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 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278. www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Art After Hours: Wed to 9pm.
To April 30 Time, light, Japan: Japanese art 1990s to now.
Also, Beyond words: calligraphic traditions of Asia.
To May 28 Adman: Warhol before pop.
To June 12 John Olsen: the you beaut country.
March 30 to July 16 The National 2017: New Australian Art.
Philip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol in New York City, c. 1949. Philip Pearlstein papers. Archives of American Art. Smithsonian Institution
Adrian McDonald, Ahab 1, 2017, acrylic on ply, 40 x 40cm
Adrian McDonald, Ahab 2, 2017, acrylic on ply, 40 x 40cm
Level 1, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273. www.gaffa.com.au
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 30 to April 10 (opening Thurs March 30, 6-8pm) The Sunroom by Luciana Smith.
Also, Bad Images curated by Emily Galicek, and Living Room by Katie Saunders.
April 13 to 24 (opening Thurs April 13, 6-8pm) Costume Drama by Heidi Lefebvre. Also, Slowing the Pace by Annie Bierzynski and Kaye Shumack, and El Dorado by Maz Dixon.
April 27 to May 8 (opening Thurs April 27, 6-8pm) Below the Canopy by Karin Hauser. Also, Maybe this is going nowhere by Matthew James, Emilio Cresciani, Lauren Patricia, Jack Harman, Simon Swaddling, Lorna MacRitchie, Zachariah Fenn, Nicholas Ryan and Minet Masters, and Fragile by Sophie Bishop and Madeleine Ward.
Left: Berndaette Harrigan, A Mother’s Lament, oil, 60 x 50cm Right: Noel Kelly, The Last Fuzzy Wuzzy, oil, 50 x 62cm
The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
Fax (02) 8274-4545. email@example.com www.kendone.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Limited edition prints, posters and other art related products as well as Ken Done’s newly released autobiography ‘A life coloured in’, published by Harper Collins, is available for sale in the gallery shop. Farewell Summer! We are enjoying the last of the long hot days of summer in Sydney with a wonderful collection of works focused on Done’s love of the water-reef canvases depicting the riot of colour found under the water and beach paintings exuding the pulsating heat of a Sydney summer. A number of Sydney pictures complete this joyous exhibition.
Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty, Family Tree, acrylic on linen, 91 x 183cm
Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty, Miwulngini (Gathering Seeds), acrylic on linen, 91 x 213cm
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
Circular Quay West, 140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400. firstname.lastname@example.org www.mca.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, Wed 10.00 to 9.00pm.
March 30 to June 18 The National: New Australian Art presents the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art.
From April 12 Kader Attia the first solo presentation in the Southern Hemisphere of the French-Algerian artist, and recent Marcel Duchamp Prize-winner.
Also on display MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday.
S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW), Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173. email@example.com www.shervingallery.com.au
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
March 31 to May 21 Coast: Peter Powditch Retrospective.
Peter Powditch is a highly regarded artist who rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s whose works features imagery depicting Australian beach culture, in particular bikini-clad figures accentuating the contours of female form. Trained in fine art at the National Art School Powditch was influenced by his mentor, sculptor Lyndon Dadswell. His contemporaries and friends included Martin Sharp, Brett Whiteley, Robert Jacks, Michael Johnson and Robert Klippel and he exhibited at the infamous Yellow House. He exhibited with leading galleries in Sydney and Melbourne and was mentored by luminaries Fred Williams, John Olsen, John Passmore and John Brack. This exhibition will reveal an extraordinary insight into the personal and creative journey of an artist whose contribution to Australian creative life has yet to be fully understood or appreciated. Read more…
Peter Powditch, Seascape II, 1969, oil on plywood, 244 x 244cm. Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales
State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414. www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Daily 9.00 to 5.00, Thurs 9.00 to 8.00.
To April 17 Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker. Presented by the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
Down / Under Space
109 Regent Street, Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8971-7336. firstname.lastname@example.org
A new Sydney space dedicated to exhibiting emerging and unrepresented artists presenting a multi-disciplinary program of visual and performance arts, music and sound. Located in the basement of Freda’s bar.
