August 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

Gallery 139
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
To Aug 12 Abstracted group show – Andrew Shilham, Judy Hill, Belinda Street, Frank Murri, Justin Lees and Ainslie Ivin-Smith.

Belinda Street, Ganguddy Reflections, 2018, oil on canvas, 80,x,100cm
Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Aug 16 to 26 Garden State by Jo Dyer.

Jo Dyer, Subtle Changes, 2018, mixed media on paper, 42 x 30cm
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.

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.
July 28 to Sept 23 Moving Histories / / Future Projections – this exhibition brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen-based media. A dLux MediaArts exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Also, yes yes yes yes: graphics from the 1960s and 1970s – Joe Tilson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

Joe Tilson, E – Erotic – Earth – Eyes (detail), from the portfolio ‘A-Z Box… fragments of an oneiric alphabet…’, 1969, colour photo screenprint, photo screenprint, collage, printed both sides of sheet, 74.8 x 49.8cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales. © Joe Tilson, 1969-70/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency. Courtesy Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Joan Ross, Colonial Grab (still), 2014, digital animation, 7:38 mins
Courtesy the artist, Michael Reid Gallery 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.
To Aug 19 The Ghosts Of Nothing // In Memory Of Johnny B. Goode: Major Exhibition & Performance.

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 Aug 26 Patricia Wilson Adams: stain me with the intensity of black.
To Oct 21 Kilgour Prize 2018.

Patricia Wilson-Adams, out in the I know nothing country – pollen project, 2009, intaglio, spit bite and collagraph 50 x 50cm
Artist collection. Photograph: Dean Beletich. 
Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery

Patricia Wilson-Adams, The smell of peaches always makes me cry (detail), 2009, bronze, dimensions variable
Artist collection. 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 Aug 25 Painting the Song works from the Sims Dickson Collection.

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. Aug 8 to Sept 2 (opening Thurs Aug 9, 6.30pm) University of Newcastle Annual Student Art Prize. Proudly Sponsored by The University of Newcastle, SSAF, The University of Newcastle Gallery, Chris and Helen Ford, Signarama Newcastle and Pigg’s Peak Winery.

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Northern Rivers

Bank Art Museum Moree
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
To Aug 18 The Long Paddock – Zanny Begg, Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski discuss the past, present and future of Australia’s Travelling Stock Routes. Curated by Joni Taylor.
Also, 50 Years – Impressions by Moree artists ñ prints by local artists supporting The Moree Freedom Ride Scholarship.

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 Sept 8 David Fairbairn: Drawn to Print and Aleph Geddis: hard/soft 2018. Line is the foundation of David Fairbairn’s art: from a density of line work, form emerges. In this exhibition of large-scale portraiture, Fairbairn experiments with etching. From the etched line – then corroded and transformed by the printing process – the face and personality of each subject is revealed. The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms, informed by the stylised naturalism of Pacific Northwest carving and the essence of Platonic solids.

Aleph Geddis, VCF 14.24.00, 2017, monkey pod wood, 40 x 46 x 46cm
Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

David Fairbairn, Large Head G.E No. 1, 2016, copper etching, aquatint, power tools and drypoint on Grey BFK paper, 121 x 160cm
Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton 2460.
(02) 6642-3177.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To Sept 2 Ken Done: Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen – Selected Works 2000-2017.
Also, It’s Our Birthday! – celebrating 30 years with an exhibition showcasing artists of the Clarence Valley.

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Thur 10.00 to 6.00.
To Aug 26 From Here to There: Australian Art and Walking.
July 28 to Sept 23 The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize.
Aug 4 to Sept 2 Susan Fell Mclean: Gondwana Colour: Eucalyptus Colour.

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 Aug 12 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, and Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

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 Aug 26 My Mother’s Endearment – Wadagingie, and The End of the Vine by Maude Butta.
Also, A Survey of Small Sculpture by Paul Selwood. Read more…
The Losing Game – Max Watters Collection, and Three Well Known Australians by Martin Shaw.

