November/December 2020 Listings

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CBD The Rocks

Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To 2021 A Promise: Khaled Sabsabi – these major works by Western-Sydney artist Khaled Sabsabi ruminate on the complex relationship between self and other. Read more…

Khaled Sabsabi, Organised confusion (detail), 2014. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist 2019. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © Khaled Sabsabi. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales

To 2021 Joy – with objects and short films from across the central desert, this exhibition is a celebration of the joy of making and sharing culture and life together.
To Jan 10, 2021 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 – an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Winner Archibald Prize 2020:  Vincent Namatjira, Stand strong for who you are .© the artist.  Photograph: AGNSW, Mim Stirling

To Feb 7, 2021 Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020 – presents the work of eight contemporary Australian artists who have created extraordinary new worlds in distinctive drawings evolving from place, memory and imagination.
Nov 7 to Feb 14, 2021 Streeton – the most significant retrospective of Australian impressionist artist Arthur Streeton ever held.
From Nov 14 Pat Larter: Get Arted – this first solo exhibition of Australian artist Pat Larter, reveals a collaborative, provocative, humorous and ultimately joyful artistic practice that challenged conventions of the male gaze and stereotypes of female desire and sexuality.

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
Oct 29 to Nov 9 Orientation : Landscape – Catherine Boardman, Margaret Dix, Nicola Dunbar and Alexandra Mills.
Also, Edge of Disquiet by Jacqui Driver, Head On Photo Festival: Apophony Lilium by Ben Blick-Hodge, and Daily Rituals by Erin O’Brien. Nov 12 to 23 Inheritance by Liz Bradshaw.
Also, Less is More – People Minimalism by Christoph Mueller.
Also, Head On Photo Festival: If mothers were flowers I’d pick you by Uma Manessah, and Head On Photo Festival: Acholiland – Portraits of Resilience by Brian Hodges.
Nov 26 to Dec 7 Beyond the Dahlia Flower by Tara Cunniffe.
Also, Sneaker Eulogy by Eric Ng, and, Drift by Kristy Gordon.
Dec 10 to 21 Cancelled: a Graduate Design Exhibition presented by Gaffa.
Also, Rising from the ashes – a group exhibition, Focus – Bronte Cormican-Jones, Charné Greyling and Lucy Thurston, and Fashion is a Statement by Irene Hemsworth.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
The current exhibition is a parade of bright colours, optimism and open landscapes. We have on show some new Chinamans Beach paintings, Done’s extraordinary Outback, which was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Wynne Prize and two large reef works as well as the brand new Number 7 adorning our entrance. Smaller beach and Sydney Harbour paintings complete this new hang. Limited edition prints, posters and other art-related products are available for sale in the gallery shop.
Newly in store are Done’s latest publications, four mini-books published by Thames and Hudson, themed on the reef, the beach, Sydney Harbour and the outback in which many of the paintings in this exhibition are featured.

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To Nov 13 Light Shadow: Koo Bohnchang is his long-awaited first solo show in Australia.
Nov 27 to Jan 29 New Beginning is a group show for artists who are responding to the pandemic. Presented by the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Mon-Tues 10.00 to 5.00, Wed 10.00 to 9.00, Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 28, 2021 Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop – lose yourself in the work of influential Australian Chinese artist Lindy Lee. Slow down and take in shimmering, meditative and thought-provoking works in her largest survey exhibition to date, which draws on her experience of living between two cultures.

Lindy Lee, Unnameable, 2017, mirror polished bronze. Photograph: Mark Pokorny. © Lindy Lee. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore

To May 2, 2021 Anywhere but here: MCA Primavera Acquisitions – Suzannah Barta, Dion Beasley, Shaun Gladwell, Matthew Griffin, Felicia Kan, Paul Knight, Moya McKenna, Jess MacNeil, TV Moore, Nell, Keg de Souza, Hiromi Tango and Emma White.

