December 2016 / January 2017 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Sydney art galleries and their December 2016 / Janaury 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.


CBD The Rocks

Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Art After Hours: Wed to 9pm.
To Jan 29, 2017 Art from Milingimbi: taking memories back.
To Feb 5, 2017 Nude: art from the Tate collection.
To Feb 19, 2017 Eko Nugroho: Lot lost. Also, Manifesto.
To April, 2017 Beyond words: calligraphic traditions of Asia.
Until April 2, 2017 Barbara Cleveland: Bodies in Time. Read more…

B.C, Bodies in Time
Barbara Cleveland, Bodies in Time (video still), 2016, single channel HD video
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Viktoria Marinov Bequest Fund 2016
Copyright Barbara Cleveland with choreography by Angela Goh.
Photograph: Zan Wimberley

To May, 2017 Brett Whiteley: naked at Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills. Fri-Sun only.
Dec 22 to Feb 19, 2017 Yes yes yes yes: graphics from the 1960s and 1970s.
Jan 26 to April 23, 2017 ARTEXPRESS 2017.

The Art of Dr. Seuss
presented by Harvey Galleries, QVB
Queen Victoria Building , Level 2, 33-35 / 455 George Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9261-0275.
Mon-Wed 10.00 to 6.00, Thurs 10.00 to 8.00, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Authorised editions from the Seuss Estate.

Crawford Gallery
Level 1, Dymocks Building, 428 George Street, Sydney 2000.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 20 Recent Works by Joel Beerden.
Also, Caroline Duffy small steel sculptures.

Joel Beerden, drift 1#
Joel Beerden, drift 1#, 2015, oil on canvas, 167 x 152cm 

Caroline Duffy, Lambda
Caroline Duffy, Lambda, 2015, steel,  35 x 52 x 27cm

541 Art Space
Level 1/541 Kent Street, Sydney 2000.
02 9267 6858.
Jan 20 to Feb 18 (opening Fri Feb 3, 6-8pm) Icons Of Identity by Fan Dongwang.

Fan Dongwang, Dragon
Fan Dongwang, Dragon, acrylic on canvas, 2015,  142 x 140cm

281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
Dec 8 to 19 (opening Thurs Dec 8, 6-8pm) Makers Matter group show of SCA students and alumni, curated by Kimberley Peel. Also, Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat!? by Kieran Butler, and Rheology – ‘forms that flow’ by Elyse Goldfinch.
Jan 19 to 30, 2017 (opening Thurs Jan 19, 6-8pm) Get amongst it group show.
Gallery closed Dec 20 to Jan 18, 2017.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Limited edition prints, posters and other art related products as well as Ken’s newly released autobiography ‘A life coloured in’, published by Harper Collins, is available for sale in the gallery shop.
Welcome Summer! We are celebrating the arrival of summer in Sydney with a wonderful collection of works focused on Ken’s love of the water-reef canvases depicting the riot of colour found under the water and beach paintings exuding the pulsating heat of a Sydney summer. Completing this exhibition is a new suite of four large Sydney Harbour canvases in the artist’s much loved Postcard style.

Korean Cultural Centre Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To Jan 27, 2017 2016 KAAF Art Prize exhibition of finalists of the 4th Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Art Prize.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
Circular Quay West, 140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 (Wed Lights on Later: to 9.00pm).
To Dec 4 Primavera – enjoy works from eight young Australian artists aged 35 years and under during this annual exhibition.
Also, Louise Hearman – experience the first major museum survey of Australian painter, and Archibald Prize 2016 winner.
To March 5, 2017 Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything. Immerse yourself in illuminated rooms, sculptures and philosophy as you explore the artwork of one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, Tatsuo Miyajima. Read more…

Tatsuo Miyajima, Mega Death
Tatsuo Miyajima, Mega Death, 1999/2016, installation view, ‘Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2016, LED, IC, electric wire, infrared sensor, Domus Collection. © the artist.  Photograph: Alex Davies

From Dec 19 Primavera at 25 celebrates the silver jubilee of the MCA’s annual Primavera exhibition showcasing the work of young Australian artists.
Also, on display MCA Collection.

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988 .
The Museum presents a diverse program of exhibitions and events.

S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW), Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 18 Portia Geach Memorial Award. The annual award exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing diversity in contemporary portrait painting.

Jenny Rodgerson, bound by the big red coat, 2016
Jenny Rodgerson, bound by the big red coat, 2016. Courtesy the artist

Jan 7 to March 26, 2017 Margaret Olley: Painter, Peer, Mentor, Muse. This major exhibition celebrates the influences of Margaret Olley and explores the influences of her teachers, her friends that helped shape her as a painter and finally her legacy to those artists she championed. The exhibition includes works by Margaret Olley alongside those of her mentors Caroline Barker and Jean Bellette, her friends Margaret Cilento, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Moya Dyring, Donald Friend, Jeffrey Smart, David Strachan and Anne Weinholt and the generation of artists whose work she championed including Robert Barnes, Criss Canning, Cressida Campbell, Nicholas Harding and Ben Quilty. Curated by Renee Porter. Supported by the Margaret Olley Art Trust.
Gallery closed Dec 19 to Jan 6, 2017 inclusive.

