February 2020 Listings

Victorian 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.

Mornington Peninsula

Cook Street Collective
41 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-1022.
Thurs-Tues 10.00 to 4.00, Wed by appt.
Feb 1 to 23 Blackroom Gallery: Caught in a Low Tide new works by Graham Altmann.
Feb 29 to March 22 Domestic Bliss by James Needham.

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
Thurs-Tues 10.30 to 4.00, Wed by appt.
The Mornington Peninsula’s specialised Aboriginal art gallery, EVERYWHEN Artspace directors Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs represent the work of 40 + Aboriginal art centres from around Australia plus select non-Indigenous artists.
To Feb 25 The Summer Collector’s Show 2020 – outstanding new Aboriginal art from around Australia, also featuring select works from the McCulloch Collection of Aboriginal Art. Plus coastal landscapes by Queenscliff artist David Beaumont.

Vicki Cullinan, Munga Ilkari (Night Sky), acrylic on linen, 122 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist, Iwantja Arts, South Australia and EVERYWHEN Artspace

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
Art After Dark every evening from dusk.
From Feb 6 FAC Atrium: Queer Latinx Migrating Down Under – navigating layers of identities, hopes and dreams. Cube Gallery: State of Grace a multi-art exhibition by Laura Cionci. FAC Design Store: Murmurs steel sculpture by Estela Marina Garber, and Casa Bonita Lifestyle – Colombian-Australian Social Enterprise.
Through Feb FAC Mezzanine: Building Bridges – from Latin American Stories to Victorian History by Latin Stories Yunuen Pérez and Antonio González.
From Feb 20 Glass Cube Gallery: Molas, between layers – an immersive installation by a collective of artists, also in the FAC Curved Wall Gallery from Feb 27.

Gordon Studio Glassblowers
A Working Hot Glass Studio & Gallery
290 Red Hill Road (cnr Dunns Creek Road), Red Hill 3937.
(03) 5989-7073.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Manyung Gallery Flinders
37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953 .
Fri-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 20 Jennyfer Stratman.

Jennyfer Stratman, Somewhere Beyond the Sea 6, bronze, 99 x 99cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Flinders

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
85 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza 3930.
(03) 9787-2953.
Thurs-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 14 Lovers Show – mixed artist exhibition.

Janine Daddo, Butterfly Dreaming, mixed media on paper, 73 x 94cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
(03) 9787-2953.
Thurs-Tues 10.00 to 5.00.
Through Feb Greg Mallyon and Joe Blundell.

Joe Blundell, Canopy, oil on linen, 112 x 112cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Sorrento

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3) 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671.
Director: Lisa Byrne.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston – Flinders Road, Merricks 3961.
(03) 5989-8088.
Daily 8.30 to 5.00.
Merricks House is located adjacent to Merricks General Wine Store and showcases talent from both the local Mornington Peninsula Region as well as artists from across Australia. Meander through the garden from the café, bistro, cellar door or deck to discover this hidden gem.
March 7 to 29 Schatzkammer: Treasure Chamber 2000-2020 by Simon Normand – a survey of cultural maps, artefacts, hand-coloured etchings, photographs, ceramics and bronze sculpture.

Montalto Sculpture Park
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
(03) 5989-8412.
Member of ACGA.
Free entry.
Daily. Feb 23 to Aug 30 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2020 featuring artists Graeme Altmann, Shawn Begley, Cliff Burtt, Ben Carroll, Ewen Coates, Philip Cooper, Mela Cooke, Ralf Driessen, Robert Hague, Hugh Mclachlan, Anton McMurray, Luke Neil, James Parrett, Sonia Payes, Louis Pratt, Faustas Sadauskas, Alex Seton, Benjamin Jay Shand, Morgan Shimeld, Michael Sibel, Julia Sides + Martin George, James Voller, Clancy Warner and Christabel Wigley.

Oak Hill Gallery
(map ref Melway 145 G4)
100 Mornington-Tyabb Road (adjacent to the Rose Gardens), Mornington 3931.
(03) 5973-4299.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.

Southern Buoy Studios
1/19 Carbine Way, Mornington 3931.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Currently accepting submissions for the SBS Portrait Prize 2020 – $7,000 winner and $1,000 people’s choice. See website for details. Entries close Sat Feb 29.

