Sydney art galleries and their AUGUST 2022 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 (AGNSW)
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 28 the annual Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022 are the most engaging art events of the year, eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. The Archibald Prize for portrait painting is a who’s who of Australian culture from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

Blak Douglas, Moby Dickens. Winner, Archibald Prize 2022. © the artist. Photograph: © AGNSW, Mim Stirling. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales

To Jan 2023 Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island – the artist’s first major exhibition to be held in an Australian public institution. Featuring more than 80 works from across his nearly two-decade career, the exhibition unpacks the ways in which Boyd holds a lens to colonial history, explores multiplicity within narratives, and interrogates blackness as a form of First Nations’ resistance. Read more . . .

Daniel Boyd, Untitled (PI3), 2013. Private collection, Bowral. © the artist. Photograph: Jessica Maurer. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Daniel Boyd, Untitled (TRISATSAG), 2020, oil, acrylic and archival glue on canvas 190 x 350cm. Bendigo Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with funds from the First Nations Acquisition Fund 2020

To Jan 2023 Local Rhythms and Actions – jointly curated by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and 11 residents from Woolloomooloo, Local Rhythms and Actions is the first exhibition in our Open Studio program, which offers new insights into the Gallery’s collection.

Audrey Fine Art
181 Harris Street, Pyrmont 2009.
(02) 9552-3018.
Aug 6 to 28 Fiona Craig – a collection of oil paintings of both Australian and exotic flora produced by the artist in Chicago and Sydney.

Australian National Maritime Museum
Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont 2009.
(02) 9298-3777.
On now, art from the National Maritime Collection on show in a series of mini exhibitions, four large works, on display:
Captain Thomas Robertson, The Red Jacket in Hobson’s Bay, 1856–57;
Henry Gritten, Hobart Town 1856, 1856;
Rupert Bunny, The Great White Fleet Entering Sydney Harbour Through the Heads, c.1908;
The Gospel Ship, 19th century.

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.
Please check the website for exhibition information and updates.

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. From large canvases to smaller works on paper, the artist embraces his signature colours and quintessential style in this captivating body of work. A selection of Done’s work, mostly large canvases, can also be viewed at Ngununggula gallery in Bowral during Aug and Sept.
The artist’s publication Ken Done: Art Design Life, a comprehensive and extensively illustrated monograph on Done’s art and design, celebrates the man, his life’s work and his legacy. Also available 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.
To Aug 11 Korean school culture program offers playful free activities, including Korean school uniform experience, Korean school snack tasting, and more.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 9.00. Closed Mon.
Ongoing, MCA Collection: Perspectives on place – brings together artworks that explore the social and physical aspects of place. It has been imagined as an expanded map, which weaves together a picture of the world made from rituals, memories, metaphors, imprints, and repurposed materials.

Kumpaya Girgirba, Kanu Nancy Taylor, Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Ngamaru Bidu, Wokka Taylor, Muuki Taylor, Jakayu Biljabu, Bowja Patricia Butt, Noelene Girgirba, Kalyu, 2014, installation view ‘MCA Collection: Perspectives on place’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2021, synthetic polymer paint on linen Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor, 2014, image courtesy and © the artists. Photograph: Jessica Maurer

Through Aug, Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface – tracing 60 years of work by one of Australia’s most significant feminist artists. Read more . . .
Also, Ultra Unreal: New myths for new worlds – presents the works of six artists and collectives whose world building practices are connected to nightlife ecosystems across the globe – Club Ate (Sydney), Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic (Bangkok & New York), Lawrence Lek (London), Lu Yang (Shanghai), and Saeborg (Tokyo).
To Nov 6 Bonita Ely: Artist Room, MCA Collection – a presentation of two performance works from the 1980s.

