ANCA Gallery1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602
27 February – 17 March 2019
Isabelle Mackay-Sim, Elise Stanley and Kira Godoroja-Prieckaerts
Embodied experiences is a exhibition by three young woman artists showing highly personal work in celebration of International Women’s Day. In this exhibition. Kira Godoroja-Prieckaerts, Elise Stanley and Isabelle Mackay-Sim explore individual elements of the feminine experience which will be brought together to offer a window into the complexities of inhabiting a female body.
Ararat Gallery TAMA82 Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377
Going Round in Squares
March 9 to June 30
The artworks of Going Round in Squares explore ideas around the grids and boundary lines which have governed life in Australia since colonisation. Roads, fence lines, walls, furniture and even social boundaries, reinforce ways of being that Sera has come to call a “geometric discipline”. Textile practice especially, performed atop the gridded warp and weft of fabric, is a form of discipline that has historically shaped women’s lives, their education and opportunities. As women have traditionally been the makers of homes, Sera’s artworks re-work textile traditions to explore the disciplining roles of neatness, order, pattern, binding and containment, all ideas associated with the domestic.
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.
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.
Arnold Street Gallery189 Arnold Street, Bendigo 3550
Artist Call to Exhibit
Artists are invited to apply for exhibition during the Jun- Dec 2019 exhibition program – Applications close 30th April 2019.
Arnold Street Gallery has three exhibition spaces available, comprising a large gallery space, small gallery space and sculpture courtyard. Artists working in all mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, animation, photography, ceramics and sculpture are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from contemporary artists living in the Bendigo and Central Victorian regions. We also welcome applications from the Metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.
• Your name, address and contact details
• A current CV as a word document (no longer than A4)
• Quality visual support material including 8 – 10 images – no more than 76 dpi jpg for your application. Higher quality images will be required upon acceptance.
• Dimensions of images
• Artist’s statement outlining intention and context of exhibition
• An exhibition design outlining how you intend to use the space
• Any special requirements (plinths, alterations)
• Support material you consider relevant
Art Gallery of New South WalesArt Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000
Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything
Until 31 March
‘Brett Whiteley was the most naturally talented draughtsman I have ever met … he could draw like an angel.’ – Colin Lanceley, artist
An extraordinary facility for drawing set Brett Whiteley on the path of an outstanding career as one of Australia’s best-known artists. Drawing lay at the very heart of everything he did – from painting to sculpture to prints – and was fundamental to his imaginative and creative process.
This is the first major exhibition to explore the central place of drawing in Whiteley’s work. In the art of drawing, his remarkable talent was unfettered and expressed with unabashed pleasure.
The rarely-seen works in this exhibition range from early images of Sydney and Europe to the great abstracts that brought Whiteley international fame in the 1960s, as well as the lyrical landscapes, portraits, interiors and nudes that established him as one of the most prominent Australian artists of the 20th century.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to discover the very foundations of Whiteley’s creativity and process, as showcased in a collection of drawings suffused with the unmistakable personality of the great Australian master.
The Gallery would like to acknowledge the special assistance of Wendy Whiteley and Kathie Sutherland, and the institutional and private lenders to this exhibition.
Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPerth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000
Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley
Until 27 May 2019 | FREE
Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is the highly anticipated culmination of the Art Gallery of WA’s six-year Kimberley visual arts project, supported by Rio Tinto. This landmark exhibition showcasing the vibrant and contemporary creative talent of Kimberley artists opens with a cultural celebration on 9 February 2019.
New works from six Kimberley art centres and three independent artists will be presented alongside a selection of legacy works from art centre collections. Together with works from AGWA’s collection, the exhibition offers a rare experience of the land, artists and art of the Kimberley.
Artists and art centres represented in the Desert River Sea exhibition include: Darrell & Garry Sibosado (Lombadina); Daniel Walbidi (Bidyadanga); Kira Kiro Art Centre (Kalumburu) and artist collectives from Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency (Fitzroy Crossing); Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre (Mowanjum); Waringarri Aboriginal Arts (Kununurra); Warlayirti Artists (Balgo); and Warmun Art Centre (Warmun).
The exhibition has been shaped by the people and the places of the Kimberley. Artists and art centres have embraced the opportunity to share their stories of country and lived experience through innovative contemporary art practice.
Tom Malone Prize 2019
Until 13 May | FREE
The Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected national event within the Australian glass art community.
Each year, the Tom Malone Prize presents new works by many of Australia’s best glass artists. In 2019, the exhibition features the work of Lewis Batchelor (SA), Clare Belfrage (SA), Matthew Curtis (ACT), Liam Fleming (SA), Mark Eliott (NSW), Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello (ACT), Marc Leib (WA), Jeremy Lepisto (ACT), Nick Mount (SA), Stephen Skillitzi (SA), Anne Sorensen (WA), and Kayo Yokoyama (NSW).
