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ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

The Art Bus is a new and exciting project from ANCA Inc.

Once a Transport Canberra workhorse now retired and retrofit into a contemporary gallery space exhibiting and travelling around the A.C.T. Come find us and say hello!

December 1 – 20
Dionisia Salas | Heartbeat
City Walk

Dionisia Salas’ exhibition will be an analysis of traditional European wall paper through a contemporary lense, utilizing collage, printmedia and paint.

The free workshops that accompany this exhibition will be an exploration of collage, with participants generating their own material on site using spirographs, frotage and other mark making fun.

January 10 – 27
Tom Buckland | Work, Lovelife, Miscellaneous
Civic Square

Musing upon the many absurd complexities of modern life, Canberra artist, inventor and birdwatcher Tom Buckland presents a bus load of weird and humorous interactive sculpture all constructed from household detritus and found objects.

Canberra artist, inventor and birdwatcher Tom Buckland will teach you for free to use recycled cardboard to create beautiful three-dimensional birds. All ages are welcome, build beautiful cardboard cockatoos, cassowaries and kookaburras. The sky is the limit!

As part of each of these artist’s exhibitions in the Art Bus, they will be accompanied by a set of weekend drop in workshops, 2pm – 3pm on Saturdays and 2pm – 4pm on Sundays, aimed at all ages.

This exciting venture is still in its early stages, but please keep your eyes on the ANCA facebook and instagram page for updates as the Art Bus comes to life!

This event has been made possible with support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants Program.

For any queries in regards to the Art Bus please contact our Art Bus Coordinator at

Ararat Gallery TAMA

82 Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377

Let The World Burn
Paul Yore
Until 1st March 2020

Let The World Burn features an uncomfortable intermingling of images, words, ideologies and materials. Achieved through painstaking hand embroidering techniques, Yore uses these to question the cultural codes that govern one’s body and behaviour; and examine the role of art within society. Let The World Burn, takes What a Horrid Fucking Mess (2016) as its central piece. Acquired by Ararat Gallery TAMA in 2016, What a Horrid Fucking Mess is a large-scale, hand sewn, mixed media textile work that incorporates applique, embroidery and painting alongside collaged found material: Australiana sourced from kitsch tea-towels, graphics from T-shirts and many other disparate elements.

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

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000

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

That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern
Opens 7 December 2019
AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building.

That Seventies Feeling showcases some of the Gallery’s best works from the 1970s. Full of surprises and rarely seen works, the exhibition examines a transformative decade for Western Australia, the Gallery and the world at large. Featuring artists Miriam Stannage, Virginia Cuppaidge, Mike Parr and Brian Blanchflower, hip new visions by Robert Rooney, Stephen Shore and Jenny Watson, and late work by modernists Howard Hodgkin, Fred Williams and Albert Tucker you’ll be transported back to the decade that shaped modern Australia.

Screen Space – Sue Ford
Until 13 January 2020

Sue Ford’s iconic Time series 1962-1974 photographs and her video work Faces 1976–1996 is on display together for the first time since acquisition. 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.

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.

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.

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo

Josh Muir: What’s on your mind?
30 November 2019 – 01 March 2020

The Paul Guest Collection
07 December 2019 – 01 March 2020

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

Dec 7 to Feb 29

An exhibition that explores the connections between art, pop culture and serious play.

Wonderland brings together creativity, playfulness and design at the Living Arts Space, with a mix of works featuring bold pop-art paintings, unique ceramics, textile animals, embroidery and jewellery. The exhibition includes a stunning collection from the Bendigo LEGO® User Group, as well as a stop motion LEGO® video and green screen play. Suitable for all ages.

Featuring: Bendigo LEGO® User Group, Frances Guerin, Discovery Centre, Chris Duffy, Beth Sayer, DAP Jewellery, Eleanor Brownbill


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

THE SATURDAY SESSIONS POP UP SHOW: Friday 13 December, Opening 5pm – 6pm

Join us for the inaugural Saturday Sessions Pop Up Show, featuring prints created by Castlemaine Press members during our series of Saturday Sessions throughout the year. All welcome! Free event.


CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING: Friday 13 December,  6pm – 7.30pm

Following on from the Saturday Sessions Pop Up Show opening, Castlemaine Press members are invited to create hand printed Christmas Cards and enjoy some Christmas printmaking cheer!Bring a 10cm square plate for printing. Ink and paper provided. Members only event, free.



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. Studio bookings here.

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

Sunday 14 December – Thursday 6 February 2020
Opening 3pm – 5pm, Sunday 14 December

Nature goes through cycles of decay and renewal where everything is about deconstruction and reconstruction, very much like humans. We all change, grow, develop behaviours and preferences. This new body of work by Emilie Heurtevent explores these cycles, using methods of marking, dripping, and physical abrasions to reveal the periods of light and dark intrinsic to Nature.

For more information visit :



Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

Shaun Tan | Tales from the Inner City: The Original Paintings
Until Mon 27 Jan 2020 | 10am — 5pm

The incredibly successful Shaun Tan: Suburban Odyssey exhibition was enjoyed by thousands at FAC in 2012. Now Shaun Tan returns with the original paintings, sculptures, studies and sketches from his most recent book, Tales from the Inner City. The book tells a story about the relationships between humans and animals, a heartfelt and empathetic gaze into a world where natural and urban environments merge in a transient, post-industrial world.

Enjoy an up-close, intimate look at the texture and atmosphere of the large paintings Tan has created to illustrate this book. Exquisitely rendered, they initiate a floating sensation of an ethereal other world – perhaps one that we have lost, or one that offers another possibility of co-existence.

“I’ve often felt that many material and spiritual problems suffered by myself and others may have something to do with distance from nature in a post-colonial and post-industrial world, especially within urban centres. Thinking about other animals is a useful way of appreciating this, stepping back from a rather narrow anthropocentric mindset, trapped as it is in contemporary human concerns and self-obsession.” – Shaun Tan