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

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 March 10 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 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

Feb 7 to April 21 ARTEXPRESS 2024 – featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in 2023, ARTEXPRESS 2024 provides insight into students’ creativity and the issues important to them.

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. On both large and small canvases and a number of works on paper, Done embraces his signature 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.
Feb 8 to March 6 The show of Wona Bae & Charlie Lawler unveils fresh perspectives on landscape, urging viewers to contemplate and explore.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Facebook: @mca.australiaAustralia
Instagram: @mca_australia
X: @MCA_Australia
Mon, Wed–Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Tues.
To Feb 4 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 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 3 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 features 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 II), 2023, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2023, coloured pencil on hand-printed Foma matte silver gelatin paper mounted on paper. © the artist. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

To March 10 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.

Joan Brassil, Randomly – Now and Then, 1990, installation view, MCA Collection: Artists in Focus, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2023, diorite mining cores, gravel rock, pavement, speakers, microphone stands, computer and tuning forks. Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Gregory Brassil, 2015. Photograph: Jessica Maurer. Courtesy and © the estate of the artist

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 March 3 Ann Thomson – a major survey exhibition of one of Sydney’s most important artists known for her colourful, expressionistic paintings, curated by Terence Maloon, former Director of the Drill Hall Gallery. Maloon believes that the artist is painting the best works of her career and this exhibition focuses on these works and key antecedent works which demonstrate their genesis.

Ann Thomson, Orion, 2012, acrylic on linen, 201 × 103cm. Private Collection. Courtesy the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery

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.

Wedge Gallery
Books Kinokuniya, The Galeries, Level 2, 500 George Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8251-4509.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 8.00, Sun 10.00 to 7.00.
Feb 1 to 13 Australian-born, Tokyo-based artist Ghoul Guy presents Creature Show, featuring two collections of work. The first, inspired by his journey to the Jomon ruins in Aomori, Japan, features a ceramic tableau called the Third Artifact. It was produced in 2023 at Hannah Barclay’s studio in Wollongong. The second collection, 52 acrylic paintings on canvas, were produced during his year on the NSW south coast, and depict anthropomorphic forms in playful geometric abstraction.
Instagram: @theghoulverse

Ghoul Guy – a vibrant anthropomorphic abstraction from collection 251–300. Courtesy the artist

Tokyo-based artist Ghoul Guy. Photograph: Andrew Ratter. Courtesy the artist

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.

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
Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney, 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.
To May 12 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.
Feb 1 to 24 (opening Thurs Feb 1, 5–7pm) John Baird.
Feb 22 to 25 Arthouse Gallery presents John Prince Siddon at Melbourne Art Fair, Booth K4.

John Prince Siddon, Web Art, acrylic on canvas, 120 × 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Galle

43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
Tues–Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 11 Jonathan Jones: untitled (transcriptions of country).

Jonathan Jones, untitled (transcriptions of country), installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2023. Photograph: Zan Wimberly. Courtesy the artist and Artspace

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.
Supporting emerging artists and bringing experimental practices to audiences since 1986.

Frances Keevil at Studio W
6 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
Wed–Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
Feb 21 to March 3 Linked mixed exhibition – paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramic.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
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.

.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.
Feb 10 to March 2 Terry Stringer – solo exhibition, and FROM THE VAULT – group exhibition.

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.
Jan 31 to Feb 17 Fooled Enough With Numbers – Justin Harvey, Kenneth Lambert and Thomas Marcusson.

STATION | Sydney
91 Campbell Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9055-4688.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 3 to March 2 Overture (GODZILLA) by Dean Cross.

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.
Feb 15 to March 2 New Barkcloths of the Ömie Women. Presented in association with Ömie Artists, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.

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.
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.
Visit website for current opening times.

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.

Sabbia Gallery
609 Elizabeth Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 9361-6448.
Tues–Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Jan 31 to Feb 24 Main Gallery: The Gaffers – group exhibition in glass. Gallery Two: Janice Vitkovsky – Variation – new works in glass.

