April 2021 Listings

NSW art galleries and their 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.
Free entry.
Daily 9.30 to 4.00, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

The Lock-Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
To April 11 False Sense Of Security.

Shevaun Wright, Rebecca, 2021, fire retardant polyester, cotton stitching 2 blankets of 147 × 198cm. Commissioned by The Lock-Up. Courtesy the artist and The Lock-Up

April 16 to May 30 Inside Elands.

Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382.
Facebook + Instagram @themacmuseum
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30, selected public hols 11.00 to 4.00.
To May 2 First Class 20 – now in its 13th year, First Class 20 is a much-anticipated annual exhibition project celebrating the high calibre of work produced by students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. First Class 20 is selected from nominated Higher School Certificate Visual Arts submissions produced in 2020 and curated around a theme that emerged from the selection process. Curators Helen Willis and Melody Jones have noticed concepts around the environment, family, culture and understandably health – in this extraordinary year – have dominated in the field of submissions. A MAC yapang project curated by Helen Willis and Melody Jones.

Sophie Davidson, Warners Bay High School, Is What’s Yours Mine?…Joy (detail), 2020. rice paper, watercolour, gouache, acrylic paint. dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

To May 6 Art in Your Community: Printmaking – this exhibition includes works from local artists that utilise printmaking techniques from traditional woodcut, etching, engraving and lithography to modern screenprinting.

Amanda Donohue, Still Useful – Lamb, 2010, zinc plate etching on 300gsm Somerset paper, 39 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100.
Gallery Director: Lauretta Morton.
Tues-Sat, with two daily sessions at 10.00 and 2.00. Visit the website to book.
To April 18 Void – a group exhibition, which presents a multifaceted concept that brings together contemporary Aboriginal artistic practice from across the country. The exhibition features existing works across the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, video and photography. Curated by Emily McDaniel, in conjunction with UTS Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and the Australia Council for the Arts’ funding and advisory body.

James Tylor, (Deleted Scenes) From an Untouched Landscape #7 Knocklofty Reserve, West Hobart, Palawa Land, 2013, inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper with hole removed to a black velvet void, 63 x 63cm framed. Courtesy the artist and UTS Art Collection

To May 16 Bill Henson: The light fades but the gods remain – showcases two key series by Bill Henson, one of Australia’s most eminent artists. In celebration of MGA’s 25th anniversary, Henson was commissioned to revisit the suburb of his childhood and to produce a new body of work reflecting upon his earlier series Untitled 1985–86, known by many as ‘the suburban series’. A Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) travelling exhibition curated by Pippa Milne. The light fades but the gods remain is complemented by a selection of 13 works from 1974-2006 by Henson from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection.

Bill Henson, Untitled 3, 2018–19, from the series ‘Untitled’ 2018–19 Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

The University Gallery
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308.
(02) 4921-5255.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00. Bookings essential.
To April 10 The Tangible Image – a solo exhibition by UoN PhD candidate, James Rhodes, exploring what materiality means for photographic practice through experimentation in both how photographs are created and displayed. Rhodes asks us what information can/do the tangible qualities of photographs hold?
April 14 to May 16 Charlie Sheard: Paintings – renowned abstractionist Charlie Sheard will present a sampler of large canvas works completed by the artist, in his home studio during COVID, ahead of a major show in Beijing later in the year.

Watt Space Gallery
cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4921-5255.
Wed-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00. Bookings essential.
To April 25 Building Resilience – a group exhibition by the University of Newcastle’s School of Architecture and Built Environment exploring contemporary responses to climate catastrophe, community and sustainable development.

Northern Rivers

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.
To May 1 Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven’t seen.

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863.
Free entry via online ticketing system.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To May 22 The White Bluff ProjectThe White Bluff Project is a local artist-led art, science and community collaboration exploring and responding to the unique, significant and overlooked site of White Bluff.

JP Willis and Phil Greed, As if I woke up this morning and beheld the beautiful birds, 2021, ceramic and acrylic, 16 x 19cm. Courtesy the artists and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Martin Van Veluwen, White Bluff, 2019, drone photography. Courtesy the artists and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
www.lismoregallery.org $5 donation.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Thurs 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 18 Verity Nunan: Where Are We Supposed To Go?
To April 25 Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020.
April 3 to June 6 DEFIANT.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun until further notice. Visit website for updates.