TV Moore, The Dead Zone (still), 2003, multi-channel digital video, colour, sound, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Andrew and Cathy Cameron, 2011. Courtesy and © the artist

To May 2, 2021 Connected: MCA Collection – Bob Burruwal, Rosalie Gascoigne, Mabel Juli, Jumaadi, Nonggirrnga Marawili, Jack Nawilil, Alick Tipoti, Bede Tungutalum and Kunmanara Williams.

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988 .
Adult $15, Conc $12, Family $38, Members free, Children under 3 years free.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
The Museum presents a diverse program of exhibitions and events.

S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW), Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 29 Salon Des Refusés – the ‘alternative’ selection of works from the hundreds of entries to the Archibald & Wynne Prizes. The exhibition has an excellent reputation that rivals the selections in the ‘official’ exhibition, with works selected for quality, diversity, humour and experimentation, and which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape. Visitors can vote in the Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award. Principal Sponsor: Holding Redlich.

Evert Ploeg, Unheroic materialism – little harmless fragments of memory and association -a portrait of Angus Trumble (former Director, National Portrait Gallery, art historian, author, curator).Courtesy the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery

Dec 5 to Feb 14, 2021 First Light: the art of Peter Kingston – this major survey exhibition of works by Peter Kingston focuses on his passion for Sydney Harbour, its character and energy, punctuated by passing ferries and iconic landmarks. The exhibition comprises paintings and drawings from the early 1990s onwards, as well as Kingston’s books, prints, memorabilia and items of nostalgia. Curated by Barry Pearce.
Gallery closed for summer break Dec 21-Jan 1 inclusive.

Peter Kingston, Lady Herron II, oil on canvas. Private collection. Courtesy the artist, Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney, and S.H. Ervin Gallery

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
View website for opening times and exhibitions.

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

Chippendale Central

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs nights to 8.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.

Performance Space
Carriageworks, Level 2, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2042.
(02) 8571-9111.
Presenting a program for experimental art practice.
Visit website for more information.

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008
(02) 9310-5638
Nov 4 to 7 Roses, Geraniums and other tales by Zuza Zochowski

Verge Gallery
Level 2, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
Free entry.
Temporarily closed, check the website for reopening details.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan, 2021 AND NOW. Gone are the bold declarations and audacious iconoclasm that once characterised contemporary Chinese art. The artists in AND NOW represent the vanguard of global contemporary art, their works no longer merely reflect the transformation of China but, instead, echo an entire world in flux. Eco-anxiety, governmental crackdowns, digital imprisonment disguised as liberation – it’s a brave new world that we share.

Zetland Store Gallery
747 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
A new artist run gallery space in Sydney.

East Sydney

APY Gallery
45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
The APY Gallery is a platform for emerging Indigenous artists from the APY Art Centre Collective;

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 5 to 21 Providence by Joshua Yeldham.
Dec 1 to 19 Cusp by Michaye Boulter and Jon Eiseman.

Joshua Yeldham working in his studio. Photograph: Jo Yeldham. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Michaye Boulter, Returning light, oil on hand-beaten steel, 65 x 77cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
(02) 9357-2058, 0406-537-933.
Director: Jo Holder.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 8970-2999.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.30.
Established in 1986, Firstdraft is Australia’s longest-running artist-led organisation.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Oliver Lardner.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tue by appt.
Nov 4 to 28 Jake Walker.
Dec 2 to 19 Group Show.

Jake Walker, The Sotiri House, 2020, oil on linen, 102 x 77cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Please visit website for listing.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.

NAS Gallery
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
(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.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Nov 18 Katherine Edney, Ben King and Sassy Park.
Nov 21 to Dec 16 Margaret Early and Zoe Tweedale.

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Thur-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Oct 29 to Nov 13 TESTAMENT PT. XXXXXXVIII by Jackson Farley.