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 1 to 22 (opening Sat Feb 1, 2pm) artists are invited to explore and interpret the 2020 zeitgeist.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. 2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.
Feb 18 to March 30 (opening Sun Feb 23, 2-4pm) The Infinite Birdcage – an exhibition by highly reputed artist John Mutsaers in collaboration with musician and composer Mark Finsterer. Writers are invited to respond to the artworks and theme exploring the human need for freedom. Winning writers will be published in the Gippsland Lifestyle magazine.

John Mutsaers, Tessellated Chicken, oil on canvas, 61 x 101cm. Courtesy the artist and Artspace Wonthaggi

Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street, Sale 3850.
(03) 5142-3500.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 19 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
Feb 1 to March 15 The Nature of Decay by Simon Deere.

Simon Deere, Watsonia Meriana, 2018, graphite, 47.5 x 36cm. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Feb 1 to April 26 Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology by Susan Purdy.
Feb 15 to March 15 Art Aid Gippsland – 2020 Gippsland Bushfire Appeal Exhibition & Auction.
Feb 15 to May 3 The Circus of Life by Peter Cole.
March 21 to April 19 The Lost Impressionist by Jan Hendrik Scheltema.

Peter Cole, Song for the Kimberley, 2009, mixed media, 96 x 87 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 9 Moving Pictures.
To Feb 16 JamFactory ICON // Catherine Truman: no surface holds.
To May 3 Small Town Fetish: Pezaloom.

Pezaloom, Dopa Kinesia, 2015, C-type photograph on di-bond mount, 29.7 x 42cm. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, Acquired 2019. Courtesy the artist and Latrobe Regional Gallery

Feb 22 to May 17 Weapons For The Soldier: Protecting Country, Culture and Family.

Tony Albert and Vincent Namatjira, Australia’s Most Wanted Armed with a Paintbrush, 2018, archival pigment print on paper, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artists, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore and Latrobe Regional Gallery

Feb 29 to May 17 Any Which Way: Leigh Hobba.
Feb 29 to May 24 Contemporary Women: Artworks from the Latrobe Regional Gallery – permanent collection.

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Bijou Gallery & Studios
Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan
Petschel House, 107 Petschels Lane, Hamilton 3300.
By appt.

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2174.
Instagram: blarneybooksandart
Thurs-Mon 11.00 to 5.00.
Unique book-related art space bookshop, in beautiful Port Fairy.

Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
35 Carmichael Street, Hamilton 3300.
(03) 5572-2851.
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Geelong Art Space
89 Ryrie Street, Geelong 3220.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 16 to March 29 Doing it differently… a group exhibition coinciding with Geelong Design Week.

Adrienne Kneebone, Town and Kantri, 2018, pandanus. Courtesy the artist.

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5229-3645.
Director: Jason Smith.
Free entry unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 Stephen Bram abstract painting.
Also, Elsewhere world (Final consolidated A–H) by Ray Arnold.
To March 1 Turmoil & tranquility – recent acquisitions 2018-19.

Metropolis Gallery
64 Ryrie Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5221-6505.
Director: Robert Avitabile.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
For details visit the website.
To Feb 1 Rimona Kedem – new works in oil.

Rimona Kedem, Life in the Nude and other Places, oil on canvas, 120 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Qdos Fine Arts

Feb 2 to 15 Philip Adams – new paintings.
Feb 16 to March 7 Heirloom: an exhibition of exquisite things – Will Matthysen (clock maker), Benjamin Reddan (veneer), Stephen Hughes (wood), Dr Gerry King (glass), Kate Webber & Bronwyn Sidwell (textiles), William Eicholtz (ceramics), Lousie Rippert (works on paper), Graeme Wilkie (porcelain), Alexandra Copeland (ceramics), Maureen Williams (glass), Brett Whiteley (drawings), Reg Mombassa (prints), David Emery (wood) and Lucy McEachern (bronze).

Brett Whiteley (1939-1992), Preliminary Drawing for Magnolia with Money, c.1980, pen, ink and collage on paper, 76 x 55cm. Courtesy Qdos Fine Arts

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5559-4949.
Director: Vanessa Gerrans.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 3.00.
Grand re-opening Fri Feb 7, 6-8pm, all welcome.
To April 13 TAUT by Stephen Campbell.
To April 26 Unrest – Caroline Garcia, Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck, Liam Benson, Charmaine Clarke and SODA_JERK.

