December 2019-January 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-Tue 10.00 to 4.00, Wed by appt.
Jan 4 to 27, 2020 Blackroom Gallery: Walk by Marian Bosch.
Feb 1 to 23, 2020 Caught in a Low Tide new works by Graham Altmann.

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.
Sat Dec 7 Christmas Art Parade 2019 – a unique Art Parade presentation of 50+ vibrant Aboriginal artworks, featuring landscape and bush medicine paintings by artists of Ampilatwatja and a wide variety of new paintings, ochres, barks, works on paper and sculptures from 6 regions. Plus hand-painted metal dogs, cushion covers, Christmas ornaments, cards, bags ceramics and homewares. Free event but bookings are essential;
Dec 1 to Feb 28, 2020 The Summer Collector’s Show 2020 – a specially curated exhibition of new Aboriginal art from around Australia, featuring select works from the McCulloch Collection of Aboriginal Art. Plus coastal landscapes by Queenscliff artist David Beaumont. All works for sale.

Ada Pula Beasley, My Country, 61 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Artists of Ampilatwatja

Nellie Stewart, Minyma Kutjara, 2009, 153 x 114cm. Courtesy estate of the artist and Tjungu Palya

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, 2020 Landscape drawings and paintings by Tarli Glover, and Windscape ceramics by Sarah Ormonde.
Also, 2019 Christmas Collection – 30+ artists. Small, affordable works on paper.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 23, 2020 for the summer break.

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.
To Jan 18, 2020 FAC Mezzanine: Jordan Richardson: When the Cows Come Home.
To Feb 1, 2020 FAC Design Store.
To Feb 8, 2020 FAC Curved Wall Gallery: Janette Thompson: Life on Mars.
To Feb 16, 2020 Glass Cube Gallery: Jacqueline Stojanović: Concrete Fabric.
Jan 13 to Feb 8, 2020 FAC Atrium: Shah Wali Nadiri: Realism on Canvas. Cube Gallery: Get Out! Exhibition – Arts Access Victoria inclusive arts studio.

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.

Grant Donaldson & Eileen Gordon Collaboration, Lily, glassblown, 143 x 79cm. Courtesy the artists and Gordon Studio Glassblowers

Grant Donaldson, Murrini Vase and Decanter, glassblown, 25 x 22cm (vase), 30 x 21cm (decanter). Courtesy the artist and Gordon Studio Glassblowers

Manyung Gallery Flinders
37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
Fri-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
From Dec 14 Stephen Glassborow.
From Jan 25, 2020 RMIT Sculpture Exhibition.

Stephen Glassborow, The Leaf, bronze, 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Flinders

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
85 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza 3930.
(03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, and first Sun of the month 10.00 to 3.00.
Thurs Dec 5 Champagne & Mistletoe – late-night Christmas exhibition featuring affordable works under $2,000 with Christmas music, nibbles and champagne.

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
(03) 9787-2953.
Thurs-Tues 10.00 to 5.00.
From Nov 30 Craig Penny and Rob Davey.

Craig Penny, Shed Reflections, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 92cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Sorrento

From Dec 14 Charles Wilcox.
From Jan 11, 2020 Women in Action featuring Mela Cooke and Susan Sutton.
From Jan 18, 2020 Kristine Ballard.
From Jan 25, 2020 Greg Mallyon.

Greg Mallyon, Arnhem Land Creek 1, acrylic on paper, 64 x 80cm. 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.
Nov 29 to Feb 2, 2020 The Traders – a unique pop up store inside the treasured Merricks House Art Gallery. A mixture of fashion, homewares, art, fine food, hampers and more, The Traders is an eclectic collection inspired by the country and coastal lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula. This season, we’re excited to showcase Stuart Cantor Photography, Marigold Interiors, Palm Noosa, one Season Australia, Edenborough Evans and more. Each season, The Traders opens amongst the grapevines on the verandah with a cocktail party inviting traders, locals and their guests for a sneak preview.

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.
See website for summer hours.
Dec 7 to Feb 7, 2020 (opening Sat Dec 7, 4-6pm) Stencil Prize Exhibition – the 10th-anniversary exhibition of artists from around the globe featuring 66 finalists. Edgy, political and pop-culture inspired – a snapshot of the grassroots stencil art form.

