June 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.
May 30 to June 16 Pop-up exhibition at Newcastle ArtSpace: From The Land (revisited) – Helene Leane, Linda Greedy, Lydia Miller, John Earle, Paul Maher, Malcolm Sands, Patrick Maverty, Kara Wood and Michelle Tear.

Lydia Miller, Coastal Lands, 2018, oil on canvas 91 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Paul Maher, Sirius Cove – cooee, Curlew Camp, 2019, oil on canvas, 67 x 61cm. 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 June 19 Classical Landscapes by Mark Middleton.
To July 7 Sean Lonergan Schools Project.
Also, Paper & Place by Nathalie Hartog-Gautier and Beverly Smith.

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 Sept 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.
June 1 to July 21 I Love You Melissa. Using the words found graffitied on a cell wall at The Lock-Up as muse, this exhibition explores the complexities of love through the work of five contemporary artists – Caitlin Dempsey, Lucas Grogan, Jumaadi, Marikit Santiago and Jodie Whalen.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 (café open from 7.30am).
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 July 21 Virginia Cuppaidge: The nature of abstraction. Cuppaidge is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost Abstract painters and this survey exhibition celebrates her return to Australia after 40 years in New York.

Virginia Cuppaidge, Saix, 1974, acrylic on canvas, 114 x 198cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Virginia Cuppaidge, 2017. Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery

June 1 to Aug 11 James Drinkwater: the sea calls me by name. Drinkwater is a dynamic and multi-faceted artist who immerses himself in the places he paints exploring connections between art, cultural and personal histories. Read more…

James Drinkwater, VMI 6, 2017, oil and collage on hardboard, 172 x 134cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by James Drinkwater, and dedicated to Vincenzo Drinkwater, 2018 .Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Photograph: Dean Beletich. Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery

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 June 8 Kathryn Jeanes: Biloela: afore and beyond.
June 12 to July 6 (opening Fri June 14, 6pm with discussion) School of Creative Industries Honours: Lolita Manukian: Scattered & Michelle Wellham: Figuratively Speaking. Opening night with guest speaker, Laureate Professor Dr Roger Smith.

Lolita Manukian, Scattered, white earthenware paper clay, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and The University Gallery and Senta Taft-Hendry Museum of Oceanic Art

Michelle Wellham, ‘Sub Rosa, from The Bowmans Brides (series), white stoneware paper clay, 55 x 36cm x 25cm (Deep). The University Gallery and Senta Taft-Hendry Museum of Oceanic Art

Watt Space
Northumberland House, cnr Auckland and King streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office (02) 4921-5188.
Gallery (02) 4921-8733.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
June 5 to 30 (opening Thurs June 6, from 5pm) Brain @ Watt Space – an interactive and dynamic exhibition exploring the amazing brain, led by Dr Michelle Kelly from our Faculty of Science.

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 June 22 Mervyn Bishop.
June 28 to July 27 BAMM Art Fair.

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 July 13 Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia – a significant survey exhibition of contemporary artworks in ceramics created by established and emerging Indigenous artists in remote parts of regional Australia. The exhibition presents pieces that are both sculptural and vessel-based, with each body of work a strong medium for storytelling, representative of the artistís connection to Country. This touring exhibition is an independent curatorial project developed by Sabbia Gallery, its exhibition curator Anna Grigson, five Indigenous art centres and the Remote Communities Ceramic Network.

Elizabeth Dunn at the studio. Photograph: Rhett Hammerton. Courtesy Sabbia Gallery, 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.
To July 14 Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award celebrates the vibrancy of our local Aboriginal artists. This is the seventh year of this biennial acquisitive award and is a showcase of artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who reside in the Clarence Valley.

Kylie Caldwell, Carry On. Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery

To July 14 Battle Scars: Julie Hutchings – a moving exhibition exploring Hutchings Indigenous war time heritage. In 2017 Hutchings was awarded the Yulgilbar Travelling Fellowship. She journeyed to France and Belgium where she visited many war cemeteries, memorials and museums to gather information, photograph and sketch for this exhibition.