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.
Feb 6 to March 2 Summer Show 2024 – Annabel Butler, Janet Dawson, Rod Holdaway, Judy Holding, Kerrie Leishman, Corinne Loxton, and Ian Marr.

Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Feb 8 to March 9 Tony Albert.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Utopia Art Sydney 35 years.
Feb 3 to 24 Two exhibitions: Last Supper by Kati Watson, and a solo exhibition by Lorna Napanangka.

Inner West

Adelaide Perry Gallery
Cnr Hennessy and College streets, Croydon 2132.
(02) 9704-5693.
Mon–Fri 8.30 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 24 to March 22 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing exhibition of finalists, presented by PLC Sydney.

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.
Feb 2 to 24 Fragments of Memories by Hyun-Hee Lee.

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.

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.
To Feb 25 Kevin Sheehan, and Annual Group Exhibition.

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.
Feb 1 to 25 Passage of Night; Luminary Rising – examining the significance of the moon and how it is reflected across cultures. Including artists Frankie Chow, Maryanne Coutts, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Emma Hicks, Karen Lee, Lindy Lee, Pamela Leung, Lawrence Liang and Jordan Ritchie, Miho Watanabe, and Meng-Yu Yan. Co-curated by Cassandra Hard Lawrie and Rachael Kiang.

Meng-Yu Yan, Faces of the Moon (Full Moon), 2023, digital photography. Courtesy the artist and Art Space on The Concourse

Maryanne Coutts, August Moon, 2022, animation still from animated ink drawing. 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.
Feb 15 to 25 (opening Thurs Feb 15, 6–8pm) HowardArthur Tweedie: Glimpses of Sydney, Paris, Madrid + Other Travels. Artist talk: Sat Feb 24, 2–3pm.

HowardArthur Tweedie, Madrid Teatro Reina Victoria, pastel and gouache on paper, 37 × 50cm. Courtesy the artist and The Imaginer

Feb 28 to March 10 (opening Thurs Feb 29, 7–9pm) In conjunction with Gallery 109, The Imaginer brings you Ilana M Kresner’s debut exhibition Letters to Lee Krasner. *Additional exhibition opening hours Wed 10.00 to 2.00.

Ilana Kresner, Is Love the Great Universal Pollinator?, 2023, mixed media, 200 × 200cm. Courtesy the artist and The Imaginer

Incinerator Art Space
2a Small Street, Willoughby 2068.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon–Tues and public hols.
Feb 7 to 25 Line & Leaf – experience the fusion of ink drawings and prints in this captivating two-person exhibition featuring artists Drew Truslove and Mark Rowden.
Feb 28 to March 17 Ecology of Identity – Michele Edinger and Stefania Riccardi delve into the intricate concept of self-identity as a multi-faceted construct shaped and influenced by generations past and present.

Drew Truslove, Flat Rock Gully 9th Angle, 2022, ink on paper. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Art Space

M.C. & SHELLY Gallery
Shop 1, 934–936 Military Road, Mosman 2088.
Wed–Sat 10.30 to 4.30, Sun 10.30 to 2.00. Closed Mon–Tues.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 25 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), and 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.

Tom Blachford, Donald Wexler Steel House #1, 1962 with Studebaker Avanti, 2017, archival inkjet print on Canson Plantine paper, 93 × 138cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

To Feb 25 Collection 100: Gifted – 2024 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

To July 28 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.

Guan Wei, Water View #13 (detail), 2011, acrylic on canvas, 60 × 50cm. MAG&M Collection. Purchased through the Theo Batten Bequest, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

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.
Feb 23 to March 24 Seasons: Mosman Art Society – a group exhibition featuring the work of members of Mosman Art Society, referring to the turning of time, taste and life. Mosman Art Society fosters the development, practice and love of art throughout the community.
Feb 23 to March 24 New Acquisitions from the Mosman Art Collection – shows several artworks that have recently been donated to the Gallery, including works by Ruth Burgess, Leila Jeffreys and Philip Wolfhagan.

