Sydney art galleries and their DECEMBER 2023 / JANUARY 2024 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.

CBD, The Rocks

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 2024 brick vase clay cup jug – a space between gallery storage and gallery display where magical associations are conjured. Guest curated by Glenn Barkley.

Kirsten Coelho, The crossing, 2019. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Vicki Grima Ceramics Fund 2020. © Kirsten Coelho, image © Art Gallery of New South Wales. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales

To Jan 21, 2024 Hoda Afshar: A curve is a broken line – the first major solo exhibition by one of Australia’s most innovative and unflinching photo-media artists. Through her photographs and moving image works, Iranian-born, Melbourne-based Hoda Afshar examines the politics of image-making. Deeply researched yet emotionally sensitive, her work can be seen as a form of activism as much as an artistic inquiry.

Hoda Afshar, Untitled #88, from the series ‘Speak the Wind’, 2015–22. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales

To March 10, 2024 Kandinsky –showcasing the life and work of one of the most influential and best-loved European modernists. This comprehensive exhibition, curated with the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, draws from the Guggenheim’s rich holdings to reveal Kandinsky’s work in depth.
To April 28, 2024 Louise Bourgeois: Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day? Experience the strange beauty and emotional power of Louise Bourgeois’ art, in the largest exhibition of her work ever seen in Australia.

Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider, 2003. Collection The Easton Foundation, New York. © The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS/Copyright Agency 2023. Photograph: Ron Amstutz. Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales

China Cultural Centre in Sydney
Level 1, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8228-3050.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 1.00 and 2.00 to 5.00. Opening times vary depending on events, classes and public hols; please stay informed via our social media and website.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Some of Ken Done’s most familiar subjects can be found in this new and vibrant collection of paintings. The artist’s ongoing passion for the underwater world is reflected in several new canvases, both large and small, and in a number of works on paper. Done embraces his signature bold colours and quintessential style in this captivating body of work.
The artist’s publication Ken Done: Art Design Life, a comprehensive and extensively illustrated monograph on Done’s art and design, celebrating the man, his life’s work and his legacy, is available both as a stand alone book and as a limited edition, including a small print and encased in a yellow Perspex sleeve. Limited edition prints, posters and other art-related products, including four mini books published by Thames & Hudson, themed on the reef, the beach, Sydney and the outback are available for sale in the gallery shop.

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
Dec 1 to Jan 25, 2024:
In its 10th year of the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Arts Prize 2023, KCC presents the national finalists exhibition.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Facebook: @mca.australiaAustralia
Instagram: @mca_australia
Twitter: @MCA_Australia
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 9.00. Closed Mon.
To Feb 4, 2024 Primavera 2023: Young Australian Artists – the MCA Australia’s annual exhibition for artists aged 35 years and under, presents work by six early-career artists that challenge society’s prescribed structures to deliver compelling alternatives to the status quo. Guest curated by Sydney-based artist and curator Talia Smith, Primavera 2023 features artists Tiyan Baker (NSW), Christopher Bassi (QLD), Moorina Bonini (VIC), Nikki Lam (VIC), Sarah Poulgrain (QLD), and Truc Truong (SA), who investigate themes of protest, reimagining, and perseverance.

Tiyan Baker, Personal computer: ramin ntaangan (detail), 2022–23, installation view, Primavera 2023: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2023, computer parts, computer monitors, screensaver video, bamboo, wood, palm and coconut leaf, plastic twine, heirloom machete, sunflower seeds, LED lighting, foam, spray paint, lucky bamboo. © the artist. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

To Feb 4, 2024 Tarek Atoui: Waters’ Witness – Tarek Atoui is a Lebanese artist and composer whose practice investigates the medium of sound. Known for his collaborative performances and installations using handcrafted musical instruments, Atoui creates works that encourage us to listen in new ways. Waters’ Witness is the first exhibition of the Paris-based artist’s work in Australia. Curated by Anna Davis.

