschach, 2009, oil on linen, 2 x 60 x 50cm. Photograph: Mim Stirling. Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Collection

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

Cnr Worrigee and West streets, Nowra 2541.
Entry by guided tour only. Museum admission charges apply.
Open Sat 10.30 to 3.30, closed Christmas Day, Boxing day and Good Friday.
To March 30 Meroogal Womenís Art Prize – 35 female artists on show in the historic house of Meroogal, its garden and grounds, throwing new light on the stories of the people who lived there and the house’s rich collection of objects.

Thirroul Gallery
228 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
(rear yard of Wombats Collectibles Store), Thirroul 2515.
(02) 4267-1322.
Open daily.
From Feb 1 Surf a Rama – memorabilia, boards and more. Original art work. Collective and collectable. Featured artist Reg Iremonger. Also, David McKay, Paul McNeil and Ozzy Wrong.

Courtesy 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 10 Locals On Board – celebrating 40 years of work and support with local artists in the community.
To Feb 24 The TV Show – drawing together a diverse group of early career artists whose work is immersed in the image soup of contemporary life, The TV Show reflects on the shifting role television plays in a digital age. Works by Liam Colgan, Sarah Contos, Amala Groom, Sara Morawetz, Liam O’Brien, Philjames, JD Reforma and Giselle Stanborough. Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
To March 3 Summer Love – works from the collection featuring all things sundrenched which will leave you reaching for the nearest ice cream!
To March 17 The Box In The Corner – celebrating Australian television of the 20th century from its inception in 1956 to 1999. Featuring costumes, props, footage, production stills and other memorabilia. Curated by Nigel Giles.
To April 28 Red Alert! – an exhibition of affecting works with blushes of red from the collection to celebrate the Gallery’s Ruby Anniversary.
Feb 16 to Aug 11 Monochrome – painting, drawing, photography, prints and sculpture from the collection.

Adelaide Perry, Women and children, Sharkey’s Beach, Coledale, 1929, oil on board, 34 x 44.5cm. The George and Nerissa Johnson Memorial Bequest, purchased 1994. Courtesy 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.
To March 3 Australian exotica – draws on Monash Gallery of Art’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs and showcases a range of photographic work that engages with the theme of the exotic antipodes. Ever since the 15th century, when European cartographers began including the contour of Terra Australis Incognita (‘the unknown land of the south’) in their speculative maps of the globe, the continent of Australia has been thought of as an exotic place. For many of the artists in this exhibition, this European vision is something that needs to be subverted and critiqued. For others, the idea of living in an eccentric environment, with surreal undertows, continues to inform a distinctively Australian sense of place. Artists include Brook Andrew, Michael Cook, Destiny Deacon, Peter Dombrovskis, Marian Drew, Leah King-Smith, Joseph McGlennon, Tracey Moffatt, Darren Siwes, Robyn Stacey and Christian Thompson. An MGA travelling exhibition.

Joseph McGlennon, Florilegium #1, 2014, from the series ‘Florilegium’, pigment ink-jet print, 127 x 100cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. Courtesy the artist, Michael Reid, Sydney, and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

To March 10 Blue Mountains Portraits – celebrating the Blue Mountains community with this major portrait exhibition of local personalities and community members. Over 50 artworks in a broad range of styles and media – painting, photography, drawing, collage and mixed media will be exhibited together with a selection of local students’ work. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition.

Leahy & Watson, Neil Duncan, 2018, archival print on Hahnemuehle photo rag, 67 x 86cm. Courtesy the artists 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.
Feb 8 to 25 Minervois Landscapes by Margarita Georgiadis – works from her 2018 residencies in France.

Margarita Georgiadis, Canal du Midi to Paraza, 2018, oil on canvas 46 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist and Rex-Livingston Art+Objects

Margarita Georgiadis, Minervois, 2018, oil on canvas, 92 x 92cm. Courtesy the artist and Rex-Livingston Art+Objects

Central Tablelands Western Districts Greater NSW

Altenburg Gallery
104 Wallace Street, Braidwood
Instagram #altenburgandco
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
March 1 to 31 (opening Fri March 1, 6pm) No need for pants by Lizzie Hall.

