April 2019 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

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
0419-896-473 .
Daily 10.30 to 4.00.
The Mornington Peninsula’s specialised Aboriginal art gallery, Everywhen Artspace presents the work of 30+ Aboriginal art centres from around Australia represented by McCulloch & McCulloch. April 12 to May 6 (opening Sat April 20, 2pm) Emily Beckley: The Indigenous Jewellery Project + From Mornington Island to the Mornington Peninsula. A two part exhibition of contemporary jewellery based on traditional forms by Torres Strait Islander jeweller Emily Beckley with the first Victorian group exhibition of vibrant new paintings and works on paper by artists of Mornington Island Arts, FNQ. Features works by Netta Loogatha, Amy Loogatha, Amanda Jane Gabori, Dorothy Gabori, Elsie Gabori, Coralie Thompson Kuthakin, Ethel Thomas and Alvin Gravenor. Opening event: Wed April 20, 2pm, In conversation with Emily Beckley and IJP Curator Emily McCulloch Childs. Exhibition talk: Sun April 28, 2pm From Mornington Island to the Mornington Peninsula, Susan McCulloch.

Emily Beckley, My Grandchild and me ring, silver. Gamu-KeubKeub Project/Indigenous Jewellery Project. Photograph: Melinda Young. Courtesy the artist and EVERYWHEN Artspace

Amanda Jane Gabori, My Country, acrylic on canvas, 136.5 x 121.5cm. Courtesy the artist, Mornington Island Arts and EVERYWhen Art Space

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896.
Free entry to all galleries.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00. Art After Dark every evening from dusk.
To April 27 (opening Thurs April 11, 6pm) FAC Curved Wall Gallery: Lagunas Osvalodo Civetta. FAC Mezzanine: Ten Stories of Frankston. Cube Gallery: The System Crashed by FAC Open Exhibition winner 2018, Michael Mavracic. FAC Design Store: in the foyer.

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, Bee. Courtesy the artist and Gordon Studio Glassblowers

Eileen Gordon, Cactus. 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.
April 19 to 30 Hand selected mixed show.

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
60 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.
We have an exciting new interim space whilst re-building, now in the Eliza Centre, 85 Mount Eliza Way, Mt Eliza.

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
03) 9787-2953.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 (except Wed).
Always a wonderful selection of artists on show, something for everyone.

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3)
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671.
Director: Lisa Byrne.
Entry by donation.
Gallery, shop and café 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.
To April 8 CHANGING Tides paintings, watercolours, drawings and sculptures by Mike Nicholls and Jo Darvall. To June 9 Autumn pop up Traders – retail, homewares, fashion and art.

Montalto Sculpture Park
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
(03) 5989-8412.
(member of ACGA)
Free entry. Daily.
To Aug 25 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2019 – Robert Barnstone, Paul Handley, Michael Needham, Martin George, Mark Schaller, Marcus Tatton, Lucas Maddock, Jonathon Leahy, Jimmy Rix, Ian Bracegirdle, Cetta Pilati, Greg Johns, Graeme Altmann, Fiona Omeenyo, Elly Buckley, Danny Fotopoulos, Carmel Wallace, Brigit Heller, Anderson Hunt, Mike Nicholls, Mela Cooke, Matt Calvert, Mark Cuthbertson, Kylie Stillman, John Fitzmaurice, Helen L Alexander, Ewen Coates, Emmy Mavroidis, Clancy Warner and Christabel Wigley.

Oak Hill Gallery
(map ref Melway 145 G10)
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.
(03) 5932-4054.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
April 27 to June 1 (opening night Gala Sat April 27, 6-8pm) Southern Buoy Studios Portrait Prize.

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.
April 6 to June 1 (opening Sat April 6, 12-4pm) The Gippsland Sculpture Exhibition – showing in Gallery arc and the town of Yinnar. Gallery Sparc will feature a ‘pop up shoppe’ of creative works.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.
April 2 to May 6 (opening Sun April 7, 2-4pm) Contemporary Images Exhibition 2019 – selected photographers. An ArtSpace Photography Exhibition.
Also, Women in Basketry.

