February 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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Sydney art galleries and their February 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.
To Feb 19 Manifesto.
Also, New matter: recent forms of photography, and Eko Nugroho: Lot lost.
To April Beyond words: calligraphic traditions of Asia.

Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi, Iran, b1968 Asma’ al-Husna, 99 names of Allah, 2014
Collection of Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

To May Brett Whiteley: naked at Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills. Fri-Sun only.
Jan 26 to April 23 ARTEXPRESS 2017.
25 Feb to 28 May Adman: Warhol before pop.

Philip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol in New York City c1949, Philip Pearlstein papers.
Archives of American Art. Smithsonian Institution

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

Crawford Gallery
Level 1, Dymocks Building, 428 George Street, Sydney 2000.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 2 to 28, 4 National Art School postgraduates – Tania Alexander, Simon Wheeldon, Michelle Le Dain and Laura Sutton.

Tania Alexander, Token XVIII, masking tape on plywood

Simon Wheeldon, Sweat Shop Gear, pen and ink on paper

541 Art Space
Level 1/541 Kent Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9267-6858.
To Feb 18 (opening Fri Feb 3, 6-8pm) Icons Of Identity by Fan Dongwang.

Fan Dongwang, Dragon, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 142 x 140cm

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.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
Feb 2 to 13 (opening Thurs Feb 2, 6-8pm) Undersea Emporium of luminescent Curiosities by Dawn Whitten, Hypercloud new paintings by Cate Riley, and Vanishing Points by Rachael Helmore.
Feb 16 to 27 (opening Thurs Feb 16, 6-8pm) Girls on Film by Lucy Le Masurier and Pamela Pirovic.
Also, Homes of Nostalgia by Jordan Stokes.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Limited edition prints, posters and other art related products as well as Ken Done’s newly released autobiography ‘A life coloured in’, published by Harper Collins, is available for sale in the gallery shop. Welcome Summer! We are celebrating the arrival of summer in Sydney with a wonderful collection of works focused on Done’s love of the water-reef canvases depicting the riot of colour found under the water and beach paintings exuding the pulsating heat of a Sydney summer. Completing this exhibition is a new suite of four large Sydney Harbour canvases in the artist’s much loved Postcard style.

Ken Done, Yellow Beach 1

Ken Done, Yellow Beach 2

Korean Cultural Centre Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
Feb 8 to March 7 (opening Wed Feb 8, 6-8pm) Heart to Heart: Australia-Korea-Cambodia (A stream of devotion through the lens).

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
Circular Quay West,
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00 (Wed Lights on Later: to 9.00pm).
To March 5 Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything. Immerse yourself in illuminated rooms, sculptures and philosophy as you explore the artwork of one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists.
To March 19 Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates the silver jubilee of the MCA’s annual Primavera exhibition showcasing the work of young Australian artists.
To Aug 31 MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday. Also, on display MCA Collection.

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

S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW),
Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To March 26 Margaret Olley: painter, peer, mentor, muse.
This major exhibition of over 80 works celebrates the influences of Margaret Olley and explores the influences of her teachers, and the friends that helped shape her as a painter and finally her legacy to those artists she championed. The exhibition includes works by Olley alongside those of her mentors Caroline Barker and Jean Bellette, her friends Margaret Cilento, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Moya Dyring, Donald Friend, Fred Jessup, Justin O’Brien, Jeffrey Smart, David Strachan and Anne Wienholt and the generation of artists whose work she championed including Robert Barnes, Criss Canning, Cressida Campbell, Nicholas Harding and Ben Quilty. Curated by Renee Porter. Supported by the Margaret Olley Art Trust.

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

Chippendale Central

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.

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, closed public hols.

Performance Space
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.
Feb 8 to 18 Paintings by Vanessa Stockard. Also, Ceramics by Alana Wilson and Alison Fraser, curated by Amber Creswell Bell.
Feb 22 to March 4 Tony Mighell.

81 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale 2008.
(02) 9690-0655.
Director: Michelle Perry.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to 19 (opening Feb Sat 4, 3-5pm with the artist) Of the Light by Graham Kuo.
Feb 22 to March 12 (opening Sat Feb 25, 3-5pm with the artist) Rockfalls by Kate Briscoe.

