December 2021 | January 2022 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.
Dec 4 to 18 Blackroom Gallery: Smalls – group show.
Dec 19 to 31 Quarantine by Neil Williams.

Neil Williams, Shepherd’s Cottage, oil on canvas, 85 × 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Cook Street Collective

Jan 1 to 23, 2022 Coalescence by Hannah Nowlan.

Hannah Nowlan, Incantation (detail), oil on linen. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Cook Street Collective

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0496.
Directors: Susan McCulloch OAM and Emily McCulloch Childs.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 4.00. Closed Tues-Thurs (Wed and Thurs by appt).
Specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art from 40+ Aboriginal owned art centres around Australia.

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1060.
Free entry.
Please check website for dates and changes to opening hours prior to visiting.
Glass Cube & Art After Dark: view 24/7 from the street front – Shorts Selection Peninsula Film Festival. Also, Pockets of Permanence by Emma Ikin, and The Frankston Line by Kenny Pittock.
Cube Gallery: Exploring Rehabilitation, Ageing & Independent Living – RAIL Research Centre, Monash University. Also, FAC KidsFest ‘The Still Life’ Art Competition.
FAC Curved Wall Gallery: (opening Thurs Dec 9, 6pm) Su Alma (Their Soul) by Karina Laird – registration essential.
FAC Mezzanine: Above by Hans Schiebold, and Transitions by Wendy Grace.
FAC Atrium: Musical Marks: The Stringed Series of Painting to West African classical music by Nina Bové.
FAC Foyer and FAC Design Store: Revamped jewellery – a not-for-profit Boutique raising funds for women’s charities by revamping and recycling donated jewellery.

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.
Mixed artists on display throughout Dec and Jan 2022, including new artists Amanda Tye, Mitchell English, Fiona Chandler, Aidan Weichard and Tim Shaw.
New artworks added online each week. Visit our website to view new additions, online virtual exhibitions and catalogues.

Amanda Tye, Cape Schanck Lighthouse in All Its Glory, oil on poly cotton, 115 × 115cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Art & Design

Montalto Sculpture Park
33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
(03) 5989-8412.
Free entry.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 1, 2022 Montalto Sculpture Prize exhibition of finalists – Annabel Nowlan, Ben Caroll, Anton McMurray, Benjamin Jay Shand, Christabel Wigley, Clancy Warner, David Wood, Don Barrett, Elly Buckley, Frederick White, Hugh McLachlan, Jane Du Rand, Jos Van Hulsen, Joseph Apollonio, Julie Collins + Derek John, Lauren Simmonds, Mark Cuthbertson, Matt Calvert, Mela Cooke, Mike Nicholls, Philip Cooper and Rudi Jass.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
See Melbourne entry for exhibition details.

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Nov 27 to Dec 19 Vast – ‘By mapping our Lesions, these works examine how vast is our yearning.’

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 27, 2022 This is Gippsland. Visit the website for details.

David Ashley Kerr, I Hear the Sea, 2010, C-type print on paper, 85 × 145cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery, purchased with the assistance of the John Leslie Foundation, 2020. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Dec 4 to Feb 20, 2022 Art Safari – this summer we invite you to come on safari with us through the wilds of the Gallery’s sprawling art collection!

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Dec 18 to March 20, 2022 Scent: LRG Collection.
Jan 15 to April 3, 2022 Lean by David Cross.
Also, Fibro Façade by Catherine O’Donnell.
Jan 22 to April 10, 2022 Little Star by Todd Fuller.

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.
Dec 3 to Jan 29, 2022 [Wall]flower – an exhibition featuring works by Di Ellis, Deborah McHugh, Ema Shin, Jess Hall, Katherine Marmaras, Mary-Ellen Belleville and Miranda Brett.

‘[Wall]flower’. Courtesy the exhibiting artists 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.
To Feb 13, 2022 Frederick McCubbin—Whisperings in wattle boughs.
To Feb 20, 2022 Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize.
Also, Learn space—celebrating 125 years.
To Feb 27, 2022 Kerrie Poliness—Blue Wall Drawing #2.
To March 6, 2022 Exhume the grave—McCubbin and contemporary art.

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Thurs-Sun 9.00 to 5.00 until Dec 26 (pending any restrictions). Through Jan 2022, Thurs-Tues 9.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 4 Response to Land by Veronica O’Hehir.
Dec 5 to 18 Psyclone (here and there) by Phillip Doggett-Williams.

