April 2018 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 a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Sydney art galleries and their April 2018 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 April 25 ARTEXPRESS 2018.

Maya Jane Williams, Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater Senior Campus, To Forage: Nature’s Jewels, documented forms
© the artist

To April 29 Arcadia: landscape and bodies by Ewa Pachucka.
To June 11, 21st Biennale of Sydney. SUPERPOSITION: equilibrium and engagement.
To June 24 The lady and the unicorn.

c1500, from ‘The lady and the unicorn’ series Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris Photograph: © RMN-GP / M Urtado

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.

Sofitel Sydney
12 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour 2000.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 22 Bald Archy Prize 2018. Contact 0439-672-213.
Then on to Deniliquin, Leura, Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Corowa and Temora.

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
March 29 to April 9 (opening Thurs March 29, 6-8pm) Histories by Daniel Emmerig, and Amplification by Carolyn Menzies.
Also, Awareness of Between-ness: Reproducing the Remarkable Trees of France and Australia by Miho Watanabe and Louse-Fowler Smith, and Euclidean Form by Ingrid Siliakus, Gloria McGrath, Eun Ju Cho and Nicholas Jones, curated by Pearl de Waal and Mahsa Foroughi.
April 12 to 23 (opening Thurs April 12, 6-8pm) Womanhours by Tyler Payne, and Mediated Space by Ebony Secombe.
Also, Place/Displaced by Annelies Jahn and Jo Meisner, and Ever Renewing-Delight by Deborah White.
April 26 to May 7 (opening Thurs April 26, 6-8pm) Engram by Maddy Anderson and Darcy Smith, New Paintings by Hilton Owen, and PERCEPTION by Sean Peters.
Also, Locale curated by Kimberley Peel, Jenny Du and Pearl de Waal.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Through April work on exhibition includes a series of new garden paintings from Ken Dones home on Sydney’s Chinamans Beach and some recent reef paintings. Complimenting these are some quintessential Sydney drawings and small canvases of Chinamans Beach alongside pen and ink sketches to complete the show. Limited edition prints, posters and other art related products are available for sale in the gallery shop including the artist’s latest publication ‘Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven’t seen’.

Ken Done, Soft morning, 2017, oil on linen, 102 x 137cm

Ken Done, October reef, 2017, oil on linen, 81.5 x 102cm

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Free entry.
Mon-Tues 10.00 to 5.00, Wed 10.00 to 9.00pm, Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 11, 21st Biennale of Sydney: SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement.
Now showing MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday.

Nicole Foreshew, ngayirr (sacred), 2015-2017, minerals, salt, wood. Photograph: Jacquie Manning

Emily Floyd, It’s Time (Again), 2008, installation view Artist Room: Emily Floyd, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2018. Photograph: Anna Kucera

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988 .
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
The Museum presents a diverse program of exhibitions and events.

The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
The Maiden Theatre, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 2000. T (02) 9231-8111.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 21 to May 6 Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition – exposes rarely seen, scientifically accurate drawings that accompany the published taxonomic description of the plant. Taxonomic illustrations are highly detailed black and white drawings primarily undertaken in pen and ink, pencil or digitally rendered. Touring The Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan and The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mt Tomah.
Visit website for further details.

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 May 6 Trust Our Women: Women artists at the S.H. Ervin Gallery ñ an exhibition of works by women artists from its collection to mark this important milestone. Featuring modernist women printmakers such as Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Ethleen Palmer, Vera Blackburn, Gladys Gibbons, Ailsa Lee Brown, Jessie Mackintosh, Eileen Mayo, Adelaide Perry and Ethel Spowers, and painters such as Ethel Carrick Fox, Clarice Beckett, Jessie Scarvell, Portia Geach and others.

Sydney Sculpture Conference – Sculpture: a universal language
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000.
Mon Nov 5, talks and panel discussions by leading international and local sculptors, educators, curators and collectors.
Visit the website for information about the program and ticketing.

