April 2020 Listings
Aegean Designs Portsea Gallery
1/3760 Point Nepean Road, Portsea 3944.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 11 to May 10 (opening Sat April 11, 5-7.30pm) Jerome Whitcroft: work/shop.
Art Red Hill 2020
Red Hill Consolidated School, 341 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill 3937.
May 1 to May 3 (opening Fri May 1, 7:30pm – tickets $40 online 18+) Art Red Hill is Turning 40! General exhibition 10.00-4.00.
Cook Street Collective
41 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
Thurs-Tues 10.00 to 4.00, Wed by appt.
April 4 to 26 Nature Girl by Julie Prent.
May 2 to 24 Biomimicry by Emma Davies.
1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
Thurs-Tues 10.30 to 4.00, Wed by appt.
Through April (opening Sat April 4, 2-4pm with Kaeila Artists) Biyala Bala Kaiela (Red Gum River) – new works from Kaiela Arts, Shepparton, Vic. Artists from Shepparton’s Aboriginal art centre, Kaiela Arts, will explore, through a variety of media, the colours, textures and varieties of vegetation that grows along the Kaiela Dungula (Goulburn Murray) River system. Many of the indigenous species have now largely died out, due to agricultural practice. Vegetation which once filled this beautiful riverland country included grasslands rich in wildflowers, herbs, orchids and lilies; grassy woodlands dotted with trees of Grey Box or bulokes and wattles; and floodplains with majestic forests of River Red gums, wattles and sedges. Through the art-making process, this exhibition will help to some degree, bring these species back to life. Join Kaeila artists in a celebration and outpouring of love for Country, as they bring their art from Kaiela/Dungula (Goulburn Murray) Yorta Yorta Country to share with audiences on the Mornington Peninsula. Weaving demonstration: Sun April 5, 11.30am; $15.
Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00. Art After Dark every evening from dusk.
From April 2 (opening Thurs April 2, 6-8pm) Glass Cube Gallery and Cube Gallery: CHANGED FOREVER Legacies of Conflict – a Shrine of Remembrance touring exhibition. Exhibition floor talk: Thurs April 2, 5pm followed by the opening. RSVP essential (03) 9784-1060.
From April 9 FAC Curved Wall: Only when the last tree has died, we will realise we cannot eat money by Peter Biram.
From April 23 FAC Atrium: Frankston Music Festival Life is Music. FAC Design Store.
Gordon Studio Glassblowers
A Working Hot Glass Studio & Gallery
290 Red Hill Road (cnr Dunns Creek Road), Red Hill 3937.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3) 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
Director: Lisa Byrne.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
UPDATE: McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery will be closed to the public as of 6pm, Sunday 15 March until 13 April 2020.
Merricks House Art Gallery
3460 Frankston ñ Flinders Road, Merricks 3961.
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.
Montalto Sculpture Park
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
Member of ACGA.
To Aug 30 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2020 – Graeme Altmann, Shawn Begley, Cliff Burtt, Ben Carroll, Ewen Coates, Philip Cooper, Mela Cooke, Ralf Driessen, Robert Hague, Hugh Mclachlan, Anton McMurray, Luke Neil, James Parrett, Sonia Payes, Louis Pratt, Faustas Sadauskas, Alex Seton, Benjamin Jay Shand, Morgan Shimeld, Michael Sibel, Julia Sides + Martin George, James Voller, Clancy Warner and Christabel Wigley.
Gippsland South East
arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
UPDATE: Vast by Melissa Thompson, Liz Tyler and Sheena Jones has been postponed to a later date, yet to be confirmed. Arc Yinnar is closed until further notice. Please visit their website for updates.
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
March 31 to May 4 After the Fires Photographic Exhibition.
UPDATE: Effective from Sunday 22 March, ArtSpace will close until further notice. Virtual tours of current exhibitions can be found on their website.
Gecko Studio Gallery
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
Gallery & Café: Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 4.00.
To May 11 Out There 2 – South Gippsland landscapes by Kerry Spokes. See our website for more information.
Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street, Sale 3850.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 19 The Lost Impressionist by Jan Hendrik Scheltema.
To April 26 Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology by Susan Purdy.
Also, Wellington Youth Art Prize.
To May 3 The Circus of Life by Peter Cole.
