December 2018 | January 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 are moving from their Whistlewood gallery to a new space in Flinders and are holding their Christmas exhibition over December before the gallery’s formal opening in Flinders. The Mornington Peninsula’s only specialised Aboriginal art gallery, the McCullochs’ Everywhen Artspace represents the work of some 30 Aboriginal art centres from around Australia.
Dec 8 to 24 Christmas Salon: Aboriginal art + gifts – paintings, licensed design homewares, carvings, fibre works and more for imaginative Christmas gifts.
Also, a feature exhibition of paintings and hand painted metal dogs by Warlukurlangu Artists.
Jan 5 to Feb 28, 2019 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 all galleries.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00. Art After Dark every evening from dusk.
To Dec 19 FAC Mezzanine: Ten Stories of Frankston.
FAC Atrium Gallery: Sky Holes by Nic Kirkman.
Cube Gallery: Chisholm TAFE.
To Feb 2, 2019 Shop the FAC Art + Gift Boxes: featuring Samantha Abbott, Bellissima Glass, Little Fear and Christina Darras.
To Feb 9, 2019 (opening Jan 17, 6-8pm) s p a c e m a n a: Baba Boga. RSVP: (03) 9784-1060.
To Feb 16, 2019 Hatter’s T Party by Tina Strafford.
FAC Curved Wall Gallery: The Journey III: Mary Raphael.

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.
Jan 5 to 16 Debbie MacKenzie.

Debbie MacKenzie, Beyond, oil on canvas, 180 x 180cm

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.
To Dec 22 Big Moving Sale – very special prices and all purchasers receive a gift (conditions apply). Closes Sat Dec 22, 5pm.

Manyung Gallery Sorrento
113a Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento 3943.
03) 9787-2953.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 (except Wed).
Dec 8 to 21 Craig Penny.
Jan 3 to 8, 2019 Paul Waycott.
Jan 10 to 15, 2019 Helen Di Tomaso.
Jan 17 to 22, 2019 Sharyn McCombe & Rob Davey.
Jan 24 to 29 Stewart Westall.

Craig Penny, Where to now, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122cm

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.
Nov 30 to Jan 28, 2019 The Traders – enjoy one of our finest seasons yet… A contemporary collection of exciting lifestyle pieces for the home and wardrobe at Merricks. Join us as we introduce new traders presenting their range of local and travelled wares designed to inspire and excite this summer. Also, Michael Commerford. Open Daily 9am to 4pm.

Jessie Breakwell, Proteas, collection of vases, canvas prints, framed in oak, 100 x 200cm
Courtesy the artist and Merricks House Art Gallery

Jessie Breakwell, I Feel Pretty, canvas print with gold leaf bespoke details, framed in oak, 100 x 170cm
Courtesy the artist and Merricks House Art Gallery

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.
To Dec 15 Go Figure – solo exhibition of works by Caroline Graley.
Feb 9 to 23, 2019 Summer Daze – an open entry group exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 16 to Jan 15, 2019.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi 3995.
(03) 5672-5767.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed Christmas Day. 2D and 3D contemporary and traditional art.
Nov 27 to Jan 7, 2019 Artists High Season – an open exhibition featuring artworks in diverse mediums by our talented Gippsland artists.
Jan 8 to Feb 18, 2019 (opening Sat Jan 12, 2-4pm) Solo Exhibition: Arthur Nilsson. Nilsson’s unique style encapsulates the true essence of genre painting from every day life. 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. Also including Headquarters Café.
Dec 13 to Jan 16, 2019 (opening Fri Dec 14, 6-8pm) (E)scape – Dennis Leversha, Adrian Johnson and Tony Hanning – a landscape group exhibition.
Jan 17 to Feb 18, 2019 (opening Fri Jan 18, 6-8pm) Washed and Found by Suelyn Watterson – a study of items found washed up amongst the kelp on Waratah Bay beach – pencil drawings and acrylic paintings.

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 Jan 20, 2019 The Art of Annemieke Mein.
To Jan 27, 2019 Solar Loggerheads by Cameron Robbins.