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.
To April 7 The Michelin Star by Oscar Perry. Read more…

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun from 11.00.

Goodspace Gallery
115 Regent Street, Chippendale 2008.
April 18 (opening 6pm) Anon group exhibition – Shannon McCulloch, Kim Hyunji, Abdul Abdullah, India Mark, Ryan Boserio, Sally Bourke, Iain Dean, Loribelle Spiroviski, Richard Healy, Neva Hosking, Nicholas Plowman and Andy Quilty.

Loribelle Spirovski, Vers la flamme, 2016, oil on canvas, 120 x 90cm

Performance Space
Carriageworks, Level 2,
245 Wilson Street , Eveleigh 2042.
(02) 8571-9111.
Presenting a program for experimental art practice.
Visit website for more info.

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
April 11 to 21 Sarah Tritz, Maxime Thieffine, Eric Stephany and Claire-Jeanne Jezequel.
April 25 to May 5 Douglas Purnrell.

UTS Gallery
University of Technology Sydney,
Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
(02) 9514-1652.
Senior Curator: Tania Creighton.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 20 Soft Topologies by Kate Scardifield. Read more…

Kate Scardifield, Soft Topology (detail), 2018, adaptable sculpture in one variation, Chevron pleated spinnaker cloth, eyelets, 120 x 148cm (full expansion). Photograph: Robin Hearfield. Courtesy the artist, ALASKA Projects, Sydney, and UTS Gallery

Verge Gallery
Jane Foss Russell Plaza, (off City Road),
Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 12 to May 19 (opening Thurs April 12, 6-8pm) Gallery 1: grappling on the precipice of the squirt and the stream by Kieran Bryant.
Gallery 2: Do not think of me as gone by Jodie Whalen.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station),
Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Through April The Sleeper Awakes, in which contemporary artists explore the relationship between the individual and the state and the influence of the Maoist past on today’s China. Featuring works by Sun Xun, Xu Bing, Feng Mengbo, Wang Ningde and Liu Xiaodong.

East Sydney

APY Gallery
APY Art Centre Collective
45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 14 Malatja tjutangku ara irititja kunpungku kanyini – Old Knowledge, Young Blood – painting, sculpture and traditional wood craft from across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.
April 19 to May 12 A Cowboy Story paintings by Jimmy Pompey, presented by APY Gallery and Iwantja Arts. Read more…

51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.30, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
April 18 to 29 (opening Wed April 18, 6.30-8.30pm) Merry-Andrew the Limner: Into Space by Stephen Hall.

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 April 21 The Welcome Stranger by Dean Bowen.
Also, Regatta by John Baird.

John Baird, Yellow buoy, acrylic on linen, 150 x 150cm

April 26 to May 19 Indochine by Samantha Everton.
Also, Janet Beckhouse.

Samantha Everton, Untitled 2 – Indochine, pigment ink on cotton rag (ed. of 8), 90 x 110cm 

Janet Beckhouse, Fly Away, stoneware, glaze, lustre, acrylic, 80 x 35 x 33.5cm

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Australian Centre for Photography
Project Space Gallery
72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-0555.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
April 6 to May 26 A Portrait is a Puzzle by Cherine Fahd. Read more…

Cherine Fahd, You look like a … Matthew, 2016

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.
April 20 to May 26 (opening with the artists Friday April 20, 6pm) Karrang Kunred/Mother Land by Susan Marawarr, Jennifer Wurrkidj and Deborah Wurrkidj.

Jennifer Wurrkidj, Living Underground, 2017, silkscreen on textile

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205,
20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Sat, 12.00 to 6.00.
From April 6, 1984 by Julian Dashper.

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
An artist run organisation for emerging and experimental art practice.
Visit website for exhibition program.

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.
Sun April 8, 11-12pm Water Cooler Games by Andrew Baines – a staged photoshoot event at Festival 2018, the arts and cultural program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on at Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach Beach, Queensland.