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988.
Admission charges apply. Free entry Fri 5–8pm, and Sat–Sun.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
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.
July 30 to Sept 12 Heart of Country: Arnhem Land Barks. The “heart” of this exhibition is the relationship to Country expressed in diverse and sometimes oblique ways by four generations of Indigenous artists from Arnhem Land and beyond. Works come from a remarkable private collection of bark paintings assembled by Donna-Marie Kelly and Andrew Dyer featuring some of the finest painters of Arnhem Land. Presented in association with Drill Hall Gallery.

Mary Nongirrna Marawili, Batpa, 2014, earth pigments on stringybark, 197 × 56cm. Dyer Family collection. © Mary Nongirrna Marawili, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, 2022. Courtesy the artist, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian Capital Territory 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 open hours and exhibition program.

Chippendale, Central

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2015.
(02) 8571-9099.
June 23 to Aug 21 All is Life a major solo exhibition by Mel O’Callaghan. Curated by Aarna Fitzgerald Hanley. Read more . . .

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181–187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Tues–Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 8.00. Closed Mon.
Aug 13 to Oct 2 NO FALSE IDOLS.

Nabilah Nordin, Sculpture House, 2020. Photograph: Christo Crocker and Guy Grabowsky. Courtesy the artist and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Sydney Contemporary
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2015.
Sept 8 to 11, Sydney Contemporary will present 90+ leading galleries across four days of art on show, performance, talks, and events.
Art Almanac is proud to be a Media Partner of Sydney Contemporary 2022, working with Artist Profile and leading independent Australian curators, 3:33 Art Projects to present the exhibition Origins and Imagination.

UTS Gallery
University of Technology Sydney, Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
(02) 9514-1652.
Mon–Fri 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 9 She Speaks in Sculpture by Diana Baker Smith.
Artist talk: Sat Aug 6, 2–4pm with Verónica Tello, art historian and writer. RSVP

Diana Baker Smith, She Speaks in Sculpture, 2022, two-channel 4K video. Photograph: Lucy Parakhina. Courtesy the artist and UTS Gallery

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 21 I Loved You – love turns up in unexpected places. From old rickshaws to a pool of dazzling lights. The 28 artists featured in I Loved You show us that love can be a time, a place, or even a memory. Its traces can be found on our father’s wristwatch, our lover’s skin, or our grandparent’s home. Read more . . .

Jiang Zhi 蒋志, Fade 16, 2016–17, archival inkjet print, 125 × 93.8cm. Courtesy the artist and White Rabbit Gallery

Song Dong 宋冬, Operator, 2009, wood, plastic, and textile, 210 × 180 × 126cm. Courtesy the artist and White Rabbit Gallery

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;

ARO Gallery
51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Gallery hours vary, see individual exhibitions on the website.

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 Aug 13 I walked long way by Rosie Tarku King.

Rosie Tarku King, Wind Blowing, acrylic on canvas, 120 × 120cm. Finalist Sulman Prize 2022. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

To Aug 13 John Prince Siddon.
Aug 18 to Sept 10 Margins of Intimacy by Nicole Kelly.

John ‘Prince’ Siddon, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 240 × 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Nicole Kelly, Blue room, oil on polyester, 170 × 200.5cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
Artspace is closed for redevelopment.
We have temporarily relocated to the National Art School campus in Darlinghurst NSW 2010, until late 2022.

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
(02) 9357-2058, 0406-537-933.
Director: Jo Holder.
By appt via email, phone or visit our website.
To Aug 16 RISE 2.2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves and people, oil and plastics.

Disorder Gallery
Door 108, cnr Stanley and Bourke Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Instagram: @disordergallery
Wed–Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
Aug 24 to Sept 10 The Light Art Show by Alan Rose.

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

Frances Keevil
Online and exhibiting gallery
July 27 to Aug 7 The Heroism of Enlightenment by Bahman Kermany at Studio W: 6 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun–Mon by appt.
Visit the website for exhibitions.
To Aug 6 Exhale by Paul Snell.
Aug 10 to Sept 3 Ed Bats. Also, Helen Smith.

King Street Gallery on William
177 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.
Aug 16 to Oct 1 Great Australian Painting.