To July 19 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To May 3 Small Town Fetish: Pezaloom.
To May 17 Weapons For The Soldier: Protecting Country, Culture and Family.
Also, Any Which Way by Leigh Hobba.
To May 24 Contemporary Women: Artworks from the Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection.
242 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island 3922.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
April 11 to May 10 (opening Sat April 11, 2-4pm) New Works by Sara Paxton. Opening with a recital by celebrated soprano Janneke Ferwerda.
West Gippsland Arts Centre
Cnr Smith and Albert streets, Warragul 3820.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
To April 5 Angels of a Lesser Known God: Meaning Without a Cause – an exhibition of paintings and prints by Russell J Lilford. This inspired body of work offers its audience a unique experience of connecting metaphor and spiritual icons with myth. R J Liford’s images relay an iconic vision of angels placed in contemporary landscapes, the paintings and prints some times humorous, give a light to questions and views on life, its past, present and future.
Geelong South West Great Ocean Road
Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
Thurs-Mon 11.00 to 5.00.
Unique book-related art space bookshop, in beautiful Port Fairy.
Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
35 Carmichael Street, Hamilton 3300.
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220.
Director: Jason Smith.
Free entry unless otherwise stated.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 3 The Look, and Going public – portraits from the Colin Holden collection.
To May 17 Jacky Redgate – HOLD ON.
To May 24 Collection leads: Kate Beynon – kindred spirits.
UPDATE: Geelong Gallery will be temporarily closed from 5pm Tuesday 17 March until Monday 13 April 2020.
Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00, including public hols.
March 29 to April 18 Peepism by Graeme Rowe.
For details visit the website.
Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
Director: Vanessa Gerrans.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 3.00.
To April 13 TAUT by Stephen Campbell.
To April 26 Unrest – Caroline Garcia, Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck, Liam Benson, Charmaine Clarke and SODA_JERK.
To June 8 The Bull Cow by Simon Linardi (Atelier Cartel) – an immersive space for children and families.
To June 14 Climax Theatre by Josh Muir.
April 18 to June 21 Expression Unwavering by Anne Hall.
Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 8 Collected, Saved and Combined – Ararat TAMA permanent collection.
To July 5 Drafting Sheep by Lionel Lindsay.
To July 12 Drawing Dashes Between Dots by Siying Zhou.
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 3 Next Gen 2020: VCE art and design.
To June 28 David Noonan: Stagecraft.
To June 21 Anne Wallace: Strange Ways.
UPDATE: Effective from Monday 16 March, Art Gallery of Ballarat will be closed. Updates on the Gallery’s projects and highlights of their collection will be covered on their social media platforms.
Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
To May 2 Intricate by POD Design, Pauline O’Shannessy Dowling ñ inaugural exhibition of original drawings and fine-art prints (2011-2019).
UPDATE: Gallery on Sturt will be open by appointment only, effective from Tuesday 24 March. Intricate and stockroom artworks will be viewable on their website and social media platforms.
Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
Director: Jessica Bridgfoot.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Gallery/shop daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Josh Muir: What’s on your mind?
To July 21 Bessie Davidson & Sally Smart – Two artists and the Parisian avant-garde.
March 28 to July 5 Ross Taylor: Field notes.
April 24 to June 14 The Burning World.
Cascade Art Gallery
The Church, 1A Fountain Street, Maldon 3463.
Director: Kareen Anchen.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
April 9 to May 3 Beards, Stamps and Books by Clayton Tremlett. A survey exhibition from the ‘Unissued Stamps of Australian History’ and ‘Beard and Influence’ – a series of self-portraits in the guise of 12 bearded Australian Bushrangers, and those unsettling yet exquisite Artist-made-Books.
UPDATE: Effective from Tuesday 17 March, Cascade Art Gallery will be open by appointment only for the next month, with exhibitions available to be viewed online. Floor talks and openings, scheduled during this period, have been cancelled.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 19 Ian Tully: Future Farming the Mars Project – a multimedia exhibition.
From April 26 LOVE – exploring the many facets of love. Artworks drawn from the Gallery’s collection plus regional public galleries.
La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
April 13 to June 6 Danica Chappell – PHOTO 2020.
The Old Auction House
52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton 3444.
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.
Director: Jessica Bridgfoot.