Tarek Atoui, Waters’ Witness (detail), 2023, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2023, custom-built musical instruments, resonant sculptural objects and natural materials with live sounds and recordings. © the artist. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

To March 10, 2024 MCA Collection: Artists in Focus – highlights key bodies of work by more than 50 artists acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia since its inception in 1989. It represents a dynamic approach to the presentation of the MCA’s permanent collection, which will change over the course of 24 months. Artists: Joan Brassil, Kevin Gilbert, Simryn Gill, Jumaadi, Tracey Moffatt, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, John Nixon, Leyla Stevens, Alick Tipoti, and a selection of bark paintings from the Arnott’s Collection showcasing Aboriginal artists from Groote Eylandt, Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku, Milingimbi, Maningrida, Ramingining, Gunbalanya, Wadeye, and the Tiwi Islands. Curated by Pedro de Almeida, Anna Davis, Jane Devery, Anneke Jaspers, Keith Munro, Megan Robson, Manya Sellers, and Lara Strongman.

Tracey Moffatt, First Jobs, Pineapple Cannery 1978, 2008, archival pigments on rice paper with gel medium. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Mordant Family, 2013. © the artist. Photograph: Jessica Maurer. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Dec 8 to March 3, 2024 The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents Tacita Dean, the largest presentation of the internationally acclaimed artist’s work in the Southern Hemisphere as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Widely regarded as one of the most significant artists of her generation, Tacita Dean (b.1965, United Kingdom) is renowned for visually compelling works in diverse media including film, photography, sound, installation, and drawing. The exhibition will feature significant artworks that have never been exhibited in Australia that convey Dean’s extraordinarily beautiful investigations into chance, memory, entropy, history and the passing of time. Curated by Suzanne Cotter (Director), Jane Devery (Senior Curator, Exhibitions), and Megan Robson (Curator).

Tacita Dean, Sakura (Jindai I), 2023, installation view, Geography Biography, Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, 2023, coloured pencil on handprinted Foma matte silver gelatin photograph mounted on paper. Photograph: Aurélien Mole. © Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Niney et Marca Architectes, agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier. Courtesy Pinault Collection

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
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 17 Portia Geach Memorial Award 2023. First awarded in 1965, the Portia Geach Memorial Award is annually presented to an Australian female artist for the best portrait painted from life of a man or woman distinguished in art, letters, or the sciences. The winner of the 2023 Portia Geach Memorial Award is Kate Stevens for her painting The Whistleblower, a portrait of David McBride.

Kate Stevens, The Whistleblower (David McBride, military lawyer/whistleblower), oil on canvas, 100 × 75cm (each panel). Courtesy the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery

Jan 2 to March 3, 2024 Ann Thomson – a survey exhibition examining the work of Ann Thomson, one of Australia’s leading artists who is known for her colourful, expressionistic paintings. Curated by Terence Maloon.

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
Free entry.
Visit the website for opening hours and exhibition program.

Chippendale, Central

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2015.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181–187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
Tues–Wed and Fri–Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 8.00. Closed Mon and during installation periods.

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.

Tin Sheds Gallery
148 City Road, Darlington 2006.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 1 to 13 Architecture, Design and Planning Graduate Exhibition 2023.
The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning extends a warm welcome to our students, alumni, industry professionals, and community to join us in celebration of our graduates. Our beloved Wilkinson Building will be transformed into prime exhibition space, displaying the hundreds of intellectual, technical, and socially responsible explorations from the next generation of from the next generation of leaders in the built environment. The exhibition will feature works from students across our undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including: Bachelor of Architecture and Environments, Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Bachelor of Design Computing, Master of Architecture, Master of Architectural Science, Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, Master of Design (Design Innovation), Master of Design (Strategic Design), Master of Urbanism, Master of Urban Design, Master of Urban and Regional Planning. Open Mon–Fri 10.00 to 4.00.

