November/December 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

Aegean Designs Portsea Gallery
1/3760 Point Nepean Road, Portsea 3944.
Instagram: aegeandesigns
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Art Red Hill 2020
Red Hill Consolidated School, 341 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill 3937.
Postponed: Art Red Hill is Turning 40!

Cook Street Collective
41 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-1022.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Thurs by appt.
Oct 31 to Nov 22 Blackroom Gallery : Sylvan Shores by Mike Kowalski.
Dec 5 to 27 The Little Things by Lea Banko.

Lea Banko, My Home My Heart, linocut, 27.5 x 17.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Cook Street Collective

Mike Kowalski, Mushroom Reef Backlit, oil on panel, 25.4 x 35.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Cook Street Collective

39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0496.
Fri-Tues 11.00 to 4.00.
EVERYWHEN Artspace specialises in contemporary Aboriginal art featuring paintings, barks, ochres, works on paper, sculptures, ceramics, and weavings 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.

Agnes Nampijinpa Brown, Ngapa Jukurrpa, (water dreaming), 2020, acrylic on linen, 152 x 107cm. Courtesy the artist, Warlukurlangu Artists and EVERYWHEN Artspace

Yurpiya Lionel, Anumara, 2020, acrylic on linen, 80 x 166cm. Courtesy the artist, Ernabella Arts and EVERYWHEN Artspace

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896.
Free entry.
Please check website for current information on access.
To Nov 22 Glass Cube & Art After Dark view 24/7 from the street front. LED screens 24/7 showcasing local art.
From Dec Cube and FAC Galleries: EQUILIBRIUM Interconnectedness – Kathleen Gonzalez, Maria Esther Pena Briceno and Sebastian.
Also, The Essence by Agata Mayes, and #STYLE by Bronwyn Kidd.

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 Mornington
7/35 Progress Street, Mornington 3931.
Nov 6 to 30 Global Online Fair – we are excited to announce that Manyung will be a part of the Global Online Fair this November, made possible thanks to the dedicated team at the Affordable Art Fair! Manyung will be presenting hundreds of affordable artworks online.
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and exhibitions.

Manyung Gallery Flinders
1/37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953 .
Nov 6 to 30 Global Online Fair – we are excited to announce that Manyung will be a part of the Global Online Fair this November, made possible thanks to the dedicated team at the Affordable Art Fair! Manyung will be presenting hundreds of affordable artworks online.
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and exhibitions.

Manyung Gallery Sculpture
3/37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
Nov 6 to 30 Global Online Fair – we are excited to announce that Manyung will be a part of the Global Online Fair this November, made possible thanks to the dedicated team at the Affordable Art Fair! Manyung will be presenting hundreds of affordable artworks online.
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and exhibitions.

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
(03) 9787-2953.
From Oct 31 Miertje Skidmore.

Craig Penny, Someone’s Pride and Joy, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Sorrento

Nov 6 to 30 Global Online Fair – we are excited to announce that Manyung will be a part of the Global Online Fair this November, made possible thanks to the dedicated team at the Affordable Art Fair! Manyung will be presenting hundreds of affordable artworks online.
From Nov 14 David Hinchliffe.
From Nov 28 Craig Penny and Katherine Wood.
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and exhibitions.

Miertje Skidmore, Listening to the Wind, mixed media on canvas, 97 x 180cm. 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.
UPDATE: McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery is closed to the public until further notice.

Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston – Flinders Road, Merricks 3961.
(03) 5989-8088.
Daily 9.00  to 5.00 (opening hours are subject to restrictions, please enquire).
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.

Montalto Sculpture Park
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
(03) 5989-8412.
(member of ACGA)
Free entry. Daily.

Oak Hill Gallery
(map ref Melway 145 G4) 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5973-4299.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Currently closed for renovations.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Open by appt only.
Check website for updates and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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 24, 2021 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
To Feb 21, 2021 earth songs – from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
To Feb 28, 2021 Banksia Lady by Celia Rosser.

