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 September 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Sara Hughes, Torpedo, 2008, paper tags, acrylic paint, 380 x 380cm dimensions variable depending on wall size
Kushana Bush, Pressed open hook, 2009, gouache and pencil on paper, 100 x 70 cm sheet; 120.6 x 91.3 x 4.3cm frame
To Oct 2 O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: making modernism.
To Oct 8 Mervyn Bishop.
To Oct 22 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017.
To Nov 12 Passion and procession: art of the Philippines.
To Feb 4, 2018 Mikala Dwyer.
Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills: to Nov 19 Brett Whiteley: west of the divide. Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00 only.
Bruce Pussell, Patagonian Caravan, 2016, glass art, 45 x 62cm
Sally Robinson, Spirals #2, 2017, ultrachrome monoprint on canvas, 100 x 100cm
Blak Markets at Barangaroo Reserve
Aboriginal Art, Craft & Bushfood
The Blak Markets open-air market will feature more than 20 stalls that will be displaying a range of unique products and food by Aboriginal makers and food producers from around New South Wales. On across Stargazer Lawn at Barangaroo Reserve on Sunday 24 September from 10am to 4pm beginning with a smoking ceremony at 10.15am by Margret Campbell from Dreamtime Southern X. The days events include live music, dance performances, workshops and traditional Indigenous games for children. There will be a live bush tucker cooking demonstration hosted by celebrity chef, The Black Olive (Mark Olive), and the Tribal Warrior bushfood van will be serving up delicious bush tucker alongside a range of local Aboriginal food producers. Artists from the APY Art Centre Collective, South Australia and a young and emerging artists will be exhibiting and selling their works. Barangaroo Reserve is accessible by bus, ferry or train and parking is available under the Reserve via the entry at Towns Place.
Level 1, Dymocks Building,
428 George Street, Sydney 2000.
0422-144-688. email@example.com www.crawfordgallery.com.au
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 12 Line and Space – Lynne Eastaway, PJ Hickman, Annelies Jahn, Pollyxenia Joannou, Brent Hallard, Susan Andrews and Louise Blyton. Curated by Suzie Idiens.
Sept 14 to Oct 10 Drapery works on paper by Luis Vargas.
Left: Luis Vargas, Untitled 3, 2017, mixed media on paper Right: Luis Vargas, Untitled 7, 2017, mixed media on paper
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.
Aug 31 to Sept 11 (opening Thurs Aug 31, 6-8pm) Transference – Rachael Cassar, Alyssa Choat and Lin Wei.
Also, Wonderment by Seed Stitch Collective, and Nice Rak! by Bec Litvan.
Sept 14 to 25 (opening Thurs Sept 14, 6-8pm) OK, Perfect, Sharon: Affirmation and Screen Graphics in the Information Age by Rob Riley.
Also, Fair Warning by Cate Riley, Pink Nostalgia by Marc Dempsey, and While you are sleeping by Jun Chen.
Also, Wings by Yasmina Black.
The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
Fax (02) 8274-4545. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kendone.com.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
A number of new and quintessential canvases along with an unexpected suite of figurative paintings feature in this exhibition of work by Sydney-based artist, Ken Done. His love of Sydney Harbour is well documented but less so his representation of the female form. A series of beach and reef canvases complete the current exhibition. Limited edition prints, posters and other art related product as well as Done’s autobiography ‘A life coloured in’, published by Harper Collins, is available for sale in the gallery shop.
Ken Done, New Moon, 2016, oil on linen, 80 x 100cm
Ken Done, Windsurfer on a Mauve Sea, 2017, acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400. www.mca.com.au
Mon-Tues 10.00 to 5.00, Wed 10.00 to 9.00pm, Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 2 Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy.
To Nov 19 Hilarie Mais.
Also, Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists. Now showing: 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.
To Oct 15 Salon des Refusés. The S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ exhibition from the hundreds of works entered in the Archibald and Wynne Prizes not chosen for the official finalist exhibition. The Salon includes works which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape. Visitors to the annual Salon des Refusés exhibition can vote for their favourite artwork in the Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award.
