Many of the galleries in Melbourne will either close down or show stock from their signed artists through December and January, with exhibitions of new works generally commencing in late January or early February. Still worth a visit if your local gallery is open. On the other hand galleries at holiday destinations are likely to be open and exhibiting new works. (You will find links to these galleries and more on the pages “Suburban Galleries or Regional Galleries, accessed via the navigation panel.) I will start back with more gallery visits and hopefully more photos of our wonderful artists work in February 2019.
National Gallery Victoria:
Although it is not free I recommend a visit to the NGV which has a great exhibition on over the summer that involves illusion, curiosity and imagination. An exhibition for all the family.
Brunswick: Tinning Street Gallery has a new exhibition starting 17/01/19.
Collingwood: Australian Galleries – reopening with new exhibition 15/01/19
St. Kilda: Linden New Art reopening from 02/01/19 open Tuesday to Sunday (excluding public holidays)
Ballarat: Art Gallery of Ballarat ; Post Office Art Gallery; and the Lost Ones (open from 07/01/19)
Bendigo: Bendiga Art Gallery has an exhibition of photos by Frida Kahlo until 10/02/19.
Geelong: Geelong Art Gallery: has exhibitions for adults and children – interactive digital design and play; remains open except for public holidays.
Kyneton: The Old Auction house is open 7 days a week and is full of great arts and crafts.
Phillip Island: Mingara Gallery always worth a visit, open Thursday to Sunday.
Warnambool: Art Gallery is open every day until Good Friday; interesting art, photography in the gallery plus art (sculpture) in public spaces program.