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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

National Reconciliation Week Exhibition 2019
Wednesday 22 May to Saturday 22 June

An annual exhibition by Manningham Art Gallery proudly showcasing the unique voices of contemporary Indigenous artists from across Victoria. This year’s exhibition, Grounded in Truth, will feature five artists from two generations of the Young family – Lyn-Al, Robert, Judith, Richard and Raymond. Engaging the 2019 National Reconciliation Week theme, Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage, the exhibition will reflect on notions of honesty, openness, and truth.

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

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Rosslynd Piggott
I sense you but I cannot see you

Until 18 Aug 2019
Free entry

Rosslynd Piggott is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and has received critical acclaim since the early 1980s. With a foundation based in painting, her practice is wide and varied, encompassing drawing, photography, textiles, video, installation and sculpture. Rosslynd Piggott: I sense you but I cannot see you comes twenty-one years after her first survey exhibition, Rosslynd Piggott: Suspended Breath, also held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1998.

The exhibition features more than 100 artworks, in varying media, linked by ideas that have sustained Piggott from the beginning of her career, such as dream states and Surrealism, synaesthesia and sensory perception, the beauty of gardens and the natural world and the poetics of space and place.

A number of important installations are re-created especially for this exhibition, such as Double breath (contained) of the sitter, 1993–94, which draws on items from the NGV’s Collection of decorative arts and fashion and textiles, including nineteenth-century furniture, shoes and garments. The exhibition also features new paintings and a group of engraved glass sculptures that Piggott has made in collaboration with artisans on Murano island, Venice, in recent years. These exquisite works have never been exhibited in Australia before.

T:61 3 8620 2222 W:


Stanley Place, South Bank 4101

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9): Extended at GOMA

29 Apr 2019 – 16 Jun 2019
GOMA | Gallery 3.3 & 3.4 Marica Sourris & James C. Sourris AM Galleries, Gallery 3.5 | Free

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, APT9: Extended at GOMA includes installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and video presenting new developments in contemporary art from Australia, Asia and the Pacific – a snapshot of the most exciting contemporary work being produced in the region.

Women’s Wealth
29 Apr 2019 – 14 Jul 2019

QAG | Gallery 4 | Free

Women’s Wealth focuses on the closely connected matrilineal societies of Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, and the art forms made by women — from cane and pandanus weaving, to shell ornamentation and earthenware pottery.

The project explores ideas of value and the role of these art forms as a kind of wealth or currency. Women’s Wealth highlights the significance of creative spaces — such as the weaving circle — within indigenous communities and emphasises the ways in which women’s practices act as a quiet means of resilience in the face of major historical changes.

Women’s Wealth is co-curated with Sana Balai, a respected curator and elder in the Pacific community in Australia and include a video installation by Taloi Havini, contextualising the project and workshops.

Artists: Sister Theresita Alona, Adelaide Mekea Aniona, Pauline Kimei Anis, Kiria Asike, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Gwendalyn Dava Damusoe, Janet Fieldhouse, Jesmaine Sakoi Gano, Taloi Havini, Josephine Manta Kaepaku, Kay Lawrence, Georgianna Maetale Lepping, Joy Wongatina Pazabeto Madada, Emma Hopuhopu Makusu, Elizabeth Gawa Marata, Helen Dusimoi Miriona, Aida Hilo Pais, Elizabeth Watsi Saman, Imelda Vaevavini Teqae

Women’s Wealth is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Gordon Darling Foundation, Queen Emma Chocolates, QUT Creative Industries, Brisbane Bougainville Community Group Inc. and the Cairns Bougainville Association.

The Solomon Islands artists’ participation has been supported by QAGOMA’s Oceania Women’s Fund, enabled by the generous bequest of Jennifer Phipps.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Dunn Place

Dirty Paper
Until 14-07-2019

Dirty Paper features five Tasmanian artists who have created and curated new works in response to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) collection. In addition, it includes works produced by two Tasmanian artists in the 1980s.

Matt Coyle, Joel Crosswell, Tom O’Hern and Lucienne Rickard are well known for their innovative approaches to drawing. After extensive tours of TMAG’s collection and meeting curators from various disciplines, they have each chosen to respond to objects such as dioramas, moths, megafauna models and sculpted busts.

For nearly 30 years, artist and writer Andrew Harper has collected drawings by local artists in the form of zines, photocopied flyers and posters, which he has recently donated to the TMAG collection. For Dirty Paper, he has chosen to focus on two extraordinary yet little known Tasmanian artists from this collection: Rodney Febey and Andrew Clifford.

Drawing is at the heart of Dirty Paper and the title stems from a quote by the 19th Century critic John Ruskin who once provocatively claimed that ‘all good drawing consists merely of dirtying the paper delicately’.

Dirty Paper is the eighth collaborative exhibition curated by Contemporary Art Tasmania and TMAG.

Opening hours:

10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily (26 December – 31 March)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday (1 April – 24 December)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tasmanian public holiday Mondays year-round

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day (25 April) and Christmas Day

The Johnston Collection

East Melbourne

Guided tours weekdays at 10.00 am, 12 noon, 2.00 pm. After Hours tours on the second Saturday of each month at 10.00 am and 12 noon and on the third Thursday evening of each month at 6.00 pm. Bookings


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Wangaratta Art Gallery

56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677

Gallery 1
Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019
1 June – 11 August

This biennial nationally significant award has been presented by Wangaratta Art Gallery since 2009, and will again be a showcase of textile artistry and talent from across Australia. Wangaratta has a long and prominent history of textiles, both in manufacturing, its social history and as a craft form; Wangaratta Art Gallery builds upon this unique tradition through the presentation of this outstanding award which is guaranteed to appeal to everyone. Importantly the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award continues to present and attract the high calibre practice that Australian artists provide to the national and international textile tableau.

25 May – 30 June | Gallery2
Karen Tapestries and Collages

The Karen are an ethnic minority group from Myanmar, with a rich weaving tradition. In 2010 an art group was established in Melbourne to teach the group collage making. The Karen are natural pattern makers and immediately adapted to this new way of working. In 2013 several women attended a tapestry workshop at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. This collection of work highlights the freedom of their vibrant, colourful collages reflected in their tapestries and demonstrates the joy they have found in their new home.

22 May – 12 July
WPAC Foyer Gallery
John Parkes
WCTA Feature Artist

Adjunct is a mini survey exhibition highlighting the art practice of John Parkes and his association with the Wangaratta Art Gallery, particularly the biennial Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award. To celebrate the 2019 award and to acknowledge Parkes as a nationally significant contemporary practitioner, this selection of works reflect the thinking and processes of an artist/maker attempting to slow the pace of the 21st century.

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