Left: Luke Cornish, Ben (Ben Quilty – artist), aerosol enamel on canvas, 190 x 130cm Right: Sally Ross, Albert Wiggan (musician, Bardi, Nyul Nyul, and Kija man, traditional owner, ranger, environmental/Indigenous activist), oil on wood panel 100 x 80cm
Spring. 1883 The Establishment – Sydney
320 George Street, Sydney 2000. www.spring1883.com
Sept 7 to 9 Spring. 1883 a host of galleries will take over the entire Establishment Hotel to present contemporary art from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Public opening hours Thurs 7 Sept, 12-7pm, Fri 8 Sept, 12-8pm and Sat 9 Sept, 12-7pm. Free entry.
Visit the website to view participating galleries and artists.
Georgina Cue, Relache, 2017, archival inkjet print, edition 1 of 3 + 2 AP, 142.9 cm x 114cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne
State Library of NSW
Level 1, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414. www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 2 to 10 WHAT GOES POP!.
A free display. Presented as part of History Week.
Upstairs, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale 2008. www.collabgallery.com
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
A curated gallery for emerging artists.
Sept 13 to 30 (opening Wed Sept 13, 6-8.30pm) Tender – investigates the artist’s touch and attentiveness to artistic production. A group exhibition of multi-disciplinary artists, Tender looks at multiple ways artists tend to their subject.
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. www.4a.com.au
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs open to 8.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 8 I don’t want to be there when it happens – Raj Kumar (Pakistan), Sonia Leber & David Chesworth (Australia) and Adeela Suleman (Pakistan).
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683. email@example.com www.sheffergallery.com
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Sept 13 to 23 Miguel Valenzuela.
Sept 27 to 30 Ahn Wells, Kiata Mason, Yeehwan Yeoh, Emma Lipscombe and Liz Shreeve.
Oct 4 to 14 Julia Flanagan, Sally Stokes and Ana Young.
Sydney Contemporary Carriageworks
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2015. www.sydneycontemporary.com.au
Fri 12.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 7 to 10 The annual Australian and international contemporary art fair presenting more than 300 artists, across 90+ galleries from 14 countries. Tickets on sale now.
Visit website for full program.
Robyn Stacey, Wendy and Brett Whiteley’s Library, Lavender Bay, 2016, photograph, created using a camera obscura. Courtesy the artist
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 Sept 22 Sounding the Future – Peter Blamey, George Poonkhin Khut, Gail Priest and Pia van Gelder and Tom Smith. Curated by Gail Priest.
Gail Priest, Sounding the Future, 2015, installation detail. Photograph: Samuel James
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.
Aug 31 to Sept 30 (opening Thurs Aug 31, 6pm) Can’t Touch This – Carla Adams (WA), Troy-Anthony Baylis (SA), Christine Dean (NSW), Chantal Fraser (QLD), Kate Just (VIC), Mumu Mike Williams (APY/SA), Claudia Nicholson (NSW), Raquel Ormella (ACT/NSW), Marlene Rubuntja(NT) and Paul Yore (VIC). Curated by Miriam Kelly. Read more…
Carla Adams, Ryan (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself), 2017, Polycord, acrylic yarn, cotton thread, linen and glass gem
White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867. www.whiterabbitcollection.org
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Ritual Spirit a meditation on gods and ghosts, faith and spirit, and the place of the sacred in a materialistic world. Artists include Geng Xue, Chen Tianzhuo, Xu Bing, Cheng Ran, Xu Zhen, Yu Hong and Ni Youyu. Aug 30 to Jan 28, 2018.
ALASKA Projects [Car park]
9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay (directly behind the Kings Cross Police station).
Alaska Projects [Carpark] is located on Level 2 and Level 5 of the Kings Cross Car Park
0410-432-981. firstname.lastname@example.org www.alaskaprojects.com
Fri-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Septe 15 to 30 Engender – a group exhibition brings together seven artists whose works engage with gender and sexuality, exploring the ways in which we move through the world as gendered bodies and aims to expand the rigidity around how we view what is male and what is female.