Entry by donation.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 29 Fundraising, fun and tradition: Bendigo’s Easter Fair.
Post Office Gallery
School of Arts
Federation University Australia, Building P | Camp Street Campus, Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
PO Box 663 Ballarat VIC 3353.
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Mon-Tues by appt.
To 23 May Graeme Drendel: The Messengers – in an important solo exhibition, renowned Australian artist Graeme Drendel showcases a new series of oils on canvas with characters set in familiar yet strange landscapes that reflect the dichotomies of life and the many questions and unanswered states of the human condition.
April 5 to 18 Fiona Crawford: When You Go Looking For Me, I Am Not There. Following residencies in Assisi, Italy in 2016 and 2019, inspired by the beauty and intrigue surrounding the medieval embroidery tradition of ‘Punto Assisi’ still practised today, Fiona Crawford’s contemporary textiles subvert and transgress conventions and reinterpret the ubiquitous subject of ‘women’s work’. Artist Talk: Sun April 5, 3.30pm.
UPDATE: The Post Office Gallery will be closed until further notice. Updates regarding return to operations and future exhibitions and programs will be announced on their website and e-communications over the coming weeks as the situation evolves.
North North East & North West
Benalla Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 619 D6) Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla 3672.
Mon, Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.30, closed Tues.
To July 12 On the Up: The Benalla Art Gallery Collection.
To April 12 Phillip Edwards: The Mountain’s Quiet Heart.
Also, Sofles: Compendium.
April 17 to June 21 Kirstin Berg: Still in Love with the World.
April 17 to June 28 FEM-aFFINITY.
The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
April 10 to 13 (opening Fri April 10, 6pm) Impressionist paintings by Kit Andrews. Open Fri-Mon 1.00 to 4.00.
April 10 to 13 (opening Fri April 10, 6pm) Smile Works by Tanja Gawin. Open Fri-Mon 1.00 to 4.00.
April 18 to 26 (opening Thurs April 16, 6pm) A Horsham College Year 7 Sampler – Year 7C Art presents Linocuts and Year 7F Drama presents Newspaper Costumes.
208 Maroondah Highway, Healesville 3777.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 24 Strong Men, Young Warriors examines the roles, responsibilities and qualities of manhood and masculinity in Aboriginal culture – Baluk Arts, Warlukurlangu Artists, Waralungku Arts, Glenn Loughrey, Young Art.
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 12.00 to 4.00. Excludes Good Friday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day, 1pm opening ANZAC Day.
To May 3 Peter Milne: Juvenilia.
To May 10 Minstrel Kuik: She who has no self.
Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 10 The Wealth of Women – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
To April 19 Through My Eyes by Michele Hermans.
To May 3 Wonderful Moments by Chris Fraser.
Also, Mungo by Susan Wald.
To May 10 Mirror Meditations: Contrasting Tension and Contentment by Alexandra Rosenblum.
April 24 to June 21 Mattie’s Dream by Matt Milne.
Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
(map ref Vic Roads map 273 L8 or 32 H8) 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 3630.
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
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 May 3 SAM Local: Spotlight.
To Oct 31 SAM On Tour – Craftivism: Dissident Objects And Subversive Forms.
UPDATE: Effective Tuesday 24 March, SAM will be closed until further notice. SAM will continue to present their work on their website and social media platforms.
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677.
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 April 9 Gallery 1: The Fun Room – Tony Albert, Glenn Barkley, Barbara Cleveland, Christina Darras, Ben Frost, Hannah Gartside, Louise Meuwissen and Ariel Ruby.
To April 5 Gallery 2: Maker’s Hand: Tricia Flanagan.
April 14 to May 10 Sew Many Stitches: Embroiderers Guild.
To May 21 WPACC Foyer Gallery: Libby Schreiber: Domestic Bliss.
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 Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
Ongoing, Laurie Collins.
Through April, Faces of Yve by Yvette Stubbs. Yvette’s art is often simple in style some may say illustrative, cartoon-like. Conversely, her work also shows a deep understanding of mixed media and a feel for the absurd. In this exhibition, ‘Faces of Yve’, she explores the many facets of faces, using deep tonal colours touching on collage then back to the simplicity of ink and watercolour. She reveals her versatility and freedom of expression with hints on her recent art trip to Europe.