June 2021 Listings

NSW art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.

Newcastle Central Coast

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4304-7550.
Free entry.
Daily 9.30 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
To June 20 Foyer Gallery: In the Bush: A Visual Diary – a solo exhibition of expressive plein air drawings by local artist Yvette Pritchard. Created on a variety of journeys through local bushland, the drawings document the artist’s experience of each place through the spontaneous medium of ink on paper and canvas.

The Lock-Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
June 5 to 27 COLLECT 2021.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
To June 29 Impressions of a Journey: Landscapes Between Walcha and Paterson by Paula Jenkins.

Paula Jenkins, The Descent I (into the gorge), 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Maitland regional Art Gallery

To Aug 1 Just Not Australian – 20 artists across generations and diverse cultural backgrounds deal broadly with the origins and implications of contemporary Australian nationhood. Curated by Artspace and developed in partnership with Sydney Festival and Museums & Galleries of NSW. Touring nationally with Museums & Galleries of NSW.
To Aug 8 Shadow Boxer – a group exhibition exploring the cultural fascination with boxing, and ideas of race, gender, class and the physicality of boxing in their work. Karla Dickens, Richard Lewer, Michael Willson, Nigel Milsom, Keri Glastonbury, Fiona McMonagle, Bianca ‘Bam Bam’ Elmir and David Matthews. Curated by MRAG Director, Gerry Bobsien.

Karla Dickens, Ms Ready and Mr Willing (detail), 2019, inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and Maitland Regional Art Gallery

To Sept 5 Barka, The Forgotten River. A collaboration between Badger Bates, Justine Muller and the Wilcannia Community. Touring from Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382.
Facebook + Instagram @themacmuseum
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30, selected public hols 11.00 to 4.00.
To July 18 Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020 – Martin Bell (VIC), Matt Coyle (TAS), Nathan Hawkes (NSW), Danie Mellor (NSW), Peter Mungkuri (SA), Becc Ország (VIC), Jack Stahel (NSW) and Helen Wright (TAS). Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020 presents the work of eight contemporary Australian artists who create extraordinary new worlds in drawings of great complexity and invention. With drawing as the principal medium, the exhibited works evoke distinctive ways of seeing and making sense of the world. For some, it recreates a physical environment, grounded in a deep connection to place or Country. For others, it is an invention that springs forth from history, memory and the imagination. This exhibition is supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.

Danie Mellor, A time of the world’s making (detail), 2019. Collection of the artist. © Danie Mellor. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

To Sept 5 Art in Your Community: Natural History Illustration. ‘Art in our Community’ is an ongoing program of showcase exhibitions at MAC for local artists. In this exhibition our natural world comes alive as science meets art. From bees to banksia, natural history illustrators explore the minutia of life through a variety of media. All works are available for sale.

Cathy Lane, Beautiful Bromeliad come march with me (detail), 2016, gouache, watercolour and collaged screen-printed papers (photo stencil) Courtesy the artist and Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100.
Gallery Director: Lauretta Morton.
Tues-Sat, with two daily sessions at 10.00 and 2.00. Visit the website to book.
To Aug 1 Rachel Milne: Nest – the first major solo exhibition at Newcastle Art Gallery by local Newcastle artist Rachel Milne. Focusing on the beauty in the everyday, Milne produces intimate paintings and portraits set in her home and studio, as well as plein air landscapes of iconic places in Newcastle laden with social history. Milne was awarded winner of the Singleton Portraiture Prize in 2013, has been a finalist in Newcastle Art Gallery’s KILGOUR PRIZE in 2014, 2016 and 2018, as well as the prestigious Wynne Prize in 2017 and 2018 at the Art Gallery of NSW; nag.org.au/exhibitions/future/rachel-milne-nest.

Rachel Milne, Construction, 2020, oil on board, 80 × 100cm. Les Renfrew Bequest 2020 Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy the artist and Newcastle Art Gallery

May 29 to Aug 22 WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait – this exhibition showcases the evolution and strength of Torres Strait Islander tradition and society through arts practitioners from the 19th century to the emergence of the contemporary art traditions of today. Developed in collaboration with highly-awarded artist and curator Brian Robinson; the exhibition brings together over 130 works of art drawn from Newcastle Art Gallery’s collection, as well as galleries, museums and private collections from across Australia – with some works never previously seen outside of the Torres Strait; nag.org.au/exhibitions/future/warwar-the-art-of-torres-strait.

WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait branding 2021. Courtesy Newcastle Art Gallery

The University Gallery
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308.
(02) 4921-5255.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00 or contact us to visit by appt.

Watt Space Gallery
Cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4921-5255.
Visit website for current open times.

Northern Rivers

Bank Art Museum Moree
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
To June 20 Lionel’s Place – Lionel Lindsay works on paper.
June 25 to Aug 28 BAMM Art Fair: The Painted River.

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Mon and public hols.
June 12 to Aug 7 Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award – a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture from the Mid North Coast, spanning the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations that make up the Saltwater Freshwater region. Showcasing both the Art Award and Contemporary Cultural Objects.