Phillip Doggett-Williams, Looking for an Honest Man, chalk pastel, 71 × 108cm. Courtesy the artist and Qdos Fine Arts

Dec 5 to 23 Lucy McEachern.
Dec 19 to Jan 8, 2022 Rohan Robinson.
Jan 2 to 22, 2022 Peter Webb.
Jan 9 to 29, 2022 Ian Parry.
Jan 23 to Feb 12, 2022 Julie Andrews.

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 Jan 16, 2022 Justin Shoulder: Carrion: Origins.
To Jan 30, 2022 Black and Gold.
To June 12, 2022 pakayn marree weerrath (bone, strong, string) Women’s Tools.
Dec 18 to June 5, 2022 Annette Iggulden: from here… to elsewhere.

Justin Shoulder, Carrion, 2019-20. Edited by Tristan Jalleh. Photograph: Alex Davies. 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 Feb 2022 Frances Burke: Works from the TAMA Collection.
To March 2022 Golden Textures Art Quilts.
To April 2022 John Eagle: Horizons.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Visit the website for updates on opening times and COVID-19 closures.
To Jan 9, 2022 Linda McCartney: Retrospective – the Ballarat International Foto Biennale returns with an exhibition of exclusive works by world famous, award-winning American photographer Linda McCartney. Personally curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, the retrospective displays intimate images of the McCartney family and a series of never before exhibited prints from their trips to Australia in 1975 and 1993.

Linda McCartney, Paul, Stella and James, Scotland, 1982. Courtesy Art Gallery of Ballarat

To Jan 9, 2022 Backspace: Marie Mason: From The Murray To The Sea.
To Jan 16, 2022 Anindita Banerjee: Ondormohol – Ondormohol is a Bengali word referring to the inner or private areas of a house. In this exhibition, Ballarat-based artist Anindita Banerjee has assembled the visual imaginings of a Bengali girl, combining her reactions of the colonial heritage of both Kolkata and Ballarat.

Anindita Banerjee. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of Ballarat

To Jan 23, 2022 Robert Fielding: Miil-Miilpa – Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. His work combines strong cultural roots with contemporary perspectives. Fielding’s current practice spans photography, works on paper, sculpture, film and installation.

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
Dec 1 to Jan 31, 2022 From the Tuscan Hills and Beyond by Jamie Boyd & Nathaniel Boyd.
Gallery closes Dec 23, and reopens Jan 9, 2022.

Nathaniel Boyd, Between the Shadow and the Soul, oil on canvas, 102 × 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery on Sturt

Jamie Boyd, Fields near Ponsacco, Italy, oil on canvas, 61 × 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery on Sturt

Ballarat International Foto Biennale
To Jan 9, 2022 the Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents a diverse showcase of photography by Australian and international artists, across more than 100 venues at Ballarat and the surrounds. Visit the festival website to explore the program of in person and digital events and for the most up to calendar information.

Arum Dayu, Pasar Baru (New Market) (detail), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
Director: Jessica Bridgfoot.
Entry by donation, unless specified.
Gallery/shop open daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 30, 2022 SOUL fury.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
(03) 5461-6600.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery is closed and will re-open in Winter 2022 after a major redevelopment. Follow the Gallery online

La Trobe Art Institute, La Trobe University
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272.
Director: Bala Starr.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.

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 June 19, 2022 Best in Show: Bendigo Art Prize in the modern era.

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 (March to Aug), 10.00 to 5.00 (Sept to Feb). Closed Tues.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 6, 2022 Expressions from the Hill – Broken Hill Potters.
To Jan 23, 2022 Special Forever: voices of the children, coordinated by Rosemarie Zalec and Sunraysia Primary Schools.
To Feb 13, 2022 Hilda Elliott: contemporary conversations – Mildura Arts Centre Collection + selected artists.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton 3630.
(03) 4804-5000.
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
To March 13, 2022 Lin Onus: The Land Within.

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. Open seven days during Victorian School Holidays.

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, public hols and for exhibition installations.
Wangaratta Art Gallery is a Cultural Service of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
To Feb 13, 2022 Gallery 1: Tension[s] 2020 Tamworth Textile Triennial – Tamworth Textile Triennial Performance, Interaction and Material Futures.

Yinarr Maramali, Weaving Warrabah, 2019, (Short Neck Turtle) Lomandra, water vine, 140 × 92 × 1cm. Photograph: Miranda Heckenberg. Courtesy the artist and Wangaratta Art Gallery

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 Dec, Jesse McLennan paintings.
Jan 2022 Jillian Ronald mosaics.

WAS Gallery
Warragul Art Studios, 37 Latrobe Street, Warragul 3820.
Free entry.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.