Jackson Farley, every kingdom was born to die, 2020, archival pigment print on cotton rag, 170 x 128cm. Photograph: COTA. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

Nov 19 to Dec 12 Our Non-Human Psyche by Lux Eterna.

Lux Eterna, Lacebark Elm II, 2020, pigment ink and foil on paper, 21 x 29cm. Photograph: COTA. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

STATION | Sydney
Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9055-4688.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Nov 21 Friendship as a Way of Life, curated by José Da Silva and Kelly Doley and online companion Forms of Being Together.

Parallel Park (Holly Bates and Tayla Jay Haggarty), Tandem, 2016, digital photograph. Courtesy the artists and UNSW Galleries

57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9356-3663, 0418-634-712.
Director: Kerry Crowley OAM.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.

Redfern Surry Hills Green Square

Aboriginal & Pacific Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2211.
Director: Gabriella Roy (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
From Nov 17 Timothy Cook 2020. Presented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art in association with Jilamara Arts, Melville Island, NT.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9697-6000.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.

Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9225-1881.
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan.
General public: Thurs-Sun 10.00-4.00.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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

409b George Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 7 Peter Tilley – sculpture.
Also, Tania Smith – film and photography.

Tania Smith, Untitled (pram variations) #2, 2020, edition of 8, pigment inkjet print, 84 x 56cm (and 59 x 40cm). Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Nov 11 to 28 Aerial Morallos – weaving.
Also, Alicia Zhao – sculpture, and Morgan Shimeld – sculpture.
Dec 2 to 19 Waratah Lahy – watercolour.
Also, Ruth Ju-Shih Li – ceramic.

Ruth Ju-Shih Li, Florilegia (Dark Cyan) I, 2020, Jingdezhen porcelain, jade, porcelain, pigment and gold, 18.5 x 18 x 15cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Redfern Art Gallery
80 Redfern Street, Redfern 2016.
Director: Gavin Watkins.
Mon 2.00 to 5.00 Wed and Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.30, Sun 10.30 to 12.30 or by appt.
Specialists in collectable – but affordable – Australian art from the 1950s-1980s. Also midcentury-modern furniture, studio ceramics, art glass and lamps. Artists in stock: Dorothy Atkins, Judy Cassab, Tony Costa, Adrian Feint, John Firth-Smith, Harold Greenhill, Weaver Hawkins, Sali Herman, Jean Isherwood, Ena Joyce, Robert Juniper, Kenneth Jack, John Lethbridge, Margo Lewers, Keith Looby, Jeffrey Makin, Ignacio Marmol, Rodney Milgate, Sidney Nolan, Celia Perceval, Carl Plate, John Rigby, Alan Sumner, Ross Tamlin, Michael Taylor, Dora Toovey, David van Nunen, Phyllis Waterhouse and Reinis Zusters.

Sabbia Gallery
609 Elizabeth Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 9361-6448.
Directors: Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 21 Canvas Kurwaritja: Ngananmpa Tjurkurpa Kalawatjangka new works in glass by Ninuku Arts.
Nov 14 to Dec 9 Natural Affinity new ceramics by Cathy Franzi.
Nov 28 to Dec 22 Inside Outside new ceramics by Holly Macdonald.

SNO Contemporary Art Projects

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 14 Through Shadows by Roslyn Kean.

Roslyn Kean, Mindfulness, 2020, woodblock print on paper, 75 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

Nov 17 to Dec 19 (opening Sat Nov 21, 3-5pm) Living in the Past, Presently by Tanya Chaitow.

Tanya Chaitow, Past – Present 1, 2020, gouache on paper. Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 31 to Nov 21 (opening Sat Oct 31, 10-5pm) Pat Larter, My Way – a sparkling exhibition of Pat Larter’s painting. Pat Larter is fun, quirky, cheeky, and kinky. When Larter began to paint, she unleashed vast, pent up energy. Her paintings have youthful exuberance, layered over the foundation and knowledge of living amongst art and artists. Today, in an era of fluorescent, amped up, hi-vis neon colour Larter is pitch perfect. Selfies, constant posing, omniscient screens and the Instagram era were made for Larter’s work. She’s a missing link in Australian art.

