June 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.
June 5 to 27 Blackroom Gallery: Animals by Sarah Menelaus.

1/39 Cook Street, Flinders 3929.
(03) 5989-0496.
Fri-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.
June 11 to July 31 WINTER SALON: Warm Hues & Winter Lights. Rich palettes and soft hues feature in a wide-ranging exhibition of Aboriginal art from nine regions. Featuring an Art Parade of newly arrived works on Sat July 3, 2.30pm. Free event, bookings are essential. Please contact the gallery to book.

Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Bush Mangarri Tjuta, 2020, 3 panels, 152 x 9cm1 each; 273cm in total. Courtesy the artist and Papunya Tjupi Arts, Northern Territory

Muluymuluy Wirrpanda, Buḻwutja, 2012, ochres on bark, 138 x 82cm. Courtesy the artist and Buku Larrnggay Mulka, Northern Territory

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.
To June 5 Cube Gallery: Chisholm TAFE Little Landscapes 9×5. To June 19 FAC Atrium: Life is Music Frankston Music Festival.
Also, Budgie Nation by Vanessa White.
To June 26 FAC Curved Wall Gallery and Mezzanine: This Time, Last Year: Lisa Atkinson, Jenny Rusby and the Frankston Community.
From June 10 Cube Gallery: Themes in Photo-Documentary and Nature Photography: Peter Dwyer and Max Lane. 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.
Mixed artworks on display and art stockroom featuring hundreds of artworks now open to the public! Visit our website to book a professional Art Consultation.

Miertje Skidmore, Central Activity, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 180cm. Courtesy the artist and Manyung Gallery Art & Design

Silver Leaf Art Box
3361 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks 3916.
0422 132 525.
Instagram: @silverleaf_artbox
Open by appt.
To June 27 Do you still love me? (asked the earth) by Rosie Weiss.
Presenting a solo exhibition of new works on paper and a project-box installation by Mornington Peninsula-based artist Rosie Weiss. Weiss visited the east Gippsland fire grounds in early 2020 and collected the charred plant fragments that recur throughout this body of work. Do you still love me? (asked the earth), a poignant question the artist poses in a poem about the work of the same title, encapsulating the essence of this exhibition and cutting to the heart of our relationship with the earth.

Rosie Weiss, Do you still love me? (asked the earth), 2020, pencil, Chinese and pigmented ink on Arches paper, 56 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Silver Leaf Art Box

Rosie Weiss, Targets, 2020, pencil, Chinese and pigmented ink on Arches paper, 76 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist and Silver Leaf Art Box

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.
Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 15 Doing Family Exhibition – a project of Gippsland Family Law Pathways and Better Place Australia.
June 19 to July 18 Open Entry – group 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 Aug 1 Wisdom Journey: Prints and Sculpture 1967-1972 by Jock Clutterbuck. 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, aquatint & colour stencil on Torinoko paper, 74.8 x 49.5cm. Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Purchased, 1972. © The artist

To Aug 29 Eugene von Guérard’s ‘Mr John King’s Station’ 1861. Also, Timelines.
June 12 to Aug 1 Middle Ground.
Please visit the website for details.

Eugene von Guérard (Austria 1811- Great Britain 1901; Active in Australia 1852-1882), Mr John King’s Station, 1861, oil on canvas laid on board, 40.7 × 83.9cm. Private collection. Courtesy Gippsland Art Gallery

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

Mary-Ellen Belleville, IPSO FACTO, packaging cardboard, fabric, thread, 30 × 12 × 21cm. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Art Space

Sandra Batten, Going somewhere, stamped paper hand-cut stencil on eco-dyed paper, 32 × 28cm. 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 Aug 1 Blanche Tilden – ripple effect: a 25 year survey.

Blanche Tilden, Flow 03 (necklace), 2016, flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland. Photograph: Grant Hancock. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Gallery

To Aug 22 Geelong contemporary art prize.
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, or by appt.

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 July 18 Obsessed: Compelled to make – an Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition.
June 5 to Oct 3 The Thread of Life: Japanese Textiles.
June 5 to Nov 7 Andrew Chapman: Ararat Wool Heritage.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Visit the website for updates on opening times.
To June 12 Bockas, locks and whiskers – a celebration of hair, on the head, face or body. Part of Ballarat Heritage Festival.
To June 20 Backspace: The Frolic Festival Art Show: Dark rainbow. Part of Ballarat’s annual LGBTQI 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 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.
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 Out of the darkness: A survivor’s journey – works created, collected and commissioned by a survivor of child sexual abuse.
Also, Morris Cohen – intriguing pastel landscapes by Ballarat-born artist Morris Cohen, a forerunner of the Tonalist artists of the 1920s.

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

To August 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.

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.
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.

Kyneton Museum
67 Piper Street, Kyneton 3444.
Throughout June: Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, and Sundays at 5pm – Kyneton Museum presents a playful encounter with the Kyneton Museum collection, engaging with history and its gaps, as part performance, part exhibition. Created by cross-disciplinary artists and Metanoia Theatre, UNDONE is an immersive choose-your-own journey through collective possibilities for an imagined future. For ticketing call 1300-888-802 or visit

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 (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 June 4 Regional Digitisation Roadshow.
To June 20 ATSICA @ SuniTAFE SuniTAFE Certificate II, III and IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts student exhibition. Curated by Laree Hills.
Also, Unseen Connections by Lyn McDonald.
To June 27 Kumpa-Kiira: Healing Grounds Mildura Arts Centre Collection. Curated by Sian Harris, Kurnu Paakantyi.

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 June 27 Drawn Work by Beth Peters.
June 5 to Aug 15 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2021. The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award is a biennial acquisitive award and exhibition celebrating the diversity and strength of Australia’s textile artistry.

Linda McLean & Cheryl Kennedy, Thirst, 2019, fabric, hoses, yarns, string, dye. Winner of the 2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award. Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection. Courtesy the artists 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 June Lasting Impressions by Lynne Coade.

Lynne Coade, Grandridge Road. Courtesy the artist and Red Tree Gallery

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