Previous exhibitions

  • Christmas Salon + Art Parade  

    Sat Dec 09 2017 - Sun Dec 10 2017
    Featuring unique jewellery in bark, shell and metal from Bulay(i), Buku Larrnggay Mulka + The Indigenous jewellery Project.

    Plus paintings, barks and ochres and a great new range of Aboriginal licensed design gift items + homewares.

    Opening with a dynamic Art Parade presentation of 50+ works with informative commentary on the works, the artists and their regions.
    Bookings essential
    Or as below
    Exhibition open Saturdays & Sundays, December 9-10 , 16-17 | 11am-4pm.
    642 Tucks Road, Shoreham, Vic, 3916
    T: 03 59 898282. M: 0419896473
  • From Nature   Spring Salon Exhibition

    Sat Sep 23 2017 - Mon Oct 30 2017

    Discover the connection between art and nature this spring at Whistlewood Gallery. Our Spring Salon exhibition, From Nature, features Aboriginal and select contemporary Australian art selected for its celebration of spring - honoured in Aboriginal societies as the season of renewal and rebirth.

    With 40+ paintings, barks and carvings from Arnhem Land, the Pilbara, the Kimberley, Utopia, the APY Lands and the Central & Western deserts, the exhibition also features new work by leading contemporary FNQ artists Rosella Namok, Samantha Hobson, Fiona Omeenyo and Claudine Marzik and Victorian-based David Beaumont.

    Crafted with either natural materials or brilliant colours, all works show the deep connection these artists have for their country and its ongoing regeneration.

    OPENING: Saturday September 23 at 3 pm: Curators Floor Talk by Susan McCulloch OAM and Emily McCulloch Childs. (RSVP Sept 19)

    EXHIBITION OPEN: Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 11am-4pm
  • Winter Salon + Art Parade  

    Sat Jun 10 2017 - Sun Jul 30 2017

    Aboriginal art from 6 regions featuring works by famous founding artists, award winners & rising stars.

    Artists include Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, Shorty Jangala Robertson, Walangkura Napanangka, Nora Wompi, Eubena Nampitjinp, Bugai Whyoulter, Freddy Timms, Sonia Kurarra, Shirley Purdie, Minnie Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Charmaine Pwerle, Katie Morgan Petyarre, Betty Pumani, Barbara Mbitjana Moore, Willy Martin, Teresa Baker, Anyupa Stevens, Freda Brady, Tjimpayi Presley, Robert Fielding, Brenton Ken, Ralwarrundji Wanambi, Djirrirra Wunungmurra, Djul' Djul Gurruwiwi,Yalmakany Marawili & more...

    Opened with an Art Parade presentation of 70 + works with informative commentary on the art, artists and their regions. Saturday 10 June, 2017

    EXHIBITION DATES: June 10-July 30, 2017
    Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays | 11am-4pm
  • Art Parade + Autumn Salon  

    Sat Apr 15 2017 - Fri May 05 2017

    Exhibition of vibrant new Aboriginal art from the Central, Western and Eastern Deserts, Utopia, the Pilbara, the APY Lands, the Kimberley and Arnhem Land and featuring new works by Far NOrth Queensland abstractionist, Claudine Marzik. 

    Opened with a Unique Art Parade presentation of 60+ works with informative commentary by Susan McCulloch OAM on Saturday April 15,2017 

    EXHIBITION DATES:Saturday April 15-Sunday May 7

    642 Tucks Road, Shoreham, Vic, 3916
    T: 03 59 898282. M: 0419896473


  • ABORIGINAL ART   Exhibition, in conversation, film screening

    Sat Feb 18 2017

    Opening of an exhibition of new Aboriginal art from around Australia featuring works by award winning and emerging artists of the pioneering Kimberley colourist artists of Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing.

    Plus outdoor screening of the award winning, highly acclaimed documentary,Putuparri and the Rainmakers- an epic story of Aboriginal life, law and cultural survival in the Great Sandy Desert

    With in conversation with film director Nicole Ma, Mangkaja artists and Susan McCulloch OAM

    TICKETS: $35.
    T: 03 59 898282

    Light refreshments provided. Bring, blankets, picnic food. Film rated: M - recommended for adult audiences

    About Putuparri & the Rainmakers
    20 transformative years in young Kimberley man Tom (Putuparri) Lawford's life the film relates his re-engagement with his grandfather who is a ceremonial rainmaker - undertaking a series of epic journeys to their family's stunning and remote Great Sandy Desert country as he navigates the deep chasm between his largely Western upbringing and his traditional culture. Set against the backdrop of the long fight to reclaim their traditional lands, Putuparri and the Rainmakers has been hailed as a story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds.

    About Mangkaja Arts
    Located in the centre of Fitzroy Crossing, WA Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency grew out of the Karrayili Adult Education Centre, established in 1981 for local people who wanted to learn the English language.
    The initiative, led by the local men, provided a place where people could study and paint their personal stories.

