September 2021 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.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Thurs by appt.
Sept 4 to 26 Blackroom Gallery: Vessel by VCA artists – Isabel Trufas, Jessie Smith, Cat Foord, Tim Keyter, Yanru Pan, Florence Delaney and Ruby Day Smith.

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0496.
Directors: Susan McCulloch OAM and Emily McCulloch Childs.
Fri-Tues 11.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon.
Specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art from 40+ Aboriginal owned art centres around Australia.
Sept 10 to Oct 5 Kuuti Ngura (Spirit Country) – new paintings by Rosalind Tjanyari, Priscilla Singer and the women artists of Indulkana in the APY Lands. In partnership with Iwantja Arts.

Iwantja Women’s Collaborative, Ngura (Country), 2021, acrylic on linen, 167 × 198cm. Courtesy the artists, Iwantja Arts, South Australia and EVERYWHEN Artspace

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1060.
Free entry.
Please check website for date adjustments and opening hours prior to visiting.
Glass Cube & Art After Dark view 24/7 from the street front The Frankston Line by Kenny Pittock.
Cube Gallery: The Still Life: FAC KidsFest Competition.
FAC Curved Wall Gallery: Only when the last tree has died, we will realise we cannot eat money… by Peter Biram.
FAC Mezzanine. Mparra Karrti (Us mob belong to the Country) Namatjira School of Art.
FAC Atrium: Budgie Nation by Vanessa White.
FAC Foyer: FAC Design Store.

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 Art & Design
6/35 Progress Street, Mornington 3931.
(03) 9787-2953.
Mon-Fri by appt, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Mixed artworks on display and art stockroom featuring 100s of artworks now open to the public.
Visit our website to book a professional Art Consultation.

Jennyfer Stratman, My Ethereal Garden, bronze, steel and pigment, 68 × 52 × 10cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Art & Design

Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston – Flinders Road, Merricks 3961.
(03) 5989-8088.
Daily 9.00 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.
To Sept 12 Paris-Melbourne by Guillaume Dillée;

Guillaume Dillée, Goulburn River near Alexandra, 92 × 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Merricks House Art Gallery

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Fri-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Aug 28 to Sept 26 Christine Bourchier: Tenuous Perceptions – a contemplation of connections based on observations and imagination.

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 Sept 19 Lee Darroch: We are the Land, the Land is Us.

Lee Darroch, Yorta Yorta / Mutti Mutti / Boon Wurrung Peoples, The Spiral of Life, mixed media installation. © the artist. Photograph: Maree Clark. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Sept 4 to Feb 27, 2022 This Is Gippsland.
Visit website for details.

David Ashley Kerr, I Hear the Sea, 2010, C-type print on paper, 85 × 145cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery, purchased with the assistance of the John Leslie Foundation, 2020. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 4 to Nov 7, 50 Years: 50 Artists.
Also, Our Land: An Exhibition by Local Art Societies.

Bill Young, Spirit of Morwell (detail), 1990, acrylic on MDF, two panels 183 × 240cm each. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, commissioned by the City of Morwell, 1990. Courtesy the artist and Latrobe Regional Gallery

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
35 Carmichael Street, Hamilton 3300.
(03) 5572-2851.
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Open by appointment.

Geelong Art Space
89 Ryrie Street, Geelong 3220.
Online 24/7. Please check our website for opening times prior to visiting in person.
On view to Oct 9 It’s Still Life… a group exhibition.

Vanessa Esau, Flower Gown Series III, collage of found images on Strathmore mixed media paper (300gsm), 37.7 × 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

Kitty Calvert, Banania, mixed media, 67cm (height). 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.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 7.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 17, 2021 Geelong acquisitive print awards, and Collection leads: Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh) – Amator.
Also, Lillian O’Neil – Evening (Wall commission #3), and Sarah Walker – Her small white hands (Wall Commission #2).
To Nov 28 Exhume the grave – McCubbin and contemporary art.
Sept 4 to Nov 28 Frederick McCubbin – Whisperings in wattle boughs.

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989. Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Thurs-Sun 9.00 to 5.00.

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.
To Sept 19 Poyeempa | Upon The Breath by Charmaine Clarke.
To Sept 26 I know you heard me, but are you listening by Harley Manifold.
To Nov 28 Wallabies Gambit Club by Matthew Clarke.

