April 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

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.
Through April Celebrate the gallery’s 6th Birthday with us! Special prices and events over the Easter long weekend. Check the website for details.

Gallery 139
Online and pop-up exhibitions during 2019
Director: Ahn Wells.
Online during April, please see gallery website for details.

Helene Leane, Pastures, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139

Olivia Parsonage Hatchlings (yellow) 2018 fabric illustration 34 x 34cm. 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.
March 30 to May 12 Sensation of Place: Jon Ellis. jonellisart.com
March 30 to May 19 Anime Architecture.

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.
April 1 to Sept the Gallery will be closed during this time for an exciting 2.3 million dollar transformation that will include more space for programs, the collection and more exhibition space to embrace contemporary Aboriginal arts practice. The Sculpture Park and Awaba House Restaurant Café will remain open. Stay tuned for our grand re-opening celebration.

Courtesy 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.
April 6 to May 27 (opening Sat April 6, 5pm) KNOWN | UNKNOWN – featuring artists who work with their own bodies to explore notions of personal, cultural and social identity.

Amrita Hepi, The Pace 2018, 3-channel dance video installation, co-commissioned by Cement Fondu 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 7.30am).
Eleven exhibition spaces, gallery shop + much-loved-by-locals café.
Free entry, donations always welcomed!

Andrew Antoniou, The Living Room Odyssey (detail), 2016, 110 x 140cm. Courtesy the artist and Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Tim Winters, Chain of ponds / rock pool, 2015, ink, acrylic gouache, gesso on polycotton canvas, 240 x 180cm. Courtesy the artist and Maitland Regional Art Gallery

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 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.
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.
To April 20 From the Mudbrick House by Dino Consalvo and Lottie Consalvo – a Father/Daughter exhibition curated by Gillean Shaw and Ahn Wells.
April 24 to May 18 Biloela: afore and beyond ñ Kathryn Jeanes PhD.Until May in the Museum: Yearning to Yarn by Simon Munro.

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.
April 3 to 28 (opening Fri April 5, 5pm) Fable: The Art and Heart of Storytelling. In support of the Newcastle Writers Festival.

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 April 27 Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front.

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 May 4 Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man – JamFactory Icon ñ an exhibition of Gerry Wedd’s hand-built ceramics that brim with a dry wit; from the humorous to the darkly disturbing, he explores history, politics, surfing, music and popular culture. Includes new work alongside quintessential pieces from a career spanning close to 40 years.

Gerry Wedd, ‘Midget’ jar, 2016. Photograph: Andrew Cowen. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Also, Ripped Off: Gerry’s been doing it for years’… it’s about time someone else got in on the act – four artists, who also happen to surf, respond to the extraordinary archive of Australia’s pioneering surf photographer John Witzig. Featuring Jon Campbell, Robert Moore, Gerry Wedd and Ozzie Wrong, plus new work by John Witzig.

John Witzig, Fresh Mullet v.2 – Angourie, 1972. 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. Public hols may differ.
March 28 to May 19 Bike Town – a community engagement project and multi-media collaborative exhibition between CastNet Productions, the Clarence River Historical Society, the Grafton Cycle Club and Grafton Regional Gallery that captures, shares and aims to preserve Grafton’s long and intriguing cycling history.

Bike Town, Notaras Family 1912. Courtesy Grafton Regional Gallery

Also, Headwaters – seven Lower Clarence artists present a mesmerising tribute to the grandeur of the Clarence River and its surrounding environment through painting, works on paper, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and performance.
Also, InFocus – a photographic competition which runs in conjunction with the annual Clarence Valley plunge Arts and Culture Festival, and Best of 2018 DEX Photography – an annual retrospective of photographic works from reporters at the Daily Examiner.

Annie Roberts, photo collage, 2018. 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 April 21 Museum of My Friends #1 by Marion Conrow.
April 6 to May 12 Paperbark by Lionel Bawden.
April 18 to June 16, 2018 Archibald Prize.
April 18 to June 17 Young Archies.

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 April 14 Into the Wild by Peter Schouten.
Also, Jenni Catt + Angela Tay: Paradise of Waters, Movements and Impermanence.
April 24 to June 2 Object Therapy – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre, and YANK, SQUEEZE, BOW by Billy James Crellin.

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.
March 28 to April 2 Wearable Treasures Jewellery.
April 10 to 28 Tutor’s 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.
April 6 to June 22 Contemporising the Modern: Photography from the 20th and 21st Century – Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, Pat Brassington, Harold Cazeneaux, Bill Henson, Carol Jerrems, Trent Parke, Narelle Autio, Petrina Hicks, Rex Dupain, Mark Kimber, David Moore, Robert McFarlane, Laurie Wilson, Kerrie Dundas, David Mist, Rennie Ellis, Jeff Carter, David Potts, Josef Vissel, Justine Varga and Richard Beck. Touring from the MAMA collection – part of Head On Photo Festival 2019.

Petrina Hicks, Lambswool, 2008, lightjet print photograph
Gift of the Russell Mills Foundation, MAMA collection. Courtesy the artist and Bega Valley Regional Gallery

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 April 28 Red Alert! – an exhibition of affecting works with blushes of red from the collection to celebrate the Gallery’s Ruby Anniversary.
To May 26 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression – celebrating 20 Years Of The Yirrkala Print Space. Presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.
To June 2 Future Feminist Archive – LIVE In Wollongong! – artists and performers weave Wollongong’s first International Women’s Day March in 1979 and its context of equal rights and women’s right to work struggles, with contemporary feminist themes and hashtag age initiatives such as Me Too. Curated by Jo Holder and Catriona Moore. Read more….
To July 21 A Place To Call Home. Wollongong homes captured by local artists past and present.

