VIC

September/October 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.

 

In light of the recent announcement by the Victorian Government, many galleries and art institutions have temporarily closed to the public or are operating by appointment only. Please visit their websites and social media platforms for updates.

Mornington Peninsula

Aegean Designs Portsea Gallery
1/3760 Point Nepean Road, Portsea 3944.
0424-545-366.
aegeandesignsportsea@gmail.com
Instagram: aegeandesigns
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Art Red Hill 2020
Red Hill Consolidated School, 341 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill 3937.
arhrhcs@gmail.com
artredhill.com.au
facebook.com/artredhill instagram.com/artredhill
Postponed: Art Red Hill is Turning 40!

Cook Street Collective
41 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-1022.
info@cookstreetcollective.com.au
www.cookstreetcollective.com.au
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Thurs by appt.
Sept 5 to 27 Blackroom Gallery: This Is Me Since Yesterday by Maxine Pritchard.
Oct 3 to 25 Out by Karen Charlton.

Karen Charlton, Full Summer. Courtesy the artist and Cook Street Collective

EVERYWHEN Artspace
39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0496.
info@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au
www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au
Fri-Tue 11.00 to 4.00.
EVERYWHEN Artspace features an extensive range of barks, ochres, and sculptures from the 40 + Aboriginal-owned community art centres that gallerists Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs represent.

Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Bush Mangarri Tjuta, acrylic on linen, 122 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist, Papunya Tjupi, Northern Territory and EVERYWHEN Artspace

Sept 18 to Nov 30 Spring Salon – a celebration of spring and the regenerative power of nature in joyous Aboriginal paintings, barks, ceramics and sculptures from around Australia. In the gallery and online.

Agnes Nampitjinpa Brown, Ngapa Tjukurrpa, acrylic on linen, 122 x 107cm. Courtesy the artist, Warlukurlangu Artists and EVERYWHEN Artspace

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896.
www.thefac.com.au
Free entry.
Please check website for current information on access and reopening dates prior to visiting.
LockDown Short Film Competition entries close Oct 18.
Glass Cube & Art After Dark view 24/7 from the street front: From Sept 24 EQUILIBRIUM Interconnectedness – Kathleen Gonzalez, Maria Esther Pena Briceno and Sebastian.
Cube and FAC Galleries: The Essence by Agata Mayes, and #STYLE by Bronwyn Kidd. Also, Artisan Society Group Show.

Gordon Studio Glassblowers
A Working Hot Glass Studio & Gallery
290 Red Hill Road (cnr Dunns Creek Road), Red Hill 3937.
(03) 5989-7073.
mail@gordonstudio.com.au
www.gordonstudio.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Manyung Gallery Mornington
7/35 Progress Street, Mornington 3931.
www.manyunggallery.com.au
Manyung Gallery will once again be returning to virtual exhibitions while our galleries are temporarily closed, as well as posting more online artist content such as videos and blog posts, to highlight and support our talented artists during these challenging times.
Upcoming virtual exhibitions include:
From Aug 31 Jo Carroll.
From Sept 12 Lynne Bickhoff.
From Sept 19 Beth Mitchell and Alberto Sanchez.
From Oct 17 Herman Pekel.
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and online events!

Jo Carroll, Nebula Rising, acrylic on canvas, 106 x 106cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Mornington

Manyung Gallery Flinders
1/37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
www.manyunggallery.com.au
Manyung Gallery will once again be returning to virtual exhibitions while our galleries are temporarily closed, as well as posting more online artist content such as videos and blog posts, to highlight and support our talented artists during these challenging times.
Upcoming virtual exhibitions include:
From Aug 31 Jo Carroll.
From Sept 12 Lynne Bickhoff.
From Sept 19 Beth Mitchell and Alberto Sanchez.
From Oct 17 Herman Pekel.
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and online events!

Herman Pekel, Mornington Beach, oil on canvas, 75 x 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Flinders

Manyung Gallery Sculpture
3/37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
www.manyunggallery.com.au
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and online events!

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
(03) 9787-2953.
www.manyunggallery.com.au
Visit our website to stay up to date with our artists and online events!

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3) 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671.
info@mcclellandgallery.com
www.mcclellandgallery.com
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.
admin@mgwinestore.com.au
www.mgwinestore.com.au
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.
Oct 3 to 25 Art is in Our Nature. An online group exhibition fundraiser, with 54 participating contemporary artists, coming together to increase awareness around the campaign to stop AGL’s proposed gas import terminal.

Mary Tonkin, Throng, Kalorama 2020, oil on linen, 56 x 66cm. Photograph: Matthew Stanton. Courtesy the artist, Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Merricks General Wine Store

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

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

Silver Leaf Art Box 
3361 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks 3916
0422-132-525
info@silverleaf-artbox.com.au
www.silverleaf-artbox.com.au/
Oct 3 to 25 Art is in Our Nature. An online group exhibition fundraiser, with 54 participating contemporary artists, coming together to increase awareness around the campaign to stop AGL’s proposed gas import terminal.