Andrew Baines, Waiting for my boat to come in, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 46cm

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Scott Millington.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tue by appt.
To April 14 Michael Taylor.
April 18 to May 12 War Then And Now by Denise Green.

Denise Green, Recovered, 2018, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 122 x 170cm

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 21 Same same… by Robert Hirschmann.
April 24 to May 19 Luxation by Adriane Strampp.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 11 Kevin Lincoln.
April 13 to May 9 Dick Watkins.

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

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
T (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.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
April 14 to May 9 Peter Blayney, Elwyn Lynn, Clement Meadmore and Oliffe Richmond.

Clement Meadmore, Uprising, 1995, bronze, 54 x 20 x 15cm

Clement Meadmore, However, 1998, bronze, 23 x 28 x 20cm

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
Directors: Grant Cowan, Chloe Gunn, Zachary Harold, Annelies Jahn and Joanne Makas.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 8 Zombie Painting – Dr Mark Shorter, Dr Sean Lowry, Dr Mark Titmarsh, Dr Andre Brodyk and Dr Tom Loveday. Painting is dead – but from its corpse new life can be made: Zombie Painting.
April 12 to 29 (opening Wed April 11, 6-8pm) Also Known As by Adrian Hobbs – in art a discreet form tends to become the multiple through a homogenising repetition that doesn’t see it vary. But what if, in each instance, that form was seen for how it might differ, how it might vary enough to be again something new?

STACKS Projects gallery

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.
April 4 to 28 Super positions in NZ contemporary jewellery; a handshake to the 21st Sydney Biennale – Handshake Project.
May 2 to 19 Pretty Ugly Butterfly by David Porteus. Part of Headon Photo Festival.

Nadene Carr, Bud Vase Series, 2017, copper, enamel and grandmother. Photograph: Caryline Boreham

Jennifer Laracy, Bucket, Rope 1, Rope 2, Steps, Bucket 2, Charms, 2018, sterling silver

TAP Art Gallery
Daily 12.00 to 6.00.
Please see website for exhibition details.

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design,
Oxford Street (cnr of Greens Road), Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 7 In Your Dreams: Contemporary International Photography. Presented in partnership with the Australian Centre for Photography in association with Sydney Festival.
To April 14 A&D Postgrad Projects: Rachel Honnery, Mollie Rice & Bronwen Williams.

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 April 7 Richard Larter: Paintings prints collage – over 50 years at Watters Gallery.
April 10 to 28 Bryan King: Paintings with Alan Holley (cello) book launch and concert on Sat April 14, 5.30pm.
Also, Patricia Moylan: Miles Away – paintings on Perspex, and Neil Evans: Sense of Place.

Yellow House, 57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point 2011.
0418-634-712 .
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To April 11 The Blue Room by Peter Adsett.

Redfern Surry Hills Green Square

Aboriginal & Pacific Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2211.
Director: Gabriella Roy (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 7 to 28 Ngayuku: Belonging.
Presented in association with Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papunya, Northern Territory.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2011.
(02) 9697-6000.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.

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 10.00 to 4.00.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

138 Little Eveleigh Street, Redfern 2061.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
April 11 to 22 (opening Wed April 11, 5.30pm) DEAD Life by Dino Consalvo. Meet the artist: Mon April 16, 6-8pm. Contact: 0434-886-450.

Flinders Street Gallery
61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9380-5663.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.

409b George Street , Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 14 Straight Outta Canberra, curated by Alexander Boynes.
From April 18 Peter Tilley, Helen Mueller and Tania Smith.

Tania Smith, Untitled (walking), 2017, video 7:12mins

Michael Reid Sydney
Standard House,
105 Kippax Street (enter from Waterloo Street), Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 8353-3500.
Directors: Michael Reid, Toby Meagher and Will Sturrock.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 4 to 28 Polixeni Papapetrou.

