May 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

Cook Street Collective
41 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-1022.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Thurs by appt.
May 1 to 23 Blackroom Gallery: Under The Sun group show – Ingrid Bowen, Chloe Caday, Georgina Campbell, David Cragg, Baden Croft, Sonia Martignon, Scott Owen, Allison Taplin, Liam Waldie and Tym Yee. Curated by Lauren Guymer.

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0496 .
Mon-Tues 11.00 to 4.00.
EVERYWHEN Artspace specialises in contemporary Aboriginal art 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.
EVERYWHEN at The Lennox:
May 19 to 28 (opening Tues May 18, 5.30-7pm, to be opened by Colin Golvan AM. QC) at 208 Lennox Street, Richmond, VIC 3121. Garn’giny Not Granite – Mabel Juli, Marlene Juli and Atlanta Mercy Umbulgurri. One of Australia’s most senior and revered artists Mabel Juli, her daughter Marlene Juli and granddaughter Atlanta Mercy Umbulgurri from Warmun have created a special body of work to demonstrate the importance of their East Kimberley homelands and the Dreaming stories they carry, which are currently under threat of destruction by a granite mining company. With a nationwide campaign and 30,000 signatories to a petition objecting this proposal, which runs in contravention of Aboriginal Heritage status, the exhibition featuring Mabel Juli’s evocative ‘Moon Dreaming’ ochres, is both important and timely. In partnership with Warmun Art Centre.

Atlanta Mercy Umbulgurri, Old Woman Singing out for her Dog, 2021, ochre on canvas, 80 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia

Mabel Juli, Garn’giny Ngarranggarni, 2021, ochre and charcoal on canvas, 90 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1060.
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 & Cube Gallery.
To May 8 Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict – a Shrine of Remembrance touring exhibition.
From May 13 Little Landscapes 9×5 – Chisholm TAFE. FAC Curved Wall Gallery and Mezzanine: This Time, Last Year – Lisa Atkinson, Jenny Rusby and the Frankston Community. FAC Atrium: Life is Music Frankston Music Festival. FAC Foyer: FAC Design Store.

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 Art & Design
6/35 Progress Street, Mornington 3931.
(03) 9787-2953.
Mon-Fri by appt, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
May 2 to 16 She Is by Michelle Bolitho.
We are excited to present a collection of artworks from Michelle Bolitho, mentored by highly acclaimed Australian artist Janine Daddo.

Michelle Bolitho, She Flies Free, photography and mixed media, 60 × 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Art & Design

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00 daily.
To May 9 The Gippsland Sculpture Exhibition 2021.
May 18 to June 15 Doing Family Exhibition.

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 16 In My Life by Rodney Forbes.
To May 23 Entrancing Others – a group exhibition.
Also, Play – presenting works from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
To July 25 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
May 8 to June 6 Equus – George Gray Centre Studio Artists.
May 22 to Aug 1 Wisdom Journey: Prints and Sculpture 1967-1972 by Jock Clutterbuck. Jock Clutterbuck is a printmaker and sculptor, active since the early 1960s, who has forged a distinctive and profound practice in Australian art.

Jock Clutterbuck, Pool, 1971, edition 5/15, etching and colour stencil on paper, 74.8 × 49.5cm (platemark), 98 × 74.8cm (sheet). Collection Gippsland Art Gallery, purchased, 1972. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
May 15 to Aug 1 Speculative Realms by Tricky Walsh.
Also, Our New Home by Lauren Murphy.

Tricky Walsh, A Crack In The Membrane, 2019, gouache and watercolour on paper, 102 × 72cm. Courtesy the artist and Latrobe Regional Gallery

May 22 to Aug 8 From Australia: An Accumulation.
May 29 to Aug 8 Cloud Machines by David Haines & Joyce Hinterding.

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

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.
Online 24/7. Please check our website for opening times prior to visiting.
For more information and to stay up to date with our exhibitions and events, visit the website and follow us on social media.

Nyulla Safi, Dança da Solidão, oil on paper, 63 x 44.5cm. 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.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 7.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 16 RONE in Geelong.
May 8 to Aug 1 Blanche Tilden – ripple effect: a 25 year survey.
May 22 to Sept 12 Collection leads: Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh) – Amator.

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Visit online.

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.
To June 6 Soggy Homes: The Wonder of Wetlands by Megan Nicolson.
To June 13 Sea Country.
To June 20 Promises of a Parallel Cosmos by Nusra Latif Qureshi.
Also, Re/JOY by Vipoo Srivilasa.