Julie Hutchings, Unknown Soldier. Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery

To July 14 In search of the Beautiful: Phil Munn explores ancient Japanese woodblock prints and contemporary photography.

Phil Munn, Black Lobster with Single Japanese Woman. Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
Free admission.
Tues-Wed and Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Thurs 10.00 to 6.00.
To June 9 Data Streams by Dan McDonnell.
To June 16, 2018 Archibald Prize.
Also, Young Archies.
To June 30 Fighting not Dancing by Scott Harrower.
June 22 to Aug 11 Object Therapy.
June 15 to July 28 Coming Home by Katka Adams.

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.
June 6 to July 21 What Binds us… by Jason Wing.

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.
May 30 to June 4 A Class of Our Own a student exhibition by Denise Sumner.
June 7 to 11 Pigments – Studio 2 Group.
June 13 to 25 RSVP in Print – Southern Highland Print Makers and Fire Station Print Studio, Melbourne.
June 29 to July 7 (opening and Prize announcement Fri June 28, 6.30pm) Pirtek Still Life Prize.

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 June 22 Contemporising the Modern: Photography from the 20th & 21st Century. Touring from the Murray Art Museum Albury Collection.
June 29 to Sept 7 NOTORIOUS BVRG: The Life and Times of Our Permanent Collection. Featuring new and historical works in the BVRG collection.

Katy Mutton, Flocking and Formation, 2016, acrylic on paper. BVRG collection

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 Aug 11 Monochrome – a diverse selection of ceramics, photographs, prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures from the collection that explore the possibilities of dark and light.
To Sept 15 Bloomin’ Art – local florists respond to collection works in a festival of flowers. A Friends of Wollongong Art Gallery event.

John Brack, Peonies, 1970, oil on canvas, 114.5 x 79.0 cm. Gift of Dr Michael Fung, 1993. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

June 1 to Aug 25 Piksa Niugini: The Portraits and Diaries of Stephen Dupont – a study of cultural erosion as well as a celebration of an ancient people. Stephen Dupont has documented the Westernisation of traditional society in Papua New Guinea, from lawlessness in urban Port Moresby to cultural struggles throughout the Highlands and Sepik River region.

Stephen Dupont, Sing-Sing performer carrying wooden gun to represent Australian colonial ‘Patrol Officer’, Hagen show, Western Highlands 2011, pigment inkjet print, 112 x 92cm. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

June 8 to Sept 1 Derry Messum: Migrations And Other Journeys – a personal response to the experience of migration, and to other historical journeys including those of the very first people to cross unknown seas.

Derry Messum, Shelter, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 92 x 122cm Photograph: Bernie Fischer. 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 June 23 Nature morte/Civil works by Cath Barcan – explores the seductive and confounding use of plastic and its ubiquitous role in our daily life. Blue Mountains artist Cath Barcan uses still life and landscape photography to highlight the use of plastic packaging in food and its presence in the landscape. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition.

Cath Barcan, Still life with shopping bags II, from the series ‘Still Life’ 2016, archival inkjet pigment print, 88 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and

To June 30 ARTEXPRESS 2019 – brings together a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW. Blue Mountains City Art Gallery presents a selection of artworks by students from the Blue Mountains, the Central West and wider NSW. The works provide insights into issues that are important to the young artists, such as cultural and gender identity, social media, globalisation and climate change. ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

Alia Grinvalds (Korowal School), Vignettes, 2018, photographic prints. Courtesy the artist and ARTEXPRESS

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.
June 7 to July 28 Starstruck: Australian Movie Star Portraits – if you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck! This exhibition reveals never-before-seen stories of Australian cinema and explores how cinema portraiture can create a bridge between the magic of movie’s fictional world’s and the realities of filmmaking. A National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and National Portrait Gallery exhibition supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

Deborah Mailman as Gail by Lisa Tomasetti – The Sapphires, 2012, film still. Courtesy Goalpost Pictures Australia Pty Ltd, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

June 7 to July 28 Peter Solness: Lamplight. In 2016 Peter Solness participated in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program. Captivated by the history and inhabitants of this remote gold mining town, Solness has continued to return to Hill End to produce a series of ‘light photographs’ of the artists who live there, and the ghosts of its past. A BRAG Hill End AIR exhibition.