Paul Selwood, Sifnos House, 2016, painted steel, 45 x 42 x 21.5cm
Photograph: Bruce Tindale. Courtesy the artist and Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Nexus Community Gallery
Old Butter Factory, Doepel Street, Bellingen 2454.
Daily 10.00 to 4.30.
Facebook: Nexus Gallery.
Aug 19 to Sept 14 (opening Sun Aug 19, 3pm) The Botanic Ashes – England v. Australia by Bronwyn Rodden. An exhibition of works depicting Australian native plants created from inks made from Australian plants: Wattle, Smilax, Davidson’s Plum, Native Olive, Rusty Plum, and Eucalyptus, as well as English inks used in medieval manuscripts and traditional dyeing. www.bronwynrodden.com

Bronwyn Rodden, Botanic Ashes, diptych, 60 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist

Bronwyn Rodden, Shenley Wood Oak 2. Courtesy the artist

Northern Rivers Community Gallery
44 Cherry Street, Ballina 2478.
(02) 6681-6167.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 9.30 to 2.30, closed public hols.
Aug 1 to 26 (opening Thurs Aug 2, 5.30-7.30pm) Gallery Space 4: In Full Flight by Jennifer Long. An exhibition of etchings, watercolours and mixed media work that explores different ‘flight’ paths and evokes thoughts about the journeys we take in life. Inspired by stories of war and families fleeing persecution, images of bird and cage, boat and water, tower and tunnel hint at freedom and its loss. www.jenniferlong.net

Jennifer Long, Flight 16, 2016, mixed media and wax on paper, 15 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist

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

Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed Wed for change of exhibitions.
The Bowral Art Gallery, home of the Bowral & District Art Society and BDAS workshops.
July 28 to Aug 5 (opening Fri July 27, 6-8pm) Painting and Drawing – A-F Fulgence Class Show.
Aug 10 to 19 (opening Fri Aug 10, 6.30pm) My Highland Home – Belle Property Bowral Art Prize Exhibition.
Aug 23 to Sept 4 (opening Sat Aug 25, 2pm) Arkaroola to Arcadia by Judy Melons.

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.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00.
To Sept 8 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression – Yirrkala Print Space. In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over 20 years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. A celebratory exhibition of this print space, Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression is presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre. The exhibition is a vibrant acknowledgement of the creative energies, talent and commitment of generations of Yolngu artists who have utilised and pushed the boundaries of such a medium to share significant cultural and historical stories. An Artback NT touring exhibition.

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 26 Jewels in the Crown – features masterpieces and much loved works from the Gallery’s collection.
To Sept 9 The Gift: Remembering Bob Sredersas – celebrating the significant and generous gift by Bronius (Bob) Sredersas, a Lithuanian migrant and steel worker whose personal art collection became the impetus for the establishment of Wollongong Art Gallery. Curated by Anne-Louise Rentell. To Sept 23 Red Alert! – paintings and works on paper from the collection evoking sensations of warmth, passion and desire in celebration of Wollongong Art Gallery’s Ruby Anniversary.
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.

Dongwang Fan, China Landscape, 2004, synthetic polymer paint, 124 x 180cm
Courtesy the artist and Wollongong City Art Gallery

Julie Bartholomew, Qing Chanel (Mirror, Qi shoes, pouch and fan), 2008, porcelain, fibre
Courtesy the artist and Wollongong City Art Gallery

Aug 4 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.

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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 Aug 19 Operation Art – an initiative of NSW Department of Education and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Also, John South: Skyworld – through film and installation John South (Barkindji) explores Aboriginal astronomy and the cultural and spiritual mythologies surrounding the night sky.

John South, Skyworld, 2018, video installation
Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Also, Kevina-Jo Smith: Never Give Up – an immersive installation, combining film, photographs, textile panels and costumes to enact a collective consciousness around the ever increasing environmental threats facing our planet.

