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ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

Riley Beaumont | Quixotic Indifference
Until 27 October

Anvil Productions presents: 2.20am

ON TOUR: Dandenong, Traralgon, Swanpool, Mildura, Ringwood, Thomastown, Frankston and Kyneton

2:20AM by Rebecca Lister; directed by Hallie Shellam

I jolt awake at 2:20am every morning, heart thumping, pulse racing… 2:20am. It’s always 2:20am.

Four ordinary people, all bereaved by suicide, meet as strangers at a creative writing class and are forced into a reluctant bond. Together they grieve, laugh, behave badly, and reveal far more about themselves than they bargained for…

Starring Joanne Davis, Izabella Yena, Michael Treloar and Zoe Ellerton-Ashley

2:20AM is a contemporary drama that directly tackles the subject of suicide with truth and humour, and pulses with the credibility of lived experience.

2:20AM is drawn from Lister’s own experience of losing a family member to suicide along with real stories of people directly impacted by suicide.

Sound Design: Darius Kedros Lighting Design: Megz Evans Dramaturg: Mari Lourey Image by: Sarah Walker Design: Sam Gowing

Produced by Anvil Productions, Jesuit Social Services and Support After Suicide

Supported by Creative Victoria and SANE Australia.

‘2:20AM is important theatre… a beautifully powerful new work.’ ★★★★ Theatre People. 


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

Here we are
Until 13 October

Artists consider the connections we create with others and how these connections resonate outwards through our lives.

Here we are features new acquisitions for the Gallery’s collection by some of the most compelling women artists at work today. Focusing upon figuration and portraiture, their works present human relationships in all their intricacy, pathos and power.

The title Here we are can also be read as a declaration of artistic purpose. It is a statement that acknowledges the way each artist uses their chosen medium to stake out a place for herself in the world – and in art history.

Exhibiting artists: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Louise Bourgeois, Candice Breitz, Kushana Bush, Katthy Cavaliere, Tracey Emin, Sue Ford, Deborah Kelly, Kimsooja, Mernet Larsen, Deana Lawson, Rosa Loy, Tracey Moffatt, Wangechi Mutu, Jenny Saville, Dana Schutz, Marie Shannon, Kiki Smith, Justene Williams, Judith Wright, Miwa Yanagi and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Free admission.

Japan Supernatural
2 November – 8 March

Discover the fascinating world of Japan supernatural, an extraordinary exhibition revealing three centuries of folklore and fantasy in Japanese art. Explore this wildly imaginative realm through more than 180 works from historical master Katsushika Hokusai through to contemporary superstar Takashi Murakami.

Through masterworks from collections worldwide and the Gallery’s own rich holdings, Japan supernatural introduces an astonishing array of phenomenal beings from fiendish goblins through to mischievous shapeshifters. Come face to face with these mysterious creatures in an immersive environment featuring large-scale installations and classic Japanese cinema and animation, alongside miniature carvings, humorous paintings and the vibrant ukiyo-e woodblock prints that define the tradition of the supernatural in Japanese art.

Centred on a monumental installation of painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition features some of the greatest Japanese artists of the past including Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Kawanabe Kyosai, alongside contemporary artists Chiho Aoshima and Miwa Yanagi who update the tradition for our times.

Strong light can damage sensitive artworks. We are keeping light levels low in certain areas and some fragile works on paper will be replaced during the exhibition period.

Tickets: $25 adult | $22 concession | $18 member | $62 family | $12 youth | children under 12 free ($2 transaction fee applies online)

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Screen Space – Sue Ford
Opens 12 October 2019

Part of Sue Ford’s iconic Time series and her video work Faces 1976–1996, is displayed in Screen Space as a thematic part of That Seventies Feeling exhibition.

Ford’s images of her subjects taken ten, twenty and thirty years apart were a key photographic and a deeply feminist gesture which changed the way Australian photographers saw and conceptualised their work. The photographs and the video are on display together for the first time since acquisition.

Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete
Until 17 February 2020

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building.

Opened on 2 October 1979 by then Premier Charles Court, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late Brutalist architecture designed by Polish born Charles Sierakowski.

This exhibition opens out the many layers of the history of the building’s development featuring images of the building in construction and its early days, along with ephemera such as building models, plans, diagrams and drawings, and early promotional brochures about the structure and its place in the Cultural Centre.

The Botanical: Beauty and Peril
Until 4 November 2019

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned collection of Janet Holmes à Court 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.

WA Now – Eveline Kotai: Breathing Pattern
Until 10 February 2020

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. Breathing Pattern features new and recent work including canvas reconstructions and paintings, and forms part of the WA Now series dedicated to showcasing work by WA artists.

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

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2019
14 September – 8 December 2019

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Pieces of a story: people and places of Bendigo
11 October 2019 – 23 February 2020

Bendigo Living Arts Space

51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo, 3550

Homage to Style
22 September – 30 November

An exhibition that explores the timeless elements of style, which transverse the decades, through a collection of dramatic fashion and portraiture photographs by Bronwyn Kidd, a selection of glamorous garments and accessories from the The institute of Imperfection multi-award-winning milliner Angie Jackman and jewellery produced by Sarah Fowler, embedded in fundamental techniques and timeless influences.

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


October 26 & 27, 10am-3pm
Opening October 25, 6pm

To be opened by Naomi Cass, Gallery Manager Castlemaine Art Museum
Please come along and join us in the third year of this exchange on the theme In My Backyard.


Saturday afternoons at Castlemaine Press, 1pm-4pm
Term 4: 7 sessions, 12 October – 30 November (excluding Melbourne Cup weekend)
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

15 September – 15 October
Opening: Sunday 15 September, 3pm – 5pm

Fox Galleries is proud to present Socialistic, the first duo exhibition of Stephen Glassborow and Eddie Botha. The human race is in search of a balance, more so now than ever before: a social balance among ourselves and our surroundings, a natural balance to ensure the future of the human race. Glassborow’s and Botha’s works are filled with elements of balance, movement and a search for unity. As mediums mix in different ways, they simultaneously dissect and piece this life together, seeking alternative outcomes. The space between figures is vital in these works calling for a socialistic approach.


19 October – Tuesday 12 November
Opening: Saturday 19 October, 5pm – 7pm

Wayne Fogden’s The Bronte Pool Project began like his other series; one photograph resonated enough for him to embark on a long-term project. That first photograph of the ocean pool was captured on a stormy winter evening in 2008. The melancholy image appealed because it was more than a picture that simply documented a place. It was the inspiration to further explore the subtle beauty, drama, colour and emotion associated with the coming together of various elements found at the pool: the light at dusk, the calm water of the pool, the movement of the unpredictable sea, the graphic patterns of the swimming lanes, the contrasting textures of cement, sandstone, timber and chrome, the subtle reflections off the water and the perceived lonesomeness of solitary swimmers.

This series is the result of many fleeting excursions to Bronte when summer was long gone, when the water was too cold for most and just after the sun had set, when the quickly fading light was at its softest.