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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

Stratified Perspective: Roger Byrt, Jenny John, Jacob Leary and Wayne Viney
Wednesday 17 April to Saturday 11 May

Group exhibition presenting works that employ layering and contrast, whether with colour, texture, material, shape and/or form. Invoking the concept of rock strata, the exhibition will engage how we perceive, identify and mark difference. It will also aim to explore how layering and the repetition of contrasting forms functions visually when within a larger whole; ultimately examining notions of harmony, order and discord as well as conventional colour relationships and patterns.

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2019 – Entries Now Open

$10,000 acquisitive award open to artists from across Victoria. For more information and to enter, visit

Entries close 5.00pm Friday 21 June 2019.

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

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Hit Steyerl: Factory of the Sun
Until 24 March 2019

The NGV presents German-born, Hito Steyerl’s landmark video installation Factory of the Sun. This is the Australian premiere of this immersive work, which was first shown at the 2015 German Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.

Steyerl’s work takes the digital image as a point of departure for explorations of the ethics, politics, economics and aesthetics of our digital present in ways both critical and playful. She is one of the most critically acclaimed artists working in the field of video today. As the New York Times writes, Steyerl ‘represents a new paradigm of the artist not as solitary genius but as networked thinker.’

Factory of the Sun is an immersive video which samples different genres of moving image including documentary film, video games, drone surveillance, advertising, news footage, and YouTube dance videos. The video tells the story of workers whose forced actions in a motion capture studio are turned into artificial sunshine. The light produced serves as a metaphor for the light emitted from digital screens, and the electromagnetic frequencies used to transmit information around the globe. Steyerl uses light to point to the ambiguous relationship between individual agency, economic interests and indiscernible power in our technologically mediated age. Shifting between playful and menacing, Factory of the Sun draws viewers into a game-like world that nevertheless reflects contemporary questions.

10am-5pm daily

T:61 3 8620 2222 W:


Stanley Place, South Bank 4101

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)
Until 28 Apr 2019

The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.

Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, APT9 challenges conventional definitions of contemporary art by asking us to consider its relationship to shifting social structures across the region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.

Alongside the exhibition will be a thought-provoking cinema program, academic symposium, creative hands-on experiences for kids, tours, programs and special events for all ages, kicking off with opening weekend festivities 24–25 November.

For more information:

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

Callum Preston’s MILK BAR
29 March – 28 April

Callum Preston is a sucker for nostalgia. As a child of the Melbourne suburbs in the 1990s, Preston remembers his neighbourhood milk bar as a place of wonder. For this exhibition Preston recreated his own childhood milk bar completely by hand, one chip packet and Coke can at a time. Like any milk bar, Preston’s is filled with the usual objects: magazines, chocolate bars and cereal boxes. He explores nostalgia and how commodification and shopping has changed.

A NETS Victoria exhibition supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, from the SANDREW Collection

Inland to Outland
29 March – 28 April

From the outback’s Broken Hill – the iconic centre of Australian naive art to metropolitan Melbourne and the country between, this exhibition draws together artists with a uncompromised passion for making.

Artists include Bruce McPhee, Jason McCarthur, Wayne Elliott, Sandy Peeters, Matthew Clarke, Di Giddings and Caroline Ellis, and from our permanent collection, Sam Byrne, Henri Bastin, William Yaxley and Ivor Cantrill

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

6 April – 26 May | Gallery1
MOUNTAINS TO THE PLAINS: Observations by Ernest Marcuse and works from Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection

An exhibition depicting our region from its monolithic mountains to its valleys and flood plains. This exhibition encompasses rarely seen works from the Wangaratta Art Gallery and Rural City of Wangaratta collections alongside a suite of drawings, and watercolours by the late German-Australian artist Ernest Marcuse.

6 April – 19 May | Gallery2

In this exhibition, Mohsen Meysami places the question of “indifference” at the centre of his art practice. Drawing his viewers’ attention to the destructive impacts of war, he calls on them to re-think and engage, directly and critically. For this, he draws on the philosophical and psychological theories that examine the causes of indifference.

28 March – 21 May | WPAC Foyer Gallery
ELEMENTAL: Dianne Mangan
pots + painting + other

In this small selection of artworks presented in the WPAC foyer her unique sensibility and approach can be seen in works created using a range of media including: clay, painting, drawing and printmaking. The works are an expression of her response to various stimuli including landscape, abstracted elements, artificial, natural forms and surfaces.

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