Left: Tony Albert, Brother (Our Present), 2013, pigment print on paper, edition of 3 + 2APs, 150 x 100cm Right: Angelica Mesiti, Nakh Removed, 2015, still from the single channel video, silent, 9 mins 06 secs
51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 6.30, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 5 to 17 (opening Tues Sept 5, 6-8pm) Afterlife by Ian Kingsford-Smith.
Artist talk: Sun Sept 10, 2-3pm. www.iankingsfordsmith.com
137 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 8316-3592. email@example.com www.comagallery.com
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 10 Master of Three Worlds – an all-Australian group show featuring Seth Birchall, Christopher Day, Eugene Choi, Mason Kimber, Jason Phu, Tom Polo and Marian Tubbs.
The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
0406-537-933. firstname.lastname@example.org www.crossart.com.au
Director: Jo Holder.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 9 Obsolete? – Nicole Barakat, Aleshia Lonsdale and Fiona MacDonald. Closing talk: Sat Sept 9, 2pm by Lyndall Ryan on the Massacre Map.
Sept 16 to Oct 21 Crabs, Fish and Death: Galuma Maymuru and Jacqueline Gribbin. With Australian Museum.
Birds of Paradise, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 80cm
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909. email@example.com www.gallery9.com.au
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Scott Millington.
Wed-sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Aug 30 to Sept 23 Tonee Messiah.
Sept 27 to Oct 21 John Aslanidis.
Left: John Aslanidis, Sonic no. 61, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 182 x 133cm Right: Tonee Messiah, Wrath Of The Excluded, 2017, mixed media on cotton rag, 76 x 56cm
Michelle Hamer, On the Road to Nowhere, 2017, hand stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 67 x 104cm
Michelle Hamer, When War is Over, 2017, hand stitching, mixed yarn on perforated plastic, 52.5cm x 67cm
Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9331-6692. www.robingibson.net
Tues-Saturday 11.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 13 Flores et Fructus group show.
From Sept 16 Simon Hodgson and Zoe Tweedale.
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011. StacksProjectsInc@gmail.com www.stacksprojects.com
Directors: Grant Cowan, Chloe Gunn, Zachary Harold, Annelies Jahn and Joanne Makas.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Aug 31 to Sept 17 Infinite Variation – Alexandra English, Chelsea Tuesaday, Danilo Brandao, Gabriel Lamartine, Kate Yurk, Kubi Vasak, LA Early, Lizzy Peniazeva, Millie Bartlett and Stephen Tierney.
Sept 21 to Oct 8 (opening Wed Sept 20, 6-8pm) Painting Etc. by Joe Wilson.
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 Sept 2 Tony Tuckson – works on paper from the Estate.
Also, 5 stones by Steve Harrison – ceramics and book launch.
Sept 6 to 30 Euan Macleod: paintings and works on paper.
Sept 7 to 10 (VIP opening Wed Sept 6, 4-8pm) Watters Gallery at Sydney Contemporary. Concert: Sat Sept 16, 5.30pm organised by Alan Holley.
The Sheaoak and the Sand dune, oil on board, 30 x 40cm
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2011. www.artbank.gov.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 6 Good Neighbours – Liam Benson, Harriet Body, Matthew Calandra, David Capra, Emily Crockford, Rosie Deacon, John A Douglas, Peter Dudding, Laura Jones, Stefan Kater, Daniel Kojta, Nadia Lolas, Anthony Mannix, Meagan Pelham, Thom Roberts, Thom and Angelmouse, Greg Sindel, Wart, Digby Webster and Paul Williams. Read more…
Thom and Angelmouse (Robert Thom Smith and Harriet Body), Get Up and Boogie, 2015, digital video
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 Nov 19 West of the divide. Landscapes are key to our understanding of Australian art. Whiteley’s works combine elements of abstraction and realism in a lyrical and expressive manner. He fused an Asian aesthetic of perspective with a European sensibility to create a unique floating sensual landscape, with birds, nests, trees, rocks and rivers inhabiting a world founded on place and set in imagination and feeling. Drawings, paintings and sculptures based on areas from the central west of NSW – Bathurst, Sofala, Marulan and Oberon where Whiteley spent his formative school years and would return to several times throughout his career for inspiration.