Margaret Olley, Parrallel Vision 2
Margaret Olley, Portrait in the Mirror, 1948
Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales; Gift of the artist 2001

State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
Free entry.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00.
To Jan 15, 2017 Planting Dreams: exhibitions for the everyday gardener and garden enthusiast – Grand Garden Designs, and Shaping Australian Gardens.

Vermilion Contemporary Chinese Art
5/16 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 2000.
(02) 9241-3323.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 7.00.


Chippendale Central

The Commercial
148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 8096-3292.
Director: Amanda Rowell.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Please visit our website for current exhibition information.

Mitch Cairns, Geranium Pots
Mitch Cairns, Geranium Pots (union), 2016, oil on linen, framed 79 x 64 x 5cm
Courtesy the artist and The Commercial Gallery, Sydney. Photograph: Sofia Freeman/The Commercial

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, closed public hols.
To Dec 17 Jogja Calling – Abdul Abdullah, Leonardiansyah Allenda, Briony Galligan, Arwin Hidayat, Reko Rennie and Uji Handoko Eko Saputro aka Hahan. Read more…

Uji Handoko Eko Saputro aka Hahan, Redcliffe #1, 2012, print on Hahnemuhle Matte paper, 59 x 86cm
Courtesy the artists and 4A Asian Contemporary Art, Sydney

Kensington Contemporary
32 Kensington Street, Chippendale 2008.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 22, 2017 Dysmorphia Playground by Alun Rhys Jones.

Performance Space
Carriageworks Level 3, 245 Wilson Street , Eveleigh 2042.
(02) 8571-9111.
Visit website for more info.

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 10 Kevin McKay and Troy Quinliven.
Dec 14 to 17 Matilda Mitchel.

Troy Quinliven, Rilke
Troy Quinliven, Rilke, 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 23cm

Kevin McKay, Calooma II Bondi Rd
Kevin McKay, Calooma II Bondi Rd, 2016, oil on board, 42 x 59.5cm

81 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale 2008.
(02) 9690-0655.
Director: Michelle Perry.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 7 to 21 (opening Sat Dec 10, 3-5pm) with the artists) Paper – Paul Connor, Helen Geier, Roslyn Kean, Graham Kuo, Sokquon Tran and Tianli Zu.
Jan 18 to 29, 2017 (opening Sat Jan 21, 3-5pm with the artists) Flying – group show, curated by Yusuf Osman.

UTS Gallery
University of Technology Sydney, Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
(02) 9514-1284.
Senior Curator: Tania Creighton.
Mon to Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Gallery closed over the summer period, reopening March 7, 2017 with Surface Tension a solo exhibition by Biljana Jancic.

Verge Gallery
Jane Foss Russell Plaza, (off City Road), Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
To Dec 3 MOP is presenting Modes Of Practice at Verge Gallery featuring previous MOP members in a celebratory group show that looks back over 14 years.
To Dec 11 Verge Gallery is presenting D_O_T in a MOP show at Galerie pompom. D_O_T features the line work of painters from Papunya Tjupi Arts in a large scale painted installation. Read more…
Gallery closed Dec 4 to Feb 2, 2017.

D_O_T, installation view
D_O_T, installation view
Photograph: Docqment

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
An unrivalled collection of 21st-century Chinese contemporary art.
To Feb, 2017 Vile Bodies in which artists from China and Taiwan explore the monsters and mutants of myth, imagination, biotech and psychology. Artists include Zhang Dali, Li Shan, Xia Xiaowan and Luxury Logico.
Gallery closed Dec 19 to Jan 3, 2017 inclusive.


East Sydney

Art Atrium
181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction 2022.
Director: Simon Chan.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 4.00 or by appt.
To Dec 17 (opening Sat Nov 26, 2.30-4.30pm) Summer Sojourn – End of Year Group Exhibition.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 10 Journey of Water by Michaye Boulter.
Dec 13 to Jan 28, 2017 Under the Sun group show.

Michaye Boulter, Melaleuca
Michaye Boulter, ŒMelaleuca, oil on linen, 122 x 152.5cm

Robyn Sweaney, The promise
Robyn Sweaney, The promise, acrylic on linen, 84 x 104cm

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
Office: Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
Gallery: Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) Pop Up Gallery
118 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-0555.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 2.00.
To Dec 10 Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge by Henry Mallard.

Conny Dietzschold Gallery
Sydney | Cologne | Hong Kong
99 Crown Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 9690-0215.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00 or by appt.