UTS Gallery
University of Technology Sydney, Level 4, Peter Johnson Building, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
Mon–Fri 11.00 to 4.00.

Verge Gallery
University of Sydney, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road, Darlington 2050.
Mon–Wed and Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, Sat by appt.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 20 to May 12, 2024 A Blueprint for Ruins group show. Beneath the glossy surface of progress lurks a simmering undercurrent of violence. Cities tear themselves apart to make way for towering skyscrapers and gleaming high-rises. However, in this bright new world, one question arises: where have all the people gone? A Blueprint for Ruins reverberates with the shadows of the dispossessed within China’s urban metamorphosis.

East Sydney

APY Gallery Sydney
45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1173.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
The APY Gallery is a platform for emerging Indigenous artists from the APY Art Centre Collective;

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues–Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 16 Stolen Flowers by Jo Davenport.

Jo Davenport, Ghost, oil on board, 90 × 90cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Jan 9 to 27, 2024 Summer Group Show.

Shona Wilson, Breathing Out, seeds and mixed media on paper, 86 × 86cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
Closed for renovation, re-opening Dec 15.
Dec 15 to Feb 11, 2024 Jonathan Jones: untitled (transcriptions of country).

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane, Kings Cross 2011.
Visit website for opening times.

Curatorial & Co. Gallery
Shop G01/02, 80 William Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
Mon–Fri 9.30 to 5.30, Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun.

Dominik Mersch Gallery
1/75 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.

13–17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
Wed–Sun 11.00 to 5.00 except during exhibition changeover.
Established in 1986, Firstdraft is Australia’s longest-running artist-led organisation.

Frances Keevil at Studio W
6 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
Wed–Sun 11.00 to 6.00.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun–Mon by appt.

Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert
20 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00 or by appt.

King Street Gallery on William
177–185 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun–Mon by appt.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 2 Eve by Amelia Carroll.

.M Contemporary
Number 8, 15–19 Boundary Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00..

NAS Galleries
156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.
Free entry.
Mon–Sat 11.00 to 5.00. Visit website for public hols opening times.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
(02) 9368-1900 (Mon–Wed 2.00 to 4.00 AEST), 1800-046-282 (Mon–Thurs 9.00 to 10.00 and 2.00 to 4.00 AEST).
NAVA’s Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design sets out equitable, ethical and self-reflective standards for the professional Australian contemporary arts sector.

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 16 Sassy Park, and Sean Crowley.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 29, 2024.

Scieppan Gallery
Shop 2/1 Francis Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Visit website for opening hours.

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.
To Dec 16 Sublime by Amy Dynan.
Gallery closed for the summer holidays from Dec 17, re-opening on Jan 31, 2024.

Amy Dynan, Love is the wild edge of sorrow, 2023, soft pastel on Saunders Waterford hot pressed paper 425gsm, 100 × 150cm (paper size), 110 × 160 × 6cm (framed). Photograph: Ian Hobbs. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

Amy Dynan, The weather builds in the silence, soft pastel on Saunders Waterford hot pressed paper 425gsm, 100 × 150cm (paper size). Photograph: Ian Hobbs. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

STATION | Sydney
91 Campbell Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9055-4688.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Redfern, Surry Hills, Green Square

Aboriginal & Pacific Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2211.
Instagram: @aboriginalpacificart
Director: Gabriella Roy (member of ACGA).
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 16 Christmas Salon: Works on Paper.

Art Atrium
12 Daniel Street (entrance on Daphne Street), Botany 2019.
Wed–Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Artbank Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
Mon–Fri by appt.
For over 40 years, Artbank has supported Australia’s contemporary art sector with two core objectives: provide direct support to Australian contemporary artists through the acquisition of their work, and to promote the value of Australian contemporary art to the broader public.