Shop 4, 450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills 2010.
0416-209-567. firstname.lastname@example.org www.m2gallery.com.au
Daily 12.00 to 7.00.
Sept 7 to 19 (opening Thurs Sept 7, 6-9pm) Unfashionable by Sally Ryan. A solo exhibition of recent works by Sydney-based artist Sally Ryan. Gallery becomes studio as she paints from life during this exhibition. www.sallyryan.com.
Left: Orange is the New Black, oil on board, 20 x 20cm Right: Studio Selfie, oil on board, 30 x 30cm
MAY SPACE (Formerly Brenda May Gallery)
409b George Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122. email@example.com www.mayspace.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 16 Nicole Welch.
Sept 7 to 10 MAY SPACE at Sydney Contemporary – Catherine O’Donnell.
From Sept 19 Backyards group show.
Michael Reid Sydney New Location
Standard House, 105 Kippax Street (enter from Waterloo 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.
Through Sept Hydrangeas by Derek Henderson.
Sept 7 to 10 Sydney Contemporary, Stand F05 – Marc Etherington, Alesandro Ljubicic, Joan Ross and Wayne Youle.
Utopia Art Sydney New Premises
72 Henderson Rd, Alexandria, 2015.
(02) 9699-2900. firstname.lastname@example.org www.utopiaartsydney.com.au
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. All welcome by appt.
Sept 2 to 30 (opening Sat Sept 2, 3-5 pm) The Opposite of Wild by Kylie Stillman. Melbourne-based Stillman presents The Opposite of Wild – a series of sculptures that heightens ones consideration of the nature of things.
Kylie Stillman, Know Your IQ, 2016, hand stitched book, cotton thread on paperback book, timber base and music stand, 15 x 12 x 19cm
Kylie Stillman, Local Branch, 2016, hand cut paperback books, timber base and saw horses, 161 x 245 x 123cm
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).
To Sept 10 Coming Going a sculptural installation by Lesley Giovanelli.
ArticulateUpstairs: Unconscious Extraction photos and video by Jacquelene Drinkall.
Sept 16 to Oct 1 (opening Fri Sept 15, 6-8pm) John Gillies – photo and video installation.
See blogspot for details.
Arone Meeks (in collaboration with Glen Mackie and Theo Tremblay), Dialogue 1/1, Oil based ink on Arches paper (Printed by Editions Tremblay), 109 x 167cm. Photograph: Sharon Hickey
Breathing Colours Gallery
446 Darling Street, Balmain 2041.
(02) 9555-8543. email@example.com www.breathingcolours.com
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Aug 29 to Sept 10 Trilogy – Donna Ravenscroft, Verity Roberts and Roxanne Lillis. Sept 12 to 24 Tulips & Mice by Dianne Stinson.
Sept 26 to Oct 8 Group Show – Jeni Hawes, Pauline Zuff and Patricia Boow. Breathing Colours Studio at 760 Darling Street, Rozelle. Workshops are available in this new creative space dedicated to classes and workshops. We are currently taking Exhibition Proposals for 2018. Apply now.
Also available at the Gallery: workshops, framing and jewellery repairs.