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. See our website for latest information.
To Oct 24 The Thread of Life: Japanese Textiles.
To Nov 7 The Mark of Time: Celebrating Ararat’s wool heritage by Andrew Chapman.
Sept to Feb 2022 Frances Burke: Works from the TAMA Collection.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Visit the website for updates on opening times and COVID-19 closures.
To Oct 3 Backspace Gallery: Stella Clarke, Jessica de Siso and Deborah Lee Klein: Nature works – this exhibition showcases the work of three individual Ballarat artists who examine humanity’s relationship with the natural world.
To Oct 24 Linda McCartney: Retrospective – the Ballarat International Foto Biennale returns with an exhibition of exclusive works by world-famous, award-winning American photographer Linda McCartney. Personally curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, the retrospective displays intimate images of the McCartney family and a series of never before exhibited prints from their trips to Australia in 1975 and 1993.

Linda McCartney (1941-1998), Paul, Stella and James. Scotland, 1982, Bromide print. © 1982 Paul McCartney

To Oct 31 Robert Fielding: miil-miilpa is Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. His work combines strong cultural roots with contemporary perspectives. Fielding’s current practice spans photography, works on paper, sculpture, film and installation.

Robert Fielding, Alec Baker from series Mayatjara, 2020, C-type photograph, 60 x 60cm. © the artist.. Courtesy the artist, Mimili Maku Arts, South Australia

To Nov 14 Anindita Banerjee: Ondormohol – Ondormohol is a Bengali word referring to the inner or private areas of a house. In this exhibition, Ballarat-based artist Anindita Banerjee has assembled the visual imaginings of a Bengali girl, combining her reactions of the colonial heritage of both Kolkata and Ballarat.

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.,
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
24/7 online sales.
Please see our website for the latest information on exhibitions.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Festival paused due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Aug 28 to Oct 24 Ballarat International Foto Biennale – presents an extraordinary showcase of photography by Australian and international artists, across more than 100 venues at Ballarat and the surrounds. ** Please check the festival website for the announcement of new dates.

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 Oct 31 Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything.
To Oct 24 SOUL fury.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, 1 Neill Street, Maryborough 3465.
From Sept 6 Central Goldfields Art Gallery will be closed for redevelopment with the re-opening planned for Winter 2022. Follow the Gallery online to hear more about our pop-up programs during the renovations.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
New works by various artists – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, crafts.

La Trobe Art Institute, La Trobe University
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272.
Director: Bala Starr.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.

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.
Visit the website for exhibition program.

North North East & North West

Benalla Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 619 D6) Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla 3672.
(03) 5760-2619.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 4.30 (March to Aug), 10.00 to 5.00 (Sept to Feb). Closed Tues.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 12 A way with birds – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
To Oct 10 Harbinger – Dianne Fogwell, Ginger Bottari, Megan Bottari, Nicola Dickson, Steven Holland, Tiff Cole and Rueben Lewis.
Sept 17 to Nov 28 Earth Canvas – Rosalind Atkins, Jenny Bell, Jo Davenport, Janet Laurence, Idris Murphy, John Wolseley and Filomena Coppola.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton 3630.
(03) 4804-5000.
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
Free entry.
SAM’s Ground Floor and shop are open. Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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. Open seven days during Victorian School Holidays.

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, public hols and for exhibition installations.
Wangaratta Art Gallery is a Cultural Service of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
To Sept 12 Gallery 2: Valissa Butterworth: Sensuous Materiality – painting and sculpture exploring colour, material properties and the human connection to it.
To Nov 14 Gallery 1: Bowness Photography Prize celebrates 15 years – in 2020 the Bowness Photography Prize marked its 15th year. To celebrate, MGA has put together a representation of the past 15 winning works and artists representation that showcase contemporary photography in Australia. Curated by Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Gallery Director. A Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) Travelling Exhibition.

Kathy Mackey, Reliquary 1, 2006, pigment ink-jet print, 45 × 75cm. Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. Courtesy the artist and Wangaratta Art Gallery

Sept 18 to Oct 24 Emma Hamilton: Photographic Tunnelling – this exhibition seeks to use ice core sampling in Antarctica as a framework to observe the historical layering of our connection to landscape and how it has been shaped through the lens of photography.

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.

Red Tree Gallery and Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
Contact Laurie Collins 0457-099-094.
Through Sept Rocks and Water – featuring the photographic work of Bruce Langdon exposing the form, texture and beauty of rock formations and waterways of Mt Buffalo Wilsons Promontory and East Gippsland, Victoria.

WAS Gallery
Warragul Art Studios, 37 Latrobe Street, Warragul 3820.
Free entry.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.