NSW art galleries and their MAY 2022 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.

Newcastle Central Coast

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4304-7550.
Daily 9.30 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Visit website for exhibition program.

The Lock-Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Free entry.
Wed–Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
To May 15 RADICAL SLOWNESS. Read more . . .

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
To May 15 Ildiko Kovacs | Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection.
Also, Wonnarua Elders Painting Group – celebrating Indigenous artists of the region, and Maitland Cultural Resurgence | Speaking in Colour – bringing together Aboriginal cultural knowledge holders with schools and community groups in the production of possum skin cloaks and large-scale woven sculptures.
To May 29 Oh Canola! by Dani Marti – a solo exhibition showcasing monumental forms and material splendour.
To June 5 Of This Place by Alysha Fewster.
To June 12 Dog Days – Sami Bayly, Gilliam Benke, Nicole Bolton, Jen Denzin, Jake Henzler and Jordan Lucky respond to the work of Troy Emery.
To Aug 14 Daughter of the Lightning Snake by Nongirrna Marawili, presented in partnership with the Hassall Milson Collection and Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre.

Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382.
Facebook + Instagram: @themacmuseum
Free entry.
Tues–Sun 9.00 to 3.00. Closed public hols.

Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100.
Gallery Director: Lauretta Morton.
The Gallery is closed for major renovations until 2024. Visit the website for updates.

The University Gallery
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308.
(02) 4921-5255.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To June 4 Looking Through Windows – Songlines of the Stolen Generations – oral histories and multimedia exploring the removal, dispossession and “protection” of Aboriginal people in NSW.

Watt Space Gallery
Cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4921-5255.
Wed–Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
May 6 to June 11 Vera Zulumovski – EMBELLISHED VIGNETTE – a 25-year survey with new work that speaks to the artist’s process and place.

Northern Rivers

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863.
Free entry.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon and public hols.
To May 28 Complex Simplicity by Jan Allsopp – the Complex Simplicity exhibition may be drawing to a close, but there’s still time to come in and add a little extra happiness to your day. If you’re unable to make it into the Gallery or just needing an extra dose of serotonin we’ve got you covered. The Complex Simplicity virtual tour is now here!

Jan Allsopp Complex Simplicity 3D Tour . Courtesy of Toni Fuller

Jan Allsopp, Fellow Traveller, 2021, acrylic on wooden box, 20 × 20 × 4.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun–Mon.
Please check website for updates before visiting and for full exhibition program.
To May 14 For the Love of DOG.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery & Ignite Studios
44 Cherry Street, Ballina 2478.
(02) 6681-0530.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 9.30 to 1.30.
May 4 to June 26 Beyond the Bucket List by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger.

Tweed Regional Gallery
& Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road (cnr Tweed Valley Way), Murwillumbah South 2484.
(02) 6670-2790.
Director: Susi Muddiman OAM.
Free entry.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 5.00. To July 10 Time Peace Alter: Kath Egan.
Also, Multiverse: Meg Walters, and Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive.
To July 31 This Our Machine: Arash Chehelnabi.
To Aug 28 An Artist’s View: Margaret Olley and contemporaries from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection.
May 6 to Oct 16 Animal as Object: Deb Mostert.

Southern Highlands

Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
The Bowral Art Gallery, home of the Bowral & District Art Society and BDAS workshops.
April 28 to May 3 (opening Sat April 30, 2pm) All Inked Up – BDAS Printmakers.
May 7 to 22, 2022 Waterbrook Prize for Landscape Art.
May 27 to June 5 (opening Fri May 27, 6pm) Blue Square Art Prize 2022 exhibition, sponsored by Arthead HQ.

Wendy Toohey, Seeking Delft. People’s Choice Blue Square Art Prize 2021. Courtesy the artist and Bowral Art Gallery

South Coast

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2222.
Free entry.
The Gallery is closed for redevelopment. Follow us on social media for updates on our re-opening.
To May 20 BVRG: PORT – Eden Welcome Centre: Scorching, mythic – the end of summer – works from the Bega Valley Regional Gallery collection.
To May 31 BVRG TARMAC – Merimbula Airport: Passages by Kim Falkenmire.

Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
(02) 4227-8500.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To May 29 Illawarra Pavilion by The ARThitects (Gary Carsley & Renjie Teoh) – part stage set, part multi-perspectival illusion and part Hortus Conclusus, combining some of the natural and cultural treasures of the Illawarra, and selected furniture elements from Wollongong Art Gallery’s Mann-Tatlow Collection.
To June 5 Postcodes from the Edge – an art prize and exhibition featuring small-format contemporary artworks that reflect the Illawarra region through people, places, or events. A Wollongong Art Gallery Friends event.
To June 5 Transition – recent gifts of contemporary prints and photographs from Ferrier Hodgson, 1976–2018 (now KPMG), acquired through Amanda Love, LoveArt.
May 7 to Aug 14 Reassess Progress – Eloise Cleary, Gavin Coote, Fabric & Flora, Dakota Feirer$ with Anthony Smith and Lucia Hayes. Curated by Xanthe Barker, this third iteration of Here+ Now seeks to dust-off the notion of ìprogressî, examine it and reconsider if it is still bringing humanity closer to Utopia.

Gavin Coote, Cash, climate and suburban dads (detail), 2021, acrylic on canvas, 61 × 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

May 7 to Aug 14 Deep Sounding by Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis and Leon Vasilakis – this multi-arts exhibition combines moving visuals of coastal ocean-scapes overlaid with a soundscape of modulated sound of underwater animals and their environment. It explores what oceans mean to the world, and what the world means to oceans.

Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis, Seagull in Water (detail), 2021, film still photo montage/ acrylics on canvas/ink drawing. Private collection. Photograph: Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Public hols 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
To May 22 Clara Hali: The Circle & The Square – new and existing works focusing on the influence of Eastern philosophies and spirituality on the artist’s practice.

Clara Hali, Mini Stupas, 2020–21, wood, metal and found materials, various dimensions. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

To May 22 Inspired by Art – a major body of work by the participants of the Inspired by Art program.
April 30 to June 12 Beginnings: HSC visual art talent from the region – showcases a selection of works from the 2021 HSC visual art cohort from the Blue Mountains and surrounds.

Emiko Seita, Tales from Another Land, 2021, ink and pen. Katoomba High School. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

May 28 to July 10, 10 Years: The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection – this extensive collection survey features works collected since the opening of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in 2012.

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge 2776.
(02) 4751-1067.
Entry fees apply.
Thurs–Sun 10.00 to 4.00, last entry 3pm. Closed Good Friday.
Bookings essential.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the home of The Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879–1969).

Central Tablelands Western Districts Greater NSW

Art @ 22
22 Victoria Street, Millthorpe 2798.
Facebook: @timkellyartist
Fri–Sat 2.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Bank Art Museum Moree
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00. Closed Sun.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70–78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555.
Free entry.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
To June 5 Sidney Nolan: Drought – a BRAG Exhibition, and Robert Hirschmann: Past Night – A BRAG Local Artist Project.
Also, Nicola Mason: Cycle – a BRAG Local Artist Project, and Hui Selwood: Cubi and Other Passage – a BRAG Foyer Space Exhibition.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404–408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Entry by donation.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Hours may vary on public hols. Closed Christmas Day.

Cementa 22
May 19 to 22 Cementa 2022 – the Contemporary Arts Festival in Kandos presents work by more than 40 artists across a program of exhibitions, music, performance and markets.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs–Sun 10.00 to 5.00, and by appt.
From May 1 Artists of Castlemaine – featuring artworks by artists past and present from Castlemaine, Victoria region. Exhibition continues through May.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Admission free.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To May 21 Cowra Library: Cowra Young Archie 2022 – portraits by young artists from the region in association with the Archibald Prize 2021 Regional Tour. Presenting partner ANZ.
May 15 to June 19 Baltic Mini Textiles – launched in 1993 in Gdynia, Poland, the Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia exhibition is one of Europe’s leading reviews of textile miniatures. Toured by Warwick Art Gallery.
Also, The Collection in Focus: Women Artists – an exhibition of selected artworks by Australian women artists that the gallery holds in its collection of contemporary art, including Susan Baird, G.W. Bot, Joanna Logue, Margaret Loy Pula, Mandy Martin, Jenny Sages, Wendy Sharpe and Zoe Young.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Civic Centre, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494.
Free entry.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
May 13 to June 18, 2022 Goulburn Art Award. Gallery 2: Tablelands by Heath Nock.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery
167 Banna Avenue, Griffith 2680.
(02) 6962-8338.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
To May 15 AUDIO VISIONS – 2022 Community Exhibition.
May 20 to June 19 On Thin Ice.

Mudgee Arts Precinct
90 Market Street, Mudgee 2850.
(02) 6378-2850.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6043-5800.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00. Anzac Day 1.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Cnr Bridge and William streets, Muswellbrook 2333.
(02) 6549-3800.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 7 Muswellbrook Art Prize 2022, one of regional Australia’s richest art prizes totalling $70,000. The Muswellbrook Art Prize captures the current themes and practices of contemporary Australian artists.
Also, Paintings and Drawing – Max Watters.
To July 2 Vestige by Zoe Lonergan – a photographic journey through the abandoned farmhouses of Dorset Road, Kayuga. It traverses time and space through the decomposition of built structures against a shifting landscape.
Also, Art Tracks V – Recollection – past winners and finalists of the Muswellbrook Art Prize.

Sally Stokes, Somewhere Deep Within, 2020, oil on linen, 153 × 153cm. Featuring in ‘Art Tracks V – Recollection’ exhibition. Winner Muswellbrook Art Prize 2021 – Painting. Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection. Courtesy the artist and Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM)
106–114 Kentucky Street, Armidale 2350.
(02) 6772-5255.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
NERAM is home to one of the nation’s most significant art collections outside the capital cities, holding a collection of over 5,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art. NERAM presents a dynamic program of exhibitions, educational and public events.

Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6393-8136.
Facebook + Instagram: @orangeregionalgallery
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
To June 26 William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Sat–Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
May 7 to June 12 Where Shadows Fall by Robyn Campbell – observations of shadows – works in ceramic.

Robyn Campbell, untitled, 2022, ceramic, 20 × 53 × 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

June 18 to July 24 When Two Ends Meet by Sandra McMahon and Gabrielle Collins. McMahon and Collins have produced a body of work following their stay on Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour. From the figurative to the abstract, the paintings evoke the many visual contradictions of Cockatoo Island.

Gabrielle Collins, Night buildings, 2022, oil on birch panel, 30 × 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Sandra McMahon, Windows & Doors 5, 2022, oil on board, 30 × 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo Regional Gallery / Dubbo Regional Museum, 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo 2830.
(02) 6801-4444.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To May 29 The Queen’s Album.
Also, Spowers & Syme.
To July 3 From The Vault: The Pleasure Of Your Company Is Requested: A Brief History Of The Ball.
May 7 to July 3 Waste To Art: Soft Plastics.
Also, Flood To Dust by Tayla Martin, and Spowers & Syme.

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