February 2019 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

61/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0448.
Daily 10.30 to 4.00.
Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs new gallery specialising in Aboriginal art from 30 Aboriginal art centres around Australia.
Feb 1 to March 3 Colours of the Country – new paintings, barks, ochres, works on paper and carvings from leading Aboriginal art centres of the Pilbara, Arnhem Land, the Tiwi Islands, Eastern, Central & Western Deserts, the NT, APY Lands, the Kimberley, Far North Queensland and the Mornington Peninsula exploring the countries of Aboriginal art.

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896.
Free entry to all galleries.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00. Art After Dark every evening from dusk.
To Feb 9 Cube Gallery: s p a c e m a n a: Baba Boga.
To Feb 10 Cube Gallery: Hatter’s T Party: Tina Strafford.
To Feb 16 FAC Curved Wall Gallery: The Journey III: Mary Raphael.
To Feb 23 FAC Mezzanine: Sky Holes: Nic Kirkman. FAC Design Store: in the main foyer.

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
37 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 9787-2953.
Fri-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Manyung Gallery Flinders is a specialised sculpture gallery for both indoor and outdoor sculptural pieces, supported by quality paintings. At this site we present around 75 sculptural works, inside the gallery, on its deck and secured on the front lawn.

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
60 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza 3930.
(03) 9787-2953.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, and first Sun of the month 10.00 to 3.00.
While we are waiting for our new building to be built you can currently view works by appointment at our amazing Warehouse space in Mornington. Manyung Gallery Mornington is a new space which showcases larger works of art. If you have a big wall you need to fill, then this space is the one you need to visit. With 50 years experience in the art business we offer our expertise in personalised art styling and in-home advice. With such individual spaces and tastes this gallery is currently only open by appointment.

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
03) 9787-2953.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 (except Wed).
Through Feb, an amazing selection of artworks to help transform any space you might have, speak with one of our art specialists for friendly and expert advice.

Debbie Mackenzie, Beyond, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 180cm. 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.
Entry by donation.
Gallery, shop and café Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

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. Daily.
Feb 24 to Aug 25 Montalto Sculpture Prize 2019 – Robert Barnstone, Paul Handley, Michael Needham, Martin George, Mark Schaller, Marcus Tatton, Lucas Maddock, Jonathon Leahy, Jimmy Rix, Ian Bracegirdle, Cetta Pilati, Greg Johns, Graeme Altmann, Fiona Omeenyo, Elly Buckley, Danny Fotopoulos, Carmel Wallace, Brigit Heller, Anderson Hunt, Mike Nicholls, Mela Cooke, Matt Calvert, Mark Cuthbertson, Kylie Stillman, John Fitzmaurice, Helen L Alexander, Ewen Coates, Emmy Mavroidis, Clancy Warner and Christabel Wigley.

Oak Hill Gallery
(map ref Melway 145 G10)
100 Mornington-Tyabb Road
(adjacent to the Rose Gardens), Mornington 3931.
(03) 5973-4299.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.

Gippsland South East

arc Yinnar Gallery
19 Main Street, Yinnar 3869.
(03) 5163-1310.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 9 to 23 (opening Sat Feb 9, 2pm) Gallery arc: Summer Daze – an open entry exhibition.
From March 2 Gallery arc: Women’s Exhibition. SParc: works by Wendy Flack.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.
To Feb 18 Arthur Nilsson – solo exhibition. Nilsson’s unique style encapsulates the true essence of genre painting from every day life.
Feb 19 to April 1 (opening Sun Feb 24, 2-4pm) Jacki Moss. Stillness, solitude, beauty and fragility within the natural world depicted with vibrancy and simplicity. All artworks are for sale.
Small event space and meeting room also available for hire.
Workshops run by ArtSpace Artists @ Archies Creek.
For details call ArtSpace gallery or email

Gecko Studio Gallery
and ArtHouse accommodation
15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 3959.
(03) 5683-2481.
Facebook: geckostudiogallery
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 4.00. Including Headquarters Café.
To Feb 18 Washed and Found by Suelyn Watterson – a study of items found washed up entangled in kelp on Waratah Bay beach – pencil drawings and acrylic paintings.
Feb 21 to March 18 (opening Fri Feb 22, 6-8pm) Amandawoodcut by Amanda Thompson – printmaking.