Blender Gallery
Shop 2, 682 Bourke Street, Redfern 2016.
Mon–Fri by appt, Sat 11.00 to 3.00. Closed Sun.

Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9225-1881.
Free admission.
Thurs–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day and Easter Friday.
Jan 6 to 20, 2024, until 3.00 on Saturdays.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Cooee Art Leven
17 Thurlow Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 9300-9233.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
The gallery exhibits non-Indigenous alongside First Nations artists, through specially curated individual projects.

Flinders Street Gallery
61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills 2010.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 6.00.

23 Foster Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9188-8933.
Mon–Thurs 10.00 to 5.00, Fri–Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun by appt only.

Redfern Art Gallery
80 Redfern Street, Redfern 2016.
Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Rogue Pop-up Gallery
130 Regent Street, Gadigal Land, Redfern 2016.
0424-233-821, 0404-258-296.
Director: Diane Larter.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00. Closed Mon–Tues.
To Dec 10 Reg Mombassa – Hypersonic Realism: A Subset and an Adjunct to Simplisticism.
Dec 13 to 24 (opening Sat Dec 16) Rogue Summer Group Show.
Gallery closed throughout Jan.

Sabbia Gallery
609 Elizabeth Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 9361-6448.
Tues–Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 6 to 22 Main Gallery: Together we tell our stories 2023: Indigenous Glass, Ceramics, Fibre + Sculpture. Gallery Two: East of Auburn by Susie Choi new work in ceramics.

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Director: Stella Downer.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 16 Reflections on Binalong by Janet Dawson.

Janet Dawson, Stormy Sunset, 2023, pastel and watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Christopher Hodges curates Pintupi Way by Papunya Tula Artists at Drill Hall Gallery, ACT.
To Jan 21, 2024 Journeys and Return a major survey of John R Walker at Orange Regional Gallery, NSW.
Dec 2 to 23 Community XIV our annual Papunya Tula Artists group exhibition at Utopia Art Sydney.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Feb 2024.

Inner West

Annandale Galleries
110 Trafalgar Street, Annandale 2038.
(02) 9552-1699.
Directors: Anne Gregory and Bill Gregory.
Wed–Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt. Closed public hols.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri–Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Artsite Contemporary
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 9519-9677.
Thurs–Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Mon–Wed by appt.
Browse in Gallery. Acquire online.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55–59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun–Mon.
To Jan 27, 2024 The Power of Creativity: My Horizon Line – a retrospective exhibition of work by Jeffrey Samuels. Curated by Dr Bronwyn Bancroft.

Jeffrey Samuels, Brolgas. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

To Jan 2024 Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative & NSW Parliament House present: The Restoration of Truth – an exhibition at NSW Parliament House commemorating 25 years of the Reconciliation Wall.

Jamie Eastwood, Dark Emu in the Sky. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

80:20 artist agency
new concept: new space: new work
377 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt 2040.
Sat–Sun 12.00 to 4.00 or by appt.
80:20 artist agency seeks artists for inclusion on its database. The agency prioritises unrepresented late-career Australian and international artists – early and mid-career artists can apply.
Expressions of Interest: email a submission with an abridged statement, CV, and links to website, or 5/10 images of work.
Dec 9 to Feb 25, 2024 Kevin Sheehan, and Annual Group Exhibition.

Gallery Lowe & Lee (formerly Kerrie Lowe Gallery)
49–51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550-4433, 0431-390-880.
Instagram: @kerrielowegallery
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Gallery Lowe & Lee specialises in contemporary ceramics. Located for over 30 years in North Newtown, the gallery features constantly changing exhibitions of work by Australian ceramicists and is a great resource for collectors, professionals, and students.
To Dec 23 Christmas Collection – a large group show celebrating sixteen years of presenting work by the ceramics community in all its diversity, humour and skill.
Gallery will close for the summer break, re-opening on Jan 17, 2024.
From Jan 2, 2024, ring us on 0431-390-880 if in need of pottery supplies and we will meet you at the gallery.
From Jan 22, 2024 The Summer Show newcomers and old favourites.