Ron Mueck, Wild man (detail), 2005, fibreglass resin, silicone, nylon, synthetic thread, plastic, metal, wood, 285 x 162 x 108cm. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery. Purchased by the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation and The Balnaves Foundation, 2007. Photograph: Mark Ashkanasy. Courtesy the artist and Warrnambool Art Gallery

To June 8 The Bull Cow by Simon Linardi (Atelier Cartel) – an immersive space for children and families.
To June 14 Climax Theatre by Josh Muir.

Josh Muir, Whales, 2019, unique digital print on aluminium, 80 x 80 cm. Courtesy the artist and Warrnambool Art Gallery

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To March 1 Let The World Burn by Paul Yore.
To June 8 Collected, Saved and Combined – Ararat TAMA permanent collection.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 9 Troy Emery: After the gold rush. Read more…

Troy Emery, gold tomcat, 2019, polyester, polyurethane, pins, adhesive. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Ballarat

To Feb 23 Dark horse: Wild beasts and curious creatures.
To March 15 Geoff Bonney: Pangrams.
Also, Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen): 08:26am.
Feb 6 to March 1 The Art Teachers Exhibition 2020.
Feb 29 to May 3 Next Gen 2020: VCE art and design.

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Sun-Mon.
Through Feb featured works by eminent Australian artists together with talented local and regional artists.

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
Director: Jessica Bridgfoot.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Gallery/shop daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 1 Josh Muir: What’s on your mind?
Also, The Paul Guest Collection.

Josh Muir, CONNECTION, 2019, digital print on aluminium. Courtesy the artist and Bendigo Art Gallery

Josh Muir, PSYCHOSIS, 2019, digital print on aluminium. Courtesy the artist and Bendigo Art Gallery

Cascade Art Gallery
The Church, 1A Fountain Street, Maldon 3463.
Director: Kareen Anchen.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 29 Summer Salon Exhibition includes artworks by Dean Bowen, David Frazer, Anita Laurence, Jan Palethorpe, Jeff Gardner, David Moore, Stephen Tester, Sam Varian and Kirsten Bishop.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To May 2019 Experimental Print Prize.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5460-4588.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 23 New Ways of Looking.
Feb 29 to April 19 Ian Tully: Future Farming the Mars Project. This multimedia exhibition examines many themes relating to contemporary agriculture from the inherent resourcefulness of farmers to the challenges of current environmental conditions and new, possible approaches.

Cosmopolitan Hotel and Gallery
21 High Street, Trentham 3458.
(03) 5424-1516.
Free entry.
Daily 11am to 12 midnight.
To March 31 Still Scapes an exhibition by photographer Mike Rutherford – a former advertising photographer who grew up with analogue photography, Mike takes those same skills with digital photography – manipulating images so that the viewer is drawn into the picture, seeking the story behind it. Still Scapes shows images from India and regional Victoria that are dark, moody, sometimes confronting and more than the usual digitally enhanced landscape photos. Importantly, Mike retains control over the entire process from taking the photo, manipulating, printing and writing a narrative that accompanies the images.

Mike Rutherford, Red Net, Kerala, 2019, colour photograph 42 x 59cm (A2). Property of the artist

Mike Rutherford, Lost Boy, Mumbai, 2019, black and white photograph 42 x 59cm (A2). Property of the artist

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Wed 1.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To March Landscape drawings and paintings by Tarli Glover.

Courtesy the artist and Falkner Gallery

Also, Windscape ceramics by Sarah Ormonde.

Sarah Ormonde, Windscape, 2019, ceramics. Courtesy the artist and Falkner Gallery

La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 8 Algorithm Aesthetic: Works from La Trobe University Collections.
From Feb 17 They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention.
Also, Rivers of Gold: International Print Portfolio Exchange.

The Old Auction House
52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-2047.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Open public hols. Closed Dec 25 to Jan 2 annually.
Independently run arts precinct with gallery spaces, shop, and artist studios; featuring mid-career and emerging Australian artists.