Cameron Robbins, Solar Loggerheads, 2016, mixed media, 480 x 120cm Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Donated by the artist and [Mars] Gallery, Melbourne, through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program. Photograph: Rémi Chauvin. Courtesy the artist, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart and Gippsland Art Gallery

To Jan 27, 2019 The Peacock Garden by Ann Greenwood. Read more…

Ann Greenwood, The Peacock Garden (detail) 2004, embroideries, 16 x 16cm. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Dec 8 to Feb 17, 2019 The Alchemist by Kevin Mortensen.
Also, A Fine Romance – Realism in Australian Art.

Kevin Mortensen, Brave Chief Running Dog, 1977-82, plaster, clay synthetic polymer resin, bitumen, wax, steel, and wood, 133 x 220.5 x 106.5cm. Collection Ballarat Art Gallery. Purchased with assistance from the Visual Arts Board Australia Council, 1983. 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 Jan 13, 2019 Kylie on Stage – a touring exhibition proudly presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault, and supported by Creative Victoria.
To Jan 20, 2019 Static No. 12 by Daniel Crooks.
To Jan 27, 2019 Codebreakers: Women in Games – an ACMI Touring Exhibition.
To Feb 10, 2019 Grit & Grace by Owen Rye.

Owen Rye, Vase 7, 1995, woodfired, ash deposit, 19cm. Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist and Latrobe Regional Gallery

Dec 1 to Jan 27, 2019 A Fall into Understanding by Nadine Lineham, Dick Bishop Memorial Prize Winner 2018.
Jan 26 to March 24, 2019 The Bridge of No Return by Lyndal Jones.
Gallery closed from 3pm, Dec 21, reopening at 10am, Jan 2, 2019.

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 Dec 10 Homeground: Memory and Meaning by Kurec Family.

Kiera Brew Kurec, Portrait of the Artist, 2018, digital print on archival rag. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

Dec 13 to Feb 11, 2019 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. Courtesy the artist and Gippsland Art Gallery

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. Jarrett’s works are based on nearly three decades of extensive field work dedicated to wildlife from remote regions of the world, creating a physical and emotional window into his world of art and nature.

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.
Dec 1 to 22 Christmas Exhibition.
Through Jan 2019 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.
From Dec 1 Recent acquisitions 2017-18.
From Dec 8 There is no there by Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano.
Also, Akio Makigawa – Water drawing no. 1.

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, There is no there (still), 2015, edition of 3, 2 APs, single-channel high definition digital video; 16:9, black and white, sound, 10 minutes 27 seconds Geelong Gallery. Courtesy the artists, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, and Geelong Gallery

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.
Dec 5 to 24 Christmas Show.
Jan 4 to 27, 2019On Bass Strait by Stella Clarke.
See website for opening hours during the Christmas period.

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.
Please visit the website and subscribe to #QdosNOW for the full Summer of 2019 program of exhibitions, workshops and entertainment.

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.

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, 2019 Paul Jennings: UNREAL! – an exhibition celebrating Australia’s best-loved storyteller.
Dec 8 to March 3, 2019 Adaption by Tricia Page.
Dec 8 to May 5, 2019 Sans Frontières by Damon Kowarsky.

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.
To Feb 24, 2019 Animalia Australis, and Paul E Mason: Looking for Baudin.
Ongoing, Permanent collection textile / fibre art exhibitions.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350.
(03) 5320-5858.
Free entry unless specified.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 7, 2019 Louiseann King: solis – new cast bronze works form an intervention among traditional images of women and landscapes.
To Feb 10, 2019 The Numina Sisters – depictions of Country and bush tucker.
Also, LOCALS RULE: Identity – eleven local artists respond to the concept of the mask.
To Feb 3, 2019 Marlene Gilson – stories of Wadawurrung people and white settlers.
Dec 1 to March 17, 2019 Eliza-Jane Gilchrist: Strange Garden – weird and wonderful creations constructed from recycled materials, set among works from the Gallery collection.
Dec 15 to March 10, 2019 Lumina Collective: Echoes – eight Australian women photographers investigate ideas of identity, loss and environmental upheaval.

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.
To Dec 8 Ballarat Arts Foundation Eureka Art Award 2018 and DELVE 18 – Federation University Australia postgraduate research students.

Kim Anderson, Fighting Inertia, 2016, Copic pen, charcoal and wine on paper. Winner: Ballarat Arts Foundation Eureka Art Award 2016. Collection: Ballarat Arts Foundation. Courtesy the artist and Post Office Gallery

Geoff Bonney, Toy Boy, 2018, wood, paint and found objects. 105 x 46 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Post Office Gallery

Dec 15 to Feb 2, 2019 Reload: Back To The 80s – Federation University Australia visual arts alumni from the 1980s.