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
(02) 9357-2058, 0406-537-933.
Director: Jo Holder.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 10 Ground Up: Warmun Artists’ fundraiser for Gija Language classes at Warmun Community, WA. Speakers: Sat Dec 3, 3pm.
Gallery open by appt Jan, 2017.

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
An artist run organisation for emerging and experimental art practice.
On 2 December from 6-10pm an exhibition will mark the ongoing legacy of Firstdraft in celebration of their 30th year. ‘1986’ will include artists – Akil Ahamat, Penelope Benton + Alexandra Clapham, Linda Brescia, Hannah Bronte, Sarah Goffman, Amala Groom, The Kingpins, Andrew McLellan, Claudia Nicholson, Nat Randall, Sezzo Snot, Simo Soo, Shahmen Suku, Salote Tawale, Kimch Princi. Read more…

OUROBOROS, 2015, curated by Justin Shoulder for Firstdraft Live. Photograph: document photography

Frances Keevil Gallery
Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9327-2475.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 3 to Jan 31, 2017 Mixed Exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 9, 2017.

Stephen Trebilcock, Cornucopian Selection
Stephen Trebilcock, Cornucopian Selection, oil on canvas, 60 x 176cm

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Scott Millington.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tues by appt.
To Dec 10 Louise Tuckwell: Paintings and Tapestries.
Also, Ed Bats.

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Directors: Randi Linnegar and Robert Linnegar (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 3 Everyday World by John Bokor.
Dec 5 to 13 Group Exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 14 to Jan 31, 2017 (stockroom open by appt, call or email gallery).

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 24 (opening Thurs Dec 1, 6-8pm) Capricorn Coast by Joe Furlonger. LS2: Brenda Tye.
Jan 28 to Feb 23, 2017 (opening Thurs Feb 2, 6-8pm) Sean Wadey.

Joe Furlonger, Yeppoon
Joe Furlonger, Yeppoon, 2016, pigment and PVA binder on canvas, 107 x 122cm

Joe Furlonger Gas Tankers Gladstone
Joe Furlonger, Gas Tankers Gladstone, 2016, pigment and PVA binder on canvas, 120 x 202cm

Michael Reid Sydney
44 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay 2011.
(02) 8353-3500.
Director: Michael Reid.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 17 Florilegium by Joseph McGlennon.

National Art School Gallery
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
(02) 9368-1900.
NAVA is the peak body representing and advancing the professional interests of the Australian visual arts, craft and design sector.

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9331-6692.
Dec 3 to 24 Small Wonders group show.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 24, 2017.

Soho Galleries
Cnr Crown and Cathedral streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9326-9066
Fax 9358-2939.
Tues-Sun 12.00 to 6.00. Gallery closed Christmas Day.
Soho Galleries celebrating 20 years exhibiting innovative contemporary art.
Dec 17 to Jan 31, 2017 All The Best Group Exhibition paintings, sculpture and wall relief.

Conchita Carambano, Wild About You
Conchita Carambano, Wild About You, mixed medium on canvas, 183 x 183cm

To Feb, 2017 ArtPark Australia Sculpture at the Wharf, contemporary Australian sculpture exhibition.

Andrew Rogers, Mind Body and Soul
Andrew Rogers, Mind Body and Soul, silicon bronze, unique, 250 x 80 x 60cm

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
Directors: Meredith Birrell, Kaya Clarkson, Amber Hearn, Joanne Makas and Ioulia Terizis.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 11 Figuring / Grounding – STACKS Directors Show.
Dec 15 to 22 Underwater Love ephemeral wall painting by Grant Colquhoun.
Jan 9 to 29, 2017 Performance Month at STACKS. See web and Facebook for more details on the program.
Film screening: Stories about hope documentary by Nadine Koroleva on Wed Jan 25.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 8, 2017.

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 23 A Time of Gifts 2016. Our annual exhibition featuring unique and timeless works of art perfect for the time of giving.
Gallery closed Dec 24, reopens Feb 4, 2017 with …INTRODUCING.

Nicole Taubinger – Christmas Decorations Nicole Taubinger – Christmas Decorations
Nicole Taubinger, Christmas Decorations, 2016, found objects, plastic, 4 x 4cm

TAP Art Gallery
T (02) 9361-0440.
Daily 12.00 to 6.00.
Please see website for information.

Tortoiseshell Gallery
11 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay 2011.
(02) 9331-8481.
Director: Anthony Stokes Hughes.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00, or by appt.

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design, Oxford Street (cnr of Greens Road), Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 10 A&D Annual 2016 the largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work.
Jan 7 to March 25, 2017 EXIT (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) presented in association with Sydney Festival, a multi-channel, immersive film installation about the impact on our planet of climate change and global migration.

Watters Gallery
109 Riley Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 9331-2556.
Tues and Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To Dec 17 WAR – Howard, Mombassa, Macleod, Larter, Salmon, Waller, Searle and others, curated by Geoffrey Legge.
Jan 18 to Feb 4, 2017 Special Group Exhibition.
Gallery closes Dec 17 reopens Jan 17, 2017.