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380. email@example.com www.4a.com.au
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs open to 8.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
April 7 to May 21 Familiar Stranger – Shumon Ahmed, Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, Veer Munshi and more. The reconciliation between memory and reality plagues the act of returning.
University of Technology Sydney, Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
(02) 9514-1652. firstname.lastname@example.org art.uts.edu.au
Senior Curator: Tania Creighton.
Mon to Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 28 Surface Tension by Biljana Jancic.
Jane Foss Russell Plaza, (off City Road), Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218. email@example.com verge-gallery.net
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 6 to 29 Melihat dari Jauh – Seeing from Afar curated by Kartika Suharto-Martin.
Also, Translated Roots by Shireen Taweel.
White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867. www.whiterabbitcollection.org
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00. The Dark Matters, a thrilling meditation on the colour beyond colours in works of light and shadow, ink and paper, yang and yin. Artists include Ai Weiwei, Feng Mengbo, Lin Yan, Li Xiaofei, Yang Yongliang and Xu Zhen.
Lin Yan, Sky 2, 2016, paper, ink, 330 x 1600 x 520cm
Li Xiaofei, Assembly Line Silent Series 2, 2015, video
Isabelle Devos, Farmhouse, Edwards Lane, 40 x 51cm
Sally Hook, Year of the Rooster, 61 x 55cm
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909. firstname.lastname@example.org www.gallery9.com.au
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Scott Millington.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tues by appt.
To April 15 David Ralph, Kristina Tsoulis-Reay and Elaine Campaner.
April 19 to May 13 Jake Walker and Julian Hooper.
Jake Walker, #0019, 2015-17, oil on board, glazed stoneware frame, 30 x 35cm
Ryan Hoffmann, RH 243 Shinjuku, Japan (1157 120216), 2016, moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, Tasmanian oak, marine ply and aluminium, 145 x 145 x 25cm
Ryan Hoffmann, RH 244 Marrickville (2020 010216), 2016, moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, Tasmanian oak, marine ply and aluminium, 145 x 145 x 25cm
Michael Reid Sydney New Location
Standard House, 105 Kippax Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 8353-3500. www.michaelreid.com.au
Directors: Michael Reid, Toby Meagher and Will Sturrock
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 5 to 29 Michael Doolan.
Michael Doolan, Squirrel, 2008, ceramic, platinum lustre, 21 x 18 x 24cm
Michael Doolan, Cautionary Tale #2, 2008, ceramic, platinum lustre, 36.5 x 35 x 42cm
Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9331-6692. www.robingibson.net
Tues-Saturday 11.00 to 6.00.
Through April New Talent – recent graduates from The National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts.
Cnr Crown and Cathedral streets, Sydney 2000.
Fax 9358-2939. email@example.com www.sohogalleries.net
Tues-Sun 12.00 to 6.00.
Soho Galleries celebrating 20 years exhibiting innovative contemporary art.
April 8 to May 5 Michel Canetti figurative paintings, with group sculpture by Olivier Duhamel and Zygmunt Libucha. ArtPark Australia Sculpture to May 2017: City foyer exhibitions. Visit www.artpark.com.au
Michel Canetti, Alana, work on canvas, 152 x 102cm
Michel Canetti, Anis, work on canvas, 168 x 137cm
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011. firstname.lastname@example.org www.stacksprojects.com
Directors: Grant Cowan, Meredith Birrell, Zachary Harold, Joanne Makas, Ioulia Terizis and Grant Cowan.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 2 Living With The Past by Stella Chen, curated by Dara Wei. Artist talk: Sat April 1, 2-3pm.
April 6 to 23 (opening Wed April 5, 6-8pm) Commerce, How We Shopped by Chris Bonnily.
Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142. email@example.com www.stanleystreetgallery.com.au
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
March 29 to April 22 Liminality by Deborah Marks. Sydney artist Deborah Marks will be exhibiting her series of paintings entitled Liminality. Liminality refers to a state of psychological disorientation arising from a transient condition of being that lies between past and future.
Deborah Marks, Painting State of Grace, 2016, oil on canvas, 100 x 110cm. Photograph: John McRae
April 26 to May 20 Sea Level by Ted Grambeau – a featured exhibition of the Head On Photo Festival. Internationally renowned ocean and adventure photographer Ted Grambeau has created a beautifully abstract body of work in hope of bringing our attention to the very real issue of climate change.
