July/August 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.
Instagram: aegeandesigns
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Art Red Hill 2020
Red Hill Consolidated School, 341 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill 3937.
Postponed:  Art Red Hill is Turning 40!

Cook Street Collective
41 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-1022.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Thurs by appt.
To July 26 Blackroom Gallery: Forest to the Sea by Melinda Marshman.
Aug 1 to 23 Blackroom Gallery: Exploring – Peninsula Elements by Russell Newman.

Melinda Marshman, Nights Descent with Long Cloud, oil on polyester, 40 x 60cm framed. Courtesy the artist and Cook Street Collective

Russell Newman, Coast, 2020, oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Cook Street Collective

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989–0496.
Fri-Tues 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.
To Aug 4 In Black & White + Top End Sculptures – paintings, barks and ochres in black and white from around Australia, plus ceremonial poles, Mimih, Yawk Yawks and fibre sculptures by leading artists of Buku Larrnggay Mulka and Maningrida Arts. Exhibition in the gallery and online + informative online catalogue.

Owen Yalandja, Yawk Yawk, ochres on wood, 80cm. Courtesy the artist and Maningrida Arts

Betty Muffler, Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country), acrylic on linen, 167 x 198cm. Courtesy the artist and Iwantja Arts

Aug 7 to Sept 1 Wildlife! – a celebration of Australia’s Indigenous animals, birds, fish and reptiles in Aboriginal art from the sublime to the quirky. Exhibition in the gallery and online + informative online catalogue.

Shirley Purdie, Warngarnal and Warranany Ngarranggarni (Crow and Eagle Dreaming), ochres on canvas, 180 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Warmun Arts

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896.
Free entry.
Check website for gallery opening hours.
Glass Cube & Art After Dark view 24/7 from the street front:
To Aug 2 Black and White Series by Josh Muir.
From Aug 6 EQUILIBRIUM Interconnectedness – Kathleen Gonzalez, Maria Esther Pena Briceno and Sebastian.
Cube and FAC Galleries: In Essence by Agata Mayes, and #STYLE by Bronwyn Kidd. Please check website for current information on access and re-opening dates prior to visiting.

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 Flinders
1/37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.

Manyung Gallery Sculpture
3/37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00.

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
(03) 9787-2953.
Fri-Tues 10.00 to 5.00.
Selected new works on display from Rick Matear.

Rick Matear, Fisherman’s Beach, oil on canvas, 67 x 87cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3) 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671.
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.
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.
(03) 5989-8412.
Member of ACGA.
Free entry.
Open daily.
To Aug 30 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2020 featuring artists 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.

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

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Currently closed for refurbishment.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
UPDATE: ArtSpace Wonthaggi ArtSpace will NOT reopen on July 26 due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria. This decision will be reviewed around mid-July.

Gecko Studio Gallery
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
(03) 5683-2481.
Facebook: geckostudiogallery
UPDATE: Gecko Studio Gallery is closed until further notice.

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.
While we were closed the Gippsland Art Gallery launched Gallery at Home – a platform for all our online content. Stay connected and entertained with a variety of special programming from the Gallery Team. We invite you to join us for artmaking activities for kids, virtual tours of current exhibitions, episodes from the podcast Gippsland Art Gallery at Home plus much more! Visit 
For up to date information on our current and upcoming exhibitions, please visit our website.

Gippsland Art Gallery

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 July 26 Contemporary Women: Artworks from the Latrobe Regional Gallery Permanent Collection.
To Aug 2 Any Which Way: Leigh Hobba.
To Oct 25 RGB: A Selection of Recent Video Art.
July 11 to Jan 31, 2021 Electric: Selected Artworks from the LRG Collection.
July 25 to Oct 17 Papunya Tula: Indigenous Artworks from Papunya Tula from the CBUS Collection of Australian Art.
Aug 15 to Nov 8 Transparent Reflections: Andrea McCallum.
Aug 22 to Nov 15 Do You Remember? An exhibition of Childhood Memories: John Abery.

John Abery, My brother had a big red trike, 2016, laminated timber, stain, 115 x 64 x 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Latrobe Regional Gallery

Mingara Gallery
242 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island 3922.
(03) 5952-3722.
Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun by appt. The Gallery is open at other times by appointment.

West Gippsland Arts Centre
Cnr Smith and Albert streets, Warragul 3820.
(03) 5624-2456.
UPDATE: 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

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2174.
Instagram: blarneybooksandart
Unique book-related art space bookshop, in beautiful Port Fairy.
UPDATE: Blarney Books are currently closed to the public and will re-open on Sept 3.