NAS Gallery
156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.
Free entry.
Mon–Sun 10.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions. Extended hours Thurs until 10pm.
To Aug 13 Colin Lanceley: Earthly Delights.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
(02) 9368-1900, 1800-046-282 (Mon–Wed 2.00 to 4.00 AEST).
NAVA is the national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft, and design sector. Visit the website to find out about membership and the benefits.

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Aug 6 to 31 Toni Clarke.

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.
Aug 3 to 27 Reconfiguration by Denis Clarke.

Denis Clarke, Bather Man, oil on canvas, 112.5 × 89.5cm; 115 × 92cm framed. Photograph: Brett East. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

STATION | Sydney
Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9055-4688.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Sydney Jewish Museum
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-7999.
Admission fees apply.
Mon–Thurs 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.30. Closed Fri–Sat. Visit the website for both public and Jewish hols.
To Oct 23 Shaken to his Core: The Untold Story of Nolan’s Auschwitz. This exhibition showcases 50 works by Sidney Nolan never before seen in Australia.

Redfern, Surry Hills, Green Square

Aboriginal & Pacific Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2211. Instagram: @aboriginalpacificart
Director: Gabrielle Roy (member of ACGA).
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 3 to 27 Ngayuku ngura My Country. Presented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery in association with Tjala Arts. Amata, APY Lands, South Australia.

Art Atrium
12 Daniel Street (entrance on Daphne Street), Botany 2019.
Director: Simon Chan.
Wed–Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt. Closed Sun–Mon.
Aug 20 to Sept 3 (to be opened by artist Ross Harvey Sat Aug 20, 2.30–4.30pm) Waterfalls and Carol’s Garden by Jacqueline Balassa. Artist in conversation with artist Ian Grant: Sat Sept 3, 2.30–4.30pm.

Jacqueline Balassa, Eucalypts Shedding their Bark, 2022, oil on polyester canvas, 71.5 × 51cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Atrium

Artbank Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9697-6000, 1800-251-651.
Mon–Fri by appt.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program and access initiative for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.

Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9225-1881.
Free admission made possible by J P Morgan.
Thurs–Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Easter Friday and Christmas Day.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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

GALLERY guymorganartist
531 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 8021-4781.

Rogue Pop-up Gallery
130 Regent Street, Redfern 2015.
0424-233-821, 0404-258-296.
Director: Diane Larter.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00. Closed Mon–Tues.
To Aug 7 Shane Forrest – paintings.
Also, David Hawkes – paintings and ceramics.
Aug 10 to Sept 4 (opening Sat Aug 13, 11am–6pm) Gilbert Bel-Bachir – photos from the archive, hand printed B/W.

Sabbia Gallery
609 Elizabeth Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 9361-6448.
Directors: Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi.
Tues–Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
July 29 to Aug 23 Main Gallery: In a Ritual Sense a solo exhibition in ceramics by Simone Fraser. Gallery Two: Tali Tjuta a solo exhibition featuring glass and canvas by Selinda Davidson.

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Director: Stella Downer.
Gallery Manager: Anoushka Sansom.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 2 to 27 Arboreal by Denese Oates.

Denese Oates, Wind Song, 2022, copper, 48 × 39 × 1.5cm. Photograph: Michele Brouet. Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To Aug 13 Muses by Julia Gutman.
Aug 18 to Sept 10 Into Air by Dawn Ng.
Aug 25 to Sept 10 Presage by Yvette Coppersmith.

Julia Gutman, All Adults Here, 2021, donated textiles and embroidery, metal chain, approx. 200 × 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

Tap Gallery
1/259 Riley Street, Surry Hills
Daily 12.00 to 6.00.
Aug 15 to 28 (opening Wed Aug 17, 6–8pm with Yves Hernot Knight/Chavalier [K.O.N.M] at 7pm) Blast from the Past! – Survey 1998–2022 by Anna Mary Wheeler. Artist talk: Sat Aug 27, 3pm.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 30 to Aug 20 (opening Sat July 30) Painting and Sculpture From Some of The Greats – five major Australian artists exhibited together, explore the rich cultural importance of contemporary Australian art and its legacy. Featuring the works of David Aspden, Tony Coleing, Marea Gazzard, Richard Larter and Peter Upward.

