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19 McShanag Drive , Castlemaine 3450 (off Langslow Street)

lot19 was founded to celebrate life

lot19 is an evolving artspace in the central highlands of Victoria with studio spaces, an outdoor stage, a contemporary art gallery which also presents excellent music, marionette theatre, performance, and film, and an outdoor sculpture park. We are dedicated to promoting undiluted excellence in the full field of human experience, and are not driven by sales.

lot19 highlights include the annual Spring Sculpture Prize:

The lot19 spring sculpture prize has won the hearts of community arts leaders, artists from accomplished to emerging, and many thousands of visitors. There are substantial prizes and the Spring Sculpture Prize attracts an incredibly diverse array of heartfelt and accomplished sculptural works.

Manningham Art Gallery

Manningham City Square (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108

See Me
Thursday 19 March to Friday 24 April
Tony Allan | Brady Freeman | Jason Horton | Melissa Kent | Tim McCall | Kate Steart | Shane Williams
With photography by Peter Tarasiuk.

See Me is a group exhibition by artists from Araluen’s Art Connects program examining the identity of people with intellectual disabilities and their representation in society. In the past, people with disabilities have been isolated from the rest of society, struggling to be integrated with the broader community. In more modern times efforts have been made to overcome these shortfalls yet there is still a long way to go. The goal of this exhibition is to bridge this gap and bring greater attention and awareness to this group and the art that they create.

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT 2601

Visitor update: Coronavirus
The Gallery is open today from 10am – 5pm

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Following recent advice, all Public Programs, Education activity and Members events are suspended until 13 April. This includes all access to the Collection Study Room, Research Library and Archives. If you do not feel well or you have recently arrived from overseas, we ask that you do not visit the Gallery.

For more information click here

30 November 2019 – 29 March 2020

This retrospective, the first in more than 25 years, celebrates the legacy of Australian artist Hugh Ramsay (1877–1906), whose portrait paintings achieved success here and in France before his untimely death at 28.

13 December 2019 – 13 April 2020
Ticketed – buy now via Ticketek or nga/

Matisse & Picasso is the story of the lifelong exchange between two of Europe’s greatest twentieth-century artists. Featuring more than 60 paintings and sculptures, as well as drawings, prints and costumes, this is a story of friendship – and rivalry.

Until 9 March 2020

This exhibition of prints pays tribute to the collaborations between master printer Kenneth Tyler (b. 1931) and some of the 20th century’s most prominent artists, including Anni Albers, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell and Andy Warhol.


From Papua to Turkey and from 2,500 BCE to now, this new collection display explores Asian art across geography, time, religion and culture. Structured by theme, the 210 works on display include Chinese funerary goods, Indonesian ancestor figures and Japanese woodblock prints.


This installation by Yayoi Kusama comprises a vibrant yellow room overrun with black polka dots of various sizes. A mirrored box at its centre houses several dozen illuminated pumpkin sculptures, which are endlessly reflected in the room’s internal mirrors. The combination of dots, pumpkins and mirrors creates an optical illusion of infinite space and colour.

The National Gallery of Australia is open every day including Easter, 10am – 5pm, (closed Christmas Day only).

National Gallery of Victoria, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

From our team here at NGV, we’d like to express our very best wishes to our community during this challenging time.

In a precautionary measure, that considers the current public health situation, we are closing the NGV to the public until 13 April.

If you have pre-purchased tickets for current exhibitions or upcoming programs, our team will be in contact with you shortly.

We encourage you to visit our website and follow our social media for updates.

We are very grateful for the loyalty and understanding of the NGV community and wish everyone well during this time.

T:61 3 8620 2222 W:


Stanley Place, South Bank 4101

QAGOMA is working closely with the Queensland Government to monitor the impact of COVID-19, and will continue to keep visitors informed and follow all health advice from the Australian Government.

QAGOMA remains open to the public during its normal hours of 10.00am – 5.00pm daily, with cinema screenings in evenings as scheduled, and all arrangements being reviewed daily in light of latest advice.

For the safety of our community, all public programs, events and tours have been cancelled until further notice.

If you have purchased a ticket to Water Up Late (Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March) please see the event page for refund information. If you have paid to attend a program or event, aside from Up Late, you will be refunded within 10-15 working days.

We thank you for your understanding as we work together to face an unprecedented global challenge.

For the latest information click here.

07 Dec 2019 – 26 Apr 2020
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Ticketed

Walk across a vast, rocky riverbed created by Olafur Eliasson. See animals from around the world gather together to drink from Cai Guo-Qiang’s brilliant blue waterhole. Gaze at Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s snowman frozen in Brisbane’s summer heat. Traverse a cloud of suspended gymnastic rings in a participatory artwork by William Forsythe. View the tidal currents rise and fall around Angela Tiatia. Reflect on the cultural traditions of bodies of water with Judy Watson, and on the long history of our reliance on water through Megan Cope’s re-created midden. Water invites you to do all this and much more.