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.
Instagram: @geelongartspace
Open by appointment only.
Visit our online space to purchase and view works from our artists and makers.
To Aug 1 PAPER – a group exhibition – view online or visit our space by appointment.
Please book via our website.

Amy Tsilemanis, The Way to Happy, 2020, collage, 40 x 33cm. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

Vanessa Esau, Lampshade Party, 2020, collage, 29.7 x 21cm. 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.
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
To Aug 30 Going public – portraits from the Colin Holden collection.
To Nov 15 Collection leads: Kate Beynon – kindred spirits.

‘Collection leads: Kate Beynon—kindred spirits’, installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2020. Photograph: Andrew Curtis

To Feb 14, 2021 Jacky Redgate – HOLD ON.
To April 18, 2021 Scenic Victoria – Land, sea, city.

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

Qdos Fine Arts
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
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.
Director: Vanessa Gerrans.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 3.00.

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) is looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the facility when we reopen shortly. The Gallery is currently working through implementing measures to ensure the health and safety of our community and help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 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.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 20 Anne Wallace: Strange Ways – paintings which capture tension between the real and the imagined. On tour from QUT Art Museum.
To Oct 4 David Noonan: Stagecraft – large-scale silkscreen collages, tapestries and film made between 2015 and 2020.
Aug 1 to Nov 15 David Frazer: Another night on earth – works by notable Australian printmaker David Frazer, some of which refer to work by his distant cousin Lionel Lindsay.
Aug 1 to Sept 27 Mairin Briody: Signal – paintings inspired by changes in technology. A Backspace exhibition for emerging artists.
Aug 1 to Nov 22 Pitcha Makin Fellas: Join the club – colourful and irreverent paintings explore the good and bad sides of the AFL by Ballarat-based Indigenous collective.
Also, Madeleine Cruise & Roby Pilven: The golden pantomime – a collaborative exhibition of paintings and ceramics, exploring both domestic and theatrical themes.

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, please check website for updates during COVID-19 restrictions.
Also open 24/7 online, Instagram @galleryonsturt421, Facebook @galleryonsturt421
To July 31 Featured artist, Marie Mason: Lino Prints.
To Aug 29 Featured artist, Deborah Klein: Dimensional illustrations.
Also, selected works by eminent and regional artists.

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 26 Bessie Davidson & Sally Smart – Two artists and the Parisian avant-garde.
To Oct 18 Ross Taylor: Field notes.
Aug 8 to Nov 8 The Burning World.

Cascade Art Gallery
The Church, 1A Fountain Street, Maldon 3463.
Director: Kareen Anchen.
UPDATE: Cascade Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
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.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 16 The Many Story Treehouse Exhibition – celebrating Terry Denton’s illustrations for the phenomenal Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton.
Aug 22 to Oct 11 Australia Felix – a suite of ten etchings by Jeff Makin.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 1 Studio oil paintings by Juliana Hilton.
Also, Reconnections oil paintings by Trudi Harley.
Gallery closed to Sept 3.

La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272.
UPDATE: The Gallery is closed until further notice.

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
School of Arts
Federation University Australia, Building P | Camp Street Campus, Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
PO Box 663 Ballarat VIC 3353.
(03) 5327-8615.
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Gallery closed until further notice.

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 Fundraising, fun and tradition: Bendigo’s Easter Fair.

North North East & North West

Art at Linden Gate
For details see Melbourne section.

Benalla Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 619 D6) Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla 3672.
(03) 5760-2619.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 3.00.
To Dec 13 On the Up: The Benalla Art Gallery Collection.
July 3 to Nov 15 Kirstin Berg: Still in Love with the World.
July 25 to Oct 25 Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven’t seen.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.

Hearth Galleries
208 Maroondah Highway, Healesville 3777.
Aug 6 to Oct 4 ANIMAL PEOPLE – Sentience, Reciprocity, Kinship.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
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.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Ongoing throughout July and August, The Regional Digitisation Roadshow.
To Sept 6 MidNAG (Mid-Northumberland Arts Group) Poetry Posters – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
To Sept 13 Blurry Borders by Kristan Emerson.
July 16 to Sept 13 Dreams of Another Life by Pia Larsen.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
(map ref Vic Roads map 273 L8 or 32 H8) 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 3630.
(03) 5832-9861.
Director: Dr Rebecca Coates.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, public hols 1.00 to 4.00.
Join SAM on Facebook, Twitter 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.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Wangaratta Art Gallery is a Cultural Service of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
To Aug 16 Petite Miniature Textiles.

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.
Open every weekend 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.
Through July, Guy Price with his wonderful paintings and illustration.
Through August, Faces of Yve by Yvette Stubbs.