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ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

7-25 February
Phil Page and Katie Hayne

The exhibition of works by Phil Page and Katie Hayne investigates the instability caused by the changes in Canberra’s urban landscape in the past as well a today. Some works show the layers of change concurrently, others focus almost lyrically on what has gone or remains and others incorporate what might have been.

28 February – 18 March
Rose Montebello, Heide Lefebvre, Elly Kent, Ali Jane Smith, Karen Golland, Helen Bath. Curated by Patsy Payne.

“Any sense of History linking past and future has been marginalised, if not eliminated. And so people are suffering a sense of Historic loneliness.” (John Berger, Confabulations, 2014)

In today’s contest of alternative facts, a world of information intended to distract us from what is “true, essential and urgent”, the catalyst for the Slideshow exhibition is collection of visual signs – vintage travel slides – that refer to meaning just beyond our experience. As six artists respond to these images separated from their original history, they confabulate new meanings, modifying and adjusting the images through creative and intellectual responses.

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat, 3377

The gallery is currently closed for development.

We are busy planning for our return to our redeveloped gallery, and when we return our textile art programming will continue, including through a changing display of our amazing permanent collection.

The gallery is set to reopen in mid 2018 with a new space devoted to the collection. We look forward to sharing these special artworks with you then.

If you are have missed your regular textile fix this year, you can see some of your favourite works from our collection at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery from 16 December 2017- 11 February 2018.

To find out about upcoming outreach events visit

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000

Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium
27 Oct 2017 – 4 Mar 2018

See through the eyes of an icon

This comprehensive survey celebrates one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century. It features over 200 works that reveal Robert Mapplethorpe’s pursuit of what he called ‘perfection in form’. Organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and J Paul Getty Museum, in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Support for the exhibition and its international tour has been provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

AGWA Collection – Five paths, many journeys

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, take a tour through time starting with AGWA Historical through to AGWA Modern and AGWA Contemporary. Immerse yourself in WA art by visiting the WA Journey gallery featuring art pieces from the 1920s to today or view AGWA Six Seasons, a space dedicated to Indigenous art.

WA Now – Julie Dowling
3 February – 13 August

The exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993–2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, was emerging as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country. In this period, the real-life stories she shared about First Nations peoples’ experience in this country were abrupt, brutal and challenging. Many of the stories she shared were, and still are, largely unknown or acknowledged in mainstream Australian society.

Screen Space – Kimsooja
17 February – 21 May

Sewing into walking by Korean artist Kimsooja is a major highlight of the Gallery’s holdings of contemporary international art. The work is comprised of bundles of clothes and sewn cloth, a large-scale projection and a stack of three monitors.
This showing at AGWA twins with her solo presentation at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts for the Perth International Arts Festival.

A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence
24 February – 18 June | Ticketed

Leaving the city it’s called home for 500 years, this is the first and only time the Corsini collection will be showing in Australia. Featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Pontormo – these works have survived the devastation of World War II and the great flood of Florence.

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo
Marimekko: Design Icon
3 March – 11 June 2018

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo
Bendigo for business, sunshine and pleasure
15 December 2017 – 29 April 2018

Bendigo Living Arts Space

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

Ag Art Wear – Creative Country Couture
February 14 – April 29, 2018

A fabulous display of imaginative garments made entirely from agricultural materials from the Elmore Agricultural Field Days Ag Art Wear competition.

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

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.

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


12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000

FELTspace Annual Auction
Preview: from Wednesday 14 February
Live Auction: Friday 23 February, doors 5:30pm

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

Thu 8 Feb 2018 – Fri 23 Mar 2018
Museum of Water

Museum of Water will showcase over 500 bottles of water, collected across WA by UK artist Amy Sharrocks over the last year. Each bottle donated has its own remarkable story, with samples from Poison Gully and the Great Barrier Reef, grey water from a laundry and a splash from a Paralympian’s swimming pool. Commissioned by the 2018 Perth Festival.

Thu 8 Feb 2018 — Sun 23 Mar 2018
Latai Taumoepeau

Australian/Tongan artist Latai Taumoepeau is known for her brave performance art. Her powerful video Repatriate draws attention to the devastating impact of rising sea levels on vulnerable communities in the Pacific Islands, including her ancestral homeland of Tonga. This exhibition is presented as part of the 2018 Perth Festival.

Geelong Gallery

Little 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. 

Kylie on Stage
until 4 March

Kylie on Stage celebrates magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours. Drawn from her spectacular stage wardrobe held at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection, the exhibition charts the development of Kylie’s ever-evolving stage persona and goes behind the scenes to explore the creative process behind each tour.

Geelong Gallery presents a touring exhibition by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault

Outrage, obscenity and madness — Elizabeth Gertsakis
17 February to 06 May

Elizabeth Gertsakis’ digital paintings and works on paper reinterpret the illustrations accompanying reports of crimes and misdemeanours published in broadsheet newspapers by Richard Egan Lee in 1870s Victoria, including newsworthy events that occurred in and around Geelong. An advocate for the dissemination of information to all classes of settlers, Egan Lee fought multiple slander and obscenity cases — after each of which he established a new masthead including Police News, Police Budget, Citizen Press, Banner of Truth and Pictorial Weekly Budget — and changed visual censorship laws in Victoria.

Gertsakis’ profiling and re-evaluation of these images 140 years after they first circulated amongst Victoria’s burgeoning population is particularly timely given recent and ongoing censorship debates, while her digital manipulation of images parallels the cut and paste techniques of the historical broadsheet illustrators. 

Open daily 10am–5pm.