NSW art galleries and their DECEMBER 2023 / JANUARY 2024 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.
Instagram: @gosfordgallery
Free entry.
Daily 9.30 to 4.00.
Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Commemorative Gardens is located on the Caroline Bay precinct, East Gosford.
To Feb 7, 2024 Studio Gossie – supporting local artists living with disability, brings together the works from studio participants from 2023. Studio Gossie works with artists from across the Central Coast region to support practices. This program has been supported by the Museums and Galleries NSW’s Audience Development Fund and by Central Coast Council.
To Feb 11, 2024 proppaNOW: OCCURRENT AFFAIR. Established in 2003, proppaNOW is one of Australia’s leading cultural collectives – members Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey, and Laurie Nilsen explore the politics of Aboriginal art and culture, re-thinking what it means to be a “contemporary Aboriginal artist.” An exhibition from The University of Queensland Art Museum touring with Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia 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 Dec 3 Disclosure by Julie Gough, and feral by Nicole Chaffey.
Dec 15 to Feb 11, 2024 The Dance of the Remediators by Hugo Moline and Heidi Axelsen.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859.
Tues–Sun 9.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, yapang
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382.
Facebook + Instagram: @themacmuseum
Tues–Sun 9.00 to 3.00. Closed public hols.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
Dec 9 to Feb 4, 2024 Rauschenberg and Johns: Significant Others – a National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition.

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 and programming offsite.

Red Tree Theatre
2/160–162 Pacific Highway, Tuggerah 2259.
(02) 9388-0599, 0403-594-693 (by appt).
Dec 4 to 14 (opening Thurs Dec 7, 5pm with the artist) Sacred Expressions: Art, Identity and Healing by Louisa Chan; www.louisachancreative.com.

222 Denison Street, Broadmeadow 2292.
Thurs–Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat–Sun 11.00 to 5.00. By appt during Jan/Feb.
Dec 9 to Feb 18, 2024 Summer Salon 23/24.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to 31.

Holly Leonardson, Daily Swim #3, 2023, acrylic, Japanese acrylic gouache, sand, wood panel, 61 × 46 × 2cm. Photograph: Alberto Zimmerman. Courtesy the artist and Straitjacket

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 Feb 10, 2024 In between Art and Architecture by Grant Vercoe. This PhD exhibition investigates iconic modern architecture through the mediums of painting, drawing, and sculpture.

Grant Vercoe, UN Detail No 002, 2003, acrylic on primed Fabriano paper, 29.7 × 21cm. Courtesy the artist and The University Gallery

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.
To Dec 18 Painted River Project: Rare Upland Swamps. Artists and scientists explore the fragile swamps of a World Heritage area as part of a series on fragile waterways of NSW through the Painted River Project. Exhibiting artists: Lucy Culliton, Chris O’Doherty (Reg Mombassa), Euan Macleod, Adrienne Richards, Leo Robba, Louise Kerr with Gundungurra artist Kelsie King.
Rare Upland Swamps has been curated by Dr Leo Robba and Margaret Hancock from the Margaret Whitlam Galleries at Western Sydney University in partnership with the University of Newcastle.

Reg Mombassa, Pines and Scrub Above the Big Swamp, 24 × 35cm. Courtesy the artist and Watt Space Gallery

Northern Rivers

Glasshouse Regional Gallery
Cnr Clarence and Hay streets, Port Macquarie 2444.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun and public hols 10.00 to 2.00.

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton 2460.
(02) 6642-3177.
Facebook: @graftonregionalgallery
Instagram: @grafton_regional_gallery
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon, public hols may differ.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
To Feb 4, 2024 Dobell Drawing Prize #23.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun–Mon and public hols.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
Dec 7 to Jan 27, 2024 Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2023.

Mist Gallery
1b/51 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach 2488.
Visit website for opening hours.
Dec 2 to Jan 28, 2024 Summer Love – new works and stockroom works by our gallery artists..

National Cartoon Gallery
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour 2450.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery
44 Cherry Street, Ballina 2478.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 9.30 to 1.00. Closed public hols.

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.
Ongoing, A Monet in Murwillumbah: Sharing the National Collection.
To April 7, 2024 The Immortal Poet – Gary Shead.
To April 28, 2024 Light & Life: Margaret Olley, Laura Jones, India Mark, and Mirra Whale.
Dec 1 to Feb 25, 2024 Three Echoes Western Desert Art.
Dec 1 to March 3, 2024 Murmurs from Nowhere – Grace Fayrer, and Vanishing Point – Andrea Portela Moreno.

Yarrila Arts and Museum
Yarrila Place, 27 Gordon Street, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4700.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon and all NSW public hols.
Yarrila Arts and Museum (YAM) is located in the heart of the Coffs Harbour within the new, vibrant community hub, Yarrila Place.
Permanent exhibition: Yaamanga Around here.
To Dec 10 When in Rome.
Dec 1 to Feb 11, 2024 The 2023 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.
Dec 8 to Feb 11, 2024 Halfway.

