NSW art galleries and their FEBRUARY 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 11 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.
To Feb 25 Ralph Podolski: A Life of Time and Change.
Feb 24 to April 14 Atong Atem: Banksia.

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 Feb 11 The Dance of the Remediators by Hugo Moline and Heidi Axelsen.
Feb 17 to April 7 Mnemonic Vegetables by Charlotte Haywood.

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.

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

222 Denison Street, Broadmeadow 2292.
Thurs–Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat–Sun 11.00 to 5.00. By appt during Feb.
To Feb 18 Summer Salon 23/24.
Next show opens March 2.

Bianca Vern-Barnett, All These Invisible Threads, 2023, oil, oil stick, charcoal and collage on canvas, 102 × 102cm. 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 17 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.

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. Closed Mon.

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.
Feb 17 to April 28 Kellie O’Dempsey: Wish You Were Here, and Jennifer Keeler-Milne: Close Focus.
Also, Cher Breeze: 339 Steps . . ., and Madeleine Richey: Proud To Be A Binge.

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.
Feb 1 to March 23 Heather + Kate Dorrough: Lineage, and Cross-Currents by Julie Slavin.

Mist Gallery
1b/51 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach 2488.
Visit website for opening hours.
Through Feb, Modern Spaces – Jenna-Lee Joy, Kylie Findlay, Josette Macpherson, Megan Cochran, and Steve Skinner.

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 9.00 to 3.00, 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.
To Feb 25 Three Echoes Western Desert Art, and Recent Acquisitions – Tweed Regional Gallery Collection.
To March 3 Murmurs from Nowhere by Grace Fayrer, and Vanishing Point by Andrea Portela Moreno.
To April 7 The Immortal Poet by Gary Shead.
To April 28 Light & Life: Margaret Olley, Laura Jones, India Mark and Mirra Whale.
To Oct 26 A Monet in Murwillumbah: Sharing the National Collection.

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 Feb 4 Never Neverland by Karlee Rawkins.
To Feb 11 The 2023 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.
Also, Halfway.
Feb 8 to March 24 Fluttering on the Surface by Sarah Mufford.
Also, OK! Motherhood by Richilde Flavell.
Feb 23 to May 26 Sea Monsters.

Sarah Mufford, Nasir ol Molk (detail), 2021, India ink, pigmented ink, watercolour, graphite, and polymer gesso on cotton rag. Courtesy the artist and Yarrila Arts and Museum

Richilde Flavell, en caul universe, 2023, ceramic, wax, oil pigment. 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.
To Feb 4 Members Exhibition.
Feb 7 to 13 (opening Thurs Feb 8, 6pm) Address the Demons by Stan Korytnyj.
Feb 18 to 25 (opening Sun Feb 18, 11am) Unveiling the art Practice of Mary Owen – works by Mary Owen.

Stan Korytnyj, See No Evil. 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.

South Coast

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

Ms N Marawili, Djapu Design, 2019, natural ochers and fixative on paper. Hassall/Milson Collection, Sydney/Gadigal Land. Courtesy Bundanon Art Museum

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

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.
Instagram: @secca_bega
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
SECCA is a new space for art, culture and ideas.
To Feb 9 Works from the collection – this collection is held on behalf of the community by SECCA and has been built over decades.
Feb 10 to April 5 Gerwyn Davies: Glisten – this exhibition showcases Gerwyn Davies’ practice of costume-making and photography which merges into the imaging of surreal characters.

Gerwyn Davies, Encounter, 2023, archival pigment print. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and SECCA (South East Centre for Contemporary Art)

Feb 17 to April 12 Jessica Loughlin: Of Light – Jessica Loughlin is one of Australia’s most internationally acclaimed glass artists and renowned for her innovative technical approach to kiln-formed glass.

Jessica Loughlin: Of Light, installation view. Courtesy the artist and SECCA (South East Centre for Contemporary Art)

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.
Feb 10 to March 2 New Horizons: Shoalhaven HSC Art, and A Retrospective: Donald Keys.

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 Feb 25 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 Journey Travelled, 2018, photograph printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 62 × 41cm. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

To March 17 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 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. Curated by Adam Porter.

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

To May 12 Impressions of Love/Magic and The Dreaming In The Northern Territory – early 21st century First Nations prints from the WAG collection that capture the stories of tenderness, ceremony, eroticism and love/magic (Yilpinji) of the Warlpiri and Kukatja peoples, as well as The Dreaming stories of the Yolŋu people.

The Gentle Project:
To Feb 25 A Gentle Response, and to March 3 Thorny Sticks and Whispering Lines – 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.

Portrait of Ian Gentle from the Macquarie Galleries Archive, c.1985, gelatin silver photograph 12.8 × 16.4cm (sheet). Photograph: John Storey. National Art Archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales National Art Archive. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Eileen Chanin and Adrian Morris 2003

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.
Feb 3 to March 17 Blue Mountains Portraits 2024 – the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s annual celebration of the local community and its diverse members. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition.

Michelle Catanzaro, There is NO PLANet B, Climate justice for the next generation, 2023, digital photography, 95 × 70cm. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Feb 10 to March 3 Collectors’ Edition #10 – the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s annual fundraising exhibition. Online auction platform will go live Fri Feb 9, 7pm. Visit BMCC website for more details.

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, or by appt.

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.
To March 1 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 Feb 4 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023 on tour from the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. CRAG is the only venue to present the NPPP 2023 in NSW.
Feb 11 to March 17 Behind the Lines – the year in Political Cartoons 2023 on tour from the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra.

GANG GANG gallery
206 Main Street, Lithgow 2790.
Fri–Sun 10.30 to 4.30, or by appt.
To March 24 Directors Collection group exhibition – a broad range of art, from contemporary, still life, and Australian native birds to landscapes, from our established list of artists.

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.
To March 3 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.

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 March 16 Breathing: Henry Lewis, and Women’s Work: from the Muswellbrook Collections.
To May 25 Art Tracks VII: Not at the Dinner Table!, and Warrior Expressions: Warrior Disability Services.

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 March 10 Greg Daly: A Maker’s Collection.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Fri and Mon 10.00 to 2.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
Feb 10 to March 10 SURFACE & FORM by Robyn Campbell. Simplicity, line, material, surface, and form are the focus of Robyn Campbell’s art practice. In this exhibition she uses various mediums, along with line and surface treatment, to define form in different ways. Campbell’s wall pieces use river stone shapes combined with fine marks to suggest landscape. Parallel grooves on her blackened freestanding hill forms introduce flow and contrast. Subtle surface treatment gives “skin” to her translucent glass forms, and her charcoal drawn lines on paper imagine vast landscapes. This group of work explores dynamics in form through mark making and surface.

Robyn Campbell, Still, 2023, ceramic, 16 × 30 × 3.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Tamworth Regional Gallery
Level 1, 466 Peel Street, Tamworth 2340.
(02) 6767-5247.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Please see the gallery website for public hols.

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.
Admission free.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.
Visit website for full exhibition program.
To May 12, 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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