Pat Larter, Roll em’, 1994, acrylic and glitter on board, 92 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

Nov 28 to Dec 19 (opening Sat Nov 28, 10-5pm) Papunya Tula Artists, Community XI. Papunya Tula Artists capture the heat, heart and community of Australia. Utopia Art Sydney has represented the artist owned (and run) Papunya Tula Artists, for 32 years. There’s been generational change, sometimes upheaval, but the defining constant has been artists presenting stories and views through their painting. Community XI is a tribute to this long established, successful company and the talented artists that they nurture and develop.

George Tjungurrayi, Untitled, 2020, acrylic on linen, 122 x 91cm. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

The Wellington Gallery
2/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9197-0901.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
A new multipurpose gallery and exhibition space in Waterloo.

Inner West

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Artereal is here to transform through art; to transform the way it is experienced, perceived and through this its impact at every level. For more than 13 years we have set our sights on the neoteric, stimulating and unforgettable to bring collectors and the curious a rare, fascinating, even magical experience of contemporary art.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 6 to 23 (opening Sat Nov 7, 1-5pm) From the Dark sculptural installation by Elizabeth Day.
Nov 27 to Dec 14 (opening Sat Nov 28, 1-5pm) Decade Show 1, Whole Space, Single Installation: too bright for our inform delight by Sarah Woodward.
Nov 18 to Jan 4, 2021 (opening Sat Dec 19, 1-5pm ) Articulate Turns 10 – works by artists who have shown at Articulate over the previous ten years.
Nov 6 to 23 (opening Sat Nov 7, 1-5pm) Weapons of War sculptures by Jeff Wood.
Nov 27 to Dec 14 (opening Sat Nov 28, 1-5pm) Decade Show 1, Whole Space – documentation of single, whole of space installations that have taken place at Articulate over the previous ten years by Ciaran Begley and Merryn Hull, Jenny Brown, Elia Bosshard, Alison Clouston and Boyd, Michelle Elliot, Beata Geyer, Lesley Giovanelli, Chantal Grech, Adrian Hall, WeiZen Ho, Laine Hogarty, Wendy Howard, Richard Kean, Perrine Lacroix, Alan Schacher, Splinter Orchestra, Helen Sturgess, Joe Wilson and Chanelle Collier.
Dec 18 to Jan 4, 2021 (opening Sat Dec 19, 1-5pm) Articulate Turns 10 continued.

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Mon-Wed by appt.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed to Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 29 Luke Close: Perspective. Luke Close is a Githabal man. He comes from a large family from Northern NSW and has grown up on his country. Close’s unique style comes from over 30 years of art practice. Close has continued to lead the way with his beautiful array of works and the development of his solo exhibition. ‘I am in a corridor of life; all of the dimensions of my life surround me and create the stories and pictures of my being; my soul, MY DREAMING. I paint for what I see through my perspective.’
From Dec 1 Luke Close: Perspective exhibition will be available to view online until the end of the year.

Luke Close, Family, oil on canvas,130 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Delmar Gallery is currently open on Sunday afternoons only, by appointment.

Glass Artists’ Gallery
Upstairs Level 1, 68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
T/Fax (02) 9552-1552.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550 4433, 0431-390-880.
Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Kerrie Lowe Gallery specialises in contemporary ceramics. Located for over thirty years in North Newtown the Gallery features constantly changing exhibitions of work by Australian ceramicists and is a great resource for collectors.
To Nov 6 Alchemy – a group show presenting an exhibition of ceramic sculpture. Part of Sydney Craft Week, an initiative of Australian Design Centre.
Nov 16 to Dec 24 Christmas Collection – unique handmade gifts to suit every budget.