Post Office Gallery
School of Arts
Federation University Australia, Building P | Camp Street Campus, Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350. PO Box 663 Ballarat VIC 3353.
(03) 5327-8615.
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Mon-Tues by appt.
Jan 31 to Feb 15 (opening Sat Feb 1, 2.30pm) Lauren Murray: To Wandiligong: A Visual Journey Through Memory, Time, Space, Light, Landscape and Fourteen Layers of Glass. Presenting 16 digitally augmented photographs, accompanied by a 9.3 metre story map, Murray’s work and research explores her journey through the landscape – the nature of time, light and distance and the ongoing changes to the climate of particular interest to her.

Lauren Murray, Catastrophic Fire Warning, 2019, inkjet print on Canson Rag paper, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Post Office Gallery

Feb 21 to March 21 (opening Thurs Feb 20, 5.30pm for 6pm) SCOPE20. In a unique exhibition, Federation University’s Visual Arts Academics, Research Associates and Adjunct Professors showcase their recent work and creative research projects as academics, as well as professional practicing artists.

Wind & Sky Productions (Lucinda Horrocks & Jary Nemo) & Chris Hayward, Collections and Climate Change, 2018 (9min). Production still. Courtesy the artists and Post Office Gallery

Post Office Gallery
A satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6179.
Director: Jessica Bridgfoot.
Entry by donation.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 Pieces of a story: people and places of Bendigo.

North North East & North West

Art at Linden Gate
For exhibition details see Melbourne section.

Benalla Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 619 D6) Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla 3672.
(03) 5760-2619.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Feb 29 to March 22 (opening Fri Feb 28, 6pm) Sensorium by Sue Pavlovich – workshop series.
Expressions of Interest are invited for the 2020 Goat Gallery Program. For information:, Facebook: The Goat Gallery.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 12.00 to 4.00.
Excludes Good Friday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day, 1pm opening ANZAC Day.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 16 Barka: The Forgotten River by Badger Bates and Justine Muller.
To Feb 23 Always Something to Paint by André Schmidt.
To March 1 Masterpieces… from the Collection – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
Feb 20 to April 10 The Wealth of Women – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
Feb 21 to April 19 Through My Eyes by Michele Hermans.
Feb 27 to May 10 Mirror Meditations: Contrasting Tension and Contentment by Alexandra Rosenblum.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
(map ref Vic Roads map 273 L8 or 32 H8) 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 3630.
(03) 5832-9861.
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, public hols 1.00 to 4.00.
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Join SAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
To Feb 17 SAM On Tour – Craftivism: Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms.
To March 1 collector/collected. Read more…
Also, The Boyd Family: a legacy of pottery.

Phyl Dunn and Reg Preston, untitled (yellow dinner set), not dated, glazed stoneware, 2007. Shepparton Art Museum collection, donated by Joanne Trumble, 2007. © the artist’s estate and Susie Cordia. Photograph: Stephanie Bradford. Courtesy Shepparton Art Museum

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585.
(03) 5036-2430.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.

Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677.
(03) 5722-0865.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon.
Office hours Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, closed public hols and for exhibition installations.
Wangaratta Art Gallery is a Cultural Service of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
To Feb 16 Gallery 1: Hearts & Minds: Wartime Propaganda – an Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition.
Jan 29 to March 25 WPACC Foyer Gallery: Nat Ord: Rise!
Feb 22 to April 9 Gallery 1: The Fun Room – Hannah Gartside, Louise Meuwissen, Glenn Barkley, Christina Darras, Tony Albert, Ariel Ruby, Barbara Cleveland and Ben Frost.

Tony Albert, David C Collins and Renisha Ward-Yates, Warakurna Superheroes #3, 2017, archival pigment print on paper, edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs, 100 x 150cm. Courtesy the artist, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney and Wangaratta Regional Gallery

Warragul Region

Bradley Hall Antiques & Art Gallery
Australian Studio of Gary Miles
12 Old Telegraph Road West, Drouin West 3818.
(03) 5626-8355, 0407-443-606.
Sat-Sun and public hols 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Artist: Gary Miles.
Gallery viewing of available paintings of past series.

Phil Henshall Studio
1116 Main Neerim Road, Rokeby 3821.
Studio open the second weekend each month 11.00 to 5.00.
March 14 and 15 Open Studios West Gippsland.

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing, Laurie Collins.
Through Feb local artist Ross Vanner with a variety of paintings and life drawings.

Ross Vanner. Courtesy the artist and Red Tree Gallery Jindivick