Yang Qiu, Porcelain with lustre, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Lowe & Lee

Artwork by Julieta Reyes-Simpson. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Lowe & Lee

Glass Artists’ Gallery
Upstairs Level 1, 68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Tel/Fax (02) 9552-1552.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

SCA Gallery
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Manning Road, Camperdown 2006.
Mon–Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

Nth Sydney, Northern Beaches

Art Bau
1 Mitchell Road, Brookvale 2100.
Instagram: @frankiedigs
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 4.30 and every last Saturday of the month.

Art Space on The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067.
Wed–Sun 11.00 to 5.00. Closed Mon–Tues and public hols. Hours are subject to change, please check website.
Dec 6 to 17 Urbanus – presented by Open Bite Printmakers, this exhibition explores all manner of urban vistas, combined with whimsy, social commentary, environmental concern, history, questions and challenges.

Yuri Shimmyo, Martin Place Deconstruction, 2023, reduction linocut. Courtesy the artist and Art Space on The Concourse

Jan 17 to 28, 2024 Mother Nature – a solo exhibition by Seya Hashemi which transfers the artist’s dreams onto canvas.

Seya Hashemi, The Pinnacle Desert, 2021, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Art Space on The Concourse

The Imaginer
105 Sydney Road, Manly 2095.
Thurs–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 2.00 or by appt.

Incinerator Art Space
2a Small Street, Willoughby 2068.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon–Tues and public hols.
Dec 6 to 17 Clay in Focus – an exhibition of ceramic works by Warren Hogden, Jules Irving, Dana Lundmark, Lesley Murray, Heidi Steller, and Catherine Tate.

Lesley Murray, Shaped by Play, 2022, stoneware clay and underglaze. Photograph: Greg Piper. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Art Space

Jan 17 to Feb 4, 2024 Collecting Emotions – Monika Maria Klenner employs various mediums to capture emotions with form, colour, and texture in her paper-based artworks.

Monika Maria Klenner, Don’t Dare To Argue, 2021, mixed media on paper. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Art Space

M.C. & SHELLY Gallery
Shop 1, 934–936 Military Road, Mosman 2088.
Dec 1 to Jan 31, 2024 Christmas Exhibition.

Christmas Exhibition, M.C. & SHELLY gallery

Judy Land, Studio Garden, pastel on Mi Tientes paper, 89 × 70cm. Courtesy the artist and M.C. & SHELLY gallery

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 8 to Feb 25, 2024 Lost in Palm Springs is an interdisciplinary exhibition bringing together 14 creative minds – including internationally recognised artists, photographers and thinkers from America and Australia – who respond to, capture, or reimagine the magical qualities of the landscape and the celebrated mid-century modern architecture found in the desert city. The exhibiting artists are Kate Ballis (AUS), Tom Blachford (AUS), Darren Bradley (USA), Anna Carey (AUS), Sam Cranstoun (AUS), Paul Davies (AUS), Rosi Griffin (AUS), Jim Isermann (USA), Troy Kudlac (USA), Lance O’Donnell (USA), Kim Stringfellow (USA), Vicki Stavrou (AUS), Robyn Sweaney (AUS), Gosia Wlodarczak (AUS). Curated by Dr Greer Honeywill, Lost in Palm Springs is a national touring exhibition presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and is supported by International Art Services.

Paul Davies, Built Landscape III, 2015, vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas, 180 × 147cm. Courtesy the artist, Patrick Corrigan Collection and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Dec 8 to Feb 25, 2024 Collection 100: Gifted2024 marks 100 years of public collecting at MAG&M. To celebrate, we are presenting a series of three special collection exhibitions throughout the year. Gifted celebrates the philanthropists, artists, donors and member groups whose generosity and foresight has grown an impressive art collection that holds 100 years of stories about the cultural life of our region, city, state and nation.