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 17 The Alchemist by Kevin Mortensen.
Also, A Fine Romance – Realism in Australian Art.
To July 21 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
Feb 2 to March 24 The John Leslie Gift – a range of artworks and objects donated to the Gallery from the estate of John Leslie OBE (1919-2016).
Also, On Edge by Matthew Thomas.

John Leslie OBE, Sale Scene, c.1960s, oil on board, 26.9 x 38cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Donated from the estate of the artist, 2017. Courtesy Gippsland Art Gallery

Matthew Thomas, Blue Windows, 2018, oil on canvas, 70.5 x 70.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell 3840.
(03) 5128-5700
Fax 5128-5706.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 10 Grit & Grace by Owen Rye.
To March 24 The Bridge of No Return by Lyndal Jones.
Feb 2 to March 10 Static Field by Stephanie Shields.
Feb 11 to July 14 Remix: Recent Acquisitions.

Brook Andrew, The Right To Offend Is Sacred, 2016, screenprint, 75.5 x 92.5cm. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, purchased 2018

Feb 16 to April 7 Nonetheless by Pat Brassington.

Pat Brassington, The Long Goodbye, 2017, edition of 8, pigment print, 90 x 73cm . Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne, and Latrobe Regional Gallery

Maffra Exhibition Space
150 Johnson Street, Maffra 3860.
Enquiries to Gippsland Art Gallery (03) 5142-3500.
Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00. Closed Tues and Sun.
To Feb 11 Kilmany Park Boys Home by Jeff Carter.

Jeff Carter, On the Road in front of Kilmany Park Boys Home, 1958, Gelatin silver print, 25.5 x 25.2cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Purchased, 2001

Geelong South West Great Ocean Road

Bay of Whales Gallery
47 Liebelts Road, Narrawong 3285.
Gallery Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Café Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Presenting artwork by realist artist Brett Jarrett.

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2174.
Instagram: blarneybooksandart
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
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.
Director: Dr Elizabeth Arthur.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

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 10 There is no there by Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano.
To March 17 Recent acquisitions 2017-18.
Also, Water drawing no. 1 by Akio Makigawa.
From Feb 23 Bauhaus centenary – Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack.

Metropolis Gallery
64 Ryrie Street, Geelong 3220.
(03) 5221-6505.
Director: Robert Avitabile.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 23 to March 17 Innocence to Sin by Natasha Ber.

Natasha Ber, Juno, oil on board 60 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Metropolis Gallery

Natasha Ber, Mary and Witch, oil on board, 60 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Metropolis Gallery

Qdos Arts + Sculpture Park
35 Allenvale Road, Lorne 3232.
(03) 5289-1989.
Director: Graeme Wilkie OAM.
Thurs-Mon 9.00 to 5.00.
Through Jan 2019 open daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 3 to 16 Scent of a Woman new works in oil by Zelman Lew.
Also, Sacred Geometry by Matthew Stevenson.
Feb 17 to March 2 Heirloom an exhibition of exquisite things.

SCOPE Galleries
38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool 3280.
(03) 5561-4758, 0410-464-330
Fax 5561-5692.
Director: Liza McCosh.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Contemporary paintings, prints and sculpture.
Through Feb Contemporary paintings, prints and sculpture.

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 Feb 24 Paul Jennings: UNREAL! – an exhibition celebrating Australia’s best-loved storyteller.

Bob Lea, Tongue Tied! (detail), 2005. Courtesy the artist and Warrnambool Art Gallery

To March 3 Adaption by Tricia Page.
To May 5 Sans Frontiéres by Damon Kowarsky. Read more…

Damon Kowarsky, Dinan IV, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Warrnambool Art Gallery

Wishart Gallery
19 Sackville Street, Port Fairy 3284.
(03) 5568-2423.
Art, Antiques, Bar.