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, 2020 (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.

Gecko Studio Gallery
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
(03) 5683-2481.
Facebook: geckostudiogallery
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 4.00 (Gallery & Café).
To Dec 16 Understory flameworked glass and mixed media by Sarah Dingwall and pigment ink pens, watercolour and gold leaf on cotton rag paper by Emma Morgan.
Dec 19 to Jan 22, 2020 (opening Fri Dec 20, 6-8pm) Rosalind Forster – linocuts and watercolours.
Jan 23 to Feb 17, 2020 (opening Fri Jan 24, 6-8pm) (un)civilisation by Lana De Jager – solarplate etchings.
Gallery and Café open daily through Jan, 2020.

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 Jan 19, 2020 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
To Jan 26, 2020 Whispering Landscapes by Meg Viney-Bell and Zetta Kanta.
To Feb 2, 2020 Hot Glass by Nick Mount. Read more…
Dec 7 to Feb 2, 2020 Erasure by Louisa Waters.

Nick Mount, Scent Bottle #070709, 2009, blown glass, 101 x 130 x 26cm. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Louisa Waters, Ruins #1, 2019, charcoal and pastel on paper, 59.4 x 84.1cm. 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 Jan 5, 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award – an exhibition featuring contemporary drawing by various artists.
To Jan 20, 2020 Dissonant Rhythms by Ross Manning – everyday materials create sound and light worlds.
To Feb 16, 2020 No Surface Holds by Catherine Truman – abject art blends with scientific memes.

Sol Studio + Gallery
76 Toorak Road, Inverloch 3996.
Thurs-Mon 10.30 to 5.00, closed Tue and Wed.
Award-winning artists Nick Perrin and Meg Hayley use vibrant colours with high contrast and texture to create exciting original works of art.

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Bijou Gallery & Studios
Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan
Petschel House, 107 Petschels Lane, Hamilton 3300.
By appt.
Through Dec and Jan, 2020 New Works by Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan.
Also, Painting workshops.

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.
To Jan 31, 2020 Piecing together… fragments of culture by Katherine Marmaras.

Katherine Marmaras, Piecing together… fragments of culture 3, 2018, mixed media, 76 x 57 x 3cm (variable). Photograph: Filippo Messina. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

Katherine Marmaras, Piecing together… fragments of culture 3 (detail), 2018, mixed media, 76 x 57 x 3cm (variable). Photograph: Filippo Messina. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

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 16, 2020 Elsewhere world (Final consolidated A–H) by Ray Arnold.
To Feb 23, 2020 abstract painting by Stephen Bram.

Stephen Bram, Untitled, 2016, synthetic polymer paint on canvas panel. Photograph: Christian Capurro. © Stephen Bram. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Also, Turmoil & tranquility: recent acquisitions 2018-19.

Janenne Eaton, R E E F, 2015, enamel, mixed media on canvas. Proposed acquisition – Gift of the artist, 2019

From Feb 22, 2020 HOLD ON by Jacky Redgate.
Also, Collection leads: Kate Beynon.

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.

National Wool Museum
26 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220.
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 15 Art Quilt Australia 2019 – contemporary art quilts from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Featuring Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize.

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
Open daily all January 2020. For details visit the website.
Dec 8 to Jan 4, 2020 Rohan Robinson.
Jan 5 to 18, 2020 James Davis.
Jan 19 to Feb 1, 2020 Rimona Kedem.
Jan 26 to Feb 8, 2020 Philip Adams.
Open daily all through Jan, 2020.

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA
Town Hall, 82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Free entry.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Permanent collection textile/fibre art exhibitions ongoing.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 9, 2020 Troy Emery: After the gold rush – sculptures and paintings evoking dream-like images of animals. Read more…

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

To Feb 23, 2020 Dark Horse: Wild beasts and curious creatures – works from the collection exploring our complicated history with animals.
Nov 30 to March 15, 2020 Geoff Bonney: Pangrams – colourful paintings which use words and letters as codes for creating images.
Dec 14 to March 22, 2020 Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen) – explores the complexity of the human psyche in a dark and humorous work, which balances weirdness, whimsy and grotesquerie.