UTS Gallery
University of Technology Sydney,
Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
(02) 9514-1284.
Senior Curator: Tania Creighton.
Mon to Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 28 to April 28 Surface Tension by Biljana Jancic.

Verge Gallery
Jane Foss Russell Plaza, (off City Road),
Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 2 to 25 Corporeal: the presence and absence a curated group show.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Closed Feb 6 to March 7 inclusive.
Opening March 8 The Dark Matters a thrilling meditation on the colour beyond colours in works of light and shadow, ink and paper, yang and yin. Artists include Ai Weiwei, Lin Yan, Li Xiaofei, Yang Yongliang and Xu Zhen.

East Sydney

ARO Gallery
51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.30, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.30.
Feb 15 to 26 (opening Wed Feb 15, 6-8pm) Colour Riot – sculptures and recent paintings by Pamela Drewitt Smith;

Pamela Drewitt Smith, Motherload. Colour Riot #4, fired ceramic and paint

Pamela Drewitt Smith, Good morning sunshine #2, oil on canvas, 122 x 91cm

Art Atrium
181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction 2022.
Director: Simon Chan.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 4.00 or by appt.
Feb 1 to 24 (opening Wed Feb 1, 6-8pm with the artist) Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf: My Chengdu by Liz Deep Jones at Suite 48, Upper Deck, Jones Bay Wharf, 26-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont.
Feb 21 to March 11 (opening Sat Feb 25, 2.30-4.30pm with the artist) Open Cut by Andrew Tomkins.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 2 to 18 John Baird.

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
Gallery: Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
Feb 10 to April 17 Superposition of three types. Read more…

Huseyin Sami, Untitled (PWGB), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 153 x 122cm
Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Jonny Niesche, Networking – all edges, 2016, dye-sublimation print on polyester voile, wood, 163 x 125cm
Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) Pop Up Gallery
118 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-0555.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 2.00.

137 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 8316-3592.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 24 Cross Currents – artists include Hany Armanious, John Houck, Dean Levin and Ry Rocklen, curated by Caroline Taylor. Read more…

John Houck, Coordinate System #9, Flashe paint on archival pigment print, unique, 72.4 x 54.6cm
Courtesy the artist and COMA, Sydney

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.
Jan 28 to Feb 25 This is public art by Mini Graff – exhibition, residency and interviews on street art and politics.

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

Frances Keevil Gallery
Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9327-2475.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 1 to 28 The Art of Sculpture in Ceramic, Bronze and Metal.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Scott Millington.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tues by appt.
Feb 1 to 18 Zigzag by Pie Rankine, and Third Order Island by Eloise Kirk.

Pie Rankine, Zig – Zag, 2017, clay, paper flower, metal and wood, 50 x 25 x 12cm

Also, Autumn’s Atom by David Palliser.

David Palliser, Coins, 2016, oil on canvas, 112 x 97cm

Feb 22 to March 18 Michael Taylor.

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Directors: Randi Linnegar and Robert Linnegar (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
Jan 31 to Feb 25 Particle decay fractal paradigm by Paul Ferman.
Also, Chasing the Bone Keepers by Louise Kerr.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Jan 28 to Feb 23 (opening Thurs Feb 2, 6-8pm) Sean Wadey.

Joe Furlonger, Yeppoon, 2016, pigment and PVA binder on canvas, 107 x 122cm

Michael Reid Sydney
44 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay 2011.
(02) 8353-3500.
Director: Michael Reid.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 25 Stockroom Highlights Part 1: Leah Emery.

NAS Gallery
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To March 11 Vernon Ah Kee: not an animal or a plant by Vernon Ah Kee.

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.

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9331-6692.
Feb 4 to March 1 Year of the Rooster group show. An Umbrella Event of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival.

Soho Galleries
Cnr Crown and Cathedral streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9326-9066.
Fax 9358-2939.
Tues-Sun 12.00 to 6.00.
Soho Galleries celebrating 20 years exhibiting innovative contemporary art.
Feb 4 to March 3 Formworks Group Exhibition 2017 – 3D wall relief and sculpture.

