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ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

Graham Eadie | Dryad/Hamadryad
28 August – 15 September

These works intend to stir an imaginative engagement by the viewer with the underlying environmental concerns.

Ararat Gallery TAMA

82 Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377

Fantasies – Hannah Gartside
From July 20 to October 20

Hannah Gartside often works with items of vintage women’s clothing – particularly underwear and sleepwear – to explore female subjectivity. Fantasies is an ongoing suite of sculptural works that engages the materiality and embedded memories of these found items to convey both the strangeness of being in a body as well as a curiosity for, and delight in, new sensations.

fifty and fifty something: Celebrating 50 years of collecting textile art

Established in 1968, Ararat Gallery TAMA has a special place amongst Australia’s public galleries through its commitment to supporting and promoting contemporary practices in textile and fibre art. Today the collection is arguably the most significant of its kind in Australia. This exhibition celebrates the Gallery’s 50th birthday by presenting a selection of the collection’s best-loved works alongside some of its rarely-seen gems. This exhibition has been expanded and extended due to popular demand.

The Digitisation Project – Behind the Scenes
Until October 27

A shiny sculptural piece made from jet-black irrigation piping, a leather toaster, a quilt featuring a unicorn, and a leopard-print overcoat are just some of the remarkable items from Ararat Gallery TAMA’s permanent collection that will be on display as part of this exhibition. The pieces have been chosen as favourites by staff members who worked on a recent project to digitally photograph some 900 pieces from the Gallery’s permanent collection.

HOURS: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, weekends 10am to 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. FREE ENTRY.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000

Jeffrey Smart
constructed world
Until 29 September

A display of the Gallery’s leading collection of works by Jeffrey Smart including recent acquisitions.

Jeffrey Smart’s vision of the urban landscape formed one of the most distinctive bodies of work in late 20th-century Australian art. A geometry of concrete wastelands, jewel-toned apartment blocks and reflective road signs became the subjects of Smart’s precisely rendered paintings and drawings. In a career that spanned seven decades, he forged an idiosyncratic realist style, capturing the stillness and beauty of the industrialised world with metaphysical nuance and a refined clarity of vision.

The Art Gallery of NSW holds the largest public collection of Smart’s works, recently bolstered by a major gift of 27 drawings from his estate. Selected highlights of this new acquisition will be exhibited for the first time at the Gallery alongside celebrated paintings from the collection.

The exhibition reflects different stages and places of Smart’s career, from his early years in Adelaide; through the 1950s and early 1960s in Sydney; to his later years in Italy where he produced masterpieces such as Truck and trailer approaching a city 1973 and Portrait of Clive James 1991—92.

Free admission.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

WA Now – Eveline Kotai: Breathing Pattern
Opens 17 August

The latest exhibition in the WA Now series at the Art Gallery of WA, Breathing Pattern, showcases new and recent work by Western Australian artist Eveline Kotai, including canvas reconstructions and painting. Over the past 15 years, Eveline Kotai’s interest in material dissolution and regeneration has culminated in the practice and process of cutting up and reworking her own paintings into new works.

The Botanical: Beauty and Peril
Until 4 November

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. Drawing from the renowned Janet Holmes à Court Collection and the AGWA Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants.

Screen Space – Pilar Mata Dupont
Until 30 September

A newly acquired work from Pilar Mata Dupont, Undesirable bodies 2018, features as part of The Botanical: Beauty and Peril exhibition. Filmed at, and in, Jurndawurrunha—a natural freshwater spring sacred to the Yindjibarndi people of the Pilbara region—the work considers, through poetry of filmic means, introduced ground and underwater flora as a form of colonisation and how contemporary conservation efforts can restore the equilibrium.

AGWA Design – Family resemblance
Until 9 September

A collection display featuring a range of (largely) ceramic works that showcase the way some of the nation’s and world’s best makers create sequences and clusters of objects. The display includes recent and older acquisitions by makers such as Ron Nagle, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Margaret West and Sandra Black amongst many others.

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
17 August – 10 November 2019

Desert Lines: Batik from Central Australia
17 August – 17 November 2019

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Rule Britannia, the Golden City: royal visits to Bendigo
12 April – 1 September 2019

Bendigo Living Arts Space

51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo, 3550

Flights of Fantasy
Until 31 August 2019

Flights of Fantasy is a magical exhibition which presents a selection of work from three local artists that combines the photo montage images of artist and illustrator Lorena Carrington, individual designed art jewellery pieces from Milton Long and the latest collection from fashion, set and costume designer Ulrike Barbara Von Radichevich.

Bendigo Living Arts Space
Discover and immerse yourself in our unique arts world.

The Living Arts Space presents a range of exhibitions and public art programs throughout the year showcasing Bendigo and the region’s talented, emerging and professional artists to visitors to the region and our local community.