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
Dec 2 to Jan 31, 2020 New Acquisitions and Stockroom Sale – original signed works by prestigious artists including Arthur Boyd, Jamie Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Ruby Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, Pro Hart and more. Also artworks by talented regional artists, including ceramics by Ruby Pilven and works by Travis Price, Josh Bowes, Ursula Calderone, Demi Gerardi and Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 13, 2020.

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.
Nov 30 to March 1, 2020 Josh Muir: What’s on your mind? Read more…

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

Dec 7 to March 1, 2020 The Paul Guest Collection.

Robert Jacks, Red Rose Sank and Rose, 2006 oil on linen. Gifted to Bendigo Art Gallery from Paul Guest through the Cultural Gifts Program 2017. © and courtesy the Estate of Robert Jacks

Cascade Art Gallery
The Church, 1A Fountain Street, Maldon 3463.
Director: Kareen Anchen.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 22 Cascade Art Annual Christmas Show with over 130 contributors.
Also, 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner, Liadaan Fahbien’s oil panels on exhibition.
To Feb 29, 2020 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.
Gallery closed Dec 23, re-opening Jan 15, 2020.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 7 to May, 2020 (opening Fri Dec 6, 6-8pm) 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 Dec 19 New Ways of Looking: Central Goldfields Art Gallery Collection.
Jan 16 to Feb 23, 2020 New Ways of Looking.
Gallery closed Dec 20 to Jan 15, 2020 inclusive.

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 Dec 21 Senselab: Minor Movements.
Also, Clutch and Release: Janet Bromley, David Keating, Judith Warnest.
From Jan 13, 2020 Algorithm Aesthetic.

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
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, 2020 Pieces of a story: people and places of Bendigo.

Post Office Gallery
School of Arts
Federation University Australia, Building P | Camp Street Campus, Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
PO Box 663 Ballarat 3353.
(03) 5327-8615.
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Mon-Tues by appt.
To Dec 7 Georgia Janetzki: Traces of The Female Self. Janetzki’s research and art practice explores how self-portraiture can be an embodied methodology and starting point for investigations that go beyond oneself: her experimental self-portraiture addressing the personal and by doing so incorporating a wider community of female artists.

Georgia Janetzki, Self-portrait (Yayoi Kusama Museum elevator), 2018 digital print on silk, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist

Dec 14 to Jan 18, 2020 Reverb: Return To The 90s: Federation University 1990s Visual Arts Alumni. Federation University Australia Visual Arts alumni and former 1990s Art school graduates from Ballarat College, University of Ballarat and Ballarat TAFE, showcase a diverse range of work and celebrate their past as well as their recent achievements.

Taidgh King, REVERB banner design, 2019 – 3rd year Communication Design. Arts Academy, Federation University Australia

Jan 31 to Feb 15, 2020 (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, Lauren 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, School of Arts

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 West, 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.
Usually Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Fri, Sat and Sun to Dec 1, 11am to 4pm Pauline Barnes and Mel Obst.
Gallery closed through Jan, 2020.

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.
Dec 5 to Feb 16, 2020 Barka: The Forgotten River by Badger Bates and Justine Muller.
Dec 12 to Feb 23, 2020 Always Something to Paint by André Schmidt.
Dec 13 to March 1, 2020 Masterpieces… from the Collection – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.

Badger Bates, Warrego Darling Junction, Toorale, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Mildura Arts Centre

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 March 15, 2020 The Boyd Family: a legacy of pottery.
Dec 7 to March 1, 2020 collector/collected.

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 Dec 8 Gallery 2: Fabric of Yarrunga – a Creative Learning Partnership Outcome.
To Dec 15 Gallery1: In Her Words: A NETS Touring Exhibition, curated by Olivia Poloni.
To Jan 28, 2020 WPACC Foyer Gallery: Scars: Elisabeth Cummings Etchings.
Dec 21 to Feb 16, 2020 Gallery 1: Hearts And Minds: Wartime Propaganda – an Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition.

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 to 15 Exploring ASPECTIVISM™

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing, Laurie Collins.
Through Dec horses and… paintings by Julie Wickham.
Through Jan, 2020 Ashley Trader – mixed art.