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May 2017

The Other | An exhibition by Lynda Draper

May 25
Lynda Draper, White Lion, 2017, hand-built earthenware, glazes, 47x30x30cm

The Other LYNDA DRAPER 25 May - 1 July, 2017 Lynda Draper's work explores psychological scenarios often representing a journey within the dualities of life and death, reality and fantasy, past and present. She…

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April 2017

The Myth-Makers | Jeremy Blincoe and Becc Orszag

April 20 - May 20
Tropic of Chaos, by Jeremy Blincoe

The Myth-Makers, an exhibition by Jeremy Blincoe and Becc Orszag

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New Earths | An exhibition by Adam Norton

April 20 - May 20
Adam Norton, from the exhibition, New Earths

New Earths, an exhibition by Adam Norton

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March 2017

Lunuganga | An exhibition by Andrew Seward

March 2 - April 15
Andrew Seward, Lunuganga

Lunuganga, an exhibition by artist Andrew Seward

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Herbarium | An exhibition of paintings by Dena Kahan

March 2 - April 15
Herbarium still life (Heather and Snowdrop)

Herbarium is an exhibition on paintings by artist Dena Kahan

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January 2017

Hyper-Botanica | A group exhibition at Gallerysmith

January 28 - February 25
Dena Kahan, Herbarium Study, 2016, oil on linen, 60 x 45 cm. From the exhibition Hyper-Botanica.

A group exhibition featuring Penelope Aitken, Monika Behrens, Belinda Fox, Junko Go, Fiona Hiscock, Louise Jones, Matilda Julian, Dena Kahan, Catherine Nelson, Andrew Seward and Craig Waddell.

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November 2016

Pandemonium | An exhibition by Charmaine Pike

November 18, 2016 - December 10, 2016
Charmaine Pike, The Unknown II, 40x40cm, Acrylic on board, 2016

Pandemonium, an exhibition of paintings by Charmaine Pike. “My landscapes mostly look inwards exploring psychological tension. ...

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October 2016

An Imperfect Balance | An exhibition by Ngaio Lenz

October 15, 2016 - November 12, 2016
Ngaio Lenz, An Imperfect Balance at Gallerysmith installation view.

Ngaio Lenz responds to weathered surfaces that embody a sense of history. Lenz's paintings reveal an intrigue for the well-worn surface.

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The Sky’s No Limit | An exhibition by Lyndal Hargrave

October 15, 2016 - November 12, 2016
Lyndal Hargrave,Prismatics, 92x122cm

In The Sky’s No Limit Hargrave’s previous ruminations on interconnectedness take on a more ethereal and otherworldly direction.

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September 2016

Nerikomi | An exhibition of ceramics by David Pottinger

September 10, 2016 - October 8, 2016
Ceramics by David Pottinger for his exhibition, Nerikomi, at Gallerysmith

Nerikomi is David Pottinger’s latest body of work concerning the relationship between material and the production process.

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Blind Faith | An exhibition of drawings by Martin King

September 10, 2016 - October 8, 2016
Blind Faith, an exhibition by Martin King at Gallerysmith, install view

In Blind Faith, Martin King explores relationships that exist in the natural world through a series of large drawings.

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August 2016

MCollection Art Award

August 25, 2016 - September 3, 2016
Winner of the 2016 MCollection Art Award: Clothed in Myth by Jeremy Blincoe

The MCollection Art Award is an award exclusively open to unrepresented Victorian artists. The 2016 award was held at Gallerysmith, and showcased 31 works including painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography.

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July 2016

1965-1966 Genocide | An exhibition by Dadang Christanto

July 16, 2016 - August 13, 2016
Dadang Christanto, This Blood Still Fresh, General? #1, 2015, acrylic on Belgian linen, 198x136cm

Dandang Christanto's artworks in 1965-1966 Genocide honour the countless victims of political violence and crimes against humanity.

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May 2016

The Studio | An exhibition by Andrew Seward

May 28, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Andrew Seward, The Studio (detail), 176x146cm

The Studio is an ambitious body of work that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Andrew Seward’s artistic practice.

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City Ghosts | An exhibition by Ian Friend

May 28, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend’s latest body of work, City Ghosts, relates to a suite of poems by indigenous poet Sam Wagan Watson, dealing with memories of growing up in Brisbane.

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April 2016

The Trade: A Selection | Exhibition by Eric Bridgeman

April 30, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Eric Bridgeman, David (with Bilum), 2013

Bridgeman’s new body of work, The Trade, is an ongoing series which refers to notions of exchange between cultures, both in a political and social context.