Donna Ravenscroft, Layered landscape, mixed media on canvas, 76 x 76cm
Roxanne Lillis, The Magician, oil on linen, 45 x 45cm
The Galah Has Landed (detail), 2014, treated pine, emergency blankets, gum branches, roof rack strapping, LCD television
Photograph: Nick De Lorenzo
Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kateowengallery.com
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Kate Owen Gallery is a multiple award-winning gallery specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art. Artworks range from small affordable works to large investment pieces. Three light-filled floors showcase major exhibitions of Indigenous masters, established artists and new talent. The unique Collectors’ Gallery is dedicated to museum-quality works from Australia’s leading Indigenous artists. Kate Owen Gallery is a member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
Sept 23 to Oct 15 Intricate Expressions by Dulcie Long Pula and Anna Price Petyarre. From Utopia in the Northern Territory, the home country of many of our greatest Indigenous artists, Petyarre and Pula have recently branched out and are pursuing a more minimalistic style. The works are characterised by restrained colour palettes, exceptionally fine attention to detail and complex designs. Intricate Expressions is an exhibition not to be missed.
Anna Price Petyarre, My Country, acrylic on linen, 123 x 61cm
Dulcie Long Pula, Awelye, acrylic on linen, 91 x 122cm
Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
Fax 9550-1996. email@example.com kerrielowe.com
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.30 (Thurs 10.00 to 7.00).
To Sept 17 The Sydney Teapot Show – a competition and exhibition of ingenious handmade ceramics. Gallery open seven days during Teapot Show: Sun 12.00 to 5.30. Part of Sydney Fringe Festival.
Ryan Myers, Grey Goose Teapot, 2017, ceramic
Sept 22 to Oct 17 TableTalk – a large group show featuring handmade tableware by Australian ceramicists. Part of Sydney Craft Week – an initiative of the Australian Design Centre.
SCA Galleries Sydney College of the Arts
Balmain Road (enter opposite Cecily Street), Rozelle 2040.
(02) 9351-1008. firstname.lastname@example.org sydney.edu.au/sca/galleries-events/index.shtml
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).
To Sept 9 2017 David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award – Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Ciaran Begley, Vicky Browne, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Stevie Fieldsend, Kath Fries, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Daniel Hollier, Anna John, Therese Keogh, Anna McMahon, Kirsten Perry, Niall Robb, Susanna Strati, Salote Tawale, Ben Terakes and Yeliz Yorulmaz.
Fri Sept 22, 11-5pm, Sat 23 Sept, 11-4pm (opening Thurs Sept 21, 6-8pm) September HDR Examination Exhibition.
Nth Sydney Northern Beaches
479 Pacific Highway, Artarmon 2064.
(02) 9427-0322. www.artarmongalleries.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Sept 8 to 23 (opening Fri Sept 8, 7.30pm) Spring Exhibition – Lucinda Chambers, Venita Salnajs and Heather Acton.
Also, new release of Kilmeny Niland (1950-2009) originals from her book illustrations.
105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099.
(02) 9942-2522. email@example.com www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 3 Northern Beaches Art Prize 2017: Waste to Art & Youth – showcasing the finalists of the Youth and Waste-to-Art categories of the Northern Beaches Art Prize, highlighting our young and creative talent. Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00. northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Sept 7 to 17 Out of the Blue an exhibition by students of The Beach School. A collaborative art exhibition for Northern Beaches Schools for Specific Purposes, which has given students the unique opportunity to celebrate their creativity and imagination whilst exploring the colour blue and what it means to them. Supported by Northern Beaches Council.
Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00 Sept 21 to Oct 1 The Bridge, the Crowd, the Beach and the Ferry by David Wiggs explores movement and journey of people or the crowd to the beaches and the beach and crowd itself. The infrastructure and craft that is used to get there. It starts at The Bridge and The Quay to the beach and back passing the iconic landscape of the harbour. All work is produced on site in the landscape. Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon-Tues. dwiggsart.com.
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.
