April 2017 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by 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.

CBD The Rocks

Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Art After Hours: Wed to 9pm.
To April 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

John Olsen, Sydney Sun (or King Sun), 1965. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased with funds from the Nerissa Johnson Bequest 2000 © John Olsen  

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

Crawford Gallery
Level 1, Dymocks Building, 428 George Street, Sydney 2000.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
March 30 to April 25 Ahab – 20 recent works by Adrian Mcdonald.

Adrian McDonald, Ahab 1, 2017, acrylic on ply, 40 x 40cm

Adrian McDonald, Ahab 2, 2017, acrylic on ply, 40 x 40cm

Gaffa Gallery
Level 1, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Closed Sun and public hols.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
March 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.

The Gallipoli Memorial Club
12 Loftus Street, Circular Quay 2000.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00 (except public hols).
April 20 to 28 Gallipoli Art Prize finalist exhibition.

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.
(02) 8274-4500
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Limited edition prints, posters and other art related products as well as Ken 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

Korean Cultural Centre Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 7 Heart to Heart: Australia-Korea-Cambodia.
April 21 to June 9 (opening Fri April 21, 6-8pm) Remember: Australian and Greek Veterans in Korean War.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
Circular Quay West, 140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, Wed 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.

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

S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW), Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
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.
Free entry.
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.

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

Chippendale Central

Upstairs, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale 2008.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
A curated gallery for emerging artists.
April 5 to 21 Fresh: Artists under 25.

Doxart, Fresh ‘chrysalis’

April 26 to 30 Nena Salobir.

Nena Salobir, Self Portrait in Society. Photograph: Lachlan Phillips

The Commercial
148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 8096-3292.
Director: Amanda Rowell.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Please visit our website for current exhibition information.
To April 8 Lillian O’Neil.

Down / Under Space
109 Regent Street, Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8971-7336.
Tue-Sat, 4pm-12am.
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.
Free entry.
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.

Galerie pompom
(map ref 12-B) 2/39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale 2008.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
April 12 to May 7 WARPARTY by Philjames. Read more…

Philjames, Son of Krypton, 2017, oil on vintage offset lithograph, 45 x 60cm. Photograph: Jenni Carter. Courtesy the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney

Performance Space
Carriageworks Level 3, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2042.
(02) 8571-9111.
Presenting a program for experimental art practice.
Visit website for more info.

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
April 5 to 22 Carolyn Hunter, Pauline Plumb, Cristina Harris and Angela Robinson.
April 26 to May 6 Philippa Johnston.

UTS Gallery
University of Technology Sydney, Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
(02) 9514-1652.
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.

Verge Gallery
Jane Foss Russell Plaza, (off City Road), Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 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.
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

East Sydney

Art Atrium
181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction 2022.
Director: Simon Chan.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 4.00 or by appt.
April 18 to May 6 Signs Of Life a collection of new paintings by Scott McDougall. Read more…

Scott McDougall, Esperanzas y suenos-Havana, 92 x 137cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Atrium

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 8 Tipping Point by James Powditch.
April 12 to 29 Works on Paper group show.

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

Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) Pop Up Gallery
118 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-0555.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 2.00.
To April 30 Atong Atem, TCK by Atong Atem at Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney.

Atong Atem, Paanda, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Australian Centre for Photography

137 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 8316-3592.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
April 7 to May 8 Weather for Leather by Jon Pilkington.

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

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
(02) 9357-2058, 0406-537-933.
Director: Jo Holder.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To April 8 Water objects – echoes by Louise Boscacci and Toni Warburton.
Artist talk: Sat April 1, 3pm.

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

Frances Keevil Gallery
Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9327-2475.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 3 to 23 New collections by Isabelle Devos and Sally Hook.

Isabelle Devos, Farmhouse, Edwards Lane, 40 x 51cm

Sally Hook, Year of the Rooster, 61 x 55cm

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Scott Millington.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tues by appt.
To 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

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Directors: Randi Linnegar and Robert Linnegar (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
March 28 to April 22 Out There by Luke Sciberras.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 5 Air by Ryan Hoffmann.
April 7 to May 3 (opening Sat April 8, 2-5pm) Dick Watkins.

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.
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

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

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

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9331-6692.
Tues-Saturday 11.00 to 6.00.
Through April New Talent – recent graduates from The National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts.