Lizzie Hall, Hippogriff, weetbix, gesso, pigment, beeswax + plastic toy Photograph: Emily Hanlon. Courtesy the artist and Altenburg Gallery

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 15 to April 7 BRAGS 50 Years – celebrates the remarkable contribution the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc. (BRAGS Inc) has made to the cultural life of Bathurst over the past five decades. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery permanent collection exhibition.
Also, Seeing Voices – an exhibition exploring how the voice is visualised, employed and reimagined in contemporary art. A NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art touring exhibition.

Angelica Mesiti, Silent polyphony (still), 2015, single channel colour HD video, 16:9, silent, 33.33 minutes. Monash University collection

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
To Feb 24 Mervyn Bishop – an exhibition celebrating the prolific and longstanding career of a photographer whose records of culture, politics and people have contributed greatly to an understanding of Australia’s history.

Mervyn Bishop, Girl pours tea, Burnt Bridge 1988, printed 1991 gelatin silver photograph, 30.1 x 40.4 cm image/sheet. Art Gallery of New South Wales Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1991
© Mervyn Bishop. Photo: AGNSW. Courtesy the artist and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Also, James Tylor: Economics of Water – highlights the poor water management of the Murray Darling River System by the States and Federal government in Australia.

James Tylor, Economics of Water #11 (diversion), 2018, gold paint on photograph, 100 x 100cm
Courtesy the artist and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Continuing through Feb 3 Perspectives – oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media and water colours by Sydney artists Robyne Berling, Suzanne Lane and Sylvia Davies.
Also, featuring Warialda HSC Student Body of Works. Park closed until March 1. Entry can still be made via appt.

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.
Feb 4 to 21 Gallery closed for lighting upgrade.
Feb 23 to April 28 War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts From Military Fabrics – spectacularly complex geometric quilts, once termed ‘soldiers’ quilts’ or ‘convalescent quilts’, made using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms drawn from the unparalleled collection of internationally acclaimed quilt authority Dr Annette Gero.
Entries close March 6 for the Calleen Art Award – application now online.

Maker unknown (initials JSJ), Intarsia with Soldiers, c.1760-1780, possibly Prussia, wool, hand sewn, intarsia Photograph: Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios. Courtesy Cowra Regional Art Gallery

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 Feb 2 Remembering Words by Clara Adolphs.
Also, Minyambul yiri yimbang (because it is a sacred thing) by Nicole Foreshew.

Grenfell Art Gallery
Grenfell Community Hub, 88 Main Street, Grenfell 2810.
(02) 6343-2059.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To Feb 24 A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End paintings, research and book by Blake Finalist, Rebecca Wilson. Read more…

Rebecca Wilson, Luncheon at Split Rock, 2018, acrylic on board, 60 x 60cm Courtesy the artist

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 10 Vogue Bazaar.
Feb 16 to March 17 Barbara McGrady: Always Will Be (in the footsteps of My Ancestors).

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 17 Sidney Nolan: Ned Kelly Series.
To March 3 Plastic Palace: Raffaello Rosselli.

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 3 Heat – A Sunburnt Country: Max Watters Collection.
Also, Pipe Dreams by Erica Gray, and Home Territory by Marie Lunney.
Also, The Invitation’ White Field: Caroline McGregor and Samantha Stephenson.

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.
Feb 9 to April 10 Archibald Prize 2018.
Also, Anatye: Margaret Loy Pula.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 2 to March 17 Nature’s Spectral Arch by Sharon Field – explores aspects of a changed environment around the former slate mining village of Corris, Wales. With time, nature is reclaiming this once degraded landscape with a gentle persistence and dignity.

Sharon Field, Pine needles rained down to pierce his dreams, 2018, watercolour and graphite, 16 x 13cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

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 Feb 10 Twisted Sisters: Imperfect.
To March 3 Make The Mark: HSC Works.
To March 10 Upon A Broken World: Life after WWI.
Feb 23 to April 28 Greg Pritchard: The Forest.