Courtesy Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance & and the trees photography

Oct 30 to Jan 15, 2022 new dates announced for the The White Bluff Project. The much-anticipated White Bluff Project will now be coming to the gallery for an extended period over summer. The White Bluff Project is a local artist-led art, science and community collaboration exploring and responding to the unique and significant site of White Bluff. Visit www.thewhitebluffproject.co.

Martin Van Veluwen, White Bluff, 2019, drone photography. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
lismoregallery.org $5 donation.
Mon-Tues closed. Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, Thurs 10.00 to 6.00.
To June 13 Geoffrey Cotton and Georgi Milln: After the Plague.
To Aug 5 Max Dupain: Australian Modern.
June 12 to Aug 1 Akio Suzuki: Sense Of Eko.
Also, Amber Wallis and Kylie Banyard: The Heroine Paint.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun until further notice.
Visit website for updates.

Tweed Regional Gallery
& Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road (cnr Tweed Valley Way), Murwillumbah South 2484.
(02) 6670-2790.
Director: Susi Muddiman OAM.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 4 Void.
To July 11 Figura subcinctus by Michelle Dawson.
Also, In Quiet by Amelia Reid.
To July 25 Still life by Jacqueline Hennessy.
To Aug 22 Ned Kelly series: Sidney Nolan.
To Oct 31 Treasure Island by Darren Sylvester.
Gallery DownTown – Annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery until mid-June:
1st floor, M-Arts Precinct, cnr Brisbane Street and Proudfoots Lane, Murwillumbah 2484.
Mon-Fri, 10.00 to 3.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.

Southern Highlands

Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093.
Check the website or email for opening hours.
The Bowral Art Gallery, home of the Bowral & District Art Society and BDAS workshops.
May 27 to June 6 (opening Fri May 28, 6pm) The BLUE SQUARE Art Competition. Sponsored by ArtheartHQ.
June 11 to 15 (opening Sat June 12, 2pm) Pigments – Wednesday Morning Studio 2 Group.
June 17 to 22 (opening Sat June 19, 4pm) Long Way Home by Vivienne Krassoi.
June 24 to July 6 (opening Thurs June 24, 10am) I See : You See – Southern Highlands Printmakers & Openbite Printmakers.

Galerie Têtu
@the Shac, Shop 4, 74/76 Hoddle Street, Robertson 2577.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, Tues-Thurs by appt, contact us by phone or email.
To June 14 Formless Circumstance by Maria Gorton.

Maria Gorton, So Lightly, oil on linen, 137 x 153cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Têtu

July 3 to Aug 2 Bloomin Life by Stéphanie Têtu – a collection of recent work reminiscent of love and travel.

Stephanie Tetu, Calver Would have loved it here, oil on canvas, 65 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Têtu

Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Visit Australia’s oldest design centre and cherished home of contemporary craft.
May 30 to July 25 Drawn from the Garden – Fiona Hiscock, Sharon Peoples and Julie Ryder.

South Coast

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2222.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 18 CONCRETE: art design architecture explores the innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia.
To Sept 17 BVRG: PORT Eden Welcome Centre: Weecoon Street, Eden NSW 2551 – Nhawandyi / Nanda Beeyaa: I see you, killer whale – First Nations works from the BVRG collection. BVRG: TARMAC Merimbula Airport, Departure Lounge: Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548: Phil Small: Local Photographer Showcase.

Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
(02) 4227-8500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To June 6 WOW! What stories we Tell. Circus WOW is the Women of Wollongong playing and creating together to tell their stories through performance. The exhibition, curated by Libby Bloxham, celebrates 20 years of women’s community circus in the Illawarra.
To July 11 Wunderkammer: Saxon Reynolds – an exhibition which embraces the traditional Victorian ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, to explore the texture and beauty of discarded objects in their raw form and imbue them with new life and function, connecting disparate components to create contemporary relics.

Saxon Reynolds, Doctor’s Notes, 2020, mixed media assemblage, 90 x 60 x 20cm. Photograph: Bernie Fischer. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery

To Aug 15 Agnieszka Golda, Martin Johnson and Jo Law: Alchemical Worlds – local artists Agnieszka Golda, Martin Johnson and Jo Law bring us in close proximity to bio-archivists of climate change: corals and trees through philosophies of alchemy and materials transformation. The works in this exhibition entangle textile art with creative technologies, and contemporary art with climate and materials sciences to offer a space for mindful and ecological awareness.

Agnieszka Golda, Martin Johnson, Jo Law, Alchemy Great Basin Bristlecone PinePinus Longaeva) and brain coral (Diploria labyrinthiformis) after more than 5,000 years, 2021, ink and electronics on Ahimsa (peace) silk. Courtesy the artists and Wollongong Art Gallery

June 12 to Sept 5 Lore: IAVA – artists from the Illawarra Association for the Visual Arts (IAVA) take on the intangibility of lore by exploring perception, memory, knowledge and the lure of place.