Andrew Mangesldorf, Taylor Made #2, mixed medium assemblage wall relief, 50 x 50 x 5cm

To March ArtPark Sculpture Group Exhibition – 72 sculptures at the Woolloomooloo Wharf, Sydney.

Jason Aslin, Surfsun, mild steel powder coated, 210 x 210 x 30cm

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
Directors: Grant Cowan, Meredith Birrell, Zachary Harold, Amber Hearn, Joanne Makas and Ioulia Terizis.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 2 to 19 Archive (Berlin) by Chloe Gunn and Zachary Harold.
Feb 23 to March 12 Found and Made – Michael Bennett, Annelies Jahn, Pollyxenia Joannou and Joe Wilson. Curated Amber Hearn.

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.
Feb 4 to 25 Intoducing – every year Sydney’s Stanley Street Gallery presents the work of new and exciting artists in this exhibition. This year’s artists are painters Andjana Pachkova and Suzi Zglinicki, and sculptor Elyssa Sykes-Smith.

Elyssa Sykes-Smith,The World Is Tired Also, 2016, bronze 18 x 18 x 9cm
Photograph: Geoff Gibson

Andjana Pachkova, Clouds on the Horizon, mixed media, 94 x 75cm (framed)
Photograph: Jackie Dao

Suzi Zglinicki, Twilightriver69 (evening on the Hawkesbury), 2016, ink on canvas, 21x 29.5cm

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

Tortoiseshell Gallery
11 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay 2011.
(02) 9331-8481.
Director: Anthony Stokes Hughes.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00, or by appt .

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design,
Oxford Street (cnr of Greens Road), Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. To March 25 EXIT (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) presented in association with Sydney Festival, a multi-channel, immersive film installation about the impact on our planet of climate change and global migration.

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.
Feb 8 to 25 When I think of home… by Annette Iggulden, and Dermis by David Hawkes.

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

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 only 10.00 to 4.00.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
To April 14 Naked – the genesis of Whiteley’s figurative works were crystallised in the early sixties when he shifted away from abstractions to the next phase – the nude. Through drawings, paintings and sculptures discover Whiteley’s interpretation of the nude, both sensual and erotic, over many decades.

Darren Knight Gallery
840 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-5353.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Jan 28 to Feb 25 World Material – Connie Anthes, Rebecca Gallo, Eloïse Kirk, Michelle Nikou, Lisa Sammut, Lotte Schwerdtfeger, Yasmin Smith and Louise Weaver.

m2 Gallery
Shop 4, 450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills 2010.
Feb 22 to March 7 Cries For Attention by Guy James Whitworth, as part of Mardi Gras Arts Festival and Sydney Art Month.

New Location
409b George Street , Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Brenda May Gallery reopens on March 1, in a new location, with a new name, MAY SPACE.
Visit the website for exhibition details.

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 Feb 11 2017 Group Exhibition an exhibition of works by all Sullivan+Strumpf represented artists.

Utopia Art Sydney
New Premises
Director: Christopher Hodges (member of ACGA).
Utopia Art Sydney is open and operating on a temporary basis in Alexandria, all are welcome via appointment.

Inner West Marrickville Balmain

Adelaide Perry Gallery
Cnr Hennessy and College streets, Croydon 2132.
(02) 9704-5693.
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 25 to March 24 (opening and announcements Fri Feb 24, 7pm) Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2017 exhibition of finalists.

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.
Feb 10 to 24 I See Queer PeopleKieran Butler: Oh Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone, Disco Infirmo, curated by Jane Polkinghorne, and Phil Soliman: The Vast Interior.

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).
Feb 4 to 19 (opening Fri 3 Feb 6-8pm) Waiting Room – Deborah Burdett, Renuka Fernando, Ro Murray & Mandy Burgess and Susannah Williams.
Feb 25 to 26 (opening Fri Feb 24, 6-8pm) Proximity – work produced during the 2017 Margaret Olley National Art School Drawing Week workshop.
Feb 4 to 19 ArticulateUpstairs: (opening Fri Feb 3, 6-8pm) Volunteer show.

Artsite Gallery
165 Salisbury Road (cnr Probert Street),
Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions, or by appt.
Feb 4 to 26 Gallery 1: Edith Cowlishaw: Fifty Years Celebrating the Australian Bush a solo exhibition.
Gallery 2: Group Exhibition.

