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troublemag | July 19, 2024

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Listing State VIC

Ararat Gallery TAMA

82 Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377

Ararat Rural City Council has made the difficult decision to temporarily close some services including Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) to help ensure the health and safety of the community and help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Gallery team and Council would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful visitors for their understanding during this difficult time. We will keep you updated on the situation regularly so please monitor our social media channels and website.

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo

Bessie Davidson & Sally Smart – Two artists and the Parisian avant-garde
20 March – 27 July 2020

Ross Taylor: Field notes
28 March – 18 October 2020

Open 7 days 10am – 5pm

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450

Update from the Castlemaine Press Committee

Our print community is important to us, so we are taking measures to make sure we minimise any risk of infection, look after each other as best we can, and follow the recommendations for social distancing.

So we have put a temporary hold on all workshops, including our April Cyanotype Workshop, and Saturday Sessions until things settle.

Lot19 has also temporarily closed to the public, so we are suspending studio hire for the meantime.

At some time in the future we look forward to Castlemaine Press being part of the creative regeneration of our community and we will be in touch again once we recommence our program.

Thank you, stay well, and hope you can absorb yourself in print.

All good wishes, Castlemaine Press Committee


Fox Galleries

79 Langridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066


Modern Seasons is a publication series presenting a portrait of the four seasons.

The four-part publication is a documentation of five Australian Visual Artists response to the navigation of abstracted time and causation in 2020.

As the situation of COVID-19 is changing rapidly it feels as if nothing will be as we once knew it to be. As we work towards flattening the curve people are experiencing dislocation and isolation, this publication series is to have a unique perspective from artists responding to these events.

Each artist presents an associated experience of the modern seasons with the last presentation of summer to conjure a sense of hope in a time of unease.

Mark Schaller presents Botanicus Fantasticus, Autumn with his en plein air painting performances at the Royal Botanical Gardens that playfully investigates urban retreats as spaces of ‘wild’ nature interactions and interventions.

Barry Tate and Matthew Clarke are outsider artists, presenting The winter of discontent, the great indoors. Rooms of quiet contemplation and societal commentaries of Australian extravagance and preoccupation of the self.

Christine Johnson presents the future and past of Spring, a time of resilience and growth. Johnson’s large paintings and film work focus on the story of Eileen Ramsay, in her time of grief at the loss of her two brothers at Gallipoli, she began to study growth cycles in botany.

Shannon Smiley presents Summer, with is mindful and observational investigations of urban landscapes. The works present a gratification towards little urban sanctuaries that we often walk past without a second glance.


1 MAY – 1 JULY 2020

Fox Galleries is proud to present Botanicus Fantasticus, a new body of work by Mark Schaller.

Informed by the natural world, literature and the universe, Schaller takes his painting kit beyond the studio to investigate the trope of ‘artist studying nature’. Like many artists before, Schaller is assuming the role of the romantic, painting en plein air. He is performing painting in the Royal Botanical Gardens, encapsulated between two worlds; the garden as wild nature and urban interactions and intervention.

Schaller’s paintings and sculptures are responding to undesirable changes to nature and climate. Surrounded by the urban environment, human interaction and intervention, Schaller embraces this disrupted sense of the sublime. The result is a fervent series of conversational paintings between humans and nature. Botanical shapes intertwined with the human figure appearing and reappearing in the bold and colourful post-sublime universe Schaller explores. Animated shapes that make a scene.

Please contact the gallery to make an appointment, all enquiries can be directed to or visit our online gallery to see the spectacular botanical works of Mark Schaller.


13 JUNE – 4 JULY
Fox Galleries Stockroom Exhibition

Fox Galleries is proud to present This Fleeting World, a series of sculptural landscapes by Mark Davis. This painting series calls to action awareness of our changing landscape. The bold brushstrokes render a remapping and reimagining of familiar scenes with attention and curiosity. Mark Davis’ landscapes deviate from the norm with his confident brush strokes, palatable hues and enthralling visual trickery.


19 McShanag Drive , Castlemaine 3450 (off Langslow Street)

Lot19 & Covid-19

It is time to hunker down and look after the basics. That is a certainty in these uncertain times. For now, Lot19 will be closed to the public, visited only by our tenant artists treating their studios as isolation spaces.

Another certainty is that the arts will soon be required to help us move through this process, to accept, grieve, reassess. Our artists have serious work to do.

We will build an appropriate response, probably online, soon. Until then we all need to stay safe and strong, love one another and look forward to the good that will emerge from the pain.

Manningham Art Gallery

Manningham City Square (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108

Manningham Art Gallery is currently closed

Due to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Manningham Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

All upcoming public programs, exhibition openings or other events have also been cancelled. The safety of our community is our top priority during this time.

Please check this webpage and the Arts Manningham Facebook page for updates.

We thanks our artists and community for their ongoing support through this period.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery is currently closed to the public.

Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards | Call for Entries

Celebrating printmaking and drawing, this long running prize will see some of the finest contemporary works entered from across Australia.

The mission of the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Awards is to promote excellence in Australian prints and drawings, present an exhibition of contemporary works and continue to build a high-quality collection for Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Important dates:
Midnight 21 June 2020: Entries close
17 July 2020: Announcement of finalists
4 September 2020: Date of launch
4 September 2020: Announcement of winners

For more information visit our website.


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