Past Exhibitions

2016
December
CHARMAINE PIKE
, Pandemonium


 

LYNDAL HARGRAVE, The Sky’s No Limit


 

October/November
NGAIO LENZ,
An Imperfect Balance


September
MARTIN KING
, blind faith


September
DAVID POTTINGER, Nerikomi

 


 

August 25 – September 3
MCOLLECTION ART AWARD

Blincoe_Jeremy_Clothed_In_Myth

The MCollection art award is an award exclusively open to unrepresented Victorian artists. The 2016 award  showcased 31 works including painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography.

Jeremy Blincoe (left) was announced the winner of the 2016 MCollection Art Award with Ginny Grayson in second place. Both works were acquired for the MCollection.


July/August
DADANG CHRISTANTO
, 1965-1966 Genocide


July/August
IAN FRIEND
, City ghosts


June
ANDREW SEWARD
, The Studio


April/May
KIRSTIN BERG
, Tragedy’s Cathedral: New Landscapes


April/May
ERIC BRIDGEMAN
, The Trade: A Selection


February/March
CATHERINE NELSON, Submerged


February/March
TOWARDS ABSTRACTION:
Paintings from the stockroom


2015

December
LIAM BENSON
(guest artist), Inheritance


November
FIONA HISCOCK
, Country


 

 

November
NGAIO LENZ
, Landscape Narratives


October
MCOLLECTION ART AWARD
Brad_Rusbridge_Prophet

Now in its second year, this award exhibition, exclusively for unrepresented Victorian artists, showcased 29 works including painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography.

Brad Rusbridge (left) was announced the winner of the 2015 MCollection Art Award.

 

 

 

 

 

MAGDA CEBOKLI (guest artist), Set Square


September
STEVE LOPES (guest artist), Exit Town


 

ROBBIE HARMSWORTH, A Sense of Place


August
RACHEL COAD
, District


August
JENNIFER GOODMAN, Apropos


June – July
WINTER SOLSTICE I:
Ian Friend, Jennifer Goodman, Ngaio Lenz, Stephen Ormandy, Christopher Pease and Lee Salomone
Gallerysmith welcomed the Winter Solstice with an exhibition that celebrated the astronomical transition from the shortest day of the year. This group exhibition comprised paintings and works on paper which linked either directly or indirectly to the movement of the moon and its effect on the changing light. Artists featured:


April-May
MARTIN KING,
forest of dreams


April-May, 2015
CHARMAINE PIKE
and SUE LOVEGROVE, Landforms & Lagoons


March, 2015
TED MAY,
Wundergarten


March, 2015
MIKE CHAVEZ,
Break-Up Album


February, 2015
IAN FRIEND,
Echo / Palimpsest


February, 2015
JUNKO GO,
Un-Still Lives


 2014

December

threehundredandthirty, our annual client and collectors’ event

November
JENNIFER GOODMAN, counter-current


 

DENA KAHAN, An Un-Natural History


 

October
ROBBIE HARMSWORTH
, Inanna’s Descent
JADE PEGLER, Maw


 

MCOLLECTION ART AWARD
MCollection logo
The MCollection Art Award is an award exhibition for unrepresented artists. This award is an acquisitive award with $7,000 going to the winning artist and their work becoming part of the MCollection, a Melbourne based art collective. In 2014, the panel of three judges comprised Jason Smith, Director of Heide MoMA, Mardi Powell, member of the MCollection and Marita Smith, Director of Gallerysmith. The recipient of the 2014 award was Peter Lambropoulos. Magda Cebokli was announced as the runner-up. Shortlisted works can be viewed on the MCollection Facebook page.