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Tragedy’s Cathedral: New Landscapes | Exhibition by Kirstin Berg

April 30, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Kirstin Berg, Tragedy's Cathedral

Kirstin Berg is fascinated by random and often brutal forces that occur in nature and how these forces mirror our psychological and physical experience. Her work is powered by conflicting elements of drama, beauty, and foreboding in an attempt to unmask universal emotional states that encircle life and death.

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February 2016

Towards Abstraction: Paintings from the stockroom

February 13, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Stephen Ormandy, 2015, oil on linen, 230x198cm

An exhibition of stockroom works by artists including Stephen Ormandy, Ian Friend, Jennifer Goodman, Ngaio Lenz and Sue Lovegrove.

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Submerged | An exhibition by Catherine Nelson

February 13, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Submerged is Catherine Nelson’s fourth solo exhibition with Gallerysmith.

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November 2015

Inheritance | An exhibition by Liam Benson

November 14, 2015 - December 15, 2015
Liam Benson, The Execution

Inheritance features photographic and embroidery works by guest artist Liam Benson. This body of work confronts the culture of privilege, war, genocide, persecution and conversion as methods of oppression which create a structure of power for an antagonistic majority.

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October 2015

MCollection Art Award 2015 + Magda Cebokli, Set Square

October 17, 2015 - November 7, 2015
Brad Rusbridge, Prophet. Winner of the 2015 MCollection Art Award, exhibited at Gallerysmith.

17 October - 8 November 2015 MCollection Art Award Now in its second year, this award exhibition, exclusively for unrepresented Victorian artists, showcased 29 works including painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography. Brad Rusbridge (artwork below) was…

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September 2015

A Sense of Place | Exhibition by Robbie Harmsworth

September 19, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Robbie Harmsworth, Arcadia v, 48x30cm (image), 100x8cm (framed)

A series of pencil and watercolour landscapes drawing from Harmsworth childhood memories, resulting in images which are distorted, vivid and exaggerated.

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Exit Town | Exhibition by guest artist Steve Lopes

September 19, 2015
Steve Lopes, Feijicun Transition, Oil on Canvas, 180 x 130cm

Exit Town was an exhibition of paintings by visiting artist Steve Lopes in September 2015.

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July 2015

District | An exhibition by Rachel Coad

July 25, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Rachel Coad's exhibition District, installed at Gallerysmith in Melbourne

Rachel Coad’s paintings in District depict rural Australians in the post war era.

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Apropos | An exhibition by Jennifer Goodman

July 25, 2015 - August 22, 2015
Jennifer Goodman, Paper Flow, 2013, paper collage, 25.5x18cm image, 56x43cm framed

A series of collage works through which Goodman's free-form shapes move, bend, overlap & swerve.

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June 2015

Winter Solstice 1 | A group exhibition

June 11, 2015 - July 18, 2015
Exhibition Winter Solstice 1 at Gallerysmith

Winter Solstice 1 was an exhibition comprising paintings and works on paper, all celebrating the astronomical transition from the shortest day of the year. The exhibition featured works by: Ian Friend, Jennifer Goodman, Ngaio Lenz, Stephen Ormandy, Christopher Pease and Lee Salomone

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April 2015

Landforms & Lagoons | Sue Lovegrove + Charmaine Pike

April 18, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Charmaine Pike, Rock Formations, from the exhibition Landforms & Lagoons

This duo-solo exhibition expresses two contrasting views of the natural environment – one which looks upward to the dry crags and peaks that puncture the earth’s crust and one which delves below the surface into the swampy depths of lakes, tarns and lagoons.

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Forest of Dreams | An exhibition by Martin King

April 18, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Martin King, Field of Dreams, installed at Gallerysmith

Forest of Dreams uses the lyrebird as a symbol of beauty, mystery and exuberance. King's works synthesise the human and the animal, beauty and the macabre, nature and ‘nature morte’.

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March 2015

Break Up Album | An exhibition by Mike Chavez

March 14, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Mike Chavez, It's Not You, It's Me. From the exhibition, Break Up Album

Mike Chavez is well known for his irreverent approach to sensitive topics. In Break Up Album, Chavez turns some common break-up platitudes on their head and in doing so, offers some playful insights to the tenuous world of personal relationships.

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Wundergarten | An exhibition by Ted May

March 14, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Ted May's exhibition, Wundergarten, installed at Gallerysmith

There is a feeling of wonder in Ted May’s new series of works, which reference objects as diverse as ancient Greek vases to paintings from the modernist period. May’s new paintings include monolithic vases filled with alien floral arrangements, stacked and discarded fragments and abstracted, entwined figures, set on a low horizon against a deep blue ground.

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