Suite 1.01 Eastern Exchange, 318 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-1590.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To Dec 17 Knights in White Satin – Christopher Firmstone, Pat Macan and Robert Macpherson.


Redfern Surry Hills Green Square

Aboriginal & Pacific Art
2 Danks Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2211.
Director: Gabriella Roy (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Brenda May Gallery
2 Danks Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 24 Final Danks Street Show.
The Gallery will be reopening in a new location as MAY SPACE in 2017.

Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9225-1881.
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan.
The Studio is open to the public Fri-Sun only 10.00 to 4.00.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
To May 14, 2017 Naked the genesis of Whiteley’s figurative works were crystallised in the early sixties when he shifted away from abstractions to the next phase – the nude. Through drawings, paintings and sculptures discover Whiteley’s interpretation of the nude, both sensual and erotic, over many decades. Featuring Wendy Whiteley in various poses in the bath, these intimate works, a celebration of love, are both erotic and sensual in form and subject.
Last weekend open is Dec 16, 17 and 18.
Gallery closed Fri 23, Sat 24, Sun 25, Fri 30, Sat 31 Dec, and Sun 1 Jan, 2017.

The Depot Gallery
2 Danks Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 10 The Poetry of Trees by Ulan Murray;
Ulan Murray, Arafa
Ulan Murray, Arafa (Giant), 200 x 90 x 80cm

Stella Downer Fine Art
2 Danks Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 29 to Dec 17 (opening Sat Dec 3, 3-5pm) Aku Aku: Journey from Central Asia to Easter Island by Rae Bolotin.
We are moving as of Dec 17.
Subscribe to our mailing list via the website, or our email for news and updates on Stella Downer Fine Art and our artists.

799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To Dec 23 Not Good at Human by Polly Borland. Read more…

Polly Borland, Not Good at Human
Polly Borland, Not Good at Human, 2016, archival pigment print
Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Also, Clark’s Myriorama & Other Projects by Tony Clark.

Tony Clark, Sections from Clark’s Myriorama
Tony Clark, Sections from Clark’s Myriorama, 2016, acrylic and ink on paper
Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Jan 26 to Feb 11, 2017, 2017 Group Exhibition an exhibition of works by all Sullivan+Strumpf represented artists.

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, 2016
Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Utopia Art Sydney
2 Danks Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2900.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 3 to 24 The Last Hurrah the last exhibition to be held by Utopia Art Sydney at 2 Danks Street, after 15 years. The Last Hurrah will be a salon hang involving all of the gallery’s artists.
2017 will be an exciting new adventure, stay tuned.


Inner West Marrickville Balmain

AirSpace Projects
10 Junction Street, Marrickville 2204.
Directors: Sally Clarke and Brenda Factor.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 first three weeks each month.
Dec 2 to 17 Gallery 1 + The Cranny: Grey Area: 12 artists including Nuha Saad, Christine Dean and David Sequeira. Gallery 2: Traverse by Gillian Lavery. Deep Space: Tabi-Tabi Po (May I Pass) by Marikit Santiago.
Gallery closed through Jan, reopens Feb 10, 2017.

Annandale Galleries
110 Trafalgar Street, Annandale 2038.
(02) 9552-1699.
Directors: Bill Gregory and Anne Gregory (members of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed Dec 6, reopens mid Feb, 2017.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 (or as listed).
To Dec 5 Stable – Kath Fries, Fiona Kemp, Danica Knezevic and Nuha Saad, curated by Fiona Kemp. ArticulateUpstairs: Whizzing Tinge by Amanda Airs.
Dec 10 to 24 (opening Fri Dec 9, 6-8pm) Articulate Turns Six: What Next? show by artists who have previously shown at Articulate.

Alan Schacher, Suspect
Alan Schacher, Suspect, performance/ installation for MAP Blue Mountains, 22 October 2016
Photograph: © 2016 David Brazil

Jan 7 to 22, 2017 (opening Fri Jan 6, 6-8pm) Displacement, project space #13 by Perrine Lecroix, visiting artist from France. Read more…
ArticulateUpstairs: Fashist (Summer Wardrobe) by Sarah J Newall.

Perrine Lacroix, Via aerea
Perrine Lacroix, Via aerea, 2015

Artsite Gallery
165 Salisbury Road (cnr Probert Street), Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, or by appt.
To Dec 18 Collectorís Choice 2016 – group exhibition.
Gallery closed through Jan, 2017.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 17 Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative Members’ Show 2016: ‘Making Tracks’. Front Galleries and Foyer: Gordon Syron and Danny Eastwood.
Through Jan, 2017 Stockroom exhibition.

