January/February 2021 Listings

Click on the precincts below to find galleries and their exhibitions. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.

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 Jan 10 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020. The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
Also, Archie Plus – a free portrait-focused program of art, music, performance and dance that marks a year of challenge and change and pays tribute to the acts of care, support and human resilience that have lifted, protected and inspired during 2020.
To Feb 7 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.

Danie Mellor, A time of the world’s making, 2019. Collection of the artist. © Danie Mellor. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales

To Feb 14 Streeton – the most significant retrospective of Australian impressionist artist Arthur Streeton ever held. Read more…

Arthur Streeton, From McMahon’s Point — fare one penny,  1890. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 1972

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.
Jan 7 to 18 Suspended scenery – Three approaches to landscape – Jun Chen, Sandra Barnard & Kurt Sorensen.
Also, Decision Paintings by Sophia Fleming.
Jan 7 to 18 Nests in Isolation by Rachel Anne Buch.
Also, Beautiful Bodies by David Lindesay & Elise Stanley.
Jan 21 to Feb 1 An Uncaptured Imagination by Andrew Ensor.
Also, Impressions – Leila Frijat, Monisha Chippada, Raya Tolentino & Sivaan Lansdowne Walker.
Also, Fondest Regards by Marcus Wiseman.
Feb 4 to 15 Editions in Dialogue by Elizabeth Wallace, Becoming Bishoujo by Amy Meng, and 2 minutes to midnight by Maryanne Christodoulou.
Also, You will never own me by Jacqueline Meng & Emma Rani Hodges.
Feb 18 to March 1 Grounded – Andrew Drabarek, Sally McInerney, Justine Roche, Shawn Sijnstra, Anke Stacker (Sydney), Julie Williams (Blue Mountains), Lynn Smith (Illawarra), Mike Reed (Melbourne), Rebecca Wiltshire (Perth). Curated by Lynn Smith.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Our summer exhibition comes alive with a stunning new collection of underwater reef paintings, teeming with corals and fish life. Returning to the harbour for inspiration, Ken Done also showcases a special smaller collection of brand new Sydney pieces. 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 Jan 29 (special opening Sat Jan 16) New Beginning – 26 artists’ group show. Presented by the KAAF.
Feb 8 to April 1 MINHWA showcases the beauty of Korean folk paintings interpreted in a contemporary way. An associated event of the Sydney Lunar Festival.

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 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, Open as the Sky, 2020, mirror polished bronze; Under the Shadowless Tree, 2020, synthetic polymer paint, beeswax, oil on Alucabond. Installation view, ‘Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2020. © the artist. Photograph: Anna Kučera. Courtesy the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

Now showing, Connected: MCA Collection – Bob Burruwal, Rosalie Gascoigne, Mabel Juli, Jumaadi, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Jack Nawilil, Alick Tipoti, Bede Tungutalum and Kunmanara Williams.

Jumaadi, Siapa yang menjelma sungai & siapakah perampoknya [And who is the river and who are the thieves] (detail), 2019, acrylic on cotton cloth primed with rice. Installation view, ‘Connected: MCA Collection’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2020. Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2020. Photograph: Anna Kučera. Courtesy and © the artist

Now showing, 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.

Keg de Souza, Impossible Utopia, 2011, nylon, lightbox: screenprint on acrylic. Installation view, ‘Anywhere but here: MCA Primavera Acquisitions’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2020, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2018. photograph: Anna Kučera. Courtesy and © the artist

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988.
Adult, $15. Concession, $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 Feb 14 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. Read more…
Gallery closed for summer break Dec 21 to Jan 1 inclusive.

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

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
Free entry.
Special opening hours Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Visit the website for exhibition program.

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.

Tin Sheds Gallery
School of Architecture, Design & Planning
148 City Rd, Darlington, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006.
(02) 9351 3115.
Visit gallery website for opening hours.
Jan 21 to Feb 19 Thresholds – recent collaborative work by Julia Davis and Lisa Jones. This exhibition reveals a subterranean landscape under Sydney’s CBD and explores ideas of transience and place. Curated by Claire Taylor.
Sat Jan 23, 1:30pm ‘Subterranean Imaginaries’ with Vanessa Berry, Marilu Melo Zurita and Eugenia Zoubtchenko.
Thurs Jan 28, 5:30pm ‘Liminal Landscapes’ with Elise Edmonds, Dr Lisa Murray and Joni Taylor.
Thurs Feb 4, 5:30pm ‘Marking Time’ with Jackie Dunn, Nina Miall, Nina Stromqvist and Donna Bretta.
Sat Feb 13, 1:30pm Barry Keldoulis in conversation with Julia Davis and Lisa Jones.