Ted Grambeau, Sealevel #3, photograph, limited edition, 100 x 100cm
109 Riley Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 9331-2556. firstname.lastname@example.org www.wattersgallery.com
Tues and Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To April 8 Major works – Private Collection, Sydney includes Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Justin O’Brien, John Percival, James Gleeson and Robert Klippel.
April 12 to 29 Two Places new landscape paintings by Joe Frost. Also, new paintings by Jumaadi.
Suite 1.01 Eastern Exchange, 318 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-1590. www.yuillcrowley.com
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To April 22 unconfained painting by Robert MacPherson.
Redfern Surry Hills Green Square
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2011. artbank.gov.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 16 Letís Talk About Text – Eugenia Raskopoulos, Richard Bell, Newell Harry, Clinton Nain, Angela Cavalieri, Thomas Jeppe, Rose Nolan, Emily Floyd, Peter Dudding, John Demos, Alice Lang, Anthony Johnson, Nasim Nasr and Sarah Contos.
Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9225-1881. email@example.com www.brettwhiteley.org
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.
To May 14 Naked. The genesis of Whiteley’s figurative works were crystallised in the early 1960s when he shifted away from abstractions to the next phase – the nude. Through drawings, paintings and sculptures discover Whiteley’s interpretation of the nude, both sensual and erotic, over many decades. Featuring Wendy Whiteley in various poses in the bath, these intimate works, a celebration of love, are both erotic and sensual in form and subject.
MAY SPACE (formerly Brenda May Gallery)
409b George Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122. firstname.lastname@example.org www.mayspace.com.au
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 22 Introducing V – Matt Chun, Shane Drinkwater, Anna Glynn, Dai Li and Natasha Walsh.
Anna Glynn, Above and Below, 2016, moving image, 1920 x 1080HD – 2:45mins, edition of 5
From April 26 Off Grid, curated by Al Munro.
Al Munro, Diamond Logic 4, 2017, acrylic and Japanese paper on birch panel, 50 x 50cm
Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040. articulate497.blogspot.com.au articulateupstairs.blogspot.com.au
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 (or as listed).
April 1 to 9 (opening Fri March 31, 6-8pm) Moving experiences (breathing in, breathing out) by Cecilia White.
April 15 to 30 (opening Thurs April 13, 6-8pm) Systems: Air & Water – Sue Callanan, Anne Graham, Noelene Lucas, Hilarie Mais, Debra Porch and Eugenia Raskopoulos. ArticulateUpstairs:
To April 9 Elastic Certainties: Shaping Conversations Across Art, Science and Music – Nicola McClelland, Carl Daamen and Reuben Daamen.
April 15 to 30 (opening Thurs April 13, 6-8pm). The Drawing Collective – 24 artists from Germany, France, USA, The Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, and Australia.
See blog for details.
165 Salisbury Road (cnr Probert Street), Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678. email@example.com www.artsite.com.au
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, or by appt.
April 1 to 23 Gallery 1: The GPS has no idea where I am going a group exhibition. Artsite Gallery curators invited submissions from local Inner West and Sydney artists to respond to the title of this exhibition.
Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Midnights in Paris, (Meta Tesserae), 2017, mixed media on canvas, 30 x 30cm
Gallery 2: Sweet by Daniel Skeffington a solo exhibition. With a nod to Andy Warhol’s ‘Cookie Jar’ collection, Winnie-the-Poo’s ‘Honey Pot’ and the 1970’s ‘must have’ Bendigo Pottery’s Bread Crock, Skeffington’s ‘Cookie Jar’ series, utilises the colours of the well known layered sugar candies, Liquorice Allsorts. Each hand thrown repetitive form, uniquely adorned with cast and layered Allsorts motifs has its own unique character. As with Skeffington’s earlier ‘Vase Form’ Series, the Sweet works in this exhibition, offer another take on an ubiquitous vessel form of long history.