Soho Galleries
Cnr Crown and Cathedral streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9326-9066
Fax 9358-2939.
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

Michel Canetti, Alana, work on canvas, 152 x 102cm

Michel Canetti, Anis, work on canvas, 168 x 137cm

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
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.
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

TAP Art Gallery
(02) 9361-0440.
Daily 12.00 to 6.00.
Please see website exhibition details.

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design, Oxford Street (cnr of Greens Road), Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 15 A&D Postgraduate Projects by Abdul Abdullah and Penelope Benton.

Watters Gallery
109 Riley Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 9331-2556.
Tues and Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To April 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.
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

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2011.
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.
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.

Flinders Street Gallery
61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9380-5663.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00 (closed Easter).
April 6 to 29 Matthew Kentmann.

(formerly Brenda May Gallery)
409b George Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
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

799 Elizabeth Street , Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
April 1 to 22 Jemima Wyman, and Hiromi Tango.

Utopia Art Sydney
New Premises
72 Henderson Rd, Alexandria, 2015.
(02) 9699-2900.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
All welcome by appt.
April 1 to 29 (opening Sat April 1, 3-5pm) To Australia! a solo exhibition by Peter Maloney. Maloney will also be exhibiting in The National at the MCA this year. Read more…

Peter Maloney, La Araña, 2016, acrylic on metal paint on paper, 76 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

Inner West Marrickville Balmain

AirSpace Projects
10 Junction Street, Marrickville 2204.
Directors: Sally Clarke and Brenda Factor.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 first three weeks each month.
April 7 to 22 Bomba by Paula do Prado, plus workshops.

Paula do Prado, Rebel/Rebelde, 2016, fabric collage, 73 x73cm. Photograph: Alex Wisser

Also, Northern Encounters by Vilma Bader, Imprints by Sarah Eddowes, and Home Security by Rebecca Shanahan.

Vilma Bader, Geometry and Colour System in the Doors of Tallinn,2017, acrylic on 42 plywood panels, each 19 x 11cm

Annandale Galleries
110 Trafalgar Street, Annandale 2038.
(02) 9552-1699.
Directors: Bill Gregory and Anne Gregory (members of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 8 Artists of the Gallery ñ sculpture, paintings, works on paper, bark paintings and ceremonial poles.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
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.
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.

Artsite Gallery
165 Salisbury Road (cnr Probert Street), Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, or by appt.
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

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 5 to 14 (opening Wed April 5, 6pm) Rivers, Mountains, Sea – a North Coast Show exhibition featuring NSW Language Group Artists from the North Coast.

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.
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.

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483.
Director: Campbell Robertson-Swann.
Manager: Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 1 From the Turon to the Colo by Dan Kyle.
April 5 to 29 Drawing and lithographs by Peter Powditch.

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Thurs-Sat 2.00 to 6.00.
To April 15 Office Project Space: Susan Buret.

Glass Artists’ Gallery (upstairs)
Gauge Gallery (street level)
68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Tel/Fax (02) 9552-1552.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Glass Artists’ Gallery: Collection on display upstairs.
Gauge Gallery: March 28 to April 9 Ocean Vibes by THE SPACE gallery.

Interlude Gallery
Shop 11/131-145 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
(02) 9571-6047.
Tues-Thurs 10.00 to 6.00, Fri-Sat 11.00 to 5.00. Closed Mon, Sun and public hols.

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
A multiple award winning gallery in Sydney’s Inner West 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.
(02) 9550-4433
Fax 9550-1996.
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.

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

SCA Galleries
Sydney College of the Arts
Balmain Road (enter opposite Cecily Street), Rozelle 2040.
(02) 9351-1008.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).
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.
Free entry.
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

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

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

Headland Park Artist Precinct
Read Place, off Middle Head Road opposite Cobbittee Street, Mosman 2088.
In beautiful Headland Park: 20+ artists working and selling from their studios, .three art schools, art restoration and Frenchy’s Café. Studios open to the public weekdays and some weekends.
April 3 to 7 Trees and Seas by Kit Hoisington. Mon-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, and by appointment; 0416-179-767.

Kit Hoisington, Red Sky Tree, oil on canvas, 61 x 61cm

Kit Hoisington, I Fill Up the Sky, inks on canvas, 92 x 122cm

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

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Director: Michael Hedger.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
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.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Free entry.
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.