Jeffrey Samuels, Emu and Diamonds Nesting Together
Jeffrey Samuels, Emu and Diamonds Nesting Together, mixed media, acrylic paint and ink on archival paper, 75 x 56.5cm

Graham Toomey, Demons Playground
Graham Toomey, Demons Playground, giclee print on metallic paper, face mounted on acrylic, 56 x 76cm

Breathing Colours Gallery
446 Darling Street, Balmain 2041.
(02) 9555-8543.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 29 to Dec 11 (opening Sat Dec 3, 4-7pm) Entwined by Shazia Imran.
Dec 13 to Jan 15, 2017 (opening Thurs Dec 15, 4-7pm) Freedom Seeker: The art and Life of Stephen Wesley Gorton.

Stephen Gorton, David BoydStephen Gorton, Fiona
Stephen Gorton, David Boyd, pastel on paper, 84 x 59.5cm
Stephen Gorton, Fiona, oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm

Jan 17 to 31, 2017 Glass, Ceramic & Object Show a group exhibition.
New Breathing Colours Studio open at 760 Darling Street, Rozelle.
Workshops available in this new creative space dedicated to classes and workshops.
We are currently taking Exhibition Proposals for 2017. Apply now.
Also available at the Gallery: workshops, framing and jewellery repairs.

Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Pidcock Street, Camperdown 2050.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Dec 1 to 11 (opening Thurs Dec 1, 6-8pm) Light and the disappearing line solo exhibition of landscape oil paintings by Ochre Lawson.

The Corner Gallery Stanmore
Cnr Percival and Myrtle streets, Stanmore 2048.
Showing original works on paper.
Visit website for current exhibitions.

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483.
Director: Campbell Robertson-Swann.
Manager: Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 11 to 22 Step up to the Plate – a group show of painted ceramic plates, vases and jugs by 30 artists including Peter Godwin, Ann Thomson, Michael Buzacott, Dan Kyle, Charmaine Pike, Dave Teer, Tim Kyle and invited artists Euan Macleod, Reg Mombassa & James Rogers (courtesy of Watters Gallery), Elisabeth Cummings (courtesy of King Street Gallery on William), Angus Nivison & Glen Barkley (courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney), Stephen Bird (courtesy of Olsen Gallery) and many more.
Gallery closed through Jan, re-opening on Feb 10, 2017

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 4 Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design – Adam Cornish, Adam Goodrum, Alex Gilmour, Ben McCarthy, Bic Tieu, Chris Hardy, Fukutoshi, Gary Galego, Kate Stokes, Marc Harrison, Matt Conway and Zoë MacDonell. This major touring design exhibition from the Australian Design Centre and Workshop goes behind the scenes to uncover the design journey of 12 contemporary Australian designers from inspiration to final resolution.
Gallery closed over the Christmas break, reopens Feb 1, 2017.

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Thurs-Sat 1.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 3 Michelle Le Dain.
Jan 21 to 30 Student Show.
Gallery closed Dec 4 to Jan 25, 2017.

Glass Artists’ Gallery (upstairs) | Gauge Gallery (street level)
68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
/F (02) 9552-1552.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Gauge Gallery:
To Dec 11 Flesh in Light by Matteo Bernasconi.
Jan 10 to 15, 2017 No More Unicorns first Sydney solo exhibition by artist Scruffy Unicorn.
Glass Artists Gallery:
From Jan 17, 2017 Collection on display upstairs, and featured gallery artists on display downstairs.
Galleries closed Dec 25 to Jan 8, 2017.

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
A multiple award winning gallery in Sydney’s Inner West that specialises in contemporary Aboriginal art for modern interiors.
The Gallery is Sydney’s go-to art space for everyone from new buyers to established collectors. With artworks ranging from small affordable works to large investment pieces, our three light-filled floors showcase major exhibitions of Indigenous masters, established artists and exciting new talent.
The unique Collectors’ Gallery is dedicated to museum-quality works from Australia’s leading indigenous artists.
To Dec 30, 10th annual end of Year SALE at Kate Owen Gallery.

Gloria Petyarre, Bush Medicine
Gloria Petyarre, Bush Medicine, 122 x 183cm

Jan 6 to 29, 2017 From the Vault – ‘Director’s Choice’ exhibition displaying some of our finest pieces from the vault of our collectors’ gallery.

Tommy Watson, Kata Tjuta
Tommy Watson, Kata Tjuta, 175 x 200cm

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550-4433
Fax 9550-1996.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.30 (Thurs 10.00 to 7.00).
To Dec 24 Christmas 2016 ceramics, paintings, prints, sculpture and jewellery.
Jan 18 to Feb 15, 2017 Summer Show.
Gallery closed Dec 25 to Jan 18, 2017.