Peter Solness, Bill Moseley and Genevieve Carroll, English Lane, Hill End 2016, photograph. Courtesy the artist

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 14 Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textiles Triennial.

Ema Shin and Tamworth Textile Artists, Devoted Body (detail), 2017, linen, silk, muslin, water-based ink, acrylic ink, cotton thread, woodblock print, block print, urauchi (Chinecollé). Courtesy the artists and Tamworth Regional Gallery, New South Wales and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Also, Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg | Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015.
To July 14 The Shape of Things by Gritta Walker.
Also, FRESHbark – an exhibition of works by young Barkindji artists from far west NSW.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Opening June 8 our annual Myall Creek Memorial Exhibition featuring works by Vicky Duncan, Diane Marlow and other Indigenous artists.

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 June 16 Calleen Art Award 2019 – an acquisitive art prize for painting – not to be missed! The winner of the Calleen Art Award 2019 is Wendy Sharpe. See the gallery website for more information.

Wendy Sharpe, Erskineville Train Station 2018, oil on canvas, 145 x 182cm. Winner of the Calleen Art Award 2019. Courtesy the artist and Cowra Regional Art Gallery

June 23 to July 21 Balahdhurr – A Lasting Impression is a vibrant acknowledgement of the Yolngu artists.

Gang Gang Gallery
206 Main Street, Lithgow 2790.
Mon 10.00 to 3.00, Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
To June 24 (opening Sat June 1, 2-4pm) A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End paintings, research and book by Blake Finalist, Rebecca Wilson. Floor talk: Sat June 8, 2-4pm; www.rebeccawilsonart.com

Rebecca Wilson , Pan’s Friend the Satyr, 60 x 60cm acrylic on board ©RWilson 2018. Courtesy the artist

Rebecca Wilson, The Church, acrylic on board, 60 x 60cm, ©RWilson 2018. Courtesy the artist

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.
To June 29 Katthy Cavaliere: From the permanent collection, and Ghosts of the past by Mark Kelly.
Also, un:Seen – Untethered Fibre Artists.

Katthy Cavaliere, loved: knitting Nancy, 2008, chromogenic colour print on silver based paper, 67 x 100cm
Courtesy Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

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.
June 7 to July 7 (opening Fri June 7, 6pm) Through Our Own Eyes work by contemporary Aboriginal artists – Michael Jalaru, collaborative Asher Milgate & Jeff Amatto, and Joe Hurst. Curated by Sandy Edwards, Arthere.

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 June 9 Linda Lees: Curves and Crisp Edges.
To June 30 Susie Losch: New Old Stock.
To July 7 Mark Eliott: Tales from the sky and land, day and night, sea and sand.
June 7 to Aug 18 Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnambulism, Madness. Read more…

Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnambulism, Madness, 2018, Gertrude Contemporary installation view. Photograph: Christo Crocker. Courtesy the artists and Murray Art Museum Albury, New South Wales

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 June 9 Ildiko Kovacs: The DNA of Colour.
Also, Continuum: Southern Highlands Printmakers.
To July 28 Immersion by Tim Allen.

Tim Allen, Entwine, 2018, oil on linen, 122 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Orange Regional Gallery

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 23 Filament by Harriet Schwarzrock. This exhibition of new works by Schwarzrock returns to themes of interconnection, the experience of the body, and how we relate to others. Predominantly working with translucent glass this work gives subtle form to the intangible and brings an awareness of the present moment. Neon and plasma provide an opportunity to experiment with distorted filaments of light.
June 29 to Aug 11 Viewpoint textile wall hangings by Gail Nichols.

Harriet Schwarzrock, filament, blown glass, neon, 2019. Courtesy the artist 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 June 16 Waste To Art.
To June 23 Dendroglyphs: Carved Country.
To June 30 Jacob Raupach: All That Is Solid Melts Into Dust.
June 22 to Aug 25 STEEL: art design architecture.