Gecko Studio Gallery
and ArtHouse accommodation
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
(03) 5683-2481.
Facebook: geckostudiogallery.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 4.00, incorporating Headquarters Café.
To April 22 Shelter sculpture, pyrography and printmaking by Sue Gilford.
April 25 to May 20 (opening Fri April 26, 6-8pm) Recent Linocuts by Aileen Brown.

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 May 5 Echo: A Survey by Lesley Duxbury.

Lesley Duxbury, Echo 11—September 1821, 2017, inkjet print and blind embossing on paper, 41 x 51cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Purchased, 2017

To May 5 The Enchanted: Odilon Redon Master Prints.
To July 21 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
April 6 to May 26 Where the Land Lies by Jo Scicluna.

Odilon Redon (1840-1916), La Chimère regarda avec effroi toutes choses [The chimera gazed at all things with fear], from La Nuit [The Night]) 1886, lithograph on paper. Private Collection

Latrobe Regional Gallery

138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700. Fax 5128-5706.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To 7 April, Nonetheless by Pat Brassington
To 18 April, Blue: Latrobe City Art Groups;
To 28 April, Remix: Recent Acquisitions;

Trent Parke, Rabbit, 2010, archival pigment print, 120 x 175cm (unframed). Courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, purchased from Stills Gallery, 2016

April 6 to June 30 Experimenta: Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art.
April 13 to July 14 Rewriting the Score – Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin and Tristen Parr.

Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin, Tristen Parr, Rewriting the Score, 2019, acrylic, oil, pigments on linen, 3 Channel 4K video with stereo sound, 230 x 1150cm. Courtesy the artists and Australian Galleries, Melbourne

Maffra Exhibition Space
150 Johnson Street, Maffra 3860.
Enquiries to Gippsland Art Gallery (03) 5142-3500.
Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00. Closed Tues and Sun.
Available to rent, this Space serves as a showcase for emerging talent in Gippsland, and a platform for established artists to present recent work.

Mingara Gallery
242 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island 3922.
(03) 5952-3722.
Thurs-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
April 20 to May 16 (opening Sat April 20, 2pm) Into the Light by Sara Paxton – an exhibition of paintings inspired by the Victorian landscape.

Sara Paxton, Red Hot Day, oil on canvas, 106 x 106cm. Courtesy the artist and Mingara Gallery, Victoria

Sara Paxton, Sunset on the Bay, oil on canvas, 106 x 106cm. Courtesy the artist and Mingara Gallery, Victoria

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Bay of Whales Gallery
47 Liebelts Road, Narrawong 3285.
Gallery Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Café Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Presenting artwork by realist artist Brett Jarrett.

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2174.
Instagram: blarneybooksandart
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
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 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 May 26 Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series.
Also, Bauhaus centenary – Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack.
To June 2 John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda: Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas.

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 Arts + Sculpture Park
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
April 20 to May 12 Maki Horanai new works, and Zoe Synder new bronzes.

Maki Horanai, first day, acrylic on linen, 120 x 160cm. Courtesy the artist and Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park

SCOPE Galleries
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330
Fax 5561-5692.
Director: Liza McCosh.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Contemporary paintings, prints and sculpture.

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. Closed Christmas Day.
To May 5 Sans Frontières by Damon Kowarsky, and Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms. To May 19 HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News by Penny Byrne. Also, Paul Jennings: UNREAL! The stories continue.
To June 30 On Country: Selected by Jordan Gould.

Wishart Gallery
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2423.
Art, Antiques, Bar.

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA
Town Hall, 82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Permanent collection textile/fibre art exhibitions ongoing.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Free entry unless specified.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 7 Louiseann King: solis – new cast bronze works form an intervention among traditional images of women and landscapes.
To April 14 Next Gen 2019.
To April 28 Picasso: The Vollard Suite .