Edith Cowlishaw, Waratah Track, etching hand-coloured watercolour, 4/8, 42 x 52cm

Wallaroo Track, etching hand-coloured watercolour, 3/8, 45 x 57cm

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 22 to March 26 (opening Wed Feb 22, 6-8pm) Good Looking! Mardi Gras exhibition, curated by Kyra Kum-Sing. Good Looking! is showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from the LGBTQI community. Boomalli provides a safe space for Aboriginal LGBTQI artists to express their sexual orientation as well as representing their communities.

Matthew Cook, It’ll last the distance, 1990-1992, Denim jeans and recycled fabrics

Breathing Colours Gallery
446 Darling Street, Balmain 2041.
(02) 9555-8543.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Available at the Gallery: workshops, framing and jewellery repairs.

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483. and
Director: Campbell Robertson-Swann.
Manager: Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 15 to March 4 Makers Mark a group exhibition looking at mark making, texture, line and gesture – Michael Buzacott, Ana Pollak, Peter Godwin, Ann Thomson, Charmaine Pike, Tim Allen and Roy Jackson.

Ana Pollak, Killed the Darlings, 2016, small claywash on plywood, 70 X 90cm

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to 26 (opening Sat 4 Feb, 3pm, with guest speaker Leanne Tobin) The 64th Blake Prize winning entries and selected works from the finalists exhibition of the biennial prize exploring religious and spiritual themes in art. A Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre exhibition, toured by Liverpool City Council. Special event during the exhibition: The Acacia Quartet in recital, Tues Feb 21, 7.30pm. Tickets at

Cigdem Aydemir, Whirl, 2015, HD Video, 5’20”
Cinematographer: Meg White

Zanny Begg, 1001 Nights in Fairfield, 2015, video, 17’33”

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Thurs-Sat 2.00 to 6.00.
Jan 26 to Feb 4 New Graduates Group Show 1.
Feb 9 to 18 New Graduates Group Show 2.
Feb 23 to March 4 Alternate States– Chris Casali, Nancy Constandelia and Kirsten Duncombe.
Feb 23 to March 18 Magda Cebokli.

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.
Through Feb Glass Artists Gallery: Collection on display upstairs.
Feb 14 to 26 Gauge Gallery: From City to Sea photography exhibition by Mary Karananos.
Feb 28 to March 12 Power & Pop by Kelvin Taylor .

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
A multiple award winning gallery in Sydney’s Inner West that specialises in contemporary Aboriginal art for modern interiors. Just 10 minutes from the CBD, the Gallery is Sydney’s go-to art space for everyone from new buyers to established collectors. With artworks ranging from small affordable works to large investment pieces, our three light-filled floors showcase major exhibitions of indigenous masters, established artists and exciting new talent. The unique Collectors’ Gallery is dedicated to museum-quality works from Australia’s leading Indigenous artists, many of whom spearheaded the Aboriginal art movement.
Feb 9 to March 5 journey tracks – the first solo show by artist Tony Sorby at Kate Owen Gallery. An exquisite new body of works that express an intimate knowledge of Kamilaroi Country, gained from walking the journey tracks of his ancestors. Artworks will be on display in the charcoal gallery, as well as an online exhibition where all pieces can be viewed and purchased.

Tony Sorby, Journey Tracks To Sacred Water Sites, 122 x 183cm

Tony Sorby, Journey Tracks To Sacred Sites – Hunting Tracks, 53 x 99cm

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).
Feb 17 to March 7 (opening Fri Feb 17, 6-8pm) You CAN Have Your Cake and Eat it Too! – celebrate Mardi Gras with us in our visual CAMPaign to support same sex marriage in Australia. At the opening Monsignor Porcamadonna will join volunteer same sex couples in symbolic marriage. Local artist Janice Raynor is concocting ceramic wedding cakes for the occasion. Please contact us if interested in participating, or to order a cake.

Christine MacKinnon, Crown of Thorns, 2016, porcelain, 20 x 19 x 19cm

McGlade Gallery at the Australian Catholic University
Mount St. Mary,
Gate 3, 25a Barker Road, Strathfield 2135.
(02) 9701-4256.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 20 to March 3 Survey show of studio work from 2016 Visual Art and Design students.

