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ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

28 June – 9 July

Now in its 7th year ANCA’s annual pin exhibition showcases the work of established and emerging artists across visual art and design in miniature form and creates an opportunity for you to collect small artworks that you can wear or display in your home – there is something for everyone.

This year PIN 7 includes the work of artists Sue Gascoigne (ACT), Birte Larson (NSW), Nicci Haynes (ACT), Mimi Fairall (ACT), Cat Mueller (ACT), Kendal Murray (NSW) David Hamilton (TAS and Merryn Lloyd (ACT), plus many more.

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

55 North Terrace Adelaide 5000

Samstag Museum will be closed for installation 10 – 29 June.
Two major exhibitions by South Australian artists open Friday 30 June.

Trent Parke and Narelle Autio: The Summation of Force
Friday 30 June – Friday 1 September 2017

Esteemed South Australian photographers Trent Parke and Narelle Autio are partners in life and have a knack for creating images that, while drawn from the everyday, resonate with alluring depth and drama. They are particularly adept—each in their different way—at telling uniquely Australian stories and bringing alive the beauty and idiosyncrasy of life lived in our own natural and cultural environments.

In their creative collaboration, The Summation of Force, Parke and Autio turn their gaze to the possibilities of filmic narrative, and look to family and sport for subject material.

A multi-channel video work that pitches competitive sport and the mythical power of cricket as a metaphor for life and parenthood, The Summation of Force is no less than a Lynchian suburban dreamscape. It is a paean to collective dreams, youthful determination and the bonds that sporting ambition can create both within families and nations.

The Summation of Force by Trent Parke and Narelle Autio in association with Closer Productions, is presented by the Samstag Museum of Art for the SALA Festival.

Michelle Nikou: aeiou
Friday 30 June – Friday 1 September 2017

In this exhibition of new and recent work, Adelaide-based Samstag Scholar and University of South Australia alumnus Michelle Nikou draws on surrealism to transform mundane domestic objects and materials into sculptures of humour, poignancy and marvel. Her work intentionally blurs and extends the boundaries between fine art and craft, utilising chance, psychological metaphor and juxtaposition to inventively mingle high and low art sources and cultural references with deadpan wit.

A NETS Victoria touring exhibition developed in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art, curated by Melissa Keys and Kendrah Morgan. Presented by the Samstag Museum of Art for the SALA Festival and FRAN Festival.

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat, 3377

The gallery is closed for redevelopment in 2017.
To find out about upcoming outreach events visit

Arnold Street Gallery

189 Arnold Street, Bendigo 3550


11 – 22 July

Exhibition launch Saturday 15 July 2-4pm

Flying over Lake Eyre in 2011 left Stratford with the memory of a desert landscape inundated by a huge inflow of water brought by rivers flowing inland toward the centre of our great continent.

Anticipating the arrival of water, the flooding of the inland basin and the departure of the floodwaters that followed the deluge, are factors that form the basis for the works in this exhibition. The metaphor of cyclic development that is inherent in these processes can also be seen as parallel to many of the challenges experienced by artists as they interpret the world.


***Applications are now open***

Arnold Street Gallery invites artists submissions for the June – December 2017 Exhibition program.

Arnold Street Gallery is a unique light filled space
that aims to support local and national emerging, mid career and established artists.

For details please download our application guidelines at

Deadline 31 July 2017

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000

West of the divide
Until October 2017

Showcases Brett Whiteley’s affinity with the land west of Sydney – encompassing Bathurst, Oberon, Sofala and beyond.

Through these paintings, drawings and sculpture, Whiteley has provided us with an iconic translation of his experience of the Australian landscape.

Landscapes are key to our understanding and interpretation of the Australian environment. As one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Whiteley immersed himself in both urban and rural landscapes and his works depicting and inspired by the vast region west of the Great Dividing Range are some of his most magical.

Whiteley created a recognised visual language and identity for the Australian landscape, whether in intimate studies or large poetic paintings. His works, often including birds, eggs, nests, trees, rocks and rivers, combine elements of abstraction and realism in a lyrical and expressive manner.

Fri–Sun only
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper St, Surry Hills

For education groups: Wed & Thu
Bookings required. Charges apply.

Note: This exhibition will be on display instead of ‘Brett Whiteley: decade – 1970s’ as previously advertised. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Screen Space – Jesper Just
8 July – 10 August

Sirens of Chrome is one of Danish-American video artist Jesper Just’s most compelling works. Just’s work is ambiguous, full of life’s uncertainties, a technique that draws viewers into the story allowing insertion of individual memories and associations into his evocative visuals and forceful soundtracks.

Indigenous Art Gallery
Opens 29 July

This new permanent space will showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection. In this ambitious commitment to Indigenous art, AGWA features a variety of media, styles and subjects explored in contemporary Indigenous art.

Everyone has a history – Part One: Plain Speak
Until 13 August

Plain Speak launched a new annual series at AGWA, Everyone has a history, presenting compelling personal stories told through art. The inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight, through 50 powerfully personal works.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture
Until 4 September

Originating at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and organised by the American Federation of Arts, The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first museum exhibition in North America, and now in Australia, to examine the sneaker’s complex and fascinating social history, from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture.

Micro Galleries – Sky and Garden
Until September

The second instalment of the Wesfarmers Collection display focuses on the idea of landscape and what contemporary explorations of the theme can show us about our place, tastes and traditions.

Craft & Design Gallery – Resonant Objects
Until 15 October

This display brings together key highlights from AGWA’s furniture collection. Including significant modern and contemporary pieces that look at the ways items made to either support the body or its domestic living and activities, express various philosophies of being and making whilst also existing as artistic statements in their own right.

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
17 June–17 September

Revealing Identity: The Collections of La Trobe University
24 June–3 September

Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets
24 June–3 September

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo
Vantage point: aerial views of Bendigo
9 June – 13 August 2017

Bendigo Living Arts Space

Living Arts Space at the Bendigo Visitor Centre, 51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo, 3550

26 April – 30 July 2017

An exquisite exhibition of work by three of Bendigo and region’s artists combining the vibrant paintings of Sarah Boulton with the designer furniture and homewares of Brett Tully and intricately woven textiles by Jenny Carrington.

Open 9am-5pm daily (Closed Christmas Day)

Castlemaine Art Museum

14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450

John Nixon: EPW
17 March – 25 June

Presenting a recent selection from John Nixon’s Experimental Painting Workshop, the artist’s ongoing interrogation of the essence of painting.

Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 12.00pm-5.00pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450

Having opened in September 2015, this artist-run not-for-profit initiative continues to offer courses, workshops, gatherings, exhibitions, print exchanges and print-loving events to its members and the wider community. And all on a volunteer basis by a dedicated group of print-enthusiasts! This year is no exception.

In My Backyard
International Print Exchange 2017

Entries from around the world, an extraordinary diversity of prints and printmaking techniques, a highly successful opening and exhibition with lots of red dots!

Thank you to Karen Annett-Thomas from La Trobe Art Institute for a thoughtful and generous opening speech.

Many thanks also to Barb Semler for her gentle, efficient and highly organised coordination of In My Backyard and to our other committee members and member Janet Nielson for their hands-on assistance.

Check out some of the wonderful prints at You can still purchase prints for $25! Only one print from each edition of 10 is available for sale. Sales enquiries to

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.

If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press contact us at