December 2019-January 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.
Fine Art & Crafts. Classes and workshops for all ages.
Nov 29 to Jan 27, 2020 Patchwork 3 – an exhibition of mini collectable art.
School holiday workshops during Jan 2020. Check website for details.

Gallery 139
Online and pop-up exhibitions during 2019
Director: Ahn Wells.
To Dec 14 Expansion – a pop-up exhibition at The Owens Collective: 101 Maitland Road, Islington, NSW 2296; Fri-Sun 11.00 to 4.00. Artists: Lydia Miller, Matthew Tome, Shelagh Lummis, Paul Maher, Dino Consalvo, Sally Reynolds, Malcolm Sands, Kate Hopkinson-Pointer, Peter Gardiner, Liam Power, Belinda Street, Nina Battley, Hugh Ramage, Michelle Teear, Helene Leane and Jo Shand.
Gallery closed through Jan, 2020.

Helene Leane, Forest, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 125 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Shelagh Lummis, Shine On, Glenrock, 2019, oil on canvas, 80 x 90cm. 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.

The Lock-Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Dec 7 to Jan 26, 2020 all things are water.
Water is an element always on the cusp of transformation (moving between vapour, liquid and ice), but it is also an element with a slipperiness that makes it difficult to define. all things are water, curated by Meryl Ryan and Naomi Riddle, takes water as its defining feature. Moving between video, installation, photography and painting, this exhibition rethinks water as an environment, as a site of escape, as an emotional state, and as a necessity for survival. But all things are water is also an elegy. That is, the works contained in this exhibition speak to the impending ecological crisis, and a landscape increasingly defined by an absence of water rather than its surplus.

Dale Collier, Over The Falls (The Watershed), 2019, video still, installation with single channel HD video and fog machine, 3 minutes 40 seconds duration, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and The Lock-Up

Gavin Vitullo, Wasteland, 2018, wood, steel, cement fond. Photograph: Lee Illfield. Courtesy the artist and The Lock-Up

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 @themacmuseum
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30.
To Jan 26, 2020 be. (your collection) be remembered.
To Feb 9, 2020 us. universal stories.
Also, we. wiyelliko.

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 Jan 26, 2020 Wish You Were Here: landscapes from the collection – a unique adventure through the Australian landscape and beyond featuring works of art drawn exclusively from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection.
To Feb 16, 2020 BETWEEN TWO WORLDS – an exploration of cultural identity, globalisation and migration through the lens of Australian-Chinese artists. Read more…

Owen Leong, Invisible Light, 2016, archival print on cotton paper, 120 x 120cm. Les Renfrew Bequest 2019 Newcastle Art Gallery collection
Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery

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.
Dec 4 to Feb 28, 2020 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.
Dec 6 to Jan 17, 2020 The Moree Portrait Prize 2019.

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.
Dec 6 to Feb 1, 2020 The Overwintering Project – a multidisciplinary, environmental art project that brings together artists, local high school students, scientists, birders and poets to address environmental impacts on migratory shorebirds and their habitats, including special places here on the Coffs Coast.

Annie Day, Time to Go, 2017, waterless lithograph and etching. Warringah Printmakers, Sydney

Negin Maddock, In Transit, 2018, linocut, stamping and monoprint. Warringah Printmakers. Site: My print portrays the Curlew Sandpiper in flight, against the backdrop of the clouds at Long Reef Marine Reserve, Sydney

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.
Dec 12 to Feb 2, 2020 Summer Sensations – celebrating the artists of the Clarence Valley and their wonderful creative contribution to the cultural vibrancy of the area. This exhibition showcases artwork across all mediums.

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.
To Dec 15 Abyss by Reynaldo Alcocer.
To Jan 26, 2020 The Museum Project.
Also, The Alchemists: North Coast Woodfire.
Dec 7 to Feb 2, 2020 The Partnershipping Project.

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.
Dec 5 to Jan 19, 2020 un:Seen – Using fibre as the allegory of the invisible hidden within – untethered fibre artists.
Jan 23 to March 8, 2020 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 2482.
(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-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.
Nov 30 to Dec 8 Kids on Show – Primary School Students work.
Dec 11 to 17 Celebrating Yule Clay 2019 – Sturt Pottery Group.
Jan 9 to 14, 2020 Access All Art – Disability Trust art class exhibition.
Jan 18 to Feb 2, 2020 Members Exhibition.

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 8, 2020 Weapons for the Soldier – an exhibition initiated by the young men of the APY Lands, bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists to examine complex themes of weaponry, warfare, and protecting land and Country. APY Lands Artists: Alec Baker, Eric Barney, Willy Kaika Burton, Pepai Jangala Carroll, Taylor Cooper, Sammy Dodd, Witjiti George, Rupert Jack, Kunmanara (Brenton) Ken, Ray Ken, Hector Mitakiki, Junior Mitakiki, Kamarin Mitakiki, Kunmanara (Willy Muntjantji) Martin, Peter Mungkuri, Vincent Namatjira, Kunmanara (Jimmy) Pompey, Keith Stevens, Derek Jungarrayi Thompson, Thomas Ilytjari Tjilya, Bernard Tjalkuri, Ginger Wikilyiri, Mick Wikilyiri, Mumu Mike Williams, Anwar Young, Frank Young, Kamurin Young and Young men of Amata. Invited Artists: Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, Brook Andrew, Lionel Bawden, George Gittoes, Shaun Gladwell, Richard Lewer, Uncle Charles ‘Chicka’ Madden and Jonathan Jones, Danie Mellor, Steaphan Paton, Ben Quilty, Reko Rennie, Greg Semu and Alex Seton.