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Public hols 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
To June 20 Oceans from Here explores the aesthetics of water, from mountain glaciers to the open seas, as it ebbs and flows as a global life force. This simple and abundant compound has the power to define planetary geography, etching the landscape and separating the continents. Oceans from Here is an Australian Centre for Photography touring exhibition.

Kai Wasikowski, realtree #4, pure pigment print on archival paper, 90 × 115cm. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

To June 20 This changes everything presents a creative response to the events that occurred in 2020. The artists in this exhibition explore the devastation, grief, frustration and anxiety of adjusting to the constant changes to restrictions as well as playfully engaging with our new normal. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition curated by Rilka Oakley.

Eddie Abd, to your health (still), 2021, single channel video, 3 min 45 sec. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

June 26 to Aug 15 Tracy Ponich: Business Not Usual. In 2020, the community of the Blue Mountains was slugged with one catastrophe after another: devastating bushfires, floods, and then the pandemic. Business Not Usual is a photographic study of Mountains businesses; contemplative portraits of proprietors faced with an unimaginable sequence of events. A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition.

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge 2776.
(02) 4751-1067.
Entry fees apply.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00 (last entry 3pm).
The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the home of The Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969).

Central Tablelands Western Districts Greater NSW

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Mon, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
June 5 to July 25 Stirring the ash: Euan Macleod and Andrew Merry.
Also, Angela Malone: Winter Paintings, and Chester Nealie: Etched in Fire.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3444.
Entry by donation.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 4 Dale Collier: This is not a mineral mall.
Also, Ian Marr & Panga, Jonathan McBurnie: The Garden, and Ryan O’Callaghan: Where To Begin.
Also, Wirtu’wirtulinya: Three Sisters – Jade Cicak, Taya Biggs and Elisha Mangal.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, and by appt.
From June 12 our Annual Myall Creek Memorial Exhibition featuring various artists from Tamworth and Byron Bay, and our 2nd Triennial Quilters Challenge.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Admission free.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To June 12 Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards 2021 – open to artists living within 100km from Cowra including painting, drawing and watercolour.
June 20 to Aug 1 ARTEXPRESS 2021 – including ceramics, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.
June 23 to July 24 Operation Art ( Cowra Library) – a unique contemporary children’s exhibition which encourages students to create artworks for children in hospital.

Gang Gang Gallery
206 Main Street, Lithgow 2790.
Thurs-Sun 10.30 to 4.30, or by appt.
Celebrating Rebecca Wilson’s new book ‘Kate Kelly’, original paintings and limited edition prints from her exhibition The Kate Kelly Collection are now available at Gang Gang Gallery.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Civic Centre, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
To June 12 The Window: curated by Gina Mobayed. Gallery 2: Marilou Chagnaud.
Also, Mel O’Callaghan: Centre of the Centre.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery
167 Banna Avenue, Griffith 2680.
(02) 6962-8338.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
To June 27 The Archibald Prize 2020 – Australia’s most prestigious portrait exhibition. The Archibald Prize 2020 is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition with presenting partner ANZ.

Jonathan Dalton, Angela, oil on linen, 170.5 × 135cm. Sitter: Angela Tiatia – artist. Photograph: AGNSW, Mim Stirlin. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Griffith Regional Art Gallery

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6043-5800.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
See website for exhibitions, programs and events.

New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM)
106-114 Kentucky Street, Armidale 2350.
(02) 6772-5255.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
NERAM is home to one of the nation’s most significant art collections outside the capital cities, holding a collection of over 5,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art. NERAM presents a dynamic program of exhibitions, educational and public events.

Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6393-8136.
The Gallery is temporarily closed for building works until Spring 2021.
Visit website for more information.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
To June 13 Peregrine by Ingrid Bowen – a meditative bushwalk into the dappled understory. Repetitive tree-forms and silhouettes rendered in watercolour and ink using a uniquely Australian palette are enhanced by a bespoke scent designed especially for this exhibition. Peregrine is a restorative and comforting pathway through recent times.
June 19 to July 25 Only this and nothing more by Sharon Field. Our connections with nature in all its forms reinforce our close bond with the plants, animals and insects around us. We have only one planet, and we need to always remember that the natural world is only this and nothing more.

Sharon Field, Thus I sat engaged in guessing, watercolour and graphite, 17 × 10cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Sharon Field, Not a minute stopped or stayed, watercolour, graphite and gouache, 13 × 12cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery

Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo Regional Gallery / Dubbo Regional Museum, 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo 2830.
(02) 6801-4444.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00. To Aug 1 Moon in a Dew Drop by Lindy Lee.

Weswal Gallery
192 Brisbane Street, East Tamworth 2340.
(02) 6766-5847.
Director: Sandra McMahon.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
Showcasing local, regional and national artists and makers.
To June 20 Maryke Henderson ceramics.
Also, We Shall Not Be Moved by Frances Feasey.