Vera Möller, carafina, 2020, oil on linen, 55 x 45.6 cm. Courtesy the artist, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne and Silver Leaf Art Box, Victoria

Gippsland South East

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

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
artspacenquiries@gmail.com
www.artspacewonthaggi.com.au
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.
galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au
www.gippslandartgallery.com
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 4 Banksia Lady by Celia Rosser.

Celia Rosser, Banksia coccinea (Scarlet Banksia), 1974, watercolour and pencil on paper, 76.2 x 55.8 cm. Monash University Collection, donated by the Botany Department, Monash University, 1989. Courtesy the artist, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and Gippsland Art Gallery

To Oct 18 Artist Proof: The Collective Spirit of Freestone Press.
To Oct 25 John Leslie Art Prize 2020.
To Jan 24 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
Oct 17 to Dec 6 Wisdom Journey by Jock Clutterbuck.

Sarah Tomasetti, Kailash from the Air, 2019, oil and incision on fresco plaster, 220 x 130cm. Winner John Leslie Art Prize 2020. Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney, Beaver Galleries, Canberra and Gippsland Art Gallery

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700.
lrg@latrobe.vic.gov.au
latroberegionalgallery.com
Check website for gallery updates.
To Sept 6 Corona, Confined, Creative.
To Oct 18 Papunya Tula: Indigenous Artworks from Papunya Tula from the CBUS Collection of Australian Art.
To Oct 25 RGB: A Selection of Recent Video Art.
To Nov 8 Do You Remember? an exhibition of Childhood Memories: John Abery.
To Nov 15 Transparent Reflections: Andrea McCallum.
To Jan 31, 2021 Electric: Selected Artworks from the LRG Collection.

Alison Anderson Nampitjinpa, Honey Ant Dreaming, 1990, acrylic on canvas. Cbus Collection of Australian Art. Courtesy the artist and Latrobe Regional Gallery

Mingara Gallery
242 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island 3922.
(03) 5952-3722.
noelle@mingaragallery.com.au
mingaragallery.com.au
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.
artscentre@wgac.com.au
www.wgac.org.au
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.
0415-464-572.
brettjarrett@optusnet.com.au
www.brettjarrett.com
Gallery Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Café Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Presenting the work of realist artist Brett Jarrett, the Bay of Whales Gallery is an exceptional venue in its setting and world-class artwork. With commanding views of the Southwest coast, the Gallery showcases many of the finest contemporary wildlife paintings in Australia. Widely collected for their true sense of realism and subject accuracy, the paintings create a physical and emotional window into Jarrett’s world of art and animals. He is the 2017 winner of Australia’s Holmes Art Prize and has had work exhibited and acquired by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and the Society of Animal Artists both in the USA.

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.
jo@blarneybooks.com.au
www.blarneybooks.com.au
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.
elarthur@bigpond.net.au
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Open by appointment.

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

Alexandra Cerutti, Linear Chaos, photographic print on aluminium, 61 x 40.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

Nyulla Safi, Nevermore, acrylic, 45 x 33cm. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5229-3645.
info@geelonggallery.org.au
www.geelonggallery.org.au
Director: Jason Smith.
Free entry unless otherwise stated. Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Geelong Gallery is open to the public with restricted capacity and social distancing regulations enforced.
If you are unable to visit the Gallery in person, visit our website to discover Curator’s insights and learn more about the works on display at geelonggallery.org.au
To Nov 15 Collection leads: Kate Beynon – kindred spirits.
To Feb 14, 2021 Jacky Redgate – HOLD ON.

Jacky Redgate, HOLD ON #3, 2019-20, pigment ink on fabric © Jacky Redgate. Courtesy the artist, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne and Geelong Art Gallery

To Feb 21, 2021 The shining path – recent acquisitions 2019-20.
To April 18, 2021 Scenic Victoria – Land, sea, city.

Jan Senbergs, The Geelong Road, 2004, synthetic polymer paint on paper on canvas. Purchased with the assistance of the Regional Galleries Collections Fund, 2005. Courtesy of the artist and Geelong Art Gallery

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
www.qdosarts.com
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00, including public hols. For details visit the website.
Gallery closed until Sept 18.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5559-4949.
gallery@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
www.thewag.com.au
Director: Vanessa Gerrans.
Temporarily closed, please check gallery website for opening updates.
Oct 3 to Nov 29 2020 is Cancelled by Victorian artist Michelle Hamer.

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

Harmer explores the grittiness and confusion of the global pandemic in her new show at Warrnambool Art Gallery 2020 is Cancelled, featuring work from her new series ‘Relax, We’re Doing Great’. Through a series of hand stitched mini billboard-style panels with changing sky scapes, she captures the confusion and contradiction of the language and mixed messages that have joined and divided us globally. Her work gives a hand-made texture to phrases gathered from signage, media, and language of world leaders like ‘Maintain Social Distance’, ‘Shaking Hands is Optional’, ‘I Can’t Breathe’, ‘Cancelled’ and ‘Together Apart’.