    Taking its name Mangkaja, meaning wet weather spinifex shelter, the current space has evolved to provide a studio working space and gallery.

    Work from Mangkaja artists often exhibit a broad, loose description of country, in contemporary forms that has lead to a vibrant and distinctive style shown in acclaimed exhibitions around Australia and internationally and seen in the work of award winning artists Dolly Snell (Telstra National & Torres Strait Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award winner 2015), Sonia Kurarra (Best Indigenous work, WA Art Awards Art, 2010)

    Exhibition includes works by Dolly Snell Jukuja, Sonia Kurarra, Tommy May, Nada Rawlins and many others and includes brilliant new works on Perspex.

    About Nicole Ma
    Award-winning director Nicole Ma spent 10 years making the feature documentary Putuparri & the Rainmakers - undertaking many epic journeys through the Great Sandy Desert led by the senior law man and rainmaker Nyilpirr Spider Snell.

    Nicole began her filmmaking career in New York producing music videos for Whitney Houston, Sonic Youth and long form concert films for Annie Lennox, Michael Bolton and Newport Jazz Festival. Her New York based independent film company produced feature films Combination Platter (Sundance screenwriting award) and My Father is Coming. She worked as location manager on Malcom X (Spike Lee) and production manager on Haitian Corner (Raoul Peck). While based in New York Nicole wrote and directed the experimental short Living Rooms funded by the New York State Council of the Arts. She is the director/producer of new media for Yiwarra Kuju: Canning Stock Route Project for the National Museum of Australia; documentaries Dances of Ecstasy, Kurtal Snake Spirit and Be Happy, Be Strong.

  • 20/20: A Sense of Place  

    Sat Jan 07 2017 - Sun Feb 05 2017
    WHISTLEWOOD Home Gallery

    An expansive new exhibition of the work of more than 50 leading Australian landscape artists from the Mornington Peninsula, Vic, Qld, NSW, WA, NT, the APY Lands, the Pilbara, the Kimberley, the Tiwi Islands & Arnhem Land.

    Pivotal in the selection is each artist's deep connection with the land or place they depict. This ranges from Aboriginal in-depth representations of Country to the exploration of rural and coastal region, tropical forests, the bush and the interior by artists from diverse cultural backgrounds.

    The result is a richly evocative exhibition of the Australian landscape through the work of more than 50 leading artists and 90 + paintings, ochres, works on paper, barks, contemporary jewellery, small sculptures and other 3D works.


    John Anderson *, Artists of Ampilatwatja, Rosalind Atkins *, Teresa Baker, David Beaumont , Jenny Bell *, Rupert Betheras, Alison Binks **, Tony Broughton, Tom Civil, Peter D Cole *, Vicki Cullinan, Robert Fielding, Fred Fowler , Mark Fox ****, Tuppy Goodwin, Imelda Guguman, Malaluba Gumana , Gillian Haig, Kit Hiller *, Miodrag Jankovic , Robert Kelly, Ken Family, Sylvia Ken, Martin King **, Rachael Lionel, Yurpiya Lionel, Claudine Marzik, Stephen May, Barbara Mbitjana Moore, Eubena Nampijin. Steven Nelson Jupurrula, Papunya Tula Artists, Emily Pwerle, Charmaine Pwerle, Jennifer Riddle, Alison Munti Riley, Heather Shimmen *, Marina Strocchi *, Emma Stuart ***, Freddie Timms, TextaQueen *****, Sarah Tomasetti *, Mary Tonkin *, Thornton Walker *, Barbara Weir, Ann-Heather White, Bugai Whyoulter, John Wolseley *, Nora Wompi , Djirrirra Wunungmurra, Melinda Young.

    OPENING DRINKS: Saturday January 7, 3-6pm
    To be opened by Rodney James, art writer & curator at 3pm
    RSVP: Jan 4
    The Landscape in Contemporary Australian Art, Susan McCulloch OAM followed by drinks with artists.
    RSVP Jan17
    EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday January 7-Sunday February 5
    Open daily | 11am-5pm
    642 Tucks Road, Shoreham, Vic 3916
    T: 03 59 898 282. M: 0419 896473
    Main image: David Beaumont, Scrub Loop, Larapinta, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 75cm (detail) See here for full image)

    With thanks to galleries who represent artists as noted *Australian Galleries, **Gallerysmith, ***Jacob Hoerner Galleries, ****Salt Contemporary Art, *****Sullivan + Strumpf and Aboriginal art centres Artists of Ampilatwatja, Baluk Arts, Buku Larrnggay Mulka, Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Mangkaja Arts, Mimili Arts, Martumili Artists, Munupi Arts, Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra, Papunya Tula, Tjungu Palya, Warlayirti Artists, Warlukurlangu Artists.