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Listing State VIC

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 in August 2018, 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 2018 with a new space devoted to the collection. We look forward to sharing these special artworks with you then.

To find out about upcoming outreach events visit

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo

Marimekko: Design Icon
3 March – 11 June 2018

New Histories
14 April – 29 July 2018

Paul Guest Prize
30 June – 9 September

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Bankrolling Bendigo: building a city
11 May – 7 October 2018

Bendigo Living Arts Space

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

Accent on Design
May 2 – JULY 29, 2018

Three artists from Bendigo and region present a distinctive exhibition of paintings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and furniture.

Accent on Design brings together the striking textile designs of Natalie Ryan, together with the bold and textural creations by visual artist Nici Wright and elegant furniture handcrafted in fine timbers by Martin Coman.

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.

Inviting printmakers from around the world to join us in the 2nd year of this exchange.

Theme: “In My Backyard”
Paper size: 12cm square. Images can be printed on any part of the paper or edge to edge.
Number of prints: Edition of 10 prints. 1 print will be kept by Castlemaine Press for exhibition and sale, 9 prints will be exchanged and you will be sent a random selection in return.
Exhibition: Prints will be exhibited at the Castlemaine Press studio and online at

Key dates:
Prints and entry form to arrive by July 15.
Exhibition opening August 31.
Prints exchanges October.

Entry fee: $30 AU in Australia and $35 AU international.
Registration and payment: click here
Post prints to: Castlemaine Press, PO Box 201, Castlemaine, VIC, Australia, 3450.
Enquiries and Entry Form:


Drawing workshop with Andrew Southall
Saturday 9 June, 10am – 4pm.

“While Southall’s drawings have an inherent intimacy about them, they also capture a sense of the gothic and melancholy that seems to be omnipresent in the Australian landscape. However, they always tend to oscillate between something that is dangerous and foreboding and something that is comforting and restorative.”
Dr Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer, Creative Arts and English La Trobe University

Castlemaine Press are delighted to present a drawing workshop by multi-disciplined Australian artist Andrew Southall.

The intense one day workshop is specifically intended to encourage and inspire people who are just beginning an exploration of drawing, and are interested in drawing for pleasure. It will provide an introduction to a variety of disciplines including pencil drawing, pen and ink drawing, and crushed bush charcoal experiments. Students will produce a number of works to take home.

“Everyone ends up being good at one thing, and feels empowered with that discovery.” – Andrew Southall

Cost: $160 (members) $180 (non-members) including materials, good quality drawing paper, and morning and afternoon tea.
Registrations and payment: click here

7 – 9 pm during school terms, starting April 11

Bring your own project to work on and have a social evening of printmaking with other members at the Press.

All members welcome (you need to have had a studio induction). If you haven’t yet had an induction, please make contact and we can arrange for that to happen.

Cost: $10.


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).

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

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.

Beginnings—Indigenous art from the collection
until 22 July

Geelong Gallery has the beginnings of a fine and focused representation of Indigenous Australian art, and this exhibition reveals the cultural and aesthetic diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in a selection of paintings and works on paper purchased and donated to the collection by passionate collectors over the past two decades.

In careful and considered ways the Gallery aims to develop its holdings of Indigenous Australian art to honour the vital creative practices and visual traditions through which we are able to see different visions of Country. Beginnings is programmed to coincide with National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, and includes works by Samantha Hobson, Gloria Petyarre, Brian Robinson, Christian Thompson, Judy Watson, and Pedro Wonaeamirri.

2018 Geelong contemporary art prize
until 19 August

The 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition will feature works by Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall,Amber Boardman, Andrew Browne, Jon Campbell,Nancy Constandelia, Yvette Coppersmith, Ann Debono, Troy Emery, Emily Ferretti, Patrick Francis,Nyarapayi Giles, Peter Graham, Camille Hannah,Katherine Hattam, Euan Heng, Gregory Hodge, Carissa Karamarko, Madeleine Kelly, Mason Kimber, Anna Kristensen, Darren McDonald, Laith McGregor, Fiona McMonagle, Amanda Marburg, Sam Martin, Tully Moore, Jan Murray, Louise Paramor, Sally Ross,Huseyin Sami, Andrew Taylor, Kate Tucker, Sharon West, Bradd Westmoreland and Alice Wormald.

Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes
until 2 September

Brook Andrew is renowned for his work using archival material to expose and re-examine ways in which Indigenous peoples have been represented.

In 2016 Brook Andrew undertook a comprehensive study of the collections of the Cambridge Museums, and the extensive print collection of the British Museum, London, as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s Antipodes project.

In the resulting suite of eight photolithographs—acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2017—he uses reproductions of 18th century satirical prints by British artist James Gillray as his primary source material.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

80 Wilson St, Horsham VIC

First Nations behind the lens
The Horsham Regional Art Gallery Collection
Until 22 July

Fifty-one years ago the federal Holt Government called a referendum to amend the Australian constitution. This referendum, on the 27 May 1967, made history as Australians voted overwhelmingly in favour of revising the constitution to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the census and to allow the Commonwealth to create laws for their future self-determination. Horsham Regional Art Gallery presents a collection of works celebrating some of the most provocative Indigenous photographers who, since that day, have been challenging established ideas of nationhood, history, and self-identity, often utilising humour to great effect.

Located upstairs in Federation Gallery, this exhibition explores culturally diverse narratives of self-determination, identity and gender including Indigenous and non-indigenous artists. It challenges the perspectives of mainstream Australia, provoking the audiences and questioning their relationship to ideas placed before them. It interrogates the way we construct history in politics, in museums, and through the lens of the camera, while showing Indigenous artists taking ownership of their own cultural and self-representation.

Reaching back in history to 1874, a staged photograph of an indigenous woman and child in an artificial studio setting taken by contentious colonial photographer, J.W. Lindt, is placed in contrasting dialogue with staged photographs by Brook Andrew, Fiona Foley and Bindi Cole CHOCKA, as well as self-portraits by Christian Thompson and Tracey Moffat. Leah King Smith returns historic photographs of indigenous subjects to the land using digital layering of double exposures, while Ricky Maynard documents the lives of Indigenous prisoners in chilling response to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (1987–1991). Each image shines light on Australia’s history, offering new perspectives to the portrayal of Indigenous identity as First Nations artist share and retell their stories through the medium of photography.

Presented in recognition of National Reconciliation Week – 27 May – 3 June 2018.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery acknowledges the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people and their continued relationship to work together as custodians of culture, country, heritage, lore and language. We pay our respect for these lands and waters of traditional owners past and present.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday 11am-4.30pm; Sunday 1pm – 4.30pm


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

Wednesday 23 May to Saturday 30 June
Now and Now

Manningham’s annual exhibition celebrating National Reconciliation Week. This year’s exhibition by Adam Ridgeway and Hayley Millar-Baker explores the relationships of First Nations’ timeless knowledge and practices and the restorative processes of the natural world.

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

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Colony: Frontier Wars
Until 2 September 2018

Colony: Frontier Wars explores the period of colonisation in Australia from 1788 onwards and its often devastating effects on First Peoples. The period, that to many, was the discovery of a ‘wondrous’ southern continent, was to others an invasion of homelands occupied for many millennia. This powerful exhibition reveals some of what Aboriginal people have experienced as a continuing consequence of colonisation, through works of art.

By bringing together different understandings of Australia’s shared history, this exhibition also offers a pathway towards recognition. Australia’s shared history is explored through the works of many Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists of consequence, including William Barak, Tommy McRae, J.W. Lindt, Arthur Boyd, Brook Andrew, Maree Clarke, Christian Thompson, Gordon Bennett, Julie Gough and Yhonnie Scarce. The exhibition features key works from the NGV Collection as well as significant loans.

Presented concurrently with Colony: Frontier Wars, Colony: Australia 1770–1861 offers a parallel experience of the colonisation of Australia.

Free entry
10am-5pm daily

T:61 (0)3 8620 2222 W:

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

Swan Hill National Print and Drawing Awards
12 May – 15 Jul

Celebrating printmaking and drawing, these long-running awards see some of the finest contemporary works on paper from across Australia.

With the exhibition showcasing the work of finalists, the 2018 Awards will also incorporate a program of workshops and talks by artists. And leading up to and during the exhibition, artist Judy Holding will oversee a major community art project entitled Swan Hill’s Biggest Print.