ReFlex Auction
Theodore Bruce Auctions
6 Ralph Street, Alexandria 2015.
(02) 8212 4100.
Sat April 7, 7pm ReFlex Auction: Fundraiser art auction for Alexi ‘Flex’ Keywan – an art auction is being held in support of printmaker, tattooer, painter and draughtsman, Alexi ‘Flex’ Keywan. Alexi suffered surgical complications from an ongoing and debilitating traumatic medical ordeal which has left her unable to function as an Artist. We aim to come together as members of the art community to alleviate some of the related financial stress. Artists include – Orest Keywan, Ben Ali-Ong, Sue Anderson, Suzanne Archer, Karla Dickens, David Fairbairn, Kit Hiller, Nicole Kelly, Euan Macleod, Dale Miles, Ron Robertson-Swann, Mirra Whale, Deborah Williams and Christine Wrest-Smith and others.
Works on view: Fri April 6, 9-5pm, Sat April 7, 5.30-7pm.
Bidding: in person, live online and absentee.

Karla Dickens, Ballbreaker 1, acrylic collage on vintage paper, 43 x 28cm

Orest Keywan, Drift, 2007, stainless steel, 14 x 15 x 5cm

Sue Anderson, Plains Birds, lithograph, 40 x 57cm

Soho Waterloo
Waterloo Design Centre,
105/197 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9326-9066
Fax 9358-2939.
Daily trading, closed public holidays.
April 1 to 30 Soho Mezzanine: Australian Landscape Paintings by Neville Pilven, and selected group sculpture.
Soho Showroom: Contemporary Group Paintings and Sculpture.
Also, ArtPark Australia Sculpture exhibitions calendar 2018 – visit

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 17 to May 19 (opening Sat April 21, 3-5pm) Janet Dawson.

Janet Dawson, Shadow no. 21974, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 91 x 121cm

799 Elizabeth Street , Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
April 7 to 28 (opening Sat April 7, 3-5pm) My Body Pressed by Judy Millar.
Also, Grant Stevens.

Utopia Art Sydney
72 Henderson Rd, Alexandria 2015.
(02) 9699-2900.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
April 7 to 28 (opening Sat April 7, 3-5pm) Pictures of Time Beneath by John R Walker a solo exhibition presenting a selection of gouache works on paper, created during Walker’s field exploration of the ancient landscape north of Adelaide. But the star of the show will be two large-scale triptychs that continue to develop these themes. Coinciding with this solo exhibition John R Walker is also exhibiting in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds, at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

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.
April 6 to 21 Details from the world – between Heaven and Earth Part 3 by Catherine Rogers.
Edge 2018 by Craig Keeler-Milne.
The Fates by Helen Amanatiadis.
Also, Lorna Grear: recent works, and AIRSEUM: Human/Nature, curated by Catherine Polcz.

Catherine Rogers, Old Styx Road, inkjet prints cotton rag

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.
To April 14 Triumphs and Laments’ and ‘Lulu by William Kentridge.
April 18 to May 12 Distinct – emerging and unrepresented artists.

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 11 to 28 (opening Wed April 11, 6-8pm) #allthefeels – Lionel Bawden, Liam Benson, Criena Court, Noula Diamantopoulos, Stevie Fieldsend, Hyun-Hee Lee, Brooke Leigh, Sylvia Schwenk and Jodie Whalen.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 (or as listed).
April 6 to 15 (opening Fri April 6, 6-8pm) Degrees of Refinement – Linden Braye, Rachel Buckridge, Lesley Giovanelli, Anne Graham and Eva Simmons.
April 20 to May 6 (opening event and days open TBC) Common Fate by Sonja Karl and Liz O’Reilly – a ‘space project’ exploration of objects left behind after death. See blog for details.

