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Listing State VIC

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat, 3377

The gallery is closed for redevelopment in 2017.
To find out about upcoming outreach events visit

Arnold Street Gallery

189 Arnold Street, Bendigo 3550


11 – 22 July

Exhibition launch Saturday 15 July 2-4pm

Flying over Lake Eyre in 2011 left Stratford with the memory of a desert landscape inundated by a huge inflow of water brought by rivers flowing inland toward the centre of our great continent.

Anticipating the arrival of water, the flooding of the inland basin and the departure of the floodwaters that followed the deluge, are factors that form the basis for the works in this exhibition. The metaphor of cyclic development that is inherent in these processes can also be seen as parallel to many of the challenges experienced by artists as they interpret the world.


***Applications are now open***

Arnold Street Gallery invites artists submissions for the June – December 2017 Exhibition program.

Arnold Street Gallery is a unique light filled space
that aims to support local and national emerging, mid career and established artists.

For details please download our application guidelines at

Deadline 31 July 2017

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
17 June–17 September

Revealing Identity: The Collections of La Trobe University
24 June–3 September

Rona Green: Champagne taste and lemonade pockets
24 June–3 September

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo
Vantage point: aerial views of Bendigo
9 June – 13 August 2017

Bendigo Living Arts Space

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

26 April – 30 July 2017

An exquisite exhibition of work by three of Bendigo and region’s artists combining the vibrant paintings of Sarah Boulton with the designer furniture and homewares of Brett Tully and intricately woven textiles by Jenny Carrington.

Open 9am-5pm daily (Closed Christmas Day)

Castlemaine Art Museum

14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450

John Nixon: EPW
17 March – 25 June

Presenting a recent selection from John Nixon’s Experimental Painting Workshop, the artist’s ongoing interrogation of the essence of painting.

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

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.

In My Backyard
International Print Exchange 2017

Entries from around the world, an extraordinary diversity of prints and printmaking techniques, a highly successful opening and exhibition with lots of red dots!

Thank you to Karen Annett-Thomas from La Trobe Art Institute for a thoughtful and generous opening speech.

Many thanks also to Barb Semler for her gentle, efficient and highly organised coordination of In My Backyard and to our other committee members and member Janet Nielson for their hands-on assistance.

Check out some of the wonderful prints at You can still purchase prints for $25! Only one print from each edition of 10 is available for sale. Sales enquiries to

Print Studio for Hire

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).

Join as a member …

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

Daffodil Art & Photography Prizes Entries Close 11 August

Applications are now open for the 2017 Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival Daffodil Art Prize of $500 for works containing daffodils and further award of $200 for the best watercolour with daffodils.

Applications are also open for Art Photography Prize $250 for ‘Portrait of friends’ with $100 for a runner-up entry.

Entries close 11 August. Entries on exhibition during the Festival. Details and entry forms on Festival’s

Geelong Gallery

Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220

Geelong Gallery short term closure

Geelong Gallery will be closed from Monday 17 July to Friday 11 August for the refurbishment of the entrance foyer in preparation for Fred Williams in the You Yangs (19 August to 5 November) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize 2017 (28 October to 10 December).

Geelong Gallery reopens

Visit Geelong Gallery’s transformed entrance space with a doorway reinstated from the foyer providing sweeping views of the collection galleries extending through to the historic Johnstone Park entrance. Explore the new and enhanced Gallery Shop and enjoy the 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards (12 August to 8 October), The You Yangs—Mark Dober (12 August to 15 October) and major exhibition, Fred Williams in the You Yangs (19 August to 5 November). Open from Saturday 12 August 2017, 10am.

Hepburn Arts & Culture

76 Vincent Street, Daylesford 3460

Creswick – Home of the Lindsays

Australian art history buffs will love the new Creswick of the Lindsays arts trail. The signs are located throughout Creswick, Victoria at sites that were significant to members of the Lindsay family and help tell the story of the artistic members of the family, notably the well-known Australian painters Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay and Percy Lindsay

To Market to Market!

Hepburn Shire is host to a number of arts, crafts and foodie markets including Daylesford Farmers Market, Creswick Makers – Artisans in the Forest Market, Daylesford Sunday Market, Clunes Farmers Market, Creswick Bazaar, Trentham Farmers Market, Trentham Station Market and Creswick Market. Follow these links or go to to find out more. Happy bargain hunting!