Daniel Skeffington, Sweet #5, 2017, from the ‘Cookie Jar Series’, coloured slip on porcelain, 35 x 23 x 23
Charmaine Davis, Life Among the Reeds, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist
Kyra Kum-Sing, Dancing, photographic print. Courtesy the artist
Breathing Colours Gallery
446 Darling Street, Balmain 2041.
(02) 9555-8543. firstname.lastname@example.org www.breathingcolours.com
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
March 28 to April 9 (opening Sat April 1, 4-7pm) A Room Of One’s Own – Jane Witter, Belinda Witter and Sophie Witter.
April 11 to 23 (opening Sat April 15, 4-7pm) Easter Elephant mosaics by Christine Young. New Breathing Colours Studio open at 760 Darling Street, Rozelle. Workshops available in this new creative space dedicated to classes and workshops.
We are currently taking exhibition proposals for 2017. Apply now.
Available at the Gallery: workshops, framing and jewellery repairs.
Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283. email@example.com www.kateowengallery.com
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
A multiple award winning gallery in Sydney’s Inner West specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art for modern interiors. Just 10 minutes from the CBD, the Gallery is Sydney’s go-to art space for everyone from new buyers to established collectors.
With artworks ranging from small affordable works to large investment pieces, our three light-filled floors showcase major exhibitions of Indigenous masters, established artists and exciting new talent.
The unique Collectors’ Gallery is dedicated to museum-quality works from Australia’s leading Indigenous artists, many of whom spearheaded the Aboriginal art movement.
April 15 to May 17 Collectors’ Gallery: Family Matters by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty – an exceptional new body of new work focusing on family, and family connections to her country around Bulgul and Daly River. Please visit our website for more details.
Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty, Family Tree, acrylic on linen, 91 x 183cm
Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty, Miwulngini (Gathering Seeds, acrylic on linen, 91 x 213cm
Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
Fax 9550-1996. firstname.lastname@example.org kerrielowe.com
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.30 (Thurs 10.00 to 7.00).
April 7 to May 2 A Fresh Perspective – ceramics by graduating students from Brookvale, Gymea, Hornsby and Eora TAFE, Sydney College of Arts, UNSW Art & Design and National Art School. Gallery closed over Easter.
SCA Galleries Sydney College of the Arts
Balmain Road (enter opposite Cecily Street), Rozelle 2040.
(02) 9351-1008. email@example.com sydney.edu.au/sca/ Free admission.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 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 Artists.
Nth Sydney Northern Beaches
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878. www.gcsgallery.com.au facebook.com/gcsgallery
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To April 8 Landscape as Knowledge sculpture and painting drawn from the private collection of Geoffrey Hassall. Curated by Adrian Gebers this exhibition surveys Australian art through the lens of the collector.
April 18 to May 27 Cut Fold Shape an exploration of elements underpinning textile, fashion and art. Works by Yasmina Black, Sue Pedley, Kate Scardifield, Donna Sgro, and from the collection of Lorraine Foster.
Sue Pedley, Harmonica House Series, 2017, graphite, 84.1 x 118.9cm
Kate Scardifield, Base Matter (production still), 2015, edition of 3 + 1, APHD video, 22 mins looped. Editing and choreography in collaboration with Andrew Haining. Courtesy the artist and ALASKA Projects, Sydney
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421. firstname.lastname@example.org www.magam.com.au
Director: Michael Hedger.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
April 7 to May 21 Human – Child-Artist Response Project. A unique exhibition project exploring the theme ‘Human’ features new work by contemporary artists and children in response to each other’s artwork. This will be the first ever full scale Child-Artist Response Project exhibition developed by the makers of creative arts publication BIG Kids Magazine; visual artist Lilly Blue and dancer/writer Jo Pollitt. Curated and facilitated by Lilly Blue in partnership with Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society, local primary students have also been given the opportunity of in-school workshops to ignite unique creative responses, with each of the student works forming part of a collaborative installation in the exhibition.
Also, Bernd Heinrich. The abstract landscape paintings of established Northern Beaches based artist Bernd Heinrich probe the topography of our personal subconscious. The complex, layered compositions are subtle and evasive and play with metaphor, associations and poetry. This exhibition of paintings and prints provides a fresh insight into Heinrich’s art practice.