Kwirak Choung, Woodfired Vessel
Kwirak Choung, Woodfired Vessel, 2016, stoneware, fired three times in Anagama kiln, 39 x 49cm

Christine MacKinnon, Crown of Thorns
Christine MacKinnon, Crown of Thorns, 2016, porcelain, 20 x 19 x 19cm

McGlade Gallery at the Australian Catholic University
Mount St. Mary, Gate 3, 25a Barker Road, Strathfield 2135.
(02) 9701-4256.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 6 to 22 Seasons of Birth: 15 contemporary Australian artists work with the Advent story.
Gallery closed through Jan and Feb, 2017.

SCA Galleries
Sydney College of the Arts
Balmain Road (enter opposite Cecily Street), Rozelle 2040.
(02) 9351-1008.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).
On-site parking is available and all SCA galleries are wheelchair accessible.

The Shop Gallery
112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Mon-Wed 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 12 to 14 (opening Mon Dec 12, 6-8pm) Pushin’ up the Daisies by Brad Teodoruk. Supported by Hi-Tech Homes and Flats;

SNO Contemporary Art Projects
Level 1, 175 Marrickville Road, Marrickville 2204.
Fri-Sun 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.


Nth Sydney Northern Beaches

Art Space on The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067.
Dec 7 to 18 (opening Wed Dec 7, 7-9pm) Treasure Forever by Marcelle Mansour;

Artarmon Galleries
479 Pacific Highway, Artarmon 2064.
(02) 9427-0322.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
To Dec 10 Recent paintings by Ursula Laverty.
Gallery closed through Jan, 2017.

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 10 Grace Cossington Smith art award an exhibition of finalists.
Jan 25 to Feb 18, 2017 Endless Answers, One Question works by 28 members of the Sydney group – Open Bite Printmakers, celebrating 25 years of etching, collagraph, woodblock, lithograph, screenprint, lino cut and monoprints.
Gallery closed Dec 11 to Jan 25, 2017.

Harvey Galleries
842 Military Road, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9968-2153.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Select key works from important artists.

Johnny Romeo, Smoke Wood
Johnny Romeo, Smoke Wood, acrylic and oil on canvas, 153 x 153cm
Courtesy the artist and Harvey Galleries Mosman

Harvey Galleries
515 Sydney Road, Seaforth 2092.
(02) 9907-0595, 0408-359-199.
Fax 9907-0657.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Curated monthly exhibitions, see website.

Incinerator Art Space
2 Small Street, Willoughby 2068.
(02) 9777-7814.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Director: Michael Hedger.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Dec 9 to Feb 19, 2017 Ku-ring-gai pH: art + science > project – this collaborative exhibition and residency project explores connections between art and science after a twelve month immersion by the groups within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park NSW. Presented by Eramboo Artist Environment, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Aboriginal Heritage Office and supported by the Australian Government’s Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund and Pittwater Environmental Foundation, this exciting project is curated by Susan Milne and Katherine Roberts;

Seagrass Dreaming: Aquatic Photosynthesis
Lisa Roberts and Prof Bill Gladstone, Seagrass Dreaming: Aquatic Photosynthesis, oil on cotton duck, 215 x 118cm

Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Dec 3 to Jan 29, 2017 Slipstitch: Contemporary Australian Embroidery – Mae Finlayson, David Green, Lucas Grogan, Alice Kettle, Tim Moore, Silke Raetze, Demelza Sherwood, Matt Siwerski, Jane Theau, Sera Waters, Elyse Watkins and Ilke White. Slipstitch is an Ararat Regional Art Gallery and NETS Victoria Touring exhibition.

Mae Finlayson Blanche, Her Heart Sank
Mae Finlayson, Blanche, Her Heart Sank, 2008, mixed media

Also, Paper Visionary: Works on paper by Ruth Faerber from the Mosman Art Collection. Ruth Faerber is an important artist in the history of Australian printmaking and hand-made paper based art forms.

Ruth Faerber, Echo
Ruth Faerber, Echo, 1977, lithograph

Mu Studio Gallery
Headland Park Artist Precinct, 8 Read Place (cnr Best Avenue), Mosman 2088.
(02) 9960-1777.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Through Dec and Jan open by appointment.

Platform 72 Art Gallery
62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
(02) 8003-7247.
Specialising in connecting home owners to the joy of living with art.

65 Berry Street, North Sydney 2060.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

Warringah Creative Space
105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099.
(02) 9942-2522.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Dec 3 to 4 Creative Made: Artisan Market, 9-3pm.
Dec 7 to 18 BRICK IT UP a group show by nine urban artists.
Jan 17 to 29, 2017 Salve by Mirre Van Halen, and The Adventures of Smokey and Stinky paintings and prints by Laurie Mckern.


Paddington Woollahra

Annette Larkin Fine Art
New location
Suite 4, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9332-4614.
Director: Annette Larkin.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Deals in post-war and contemporary art and provides tailored advice in all aspects of purchasing, valuing and collection management.
To Dec 17 Sweet Nature by Liane Rossler – an exhibition of clay works. Read more…
Closing Dec 17, by appt only in Jan until reopening with a group exhibition Jan 24, 2017.