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

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, 2020 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, 2020 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

Dion’s 1928 Chevrolet bus crossing the Cann River on the way to Bombala, 1932. Courtesy the Dion Family

Dec 7 to March, 2020 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.
Also, Jenny Orchard: Creatures of consequence, marvels of things imagined and miraculous aspects of things existing.

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.
Dec 7 to Jan 19, 2020 John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new – organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
Dec 7 to Jan 19, 2020 Obsessed: Compelled to make – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition. Read more…

Lorraine Connelly-Northey, building wire narbong, 2017. Photograph: Jules Boag. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Jan 25 to March 22, 2020 Blue Mountains Portraits is the Cultural Centre’s annual celebration of the local community and its diverse members. Over forty 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.
Jan 25 to March 22, 2020 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 – a National Portrait Gallery exhibition.

Rachel Peachey, Taking the waters, 2019, C-type print, 70 x 105cm. Courtesy the artist, National Portrait Gallery, 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.
Dec 6 to Feb 2, 2020 VOID – Pepai Jangala Carroll, Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli, John Mawurndjul, Hayley Millar-Baker, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Rusty Peters, Andy Snelgar, Freddie Timms, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, James Tylor, Jennifer Wurrkidj and Josephine Wurrkidj. Curated by Emily McDaniel, in conjunction with UTS Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

James Tylor, (Deleted scenes) From an untouched landscape #7 Knockloft Reserve, West Hobart, on Palawa land, 2013, inkjet print on hahnemuhle paper with hole removed to a black velvet void, 63 x 63 x 4cm framed. Courtesy the artist and UTS Art Collection, Sydney

Dec 6 to Feb 2, 2020 Gunhigal Nguambang Wiradyuri Mayiny (Plains Country Wiradyuri People) – an exhibition of works by students from ten public schools in the Bathurst region who participated in the Home Program. The Home Program is a series of workshops, virtual excursions and embedded framework in schools looking at Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi art and culture. The Home Program is a partnership between Wiradjuri community, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW Department of Education and the Art Gallery of NSW and connects schools to local Aboriginal artists, community, language and culture.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 28 to Feb 23, 2020 The Truth of What Occurred Remains by Tracey Moffatt and Hayley Millar-Baker.
Also, AridDrawn by Susan Severino.
Also, The Real World by Stewart McFarlane.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
From Nov 30 and continuing through Dec and Jan, 2020 Warialda HSC Student Body of Works.
Also 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.
Dec 15 to Feb 2, 2020 The Calleen Collection 1977-2019 featuring the winning works from the acquisitive Calleen Art Award.
Important Notice – The Cowra Regional Art Gallery wishes to inform artists that the Calleen Art Award 2020 acquisitive prize for painting will take place from Oct 4 to Nov 15, 2020. Entry forms will be available from the Gallery website or sent by post from mid-March 2020. Entries for the Calleen Art Award 2020 close July 13, 2020.
Gallery closed Dec 21 to Jan 7, 2020.

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.
Dec 6 to Jan 25, 2020 Of the Sun, and Aishah Kenton.
Also, The Window – an exhibition curated by the gallery volunteers.

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.
Dec 6 to 20 Objects of Desire.
Jan 17 to Feb 16, 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award 2018.

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 Dec 15 Kate Rohde: Little Gems.
To Jan 27, 2020 Bethany Thornber: parks and wreck.
To Feb 9, 2020 PETS.
To March 29, 2020 Summer Place.

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 Dec 8 PLAYBACK: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018.
To Dec 15 Place: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books.
Dec 14 to Jan 26, 2020 Ros Auld: Adventures in Ceramics.
Dec 14 to Feb 9, 2020 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.
Nov 30 to Dec 22 In-between place by Gerald Gedd Jones – ‘We all create personal narratives to make sense of our lives. These artworks are my personal allegory as I explore a more fluid view ­ from me, to us, to them, to all.’
Feb 8 to March 15, 2020 Stefan Gevers and Jo Victoria – watercolours and ceramics.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 9, 2020.

Gerald Gedd Jones, They are there, 2019, oil on board, 51 x 40.5cm. Courtesy 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 Dec 8 New Acquisitions: Joan Ross.
To Feb 2, 2020 Art of Threatened Species.
Nov 30 to Jan 27, 2020 Let Me Be Myself.
Dec 7 to Feb 16, 2020 Rochelle Summerfield: Crossroads.
Dec 14 to Feb 2, 2020 Eye Of The Corvus: Messenger Of Truth.