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).
On-site parking is available and all SCA galleries are wheelchair accessible.

SNO Contemporary Art Projects
Level 1, 175 Marrickville Road, Marrickville 2204.
Fri-Sun 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Gallery re-opens Sat Feb 4.

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.

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 18 Endless Answers, One Question works by 28 members of the Sydney group, Open Bite Printmakers – celebrating 25 years of etching, collagraph, woodblock, lithograph, screenprint, lino cut and monoprints.

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

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

Headland Park Artist Precinct
Read Place, off Middle Head Road
opposite Cobbittee Street, Mosman 2088.
In beautiful Headland Park: 20+ artists working and selling from their studios, three art schools, art restoration and Frenchy’s Café. Studios open to the public weekdays and some weekends.

Headland Artist Park Studio

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.
To Feb 19 Ku-ring-gai pH: art + science > project – this collaborative exhibition and residency project explores connections between art and science after a 12-month immersion by the groups within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park NSW. Presented by Eramboo Artist Environment, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Aboriginal Heritage Office and supported by the Australian Government’s Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund and Pittwater Environmental Foundation, this exciting project is curated by Susan Milne and Katherine Roberts.

Joshua Yeldham, The need of time (detail), 2016, hand-carved acrylic on cotton paper

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.
Feb 11 to March 5 Artists of Mosman: 2088 an exhibition featuring a diverse range of media and subjects from Mosman residents and Friends of Mosman Art Gallery.

Marie Mansfield, North Head II, 2016, oil on board

Mu Studio Gallery
Headland Park Artist Precinct,
8 Read Place (cnr Best Avenue), Mosman 2088.
(02) 9960-1777.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 11 to March 4 Take Two by Judy Lane and Sue Smith.

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

65 Berry Street, North Sydney 2060.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

Warringah Creative Space
105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099.
(02) 9942-2522.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 1 to 12 Mother Ocean paintings and photographs by Jackie Sherwood and James Sherwood.
Feb 14 to 28 Notes from an Unquiet Ocean paintings by Fiona Dobrijevich.

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 Feb 28 SUMMER 2016.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Feb 7 to 26 A survey by Jun Chen, curated by Evan Hughes.

Jun Chen, Bird cage 1, oil on canvas, 100 x 102cm

Philip Davey, Inland lake, oil on linen, 92 x 123cm


13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 8 to 26 Deconstruct – Beth Hatton, Irene Manion, Kathleen Berney, Liz Gemmell and Barbara Rogers.

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

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Open daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Through Feb Works On Paper by E Mcleod, M Zavros, D Friend, J Gleeson, R Dickerson, and many others.

Michael Zavros, Debaser Marc Jacobs, charcoal on paper, signed and dated lower right, 122 x 86cm
Art Almanac acknowledges a misprint in our February 2017 print edition. We wrongly attributed the above image to McLean Edwards, the text has been amended with the correct caption here online. We apologise for the mistake.

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.
Feb 3 to 27 Ben Hall: Survey – painting, drawing, fine musical instruments and sculpture.
Feb 8 to 14 Upstairs: Im Sangbin new drawings from Korea.

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

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
Feb 2 to 26 Instinctual by Tamara Dean. Read more…
Also, Neoarchaic by Jonathan McCord.

Jonathan McCord, Candle for Gaia, 2016, bone, wire and tin, 80cm diameter

Tamara Dean, Shoaling, 2016, archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, 800 x 1026cm

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.
Feb 14 to 28 Rocco Fazzari.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922
Fax 9327-3944.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to 19 Facet, Part B by Marisa Purcell, and New Works by Bundit Puangthong.
Feb 22 to March 12 There is hope to the last flower by Julian Meagher.
Olsen Annexe at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025. H Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. T: (02) 9363-0660.
Feb 11 to March 8 New York Nowhere: Alphachanneling, Jay Miriam and Jesse Edwards.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), 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 Feb 18 Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.
Feb 16 to March 11 Dale Frank.

