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Listing State VIC

Ararat Gallery TAMA

82 Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377

Let The World Burn
Paul Yore
Until 1st March 2020

Let The World Burn features an uncomfortable intermingling of images, words, ideologies and materials. Achieved through painstaking hand embroidering techniques, Yore uses these to question the cultural codes that govern one’s body and behaviour; and examine the role of art within society. Let The World Burn, takes What a Horrid Fucking Mess (2016) as its central piece. Acquired by Ararat Gallery TAMA in 2016, What a Horrid Fucking Mess is a large-scale, hand sewn, mixed media textile work that incorporates applique, embroidery and painting alongside collaged found material: Australiana sourced from kitsch tea-towels, graphics from T-shirts and many other disparate elements.

HOURS: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, weekends 10am to 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. FREE

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo

Josh Muir: What’s on your mind?
30 November 2019 – 01 March 2020

The Paul Guest Collection
07 December 2019 – 01 March 2020

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Pieces of a story: people and places of Bendigo
11 October 2019 – 23 February 2020

Bendigo Living Arts Space

51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo, 3550

Dec 7 to Feb 29

An exhibition that explores the connections between art, pop culture and serious play.

Wonderland brings together creativity, playfulness and design at the Living Arts Space, with a mix of works featuring bold pop-art paintings, unique ceramics, textile animals, embroidery and jewellery. The exhibition includes a stunning collection from the Bendigo LEGO® User Group, as well as a stop motion LEGO® video and green screen play. Suitable for all ages.

Featuring: Bendigo LEGO® User Group, Frances Guerin, Discovery Centre, Chris Duffy, Beth Sayer, DAP Jewellery, Eleanor Brownbill


Bendigo Living Arts Space
Discover and immerse yourself in our unique arts world.

The Living Arts Space presents a range of exhibitions and public art programs throughout the year showcasing Bendigo and the region’s talented, emerging and professional artists to visitors to the region and our local community.

The Living Arts Space presents quality exhibitions within the grand old post office, using the magnificent heritage backdrop of the building to showcase diverse artworks created by living artists and artisans from the Bendigo region. The Living Arts Space combines exhibitions with active programs involving artist’s talks, demonstrations and makers workshops as part of a vibrant and engaging public program. The Living Arts Space is located inside the Bendigo Visitor Centre on the left-hand side of the main entry foyer.

Open 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas day)

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450

THE SATURDAY SESSIONS POP UP SHOW: Friday 13 December, Opening 5pm – 6pm

Join us for the inaugural Saturday Sessions Pop Up Show, featuring prints created by Castlemaine Press members during our series of Saturday Sessions throughout the year. All welcome! Free event.


CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING: Friday 13 December,  6pm – 7.30pm

Following on from the Saturday Sessions Pop Up Show opening, Castlemaine Press members are invited to create hand printed Christmas Cards and enjoy some Christmas printmaking cheer!Bring a 10cm square plate for printing. Ink and paper provided. Members only event, free.



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. Studio bookings here.

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: Full membership $84, Concession $60, Friends $36.

If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press, click here to go to our website or contact us at

Fox Galleries

79 Langridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066

Sunday 14 December – Thursday 6 February 2020
Opening 3pm – 5pm, Sunday 14 December

Nature goes through cycles of decay and renewal where everything is about deconstruction and reconstruction, very much like humans. We all change, grow, develop behaviours and preferences. This new body of work by Emilie Heurtevent explores these cycles, using methods of marking, dripping, and physical abrasions to reveal the periods of light and dark intrinsic to Nature.

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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

Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families
Wednesday 13 November – Saturday 14 December

An exhibition produced collaboratively between eleven new immigrant families of the Birralee Primary School community and Manningham’s ‘social artists in residence’ team. Over ten weeks, the families worked together with professional artists to workshop and explore notions of how they relate to local and global places. Forming the basis of the exhibition is a ceramic based installation project exploring the idea of a global sense of home through their connection to food, sharing and creating a sense of belonging. Developed in partnership with RMIT University, supported by Manningham Council and funded by Creative Victoria’s Creative Suburbs program.

The Sky After Rain
Thursday 9 January to Sunday 1 February 2020

The stories of three queer Iranian diasporas, Payam, Shyla and Shaya are brought to life through a formalistic synthesis of recorded interviews, spoken word poetry, moving images, sound design and dance. The multi-disciplinary, three piece video installation explores overarching themes about identity, queerness, gender, family, forgiveness, resilience, hope, love and loss. Presented by Midsumma Festival and Manningham Art Gallery. The Sky After Rain was proudly supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Manningham Council’s Community Grant Program, and Access Health and Community.

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

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

September 2019 to April 2020 | NGV International

Contemporary American artist KAWS, a.k.a Brian Donnelly, is one of the most resonant artists of his generation. In an Australian first, KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness is a comprehensive survey of 25 years of KAWS’s oeuvre, full of humour, hope and humanity, celebrating his ability to connect with broad audiences.

The full range of KAWS’s artistic output will be on display featuring more than 100 works including iconic paintings reappropriating pop-culture figures to his more recent large-scale abstract works, and an impressive collection of his celebrated sculptural figures.

KAWS engages with universal feelings of isolation and loneliness through his works, in reaction to the turbulent world we live in today. His larger-than-life sculptures are playful, toy-like figures, however at closer look, they reveal a fragility and darkness in the vulnerable poses of the characters. The exhibition will include a newly commissioned 7-metre bronze COMPANION sculpture GONE, 2019, standing solemnly in a Pietà pose, evoking a sense of sorrow and empathy. On display in the NGV’s Federation Court, this monumental work will be the largest bronze KAWS has created to date.

KAWS’ latest paintings showcase his hallmark use of bold colors and bright lines, transgressing into new creative territory with his hybrid characters now dissolving into fragmented fields of color.

Accompanying the main exhibition, KAWS: Playtime is a dedicated playful kids exhibition that KAWS has created, introducing promising young artists of today to his creative approach and artistic methods of integrating pop culture into his work.

Admission fees apply.

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