Robert Moore, The Sydney to Brisbane silver hard arse service, 1989, sculpture/found object. Courtesy the artist and Yarrila Arts and Museum

Dec 14 to Feb 4, 2024 Never Neverland.

Karlee Rawkins, Drifting Away, 2023, acrylic on cotton canvas, 137 × 210cm. Courtesy the artist and Yarrila Arts and Museum

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.
Dec 6 to 12 (opening Sat Dec 9, 2pm) Celebrating Christmas clay.
Jan 10 to 16, 2024 Access All Art by Disability Trust Mittagong.
Jan 20 to Feb 4, 2024 (opening Fri Jan 19, 6pm) BDAS Members Exhibition.

Jane Wray, The Getaway. Courtesy the artist and Bowral Art Gallery

The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space
33 Station Street (rear), Bowral 2576.
Thurs–Mon 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Tues–Wed.

1 Art Gallery Lane, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-5348.
Admission free.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 4, 2024 New Dog Old Tricks.

South Coast

Bundanon Art Museum
170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo 2540.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Mon–Tues.
To Feb 11, 2024 Miwatj Yolŋu – Sunrise People.

Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu, Ganyu, 2020, 2017–20, natural earth pigments on board. Photograph: Luis Power. Courtesy the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Bundanon Art Museum

Clifton School of Arts
338 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Clifton 2515.
Dec 3 to Jan 31, 2024 Gentle at Clifton – part of The Gentle Project, a celebration of artist Ian Gentle.

Egg & Dart
Shop 2, 175 Keira Street, Wollongong 2500.
Visit website for current opening hours.

84 Wallace Street, Braidwood 2622.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery
Woollamia Road, Huskisson 2540.
(02) 4441-5675.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day.

SECCA (South East Centre for Contemporary Art)
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
SECCA is a new space for art, culture and ideas.
To Jan 7, 2024 Archibald Prize 2023.

Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
12 Berry Street, Nowra 2541.
(02) 4429-5444.
Free entry.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
Dec 9 to Feb 3, 2024 Death Love Art – group show featuring Tony Albert, Vernon Ah Kee, Katthy Cavaliere, Maree Clark, Juan Davila, Samuel Elyard, Anne Ferran, Todd Fuller, HaHa, Joy Hester, William Kelly, Sally Morgan, Sidney Nolan, Wayde Owen, Gary Shead, Frank Short, Vicki Varvaressos, Jason Wing, Jiang Zhi, and Salvatore Zofrea.

Van Rensburg Galleries
Shop 2/ 74 Princes Highway, Milton 2538.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

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 March 17, 2024 FLOW: Wollongong Art Gallery National Contemporary Watercolour Prize 2023 – a biennial acquisitive competition ($20,000) that encourages innovation and experimentation in watercolour painting, including works on paper in watercolour, acrylic, gouache, pen and ink, and watercolour mixed media. 2023 judge: Beatrice Gralton, Senior Curator of the Brett Whiteley Studio, AGNSW.

FLOW Prize 2023 winner: Natalya Hughes, Blue Girl in the Sun, 2023, gouache and acrylic on cold pressed paper. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

To April 7, 2024 Mai Nguyen-Long: Kôgábinô. Kôgábinô is a double mistranslation of Vietnamese English for “vomit girl.” This recurring motif and adopted character in Nguyen-Long’s practice becomes a visceral metaphor for diasporic trauma and the artist’s inquisitive and ongoing negotiation with the messy edges of histories, cultural identity and family values. Nguyen-Long combines her PhD practice-based research, cherished family objects and contemporary artworks in an exhibition that invokes the power to transcend restrictive paradigms.

Mai Nguyen-Long, Vigit Hefeco* 6 (no balls in hands) (detail), 2023, smooth terracotta fired to 1120, 46 × 26 × 19cm. Typology: Vigit Hefeco = Vomit Girl as Heroic Faeces Collector. Courtesy the artist, Michael Reid Sydney/Berlin and Wollongong Art Gallery

Dec 2 to Feb 25, 2024 Julijana Griffiths: I Arrived With One Suitcase – A Woman’s Journey As A Proxy Bride – a photographic interpretation of her mother’s resilience and strength, and journey to Australia as a young Proxy bride.

Julijana Griffiths, The Suitcase, 2018, photograph on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 62 × 41cm. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

The Gentle Project:
Dec 2 to March 3, 2024 Thorny Sticks and Whispering Lines, and Dec 2 to Feb 25, 2024 A Gentle Response – The Gentle Project celebrates the life and legacy of artist Ian Gentle, who lived and worked in the Illawarra from 1986–2009; with exhibitions at Wollongong Art Gallery and Clifton School of Arts, a short film about his life and publication Ian Gentle: The Found Line.