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
What’s On

Bein’ Narly 2018 – 2nd Biennial
Through April Bein’Narly – an arts festival featuring some of Australia’s artists at venues across the Inner West – Erskineville, Newtown, Enmore and Dulwich Hill. Visit the website for details.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 11 to May 13 (opening Wed April 11, 6pm) Black Fellas Dreaming – Mens Exhibition. Boomalli’s Mens exhibition provides our Men ties to their dreaming and culture. It’s through their families and kinship that Blackfellas come to know ourselves and our home – Where and how we as Blackfellas belong to the Dreaming. It is about empowering our Men. Curated by Kevin May.

Kevin May, We Are One, acrylic on canvas, 81.6 x 55.5cm

Breathing Colours Gallery
446 Darling Street, Balmain 2041.
(02) 9555-8543.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
We are currently taking Exhibition Proposals for 2018 and 2019. Apply now.
Also available at the Gallery: framing and jewellery repairs.

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483. and
Director: Campbell Robertson-Swann.
Manager: Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Waterways painting, ceramics and works on paper by Ann Thomson.
April 18 to May 18 Tim Allen painting and works on paper.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, gallery closed over Easter long weekend.
To April 29 Dr Rosenberg’s Wunderkammer – a Dada-esque cabinet of curiosities including over 400 violin artefacts, iconography and improbable instruments, telling stories that are musically perverse, historically twisted and culturally critical. Sourced from Australia’s most unusual museum, The Rosenberg Museum, brainchild of composer and violinist Jon Rose.
Free performances and talks: Sundays at 2pm (excluding Easter).

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Thurs-Sat 1.00 to 6.00.
March 28 to 7 Group drawing show.
April 11 to 21 Handel, Bodey and Kennedy.

Glass Artists’ Gallery (upstairs)
Gauge Gallery (street level)
68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
T/F (02) 9552-1552.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Kate Owen Gallery is a multiple award-winning gallery specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art. Artworks range from small affordable works to large investment pieces. Three light-filled floors showcase major exhibitions of Indigenous masters, established artists and new talent. The ground breaking Collectors’ Gallery is dedicated to museum-quality works from Australia’s leading Indigenous artists. Kate Owen Gallery is a member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
To April 23 Emily Kame Kngwarreye – Earth’s Creation in co-operation with DACOU gallery, this exhibition includes major previously un-exhibited works by Barbara Weir, Gloria Petyarre, Freddy Purla, Charmaine Pwerle and others from Emily’s extended family. View works

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).
April 6 to May 2 Clay Inspiration – a celebration of contemporary ceramics featuring innovative Australian artists.

McGlade Gallery at the Australian Catholic University
Mount St. Mary,
Gate 3, 25a Barker Road, Strathfield 2135.
(02) 9701-4256.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibition periods.

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-Sun 11.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).
March 31 to April 29 (opening Thurs March 30, 6-8pm) Centripetal Force – Four Dimensions of Chinese Contemporary Art.

Nth Sydney Northern Beaches

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.
April 5 to 14 Of Land, Sea and Sky – artworks in paint, paper and ceramics inspired by the natural environment and reflecting the diversity of creative expression of artists at Unisson Disability.
April 19 to May 26 An Empire of Things – a response to the theme of still life from artists: Tom Carment, Vivian Cooper Smith, Phil Drummond, Sarah Goffman, Harley Ives, Margaret Preston, Jude Rae and Robyn Stacey. Including works from collections by Tony Albert, Nigel Milsom, Ken & Julia Yonetani, Margaret Preston and Margaret Olley.

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.
April 12 to 22 River of Dreams by Bertie Blackman.

Bertie Blackman, Midsummer Canoodle, oil on linen, 90 x 120cm

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.

Headland Park Artist Precinct and Sculpture Park
Read Place, Headland Park at Georges Heights
entrance off Middle Head Road (opposite Cobittee Street), Mosman 2088.
In beautiful Headland Park 20+ artists working and selling from their studios, three art schools, art restoration and Frenchy’s Cafe.

