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ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

I see re(a)d
8-26 February

Group exhibition including Sophie Bishop, Mimi Fairall, Michelle Hallinan, Kelly Hayes, Jess Higgins, Rebecca Setnicar and Diane White.

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

55 North Terrace Adelaide 5000

Friday 14 October – Friday 9 December 2016

Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships celebrates the 25th anniversary of Gordon Samstag’s remarkable bequest, which led to establishment of the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. The greatest gift expressly given towards the development and education of Australian artists, the scholarships provide Australia’s most promising artists the opportunity to study overseas, at any institution of their choosing.

Thanks to Gordon Samstag’s generosity, over 130 Samstag Scholars have already benefited from a unique international experience that introduces them to new networks of artists, curators and visual arts professionals, to become key names in our nation’s cultural pantheon.

Quicksilver reflects on the impact of the Samstag Scholarships on the trajectory of Australian contemporary art. Pivotal works by six distinguished scholars – Mikala Dwyer, Nicholas Folland, Shaun Gladwell, Christian Lock, Nike Savvas and Linda Tegg – highlight the exciting talent that the University of South Australia has had the pleasure of assisting over the last quarter century.

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat, 3377

SHIT Happens: Jordan Marani
3 November 2016 – 15 January 2017

Jordan Marani makes darkly humourous work involving personal narratives, wry observations of the human condition and an exploration of loss and the past. Through painting and sculpture employing bright colour, humour and word play, he explores the funny side of the dark side. His text works blend lowbrow culture with high art, and are drawn from the ugly vernacular of Australian politics and the pub.

Jordan divides his time between Melbourne and Buangor, a small town close to Ararat. His exhibition at Ararat Regonal Art Gallery features works from his early career, alongside recent works and new works that respond to the character of the local area.

From 2008-2011 Jordan was co-founder and director of Hell Gallery. His work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, the National Gallery of Victoria, Static Gallery Liverpool, Switchback Gallery, 200 Gertrude Street, Daine Singer, Neon Parc, Utopian Slumps, Ryan Renshaw, Ray Hughes Gallery, Powell Street Gallery and at ARIs including Death Be Kind, Inflight, Seventh, and West Space. He recently published his first book, EGGS, which launched at the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria. He is represented by Daine Singer.

13 December 2016 – 15 January 2017

WARM is a large-scale community textile project that asks questions about climate change and sustainability. WARM is am initiative of the environmental arts organisation, SEAM Inc – Sustainable Art Environmental Movement. Artist Lars Stenberg and knitting designer Georgie Nicolson of tikkiknits collaborated to design WARM. Over 250 knitters from around the world contributed over 1000 knitting pieces to the mural.

A workshop was also held at the Ararat Regional Art Gallery in July 2016 and local knitters, both experienced and novice, contributed sections to form the completed mural. This exhibition features the resulting textile wall mural.

Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm, weekends and public holidays 12-4pm. Free entry. 

Arnold Street Gallery

189 Arnold Street, Bendigo 3550

Resonance: Maria Vanhees
2 – 12 November 2016

This body of work is part of an ongoing exploration into the embodiment of personal feelings, emotions and memories as they resonate wth the forms, colours and textures I encounter and interact with in my natural environment.

*Artists Call Out*

Arnold Street Gallery invites artists to apply for the Jan – Jul 2017 exhibition program. Details and proposal guidelines can be found online at:

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000

Art from the Tate Collection
5 November 2016 – 5 February 2017

It is one of art’s oldest subjects – and often its most controversial.

In a partnership between Tate, London and the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Nude: art from the Tate collection will present over 100 major representations of the nude, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas and Sarah Lucas.

At the heart of the show lies the world’s most famous image of erotic love, Auguste Rodin’s sculpture The kiss 1901-04. Never before has this work from Tate’s collection left Europe. Other notable works include Pierre Bonnard’s The bath 1925, Picasso’s Nude woman in a red armchair 1932, Sylvia Sleigh’s Paul Rosano reclining 1974, Ron Mueck’s Wild man 2005 and Rineke Dijkstra’s Julie, Den Haag, Netherlands, February 29 1994.

until Jan 2017

In this video installation, German artist Julian Rosefeldt works with Australian actor Cate Blanchett to give new life to some of the most famous and provocative writings by artists of the modern era.

For full exhibition details visit our website.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Unknown Land
Opens 17 September 2016 | TICKETED
Experience WA through the eyes of the first European explorers and colonists. This exhibition of the earliest watercolours, paintings and drawings of “WA” superbly captures unforgettable images of idyllic locations still familiar, but now mostly transformed. The visions are stunning. But the real story, as revealed in the exhibition – which includes key Aboriginal works – was much more complex.