Kevina-Jo Smith, Queen of the Turtles (detail), 2017, type C print, 101 x 81cm
Photograph: Sofie Iverson. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Aug 25 to Oct 7 Mycorrhizal Futurae – Ferox – Inferius is Freedom Wilson’s new body of work which raises awareness of the endangered Buttercup Doubletail Orchid (Diuris aequalis).
Aug 25 to Oct 14 Blue Mountains Botanica – delves into the history of botanical exploration of the Blue Mountains and features historical botanical illustrations, plant specimen and archival material drawn from the National Herbarium of NSW, the Daniel Solander Library and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Developed in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.

GalleryONE88 Fine Arts
186-188 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-3141, 0411-131-000.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 28 to Sept 9 Clear and Distant View a solo show by Boyd McMillan. A focus of this show is the perception of monumental forms and the tension of depicting them. Perspective is often manipulated to create a curved space consistent with first hand observation of towering forms. Transparent and delicate media such as ink and watercolour, pastel and lightweight sculpture provoke consideration of natural form based on drawing. The Blue Mountains provide a rich variety of settings and environments to practise this observation and response. @boydmcmillanartwork

Boyd Mcmillan, North Wall Castle, 2018, ink and watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artist

Boyd Mcmillan, Above Beauchamp, 2018, ink on paper. Courtesy the artist

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.
(02) 4782-9988.
Director: David Rex-Livingston.
Thurs-Tues 10.00 to 5.00.

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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.
Aug 10 to Oct 7 Objectivity by Terry Burrows – a Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition.

Terry Burrows, #1, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 3 panels, 145 x 300cm. Courtesy the artist and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Also, Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front. A New England Regional Art Museum and King Street Gallery exhibition.

Robert Linnegar, Salient, photograph. Courtesy the artist, King Street Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3440.
Entry by gold coin donation.
Open daily.
Aug 3 to Sept 23, 2018 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize ñ an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
ëBondií, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Through Aug the annual Myall Creek Memorial Exhibition. Paintings and woodburnings by Indigenous artists – Colin Isaacs, Brian Irving, Elenore Harrison, Melanie Lassarre and Diane Marlow.

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 Sept 2 Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt – an Australian War Memorial touring exhibition.

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 Aug 19, 2017 Archibald Prize.

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.
Aug 11 to Sept 23 The National Contemporary Jewellery Award.

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 Aug 12 Ash Laing: Flagging Opinion.
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 Aug 19 Orange Air: Thomas Pearson.
Also, AFTER-LIFE: Animal Stories from Beyond the Grave.

Thomas Pearson, Clepsammia, 2018, blown glass. 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 Aug 12 Studies with Light by Kirstie Rea and Lucy Palmer – this exhibition showcases the works of two exceptional artists, both fascinated with light; Rea uses reflections captured within a sheet of glass to capture a momentary view of a place, whereas Palmer creates sculptural forms which can hold and throw light.

Lucy Palmer, Aerial Perspectives (detail 1-7), 2018, kiln formed and constructed glass
Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Kirstie Rea, Envelop 3 , 2018, glass, digital print, 59 x 42 x 8cm
Courtesy of the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Aug 18 to Sept 30 The Architecture of Light a solo exhibition by Susie Dureau – a series of paintings that investigate the materiality of light.

Susie Dureau, Now, 2018, oil on linen, 20cm x 25cm. Courtesy 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 Aug 12 ACO Virtual.
To Aug 26 Bowerbird: Clinton Bradley and the Art of Collecting.
To Sept 2 Michelle Nikou: a e i o u.
Also, Sarah McEwan: Unbind Me. Read more…
Aug 18 to Oct 28 Michael Cook: Undiscovered.

Sarah McEwan, I am in the background (foreground/background/denial), 2017, ink and fabric on paper
Courtesy the artist and Western Plains Cultural Centre

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