Bruce McWhinney, Salt Glazed Vessel, 2020, 28cm high. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Jan Howlin, Convolution, 2020, ceramic sculpture, stoneware, paperclay, 35cm wide. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

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

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.
Nov 2 to Dec 20 Clem Millward has agreed for the gallery to present an exhibition of personal drawings not originally meant for sale. They demonstrate Millward’s passion and pure joy of observation as a lyric painter of the Australian landscape. There are also 30 oil paintings to choose from, four of which were painted in 2020. Visit our website to view a selection of drawings and paintings and do make time to visit the gallery.

Clem Millward, Moonrise Central Desert, 112 x 112cm. Courtesy the artist and Artarmon Galleries

Clem Millward, Rough Scrub, 60 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Artarmon Galleries

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 14 to Dec 12 Margaret Woodward: Works from the Studio – a selection of paintings, drawings and prints from the studio of one of Sydney’s favourite artists. Twice winner of the Portia Geach and winner of the Wynne Prize Woodward is a masterful draughtsman with great ability to alternate between space and detail, colour and tone.

Maragret Woodward, Francisco Lescano Dancing on the Back of the Dog, pastel on paper on canvas, 198 x 162cm. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Margaret Woodward, Self Portrait, oil on canvas, 123 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Headland Artists and Sculpture Park
Read Place, Headland Park at 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 Cafe.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
Book your timed-entry ticket on the website.
To Nov 29 Nick Hollo: Waterways – oil pastel drawings exploring the beauty, diversity and significance of the lagoons, marshes, creeks and waterfalls of the Northern Beaches.

Nick Hollo, Irrawong Waterfall, pastel on paper, 42 x 89.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

To Nov 29 Joanna Gambotto: Interior Worlds – Hill End – a new series of work developed from at Hill End residency where the artist visited local cottages and made countless, quick sketches of the interiors, which later evolved into large scale charcoal drawings and print series, and Clay Collection – unique among NSW regional galleries, MAG&M’s collection reflects the diversity of contemporary ceramics practice in Australia. It represents the work of some 160 artists, revealing the nuances and shifts in studio ceramics over a 60 year period.
Dec 4 to Feb 14, 2021 Laura Jones. Jones’ continuing connection to the Hawkesbury River region has led to the creation of a new body of work in response to this unique river landscape. Combined with works from her recent Arcadia series, this exhibition is a personal exploration of the fragility and resilience of ecosystems and the cycle of life.

Laura Jones, Arcadia 2020, oil on linen diptych, left panel, 183 x 198cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Dec 4 to Feb 14, 2021 History Repeats – three contemporary artists collaborate for the first time to create an immersive exhibition experience in response to issues around migration and quarantine at the former quarantine station at North Head, now known as Q Station. Jo Neville, Julie Paterson and Fiona Chandler work with paper, textiles and paint, drawing from their unique areas of practice. Presented in partnership with Q Station, Manly.
Also, Nicholas Harding: The Theatre Sketchbooks a unique exhibition of remarkable portrait sketches of the people who make up one of our nation’s great theatre companies, the Sydney Theatre Company. From thousands of drawings and dozens of sketchbooks, the artist and curator will select an exhibition from Harding’s theatre ‘residencies’.

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 6 Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial – creating an important record of the changing nature and progress of textile practice from a national perspective. The exhibition acknowledges that the world has long been a place under various tension(s), both harmonious and dissonant. In order to bear witness to, contribute to and respond to these tensions, the triennial will focus on the future of people and place through textile as a material and human experience as materiality. Tension(s) 2020 has been curated by Vic McEwan.

Kelly Leonard and Julie Briggs, Curation of Shadows (process), 2020. Photograph: Vic McEwan. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

Dec 16 to March 7, 2021 Wendy Sharpe: Ghosts – in this new exhibition Wendy Sharpe will create a series of major new site specific ephemeral mural paintings specifically designed for Mosman Art Gallery. The ephemeral mural works will be accompanied by other oil paintings and works on paper from Sharpe’s studio based practice that explore the intersection between the real and the imagined worlds – the seen and unseen – and our human experiences of the spirit world.