Sept 15 to Nov 3 (opening Sat Sept 16, 2-4pm) Seeing Science – Julie Brooke, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Julia Davis, Janet Laurence, Helen Pynor, Caroline Rothwell, Jack Stahel and Shona Wilson – contemporary artists engaging with the concepts of science.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Actual Size II, (Digital Imaging in collaboration with Geoff Thompson and Andy Wang, Queensland Museum)
Caroline Rothwell, Tasmanian Torrent Midge (Edwardian tasmaniensis), 2013, Toyota Corolla Ascent exhaust emission, acrylic binder medium and 23 carat gold on primed canvas, 25.5 x 36 x 2cm
Headland Park Artist Precinct
Read Place, Headland Park
Georges Heights entrance off Middle Head Road (opposite Cobittee Street),
0409-653-222. firstname.lastname@example.org www.headlandartists.com
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 the first Sat of each month. Through Sept Tara Winona. Winona’s art is an invitation to connect – to nature and to one another. She seeks beauty in simplicity, leaving space for the imagination. “I seek to evoke the spirit of nature, to give her a voice through the eyes of my animals; to tell the story of being alive and my own journey through life.” Winona is represented by galleries in the UK and Australia.
Tara Winona, Release, 2017, watercolor on canvas, 92 x 122cm
Tara Winona, Twilight Dreaming, 2017, watercolor on canvas, 76 x 50.5cm
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421. email@example.com www.magam.com.au
Director: Michael Hedger.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Sept 8 to Oct 29 THE PHANTOM SHOW – The Phantom, created in 1936 by Lee Falk, was the first costume superhero and pre-dated both Superman (1938) and Spiderman (1962). MAG&M is the final Australian venue for a touring exhibition of contemporary artworks inspired by The Phantom, created by Peter Kingston, Dieter Lederwasch, Euan Macleod and Dick Frizzell among 40 artists. Explore why this comic book character resonates so strongly across the world nearly 80 years later.
Sept 8 to Nov 26 3 BOATS – this unique exhibition presents a rare and original Manly Pier dodgem boat, alongside an early Manly Junior sailing dinghy – both 1950s. These craft are juxtaposed with Richard Goodwin’s award winning sculpture Moth (2003), which plays with the pleasure craft form to invoke metaphorical allusions to journey and transformations. This project continues the approach of the blending of heritage objects with original art works that has come to characterise MAG&M’s museum. Curated by Ross Heathcote.
Richard Goodwin, Moth, 2003
Luke Sciberras, The Ghost Who Chalks, 2015
Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178. firstname.lastname@example.org www.mosmanartgallery.org.au
Director: John Cheeseman. Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Sept 10 Halò Bayanihan Philippine Art Project – a major contemporary installation of artworks by internationally acclaimed Philippine artists Alfredo Juan Aquilizan and Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan, as well as the emerging artist JD Reforma.
To Oct 15 Ashley Morgan: Threshold – a series of haunting landscapes around Hanging Rock in Victoria.
Ashley Morgan, Autumn’s arrival (detail), 2016, acrylic on board
Sept 23 to Oct 29, 70th Anniversary Mosman Art Prize. To celebrate its 70th year, the Mosman Art Prize is now $50,000. This acquisitive painting prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious Municipal art prizes.
Michael Zavros, Flora, 2016, oil on aluminium, (winner 2016 Mosman Art Prize)
Michael Johnson, Senegal Friend, 1974, Lefranc Flash Vinylic on cotton duck canvas, 195 x 210cm
181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction 2022.
0411-138-308. email@example.com www.artatrium.com.au
Director: Simon Chan.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Sept 7 to 10 Art Atrium at Sydney Contemporary – David Middlebrook, Clinton Nain, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Andrew Tomkins and Blak Douglas.
Sept 27 to Oct 14 (opening Sat Sept 30, 2.30-4.30pm with the artist) Wang Lan.
To be opened by Professor Joycelyn Chey AM.
Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fmelasgallery.com.au
Open daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Through Sept From the Stockroom – Robert Dickerson, Tim Storrier, Ray Crooke, John Coburn, James Gleeson, Garry Shead, Gria Shead, Euan Macleod, Brett Whiteley, Ross Harvey, Peter Boggs, James Cant, Margaret Woodward, Pro Hart, David Hart, Sally Paxton, Sally West and many others.