The Tom Malone Prize has played an integral role in the Gallery’s acquisition of works by Australia’s most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists in this medium. Capturing some of the diversity in the approaches to glass in Australia, the Prize showcases key trends in glass art and the incredible skills of the makers.
Now in its 17th year, the Tom Malone Prize continues with the support of Ms Sheryl Grimwood, AGWA Foundation Benefactor. Tom Malone Prize 2019 will be on display at AGWA 9 March – 13 May 2019. The winner of the $15,000 acquisitive prize will be announced on 12 March 2019.
6 April – 22 July | FREE
WA’s talented young artists are again celebrated as Year 12 Perspectives becomes Pulse Perspectives to better reflect what this exhibition is about: gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in.
This year’s exhibition features 46 works by graduating Year 12, 2018 Visual Arts students from across Western Australia. The selected works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles.
Prominent themes in this year’s display include exploring topics such as international, national and personal political issues; our impact on and neglect of the environment; connections to family; gender politics; cultural hybridity, as well as a deep and astute insight into our being in the world.
The selected works provide a window into young people’s private, social and artistic concerns. It is in turns an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists.
This year’s judging panel comprised of: Cassie Bussell, Teacher Development, Teaching and Learning Services Statewide Services Centre, Department of Education; Elizabeth Pedler, artist; and Dunja Rmandić, Associate Curator of 21st Century Arts, AGWA.
When you visit the exhibition don’t forget to vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award.
AGWA Pulse is a year-round program of art experiences and events for 15-21 year olds. A program of Pulse events are in planning. Follow @agwapulse for updates.
Bendigo Art Gallery42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550
Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
16 March – 14 July 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 Space51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo, 3550
Flights of Fantasy
May 1st – 28 July, 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 PressLot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450
PRINT STUDIO FOR HIRE
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, with the option of a session working with an experienced studio member if this is considered necessary (fee applies).
JOIN AS A MEMBER …
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 fee: Full membership $75, Concession $50, Friends $25. Plus a one-off $20 equipment fee for Full and Concession members. Pro rata fees apply – so contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press contact us at email@example.com
Fremantle Arts Centre1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160
Idols | Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So
7 February – 31 March 2019
Idolatry and mythological archetypes are reimagined in the ceramics and wall works of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So in Idols. Working primarily in figurative ceramics, both artists aim to challenge and overturn old perspectives on gendered power structures and the aesthetics of spiritualities.
Nithiyendran creates rough-edged, vibrant, new-age sculptures that are at once enticing and confronting. He experiments with form and scale in the context of figurative sculpture to explore the politics of sex, monuments, gender and religion. He draws on his Hindu and Christian heritage as reference points, as well as the internet, fashion and art history.
In hand-built stoneware sculptures and machine knitted textile works, Renee So also explores constructions of masculinity, femininity and gender-based power structures. Underpinning these works is a deep interest in the history of art, craft and design, and a considered irony.
The pairing of So with Nithiyendran makes for an energetic ‘face-off’ about gender, power and their signifiers. Nithiyendran’s works form a chaotic shrine that will be anchored and thrown into relief by So’s enigmatic yet authoritative male and female figures.
Idols is part of the 2019 Perth Festival.
Geelong GalleryLittle Malop Street, Geelong 3220
Treat yourself by visiting the Geelong Gallery, one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional galleries, right in the heart of the city. From iconic colonial masterpieces to compelling contemporary works of art, the Geelong Gallery is the perfect place to unwind and be inspired.
Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
until 26 May
The centenary of the influential Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture will be celebrated around the world in 2019. Founded in the German city of Weimar in 1919, the school operated until 1933. Its influence spread to Australia through émigré artist Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (1893–1965).
Hirschfeld Mack enrolled at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1919 and studied there until 1925. He was deported to Australia in 1940 and soon after his release from detention in 1942, was appointed to the position of art master at Geelong Grammar. This selection of paintings, prints, and three-dimensional objects by Hirschfeld Mack is largely drawn from the significant gift made by his widow, Olive Hirschfeld, to Geelong Gallery in 1976.
Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series
02 March to 26 May
For the first time in 15 years, the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings is touring Australia in its entirety. The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th-century Australian art.
While the Kelly paintings have been exhibited internationally at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, they have rarely visited the far corners of Australia.
Entry fees apply.
John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda: Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas
30 March 2019 to 02 June
John Wolseley’s 2016 gift to Geelong Gallery of his ten metre long, six panel panoramic watercolour The pearl fisher’s voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay, 1985–89, is the catalyst for an immersive installation in which Wolseley and senior Yolgnu artist and clan leader Mulkun Wirrpanda, extend their decade-long collaboration. Both artists share a profound sense of the beauty and fragility of the earth and its ecosystems, and in this project their works meditate especially on the mollusc as a powerful indicator of changing oceanic conditions and water systems.
Part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 23 April–19 May.
Free entry. Open daily 10am to 5pm. Closed Good Friday