Elisabeth Cummings, Untitled, 1984, oil on canvas, 122 × 112cm. Gift of Peter Boehm through the Australian Government’s Cultural. Gifts Program 2020. Courtesy the artist, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Dec 8 to July 28, 2024 Surface Effect: Ceramics Collection Stories – MAG&M collection in which the connections between painting and ceramics are made visible, and the viewer is invited to consider the ways in which the aesthetics of different artforms influence each other. Works by Elisabeth Cummings & Barbara Romalis, Belinda Fox & Neville French, Noel McKenna, Danie Mellor, and Guan Wei make up this exhibition.

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Thurs–Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Wed 10.00 to 8.00. Closed public hols.
To Feb 4, 2024 Imants Tillers: The Mosman Years – looks back at over 40 years of Imants Tillers’ work and begins with the moment in his career when he began painting on small, numbered boards rather than large canvases. Place is essential in Tillers’ work, drawing inspiration from poets, philosophers and past artists to tell stories of belonging and displacement, people and place. Mosman has been a home to Tillers, and he has documented its landscape and artistic history through works included in this exhibition.
To Feb 11, 2024 InProfile: Jo Mellor – Jo Mellor explores the plethora of environmental challenges that define our contemporary existence through the environmental degradation found in and around the mining town of Broken Hill, NSW. This body of work demonstrates the need to honour Country and to repair and care for our natural world. Mellor’s art practice sits at the nexus of digital imagery, landscape painting and textile art.

Imants Tillers, Factum I, 2021 synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 32 canvas boards, nos. 111750–111781, 202 × 141.5cm. Acquired for the Mosman Art Collection in 2022 with the generous support of the community of Mosman and The Balnaves Foundation, 2022. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

Dec 11 to Feb 11, 2024 The Cube: Jacobus Capone – Capone has an expansive and multi-disciplined practice where work often stems from self-initiated pilgrimages and performances that incorporate durational activity, measures of time or a sense of episodic memorial. Demarcation is part of a project that operates as a series of reconciliations and farewells unfolding within specific environments that have become inherently fragile through time and human undoing.

Project [504]
65 Berry Street, North Sydney 2060.
Facebook + Instagram: @followproject504
Mon–Fri 12.00 to 4.30.
Project [504] is a studio + gallery with a large portfolio of artists, including regular finalists in the Archibald Prize, the Doug Moran, and the Sulman Prize.

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. Mon–Tues open by appt only, always available on email.
To Feb 24, 2024 Summer 2023 – a group exhibition of Australian modern and contemporary art.
Gallery closed for summer break from Dec 23, re-opening Jan 31, 2024.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177.
Fax (02) 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 17 Recent paintings by Thornton Walker.
Also, Wanda Special by Dale Miles.
Jan 23 to Feb 11, 2024 National Art School Graduates.

Cement Fondu
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
Thurs–Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
12 Mary Place, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9557-8483.
Director: Campbell Robertson-Swann.
Wed–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 16 Pamela Honeyfield and Ingrid Morley.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Works by: E Rowan, B Whiteley, M Woodward, McLean Edwards, E McLeod, J Gleeson, S Dunlop, D Boyd, R Dickerson, R Crooke, G Gittoes, W Coleman, J Coburn, S Nolan, J Olsen, C Canning, C Campbell, V Rubin, P Griffith, T Irving, S Paxton, S West, M Winch, M Perceval, J Bezzina, and many others.
Gallery closed from Dec 23, re-opening Jan 16, 2024.

Marian Ellis Rowan (1848–1922), North American Asters, mixed media on paper, 50 × 36cm. Courtesy Fellia Melas Gallery

Fine Arts, Sydney
23 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
Wed–Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
Tues–Sat 10.30 to 6.00.

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-4676.
Fax (02) 9380-8485.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 1 to 14 Gabrielle Penfold.
Dec 15 to 24 Harry Martin.