Incinerator Art Space
2 Small Street, Willoughby 2068.—culture
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
April 18 to May 6 (opening Sat April 21, 2-4pm) Compeung Thailand by Gary Shinfield.
Artist talk: Sat April 28, 2-4pm.

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.
April 6 to May 20 Shoufay Derz: In Memory of Water – from her Australia Council career development grant travels, Northern Beaches-based, multi-disciplinary artist Shoufay Derz has built on her significant body of work focused on landscape, poetry and the ‘unknown’. From the Badlands of the USA to the Chalk Cliffs of Rügen Germany, she has explored monumental eroded landscapes to generate what she calls ‘luminous voids’ a visual poetry of the unknown. By reflecting upon on the ongoing presence of the past in the now, this new work asks us to contemplate intimacies of the unknown and the ruptures between our experience and knowledge of the world. Read more…

Shoufay Derz, Via negative, 2018, pigment print on cotton paper

April 6 to May 20 Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man – traditional ceramic styles imbued with meaty metaphor burst the seams of this solo exhibition by Gerry Wedd, showcasing the breadth of this iconic artist’s career. Willow pattern ceramics submerged in political jibes, classic urns decorated with lyrical portraits, garniture figurines poised in confrontational narratives, Wedd’s work is a day at the beach – with a smash of homebaked reality pie in your face. This JamFactory Icon 2016 touring exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Gerry Wedd, ‘Midget’ jar, 2016, coil built, terracotta, coloured slip decoration, 1120ºC, 42 x 27cm. Photograph: Andrew Cowen

April 6 to Oct 14 Frank Hurley: Photographer and Gardener – this exhibition casts new light on Frank Hurley’s early professional life (1906-1911) in Sydney and then his later life (1948-1962) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches when he produced photographs and books on Sydney, Sydney Harbour, the Northern Beaches and Australian native plants which were his lifelong passion. Images are drawn from the National Library of Australia, private collections and the family archive. This exhibition is funded through the Theo Batten Bequest and is part of the Head On Photo Festival. Guest curated by Gael Newton and Paul Costigan.

Frank Hurley, Manly Surf Life Saving Club, 1950s

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To April 15 2018 Mosman Youth Art Prize – one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards for young people aged 12-21. The Mosman Youth Art Prize was established in 1988 by artist Ken Done AM and this year the exhibition celebrates its 30th year with over $14,000 in prizes awarded to some of the best emerging talents in Australia.
April 21 to July 1 Australian Exotica is a touring exhibition from the Monash Gallery of Art. It draws on the MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photography and showcases a range of work that engages with the theme of the exotic antipodes. Ever since the 15th century, when European cartographers began including the contour of Terra Australis Incognita (the unknown land of the south) in their speculative maps of the globe, the continent of Australia has been thought of as an exotic place. For many of the artists in this exhibition, this European vision is something that needs to be subverted and critiqued. For others, the idea of living in an eccentric environment, with surreal undertows, continues to inform a distinctively Australian sense of place.

Christian Bumbarra Thompson, I’m not going anywhere without you, 2009, from the series ‘Lost together’, chromogenic print, 100 x 99.3cm. Courtesy the artist, Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection, and Mosman Art Gallery

Mu Studio Gallery
Headland Park Artist Precinct,
8 Read Place
(cnr Middle Head Road & Best Avenue), Mosman 2088.
(02) 9960-1777.
Open by appointment during April.

Platform 72 Art Gallery
62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
(02) 8003-7247.
Fri-Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Specialising in connecting home owners to the joy of living with art.

657 Pacific Highway, St Leonards 2065.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 4.30.

Paddington Woollahra

Annette Larkin Fine Art
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 April 14 Other World’s – A Celebration of International Women’s Day – includes pieces by Angela Brennan, Narelle Jubelin, Linda Marrinon, Susan Norrie, Vivienne Shark LeWitt and Jenny Watson.
April 18 to May 26 Thinking about The Field.