Australian Galleries
Roylston Street
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Dec 7 to 23 Group Exhibition.
Jan 7 to Feb 26, 2017 Group Exhibition.

13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 4, 2017 Red & Yellow.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 17, 2017.

Blender Gallery
16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9380-7080.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Open daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 29, 2017 Summer Exhibition – Modern Art. Major works by Gary Shead, Tim Storrier, John Coburn, Euan Macleod, Donald Friend and Robert Dickerson.

McLean Edwards (1972 –), Cricketers
McLean Edwards (1972–), Cricketers, oil on canvas, 102 x 102cm

Janet Clayton Gallery
406 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8540-5066.
Wed-Fri 10.30 to 4.30, Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 18 A Scoop of Mist by Toshiko Oiyama. Upstairs: This Moment by Lee Hong.
Jan 7 to 29, 2017 Preen by Emily Valentine. Upstairs: Three Women featuring Jane Giblin, Vivienne Haley and Susan Wald.
Gallery closed Dec 19 to Jan 6, 2017.

Kudos Gallery
6 Napier Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9326-0034.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
To Dec 18 Katsura by Alexander McKenzie.
Dec 20 to Feb 5, 2017 Summer Group Exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 10, 2017.

Alexander McKenzie, Lion's Legacy
Alexander McKenzie, Lion’s Legacy, 2016, oil on linen, 153 x 197cm

Adrienne Doig, Swimming With Fishes
Adrienne Doig, Swimming With Fishes, 2016, applique and embroidery on linen, 78 x 46cm

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-4676
Fax 9380-8485.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 16 Peter Boggs.
Dec 17 to 24 Summer Exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 25 to Jan 18, 2017 inclusive.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922
Fax 9327-3944.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 11 Ideography by Stephen Ormandy.
Dec 14 to Jan 29, 2017 New Paintings by Marie Hagerty. Also, Recent Works by Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz.
Olsen: works on paper, small paintings and sculpture at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney NSW 2025. H Daily 11.00 to 5.00. T: (02) 9363-0660.
Dec 10 to Jan 7, 2017 Marisa Purcell.

The Paddington Art Prize 2016
The Paddington Art Prize wishes to congratulate Rodney Pople, the winner of this year’s $25,000 prize, Genevieve Felix Reynolds for the inaugural non-acquisitive Young Artists Prize, the winners of the other categories and all participating artists. Founder and Principal Sponsor, Marlene Antico, and Co-Principal Sponsor, Chris Antico.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1919
Fax 9331-5609.
Director: Roslyn Oxley (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 16 Lead light by David Noonan. Also, Renee So.
Jan 19 to Feb 11, 2017 Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.
Gallery closed Dec 18 to Jan 16, 2017.

Sabbia Gallery
120 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9361-6448.
Directors: Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 13 to 22 Salute XII – group exhibition of new work from Sabbia’s glass and ceramic artists.
Jan 25 to Feb 25, 2017 Review – Masters of Glass Series 2017.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 16, 2017 inclusive.

Saint Cloche
37 MacDonald Street, Paddington 2021.
Director: Kitty Wong.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 6 to 18 Counterpoints by Chris Antico and Serena Horton. Explore Counterpoints, where established Australian visual artist Chris Antico and UK-born, Sydney-based ceramicist Serena Horton present two unique bodies of work that have arrived at a surprisingly similar destination. A galaxy awayfrom the urban embodiments of Anticoís works are the extra terrestrial vessels that have emerged from the furnace of Horton’s imagination.
Dec 20 to Jan 29, 2017 Brasília – delight in the sinuous form and minimalist aesthetic that inspired the construction of the concrete jungle, Brasília. This group show Brasília includes the work of 10 artists that have been inspired by the fluid architectural forms that punctuate the cityscape and the energy and passion that defines Brazilian culture. Expect to be transported to this exotic city which is capital of the vibrant country and the birthplace of Brazilian modernism.

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF)
16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1112.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 10 Vo Trong Nghia Architects: Green Ladder, SCAF Project 31. Also, Collection+: Greg Semu, SCAF Project 33.
Gallery closes mid Dec until Feb, 2017.

Stills Gallery
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 23 White Sheet Series by Stephen Dupont – photographed in front of a simple white sheet Duponts travelling, makeshift studio White Sheet Series presents a great diversity of people, including Saddhus spiritual men in India, tribal members in remote Papua New Guinea, school kids in Cuba, and young women dressed in their best at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Gallery closes Dec 23, and reopens Jan 18, 2017.

Stephen Dupont, Goroka ‘sing-sing
Stephen Dupont, Goroka Sing-Sing #07, PNG, 2011, from the ‘White Sheet’ series, silver gelatin selenium toned print
© Stephen Dupont. Courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney


Eastern Suburbs

Art Moment Gallery
Shop 1, 99 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach 2026.
(02) 9365-4999, 0411-695-089.
Fri and Sun 11.00 to 2.00, or by appt arranged by email or phone.
Accepting artist proposals.

