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

If you are have missed your regular textile fix this year, you can see some of your favourite works from our collection at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery from 16 December 2017- 11 February 2018.

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

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo
Bendigo for business, sunshine and pleasure
15 December 2017 – 29 April 2018

Bendigo Living Arts Space

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

Ag Art Wear – Creative Country Couture
February 14 – April 29, 2018

A fabulous display of imaginative garments made entirely from agricultural materials from the Elmore Agricultural Field Days Ag Art Wear competition.

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.

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

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. 

Kylie on Stage
until 4 March

Kylie on Stage celebrates magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours. Drawn from her spectacular stage wardrobe held at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection, the exhibition charts the development of Kylie’s ever-evolving stage persona and goes behind the scenes to explore the creative process behind each tour.

Geelong Gallery presents a touring exhibition by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault

Outrage, obscenity and madness — Elizabeth Gertsakis
17 February to 06 May

Elizabeth Gertsakis’ digital paintings and works on paper reinterpret the illustrations accompanying reports of crimes and misdemeanours published in broadsheet newspapers by Richard Egan Lee in 1870s Victoria, including newsworthy events that occurred in and around Geelong. An advocate for the dissemination of information to all classes of settlers, Egan Lee fought multiple slander and obscenity cases — after each of which he established a new masthead including Police News, Police Budget, Citizen Press, Banner of Truth and Pictorial Weekly Budget — and changed visual censorship laws in Victoria.

Gertsakis’ profiling and re-evaluation of these images 140 years after they first circulated amongst Victoria’s burgeoning population is particularly timely given recent and ongoing censorship debates, while her digital manipulation of images parallels the cut and paste techniques of the historical broadsheet illustrators. 

Open daily 10am–5pm.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

80 Wilson St, Horsham VIC

Enmeshed: woven artworks from the Ararat Regional Art Gallery collection
16 December 2017 – 11 February 2018

Ararat Regional Art Gallery is Australia’s most dedicated presenter of contemporary textile art. Since the early 1970s, the gallery has collected continually and today it holds the most comprehensive collection of textile and fibre art in Australia.

Enmeshed: woven artworks from the Ararat Regional Art Gallery collection spans the heady days of the 1970s through to now and features works by formative influences such as John Corbett, Ewa Pachuka and Jutta Fedderson alongside more contemporary artists including Kate Just, Sebastian Di Mauro and Lucy Irvine who take the idea of weaving in fresh, new directions.

Enmeshed explores the ways artists use textile and fibre materials and techniques to push the boundaries of contemporary practice, from large textile works which soften public spaces, work which reference gender and cultural identity through the relationship of textiles to the body, through to innovative works that combine unconventional materials with reference to weaving traditions.

Enmeshed is a Horsham Regional Art Gallery exhibition presented in partnership with Ararat Regional Art Gallery.

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

Until Saturday 17 February

Cy Gorman and Jazmyne Geis : Augmented Organism

A stunning collaborative transnational art and design project between Melbourne based Cy Gorman and Hawaiian based Jazmyne Geis that brings together film making, contemporary dance, technology & environmental activism. Filmed in the breathtaking countryside of Finland on drone and handheld cameras, the film depicts the journey of a mysterious being – performed by Geis – as a fusion of augmented movement, identity and environment, highlighting her character’s journey of adjusting, responding and merging with the changing landscapes around her.

Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 17 March

Pia Johnson: She that came before me

She that came before me is an artistic journey into Johnson’s maternal cultural history created whilst completing an artistic residence in Singapore, the birthplace of her Por por (maternal grandmother).

Nasrin Rasoulzadeh: Living Poetry

In Living Poetry, Iranian-born, Melbourne-based artist Nasrin Rasoulzadeh, weaves the words and works of some of history’s greatest Persian poets through sculpture, light and form, and brings them to life in a collection that allows us to embrace them in our contemporary, modern lives.

National Gallery of Victoria, NGV International

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3000

15 DEC 17 – 15 APR 18

Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives.

A free exhibition, the NGV Triennial is a celebration of contemporary art and design practice that traverses all four levels of NGV International, as well as offering a rich array of programs.

The NGV Triennial explores cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture.

Visitors have an opportunity to look at the world and its past, present and future through the eyes of some of the most creative minds working today.

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

Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

17 NOV 17 – 12 MAR 18

The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of Australia’s most popular artists, Del Kathryn Barton. Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco reveals the artist’s imaginative and deeply sensuous world, where ornately decorated species – both human and animal – are rendered in seductive line and colour. Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco is a survey of new and recent work by the two times Archibald Portrait Prize winner that reveals the breadth of Barton’s practice. Featuring comprehensive displays of recent paintings and drawings for which she is arguably best known, the exhibition also includes collage, sculpture, textiles and film, all drawn together by the artist’s exuberant and psychedelic aesthetic.

Born in Sydney in 1972, Barton graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 1993. In 2015, Barton was awarded an Australian Film, Television and Radio School Creative Fellowship, following her directorial debut of The Nightingale and the Rose (2015). Her work is held in major public collections including: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart.

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