Central Victoria

Ararat Gallery TAMA
Town Hall, 82 Vincent Street, Ararat 3377.
(03) 5355-0220.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Permanent collection textile/fibre art exhibitions ongoing.
To Feb 24 Animalia Australis.
Also, Paul E Mason: Looking for Baudin.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Free entry unless specified.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 10 The Numina Sisters – depictions of Country and bush tucker.
Also, LOCALS RULE: Identity – eleven local artists respond to the concept of the mask.
To March 10 Lumina Collective: Echoes – eight Australian women photographers investigate ideas of identity, loss and environmental upheaval.
To March 17 Eliza-Jane Gilchrist: Strange Garden – weird and wonderful creations constructed from recycled materials, set among works from the Gallery collection.
To April 7 Louiseann King: solis – new cast bronze works form an intervention among traditional images of women and landscapes.
Feb 9 to April 14 Next Gen 2019.
Feb 23 to April 28 Picasso: The Vollard Suite.

Arts Academy, Post Office Gallery
Federation University Australia,
cnr Sturt and Lydiard streets, Ballarat 3350;
PO Box 663, Ballarat 3353.
(03) 5327-8615.
Curator: Shelley Hinton.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Mon-Tues by appt.
Feb 14 to March 9 SCOPE19 – Federation University Australia Arts Academy lecturers, teachers, and honoraries.

Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt
421 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5331-7011.
Director: Leigh Tweedie.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6088.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation unless specified.
Gallery/shop daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 10 Gothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality.
Also, Jessie Boylan: Rupture, and Daughters of the Sun: Christian Waller & Klytie Pate.
Also, Frida Kahlo, her photos.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248), Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5472-2292.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station, Neil Street, Maryborough 3465.
(03) 5460-4588.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery is a cultural facility of the Central Goldfields Shire Council.
From Feb 23 Golden Textures – contemporary art quilts.

Hanging Rock Winery – Art in the Vines
88 Jim Road, Newham 3442.
(03) 5427-0542.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day.
To March 31, 2019 Art in the Vines – an exhibition of sculpture, the first of its kind to be held in the Macedon Ranges. Wander through a trail of discovery, to explore 25 hand-crafted works of art by leading local, national and international sculptors. Free entry. Read more…

Ben Fasham, Jewel de la Mer, 2012, stainless steel and bronze, 2230 x 2000 x 600

La Trobe Art Institute
121 View Street, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5444-7272.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 Australian Print Triennial: Mungo Exhibition featuring Brian Robinson, Ellis Hutch, eX de Medici, GW Bot, Ian Westacott, Martin King, Maureen Reyland (Mor Mor), Michael Kempson, Raymond Arnold, Rosalind Atkins and Sonja Hodge.

Post Office Gallery
A satellite space of Bendigo Art Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo 3550.
(03) 5434-6179.
Director: Karen Quinlan.
Entry by donation.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To March 31 Vale: mourning remembrance and Spiritualism in Bendigo 1851-1901.

North North East & North West

Art at Linden Gate
For exhibition details see Melbourne section.

Benalla Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 619 D6)
Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street West, Benalla 3672.
(03) 5760-2619.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Gallery closed until Feb 9.
Feb 9 to March 3 Future Promise works by Horsham College VCE Studio Arts Unit 2 students. Drinks and nibbles: Fri Feb 15, 6.30pm.
Call out for Expressions of Interest to exhibit at the Goat Gallery in 2019-20. EOI’s requested by Feb 10.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
(03) 5382-9575.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30, Sun 1.00 to 4.30.

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura 3500.
(03) 5018-8330.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 3 Wes Walters: The art of the pre-cursor.
Also,Collected Vision II: Recent Acquisitions – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
To March 31 portraits + pottery – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.

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.
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Join SAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
To Feb 17 Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms.
To May 12 Recent works from the SAM Collection: Intimate Realities, and Ever-present.

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.
Feb 6 to March 27 WPAC Foyer Gallery: LORN by Dan Capobianco.
Feb 9 to March 31 Gallery 1: The Linen by Louise Saxton.

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.

Kerrie Warren, Artist & Pilgrim Creek Studios
Crossover (East of Melbourne)
T 0411-480-384.
Large Scale Paintings, Ceramics, Sculpture.

Phil Henshall Studio
1116 Main Neerim Road, Rokeby 3821.
Studio open the second weekend each month 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 9 and 10 Coastal Perspectives.
March 9 and 10 Afterthoughts.

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins.
Through Feb Colourful Bodies paintings and 2-D work by Min Brown.

The Serigraph Gallery
157 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South 3831.
(03) 5628 -1519.
Sat to Sun, and most public hols 10.00 to 5.00.
Christine Cochran paintings and Keith Graham furniture.