Celia Rosser, Banksia robur (Swamp Banksia), 1973, watercolour and pencil on paper, 55.8 x 76.2cm. Monash University Collection, donated by the Botany Department, Monash University, 1989. Courtesy the artist, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and Gippsland Art Gallery

Also, Artist Proof: The Collective Spirit of Freestone Press.

Gillian Kline, God of Carnage – Tsunami, 2011,edition 1/5, colour reduction linocut on paper, 70 x 50cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700.
Gallery temporarily closed.
Over the coming period we will continue to bring you access to our exhibitions, programs and collections via LRG Online and our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Mingara Gallery
242 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island 3922.
(03) 5952-3722.
Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun by appt or by appointment.

West Gippsland Arts Centre
Cnr Smith and Albert streets, Warragul 3820.
(03) 5624-2456.
The exhibitions we had planned for the coming months have been rescheduled into next year. Artist information can be found on the WGAC website as well as ‘virtual’ exhibitions.

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop
47 Liebelts Road, Narrawong 3285.
Gallery Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Café Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
An exceptional venue in its setting, with commanding views of Victoria’s southwest coast and artworks by Brett Jarrett.

Brett Jarrett, Showboat Pink Cockatoos, 2020, oil on canvas, 116 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Bay of Whales Gallery

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2174.
Instagram: blarneybooksandart
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.
Open by appointment.

Geelong Art Space
89 Ryrie Street, Geelong 3220.
Facebook + Instagram: @geelongartspace
Open 24/7 online.
Please check our website and social media channels for updates.

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.
Visit our website to discover curator’s insights and learn more about the works on display.
To Jan 31, 2021 Thirdspace.

George Baldessin, Personage and umbrella, 1970, edition of 28, etching, aquatint and colour stencil. Geelong Gallery, FE Richardson print prize, 1970. © Estate of George Baldessin. Photograph: George Stawicki. Courtesy the Estate of George Baldessin and Geelong Gallery

To Feb 14, 2021 Jacky Redgate – HOLD ON.
To Feb 21, 2021 A shining light – recent acquisitions 2019-20.

Robert Boynes, Honey, 2004, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Geelong Gallery. Gift of the artist through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2020. © Courtesy the artist

To April 18, 2021 Scenic Victoria – Land, sea, city.

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Opening hours: for details visit the website.
Dec 12 to Jan 1, 2021 Sisca Verwoert.
Jan 3 to 16, 2021 Richard Manning.
Jan 17 to 30, 2021 Unseen Works by James Davis.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5559-4949.
Director: Vanessa Gerrans.
Check website for opening hours.
To Feb 14, 2021 MGNSW’s Material Sound.
To Feb 21, 2021 Weehnirr (Messenger).
Also, 2020 is Cancelled by Michelle Hamer.
To June 6, 2021 Soggy Homes: The Wonder of Wetlands.

Michelle Hamer, Cancelled, 2020, hand-stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 26 x 33cm. Courtesy the artist and Warrnambool Art Gallery

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Please check gallery website for opening updates.
To April, 2021 Inga Hunter: Works from the TAMA Collection.

Inga Hunter, Work Journal, 1978-1981, mixed media, 32 x 44cm. © the artist, Ararat Gallery TAMA, Ararat Rural City Council and MDP Photography & Video

To May, 2021 Looking Through Time: Basketry from the TAMA Collection.

Lisa Waup, Looking Through Time, 2017, emu feathers, parrot feathers, lyrebird feathers, pandanus (dyed), hemp, 100% cottons, shells, kelp, kangaroo ribs, and possum fur, 20.5 x 14 x 19cm. Photograph: Fred Kroh. Courtesy the artist, Ararat Rural City Council and Ararat Gallery TAMA

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Visit the website for updates on opening times.
To Jan 31, 2021 David Noonan: Stagecraft – silkscreen collages on fabric, tapestries and film crated by Ballarat-born London-based artist David Noonan between 2015 and 2020.