Water opens this summer at GOMA, exploring the vital element which sustains all life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.

Dive deeper with guided tours of the exhibition at 11.00am every day from 9 December, and at the Water Sundays events with tours for kids, talks and hands-on workshops. See below for other exhibition related events.

Up Late will return across two massive nights on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2020, with tickets on sale and line-up announced in December.

Purchase tickets in advance online or at the exhibition ticket desk until 4.00pm during the exhibition period.

Artwork conditions of entry:

Olafur Eliasson Riverbed 2014
Visitors must wear footwear at all times (no bare feet). Appropriate footwear is recommended.

William Forsythe The Fact of Matter 2009
For safety reasons, this artwork has height, weight and age restrictions. Children 12 and under require full adult supervision. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Participants must be in good health and free from any potentially adverse medical conditions.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

6 March – 10 May
Flood Plain

For many thousands of years the Murray Darling Basin and this region‘s rivers, tributaries, creeks, billabongs and lakes have provided sustenance for grasslands, forests, native wildlife, birdlife, and people.

An eclectic collection of works that will touch on the many ways that generations of families and individuals engage with the waterways and country of this region, through occupation, culture and recreation. It will also touch on the impact of this engagement with the environment and society.

Ian Abdullah, Narelle Autio, Nicci Cumpston, Suzanne Connelly- Klidomitis, John Davis, Bonita Ely, David Freedman, Thomas Henty, Kenneth Jack, Rick Kirby, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Wendy McDonald, Glenda Nicholls, Marilyne Nicholls, Rhyll Plant, George Rathbone, James Trevor, Wouter Vande Voorde, Wayne Viney

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Dunn Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is committed to ensuring care for visitors and staff during the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have increased hand sanitisation stations and cleaning and disinfecting of public areas, and encourage all visitors and staff to follow Australian Government Health Department recommendations regarding hygiene.

We also ask visitors to consider the advice of the Australian and Tasmanian Government Departments of Health and refrain from visiting the museum if they are unwell.

TMAG remains open, however public programs, including on-site museum tours, are no longer taking place. This decision regarding public programs will be reviewed on 16 April.

For more information click here.

Lucienne Rickard | Extinction Studies
Until 01-09-2020
Link Foyer

Extinction Studies is a twelve-month durational performance by Tasmanian artist Lucienne Rickard.

Daily over the course of the year, Lucienne will draw a different recently-extinct plant or animal species. She will then erase the drawing and the next day, draw a different extinct species on the same sheet of paper. She will erase it again.

This process of drawing and erasure, or evolution and extinction, is repeated in full knowledge that the paper will deteriorate and eraser shavings will accumulate.

Each extinct species will be sourced from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the authoritative list of extinct and threatened species used by scientists globally.

Lucienne is spending at least five days a week at TMAG undertaking this project. It is her testimony to the critical issue of species extinction.

The project title Extinction Studies deliberately merges art and science, a ‘study’ being both a technical art term – for a drawing or sketch done in preparation – and more generally understood as the practice of devoting time and attention to understanding a topic.

As an artist, Lucienne has crafted a career through drawing yet she remains deeply concerned about the future of biodiversity and the natural world.

Follow the progress of Lucienne’s project on Instagram.
#ExtinctionStudies #Activism #PerformanceArt #LucienneRickard

Extinction Studies is commissioned by Detached Cultural Organisation and presented by TMAG.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery opening hours:

10am-4pm Tuesday – Sunday (1 April – 24 December)
10am-4pm daily (26 December – 31 March)
10am-4pm Tasmanian public holiday Mondays year-round
Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day (25 April) and Christmas Day


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Wangaratta Art Gallery

56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677

22 February – 9 April | Gallery1
Tony Albert, Glenn Barkley, Barbara Cleveland, Hannah Gartside, Christina Darras, Ben Frost, Hannah Gartside, Louise Meuwissen, Ariel Ruby

The Fun Room presents a selection of contemporary practicing Australian artists who create provoking works with a presence of fun. The show is a collection of vibrant contemporary artworks in varied media that initially appear as light hearted, colourful and dynamic works. But, in fact, the artists are often investigating deeper running themes of concern.

29 February – 5 April | Gallery2

An exclusive showing of Maker’s Hand from artist Tricia Flanagan, this exhibition has never been shown to Australian audiences. A combination of two projects, Flanagan explores the increasingly digitised manufacturing of manual skills and traditional crafts. It invites viewers to pause for reflection, to consider the risks of what might be lost to future generations who are in danger of losing touch with the process of making by hand.

26 March – 21 May
WPACC Foyer Gallery

An exhibition of linocut prints by artist Libby Schreiber depicts domestic and farm animals as the main subject matter. Titles are often Schreiber’s starting point, offering a glimpse into the works meaning or narrative. Schreiber believes animals tell funnier stories than those told by humans and as an artist she gains more freedom playing with animals in this way. Schreiber is a local printmaker living in rural North East Victoria.

Open Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm. Closed Mon. Closed Public Holidays & for installation.