Exhibitions 2 Watch

© Peter Eve, Listening to the Coach from Yiloga! Tiwi Footy.


FotoFreo 2010 The City of Fremantle Festival of Photography
20 March - 18 April 2010
Biennial international festival of photography including Yiloga! Tiwi Footy by Peter Eve & Monica Napper at Rottnest Salt Store & Museum; The Blue Room by Eugene Richards at Fremantle Prison; SILENCE the Australian wheatbelt by Brad Rimmer at Fremantle Prison; Life is Elsewhere by Sohrab Hura at Perth Centre for Photography; Stranded by Amy Stein at Perth Centre for Photography; Growing Pains Timor Leste 10 Years On by Dean Sewell, Matthew Sleeth, Philip Blenkinsop, Agnes Dherbeys, Glenn Campbell, Martine Perret, Chris Parkinson, Zesopol Carlito Caminha, Bernardino Soares, Conor Ashleigh at Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery.

Kerry Baylor Breach from the 25th Anniversary 
Print Portfolio exhibition.

Fotorfreo Fringe
20 March – 18 April 2010
Almost 100 exhibitions by independent photographers across Fremantle and Perth.

Fremantle Prison Gallery
5 February – 15 March 2010
Pinjarra Massacre Memorial Curator: Karrie-Anne Kearing. Important Nyungar exhibition, the result of a project initiated as a memorial to the 1834 Pinjarra Massacre.


Huw Davies Gallery, PhotoAccess
18 March – 4 April 2010
25th Anniversary Print Portfolio It's been 25 years – PhotoAccess celebrates.

Bayu Widodo Me Versus Robot 2009, screenprint on paper, 56 x 76 cm.

8 to 25 April 2010
256 Shades of Grey: Barbie Robinson. Portraits of Canberrans over the age of 70. From the Huw Davies Gallery Collection.

Megalo Print Studio Gallery
11 May to 12 June 2010
In Residence: work from Megalo’s 2009 Residency Program Rebecca Mayo, Amy Kerr, Bayu Widodo, Rose Montabello and Ann Smith.

Neil Fettling Untitled 1995, 48 x 65 cm, work on paper, map, artificial grass, ink. © Private Collection.  Photo: Kristian Haggblom.

Canberra Museum and Art Gallery
6 February – 6 June 2010
Ruth Waller Major survey of work by the Head of the Painting Workshop, ANU School of Art. Jude Rae Still life paintings by two time winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Award.


Black Box, The Arts Centre, Melbourne
12 February – 14 March 2010
Experimenta Utopia Now: International Biennial of Media Art
Over 25 works from around the world critiquing social and physical boundaries.

NGV International
27 November 2009 – 21 March 2010
Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Ömie Thirty contemporary barkcloths (nioge) made by Ömie women in PNG.

Mildura Arts Centre
4 December 2009 - 3 March 2010
Water + shed: a twenty year survey of work: Neil Fettling
A collection of works from the last twenty years responding to water issues and the psychology of the oasis.

Kate James Fear Itself 2009, horsehair, found object and glue.

Craft Victoria, Flinders Lane
11 March – 24 April 2010
New Works: Kate James
An enquiry into excessive anxiety in works sculpted from animal hair using traditional weaving techniques.

Anne Zahalka Woman of Valour (Sue Saxon, Artist) 2009, type c print duratran, lightbox 100 x 80 x 23. Image courtesy the artist and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
12 February - 12 April 2010
Jill Orr: faith in a faithless land Photographs of a performance as a missionary on Mitre Lake at the base of Mount Arapiles in the Victorian Mallee.

Tarrawarra Museum of Art
28 March - 25 July 2010
Bushfire Australia
Historical paintings and new works made in direct response to the 2009 fires.

Jewish Museum of Australia
15 October 2009 – 14 March 2010
Women in the Bible: Tricksters, Victors and (M)others. Curator: Rebecca Forgasz. The religious, political and cultural impact of the Bible in historical and contemporary works.
Bendigo Art Gallery
23 January - 5 April 2010
Hilda Rix Nichols: the man for the job
Over 45 works from 1920 - 40, including 11 from her 1925 Paris exhibition.

Andrea Fraser Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk 1989, video 29 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
18 March - 23 May 20010
NEW010 Curators: Juliana Engberg, Hannah Mathews, Anna MacDonald and Rebecca Coates. Artists: Fiona Connor, Alicia Frankovich, Agatha Gothe-Snape. Lou Hubbard, Susan Jacobs, Raafat Ishak and Arlo Mountford.

Gippsland Art Gallery
6 February – 21 March 2010
Natalie Ryan: Unnatural Selection
Taxidermy foam casts in a menagerie all too uncanny.

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
19 March – 16 May 2010
Autumn Masterpieces: Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Curator: Mark Feary
Living artists present photographs which form part of their personal collections displayed in a labyrinth of discarded, damaged and forsaken plinths.


Tom Djäwa (Daygurrgurr Gupapuy-u Clan) 1946. Wurrpan (Emu), Photo: © D. Liddle 2002. 
Macleay Museum (ETP.2005)

Blacktown Arts Centre
29 January – 27 March 2010
CODED. Blacktown’s public and online spaces through the work of contemporary Australian artists. Includes ZINE FAIR Saturday 13 March 2010.