Arts and Culture Collection Online

Items in the Hepburn Shire arts and culture collection are currently being catalogued online. The collection includes memorabilia, artworks and public artworks of significance to the Hepburn Shire. The online catalogue can be accessed at

Arts Atlas

Arts Atlas is a comprehensive guide to arts in the Ballarat and Central Highlands region. Local artists should list details of their practice at Developed with artists, organisations and cultural groups in mind, it aims to bring people together to share what’s going on and to celebrate what makes this part of the world just that little bit special.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

21 Roberts Ave, Horsham VIC

Wominjeka: A New Beginning
Celebrating 30 Years of Victoria’s Koorie Heritage Trust
24 June – 13 August

Wominjeka: A New Beginning traces cultural continuities and explores new modes of creative practice in South Eastern Aboriginal art and cultures. Five cross-generational early career artists Georgia MacGuire, Aunty Marlene Gilson, Mitch Mahoney, Josh Muir and Raymond Young were mentored by senior Koorie artists Maree Clarke, Lee Darroch, Ray Thomas and Peter Waples-Crowe  to explore the Koorie Heritage Trust’s significant Collections and to develop new work in dialogue with the past.

This landmark exhibition celebrates the significant cultural legacy of Koorie Heritage Trusts collecting activities and the next generation of Koorie artists contributing to the ongoing vibrancy of their culture in contemporary Australia. This selection of collection works and series of new works feature a diverse array of materials and techniques including; painting, animal skin cloaks and textiles, bark and feather flowers, clay shields and digital prints.

Wominjeka: A New Beginning touring exhibition marks the 30th Anniversary of the Koorie Heritage Trust in 2015 and the Trust’s new home at Federation Square in Melbourne.

NETS Victoria is the peak body for visual arts touring in the state of Victoria. Delivering the best contemporary art, craft and design to regional Victoria and beyond, NETS Victoria works closely with curators and galleries to develop ambitious and stimulating exhibitions by a diverse range of leading and emerging Australian artists.

Chen Wei: The Club
24 June – 13 August

Chen Wei is one of China’s leading artists exhibiting in London, New York and Europe. Self-identified as part of China’s ‘other wave’ a group of millennial artists that respond to China after the ‘Cultural Revolution’ the China we see today.

He is part of a generation less focused on political history or obvious social criticisms than personal and intellectual freedoms… History for them has been obscured by economic and social reforms, and the speed and scale of development is the contemporary China they have witnessed.”
James Donald
The Club meticulously recreates the architecture and interiors of nightclubs to fabricate a visual archive of Chinese club culture. Curated by Elias Redstone, The Club explores an undocumented subculture, reflecting on wider social changes that have taken place in modern China.

While nightclubs were once the realm of intellectuals and artists… they are no longer radical spaces,” says Chen. “For me, these enchanted bodies immersed in the smoke and laser beams are reflective of the current situation – be it cultural, economic or political – that the public is facing. No one knows where we are, and which direction we will be heading tomorrow.”

A Centre for Contemporary Photography Touring Exhibition.

Drawing from Clifford Last
24 June – 13 August

Ralph Kenyon | Catherine de Vaus | Helen Dooley | Annie Huang | Alison Norton |
Christine Cobbe | Jenny Elliott | Kara Gough

Inspired by the miraculously composed abstract sculpture Mandalia by Clifford Last, this exhibition showcases a series of responses using the expressive medium of charcoal. Under the mentorship of local artist Anthony Pelchen, Ralph Kenyon’s, Catherine de Vaus’, Helen Dooley’s, Annie Huang’s, Alison Norton’s, Christine Cobbe’s, Jenny Elliott’s, and Kara Gough’s drawings will form a visual essay on ways of seeing abstraction. Exhibited with the sculpture, these drawings will ruminate on the evocative narrative and restrained visual language assembled from absolute basic human form, characteristic of Clifford Last’s sculptural style of the late 1960’s.

Pioneering sculptor Clifford Last (1918–1991) was a founding member of Centre 5, a group formed in 1960 to promote and foster the understanding of Modern sculpture in Australia. His sculpture Mandalia, c1970 entered our Collection in 1996 as a gift of the artist’s estate.

A Horsham Regional Art Gallery Exhibition.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4.30pm, Sunday 1pm-4.30pm