Julia Davis and Lisa Jones, Thresholds – a chorus #28/01/17, 2017, unique print on archival paper, 150 x 150cm. Photograph: Richard glover. This artwork was created with support from The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Sydney Trains and GREYSPACE

Verge Gallery
Level 2, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Jan 21 to Feb 19 Born Digital by Corinna Berndt.
Also, Bolero a Tail of Tech Support by Sophie Penkethman-Young.

Corinna Berndt, jpg fossils, digital collage, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Verge Gallery

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 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.
The Gallery will be closed from Jan 18 to March 5 as we prepare for our next exhibition, Lumen.

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.
02) 9368-1173.
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;

51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Gallery hours vary.
Visit website for exhibition program.
Jan 5 to 19 Fervour an exhibition of new work by Damien March.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Jan 12 to 30 Summer Salon – group show.
Feb 10 to 27 Nicole Kelly.
Also, Are We There Yet? by James Ettelson.

Nicole Kelly, An echo of rain, oil on polyester, 91 x 71cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

James Ettelson, Rain, hail or shine, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 125 x 150cm. 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.
Visit website for exhibition program.

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.
To Jan 28 Approximately Infinite Universe: Naminapu Maymuru-White / Gulama Muymuru. Viewing by appointment in Jan.

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-Tues by appt
Jan 27 to Feb 20 Simon Blau.
Also, Louise Gresswell, and Elaine Camper.

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.

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 Jan 26 online and by appointment only.
Jan 27 to Feb 10 Karen Choy, and Patrick Francis.
Feb 13 to March 10 Toni Clarke, and Ian Pearson.

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.
Gallery closed until Thurs Feb 11.
Feb 11 to 27 The Care Project – Contemporary Art & Feminism, curated by Assoc. Prof Jacqueline Millner.

‘The Care Project: Contemporary Art & Feminism’. Courtesy Stanley Street Gallery

STATION | Sydney
Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9055-4688.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 6 Invisible Line by Yevgeniya Baras.

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 March 6 The Colour Line: Archie Moore & W.E.B Du Bois, curated by José Da Silva.
Jan 16 to April 17 Megan Cope: Fractures & Frequencies.

Archie Moore, Venn diagram, 2018, Conté crayon on blackboard paint. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and The Commercial, Sydney

Megan Cope, Untitled (Death Song) (detail), 2020, six instruments made of repurposed soil augers, oil drums, piano strings, and rocks from South Australia Drill Core Reference Library, Adelaide; sound. Installation view: ‘2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres’. Photograph: Saul Steed. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

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.
Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery is closed until Feb 2.

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.
Jan 20 to March 6 Nick Ferguson.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9697-6000.
Mon-Fri 9.00 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.

(02) 9318-1122.
New online platform launching 2021. Visit gallery website for updates.

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.
Feb 10 to March 6 Tim Edwards – a solo exhibition in glass.
Also, The Study of – a group exhibition of studies for larger works.

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Gallery opening Wed Jan 27.
Utopia Art Sydney is committed to the representation of a small group of Australian artists. These include leading members of Papunya Tula Artists, Gloria Petyarre from Utopia and non-Indigenous artists from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Our reputation as one of the leading Aboriginal art galleries owes much to the fact that all our artists are represented equally.
Jan 30 to Feb 20 (opening Sat Jan 30, 10-5pm) Stone, Green + Watson – Brett Stone, Donna Green and Kati Watson – a dynamic exhibition of contemporary ceramic art which transcend their functional potential.

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.
Feb 5 to 27 It’s a Circus Out There by Patrizia Biondi.
Patrizia Biondi’s practice is interested in the language of materials and the concepts underlying the processes used to transform such materials into objects of beauty. Her artworks are made with recovered cardboard packaging – a choice of medium which emerges from her concern about humanity’s growing immersion in excessive consumerism. Such preoccupation with disproportionate consumption is related to the environmental destruction generated by interminable industrial production and by the unprecedented, overwhelming amounts of waste.
Please note Artereal Gallery is closed through Jan and reopens Feb 5.

Patrizia Biondi, Postnormal Economic Deficit Disorder, 2020, cardboard and paint, 95 x 57 x 11.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery

Patrizia Biondi, Richgro Richgro Rich Rich Richgro, 2020, cardboard and paint. Courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Please see blogspot for details.

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.
Feb 19 to April 19 Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative presents its 2021 Mardi Gras exhibition, Heart, curated by Dennis Golding.

Dennis Golding, Heart. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli

Glass Artists’ Gallery
Upstairs Level 1, 68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Tel/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-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
The Gallery will open after the Christmas break on Wed Jan 20.
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, professionals and students.
To Feb 6 Summer Show – a diverse collection of work from all around Australia.

