September 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 September 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.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Art After Hours: Wed to 9pm.
Until 2018 Out of the Ordinary. Read more…

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.

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.

Astor Art Gallery & Studio – Sally Robinson & Bruce Pussell
123-125 Macquarie Street (enter via Phillip Lane), Sydney 2000.
(02) 9247-8060.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Through Sept paintings, prints and glasswork.

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.


Crawford Gallery
Level 1, Dymocks Building,
428 George Street, Sydney 2000.
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

Customs House
31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay 2000.
(02) 9242-8551.
Mon-Fri 8am to midnight, Sat 10am to midnight, Sun 11am to 5pm, closed public hols.
To Feb 2018 Something Else is Alive: Sydney and the Animal Instinct – Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Blak Douglas, Mylyn Nguyen and Garry Trinh.

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.
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.
(02) 8274-4500
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
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

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
Sept 25 to Nov 10 (opening Fri Sept 29, 6-8pm) DISSOLVE, Inspiration by Korea.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Free entry.
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.

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

The Sculptors Society
Angel Place – Lobby
123 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000.
Mon-Fri 8.00 to 6.00.
Sept 4 to 29 A selection of Sculptures. Artist on duty 10-2.30pm.
Enquiries and Sales: Shirley Li 0408-506-285, or Feyona van Stom 0408-226-827.

Graham Radcliffe, Visitation in Bronze

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

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.
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.

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.

Down / Under Space
109 Regent Street, Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8971-7336.
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, 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).

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.
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
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2015.
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

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 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

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.
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.
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.

East Sydney

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
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.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 21 to Oct 7 Beyond Landscape by Jo Davenport.
Sept 7 to 10 Arthouse Gallery at Sydney Contemporary – From Where I Stand by Aaron Kinnane.

Aaron Kinnane, From where I stand – Safety in Sydney harbour, 2017, oil on linen, 170 x 150cm

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

Australian Centre for Photography
Project Space gallery
72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-0555.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, closed public hols.

137 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 8316-3592.
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.

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
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.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Sat, 12.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 30 Martin Creed.

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

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.
Aug 30 to Sept 17 Kaleidoscope by Stephen Trebilcock. Read more…

Banksia, 2017, oil on canvas, 165 x 200 cm

Birds of Paradise, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 80cm

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
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

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 or by appt.
To Sept 9 hoodwinks and lyres by Martin King.
Sept 12 to Oct 7 High Tide by Amanda Penrose Hart.

Amanda Penrose Hart, The Waterhole, oil on canvas, 51 x 38cm

Amanda Penrose Hart, Shark Island, oil on canvas, 95 x 190cm

Kronenberg Wright Artist Projects
91 Stanley Street, East Sydney 2010.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
Sept 15 to Oct 7 the light that catches by Consuelo Cavaniglia. Read more…

Untitled, 2017, galvanised steel, board, grey mirror, acrylic, 170 x 30 x 30cm

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 6 How to draw trees by Peter Sharp.

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

NSW Institute of Architects
Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9246-4055.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Sept 1 to 30 One Wall Two Jails by Michelle Hamer. Read more…

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.
Tues-Saturday 11.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 13 Flores et Fructus group show.
From Sept 16 Simon Hodgson and Zoe Tweedale.

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
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.

Joe Wilson, Painting Etc.

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.
Sept 13 to 30 On Point – Margarita Sampson, Denis Clarke, Shaelene Murray, Brad Spalding, David Collins and Jessica Calderwood.

Jessica Calderwood, Brooch Asexual, enamel copper and sterling silver, 8 x 6cm

Margarita Sampson, Seekers 1 & 2: Somewhere My Love, Interactive Sculpture, mixed material, 50 x 50 x 50cm
Photograph: John McRae

TAP Art Gallery
T (02) 9361-0440.
Daily 12.00 to 6.00.
Please see website for 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 Sept 2 The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists.
Also, John Fries Award 2017.
Sept 20 to Nov 11 Snsphere and Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age.

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 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.

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.

Redfern Surry Hills Green Square

Aboriginal & Pacific Art
New Location
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2211.
Director: Gabriella Roy (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 2 to 23 Dreaming of Ngurra. Presented in association with Warakurna Artists, Western Australia.

