Exhibitions and events

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Central Goldfields Art Gallery presents a diverse exhibition programme showcasing art from the permanent collection, exhibitions by artists living in the region and touring exhibitions. 

Regular exhibition openings are held and all are welcome to attend.

Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini - Mother Aunty Sister Daughter

11 August - 13 October, 2019

This is the first collective exhibition by members of Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini which is a network of Victorian Indigenous women artists, with a particular focus on those regionally based.

This exhibition has been curated by Georgia MacGuire, a Wurundjeri woman who lives in Maryborough, who also has work on display in Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini.

Over 20 artists from around Victoria are included in the exhibition. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the work of established artists such as Yorta Yorta woman and winner of the 2018 Koorie Heritage Trust Art Show winner Janet Bromley,  and Waddi Waddi/Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindjer winner of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards for 2015 Glenda Nicholls .  The exhibition also includes the work of emerging artists including artists from the Shepparton TAFE.

There is a huge diversity of mediums and techniques from weaving, to painting and installation in this exhibition Georgia MacGuire explains “celebrates the uniqueness of south-eastern Australian Indigenous art and culture by women” while at the same time “challenges stereotypes of what Aboriginal art looks like.”

Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini has been made possible through funding received from Creative Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria and Central Goldfields Shire Council. 

Community Art Exhibition Submissions

We are welcoming entries for our upcoming Community Art Exhibition which will be held from 2 November to 24 November, 2019.

This exhibition is open to all Central Goldfields Shire and Avoca residents. Students from all schools within the Shire and Avoca can submit work with no restrictions on where they live.

This year, the Maryborough Craft Shop is sponsoring prizes for primary and secondary school students' craft work. First prize is $50, second prize is $30 and third prize is $20. One entry per student. 

Students’ artwork can also be in the running for the People’s Choice Award. Work must be delivered to the Art Gallery on Sunday 27 October 10am – 4pm.

Due to the popularity of people voting for their favourite artwork or craft, this year Central Goldfields Art Gallery will provide the winner of the People’s Choice Award with a non-acquisitive prize of $100.

Any type of art and/or craft is welcome in this exhibition including, but not limited to, woodwork, spinning and weaving, knitting, photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic art, pottery, quilts, sculpture and mosaics.

To download an entry form, click here(PDF, 264KB)