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. See our website for latest information.
To May 23 Inga Hunter: Works from the TAMA Collection.
To May 30 Looking Through Time: Basketry from the TAMA Collection.
May 1 to July 18 Obsessed: Compelled to make – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Visit the website for updates on opening times.
To May 9 Backspace: The VAMP Collective: NEST – five female Ballarat artists explore the nest as a place of sanctuary and growth.
To May 16 Next Gen 2021: VCE art and design – some of the best work by 2020 VCE students from the Ballarat region.
To May 30 Glenn Morgan: Global warming – a 10-metre-long painting documenting extremes in weather and natural disasters.
To June 12 Bockas, locks and whiskers – a celebration of hair, on the head, face or body. Part of Ballarat Heritage Festival.
To July 4 Robyn Stacey: As still as life – one of Australian’s leading photographers takes you into the tantalising world of the still-life. A Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) travelling exhibition.

Robyn Stacey, Gorilla skull, 2005, from the Beau monde series. chromogenic photograph. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney and Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane

To July 25 Lindsay Family: Copland Foundation conservation project – newly conserved works from the Gallery’s collection of works by Lionel, Norman, Ruby and Daryl Lindsay.
To Aug 1 Morris Cohen – intriguing pastel landscapes by Ballarat-born artist Morris Cohen, a forerunner of the Tonalist artists of the 1920s.

Morris Cohen, Botanical gardens, circa 1920. pastel on paper. Gift of the artist’s daughters Valerie Albiston and Yvonne Cohen, 1977. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat

May 1 to Aug 1 Out of the darkness: A survivor’s journey – works created, collected and commissioned by a survivor of child sexual abuse.

Peter Daverington, The raft of the CLAN (detail), 2018, oil on canvas. Collection of Robert House. © Peter Daverington

May 4 to July 24 Carol McGregor: Wreath for Oodgeroo – a possum-skin cloak decorated by Brisbane-based Wadawurrung artist Carol McGregor in honour of poet and artist Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker). Part of Ballarat Heritage Festival.
May 13 to June 20 Backspace: The Frolic Festival Art Show: Dark rainbow. Part of Ballarat’s annual LGBTQI festival.
May 22 to Aug 1 Kait James: Hang us out to dry Wadawurrung – artist Kait James uses embroidery to reclaim Aboriginal-themed calendar tea towels.
Also, Body moving – works from the collection, which celebrate activity and making the most of the body.

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.
Please see our website for latest information.

Jamie Boyd, Seated Figure, lithograph, edition: 2/75, 96 x 66cm. Signed by the artist

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 July 11 Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, 1 Neill Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5461-6600.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
May 15 to June 27 Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict – A Shrine of Remembrance touring exhibition. Changed Forever tells incredible stories of human endurance, poignant personal narratives from veterans and migrants of loss and reconciliation that will inspire.

Reproduced Courtesy of Getty Images, Paula Bronstein

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed in June for mid-year break.
To May 29 Journey painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics by artists Ingrid Brooker, Liz Caffin, Jane Canfield, Helen Fraser, Tarli Glover, David Golightly, Trudi Harley, Robert Marnika, Paula Martin, Liz McLennan, Sarah Ormonde, Marina Pribaz, Jane Rusden, Lee Shelden, Bronwyn Silver, Greg Somerville, Stephen Tester, Wayne Viney, Diana Wiseman and John Wolseley.

The Old Auction House
52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-2047.
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.
(03) 5434-6179.
Director: Jessica Bridgfoot.
Entry by donation.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 29 Modern Revolution: Bendigo and the 1960s.

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.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 9 Great Movements of Feeling. A NETS Victoria touring exhibition, curated by Zara Sigglekow.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
New location
530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton 3630.
(03) 4804-5000.
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
Free entry.
The SAM Shop, Kaiela Arts and the Greater Shepparton Visitor Information Centre is open.
The official Grand Opening of SAM will take place in October 2021.
Follow SAM on Facebook and Instagram.

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.
To May 16 Gallery 2: Therese Shanley: From Tullamore to Finch Street – an exhibition of oil paintings and drypoints exploring powerful narratives of memory.
To May 30 Gallery 1: Contemporary Landscape Perspectives: A Group Show – Max Berry, Holly Greenwood, Dan Kyle, Bronte Leighton-Dore and Andrew Pye. This dynamic exhibition of five contemporary landscape Australian painters explores individual perspectives and elements of the Australian bush, the terrain, landscape and key symbolism of trees and flora in their immediate environment.

Max Berry, House on Edge of Forest, 2019, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Wangaratta Art Gallery

Andy Pye, Gully View, Mansfield, 2020, oil on canvas, 153 × 153cm. Courtesy the artist and Wangaratta Art Gallery

May 22 to June 27 Beth Peters: Drawn WorkDrawn Work presents a series of drawings on paper, which respond to the obsessive quality of the stitched thread with the repetitive drawn graphite line.

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.

Red Tree Gallery and Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
Contact Laurie Collins 0457-099-094.
Through May, Birdlife prints and artworks by Helen Timbury.

WAS Gallery
Warragul Art Studios, 37 Latrobe Street, Warragul 3820.
Free entry.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
May 15 to Aug 14 Retrospective in Clay by Judy Lorraine – 50 years of ceramics by a significant Australian potter;, 0428-513-905.