Continental Shift
Until 5 February 2017
An exciting partnership between AGWA, Terra Foundation for American Art and UWA which sees 15 American landscape paintings shown in the context of their Australian counterparts.

Dissenting Voices
Until 31 January 2017
Dissenting Voices is an exhibition concerned with how artists respond to social issues, cultural concerns and political events. Their art also provides poignant commentary on the human condition.

Craft & Design Gallery – Resonant Objects
Showcasing works across a range of mediums and the many ways that craft and design practitioners use their materials to engage with the world.

Helen Grey–Smith
Until 19 March 2017
Curated By Melissa Harpley, Historical + Modern Art
Centenary celebration of a remarkable mid-century textile designer.

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria

‘Gimme Freedom (or gimme death)’ Jud Wimhurst, 5 November  – 12 February 2017

at Post Office Gallery
‘Menagerie: animals in Bendigo history’, 26 August – 12 February 2017



Castlemaine Art Museum

14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450

2016 Len Fox Painting Award
Until 31 December

Prudence Flint has won the 2016 Len Fox Painting Award, for her work ‘Wash’ (2015).

Forty-three contemporary artists were shortlisted in the 2016 Len Fox Painting Award Exhibition, a $50,000 acquisitive award for a painting in sympathy with the work of Emanuel Phillips Fox. Chosen by a panel, the artists shortlisted were selected from 170 entries.

The 2016 shortlisted artists are:

Abdul Abdullah, Brian Armstrong, Alec Baker, Angela Brennan, Lynne Boyd, Kevin Chin, Marcel Cousins, Dario Falzon, Kenneth Felstead, Prudence Flint, Hannah Fox, Mark Fox, Marc Freeman, Janet Green, Naomi Hobson, Mark Howson, Jason Jones, Shane Jones, Ken Knight, Travis MacDonald, Robert Maclaurin, Jan McNeill, Lynn Miller, Karen Mills, David Moore, John Nixon, Mark Ogge, Theo Papathomas, Colin Pennock, Madeleine Peters, Shirely Purdie, Petra Reece, Jenny Rodgerson, Steve Salo, Bill Sampson, Ross Skinner, Jennie Stewart, Adriane Strampp, Liz Stute, James Tinsley, Robert Watson, Peter Wegner, Marcus Wills.

14 January – 26 February
‘Groove is in the Heart’Minna Gilligan and ‘World Without World’ Michael Doolan
CAM’s first exhibitions for children!

Families are invited to visit CAM between 14 January – 26 February 2017 to explore our two exhibitions ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ by Minna Gilligan, and ‘World Without World’ by Michael Doolan.

To celebrate these artists and their shared exploration of play and imaginary worlds, CAM has created opportunities for our younger visitors to enjoy the work of these two contemporary artists.

Children (and the young at heart) are invited to explore our exhibitions through engaging hands-on activities that are educator designed including ‘flower power’ stickups and groovy moves collages using retro papers and figure silhouettes.
Parents who are looking for new ways to keep their kids entertained over the summer holidays can bring them along and they can explore their creativity at CAM.
Stay tuned to our website for information about family tours of these exhibitions.

CAM’s School Holiday programs are designed for kindergarten and primary school aged children with a supervising adult. All materials are supplied. Suitable for children aged 3–12.

All children’s activities are included in the admission fee.
Family Pass entry includes holiday fun activity pack.

Admission: Children Free / Concession $8 / Adult $10
Special Offer/Family Pass: Two Adults and Children: $16
Members: Free, Join now!

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


Bring your work and join others in a casual afternoon of printmaking and exchange. An ideal way to get familiar with the space. A committee member will be present printmaking and available to help, and the sessions will begin with a half hour induction.

Friday afternoons, 2pm-5pm.

All members welcome! New members can join on the day.
$10 per person, per 3 hour session, with shared studio access.
BYO all materials.

Email to let us know you will be there.


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).

Castlemaine Press studio has been open for hire from 1 September 2015. Bookings can be made here. More detailed enquiries, phone Kir on 0412 951 107. Enquiries:


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

Dig Café

Cnr Lyons and Panmure Streets, Newstead 3462

Through December and January – Gypsy Twitchers Albert & Eleanor Wright

Albert & Eleanor Wright are local wildlife photographers who specialise in bird images. They have spent the past 10 years travelling extensively around Australia (and more recently overseas), observing and photographing birdlife. It is both passion and obsession! 

Some of these stunning images on canvas will be on display and for sale at Dig Café, including many birds which are local to the Newstead area. For a taste of their work visit or “like” the page on Facebook.

Dig Café Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open Wednesday and Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday and Saturday 9am – late, Sunday 9am-4pm.