The Living Arts Space presents quality exhibitions within the grand old post office, using the magnificent heritage backdrop of the building to showcase diverse artworks created by living artists and artisans from the Bendigo region. The Living Arts Space combines exhibitions with active programs involving artist’s talks, demonstrations and makers workshops as part of a vibrant and engaging public program. The Living Arts Space is located inside the Bendigo Visitor Centre on the left-hand side of the main entry foyer.

Open 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas day)

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450


Printmakers from around the world are invited to join us in the third year of this exchange on the theme In My Backyard.

Image/Paper Size: 12cm square. Images can be printed on any part of the paper or bleed.

Edition: Each artist will create an edition of 10 prints. One print will be kept by Castlemaine Press for exhibition and sale. Nine prints will be exchanged and artists will be sent a random selection in return.

Exhibition: An exhibition and sale of the prints will be held at Castlemaine Press, opening on Friday 25 October. There will be an online exhibition of the prints To be part of the online exhibition please email a low resolution JPEG image of your print to with your name, title and print media.

Entry fee: $30 AU in Australia and $40 AU international
The proceeds support Castlemaine Press and 10% of the proceeds will also go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Payment and registration: Click here for Eventbrite

Deadlines: 1 September 2019: Prints with completed entry form
End of October: print exchange posted.

Post prints to: Castlemaine Press, PO Box 201, Castlemaine, VIC, 3450.
Please interleave prints with tissue or glassine paper.




Saturday afternoons at Castlemaine Press, 1pm-4pm
Term 2: 6 sessions from 18 May – 22 June, Term 3: 8 sessions 27 July – 14 September
Artist: Melissa Proposch

This series of group studio sessions for Castlemaine Press members is ideal for beginner and intermediate printmakers looking to consolidate skills and broaden their technical range. Bring your own print projects to print at the studio and explore your print practice with guidance from an experienced printmaker. Refine core print studio skills such as setting press pressure for different media. Make prints in a deeply creative learning environment. Tuition includes discussions and demonstrations of a range of printing and platemaking techniques over the term

COST: $35 per session
Minimum booking 2 sessions per term ($70)
BOOK NOW: Click here to book your sessions
Basic studio materials included, participant provides all other materials.
Numbers limited.




Full members with a good knowledge of printmaking techniques, competence to work by themselves and a proven familiarity with printmaking equipment and studio safety procedures are eligible to hire Castlemaine Press facilities. 

All members must complete a free induction session before they are eligible for unsupervised access.


If you’re not already a paid member, now is a great time to join!

Members enjoy voting rights, access to community workshop facilities for hire (conditions apply), member discounts and opportunities to participate in collective print practice such as print exchanges and member exhibitions. Not to mention opportunities to collaborate and network with printmakers!

Annual membership: Full membership $84, Concession $60, Friends $36.

If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press, click here to go to our website or contact us at

Fox Galleries

79 Langridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066

3 August – 3 September 2019
Opening 3 August, 5pm-7pm

‘It’s the fire of the century’ was the first reaction of artist Victor Rubin to the images of the Notre-Dame de Paris alight on 15 April. To see this historic structure, built as a liber pauperum or ‘poor people’s book’ in the twelfth century, consumed in a devastating blaze was quite a sight. Rubin was shocked and in a passionate response immediately started creating drawings of the Cathedral on fire. He completed his first painting in Points To View within days. He knew exactly how to render the scene. In 1990 he had spent the best part of a year at the Moira Dyring Studio in the Hotel de Ville on the Ile St Louis, Cite International des Arts, a stone’s throw from Notre Dame. In Points To View, Victor Rubin masterfully renders the 2019 fire of Notre-Dame as a symbol of the times we are living in.

15 September – 15 October 2019
Opening 15 September 5pm-7pm

Bleak Outlook explores the structural elements of landscape in its various formations, shapes and undulations that link with nature’s inbuilt time rhythm. The perspectives are varied to induce the feeling of being both within the landscape and looking beyond it: frontal, on the edge, diagonal, horizontal, vertical, angled and aerial. The spaces where the land meets the sea and air are carried forth in relation to the depiction of mountains, various rock formations and geological details. The works are produced within the spirit of Anthropocene, looking at the landscape in relation to human intervention as it stands.

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

Until 24 September 2019

Featuring local, national and international artists who embrace the science fictional imagination, Other Suns focuses on the less familiar underbellies of science fiction: the hybrid, the noisy, the forbidden, and the vernacular. Artists explore the detritus of the future, the ecologies of other spaces, and the polymorphic technologies of tomorrow.

Other Suns probes the trajectory of science fiction from its counter culture New Wave outwards, moving in all directions simultaneously. The human imagination unveiled on digital screens, in junkyard sculptures, and at all points in between. From terraformed suburbs to ancient landscapes, the pleasures of the limitless flesh to alternative manifestations of space travel. The universe and dreams, dreams and desires, the surrealism of science fiction and minds unleashed: Other Suns engages with the individual imagination as the key element in the science fiction vision.

Under other suns new worlds form.

10am — 5pm
Free entry