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.
gallery@ararat.vic.gov.au
www.araratgallerytama.com.au
Ararat Gallery TAMA is looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the facility when we reopen. The Gallery team and Ararat Rural City Council would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful visitors for their understanding during this difficult time. We will keep you updated on the situation regularly so please monitor our social media channels and website.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
artgal@ballarat.vic.gov.au
artgalleryofballarat.com.au
Closed until further notice in line with measures to contain the COVID-19 in Victoria. Go online for exhibition insights and educational activities relating to our current exhibitions.
Madeleine Cruise & Ruby Pilven: The golden pantomime – this collaborative exhibition features works with the common theme of still life as spectacle. Stunning ceramic pieces and colourful paintings are available for purchase online from the Art Gallery of Ballarat Shop and will be available at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Madeleine Cruise & Ruby Pilven, The golden pantomime, 2020, installation view. Courtesy the artists and Art Gallery of Ballarat

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
info@galleryonsturt.com.au
www.accentframing.com.au/gallery-on-sturt/current-exhibition
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, please check website for updates and on-line purchases.
To Sept 16 Dimensional Design Illustration by Deborah Lee Klein – figurative low relief sculptures fashioned from archival papers and presented in shadowbox frames.
Through Sept and Oct 2D and 3D artworks from eminent artists including the Boyd family; Arthur, Jamie and Nathaniel. Also works by award winning and emerging artists.

Deborah Lee Klein, Beneath the Surface, archival papers, embossed, cut, shaped, box frame, 56 x 79cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery on Sturt

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
bendigoartgallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au
www.bendigoartgallery.com.au
Director: Jessica Bridgfoot.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Gallery/shop daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 18 Ross Taylor: Field notes.
To Nov 8 The Burning World.
Sept 5 to Nov 29 Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion.
Oct 17 to Feb 7, 2021 Paul Guest Prize.

Cascade Art Gallery
The Church, 1A Fountain Street, Maldon 3463.
0408-844-152.
info@cascadeart.com.au
www.cascadeart.com.au
Director: Kareen Anchen.
UPDATE: Cascade Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
info@castlemainegallery.com
www.castlemainegallery.com
Re-opening Sept 17: 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.
cgsc.art@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
www.linktr.ee/CGArtGallery
Check the website for updates.
To Oct 4 Out of the Fire – works in charcoal by Tiffany Titshall.
To Oct 11 Australia Felix – a suite of ten etchings by Jeff Makin.
Oct 16 to Nov 1 VCE Art & Design Exhibition – artwork by Central Goldfields Shire’s graduating VCE students.
Nov 7 to Dec 6 Community Arts – diverse artwork by the Central Goldfields community.

The Old Auction House
52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-2047.
admin@theoldauctionhouse.com.au
www.theoldauctionhouse.com.au
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.

Barry John, Battle for slumburbia – Simple lifestyle solutions for growing paranoia, mixed media, plastic fruit, epoxy resin and acrylic paint. Courtesy the artist, TOAH Gallery and The Old Auction House

Oct 1 to 19 Main Gallery: War toys by Barry John. John’s view on the world is one immersed in deep thought and a drive to explain that which he cannot understand.

Barry John, His message was love, and market saturation, epoxy resin and air dry clay, acrylic paint. Courtesy the artist, TOAH Gallery and The Old Auction House

Post Office Gallery
A satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6179.
postofficegallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au
www.bendigoartgallery.com.au
Director: Jessica Bridgfoot
Entry by donation. Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Oct Fundraising, fun and tradition: Bendigo’s Easter Fair.

North North East & North West

Art at Linden Gate
www.artatlindengategallery.com.au
For details see Melbourne section.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
hrag@hrcc.vic.gov.au
www.horshamtownhall.com.au
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.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
gallery@mildura.vic.gov.au
www.milduraartscentre.com.au
Temporarily closed but stay connected with us though our digital content milduraartscentre.com.au/Whats-On/Videos-LiveFeeds.aspx.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
(map ref Vic Roads map 273 L8 or 32 H8) 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 3630.
(03) 5832-9861.
art.museum@shepparton.vic.gov.au
sheppartonartmuseum.com.au
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
Free entry. Temporarily closed, visit website for updates.
Join SAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

TarraWarra Museum of Art
www.twma.com.au See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.

Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677.
(03) 5722-0865.
gallery@wangaratta.vic.gov.au
www.wangarattaartgallery.com.au
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 Sept 20 Gallery 2: Emma Hamilton: Photographic Tunnelling.
To Oct 18 Gallery 1: Revealed: The Regional Digitisation Roadshow – Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection. A Creative Victoria Project.
Sept 26 to Nov 3 Gallery 2: Anthea Kemp: Painting Place.

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.
milesartstudios@dcsi.net.au
www.garymilesart.com.au
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.
0418-318-187.
preinforcement@bigpond.com
philhenshall.com.au

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
info@lauriecollins.com.au
www.lauriecollins.com.au
redtreegallery.com.au
Ongoing, Laurie Collins.