OLSEN Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 6.00. Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun–Mon.
To Dec 15 Andrew Taylor: Paintings For Tomorrow’s Yesterday, and Kenny Pittock: Hold Your Horses.
Dec 19 to Jan 30, 2024 30 Year Celebration OLSEN Gallery.
Olsen Annexe:
74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 9 Christina Zimpel: New Works.
Dec 19 to Jan 30, 2024, 30 Year Celebration OLSEN Gallery.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), Paddington 2021.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00.

Sarah Cottier Gallery
23 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

SOHO Galleries Sydney
Celebrating 28 years | Contemporary art and sculpture
150 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025. T 0460-009-991.
710 Military Road, Mosman 2088. T 0460-008-885.
SOHO Studio Exhibition Space:
Level 1, 148 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025;
ARTPark Australia Sculpture:
Woolloomooloo Wharf Sydney sculpture walk 2023; Hunter Valley Sculpture Walk, Lisa McGuigan Cellar Door, Broke Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. . Sculpture enquiries 1800-646-131,

Thienny Lee Gallery
176 New South Head Road (opp Edgecliff Train Station), Edgecliff 2027.
(02) 8057-1769.
By appt only.
To Jan 31, 2024 Summer Group Show 2023 presenting artworks that are carefully selected to create richly diverse conversations across a variety of media. Participating artists include Erika Beck, Tony Belobrajdic, Phillipa Butters, Barbara Goldin, Julie Lynch, Ishbel Morag Miller, Leonie Robison, Catherine Stewart, Claire Tozer, Paul Williams etc. These artworks range in media and style from abstract landscapes to still-life paintings, showcasing each artist’s unique practice.

Catherine Stewart, Banksia – Scarlet, oil and marker on linen, 79 × 79cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

UNSW Galleries
Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues–Sat 10.30 to 6.00, Sun 10.30 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
Dec 9 to end of Jan 2024 Summer Exhibition – a celebration of contemporary art and a focus on new artists Michael Gromm and Nick Olsen who have joined the Wagner Contemporary stable.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 13, 2024.

Eastern Suburbs

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf
548 New South Head Road, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9184-1016.
Free admission.
Wed 1.00 to 6.00, Thurs–Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.

Greater Sydney

Mulgoa Art Trail 2023
Start at 29 Fairlight Road, Mulgoa 2745.
Facebook: @MulgoaArtTrail for the map.
Dec 2 to 3, 10am–3pm Open Studios: Shirley Peters, John Rice, Di Watson, Shirley Ayers.

Boom Gate Gallery
1300 Anzac Parade, Malabar 2036.
(02) 9289-2077.
Thurs–Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
The Boom Gate Gallery was established in 1992 and operates as a professional gallery selling inmates’ work. It enables inmates to access art materials, and they are entitled to produce work for sale. The works are available to the public at reasonable prices. The Gallery promotes initiatives that further the public appreciation of prison art. The practice of art in many of the prisons at Long Bay, including, for instance, the Violence Prevention Unit, provides an avenue for disciplined, patient, thoughtful, and socially acceptable behaviour. We have worked in collaboration with The Big Anxiety Festival (UNSW) and see one of our roles as a support for mental health for incarcerated inmates. The Boom Gate Gallery annually has NAIDOC exhibitions and has supported women at Dillwynia through our Women in the Real World exhibition. Inmates receive 75% of all sales, and this can be accessed by their families. There is a constantly changing display of works at the Gallery as well as exhibitions held offsite, including the University of Sydney and the Downing Centre.

Michael Dunn, Rainbow Dreaming, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Boom Gate Gallery

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Go online to view exhibition program and events.
To Dec 8 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2023.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
A cultural facility of Liverpool City Council
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula 2170 (access via Shepherd Street, Liverpool).
(02) 8711-7123.
Free entry. Ample parking available or alight at Casula Train Station.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 9.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon and public hols.
Dec 9 to April 28, 2024 Eddie Abd: The Unbearable Right To See and Be Seen.
Also, Katy B Plummer: Margaret and The Grey Mare, and Leanne Tobin: Memories of Water (Badu).