September

ANDREW SEWARD, Drawings

2014-08-26 14.34.15 Collage lo res 2014-08-26 14.34.33

2014-08-26 14.35.45 2014-08-26 14.36.13 2014-08-26 14.36.50 2014-08-26 14.37.42  


 

CATHERINE NELSON, Expedition
2014-08-26 14.31.09 2014-08-26 14.32.07 install1 2014-08-26 14.31.28 2014-08-26 14.32.33 Catherine Nelson, Gully, 100x100 150x150 Catherine Nelson, Lost, 100x100 150x150 2014


 

August
ADAM NORTON
, Space Pop 2000
IMG_1462 IMG_1477 Russian Rocket Badge My Trip To Mars... Into This World And Out Again Things To Come Time Machine



CHRISTOPHER BEAUMONT

IMG_1464 Chris Beaumont lobster_DSC_2261 Fish

June/July
DADANG CHRISTANTO
, Once Upon a Time
2014-06-13 15.17.40
  2014-06-13 15.15.22 2014-06-13 15.18.08 2014-06-13 15.17.08

PAULA DO PRADO, Odalisque
Odalisque installation

April/May
50 SHADES OF BROWN: a group exhibition featuring works by Eric Bridgeman, Mike Chavez, Bundit
Puangthong, Vipoo Srivilasa and Regan Tamanui.

50 Shades of Brown  Fucking Boat People  Simbu Boy in Traditional Costume  Vipoo4Vipoo1  Regan Tamanui 1  Fuck Off We're Full  Puangthong StarMakerWoman from Settlement with Boobs  Vipoo5  Black Beauty  IMG_8296

SIMONE EISLER, Alter

February/March
LYNDA DRAPER, Summon

Installation image Installation detail Mel, 2014, earthenware and glaze, 28x40x20cm
SUMMON comprises a series of ceramic avatars that grew out of an assortment of domestic souvenirs collected by the artist over many years.  These works continue Draper’s investigation into the uncanny and the evocative metaphysical nature of inanimate objects yet they signify a major process and aesthetic departure from her earlier white pieces. These brightly coloured figures and objects, each with a name and unique personality, are familiar yet strange and seemingly possessed with a power to embody the spirits of the departed.

RACHEL COAD, Juncture

JUNCTUREA LO-RES JUNCTUREE LO-RES JUNCTURED LO-RES Industrialist
Juncture, a particular point in time, is also the term used to describe the transition from one second to the next. The paintings in Rachel Coad’s current body of work examine this theme by merging the expressions observed between two thoughts. By identifying and combining many facets of one moment, Coad’s muted and intense works delve deeper into subconscious thought and uncover an unhindered engagement with the inner-self.


 2013

Nov/Dec
LUCAS GROGAN, Quilts

Lucas Grogan LUCAS GROGAN THE UNIVERSE QUILT 2013 G

KIRSTIN BERG, The Fall

2013-11-14 16.26.22 Kirstin Berg When There's Nothing Left To Want II Untitled Epic
The Fall examines the ongoing relentless cycle of collapse, dispersion and reinvention that occurs in nature and within ourselves. These four works have come from my absolute awe of life and my preoccupation with death; my thinking about the tenuous space that separates one from the other.

October
CATHERINE NELSON, Other Worlds

September
THE POETRY OF EARTH IS NEVER DEAD: Kirrily Hammond, Sue Lovegrove,  Guy Maestri, Catherine Nelson, Charmaine Pike, Paul Ryan,  Sarah Tomasetti and Greg Wood.
ROBIN ASTLEY (guest artist), Triumph and Ecstasy

August
TED MAY, Pentimenti
KIRRILY HAMMOND, The Gloaming

June/July
SUE LOVEGROVE, Cloud Memory
PJ HICKMAN (guest artist), BLANK

May
MIKE CHAVEZ, Apocalypse Wow
KRISTIN TENNYSON (guest artist), Best in Show

April
ERIC BRIDGEMAN, IN THE PROJECT
IAN FRIEND, Ghost Milk

February/March
JUNKO GO, One+One
CLARE McCRACKEN (guest artist), You’re a Fish, I’m a Cook … Look out!

January/February
PREVIEW: group show


2012

November/December
Kirstin Berg, MONUMENT
Arryn Snowball, Slow Dance
Adam Norton, Space Flags

October
Dena Kahan, The Provisional Sublime
Andrew Seward, Second Line

September
Dadang Christanto, Hidden
Lucas Grogan, Cave Painting

August
MELBOURNE ART FAIR: Eric Bridgeman, Nici Cumpston, Catherine Nelson, Adam Norton.