Macleay Museum, University of Sydney
29 November 2009 – 15 May 2010
Makarr-Garma: Aboriginal collections from a Yolgnu perspective
Curator: Joseph Neparrna Gumbula. Charting the course of a day in a journey across Arnhem Land from the collection of the Macleay Museum.

Marcus Coates Pub Shaman, Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, UK 2007. Produced in association with Insertspace, UK. Courtesy the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK.

Gosford Regional Gallery
2 April – 16 May 2010
2009 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize Tour. A $20,000 acquisitive prize awarded annually to an outstanding New South Wales born Aboriginal artists. And the Winner is Roy Kennedy from Waterloo.

Campbelltown Arts Centre and Gallery 4A
16 January - 14 March 2010
Edge of Elsewhere. Finale of the Sydney Festival’s three-year partnership with Campbelltown Arts Centre and Gallery 4A to engage communities in Western Sydney and Sydney with artists from across Asia and the Pacific.

12 May – 1 August 2010
17th Biennale of Sydney/The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age Curator: David Elliott. All four floors.

Judy Manany Cat 2009, pandanas with natural dyes, bushstring and beeswax, 75 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Outstation.

Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest
13 February – 4 April 2010
Sylvie Blocher: What is Missing?
Survey of film installation works from 2003 to now plus new work made with residents of Penrith.

Art Month Sydney 2010
1-31 March 2010
Inaugural event, exhibitions, talks, behind-the-scenes tours and special events across the city.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
4 February – 21 March 2010
Seduction and Subversion: The art of James Guppy 1989 – 2009. A 20 year survey of paintings of nightmares and fantasies.


Outstation - art from art centres, Parap, Darwin
16 April 16 - 14 May 2010
Fibre sculpture from Elcho Island
Elcho Island is in the Arafura Sea off the coast of north-east Arnhem Land. A new direction - pandanus sculptures and traditional woven fibre items.

Peter Ellis Gamble against the spirit world (detail) 2007, ink, gouache, gold leaf on 54 shikishi paper panels, 
162 x 216 cms. Courtesy the artist.

24HRArt, Darwin
12 February – 20 March 2010
Peter Ellis, Louise Weaver: Gamble against the spirit world. Affinities of transformation and metamorphosis.

Sarah Goffman Plastic Arts 2009.

26 March – 1 May 2010
Second Language. Simon Cooper, Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Katherine Olston. Cultural narratives, genetic engineering, ancestral bloodlines, natural selection and divine creation.

7 May – 12 June 2010
Mrs Darwin’s Garden: Carole Wilson. European exploration and domestic minutiae mapping the displaced home.

Artspace Mackay
10 April – 23 May 2010
5th Australian Artists Book Exhibition and Forum (11-12 April). National event for the book arts & artists’ book makers, trade tables.

QUT Art Museum
9 February to 4 July 2010
UnAustralian: Reimaging National Identity. Curator: Megan Williams. From the collection. What does it mean to be unAustralian?

IMA, Brisbane
30 January - 27 March 2010
Feminism Never Happened. Selected work by women artists from Australia and New Zealand reveling in gender archetypes.

Fire Works Gallery
10 March - 11 April 2010
Michael Nelson Jagamarra Summer Storms new paintings and Evelyn McGreen Bajin& Wawu print folio.


Seedling Art Space
27 February – 14 March 2010
Heidi Kenyon: Of Things Past. A response to the Seedling site, exploring memory and unconscious desires.

20 February – 14 March 2010
Sarah CrowEST, Sarah Goffman, Cole Larsen, Lynette Voevodin. Four artists mash-up and stick together - collage, projection, recycled plastic, film.

Michal Kluvanek World’s End, Heysen Trail, January 2010.

Greenaway Art Gallery
24 February – 21 March 2010
Pieter Hugo: Nollywood; Ariel Hassan: Today all your plans are going to be successful! Pieter Hugo’s photos of the Nigerian Film industry and Ariel Hassan’s animated canvases.

Hilton Adelaide; The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna; Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery; Penny’s Hill Winery; Greenhill Galleries; Fleurieu Cultural Centre, Goolwa
20 February – 22 March 2010
The Heysen Trail Exhibition Twenty-five SA artists at six venues celebrating the great walking trail that runs from the Fleurieu to the Flinders Ranges.

AIARTS 179 Sturt Street, Adelaide
27 February - 14 March
Trevor Nickolls
Recent work. His survey Other side Art 1972-2007 is currently on the road.


20 March – 18 April 2010
Conceptual: Lucia Usmiani, Anne Mestitzis, Kevin Leong, Leigh Hobba, Scot Cotterrell, Megan Walch. Curator: Colin Langridge
Dialogic investigation of the term 'conceptual art’ inside and outside art history.

Carnegie Gallery
8 April – 16 May 2010
Littoral: Aadje Bruce, Chris De Rosa, Julie Gough, Beverley Southcott, Toni Warburton and Judy Watson. Curator: Vivonne Thwaites. Looking at Nicholas Baudin’s trip to Australia, one of the last great French voyages of exploration and discovery.

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