Inner West

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) 8095-9678.
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.
Instagram: @boomalliartgallery
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun–Mon.

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.

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49–51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550-4433, 0431-390-880.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Kerrie Lowe Gallery specialises in contemporary ceramics. Located for over 30 years in North Newtown, the Gallery features constantly changing exhibitions of work by Australian ceramicists and is a great resource for collectors, professionals and students.
Aug 6 to Sept 3 Form | Surface | Structure: Ceramic Sculpture – Bill Burton, John Creighton, Helen Earl, Zane Edwards, Lisa Hoelzl, Waldemar Kirpichnikov, Chris Ma, Clare Nicholson, Susan Robey, Susan Romyn, Craig Rowlands, John Tuckwell, Katherine Wheeler, Emily Valentine and others. A large group exhibition showcasing sculptural forms both large and small, intricate, textured, coloured, monochrome, painted, exquisite, and fascinating.

Katherine Wheeler, Evolving, small porcelain sculpture with hand painted details and crochet. Photograph: Kerrie Lowe. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

John Tuckwell, Interior, small porcelain sculpture with textured panels and applied colour. Photograph: Kerrie Lowe. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Nth Sydney, Northern Beaches

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 5 to 28 Environmental Art & Design Prize 2022 – a cross disciplinary exhibition of selected works by artists and designers across the country who are engaged with the natural world, environmental renewal, regeneration, and the circular economy. Now in its second year, the award celebrates contemporary art and design practices that are socially engaged, environmentally aware, and that seek to contribute to positive change. Presented across three Northern Beaches’ arts venues: Manly Art Gallery & Museum; Curl Curl Creative Space and the Mona Vale Pop Up Gallery. Open Tues–Sun 10.00 to 5.00 at all venues.

Martina Clarke, Autotanks (interdisciplinary collaboration) (detail). Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Chad Ajamian, Road to Recovery – Hawkesbury River Flood in Infrared, works on paper and photography. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Jo Mellor, Care in the era of Solastalgia (detail). Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 7, 75 Years of the Mosman Art Prize – this exhibition looks back at all of the winning artworks of the Mosman Art Prize and charts the progression in Australian painting from Margaret Olley to Salote Tawale.

Margaret Olley, New England Landscape, 1947, oil on canvas. Courtesy Mosman Art Gallery

To Sept 4 In Profile: Toshiko Oiyama – Oiyama creates free-flowing ink drawings in contrast with the punctured and threaded paper on which they sit, echoing both the impermanence and immutability in nature.

Toshiko Oiyama, Periodic Table, 2021, ink, pigmented ink, pinhole punctures and thread on paper. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

To Oct 2 The Cube: Stevie Fieldsend – Fieldsend invites you to be transported as she transforms the space into an immersive artwork that is to be experienced, rather than merely viewed.

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.

Trenna Austin Gallery
676 Military Road, Mosman 2088.
Director: Lillian Conway.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 3.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Aug 26 to Sept 11 Under Brush by New Zealand-born artist Jane Alexander – an exhibition of landscape paintings inspired by the artist’s walks during and after COVID-19 in the local Sydney area..

Warringah Printmakers Studio
Cnr Condamine and Lovett streets, Manly Vale NSW 2093.
Aug 13, 14, 20 and 21 Interior – a themed open studio exhibition featuring print works on paper.

White Rhino Artspace
Level 1, TWT Precinct, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
Facebook + Instagram: @whiterhinoartspace
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Sun–Tues opening hours vary with exhibitions.

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.
Aug 17 to Oct 1 A life of art – from the Estate of Jocelyn Plate, including works by Clarice Beckett, Elizabeth Cummings, Reg Mombassa, Sidney Nolan, Carl Plate, Tony Tuckson and more.