Ian Gentle (1945–2009), Dancing Turtle, 1988, wood (eucalypt), 126.5 × 107.3 × 25cm. Collection Wollongong Art Gallery. Photograph: Bernie Fischer. Courtesy 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. Closed public hols.
To Jan 28, 2024 Underground – featuring new dynamic and interactive works across a range of media by Vicky Browne, Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig, and Simon Reece. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition, curated by Miriam Williamson.

Peachey & Mosig, Oracle, 2023, giclee print. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Dec 9 to Feb 4, 2024 Sean O’Keeffe: Dissolution Ceremony references the emotive power of portraiture, and the complex nature of its role within institutionalised power structures in relation to whom is represented and the changing contexts of history and culture. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Altitude exhibition.

Sean O’Keefe, Collaborative Portrait, 2021, subject: Simon Reece, oil on board, mixed media, 204 × 98cm. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre
270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath 2785.
Daily 9.00 to 4.30. Closed Christmas Day.

Kedumba Gallery
Matcham Avenue, Wentworth Falls 2782.
Contact gallery to make an appt.

Lost Bear Gallery
98 Lurline Street, Katoomba 2780.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Nolan on Lovel Gallery
56A Lovel Street, Katoomba 2780.
Thurs–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge 2776.
(02) 4751-1067.
Entry fees apply.
Thurs–Mon 10.00 to 4.00, last entry 3pm.
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

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Wiradjuri Country, 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.

Broken Hill City Art Gallery
Sullys Emporium, 404–408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Hours may vary on public hols.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
“Bondi”, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Dec 20 to March 1, 2024 open by appt only.
Works by various artists on display in our three galleries. Or explore our sculpture bush walks. If booking an appointment, please call or email in advance to allow staff to respond in time during this time.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Admission is free.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
To Dec 10 upstART23 – showcasing works by students in Stages 5 and 6 (Years 9, 10, 11, and 12) from 11 High Schools in the region.
Dec 17 to Feb 4, 2024 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023 – on tour from the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
Gallery closed from Dec 23, re-opening Jan 4, 2024.

GANG GANG gallery
206 Main Street, Lithgow 2790.
Fri–Sun 10.30 to 4.30, or by appt.
Dec 2 to 31 A Gift in a Box – Christmas Fair.
Jan 4 to March 24, 2024 Established Central West Artists – group exhibition.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Civic Centre, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Dec 1 to Jan 6, 2024 The Window, curated by Andrew Moss.
Also, Suspended Moment – a Carriageworks and Museums & Galleries of NSW touring exhibition, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, developed in partnership with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and Mona, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart.
Also, Soil Breathes by Sophia Dacy-Cole.
Jan 19 to March 3, 2024 Young Archie Goulburn.
Also, Archibald Prize 2023 Regional Tour – an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

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 exhibition program.
To Dec 22 We Bleed the Same.

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.
Free entry.
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
1–3 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook 2333.
(02) 6549-3800.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 23 Nocturne: Prelude to the Night.
Also, Viola Bromley Art Prize 2023, and PRIDE: Upper Hunter Youth Services.
To March 16, 2024 Breathing: Henry Lewis.

New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM)
106–114 Kentucky Street, Armidale 2350.
(02) 6772-5255.
Entry by donation.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Anzac Day.
NERAM is home to one of the nation’s most significant art collections outside the capital cities and holds 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 Jan 21, 2024 John R Walker: Journeys and Return.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Thurs–Fri 10.00 to 2.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 4, 2024 view stockroom paintings on display.
Feb 10 to March 10, 2024 Robyn Campbell.
Gallery open until Dec 24, 4pm. Holiday closure Dec 25 to Jan 13, 2024.

Stefan Gevers, Quiet Compositions, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 68 × 48cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Tamworth Regional Gallery
Level 1, 466 Peel Street, Tamworth 2340.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Please see the gallery website for public holidays.

Tyger Gallery
84 Comur Street, Yass 2582.
Director: Martyn Pearce.
Fri–Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Civic Centre, cnr Baylis and Morrow streets, Wagga Wagga 2650.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon.

Walcha Gallery of Art
15n Derby Street, Walcha 2354.
Contact gallery for opening hours.

Western Plains Cultural Centre
76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo 2830.
(02) 6801-4444.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. V
isit website for full exhibition program.
To Jan 14, 2024 Art In Conflict – an Australian War Memorial touring exhibition.
Jan 20 to May 12, 2024, 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony – a National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition.

Weswal Gallery
192 Brisbane Street, East Tamworth 2340.
Wed–Fri 9.30 to 3.00, Sat–Sun 9.30 to 1.00.

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