Elaine Lane, Wanarn Tjilpi and Pampa Painting Program, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 76cm

Andrew Hmelnitsky at Rotheraines Workshop
131 Queen Street, Beaconsfield 2015.
Daily 11.00 to 3.00, or by appt.
Sept 15 to 29 (opening Fri Sept 15, 6-9pm) ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE by Andrew Hmelnitsky. Set inside the great Michael Rotheraines antique workshop, Hmelnitsky’s exhibition will be a collection of his most recent en plein air landscapes of the Northern Rivers.

Kingscliff Winter, oil on board, 30 x 40cm 

The Sheaoak and the Sand dune, oil on board, 30 x 40cm

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

Flinders Street Gallery
61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9380-5663.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
To Sept 16 Adam Cullen. From Sept 21 (opening Thurs Sept 21, 6pm) Matthew de Moiser.

m2 Gallery
Shop 4, 450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills 2010.
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.

Left: Orange is the New Black, oil on board, 20 x 20cm
Right: Studio Selfie, oil on board, 30 x 30cm

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

Stella Downer Fine Art
New Location
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 29 to Oct 7 (opening Sat Sept 2, 3-5pm) Europe is always a good idea – Viola Dominello, Rod Holdaway, Steve Lopes and Ian Marr.

Rod Holdaway, Notre Dame, 2017, iPad print on epson velvet fine art paper (acid free) 32.9 x 45cm

799 Elizabeth Street , Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Sept 7 to 10 Sydney Contemporary.
Sept 22 to Oct 14 The Life of Stars by Lindy Lee.

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.
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

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.
Sept 1 to 16 Gallery One: Anthony Cahill and Pollyxenia Joannou: Red Herring II.

Anthony Cahill, Monument, 2017. acrylic and oil on linen, 140 x 140cm

Gallery Two and The Cranny: Ajay and Vinita Sharma: New Miniatures from Jaipur.

Vinita Sharma, Untitled, natural pigments on handmade paper, 45 x 30cm

Deep Space: Catherine Polcz: Corpus: a guide to the human body, Part 1.

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.

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

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road (cnr Probert Street), Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, or by appt.
Sept 2 to 24 Gallery 1: Folded Light by Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano.
Gallery 2: Group Exhibition.

Madeleine Tuckfield, Carrano Between, Oil Mixed Media on Canvas, 92 x 122cm

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Boomalli is celebrating 30 years of existence in 2017.
Sept 13 to Oct 22 (opening Wed Sept 13, 6pm) Boomalli Biennale – Boomalli’s end of year exhibition will showcase the depth of talent and level of ingenuity of Aboriginal artists from New South Wales language groups.

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.
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

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483.
Director: Campbell Robertson-Swann.
Manager: Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 30 to Sept 23 Tony Slater.
Sept 27 to Oct 21 (opening Sun Sept 24, 11-2pm) Paul Higgs.

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Thurs-Sat 2.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 2 R.O.T..
Also, Harry Aizenberg.
Sept 7 to 16 Carrie Fraser.
Sept 7 to 30 Judy Marsh.
Sept 21 to 30 Paul Mallam.

Glass Artists’ Gallery (upstairs)
Gauge Gallery (street level)
68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
T/F (02) 9552-1552.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Glass Artists’ Gallery: Collection upstairs.
Sept 5 to 17 Gauge Gallery: Just Art Competition – a group exhibition by The Law Society of NSW in support of Bara Barang charity.
Sept 19 to Oct 1 Profile ’17 a curated award exhibition of jewellery, objects and metalwork by JMGA-NSW.

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.
Sept 21 to 30 Packed To The Rafters by Luke O’Donnell. Read more…

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.
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.
(02) 9550-4433
Fax 9550-1996.
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.

Peter Wilson, Porcelain Dish, 2017

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

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).
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

Artarmon Galleries
479 Pacific Highway, Artarmon 2064.
(02) 9427-0322.
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.

Creative Space
105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099.
(02) 9942-2522.
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.
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.