Robert Dickerson, Young Girl, oil on board, 56 x 38cm
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922. email@example.com www.olsengallery.com
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 30 to Sept 17 Paul Davies. Sept 7 to 10 Olsen Gallery at Sydney Contemporary, Stand F01, with Olsen Gruin, New York, Stand F11. Sept 20 to Oct 8 Jonathan Delafield Cook. Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025. Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. T: (02) 9327-3922. Ongoing John Olsen, and Annex Show.
120 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9361-6448. firstname.lastname@example.org www.sabbiagallery.com
Directors: Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Sept 1 to 30 Main Gallery: liminal new works in glass by Mel Douglas. Read more…
Gallery Two: ordinary alchemy new ceramic works by Honor Freeman.
Sept 6 to 10 Sabbia Gallery at Sydney Contemporary – presenting new works by Mel Douglas, Pippin Drysdale, Honor Freeman and Kirstie Rea.
Mel Douglas, Bifold, 2016, kiln formed, cold worked and engraved glass, 51 x 53.5 x 13cm
Sydney Antiques & Art Fair Royal Randwick Racecourse aaada.org.au/sydneyfair
Sept 6 to 10 an emporium of the finest antiques, art and jewellery available in Australia. All items for sale. Gala Preview: Wed 6 Sept 6-9pm. Thurs 7 Sept 10-7pm, Fri 8 Sept 10-7pm, Sat 9 Sept 10-7pm,Sun 10 Sept 10-5pm. Free parking.
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.
Left: Fiona Davies pictured with ‘Blood on Silk’, handmade silk paper, 800 sq.m Right: Fiona Davies, ‘Blood on Silk’, handmade silk paper, 800 sq.m
The Egg & Dart Shop 2, 1-3 Raymond Road, Thirroul 2515. (02) 4268-4885. email@example.com www.egganddart.com.au Tues-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
For exhibition details see listing in NSW section.
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.
To Sept 10 Dream Machines – brings together artists who are modern day Da Vincis’ – contemporary polymaths – whose practice exploits the harmony between science, technology, engineering & maths, and art.
Cameron Robbins, Shadow Phase, 2017, solar powered and time-based drawing instrument
Sept 29 to Dec 3 European Old Masters: 16th-19th Century. A rare opportunity to see 27 European masterpieces on a very special tour to Hazelhurst. Works by British, Dutch, French and Italian artists including Canaletto, Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth, Bernardo Strozzi and Matthias Stomer. Presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Jean-Marc Nattier, Title Madame de La Porte 1754. Gift of William Bowmore OBE 1992
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. virtualtours.westernsydney.edu.au/home
Contact: Monica McMahon.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00. Parking $8 per day.
To Sept 22 Without Consent: Australiaís past adoption practices – tells the individual stories of those affected by forced adoptions from the 1950s-1970s. This touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia, assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
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.
Sept 8 to Oct 6 Sweded – an exhibition showcasing stills from movies made by FAST PRINCESS. FAST PRINCESS is the name of the filmmaking collective at Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Prairiewood.
Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio
Auburn Botanic Gardens, cnr Chisholm and Chiswick streets, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8745-9794. email@example.com cumberland.nsw.gov.au/arts
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Through Sept We Are All Affected – Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Cigdem Aydemir, Rusaila Bazlamit, Khaled Sabsabi and Abdullah MI Syed. Part 1 of this exhibition was held at the Multicultural Eid Festival in July 2017. Part 2 is an exhibition across two venues; Peacock Gallery and Fairfield Museum and Gallery. The exhibition presents the artist response to the community engagement and to their interactions at the Eid Festival and provides insight into culturally specific forms of anxiety as interpreted by them. The exhibiting artists are part of Eleven; a collective of Australian Muslim artists, curators and writers. This exhibition is part of The Big Anxiety – festival of arts + science + people. An initiative of UNSW thebiganxiety.org. Curated by Khaled Sabsabi and Nur Schkembri.
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.
Sept 11 to Oct 13 The Power of the Lens – an exhibition featuring photo journalism from 2016, selected by the judges of the 6th Annual NRMA Kennedy Awards.