Merricks House brings art from nearby and from across the country to the Mornington Peninsula for regular exhibitions. It is an intimate space for artists and visitors.

ART GALLERY & EXHIBITION SPACE

Merricks House was built in 1926 by John Joyner and his sons as a home
for John’s daughter Tilly and her new husband Alf Weston. This fine
old home had become run-down, but major renovations in 2013
turned it into an award-winning heritage site.

Today it provides an open, light space for exhibitions of prominent
Australian artists and sculptors. The Art Gallery is open 7 days a week
between 8:30am to 5:00pm and there is no charge for entry.

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Baden Croft & Jess Milne

BUSHWHACKED

14th October - 19th November 2017 "BUSHWHACKED" a series of paintings reflecting on Baden & Jess’ relationships with the natural environments of Victoria. Baden’s highly textural oil paintings are portraits of threatened species endemic to Victoria, their rich colours and gestural energy celebrate the immense beauty and character of our local fauna. Jess’ paintings are meditations on the forms of found [...] FULL DETAILS
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Cameron Bloom

PENGUIN BLOOM

1st September - 9th October 2017 Cameron’s photographic exhibition Penguin Bloom is essentially a love story and a tribute to family. ‘Watching my wife suffer such a huge loss was unbearable but I knew that there were always better days ahead. Finding and caring for Penguin proved this to be true’. The Bloom family will be in Merricks House Art Gallery [...] FULL DETAILS
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Delmore Gallery

FROM THE DELMORE COLLECTION

22nd July - 28th August 2017 Delmore Gallery’s reputation has been built on the success the Holt family have achieved in nurturing and developing the careers of many acclaimed artists including Emily Kngwarreye and Gloria Petyarre. The integrity of the gallery is based on the long and harmonious relationship that Don Holt and his family have maintained with the Allyawarre and [...] FULL DETAILS
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Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Tangentyere Artists

TOGETHER OUR STORIES ARE STRONGER

10th June - 17th July 2017

“Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Tangentyere Artists are family, some might do painting and some might do sewing, but together our stories are stronger”. Located in Alice Springs these two art centres offer a rare insight into the personal histories and the contemporary experiences of Aboriginal people who have lived on Town Camps for a number […]

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peace love & vegetables

8th April - 5th June 2017

We are delighted to have vayu return for his fourth exhibition at Merricks House Art Gallery.

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GEE RYAN (GERALD)

LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND CARE FOR OUR PLANET II

25th February - 3rd April 2017

Gee Ryan (Gerald) has painted naturally since childhood and is primarily interested in the power of colour to celebrate the mysteries that surround us. His paintings reflect his central belief that, in order for humanity to achieve a positive and lasting future, each of us needs to live our life in accordance with two principles: […]

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Vivien Anderson Gallery Presents

Stories are forever

14th January to 19th February 2017

Featuring: Ömie bark cloths, Oro Province PNG; sculptures by Owen Yalandja and Samson Bonson, Maningrida Arts and Crafts, central Arnhem Land; new paintings by Keturah Zimran from Ikuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, NT and Tiger Yaltangki, Iwantja Arts, Indulkana, SA  

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Paintings, Drawings & Ceramics by Sarah Faulkner

A POINT OF VIEW

22nd October to Monday 21st November 2016

Through landscape and still life Sarah expresses her impressions of life in vivid colour. Some so bold, and others quieter, the current series reflect the changes in our emotions , which in turn alters how we see and relate to the world.  

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Paintings & Ceramics by Margaret Amond, Textiles by Sally Amond

MELANGE

3rd September to 17th October 2016

There is excitement in the combination of colour in Margaret’s paintings. The subject matter is varied and the artist paints mainly in acrylic and sometimes uses mixed media and collage. Margaret began painting and working with fabrics at a young age and in many of her paintings, the two mediums come together in a painterly fashion. […]

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Consortium of artists

NATURE & TEXTURE

23rd July to 29th August 2016

Through their varied mediums, this consortium of artists connects us with the precious and unshakeable elements of our existence. Jarl Line, Simon O’Dwyer, Jo Bisset & Lis Bisset, Lis Cox, Miodrag Jankovic, Michelle de la Coeur, Matt Hill, Paul Mutimer & Katherine Jamison

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FireWorks Gallery

SECOND NATURE

10th June to 19th July 2016

Second Nature is an animated new sculpture series curated by FireWorks Gallery Brisbane Second Nature at Merricks assembles a selection of 3D and 2D works by (indigenous and non indigenous contemporary artists based in Queensland and Northern Territory), re-configuring individual designs, totems and spirit figures in new media including cast bronze, stainless steel, polyurethane, and […]