Tony Tuckson, TP 304a, c.1952–1956, oil on canvas, 34.7 × 25.2cm. Courtesy Annette Larkin Fine Art

Carl Plate, Untitled, 1961, PVA on board, 58.5 × 80.3cm. 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 Aug 7 Symbiosis by Jimmy Rix, and Night Drawings and Day Paintings by Stephanie Monteith.
Aug 16 to Sept 4 Graeme Drendel, and Michael Fitzjames.

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
12 Mary Place, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9557-8483.
Director: Campbell Robertson-Swann.
Wed–Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
July 30 to Aug 20 (opening Sat July 30, 3–5pm) Peter Stevens, and Laurence Edwards. Presented in association with Messums Wiltshire.
Aug 27 to Sept 17 (opening Sat Aug 27, 3–5pm) Peter Godwin.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun–Mon by appt.
From our stockroom works by Boyd, Dickerson, Crooke, Gittoes, Whiteley, Woodward, Coleman, Coburn, Nolan, Olsen, Canning, Campbell, Shead, Rubin, Griffith, Harvey, Irving, Paxton, West, Winch, Buchan, Perceval, and many others.

Pamela Griffith, Peppercorns and Preserves, oil on canvas, 87 × 112cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Fax (02) 9331-7050.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues–Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
To Aug 13 A J Taylor, and Tom Keukenmeester.
Aug 18 to Sept 10 Linde Ivimey.

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.
Aug 2 to 14 Endangered – group show.
Aug 16 to 28 Ceramics.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 6.00. Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun–Mon.
To Aug 6 Marisa Purcell.
Also, John Olsen: Important works on paper.
Aug 10 to 27 Janis Clarke. Also, Chris Langlois.
Aug 31 to Sept 17 Giles Alexander: Creation Myths and other Tall Tales. Also, Elliott Routledge.
Olsen Annexe – 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025:
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
July 27 to Aug 13 Filipa Tojal: Above the treetops.
Aug 31 to Sept 17 Giles Alexander: Tall Tales and other Creation Myths.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1919.
Director: Roslyn Oxley (member of ACGA).
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Established in Sydney in 1982, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has a rich history of supporting contemporary art, having fostered the careers of some of the most influential Australian artists working today, including Tracey Moffatt, David Noonan, Fiona Hall, Patricia Piccinini, Bill Henson and Dale Frank. Aug 12 to Sept 10 Pierre Mukeba, and Dhambit Munuŋgurr.

SOHO Galleries Sydney
Celebrating 27 years
150 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025. T 0460-009-991.
710 Military Road, Mosman 2088. T 0460-008-885.
ARTPark Australia Sculpture – Woolloomooloo Wharf Sculpture Walk, Walsh Bay Sydney, 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.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Aug 1 to 31 Winter Group Show Continues – the group show presents 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 and others. The artworks range in media and style from abstract landscapes to still-life paintings showcasing each artist’s unique practice.

Phillipa Butters, Cambrian Impression, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 91 × 91cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

UNSW Galleries
Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat–Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
To Aug 14 Weaving Eucalypts Project by Liz Williamson – exploring local Australian colour, cultural connections, and shared weaving traditions.

Liz Williamson, Weaving Eucalypts Project (detail), 2020-2021. Photograph: Ian Hobbs. Courtesy the artist and UNSW Galleries

To Aug 14 Objects In-Between by Bic Tieu – explores notions of hybridity as a third cultural space and how objects can shape and reflect identity.
Also, The Tangled Jewelled Maze by Inoka Samarasekara – a project aiming to preserve, renew, and reimagine Sri Lankan jewellery forms impacted by colonisation and globalisation.
July 30 to Oct 2 A MURRIALITY – the first survey of renowned Waanyi artist Gordon Hookey charting three decades of practice where art and activism fuse.