Leila Jeffreys, Ornithurae (still), 2018, ed 5 of 6, single-channel video, silent, 06:20 minutes. Mosman Art Collection, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by the artist, 2023. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

Feb 23 to May 12 Tully Arnot: Soft – Tully Arnot’s practice uses robotics and the simulation of nature to explore the relationship between technology and the natural world. These artworks reflect on Arnot’s earlier research, looking at how emergent ways of being are facilitated by social media and human-robot interactions, including with AI, companionship robots and consumer level replacements of human pleasure, connection and labour.

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 Summer 2023–24 – a group exhibition including works by Booth, Brack, Gladwell, Klippel, Norrie, Plate, Quilty, Watson and others.

Peter Booth, Untitled, pastel on paper, 27 × 37cm (paper); 49.5 × 58.7cm (frame). Courtesy the artist and Annette Larkin Fine Art

Carl Plate, Poise, also known as ‘Calmly hangs the fruit’, 1957, PVA on masonite, 60.5 × 90.1cm (image); 66.5 × 96cm (framed). Courtesy Annette Larkin Fine Art

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177.
Fax (02) 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 10 Selected National Art School Graduates: Scott Elk, Courtney McClelland, Beatrice Weidner – As of late.
Feb 20 to March 9 Deborah Williams, and Simon Fieldhouse.

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.

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.

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.
Feb 15 to 28 Mickey Mason.

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.
Feb 7 to March 2 Synthetica by George Byrne.
Olsen Annexe:
74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 21 to March 9 Warmun Art Centre: Featuring Gordon Barney and Lorraine Daylight, Father and Daughter.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1919.
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 2024; 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 Feb 28 Summer Group Show Continues 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.

Barbara Goldin, Marglu Billabong, Kimberley, oil on linen, 83 × 103cm (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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 March 28 Telly Tuita: Tongpop’s Great Expectations.

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.
To April 28 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 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.
To Feb 17 The Good by Anna Louise Richardson – working primarily in charcoal and graphite, Richardson’s work explores ideas of intergenerational exchange, parenthood and identity based on her experiences of living and working on a multi-generation beef cattle farm in rural Australia.

The Good, installation view, Anna Louise Richardson’s studio, 2023. Photograph: Bo Wong Courtesy the artist and Granville Centre Art Gallery

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.
Feb 10 to April 7 ARTEXPRESS – showcasing a selection of Higher School Certificate artworks, this exhibition includes artwork by some of New South Wales’ most talented young artists and sees students experimenting across a range of expressive forms, pushing aesthetic, thematic and formal boundaries. ARTEXPRESS is a collaboration between NSW Department of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority, curated and presented by Hazelhurst Arts Centre.

Kaylee Kaczmarczyk, Henry Kendall High School, Unveiling the Minds Maze, 2023, photomedia. Courtesy the artist and 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 March 10 Empyrean Landscape: Year of the Dragon by Fan Dongwang.
Feb 3 to April 28 Open Print Exchange – showcases hundreds of prints made by artists from around the world created by utilising a tiny 3D printed printing press. From professional printmakers to those artists experimenting with printmaking for the first time, this exhibition showcases the possibilities of printmaking to the wider public, whilst also uniting the global printmaking community to engage with accessible ways of creating works on paper. This is an Open Press Project travelling exhibition.

Open Print Exchange 2021/22, Kunst Museum Bonn, Germany, October 2022. Courtesy Open Press Project and 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.

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, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Greater North Shore

Eden Gardens – Macquarie Park
Eden Unearthed: Art in the Gardens
307 Lane Cove Road (cnr Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park 2113.
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 Feb 24 Exhibition of finalists for the Grace Cossington Smith biennial art award for two-dimensional artworks. The 2024 winners will be announced on Fri Feb 9 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. Awards are: $15,000 acquisitive award; $2,500 Local artists award; and $2,500 early career artist.

Nadia Hernández, Dulce de lechoza verde (procedimiento)/Green papaya sweet (procedure), 2021, cotton, linen and corduroy on linen textile, 145 × 100cm. 2021 Grace Cossington Smith biennial art award winner. Photograph: © Richard Glover. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

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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