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.
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

Harvey Galleries
515 Sydney Road, Seaforth 2092.
(02) 9907-0595.
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, Headland Park
Georges Heights entrance off Middle Head Road (opposite Cobittee 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 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

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.
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.
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)

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. Sept 2 to 23 Innocence by Genie Casis.

657 Pacific Highway, St Leonards 2065.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 4.30.

Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2017 (WVAB)
Sept 6 to 24 Kaleidoscope a vibrant arts festival showcasing exhibitions, public art installations, video, performance, workshops and more. Visit website for program of events and venues.

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.
To Sept 23 Michael Johnson – The 1970s. Read more…

Michael Johnson, Senegal Friend, 1974, Lefranc Flash Vinylic on cotton duck canvas, 195 x 210cm

Art Atrium
181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction 2022.
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.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 10 Between the dams by Mary Tonkin.

Mary Tonkin, Lyre, Kalomara, 2017, oil on linen, 97 x 317cm

Also, Artist and the book: Text and image in handmade books, curated by Nicholas Pounder.
Sept 19 to Oct 8 Garry Shead.

13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 9 BACK TO NATURE by Catherine Rogers.
Sept 13 to 30 Turn Around by Barbara Rogers.

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.
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

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.
Sept 13 to Oct 16 Downstairs: Gate(keepers) of Paradise by Lucienne Fontannaz.
Upstairs: Human Dialogue by Sue Soliman.

Lucienne Fontannaz, Women Fighters and Paradise?, 2017, collage and acrylic paint on board, 32.5 x 30.5cm

Kudos Gallery
6 Napier Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9326-0034.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 9 Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award.

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
To Sept 17 The Ground Beneath by A.J. Taylor, and Precious by Sue Ryan.

Sue Ryan, (left dog) Flossy, 2017, galvanised wire, ghost net, fishing line, retrieved beach rope, PVA, glass eyes, 43 x 60 x 22 cm, (right dog) Marcel, 2017, galvanised wire, ghost net, fishing line, retrieved beach rope, aluminium, pigment, PVA, glass eyes, 57 x 52 x 34cm

A.J. Taylor, Paynter Creek, 2017, oil on board, 180 x 224cm

Sept 7 to 10 Sydney Contemporary – teamLab and gallery artists.

teamLab, Impermanent Life, 2017, digital work, single channel (4K), continuous loop

Sept 21 to Oct 15 New work by Mavis Ngallametta.

Mavis Ngallametta, Low Down Swamp, 2017, ochres and charcoal with acrylic binder on linen, 272 x 200cm

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.
Sept 2 to 17 Sculpture 2017.
Sept 19 to 30 Robert Brain.

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.
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.

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.
To Sept 16 Patricia Piccinini.
Also, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser.

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.
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

Saint Cloche
37 MacDonald Street, Paddington 2021.
Director: Kitty Wong.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

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.
Aug 31 to Sept 19 Places in The Sun by Erika Beck.

Erika Beck, Rockpool 2, acyrlic on canvas, 91 x 102cm

Sept 21 to Oct 17 Awakening by Katarina Timkova.

Katarina Timkova, Waterman, acrylic on canvas 120 x 100cm

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
To Sept 19 I Wonder by Eleanor Millard.
Sept 23 to Oct 18 Small Levitation and exclusive Sydney book launch – Christopher Orchard.

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.
Also at 326 Oxford Street, Paddington.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun-Mon 10.00 to 3.00.

Sydney Antiques & Art Fair
Royal Randwick Racecourse
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.

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.
To Oct 15 They Came By Boat. Also, Between Nature and Sin by David Griggs.

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 Sept 17 Every Dog Will Have Its Day.
Also, Near x Far, and Blood On Silk: Last Seen by Fiona Davies. Also, Bravery Unmasked. Read more…

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.
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.
(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.
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
Photograph: Silversalt

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

HIDDEN: Rookwood Sculpture Walk 2017
Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood Cemetery. 2141.
Free entry. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
To Sept 24 explore Rookwood Cemetery and immerse yourself in over 40 exciting artworks exploring history, culture, remembrance and love.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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 Curated by Khaled Sabsabi and Nur Schkembri.

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Wednesday’s Child, 2013

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.
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.