July
Rachel Coad, Frontier
Kirrily Hammond, Brunswick East

June
Robbie Harmsworth, Arcadia
Simone Eisler, Underground

April/May
Christopher Pease, Welcome to country

March
Paula do Prado, Mellorado
Lisa Tomasetti

February
Ted May, Tomb Raiders
Junko Go, Another Kind of Fable

January
OUT OF THE DARKNESS: Chris Beaumont, Kirstin Berg, Dadang Christanto, Paula do Prado, Simone Eisler, Junko Go, Kirrily Hammond, Peter Lambropoulos, Catherine Nelson, Susan Purdy, Arryn Snowball, Valerie Sparks, Lisa Tomasetti, Stephanie Valentin.


 2011

November
Nici Cumpston, having been there
Susan Purdy, nervousSYSTEM

October
TextaQueen, We Don’t Need Another Hero
Sue Lovegrove, Glimpse

September
Ian Friend, But These Things Also
Valerie Sparks (guest artist), Little Bird, Big History

August
Eric Bridgeman, The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules
Jade Pegler, Flocculence

July
Arryn Snowball, All Promises Lead Back to the Sea
Catherine Nelson, Future Memories

June
Monika Behrens, Standing Still
Ruth Fleishman (guest artist), Cycle

May
Kirstin Berg, Shift
Robbie Harmsworth, Persephone

April
Adam Norton, Extraterrestrial Highway
Sarah Field, Dirty Blonde

March
Susan Wirth, Diorama
Jamie Daddo (guest artist), Lessons in Diplomacy

February
Dena Kahan, Glass Garden
Stephanie Valentin (guest artist), earthbound
Alexandre Prado, The Smallest of Things


 2010

November
Theo Strasser, Luminance
The Portrait Project: Sister Christina Mary of the Incarnation, curated by Siri Hayes

October
Girringun artists, Bagu with Jiman
Alexandra Gillespie (guest artist), Insulate the future

September
Kirrily Hammond, Songs of Solitude
Andrew Seward, Show

August
Dadang Christanto, Behind the Veil
Siri Hayes in collaboration with Eve Duncan, Listening Portraits

MELBOURNE ART FAIR: Nici Cumpston, Dadang Christanto, Tony Albert, Siri Hayes

June/July
Fiona MacDonald, Local Studies
Lynda Draper, Home Altar

May
Lisa Tomasetti, Burnt Memory
Adam Norton, Road Trip

April
Robbie Harmsworth, Psyche: Transcending the Abyss
Simone Eisler, New Order

March
Paula do Prado, Where Yah From?
Tanya Dyhin (guest artist), Sites of Accumulation

February
Ted May, Wild Things
Susan Wirth, Cluster


 2009

November
TextaQueen, Naked Landscapes of Victoria
George Matoulas (guest artist), Pharos
Sarah Field
(guest artist), Pretty Dirty

October
Tony Albert, There’s no place like home
Ian Friend, small works on paper
Alexandre Prado, Squares of Nature

September
Kirstin Berg, New Ground
Jade Pegler, Horary
Natalie Thomas and Concertinna Inserra (guest artists)

August
Monika Behrens, Have your cake and eat it too
Ruth Fleishman (guest artist), Dwelling
Adam Norton, Camouflage Suit Experiment

July
Theo Strasser and Peter Lyssiotis, Eyewitness
Paula do Prado, It’s a Good time to be Black
Robert Colvin, small paintings

June
Susan Wirth, Hinterland
Andrew Seward, New works on paper
Purdie Wood, Hosanna

May
Girringun, Girringun
Tony Albert, Optimism

March/April
Siri Hayes, en plein air and Susan Purdy, the lost forest
Simone Eisler, Metamorphosis

 February
Nici Cumpston, Attesting
Alexandre Prado, bus stop


2008

November/December
Rebirth: Andrew Seward, Simone Eisler, Paula do Prado, Lynda Draper, Siri Hayes, Theo Strasser, Nici Cumpston, Ralf Kempken.

October/November
Simone Eisler, Anima Requiem
Paula do Prado, new works

September
Alex Prado, Hidden Life
Lynda Draper, Kangaroo
Tony Albert, 50perCENT

August
Siri Hayes, Transition Portraits
Susan Wirth, Miss May

July
Tony Albert, Hopeless Romantic

June
INAUGURAL EXHIBITIONS
Monika Behrens, Hush Rehearsal: Rehearsing the Australian History Wars
Nici Cumpston, Power and Beauty
Andrew Seward, Cyanotypes