Antique Decorative Art | Photography Exhibition Space
94 William Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8964-9111, 0401-766-009.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 19 Fusion by Clare McShanag.

Art Atrium
181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction 2022.
Director: Simon Chan.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
April 1 to 28 Art Atrium in association with Live in Art, 515 Crown Street Surry Hills: Transcendence – a celebration of cross cultural expression in art with renowned Chinese-Australian artists and Australian artists with Chinese influence in their work.
April 11 to 28 (opening Thurs April 12, 6-8pm with the Artist) Hacking River Exhibition by Tony Costa. To be launched by Jeremy Eccles.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 8 Tidal by Peter Stevens.
Also, Japanese prints & picture books – Gallery East at Australian Galleries.
April 17 to May 6 Terra Australis by Angus Fisher, and Paintings and etchings by Bruce Latimer.

13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
April 9 to 23 Fragments, tears and lace by Sharon Peoples.

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

Cement Fondu
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 25 Suburbia – the inaugural exhibition of new art space Cement Fondu. Artists: Kenny Pittock, Tangentyere Artists with Nerine Tilmouth, Louise Daniels and Elizabeth Nampitjinpa, Chris Dolman, Paul Yore, Caroline Garcia, Amber Koroluk-Stephenson, Shahmen Suku, Tina Havelock Stevens, Garry Trinh, Biljana Jancic, Sweatshop, Rosie Deacon, Studio A, Daata Editions with Ed Fornieles and Amalia Ulman, plus more. Read more…

Paul Yore, Art Is Nature, 2016, mixed media appliqué, beads, sequins, buttons 112 x 104cm (irreg)

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
12 Mary Place, Paddington 2021.
0414 508 305.
To April 8 Past Modern Madonna by Paul Hopmeier.
April 15 to May 6 Messums Wiltshire at Mary Place: Laurence Edwards sculpture. Read more….

Laurence Edwards, Crouching Man 3, bronze, edition 5 of 8, 86 x 75 x 49cm

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Open daily.
Through April, Tim Storrier, Donald Friend, Robert Dickerson, Ray Crooke, John Coburn, James Gleeson, Garry Shead, Gria Shead, Euan MacLeod, Brett Whiteley, Ross Harvey, Marco Luccio, Margaret Woodward, David Hart, Sally Paxton, Sally West and many others.

Tim Storrier, Poets Drift, oil on board, 50 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Fox Jensen Gallery
Cnr Hampden Street & Cecil Lane 23a Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8084-4298.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.

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.
April 4 to 29 The Reserve oil paintings and drawings by Remnim Tayco.

Remnim Tayco, Billie, oil on canvas, 78 x 63cm

Upstairs: Re-Emergence: limited edition silk prints of major paintings by Beijing’s leading Gong Bi artist Jin Sha.

Jin Sha, Conversation with Fra Filippo Lippi, 2018, digital print on paper, 80 x 56cm

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
April 5 to 29 Environment, Colour, Tone by Peter Cooley.
Also, New Works by Michael Cusack.

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.
April 20 to May 3 Rick Everingham.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 15 Matthew Johnson, and Julian Meagher.
April 18 to May 6 Claudia Damichi.
May 9 to 27 Andrew Taylor.
Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922. Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1919.
Director: Roslyn Oxley (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To April 7 SMASH IT by Brook Andrew.
April 12 to May 5 Bill Culbert.

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.
April 18 to May 21 Main Gallery: Urban Storytelling new works by glass artist Alexandra Chambers.
Gallery Two: Clay Bosses – ceramic works from the Tarnanthi JamFactory Men’s Workshop.

Saint Cloche
37 MacDonald Street, Paddington 2021.
Director: Kitty Wong.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Mon-Tues by appt.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Thienny Lee Gallery
176 New South Head Road
(opp Edgecliff Train Station), Edgecliff 2027.
(02) 8057-1769 .
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 5 to 24 Embodied Landscapes by Howard Tweedie.
April 26 to May 15 Broken Open by Evelyna Helmer.