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery
31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi Beach 2026.
(02) 9300-9233.
Director: Adrian Newstead.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Australia’s oldest Indigenous art gallery.


Greater Sydney

Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown 2148.
(02) 9839-6558.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.

Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail
Royal National Park
10.00 to 4.00 – 1st Sun every month.
Open Studios.
The Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail are a collective of over 20 artists who open their studios to the public on the first Sunday of every month. Artists work includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewellry. Studio locations and artists details are available on the Art Trail website.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 15 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award Exhibition. Showcasing the works of the 2016 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award.
Jan 13 to March 26, 2017 Another Day In Paradise by Myuran Sukumaran. Campbelltown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival present the first major exhibition by artist Myuran Sukumaran along with a series of newly commissioned artworks by leading Australian artists – Abdul-Rahman Abdullah,Safdar Ahmed, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Taloi Havini, Khaled Sabsabi and Matthew Sleeth, whose works respond to the death penalty and profile human rights. Read more…

Ben Quilty - Myuran Sukumaran Paintings
Ben Quilty – Myuran Sukumaran Paintings

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
A cultural facility of Liverpool City Council
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula 2170 (access via Shepherd Street, Liverpool).
(02) 9824-1121.
Free entry.
Ample parking available or alight at Casula Train Station.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 9 to Feb 12, 2017 New World Order – Hany Armanious, Simon Denny, Beau Emmett, Eva & Franco Mattes, Soda_Jerk, Jess Johnson, Alexis Mailles & Yujun Ye, Ryan Presley, Zoe M. Robertson, Suzanne Treister and Pope Alice Xorporation. Exposés, conspiracy theories, cybernetic tarot cards, hacked city-scapes, UFO blanket paintings, alternate currencies, illusions, paradoxes and alternate endings, New World Order is an opportunity to think about how we make sense of the world in a post-internet era. Curated by Ella Barclay and Toni Bailey.

The Egg & Dart
Shop 2, 1-3 Raymond Road, Thirroul 2515.
(02) 4268-4885.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
For exhibition details see listing in NSW section.

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700
Fax 8536-5750.
Free admission.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
To Dec 11 Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars – the first major survey exhibition from the seven art centres of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of central Australia showcasing 50 works by 50 artists.
Dec 17 to Feb 5, 2017 Max And Olive: The Photographic Life of Max Dupain & Olive Cotton – the first exhibition to look at the work of these two iconic photographers as they shared their lives and studio.

Olive Cotton Tea cup ballet
Olive Cotton, Tea cup ballet, 1935, gelatine silver photograph
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1983

Also, Silver & Salt – features young contemporary female photographers who are embracing traditional photography techniques and mediums to produce innovative and experimental work.

Ashleigh Garwood, The Gap
Ashleigh Garwood, The Gap, 2014, silver gelatin print

Feb 11 to March 26, 2017 Art Express Hazelhurst’s annual selection of 2016 HSC artworks that show students experimenting across a range of media.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
Building E11A, Eastern Road, North Ryde 2109.
(02) 9850-7437.
Senior Curator: Rhonda Davis.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School
Western Sydney University (Parramatta)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, off Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 4620-3450.
Contact: Monica McMahon.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Parking $8 per day.
To Jan 20, 2017 A Sense of Place: The artist Greg Hansell’s record of history now.

Margot Hardy Gallery
Western Sydney University (Bankstown)
Foyer, Building 23, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Contact: Monica McMahon.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Parking $7 per day.
To Dec 16 Diverse Creativity an exhibition of artworks by students from Bossley Park Public School.
Jan 20 to Feb 14, 2017 It starts with a Dream… annual exhibition featuring artworks by students from Nicolle’s Studio of Art.

Parramatta Artists Studios
Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150.
(02) 9687-6090.
Open during events and by appt.

Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio
Auburn Botanic Gardens, cnr Chisholm and Chiswick streets, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8745-9794, 9735-1222.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 3 to Jan 29, 2017 Garden of Imagination. Gardens provide the seed of inspiration for this exhibition by the Cumberland Artists Network. Artists have responded to the concept of gardens including personal, shared, cultural, local and global experiences of gardens and of the Auburn Botanic Gardens where the gallery is located.

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100.
Free entry.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for exhibitions.

Western Sydney University Art Gallery
(Werrington North)
AD Building, (Werrington North) Penrith Campus, Great Western Highway, Werrington 2747.
(02) 4620-3450.
Contact: Monica McMahon.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Parking $7 per day.
Dec 3 to Feb 17, 2017 The world we live in – Elisha Allison, Daniella Argenta, Liam Brassil, Coby Keys, Daniel Muscat, Kristy Pugliano and Rebecca Stephenson.