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Untitled, 2016, bark painting, 126 x 71cm

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.
To Feb 25 Review ñ Masters of Glass Series 2017.
Exhibiting artists: Clare Belfrage, Giles Bettison, Gabriella Bisetto, Chick Butcher, Maureen Cahill, Scott Chaseling, Cobi Cockburn, Benjamin Edols & Kathy Elliott, Judi Elliott, Deb Jones, Elizabeth Kelly, Gerry King, Tom Moore, Nick Mount, Kirstie Rea, Richard Whiteley, Maureen Williams and Robert Wynne.

Saint Cloche
37 MacDonald Street, Paddington 2021.
Director: Kitty Wong.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to 12 Faded Land by Holly Greenwood – detailed renderings of natural landscapes and interiors, inspired by adventures into the Australian outback evoke a nostalgic response to Australian cultural identity through the use of soft palettes and delicately applied brushstrokes.

Holly Greenwood, Amongst the gums, Hill End, gouache on coloured paper

Feb 15 to 26 Pathways by Clare Brodie – drawing inspiration from the natural environment. Brodie depicts elements of the environment through abstraction of form, working in flat planes of reduced saturated colour. Empowered by her connection with nature, her art practice draws on the strength of the landscape.

Clare Brodie, Brush Canopy, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 91cm

Stills Gallery
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Eastern Suburbs

Art Moment Gallery
Shop 1, 99 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach 2026.
(02) 9365-4999.
Fri and Sun 11.00 to 2.00, or by appt arranged by email or phone.
Accepting artist proposals.

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.

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 March 26 Another Day In Paradise by Myuran Sukumaran. Campbelltown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival present the first major exhibition by artist Myuran Sukumaran along with a series of newly commissioned artworks by leading Australian artists – Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Safdar Ahmed, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Taloi Havini, Khaled Sabsabi and Matthew Sleeth, whose works respond to the death penalty and profile human rights.

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 Feb 12 New World Order.
Feb 18 to April 23 (opening Sat Feb 18, 6pm) Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017 – kick starting the 2017 exhibition program, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will host the second Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation exhibition and art prize.

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.
Feb 11 to March 26 ARTEXPRESS a selection of Higher School Certificate artworks by some of New South Wales most talented young artists.

Shaylee Crimmins, Engadine High School, Stolen, 2015, collection of works

Stella Dimitrakas, Bethany College, Area 1951, photomedia

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, off Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 4620-3450.
Contact: Monica McMahon.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00. Parking $8 per day.
Feb 2 to March 24 Still point showcasing the work of documentary photographer Robert McFarlane.

Margot Hardy Gallery
Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23,
Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Contact: Monica McMahon.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Parking $7 per day.
To Feb 24 It starts with a Dream’ annual exhibition featuring artworks by students from Nicolle’s Studio of Art.

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.
Feb 4 to March 19 Merry-Andrew the Limner: A journey through Cumberland, now and then. Stephen Hall as Merry-Andrew the Limner*, his Don Quixote inspired artist/adventurer alter ego takes a journey of discovery through the Auburn and Cumberland historical and contemporary manifestations, physical and social. Using the Auburn Arts Studio as a base, Hall discovers and responds to the stories of the area. *Merry-Andrew: Archaic French for Buffoon or clown – Limner: Archaic English for someone who depicts images by drawing or painting.

The Santa photoshoot in the Auburn Botanic Gardens, gouache and watercolour on cotton paper, 30 x 42cm

The Cumberland adventure begins, gouache and watercolour on cotton paper, 30 x 42cm

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.

Rhodes Connection
30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes 2138.
Feb 4 to 5, 9-4pm The New Spirit of Contemporary Chinese Art – 5 artists from Beijing – Top Distinctive Art Creation Co Ltd with Australian artist Gemelle Madigan.
Contact: Andrew Ferguson 0412-511-994.

Western Sydney University Art Gallery
(Werrington North Campus)
AD Building, (Werrington North) Penrith Campus,
Great Western Highway, Werrington 2747.
(02) 4620-3450.
Contact: Monica McMahon.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Parking $7 per day.
To Feb 17 The world we live in – Elisha Allison, Daniella Argenta, Liam Brassil, Coby Keys, Daniel Muscat, Kristy Pugliano and Rebecca Stephenson.