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 11.30, 12.00 to 1.30 and 2.00 to 4.00, Pre-book online.
To May 2 Margaret’s House – Margaret Olley | Nicholas Harding | Pam Tippett | Adam Pyett.
Also, After Blue Jean Sisters by Belinda Smith, and Tension(s): 2020 Tamworth Textile Triennial.
Also, Earth ‘n’ Fire: Fifty Years of Murwillumbah Potters.
To May 10 Archive by Victoria Reichelt.
To July 25 Still life by Jacqueline Hennessy.
To Aug 22 Ned Kelly series: Sidney Nolan.
Gallery DownTown – Annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery:
1st floor, M-Arts Precinct cnr Brisbane Street and Proudfoots Lane, Murwillumbah 2484.
Mon-Fri, 10.00 to 3.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.

Southern Highlands

Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093.
Check the website or email for opening hours.
The Bowral Art Gallery, home of the Bowral & District Art Society and BDAS workshops.
April 1 to 6 (opening Fri April 2, 6.30pm) Dream Machines by Rosa Fedele.
April 9 to 12 (opening Fri April 9, 5.30pm) Villa R by Jonny Vaupel and Phillip Walker.
April 15 to 20 (opening Sat April 17, 2pm) Three Siblings, Three Styles – Gail Newell, Jacki Thomas and Gary Hodge.
April 21 to May 4 (opening Sat April 24, 2pm) An Exhibition – Glen Preece, Martial Crosyn and Sumit Ameria.
May 7 to 11, 11am to 3pm Janette Hanrahan: Survey Exhibition 1975-2020 – an exhibition of over 70 works including prints, drawings, artist books and sculptures. Hanrahan’s practice is mainly concerned with the natural environment, social and emotive issues, texture and form. Contact: janette.hanrahan8@bigpond.com

Janette Hanrahan, Water The Essence of Life, 2013, woodcut and stencils, 39 × 41cm. Courtesy the artist

Janette Hanrahan, After The Burning, 2016, woven woodcut print, 34 x 24cm. Courtesy the artist

Galerie Tetu
Shop 4, 74/76 Hoddle Street, Robertson 2577.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Thurs by appt, contact us by phone or email.
April 22 to May 10 (opening Sat April 24, 3pm) Collated Memories an exhibition by artist Baez Bonorat.

Baez Bonorat, Anton’s music, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 135 × 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Tetu

Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Sturt was established in 1941 and is a nationally significant and award winning centre for the teaching, sale, production and exhibition of contemporary Australian craft and design.
April 11 to May 23 BIO GENESIS – Mothers and daughters explore their shared creativity: Mercy Jo Sumner & Nettie Sumner, and Libby Hobbs & Dimity Kidstone.

South Coast

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2222.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
April 9 to June 18 CONCRETE: art design architecture explores the innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia.

Kyoko Hashimoto and Guy Keulemans Large Prayer Beads (Daijuzu) (detail), 2018, concrete, steel rebar, 75 diameter x 600cm. Photograph: Kyoto Hashimoto

April 17 to Sept 17 BVRG: PORT Eden Welcome Centre: Weecoon Street, Eden NSW 2551 – Nhawandyi / Nanda Beeyaa: I see you, killer whale – First Nations works from the BVRG collection. BVRG:TARMAC Merimbula Airport, Departure Lounge: Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548: Phil Small: Local Photographer Showcase.

Naomi Hobson, Road Play: “She told mum she was taking me for a ride down the road but she not.” Laine (detail), 2019, digital print, 81 x 110cm. Courtesy the artist. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Collection

Cnr Worrigee and West streets, Nowra 2541.
(02) 4421-8150.
Entry by guided tour only.
Museum admission charges apply.
Open Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 17 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2020 showcasing works by 40 finalist artists, which respond to themes of community, connection and impact.

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 April 18 George Gittoes: On Being There – a visual record of how George Gittoes not only survives, but creates in the face of forces that would seek to repress the human imagination. This exhibition curated by Dr Rod Pattenden gives privileged access to the artist’s process through personal visual diaries, field drawings, paintings, photography and film.
To June 6 WOW! What stories we Tell. Circus WOW is the Women of Wollongong playing and creating together to tell their stories through performance. This exhibition, curated by Libby Bloxham, celebrates 20 years of women’s community circus in the Illawarra.

The Bathing Belles: (Left to right) Desiree Fowler, Sophie Counsell, Emma Khourey, Jem Lewendowski Porter and Alicia Rodden, One Really Big Circus Show, Circus Monoxide Venue, 2016. Costumes: Jane Davis and Ella Hogan. Photograph: Nina Kourea 2016

To July 11 Every Body: works from the collection – an exhibition of narrative, mythological, historical and reflective depictions of the human body. Including painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, drawings, film, collage and prints from the Asian, Contemporary, Early Australian, and Indigenous collections.
April 3 to July 11 Saxon Reynolds: Wunderkammer – an exhibition which embraces the traditional Victorian ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, to explore the texture and beauty of discarded objects in their raw form and imbue them with new life and function, connecting disparate components to create contemporary relics.