Wendy Sharpe, Self portrait with three ghosts, 2018, oil on canvas, 154 x 122cm. Photograph: Martin Lane. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

The New Artisans Gallery
Shop 2, 118 Alfred Street South, Milsons Point 2065.
0439-973-366 , 0439-999-810.
Directors: Pauline and Erika Plumb.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
The New Artisans Gallery is a place to unearth new and emerging artists and artisans and bring to light your own creative talents.

65 Berry Street, North Sydney 2060.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 4.30.
Project [504] is a studio + gallery with a large portfolio of artists including regular finalists in the Archibald Prize, the Doug Moran and the Sulman Prize.

Rochfort Gallery
317 Pacific Highway, North Sydney 2060.
Please phone to confirm trading hours.
To Nov 22 Elemental Presence by Barbara Campbell-Allen OAM.

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077.
(02) 9847-6572.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 10 to 24 Deerubbin at dawn: river lives on the Hawkesbury – as part of Head On Photo Festival by Nicole Matthews.
Think of the river at daybreak, when the fog rolls down the valleys, the herons and sea eagles come out to hunt. Join Sydney photographer and academic, Nicole Matthews for a journey on Deerubbin – otherwise known as the Hawkesbury River. Hear the artist talk in the online colloquium: Thurs Nov 12, 11-4.15pm ‘Our Sentimental Natures: environmental commitments, media and feeling’. The colloquium is supported by Macquarie University’s Environmental Humanities stream and the Department of Media, Communication, Creative Arts, Languages and Literature, booking essential;

Nicole Matthews, Mother of millions takes to the waves, photograph Courtesy the artist and Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

Creative Spaces
105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl 2099.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 19 to 29 Warringah Print Studio’s Annual Exhibition & Regrowth Folio.
See website for exhibition details and information about classes and workshops.

Paddington Woollahra

Annette Larkin Fine Art
Suite 4, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9332-4614.
Director: Annette Larkin.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00. Mon-Tues open by appointment only, always available on email.
Deals in secondary market post-war and contemporary art. Represents the work of Michael Johnson, The Estate of Robert Klippel and The Estate of Carl Plate. Provides tailored advice in all aspects of purchasing, valuing and collection management working closely with private and corporate collections. Annette is a Cultural Gifts Valuer, see our website for areas of speciality.
To Dec 19 Summer 2020 – an exhibition of important Australian contemporary artworks from private collectors.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177.
Fax (02) 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Nov 8 Online: Rodney Pople on Paper by Rodney Pople.
Oct 31 to Nov 22 Michael Snape.
Also, Simon Fieldhouse.
Nov 13 to Dec 6 Online: G.W. Bot.
Nov 28 to Dec 20 Belynda Henry.

Blender Gallery
16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9380-7080.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Cement Fondu
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
12 Mary Place, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann & Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 29 to Nov 8 (opening Thurs Oct 29, 6-8pm) Ground and first floors: Paddington Art Prize at Defiance Gallery.
Nov 18 to Dec 10 (opening Sun Nov 15, 11-2pm) Ground Floor: Lea Ferris. First Floor: Dave Teer.
Dec 12 to 20 Defiance Gallery turns 25! – a group exhibition.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
Nov 3 to Dec 24 Affordable Art & Sculpture Exhibition.

Victor Rubin, Wattle and Flannel Flowers, acrylic on paper, 75 x 55cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Cam Crossley, The Seeker, bronze on red cedar, ed 3/20. Bronze: 33 x 14x 18cm. Base: 30 x 16 x 16cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Fox Jensen Gallery
23a Roylston Street (cnr Hampden Street & Cecil Lane), Paddington 2021.
(02) 8084-4298.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Fax (02) 9331-7050.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
To Nov 8 Arcadia by Adrienne Gaha.
Also, Gravity by Gareth Ernst.
Nov 15 to Dec 6 Alexander McKenzie.