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.
To Dec 22 Passionism by Deny Christian – recent original oils and life studies. Christian’s skilled painting techniques create incredibly realistic portraits and still lifes. Her very successful artistic career has extended over 45 years and she paints in a realistic Classical style.
Gallery closed from Dec 24, reopening Jan 14, 2019.

Deny Christian, Cheese and Wine, oil on canvas, 50 x 75cm. Courtesy the artist and Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt

Deny Christian, Life Study, charcoal on paper, 30 x 23cm. Courtesy the artist and Ballarat – Gallery on Sturt

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, 2019 Gothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality.
Also, Jessie Boylan: Rupture, and Daughters of the Sun: Christian Waller & Klytie Pate. Read more…
Dec 8 to Feb 10, 2019 Frida Kahlo, her photos.

Klytie Pate, Youth and girl, c.1936, brush and ink over pencil, 11.9 x 21cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Courtesy Bendigo Art Gallery

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.
Gallery closed Dec 17 to Jan 16, 2019.

Falkner Gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450.
(03) 5470-5858.
Wed 1.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun by appt.
To Dec 24 Folds and Feathers – David Golightly, Sally Roadknight and Lee Shelden.
Also, 2018 Christmas Collection: Affordable small works by 30+ artists.
Gallery closed for Summer Break from Dec 25 to Jan 24, 2019.

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 Dec 22 Support Structure featuring Emma Coulter, Jake Walker, Kate Tucker, Louise Blyton, Mumu Mike Williams and Sam Martin.
From Jan 14 to Feb 1 Australian Print Triennial: Mungo Artists.

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.
Dec 13 to March 31, 2019 Vale: mourning remembrance and Spiritualism in Bendigo 1851-1901.

98 Piper Street, Kyneton 3444.
(03) 5422-3215.
Mon, Thurs and Fri 10.30 to 5.00. Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues-Wed.
Dec 8 to Jan 6, 2019 (opening Sat Dec 8, 4.30-7.30pm) Wounded Deer by Martin Hodge.

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.
To Dec 2 Broken River Potters.
To Dec 9 VCE Showcase.
To Feb 3, 2019 Future Perfect: Benalla Art Gallery 50th Anniversary.

The Goat Gallery
87A Main Street, Natimuk 3409.
Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Nov 30 to Dec 16 (opening Fri Nov 30, 6.30pm) Coming Together – an eclectic collection by Fed Uni Studio artists – Peta Adamson, Sue Devlin, Joan Goad, Joan Johns, Ron Penrose, Yvonne Preusker and Angela Walker.
Call out for EOI to exhibit at the Goat Gallery in 2019-20.
EOI’s requested by Feb 10, 2019.
Gallery closed Dec 17 to Feb 9, 2019.

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 Dec 16 The Picket Sentinels by Katy Mutton.
Also, The Scars of War – Mildura Arts Centre Collection.
Dec 7 to March 3, 2019 Wes Walters: The art of the pre-cursor.
Dec 13 to March 3, 2019 Collected Vision II: Recent Acquisitions – Mildura Arts Centre Collection. Dec 20 to March 31, 2019 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, 2019 Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms. Read more…

Paul Yore, What a Horrid Fucking Mess, 2016, textile wall hanging, mixed media, 210 x 342cm (irreg.). Purchased with Ararat Rural City Council acquisition allocation, 2016. Collection of Ararat Gallery TAMA. Courtesy the artist and Shepparton Art Museum

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 Dec 9 Gallery 2: GOTAFE Creative.
To Feb 3, 2019 Gallery 1: Pop! Reflections on Popular Culture – featuring works from Arts Project Australia, Wangaratta Art Gallery and friends.
To Feb 5, 2019 WPAC Foyer Gallery: Works on paper from the Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection.

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.
Dec 8 and 9 Silent Auction of aged/developmental works.
Feb 9 and 10, 2019 Coastal Perspectives.

Red Tree Gallery Jindivick
420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818.
(03) 5628-5224.
Ongoing Laurie Collins.
Through Dec Landscapes and Light paintings by Graeme Myrteza.
Through Jan 2019 Words and Symbols calligraphic art by Anita George.

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.