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Mirka Mora

MIRKA AT MERRICKS II

6th May extended until 9th June 2016

William Mora Galleries in association with the Merricks General Wine Store is delighted to be presenting the works of Mirka Mora. This collection spans over 30 years including early pastels from the 1980’s to recent paintings. This is the first time that the colourful and typically “Mirka” works on paper have been offered for sale. […]

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Mike Nicholls

SEA

19th Mar to 25th Apr 2016

Mike Nicholls, born 1960 was an initial member of Roar Studios. His work practice covers painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Mike believes humanity is still tribal at heart. His art is an observation of the here and now, a heart-felt reflection upon his surrounds on a day to day basis. Mike has slowly cultivated his […]

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Annie Erez & Katie Carmichael

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20th Feb to 15th Mar 2016

Annie has a background in design and styling and has completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Visual Arts in 2011 at the University of Melbourne. She creates an aerial perspective of a fantastical geography from ink, painted enamel and drawing. Erez has a fascination for the symbols used in the world of mapping. She uses glimpses […]

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Michael Commerford ‘vayu’

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2nd Jan to 15th February 2016

We are delighted to have vayu return for his third exhibition at Merricks House. vayu’s work explains the existence of the soul … Please join us for opening drinks and meet the artist Saturday 2nd January 2016, 3pm – 5pm  

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SEALEY BRANT PHOTOGRAPHY

Life In Monochrome

5th to 30th December 2015

Artist Talk dates – All welcome Saturday 19th December 3pm Monday 28th December 3pm   Mongolia – UK Hunt – Beautiful Children of the World “Mongolia captures the essence of life today as it was for the nomadic tribes 5,000 years ago. Riding horseback for more than 2,000km, I travelled the routes made famous by […]

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Gillian Haig & Elizabeth Hone

COLOUR IN 2D & 3D

7th Nov to 2nd Dec 2015

Paintings by Gillian Haig & Sculptures by Elizabeth Hone Gillian Haig’s pared back representations of nature and objects use abstraction and colour to explore the artist’s surrounds. At times the conflict between comfort and tension is subtly explored by transcending the traditional still life or landscape. There is also a nostalgic reflection upon past and […]

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Abi Harrington

Feathers & Fur

10th Oct to 5th Nov 2015

Abi Harrington is a painter and animal photographer living on the Mornington Peninsula. After her last exhibition at Merricks House Art Gallery in 2013, two of her images from the “Beautiful Bovines Exhibition” were chosen by a New York art organisation to appear in their exhibition where gigantic images were projected on the outside of […]

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Gary L. Fidelia

African Wildlife Exhibition

5th Sept to 7th Oct 2015

A collection of Photographs taken in 2014 during the Great Migration from The Masai Mara in Kenya onto The Serengeti National Park, The Ngorongoro Crater and The Tarangire National Parks in Tanzania. Gary’s objective was to capture a special moment or an emotion, he hopes the photographs convey a story. “I hope to bring awareness […]

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Jean Sheridan

For Pets. To Pets. From Pets.

22nd to 31st August 2015

Artist Jean Sheridan is proud to launch a new venture ‘Sonny & Louie’, a company devoted to celebrating humanity’s love of pets. Jean has produced a collection of watercolour, pen and ink collages that are playful, colourful and fun. In partnership with Merricks House Art Gallery, Jean is proud to exhibit the original artworks that […]

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Local Collaboration

Local Collaboration

17th July to 17th Aug 2015

A collection of sculpture, paintings & resin works from Mornington Peninsula artists. All united by success with their chosen medium, we bring you a truly distinctive collection of works by artists from the Mornington Peninsula. Andrew Bryant Jackson Lee Luke Jenkins Dörte Dapic & Nadja Marsh Please join us for opening drinks and meet the […]

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Sarah Faulkner

Oil & Ink

5th June to 16th July 2015

Sarah Faulkner was a founding member of Roar Studios and has been painting and exhibiting for over 35 years. Sarah’s energetic style uses strong colour and expressionist brush strokes to narrate personal experiences. Her work is acknowledged in Patrick McCaughty’s new book ‘Why Australian Painting Matters’, and is included in major national collections around Australia. Oil & […]

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Michael Nelson

Lightning Strikes at Merricks!

4th to 29th April 2015

Michael Nelson Jagamara’s dynamic new sculpture series Lightning Strikes are fabricated in stainless steel, bronze or polyurethane with 2Pac paints in a range of colours. Also on show are vibrant acrylic paintings alongside important collaborative works with Imants Tillers.

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SIMON NORMAND

Before the Clearing

2nd to 31st May 2015

Simon Normand has spent much of the last 20 years working on cultural mapping projects with Traditional Owners of Arnhem Land and The Gulf of Carpentaria. In this exhibition of landscape photographs and paintings he portrays Boonwurrung country as it was before Gallipoli in 1915.

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