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-4676.
Fax (02) 9380-8485.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Oct 27 to Nov 13 Jane Dawson.
Nov 17 to 29 Peter Boggs.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 by appt.
Nov 4 to 21 Chris Langlois, and Marisa Purcell: Out the window.
Nov 25 to Dec 12 Sophie Cape.
Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Open by appt.
To Nov 7 Michael Cusack: All of the Days.
Nov 11 to 28 Eva Nolan.
Dec 2 to 16 Matthew Johnson.

Paddington Art Prize
A $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
Oct 29 to Nov 8 Paddington Art Prize Exhibition at Defiance Gallery, 12 Mary Place, Paddington NSW.
Winners announced Thurs Oct 29.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1919.
Director: Roslyn Oxley (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Established in Sydney in 1982, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has a rich history of supporting contemporary art, having fostered the careers of some of the most influential Australian artists working today, including Tracey Moffatt, David Noonan, Fiona Hall, Patricia Piccinini, Bill Henson and Dale Frank.
Oct 29 to Nov 28 Scene at Edfu and other sculptures by Linda Marrinon.
Also, Arbour Abdour by Gary Carsley.
Dec 3 to 18 You are here by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.

Soho Galleries & Graphis ARTFraming
150 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025.
Soho: (02) 9326-9066, Art Park: 1800-646-131.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Through Nov and Dec Group exhibitions– Contemporary art, sculpture, wall relief, framed works, and ARTFraming.
ARTPark Australia – Contemporary Australian Sculpture: Darling Park Sculpture Walk- 2020-201, Sussex St, Sydney. Also, Hunter Valley Sculpture Walk, Lisa McGuigan Cellar Door, Broke Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, and Woolloomooloo Wharf Sculpture Walk-2020, Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo. Sculpture enquiries visit

Thienny Lee Gallery
176 New South Head Road (opp Edgecliff Train Station), Edgecliff 2027.
(02) 8057-1769.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Nov 5 to 24 A Coastline and Between by Amanda Tye – driven by the dissatisfaction of today’s fast pace lifestyle, artist Amanda Tye seeks to capture places resembling untouched paradises, playing with perspective and colour to offer a still and quiet perspective of Sydney’s coastal landscape. Her distinct style dances between representation and abstraction, which often translates through the tensions between the natural environment with man-made world.

Amanda Tye, Bondi to Bronte Walk, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 110cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Nov 26 to Dec 8 In a Silent Way by Tony Belobrajdic. The latest figurative exhibition by multi-award-winning artist Tony Belobrajdic, further exploring the dynamism of the human figure and the innate relationships within oneself. In this series of work, he studies the portrayal of self by returning to the most basic form of art – drawing. The seemingly simple form is energized by his signature use of subtle colours, blending the gentle blues and pinks of skin. Belobrajdic’s creations are gestural and sensual, culminating into a fitting reflection of himself.

Tony Belobrajdic, In a Silent Way 8, mixed media on paper, 78 x 54cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
Nov 7 to 25 Recent Works by Dagmar Cyrulla. In her forthcoming exhibition, Dagmar Cyrulla continues to explore what it is to be human- the domestic rituals, the myriad of choices made and moments had, incorporating a particular focus on the complexity of relationships. These paintings work on the viewer, connecting familiar, albeit imaginary, characters with our own realities, producing subtle emotional effects from a set of lives and situations that are rendered with technical skill and sensitive insight.

Dagmar Cyrulla, The Seamstress, oil on linen, 50 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary

Eastern Suburbs

Cooee Art Bondi
31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi Beach 2026.
(02) 9300-9233.
Director: Adrian Newstead.
Open by appt.
Australia’s oldest Indigenous art gallery.
Also at 326 Oxford Street, Paddington.

Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi
Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi is a free outdoor exhibition of over 100 sculptures from across the world located along the 2km Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk.
Postponed: New Dates TBC

Greater Sydney

Art Atrium
12 Daniel Street (entrance on Daphne Street), Botany 2019.
Director: Simon Chan.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
To Nov 7 Ros Auld and Kate Briscoe. Artists in conversation: Sat Nov 7, 2.30-4.30pm.
Dec 5 to 19 (opening Sat Dec 5, 2.30-4.30pm) Summer Sojourn – End of Year Group Exhibition. Drawing workshop: Sat Dec 12, 2.30-4.30pm. Artists in conversation: Sat Dec 19, 2.30-4.30pm.

Australia – China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
Ground floor, EA Building, Room EA.G.13, Parramatta Campus, Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2216.
(02) 9685-9943.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 3.00, Fri 11.00 to 3.00.
Parking $9.00 per day.
To Jan 29, 2021 Wild Hearts & Warm Spirits – an exhibition featuring the works of Akshay Sree Kuma, Alex Dunn, Alex Little, Kate Edgecombe, Meg Flavell, Melina Bilotta, Sara Rahem, Karl Beattie, Bella White and Dave Cubby.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 31 to Dec 11 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2020 is Campbelltown Arts Centre’s annual art prize inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. The exhibition features works from all the finalists and coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost.

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-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Nov 18 to Jan 17, 2021 Gil Farla – My Secret Urban Sanctuary.

Gil Farla, Past Present Future, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Nov 18 to Jan 27, 2021 The 29th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition.
Also, The 23rd Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition.

Gary Smith, Safe Base Charlie, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Granville Centre Art Gallery
1 Memorial Drive, Granville 2144.
(02) 8757-9029.
For more information to plan your visit, including opening hours, visit website.
Nov 6 to Jan 24, 2021 Ngaliya Diyam – Aunty Esme Timbery, Aunty Marilyn Russell, Nadeena Dixon, Jannawi Dance Clan, Lucy Simpson, Shay Tobin and Kirra Weingarth. Ngaliya Diyam. We are here. Darug are here, Aboriginal peoples are here – they never left. Ngaliya Diyam celebrates strength and resilience through the art of local Darug artists and artists from other language groups and nations who call Darug nura home. This exhibition highlights stories of Country, and the many cultural identities and practices of our peoples. Co-curated by Dennis Golding and Rebekah Raymond.

Kirra Weingarth, Connections Reignited: Indigenous Lighting (detail), 2018, Illumina porcelain, found sea material, seaweeds, shells, pine cones and pine needles. Courtesy the artist

Auntie Esme Timbery, Untitled (Sydney Opera House), 2002, polystyrene, wood, PVA glue, fabric and shell. From the collection of the Sydney Opera House Trust. Photograph: Sue Blackburn. Courtesy the artist and Granville Centre Art Gallery

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700.
Fax 8536-5750.
Free admission.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Oct 31 to Nov 17 Heimlich Unheimlich – an installation of collages and poetry by Sieglinde Karl-Spence and Hazel Smith.
Nov 21 to Jan 31, 2021 Hazelhurst 20/20 – a major exhibition celebrating 20 years of Hazelhurst Arts Centre and featuring more than 300 Southern Sydney artists who have contributed to its success including Michelle Cawthorn, Marc Etherington, George Gittoes, Nicole Kelly, Ildiko Kovacs and Peter Sharp.

Michelle Cawthorn, Double crescent blood moon, 2020, oil and archival pen on polyester. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown 2148.
(02) 9839-6558.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
19 Eastern Road, The Chancellery, Macquarie University, North Ryde 2109.
(02) 9850-7437.
Senior Curator: Rhonda Davis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus, cnr of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Gallery temporarily closed.

Margot Hardy Gallery, Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Gallery temporarily closed.

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

Penrith Regional Gallery
Home of The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100. 
Open daily. Timed sessions.