August 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.
Aug 7 to 29 Blackroom Gallery: Sentimental by Eleesa Howard.

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0496.
Fri-Tues 11.00 to 5.00. Closed Mon.
EVERYWHEN Artspace specialises in contemporary Aboriginal art from 40+ Aboriginal owned art centres around Australia. As well as regularly changing displays, the gallery presents a programme of specialised and themed exhibitions. Directors: Susan McCulloch OAM and Emily McCulloch Childs.

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1060.
Free entry.
Please check website for dates and opening hours prior to visiting. Glass Cube & Art After Dark view 24/7 from the street front.
Tues Aug 31, 6-11pm Psyche Seas: Fiona Haasz – sea-inspired durational performance. Cube Gallery: Change FAC Open Exhibition. FAC Curved Wall Gallery: Heal Country – Baluk Arts. 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 hundreds of artworks now open to the public!
Visit our website to book a professional Art Consultation.

Conchita Carambano, Monsoon, mixed media on canvas, 122 × 122cm. 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.
Aug 22 to Sept 12 Paris-Melbourne by Guillaume Dillée;

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Fri-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 22 Linda Ellery: From Tafe to Masters – a panorama of work spanning nature and the personal landscape.

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 Aug 29 Eugene von Guérard’s Mr John King’s Station (1861).
Also, Timelines.

Eugene von Guérard (Austria 1811- Great Britain 1901; Active in Australia 1852-1882), Mr John King’s Station, 1861, oil on canvas laid on board, 40.7 × 83.9cm. Private collection. Courtesy Gippsland Art Gallery

Aug 14 to Sept 19 Lee Darroch: We are the Land, the Land is Us.
Visit website for details.

Lee Darroch (born Australia 1957), Yorta Yorta / Mutti Mutti / Boon Wurrung Peoples, The Spiral of Life, mixed media installation. Photograph: Maree Clark. © 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.
To Aug 8 From Australia: An Accumulation.
Also, Cloud Machines by David Haines & Joyce Hinterding.
Aug 28 to Nov 7, 50 YEARS, 50 ARTISTS.
Also, OUR LAND: An Exhibition By Local Art Societies.

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 from 26th August 2021, It’s Still Life… a group exhibition.

Mary-Ellen Belleville, Derev, fabric, weathered campervan pleated blind, leaves, threads, glass bead, bark and withered vine, 30 × 17 × 12cm. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

Nyulla Safi, The Travellers of the Thereafter, oil and charcoal on paper, 32 × 32cm. 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 Aug 22 Geelong contemporary art prize.
Also, Sarah Walker – Her small white hands (Wall Commission #2).
To Sept 12 Collection leads: Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh) – Amator.

Gordon Gallery
2 Fenwick Street, Geelong 3220.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
Aug 7 to 18 Mangroves from the Water – Deb Taylor, Peter Martin, Kerrie Taylor, Nicola Cerini, Helen Martin, Alexis Gambis, Enrico Santucci, Richard Collopy, Stephanie Neville, Jacqui Dreessens, Géraldine Chansard, Zahidah Zeytoun Millie and Barwon Heads Primary School Students. Curated by Zahidah Zeytoun Millie;

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 3 The Thread of Life: Japanese Textiles.
To Nov 7 The Mark of Time: Celebrating Ararat’s wool heritage by Andrew Chapman.
Aug 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.
Aug 5 to Oct 24 Backspace Gallery: Nature Works – features works by Ballarat-based artists Stella Clarke, Jessica de Siso and Deborah Lee Klein celebrating or drawn from the environment.
Aug 7 to Oct 31 Robert Fielding: MIIL-MIILPA – presents works by Robert Fielding, a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, based in the APY Lands of South Australia, which focus on the significance of Elders in his community, their stories and their understandings. An Art Gallery of Ballarat exhibition for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2021.

Robert Fielding, Alec Baker from the series ‘Mayatjara’, 2020, C-type photograph, 60 × 60cm. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Mimili Maku Arts, South Australia and Art Gallery of Ballarat

Aug 8 to Oct 24 Linda McCartney: Retrospective – exclusive works by world famous, award-winning American photographer Linda McCartney reveal the spontaneous and experimental experiences involving the iconic people and places that shaped McCartney’s extraordinary life. Presented by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.
Aug 14 to Nov 14 Anindita Banerjee: Ondormohol – Bengali-born Ballarat-based artist Anindita Banerjee has assembled visual imaginings of a Bengali girl, incorporating gestures appropriate to the ondormohol (the private areas of a Bengali house). An Art Gallery of Ballarat exhibition for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2021.

Anindita Banerjee. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Ballarat

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Instagram: @galleryonsturt_accentframing
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
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. Tickets are on sale now.

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.
July 31 to Oct 31 Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything.
Aug 7 to Oct 24 SOUL fury.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, 1 Neill Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5461-6600.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 5 Winter Light I & II – provide a snapshot into the creative energy of visual artists living in the northern and southern parts of the Central Goldfields Shire.

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.
To Aug 29 Modern Revolution: Bendigo and the 1960s.

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 Aug 8 River Works by Marek Herburt.
Also, Inspired Mildura – Nioka Morgan-Briggs, Jennifer Douglas, Aaron Hawkins, Chris John, Russell Murphy and Brett Wilkinson (curator).
To Aug 29 Rio Vista collected… – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
To Sept 12 A way with birds – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
Aug 14 to Oct 10 Harbinger – Dianne Fogwell, Ginger Bottari, Megan Bottari, Nicola Dickson, Steven Holland, Tiff Cole and Rueben Lewis (sound artist).

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. 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 Aug 15 Gallery 1: Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2021 – a biennial nationally significant award showcasing textile artistry and talent from across Australia.
To Aug 25 WPACC Foyer Gallery: A Gathering of Threads.
Aug 7 to Sept 12 Gallery 2: Valissa Butterworth: Sensuous Materiality.
Aug 21 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 the past 15 winning works that showcase contemporary photography in Australia. The annual Bowness Photography Prize reveals artists’ continued fascination with exploring and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, embracing its capacity to explore a diversity of voices and perspectives. 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

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 August, Cathy Smith with her mix of sculpture and painting.

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