January/February 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

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

Cook Street Collective
41 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-1022.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Thurs by appt.
Jan 2 to 24 Blackroom Gallery: SeaShape – contemporary jewellery group exhibition.

Pennie Jagiello, The crown of thorns has nothing over the anthropocene, marine debris, 50 x 10cm

Jan 30 to Feb 21 Spaces by Kate Nielson.

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0496 .
Fri-Tues 10.30 to 4.00.
EVERYWHEN Artspace specialises in Aboriginal paintings, barks, ochres, ceramics and sculptures from 40 + Aboriginal art centres from around Australia represented by gallerists Susan McCulloch OAM and Emily McCulloch Childs.
Jan 1 to Feb 23 The Summer Collector’s Show – outstanding Aboriginal art from the APY Lands, Arnhem Land, the Kimberley, the Pilbara, the Western, Central and Eastern Deserts, Utopia, Far North Queensland and Victoria. With feature showings by Ernabella Arts and Gordon Barney, Warmun Arts.

Gordon Barney, Birnoo Country, natural pigment on canvas, 90 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist, Warmun Arts, Western Australia and EVERYWHEN Artspace

Raylene Walatinna, Ngayuku Ngura, acrylic on linen, 152 x 198cm. Courtesy the artist and Iwantja Arts, South Australia 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 date adjustments and changes to opening hours prior to visiting. Glass Cube & Art After Dark view 24/7 from the street front: EQUILIBRIUM Interconnectedness – Kathleen Gonzalez, Maria Esther Pena Briceno and Sebastian Barahona. Cube and FAC Galleries: 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.
We are excited to be launching our Art & Design gallery space in Mornington in February 2021! This space will specialise in masterclasses, exhibitions, artist demonstrations and art consultancy. Visit our website and social media for more info and stay up to date with our artists and exhibitions!

Manyung Gallery Flinders
1/37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953 .
From Jan 23 Lynne Bickhoff + Sarah Boulton.

Manyung Gallery Sculpture
3/37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
From Jan 23 Jennyfer Stratman.

Jennyfer Stratman, Caught Between the Clouds, bronze, steel, pigment and enamel, 102 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Sculpture

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
(03) 9787-2953.
From Feb 13 Conchita Carambano.

Conchita Caramabano, The Protector, mixed media on canvas, 122 x 122cm. 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.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

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

Southern Buoy Studios
1/19 Carbine Way, Mornington 3931.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 13 to Feb 2 At SeaMelbourne and Victorian Artists inc. (MAVA) Exhibition. Curated by Alexandra Janssens, this exhibition comprises of over 60 artists who explore different techniques and styles. The theme ‘At Sea’ is spectacularly broad. It may be depicted as a physical manifestation of the ocean to the representation of psychological journeys. MAVA is an artist-run association that creates opportunities for Melbourne and Victorian artists. Empowering artists to grow, learn and improve their art practice while simultaneously educating the public about the visual arts sector and their artists;
SBS Portrait Prize 2021 – Entries open Mon Jan 4.

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Please refer to our website for gallery programming.

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 Feb 21 earth songs – showcase of works drawn primarily from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
To Feb 28 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 Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and Gippsland Art Gallery

To Feb 28 Artist Proof: The Collective Spirit of Freestone Press.
To July 25 The Art of Annemieke Mein.

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 Feb 7 Electric: Selected Artworks from the LRG Collection.
Also, ‘Do You Remember?’: An exhibition of Childhood Memories: John Abery.
To Feb 14 RGB: A Selection of Recent Video Art.
Also, Transparent Reflection: Andrea McCallum, and Great Movements of Feeling: A NETS Victoria Touring Exhibition.

Andrea McCallum, Transparent Reflection, 22 August 2020 to 14 February 2021, Gallery 5, Latrobe Regional Gallery. Courtesy Latrobe Regional Gallery

Feb 25 to April 25 Da Vinci Machines.

‘Da Vinci Machines’, Car Powered by Springs, Codex Atlantico, 1140 x 185 x 115cm. Courtesy Latrobe Regional Gallery

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

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

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.
Open 24/7 online, and by appointment Wed-Fri 12.00 to 4.oo.
Facebook + Instagram
An eclectic art space promoting contemporary craft makers and artists. Geelong art space is housed in a heritage building, originally established as one of the first florists in Geelong. Since opening in 2019, the space has hosted exhibitions featuring local and regional artists and makers. Please visit the website to view the collection and find out about the upcoming group show, home.
Please check our website and social media channels for more.

Helen Philipp, Flotilla, paper twine and raffia, 18 x 9cm each, installation view. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

Mary-Ellen Bellevlle, same_same boyogirleen, synthetic fabric, feathers, badge, barbie doll arm, 27 x 25 x 16.5cm. 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.
Visit our website to discover curator’s insights and learn more about the works on display at
To Jan 17 Collection leads: Kate Beynon – kindred spirits.