Gordon Hookey, hoogah boogah, c.2005, card and paint stencil. Photograph: Carl Warner. © Gordon Allan Hookey/Copyright Agency, 2022. Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Queensland and UNSW Galleries

Aug 27 to Nov 20 exploring giant molecules – the largest exhibition to date of Australian artist Sandra Selig bringing together key examples of her interdisciplinary projects from the past two decades.

Sandra Selig, heart of the air you can hear, 2011, polyester thread nails, synthetic polymer paint, Installation view at Monash University Museum of Art. Photograph: John Brash. Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Queensland, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney and UNSW Galleries

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues–Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
To Aug 24 large-scale works with a focus on New Zealand artist Matthew Browne.

Matthew Browne, Pouri, vinyl tempera and oil on linen, 180 × 160cm. Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary

Eastern Suburbs

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf
548 New South Head Road, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9184-1016.
Free entry.
Wed–Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat–Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
To Aug 7 NOT: Forensic anthropology.

Greater Sydney

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 Aug 7 Luke Sciberras: Side of the Sky.
Aug 20 to Oct 16 Little Orange Goes Big.

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 Aug 14 Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven’t seen.
Also, Zanny Begg: Same River Twice.
July 30 to Oct 16 Where Shadows Meet.
Aug 20 to Sept 18 Charlie Wells: Looking Through.

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive (entry via Oxford Street), Smithfield 2164.
(02) 9725-0190.
Facebook + Instagram: @fairfieldcitymuseumgallery
Admission free.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Sun–Mon and public hols.
To Sept 24 Who Are You Wearing? – celebrating local talent, this exhibition provides a platform for future forward Western Sydney fashion designers. By putting the focus on slow fashion and sustainable practice, Who Are You Wearing? considers the impact of the fashion industry on the world around us.

Granville Centre Art Gallery
1 Memorial Drive, Granville 2144.
(02) 8757-9029.
Tues–Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Visit the website for more information.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700.
Fax (02) 8536-5750.
Free admission.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
To Aug 28 Jess Johnson and Simon Ward: Terminus – a virtual reality installation where visitors can explore a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and a network of gateways. Terminus is a National Gallery of Australia Touring Exhibition.

Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, Terminus (still), 2017–2018. National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, commissioned with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation 2017, purchased 2018. © the artists. Courtesy the artists, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

To Aug 28 Alison Clouston & Boyd: Delving & Branching – an exhibition that extends the artists’ decades-long enquiry into trees, the urgent threats that they face, and their co-evolution with other organisms.

Alison Clouston & Boyd, Delving & Branching (installation detail), 2022, tree, original soundtracks, metal, wool, bone. Courtesy the artists and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville 2220.
(02) 9330-6444.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.
July 29 to Oct 23 Operation art – an annual exhibition celebrating its 27th anniversary this year. Fifty artworks created by students across New South Wales will tour the state before finding their home at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead where they will help make sick children feel better through the power of art. Operation Art is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, in partnership with The NSW Department of Education.

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.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
19 Eastern Road, The Chancellery, Macquarie University, North Ryde 2109.
(02) 9850-7437.
Senior Curator: Rhonda Davis.
Visit the website for opening times and exhibitions.

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus, cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Free entry.
Wed–Thurs 10.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.

Margot Hardy Gallery, Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Closed until further notice.
Visit the website for updates.

Parramatta Artists’ Studios
Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150.
(02) 9806-5230.
Open during events and by appt.
Please check the website for program.

Penrith Regional Gallery
Home of The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Boxing Day public hol, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
To Aug 14 A Girl Like You by Linda Brescia. Read more . . .

Greater North Shore

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 27 to Aug 13 Accretions/Abrasions – Jacqueline Aust, Anthea Boesenberg, Kathy Boyle and Gary Shinfield – two Australian and two New Zealand artists, with an established practice in printmaking and working on paper, develop their ideas in relation to processes of change over time – accretion and abrasion.

Kathy Boyle, Accretions 1, etched monoprint on aluminium, approx. 75 × 75cm. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

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