Arts Academy, Post Office Gallery
Federation University Australia,
cnr Sturt and Lydiard streets, Ballarat 3350;
PO Box 663, Ballarat 3353.
(03) 5327-8615.
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Open Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
March 30 to June 2 (opening and prize announcement Fri April 5, 6.30pm) Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) 2019 – Benjamin Armstrong (VIC), Amanda Davies (TAS), Janet Fieldhouse (QLD), Caroline Garcia (NSW), Marie Hagerty (ACT), Matt Hinkley (VIC), Naomi Hobson (QLD), Laresa Kosloff (VIC), Grace Lillian Lee (QLD), Shirley Macnamara (QLD), Karen Mills (NT), Claudia Moodoonuthi (QLD), Raquel Ormella (NSW), Nicola Smith (NSW), Neridah Stockley (NT) and Tricky Walsh (TAS). This prestigious national, biennial, acquisitive $20,000 art prize will again showcase a selection of the best cutting-edge contemporary artists in the country. In its fourth iteration, GNAP19 promises to inspire and surprise audiences with a bold mix and unique snapshot of Australian art created by artists selected from NT, QLD, ACT, NSW, VIC and TAS.
GNAP is administered by Federation University Australia in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ballarat, generously sponsored by local surgeon Mr Mark Guirguis. GNAP19 is presented at FedUni’s Post Office Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat;

Matt Hinkley, Untitled (detail), 2018, polyurethane resin and pigment, 4 x 41 x 19cm. Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Karen Mills, Untitled: pink, 2017, pigment and ochre on canvas, 153 x 182cm. Courtesy the artist, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne and Arts Academy, Post Office Gallery

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
April 13 to May 18 (opening Sat April 13, 1-3pm) Landscapes, Interiors and Love by Lucila Zentner.

Lucila Zentner, Rose, still life, oil on linen, 50 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt

Lucila Zentner, One Hot Day, portrait, oil on canvas, 45 x 45cm. Courtesy the artist and Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Gallery/shop daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 14 Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248), Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award, a biennial $50,000 acquisitive award to commemorate the life of Australian born painter, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915). For details visit Entries close Friday April 26.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5460-4588.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
From April 6 Mark Dober, Michelle Kettle and Joanne Sisson.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Wed 1.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 11 Wings – painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics – 27 artists.

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 April 20 POSTERED: Historical Australian Public Health and Political Posters.

Post Office Gallery
A satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6179.
Director: Karen Quinlan. Entry by donation.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
April 12 to Sept 1 Rule Britannia, the Golden City: royal visits to 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 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.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To April 7 Andy Lambrogiotas mosaics.
April 13 to May 5 Sue Pavlovich new works.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.30.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 5 Paintings of Life by Shegofa Rahimi (Almas).
To May 12 Re-imagining Culture – Contemporary Connections to Country by Maree Clarke. Presented by Craft in collaboration with Mildura Arts Centre.
From April 4 Nourish: Contemporary Ceramics by Jennifer Gadsden and Renae Pennicuik.
From April 6 The Lost Photographs of Socrates Smith by Sam Lloyd.

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 April 7 Ever-present: Recent Works from the SAM Collection.
To May 8 Black is Black by Tracy Muirhead.
To Feb 2, 2020 I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella.
April 18 to June 10 Deep Revolt by Arlo Mountford. Read more…

Arlo Mountford, The Folly (detail), 2009, 3 channel digital animation, 4 channel sound, duration 10: minutes. Courtesy the artist and Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria

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.
April 1 to May 21 WPAC Foyer Gallery: Elemental: Dianne Mangan.
April 6 to May 19 Gallery 2: Looking-Looking Away: Mohsen Meysami.
April 6 to May 26 Gallery 1: Mountains to the Plains observations by Ernest Marcuse and works from Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection.

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.
May 1 to June 1 Jugiong Series by Gary Miles at Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Hawthorn East VIC 3123.

Kerrie Warren, Artist & Pilgrim Creek Studios
Crossover (East of Melbourne)
T 0411-480-384.
Large scale paintings, ceramics, sculpture.

Phil Henshall Studio
1116 Main Neerim Road, Rokeby 3821.
Studio open the second weekend each month 10.00 to 5.00.
April 13 and 14 Easterthoughts.

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins.
Through April Paintings by Gail Twyford.

The Serigraph Gallery
157 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South 3831.
(03) 5628 -1519.
Sat to Sun, and most public hols 10.00 to 5.00.
Christine Cochran paintings, and Keith Graham furniture.