Howard Tweedie, Wandsworth 5 with Bridge, pastel on paper, 36 x 46cm

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
March 29 to April 19 Painted Black – collectable artists.

Eastern Suburbs

Club Bondi Junction RSL
Level 1, 1-9 Gray Street, Bondi Junction 2022.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00 (except public hols).
April 19 to 27 The Gallipoli Art Prize 2018.
Winner Announcement: Wed April 18, midday.

Greater Sydney

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

Brenda Colahan Fine Art
78B Charles Street, Putney 2112.
(02) 9808-2118.
Mon-Sat 9.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Into Abstraction III – exploring the diversity of abstraction and its affiliations from the 1960s to the present. In collaboration with Macquarie University Art Gallery.

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. Details available on the website.
Sat-Sun May 5 and 6, 10am to 6pm (opening with the artists Sat May 5, 2pm) The Big Little Show travel sketches by Jan Rae and Jean Weiner at 52 Brighton Street, Bundeena. Contact and

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 14 to June 3 (opening Fri April 13, 6.30pm) Sheer Fantasy – suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical and how it plays within our collective conscious. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies. Artists include – Mark Shorter, Polly Borland, Archie Moore, Michael Parekowhai, Raquel Caballero, Pat Larter, Terri Bowden, Javier Lara-Gomez, Kim Novak, The UFO & Paranormal Research Society of Australia, Esme Timbery, William Wegman and 1000 BC. Curated by Western Sydney artist David Capra.

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-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 4.30, closed public hols.
To April 29 Southline And Other Metaphors by Tony Priddle.
To May 6 The Archibald Prize.

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 April 15 ARTEXPRESS – showcasing a selection of Higher School Certificate artworks with students experimenting across a range of media.

Mia Yoneda, Willoughby Girls High School, Yayoi’s Children, drawing

April 21 to June 11 Vanishing Point – five artists explore the island as a concept where opposing ideas meet. Artists featured: Consuelo Cavaniglia, Ellen Dahl, Yvette Hamilton, Taloi Havini and Salote Tawale.

Consuelo Cavaniglia, Untitled, 2016, airbrushed pigment ink on archival paper

Hurstville Museum and Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
(02) 9330-6444.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.

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.
To May 10 Into Abstraction III – exploring the diversity of abstraction and its affiliations from the 1960s to the present. In collaboration with Brenda Colahan Fine Art.

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School
Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building,
Parramatta Campus, cnr of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road,
Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Parking $9 per day.
April 26 to July 27 Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders ñ an exhibition exploring the stories of a selection of NSW women who were leaders and trailblazers in the public work sector. Curated and produced by State Archives and Records NSW, presented by Whitlam Institute.

Margot Hardy Gallery
Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus,
Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Parking $7 per day.
April 9 to June 1 Power of the Lens – an exhibition featuring the 6th annual NRMA Kennedy Awards for outstanding news, portraits and sports photography.

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.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 29 Twist by Ghassan Saaid – a quirky, twisted, upside down world that engages visitors with a new viewpoint of the everyday.
Also, State Of Emotion ñ Norta Balchin and Mohammed Alanezi present a joint exhibition exploring the breadth of human emotion within a particular time and place.

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
(Penrith, Werrington North Campus)
AD Building, Penrith (Werrington North)
Campus, Great Western Highway, Werrington 2747.
(02) 4620-3450.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Parking $7 per day.
To June 15 Drawn from Nature an exhibition featuring the photography of Geoffrey Scott and paintings by Diana Bell.

Western Sydney University Sculpture Award & Exhibition 2018
Campbelltown Campus
Narellan Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4620-3450.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Parking $7 per day.
May 4 to June 3 Outdoor sculpture exhibition to be held in the grounds of Western Sydney University’s Campbelltown campus.