Photograph: Illawarra Mercury, 8 March 1979. Courtesy Wollongong Local Studies Library and Wollongong Art Gallery, New South Wales

To Aug 11 Monochrome – painting, drawing, photography, prints and sculpture from the collection.
April 5 to May 26, 75 Years: Through the Lens. Wollongong Camera Club – an exhibition showcasing the club’s rich and vibrant photographic history since its formation in April 1944.

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 April 7 Collectors’ Edition #6 – over 80 original artworks by prominent artists will be for sale through silent auction. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition.

Courtesy Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

To May 5 Playback: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018 – Vernon Ah Kee, Sharon Goodwin, Laura Hindmarsh, Locust Jones, Dorota Mytych, Jason Phu, Lucienne Rickard and Nick Strike. An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition, supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.

Locust Jones, The end of the beginning, New Year’s Eve to April fools (detail), 2018, ink, pencil, ArtGraf and watercolour on paper, 308 x 1000cm. Photograph: Mim Stirling. AGNSW
Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

April 12 to May 5 Sculpture Otherwise – A Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition. Sculpture Otherwise is an exhibition of small sculpture by the exhibiting artists participating in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2019. The indoor exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for collectors and the public to purchase works by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and international artists from the 2019 Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition.

Sculpture Otherwise, 2018, installation view. Photograph: Silversalt
Courtesy the 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.

Sculpture at Scenic World
1 Violet Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-0250.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
April 12 to May 12 Sculpture at Scenic World – celebrating the eighth annual exhibition that transforms the ancient rainforest floor into an outdoor gallery, showcasing 26 artworks along the Scenic Walkway, which winds through the pristine Jamison Valley and provides a unique sensory experience with subtle artworks and interactive installations.

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.
April 12 to June 2 EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection – a vibrant cross-section of recent developments in international art showcasing the diversity and exuberance of innovative practices and contemporary culture. A BRAG exhibition in conjunction with the National Art School, Sydney.
Also, Fabrice Cazenave: The Garden of Shadows – a collection of work developed during Cazenave’s six-week residency at Murrays Cottage as the inaugural French Artist in Residence (FAR) in Hill End in 2018. The FAR / Hill End program is a joint initiative between BRAG and the French Consulate, Sydney.

Fabrice Cazenave at work. Photograph: JM Leven. Courtesy the artist and Bathurst Regional Gallery

Also, ARTEXPRESS – a showcase of exemplary artworks created by New South Wales visual arts students for the Higher School Certificate examination. ARTEXPRESS is a joint initiative of the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority.

Ugo Rondinone zwölfteraugustzweitausendundvierzehn, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm. Collection of Lisa and Danny Goldberg OAM. Image courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich/New York. Courtesy the artist and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
From April 27 Artist in residence – papermaker Yvonne Ledingham.
Also, a collaboration of pottery by Albert Verschuuren, Max Powell and Nicci Parry-Jones, and artworks by Helena South.

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 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’ from the unparalleled collection of internationally acclaimed quilt authority Dr. Annette Gero. Recently shown in New York. Not to be missed!

Maker unknown (initials JSJ), Intarsia with Soldiers, c.1760-1780, possibly Prussia, wool, all hand sewn, intarsia
Collection Annette Gero
Courtesy Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Gang Gang Gallery
206 Main Street, Lithgow 2790.
Mon 10.00 to 3.00, Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
May 24 to June 23 A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End paintings, research and book by Blake Finalist, Rebecca Wilson. www.rebeccawilsonart.com

Rebecca Wilson, Luncheon at Split Rock. Courtesy the artist

Rebecca Wilson, Adam & Eve after Cranach. Courtesy the artist

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Civic Centre, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, closed Sun and public hols.
March 29 to May 11 The Art of Ageing – Kerri Ambler, Tayla Martin, Tina Milson, Julie Slavin and Tim White. Also, Snapshot: Jordan Charles Stokes – One Hundred Trees, and Dawn to Dust by Tina Milson.

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 April 21 David Griggs: Between Nature and Sin. A touring exhibition from Museums and Galleries NSW.
April 26 to June 2 Manggan: Gather, Gathers, Gathering. A touring exhibition for Museum and Galleries Queensland.

David Griggs, Zoloft Nation (self portrait), 2009, acrylic on canvas, 282 x 232cm
Germanos Collection, Sydney. Courtesy the artist and Griffith Regional Art Gallery

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. Wed April 25 (ANZAC DAY) open 1.00 to 4.00. To April 14 CATPC ñ the artists from the plantation. A portrait by Baloji, 2018. To May 26 Sarah Goffman: Bridge to Asia. To May 26 John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.

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 May 5 Muswellbrook Art Prize.
Also, Art Tracks II – Tracing the History of the Muswellbrook Art Prize.

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 April 10 Archibald Prize 2018.
April 18 to June 9 Ildiko Kovacs: The DNA of Colour. Read more…
Also on at ANU Drill Hall Gallery: June 21 to Aug 11.

Ildiko Kovacs, Raspberry, 2017, oil on card mounted on plywood, 79.5 x 82.5cm. Private collection. Courtesy the artist and Orange Regional Art Gallery

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 5 A Time and Place by Isobel Rayson.
May 11 to June 23 Filament by Harriet Schwarzrock. Schwarzrock investigates connection and transformation through threads of light, breath and form. Her fascination with neon continues in her first solo exhibition.

Harriet Schwarzrock, Toyama, 2018, glass installation. 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 April 28 Greg Pritchard: The Forest.
To May 5 Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial.
To June 23 Dendroglyphs: Carved Country.