David Noonan, Mask, 2015, silkscreen on hand-dyed linen collage. Purchased with funds from the Art Gallery of Ballarat Foundation, 2018. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Art Gallery of Ballarat

To Jan 31, 2021 FedUni 150 Art Trail – a tour through the Gallery collection featuring works by past students and staff of the FedUni art schools.
To Feb 14, 2021 David Frazer: Another Night On Earth – finely detailed wood engravings and linocuts capturing moments of hope, loss and connection.
To Feb 14, 2021 Pitcha Makin Fellas: Join The Club – paintings which a both celebrate and criticise Australia’s favourite sport by Ballarat-based Indigenous collective the Pitcha Makin Fellas.
To Feb 14, 2021 Madeleine Cruise & Ruby Pilven: The Golden Pantomime – vibrant and colourful paintings and ceramics which celebrate the theatre of domestic life by Ballarat based artists Madeleine Cruise and Ruby Pilven.
To March 7, 2021 Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg: Montages, The Full Cut, 1999-2015. Eight montage films by celebrated artist Moffatt and her long-time collaborator Gary Hillberg to present an ode to cinema and to the cinematic form.
To March 14 Trent Parke: Avenue Of Honour – leading Australian photographer Trent Parke has created a contemporary version of Ballarat’s historic Avenue of Honour, exploring parallels between their natural forms and the fate of the individuals they represent.
To May, 2021 Glenn Morgan: Global Warming – epic canvas by Warrnambool artist Glenn Morgan exploring themes of drought, fire, flood and severe weather events.

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Please check website and Instagram for updates and online purchases.
Open 24/7 online, Instagram @galleryonsturt421, Facebook @galleryonsturt421.
To Dec 23 Featured artist Geoffrey Ricardo, limited edition signed lithographs.
Also, selected 2D and 3D works by eminent and regional artists.

Geoffrey Ricardo, Organist, 2019, etching, aquatint, 12.1 x 10.3cm. Signed in pencil by the artist. Edition: 60

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 Nov 8 The Burning World.
To Jan 17, 2021 Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion.
To Feb 7, 2021 Paul Guest Prize.
Oct 31 to Feb 7, 2021 Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables.
Nov 21 to Jan 31, 2021 Void.

Cascade Art Gallery
The Church, 1A Fountain Street, Maldon 3463.
Director: Kareen Anchen.
UPDATE: Cascade Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
View website for exhibition program.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5461-6600.
Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Through November, Online exhibition only: VCE Art & Design Exhibition – showcasing the artwork of graduating secondary school students from Central Goldfields Shire.
Dec 3 to 20 Community Arts Exhibition – an annual exhibition showcasing the artistic talent of the Central Goldfields Shire and Avoca residents.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Pilbara: Margaret Lees – oil pastels.
Also, Observateur des Oiseau by Sue Gilford – pyrographs.

The Old Auction House
52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-2047.
Mon-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.
Dec 3 to Jan 4, 2021 Main Gallery: Pause Button. Are buttons small objects of purpose, beauty and significance or just pieces of plastic? In conjunction with Art Aviso Pause Button provided artists with a selection of buttons to use as inspiration for their round artworks.

Ronelle Reid, Miss Understood, acrylic on canvas (influenced by pink buttons). Courtesy the artist and The Old Auction House 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.
Oct 31 to March 21 Bendigo Art Gallery Icon Collection.

North North East & North West

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Gallery closed.
We are working behind the scenes on future programming and exciting initiatives for later in the year and 2021 and will share through our print and radio partners and social media pages.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Temporarily closed but stay connected with us through our digital content

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
(map ref Vic Roads map 273 L8 or 32 H8) 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 3630.
(03) 4804-5000.
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
Free entry.
Temporarily closed, visit website for updates.
Join SAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

TarraWarra Museum of Art
See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.

Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677.
(03) 5722-0865.
Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
Please visit the website for Wangaratta Art Gallery online. Head to the website for further updates on re-opening details of our next exhibition, REVEALED The Regional Digitisation Roadshow: Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection. A Creative Victoria Project.

David Aspden, Freedom Jazz Dance, 1997, oil on canvas. Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection. © The Estate of David Aspden. Courtesy Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

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.

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing, Laurie Collins.