Saxon Reynolds, Uni, 2018, mixed media assemblage, 25 x 20 x 15cm. Photograph: Bernie Fischer. 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 2 Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul is Bundanon Trust’s nationally touring exhibition exploring a lifetime of landscape paintings by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd. Curated by Barry Pearce the exhibition is drawn principally from Bundanon Trust’s own collection of the artist’s work. The exhibition features 60 paintings, including a group of masterpieces borrowed from major state art museums, as well as 20 works on paper, letters, photographs and sketchbooks spanning almost half a century and featuring works from his adolescence through to his final years. A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition.

Arthur Boyd, Lovers on fire in boat with kite, 1965, oil on canvas. Bundanon Trust Collection

April 3 to May 2 Sculpture Otherwise is an exhibition of small sculpture by artists participating in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2021. The indoor exhibition provides an opportunity for collectors and the public to engage with work by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and international artists including, small sculpture, installation and maquettes. Set amongst the extraordinary Blue Mountains landscape Sculpture at Scenic World 2021, from April 1 to May 2, explores themes of sustainability and the environment. Selected from over 100 entries the exhibition will present the work of 30 artists from across Australia, including the Blue Mountains alongside a number of international entries. Sculpture Otherwise is presented in partnership with Sculpture at Scenic World.

Sculpture Otherwise 2019, installation view, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Photograph: silversalt

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge 2776.
(02) 4751-1067.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00 (timed entry).
The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the home of The Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969).

Rex-Livingston Art + Objects
Rex-Livingston Projects
182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-9988.
Director: David Rex-Livingston.
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues/Wed.

Sculpture at Scenic World 2021
Cnr Violet Street and Cliff Drive, Katoomba 2780.
April 1 to May 2 Sculpture at Scenic World will transform the ancient Jurassic rainforest below into an outdoor gallery providing a unique sensory experience to encounter the display of both subtle and bold sculptural installations.

Central Tablelands Western Districts Greater NSW

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00, public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
April 10 to May 30 Hardenvale: Our Home in Absurdia – Catherine O’Donnell, Kellie O’Dempsey and Todd Fuller.
Also, DARK: Steven Cavanagh & Wendy Sharpe, and Peter Spilsbury: Re.construction.

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 holidays, closed Christmas Day.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, and by appt.
From April 18 a new exhibition of works by various artists including Marilynne Barnes, Yvonne Ledingham, Sue Taylor, Emma Stilts, Gerda Gamper and Hilary Latta.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Admission free.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
March 27 to May 9 John Gollings: the history of the built world – this is the first major survey of works by John Gollings, Australia’s pre-eminent photographer, of the built environment, including his commercial work of new buildings and cityscapes alongside his architectural history and heritage projects. A travelling exhibition by Monash Gallery of Art.

Gang Gang Gallery
206 Main Street, Lithgow 2790.
Thurs-Sun 10.30 to 4.30, or by appt.
To April 18 celebrating Rebecca Wilson’s new book ‘Kate Kelly’, her new exhibition of narrative paintings The Kate Kelly Collection.

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.
April 16 to June 12 The Window: curated by Gina Mobayed.
Also, Gallery 2: Marilou Chagnaud.
Also, Mel O’Callaghan: Centre of the Centre.

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.
To May 2 Neridah Stockley: A Secular View.

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.
See website for exhibitions, programs and events.

Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6393-8136.
The Gallery is temporarily closed until Spring 2021.
Visit the website for more info.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
March 27 to May 2 A moment in time – in paint by Peter Watts. ‘As a landscape artist inspired by my rural upbringing in Western and Central Victoria, I have the freedom with paint to be the author of unpredictable, dramatic and sometimes breathtaking weather events. Paint can be moved, layered or brushed to build up contrasting tones that tell a story of light and shade, landscape artistry and mystique.’
May 8 to June 13 Peregrine by Ingrid Bowen – a meditative bushwalk into the dappled understory. Repetitive tree-forms and silhouettes rendered in watercolour and ink using a uniquely Australian palette are enhanced by a bespoke scent designed especially for this exhibition. Peregrine is a restorative and comforting pathway through recent times.

Ingrid Bowen, Bush Gem, 2021, watercolour and ink on board, 53 x 53cm framed. 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.

WESWAL Gallery
192 Brisbane Street, East Tamworth 2340.
(02) 6766-5847.
Director: Sandra McMahon.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
Showcasing local, regional and national artists and makers.
To April 11 Painting the Walk by Lynne Flemons.
April 15 to May 16 Low-key Houseproud by Scott Owen.
Also, Portraits and Possessions by Erika Sorby.