Kate Beynon, Acrobats on the Dragon Boat tail, 2014-15, synthetic polymer paint on linen © Kate Beynon. Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

To Jan 31 Thirdspace.
To Feb 14 Jacky Redgate – HOLD ON.

Jacky Redgate, HOLD ON #6, 2019–20, pigment ink on fabric. © Jacky Redgate. Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne

To Feb 21 A shining light – recent acquisitions 2019-20.
To April 18 Scenic Victoria – Land, sea, city.
Sun 25 April Framing the figure – contemporary photography and moving image works from the collection.

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
For details visit the website.
Jan 3 to 16 Richard Manning.
Jan 17 to 30 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 MGNSW’s Material Sound.
To Feb 21 Weehnirr (Messenger), and 2020 is Cancelled by Michelle Hamer.
To June 6 Soggy Homes: The Wonder of Wetlands.

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Please check gallery website for opening updates.
Until April, 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 Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia). Courtesy the artist and Ararat Gallery TAMA

To May, 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. © the artist, Ararat Gallery TAMA, and Ararat Rural City Council

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Visit the website for updates on opening times.
To Jan 31 David Noonan: Stagecraft – large silkscreen collages on fabric, tapestries and film created by Ballarat-born international artist David Noonan has made between 2015 and 2020 which create a tension between abstraction and representation, and between truth and illusion. Read more…
To Feb 14 Pitcha Makin Fellas: Join The Club – a celebration (and criticism) of Australia’s favourite sport by Ballarat-based Indigenous artist collective the Pitcha Makin Fellas.
Also, Madeleine Cruise & Ruby Pilven: The Golden Pantomime – a showcase of ceramics and paintings which celebrate the theatricality of domestic life.
To Feb 21 Federation University Australia 150 Anniversary Trail – a walk through the Gallery collection with a selection of work by some of the artists associated with the Federation University Arts Academy and its predecessors.
To March 7 David Frazer: Another night on earth.

David Frazer, Holding on, 2013. linocut on paper. © David Frazer. Courtesy the artist, Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney, and Art Gallery of Ballarat

To March 14 Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg: Montages, The Full Cut, 1999-2015 – the full set of eight montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and long-time collaborator Gary Hillberg. Part of PHOTO 2021, a new international festival of photography.
Also, Trent Parke: Avenue Of Honour – a record of a living memorial, leading photographer Trent Parke has photographed 22 trees from Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour, putting them against the stories of the soldiers they commemorate. Part of PHOTO 2021, a new international festival of photography.
To July 1 Glenn Morgan: Global Warming – a 10-metre long work exploring themes of environmental catastrophe, marked by the artist’s whimsical humour.

Glenn Morgan, Global warming (detail), 2012, acrylic on board © Glenn Morgan. Courtesy the artist, Australian Galleries, Melbourne & Sydney, and Art Gallery of Ballarat

Jan 9 to 31 Marcia King: I think you’re on mute – humorous, personal and engaging portraits of people conversing online.
Feb 5 to 28 Stewart Hobson: Head study – works which look at the human psyche and contemporary media.
Feb 13 to April 18 Mutual realities: Finding common ground in uncertain times – four pairs of Ballarat-based artists working in different media have been commissioned to create new work responding to the COVID pandemic.
Feb 13 to April 18 Vipoo Srivalasa: COVID superheroes. Ceramic artist Vipoo Srivalasa has created a collection of figures inspired by the COVID dreams of people in the Ballarat community.
Feb 20 to May 16 Next Gen 2021: VCE art and design. The Gallery’s annual show of work created by students studying VCE art subjects in 2020.

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.
Open from Jan 4 (please phone in advance Jan 4 to 9).

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 Jan 17 Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion.
To Jan 31 Void.
To Feb 7 Paul Guest Prize.
Also, Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5461-6600.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 14 to Feb 28 The Salon-Style Exhibition – Central Goldfields Art Gallery permanent collection. In this exhibition we celebrate the breadth of the collection. Includes work by Arthur Boyd, Dean Bowen, Robert Bridgewater, Ray Crooke, Renee Gray, Jeff Makin and Tiffany Titshall.

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.
Jan 28 to Feb 15 Celebrate all the colours in an artists palette with our Explosion of Colour by Cat Dolphin.

Cat Dolphin, As Days Go Bye, acrylic on canvas. 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.
To March 21 Bendigo Art Gallery Icon Collection.

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.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 28 Megan Evans.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 28 Art Directions 2020 – Art Educators.
To April 18 Soundscape and Landscape – ‘The Troopships of Anzac’, a poem by Mallee botanist Eileen Ramsay (née Couve), visual artist Christine Johnson and sound artist Angus Craig.
To April 25 The Mallee on the Map. Presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Mildura Arts Centre.
Also, Les Chandler: ahead of his time.

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.
Visit website for updated hours.
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.
Free entry.
Please visit the website for Wangaratta Art Gallery open times.
To Jan 17 Gallery1: Revealed: The Regional Digitisation Roadshow – Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection digitisation project. This project has been funded by Creative Victoria.
Jan 30 to Feb 28 Gallery1: Shearing the rams.

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.