Bernd Heinrich, Symphony No 1, 2016, mixed media 151 x 122cm
Also, Force Majeure: Gabriella Hirst. Over a period of six months, Balgowlah artist (currently residing in Berlin), Gabriella Hirst filmed herself attempting to paint a representational seascape whilst in the midst of terrible weather, trying to eliminate the buffer zone between the destructive force and the creative act. The attempts took place on the Island of Rügen, in northern Germany, where romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich went to paint in the early 1800s. This work was originally commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne for the exhibition NEW16 and appears in expanded form at MAG&M.
Gabriella Hirst, Force Majeure (video still), 2015-16
Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178. email@example.com mosmanartgallery.org.au
Director: John Cheeseman.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To April 13 Mosman Youth Art Prize. This is a popular competition with close to 400 entries received annually with entrants from all over Sydney. Young artists aged between 12-21 years submit artworks in a variety of media including: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, video, photography and ceramics.
Harriet Mitchell, Romy, oil on canvas, 2016
To April 16 Rosie Deacon: Bit fat in da Back – an installation of video and sculpture about the de-naturing of Australian fauna based on Rosie Deacons weaving together of Australian tourist kitsch.
Rosie Deacon, Bit fat in da Back, 2015, installation
April 22 to July 2 Helen Alajajian: Transmutation consists of a series of sculptures based on the female form.
Annette Larkin Fine Art
Suite 4, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9332-4614. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annettelarkin.com
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.
April 5 to 29 Autumn 2017 a selection of contemporary Australian art from the 1970s.
Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616. email@example.com www.fmelasgallery.com.au
Open daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 18 Art Of Still Life. Works by Margaret Olley, Alison Rehfisch, Vida Lahey, Roland Wakelin, Ray Crooke, Cressida Campbell, Victor Rubin, Criss Canning, Matthew Perceval, Sally West, Sally Paxton, James Cant, Stephen Nothling and David Hart.
Vida Lahey, Still Life with Wattle, oil on board, 21 x 28cm
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olsengallery.com
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 23 New Paintings by John Olsen.
April 26 to May 14 Slaughterhouse Road by Sophie Cape. Olsen Annexe at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025; H Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. T: (02) 9327-3922.
37 MacDonald Street, Paddington 2021. email@example.com www.saintcloche.com
Director: Kitty Wong.
Wed-Sar 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
March 31 to April 13 Bea’s Table by Kiata Mason. Inspired by the narrative that emerges from collections of objects belonging to those we care about, Kiata Mason has produced an emotive series of works. She celebrates the act of storytelling and remembering through re-creating intimate spaces filled with personal belongings.
April 26 to May 7 Sounds Of The Souk – a concept explored by painter Noni Drew and ceramicist Catherine Tate, with both artists drawing inspiration from the energy, history and colour of the famous souks of Morocco. Filled with bold colours and gestural marks, Noni Drew’s works draw on her personal observations in Morocco, and mediated images which are deconstructed and layered into abstracted compositions which hint at figures, landscapes, interiors and still lives. Catherine Tate’s ceramic work is drawn from the textures of the Atlas Mountains and hints at the Midcentury influences of yesteryear still to be found in the Souks. Catherine looks for patterns, textures and the rhythm of the natural and an array of colours, slips and oxides to bring her hybrid landscapes to life.
Noni Drew, Lost in the Marrakech Medina, acrylic on canvas, 125 x 125cm
Noni Drew, Fatima Couscous, acrylic on camvas, framed in oak, 106 x 106cm
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775. firstname.lastname@example.org www.stillsgallery.com.au
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 8 Sporting Country by Jane Brown. Sporting Country comprises a suite of photographs of places related to sport in rural Australia. Brown’s small and thoughtful black and white portraits of sporting clubs, stadiums, swimming pools and monuments contrast with the colour, energy and fervour of Australian sporting life.
Also, Down in the dumps by Glenn Sloggett. Down in the dumps continues Sloggett’s long-term love-affair with the unloved and the unloveable. For over 20 years he has elevated the burnt out and banal into something to be seen and celebrated, or at least acknowledged.
Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail Royal National Park www.arttrail.com.au
10.00 to 4.00 – 1st Sun every month. Open Studios.
The Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail are a collective of over 20 artists who open their studios to the public on the first Sunday of every month. Artists work includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. Studio locations and artists details are available on the Art Trail website.
Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100. email@example.com www.campbelltownartscentre.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 7 to May 14 ARTEXPRESS an ambitious and inspiring display of local and state-wide student artworks selected from the 2016 NSW HSC practical examination in Visual Arts. With 42 intimate and expansive artworks on display, this curated selection of ARTEXPRESS proudly exemplifies the extraordinary achievements of young people.
Sabu Fradeena, Sojourn (Under An Indian Sky). John Therry Catholic High School
April 7 to May 14 Friends Annual & Focus Exhibition. Campbelltown Arts Centre presents the Friends Annual and Focus exhibitions, an eclectic display of artworks by the Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre. The Friends Annual exhibition is a chance to see some of the best art the region has to offer.
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Friends Annual 2016
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre A cultural facility of Liverpool City Council
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula 2170 (access via Shepherd Street, Liverpool).
(02) 9824-1121. firstname.lastname@example.org www.casulapowerhouse.com
Ample parking available or alight at Casula Train Station.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 23 Paramor Prize 2017 – exploring various mediums including traditional art practice, interactive and kinetic sculpture, digital and new media works.
Also, Save Our Fish From Drowning by Hedar Abadi ñ references the open social context of the artist’s new home in Liverpool after fleeing war-torn Iraq, and NEXT 2017 – an annual exhibition of HSC artworks from local high schools, and ReFill representing two years of artistry and mentorship, expanding creative access for Western Sydney young artists.
April 29 to July 2 Freetown Fashpack – an uplifting and thoroughly relatable taste of an unfamiliar culture using a global medium of individual expression: fashion.
Also, Contemporary Still Life challenges audienceís perceptions of the genre, celebrating its contemporary relevance, and From One Body to Another – creates an immersive installation, casting the movements and responses of bodies as they interact with sculptural works and tactile paintings.
April 29 to June 2 Practice What You Teach is an initiative devoted to motivating and promoting the artistic practices of art teachers.
Eramboo artist environment
304 McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills 2084.
0438 678 320, 0402 656 923. email@example.com www.eramboo.com
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00pm or by appointment.
March 31 to April 10 (opening Sat April 1, 4-6pm) Aeon’s Line by Carolyn Haywood and Christina Frank with friends. Drawing, photography, sculpture, poetry and music. Aeon whispers her lines, deep within the land. What do they say? Artists respond to beauty and fragility in the natural world.
Composers Ensemble: Sun April 9, 4-6pm.
Poetry readings and artists tours on weekends.
Christina Frank, Blue Dance, digital composite with charcoal drawing. Courtesy the artist
Carolyn Haywood, Aeon, digital composite. Courtesy the artist
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
Fax 8536-5750. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hazelhurst.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
April 1 to May 14 Olsen Ormandy: The Art Of Dinosaur Designs. Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy have shared an incredible creative partnership for over 30 years which is showcased in this exhibition of vibrant sculptural forms.
Louise Olsen, Moon Table. Photograph: Eleanor Ackland
Margot Hardy Gallery Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450. virtualtours.westernsydney.edu.au/home
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Parking $7 per day.
April 6 to 28 Fusion – an exhibition of works by students from Ashcroft High School.
Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio
Auburn Botanic Gardens, cnr Chisholm and Chiswick streets, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8745-9794, 9735-1222. email@example.com www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/peacockgallery
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To May 14 I Am, You Are, We Are, They Are – contemporary Sydney-based artists interrogate and rejuvenate mainstream representations of Australia. Using personal approaches to explore broader political and existential issues, the artists reveal the disparities between individual and national identity. Featuring artists Abdul Abdullah, Idil Abdullahi, Liam Benson and Amala Groom, and informed by the local community. Curated by Tian Zhang.
Liam Benson, Coat of Arms, 2009, C-type print
Amala Groom, The invisibility of blackness, 2014, single-channel digital video. Photograph: Liz Warning
Western Sydney University Art Gallery (Penrith, Werrington North Campus)
AD Building, Penrith (Werrington North) Campus, Great Western Highway, Werrington 2747.
(02) 4620-3450. virtualtours.westernsydney.edu.au/home
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Parking $7 per day.
To May 26 Rewind an exhibition of photographs by Melinda Burton, Felicia Kan, Catherine Rogers and Justene Williams from the University’s art collection.