Eddie Abd, In Their Finest, silk kafan #2 (detail), 2023. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive (entry via Oxford Street), Smithfield 2164.
(02) 9725-0190.
Admission free.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00. Closed Sun–Mon and public hols.
To Feb 10, 2024 A Whisper Echoes Loudest – reflects on individual and collective experiences of colonialism by those who have always and those that now call Australia home. Through gentle and resilient artistic practices, the artists involved in the exhibition explore contested narratives that are otherwise concealed from public view and concern. In sharing these difficult narratives, the exhibition seeks to foster a sense of empathy, understanding and community. Artists: Rosell Flatley, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Dennis Golding, Mehwish Iqbal, Shivanjani Lal, Nadia Refaei, Roberta Joy Rich, and Sha Sarwari. Curated by Nikita Holcombe.

Granville Centre Art Gallery
1 Memorial Drive, Granville 2144.
(02) 8757-9029.
For more information to plan your visit, including opening hours, visit our website.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700..
Free admission.
Gallery: daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday.
To Jan 28, 2024 Obsessed: Southern Sydney Collectors – an exhibition of rarely seen private collections from southern Sydney. The exhibition will reveal unique collections ranging from art, ceramics and uranium glass to stamps, models and elaborate vintage clothing along with the special stories behind them and their collectors.

Surfboard Collection, Adam Scard. Courtesy Hazelhurst Arts Centre

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville 2220.
(02) 9330-6444.
Facebook + Instagram: @hurstvillemuseumgallery
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 18, 2024 Georges River Art Prize 2023. The Georges River Art Prize showcases a range of the finest paintings and sculptures produced from artists nationwide and gives local artists a platform to display their works. Selected works will be exhibited at Hurstville Museum & Gallery and Clive James Library & Service Centre.

Georges River Art Prize 2021 featuring winning artworks by Stuart Watters and Jayanto Tan. Courtesy Hurstville Museum & Gallery

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown 2148.
(02) 9839-6558.
Facebook + Instagram: @blacktownarts
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun–Mon and public hols.
To Dec 16 Constellations.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
The Chancellery, 19 Eastern Road, Macquarie University, North Ryde 2109.
(02) 9850-7437.
Senior Curator: Rhonda Davis.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.00.

Penrith Regional Gallery
Home of The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Boxing Day public hol, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
To Dec 10 Lewers House: Halinka Orszulok: The Great Divide.

Halinka Orszulok, Newnes Chimneys, 2023, oil on canvas, 100 × 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest

Greater North Shore

Eden Gardens – Macquarie Park
Eden Unearthed: Art in the Gardens
307 Lane Cove Road (cnr Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park 2113.
On now: daily 9.00 to 5.00.

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 14 Rituals and Methods – artists Lynne Eastaway, Nicole Ellis and Pollyxenia Joannou share the ritualisation of what it is to layer, to fold, to disassemble and reassemble in making works that distill the experiences and sensations of their interactions with the world.

Nicole Ellis, Double-Check 2, 2018, acrylic paint on fabric, 68 x 62cm. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Lynne Eastaway, Folded Blue and Earth Red, 2015–16, acrylic gouache on Belgium linen on timber box, size various. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Jan 27 to Feb 24, 2024 Grace Cossington Smith biennial art award for two-dimensional artworks – exhibition of finalists. The 2024 winners will be determined by guest judges Felicity Fenner, Chair, City of Sydney Public Art Advisory Panel and Associate Professor, Curating & Cultural Leadership, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, UNSW and Dr Blair French, curator, writer and arts leader.

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077.
(02) 9847-6050.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.

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