Mu Studio Gallery
Headland Park Artist Precinct, 8 Read Place (cnr Middle Head Road & Best Avenue), Mosman 2088.
(02) 9960-1777.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

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

New location
657 Pacific Highway, St Leonards 2065.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

Warringah Creative Space
105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099.
(02) 9942-2522.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Paddington Woollahra

Annette Larkin Fine Art
Suite 4, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9332-4614.
Director: Annette Larkin.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Deals in post-war and contemporary art and provides tailored advice in all aspects of purchasing, valuing and collection management.
April 5 to 29 Autumn 2017 a selection of contemporary Australian art from the 1970s.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
April 4 to 23 Studio Of Brian Dunlop – Brian Dunlop, Sophie Dunlop, Francis Giacco, Jenny Giacco, Jeffrey Smart and Justin O’Brien.

Brian Dunlop, Orpheus and Eurydice, 2009, oil on canvas, 156 x 200cm

Also, Instant History by Richard Tipping. Read more…

Richard Tipping, Kangooroo (detail), 2016, edition 3, aluminium and retro-reflective tape on integrated poles with concrete bases – 2 signs, dimensions variable

13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 8 Composition by Barbara Rogers.
April 19 to 29 The Nature Table by Katrina Simon.

Barbara Rogers, Compositions, 2016, cotton, resist dye technique, 38 x 37cm (x 4)

Katrina Simon, The Nature Table (detail), 2009, liquid graphite on watercolour paper, 56 x 76cm (full image)

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

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
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

Janet Clayton Gallery
406 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8540-5066.
Wed-Fri 10.30 to 4.30, Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 30 Red Gold, The Cedar Story by Helen Leane, presented by Gallery 139, Newcastle.
March 29 to April 30 Voyages to Here by Adelaide based sculptor Nicholas Uhlmann.

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

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
March 30 to April 23 From Nature.

Peter Cooley, Pelican 1, 2016, earthenware, 65 x 34 x 66cm

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-4676
Fax 9380-8485.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
April 19 to May 3 Andrew Bennett.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
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.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1919
Fax 9331-5609.
Director: Roslyn Oxley (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
March 31 to May 13 Fiona Hall.

Sabbia Gallery
120 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9361-6448.
Directors: Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 19 to May 13 Wild Alchemy new works in ceramics by Pippin Drysdale.

Saint Cloche
37 MacDonald Street, Paddington 2021.
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

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF)
16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1112.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To July 1 The Inventive Work of Shigeru Ban, SCAF Projects 34 & 35.

Stills Gallery
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
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.

Jane Brown, Bowling club, wheat belt, Victoria, 2014/2016. © Jane Brown. Courtesy the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney

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.

Glenn Sloggett, Whale, 2012-2016. © Glenn Sloggett. Courtesy the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney

Wagner Contemporary
New Location
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
April 1 to 26 Beyond by Jinx Nolan.

Eastern Suburbs

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

Thienny Lee Gallery
176 New South Head Road, Edgecliff 2027.
(02) 8057-1769 .
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
March 30 to April 25 Spirit At Play by Michelle Connolly.

Michelle Connolly, Carolina Calling, oil and encaustic on paper, 57 x 76cm

Greater Sydney

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

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

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

Eramboo artist environment
304 McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills 2084.
0438 678 320, 0402 656 923.
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.
(02) 8536-5700
Fax 8536-5750.
Free admission.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
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

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

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School
Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Cnr of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Contact: Monica McMahon.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Parking $8 per day.
April 6 to 23 Emporium – Inside Albury’s most famous department store.

Margot Hardy Gallery
Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Parking $7 per day.
April 6 to 28 Fusion – an exhibition of works by students from Ashcroft High School.

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

Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio
Auburn Botanic Gardens, cnr Chisholm and Chiswick streets, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8745-9794, 9735-1222.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
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

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

Western Sydney University Art Gallery
(Penrith, Werrington North Campus)
AD Building, Penrith (Werrington North) Campus, Great Western Highway, Werrington 2747.
(02) 4620-3450.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Parking $7 per day.
To May 26 Rewind an exhibition of photographs by Melinda Burton, Felicia Kan, Catherine Rogers and Justene Williams from the University’s art collection.