Niharika Hukku, Cockatoo Vessel, porcelain, hand painted 10cm high. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Feb 12 to March 6 Dragdoll 21 – Coming of Age! – celebrate Mardi Gras with our artists.

Janice Raynor, Frida Australis, earthenware, hand painted claytoon, 28cm high. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Nth Sydney Northern Beaches

Project 2060
Celebrating Creativity in North Sydney
2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton 2060.
(02) 9936-8100.
March, Project 2060: Homeward Bound – 150 artists across 5 venues: Coal Loader Tunnel/26 Chambers, Coal Loader Artist Studio, inTransit Art Space, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Inside Outside Sculpture Plinth. Visit website for more info.

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Jan 23 to Feb 20 Forested is a suite of new works by Sydney-based artists Jan Handel, Melinda Marshman and Lisa Woolfe made in response to the practice of Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing.

Melinda Marshman, Forest Panorama, oil on polyester, 61 x 132cm. 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 Feb 14 Laura Jones: The Garden – Jones’ continuing connection to the Hawkesbury, Ku-ring-gai and Blue Mountains regions has led to the creation of a new body of work in response to these unique landscapes. Combined with works from her recent Arcadia series, this exhibition is a personal exploration of the fragility and resilience of ecosystems and of the cycle of life. Read more…

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

To Feb 14 Nicholas Harding: The Theatre Sketchbooks. A unique exhibition selected from the thousands of drawings and dozens of sketchbooks created by Archibald-winning artist Nicholas Harding, as he drew actors, directors and creatives during their rehearsals and performances at the Sydney Theatre Company.

Nicholas Harding, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Hugo Weaving). Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

To Feb 14 History Repeats – Q Station – Jo Neville, Julie Paterson and Fiona Chandler. Three contemporary artists have drawn upon the site and stories of the former Quarantine Station at Sydney’s North Head to create an immersive exhibition experience in response to issues around migration, quarantine and place. Working with paper, textiles and paint, the artists have each created 40 panels representing the original 40 day quarantine period of detention or isolation. Presented in partnership with Q Station Manly.

Julie Paterson, Curative, 2020, fabric print paste and cotton thread on canvas, 60 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Jan 31 Hannah Quinlivan: Compression – this new installation work by Canberra-based Hannah Quinlivan responds firstly to the black summer with which the year 2020 began, the subsequent health and economic crisis, and the fissures they have riven in our collective mood. After a year of grief and fear, the work asks its audience to take time to pause. To listen and hold close our ardent longing for the futures we once possessed but that dissolved into smoke, and to find the fortitude to care for each other through the uncertain future.

Hannah Quinlivan, Shroud 2 (detail), 2020, acrylic and aluminium annealed wire, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

To March 7 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.
Feb 5 to 19 Current Pam Sackville Works Exhibition. Over nearly 40 years of painting and exhibiting Sackville has never tired of using watercolour for both still life and portrait. She finds it deeply rewarding and also challenging exploring the myriad possibilities of depth of tone, colour and form, light and shade, to depict the enduring beauty of nature and manmade objects. This work is especially gratifying during these turbulent times.

Pam Sackville, Camellias with Fuchsias 2019, watercolour on Arches paper, 105 x 75cm frame. Courtesy the artist and The New Artisans Gallery

Pam Sackville, Iris with Lisianthus, 2018, watercolour on Arches paper, 105 x 75cm frame. Courtesy the artist and The New Artisans Gallery

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.

White Rhino Artspace
Level 1, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

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.
Jan 27 to Feb 27 Summer 2020-21 – 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.
Jan 11 to 31 Group Exhibition.
Through Feb, Philip Noakes.
Also, Gallery East at Australian Galleries.

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.
Feb 17 to March 24 (opening Sun Feb 14, 11-4pm) Ground and First Floors: Australian Wildlife Conservancy Exhibition – Tim Allen, Alison Coates, David Collins, Peter Stevens and Mary Tonkin.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
Jan through Feb, Summer Exhibition continues. Works by M Olley, T Storrier, J Coburn, D Boyd, R Crooke, J Olsen, G Proud, M Woodward, and many others.

Geoffrey Robert Proud, When Emily sings the Shadows Flee, pastel on paper, 65 x 80c. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Margaret Woodward, Girl Platting Her Hair. mixed media on canvas, 62 x 84cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Fine Arts, Sydney
New location
23 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Feb 24 to April 1 Unchained Malady by Matthew Griffin

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.
Jan 7 to 31 Summer Group Exhibition.
Jan 7 to Feb 28 Flowers and People – A Whole Year per Hour by teamLab.
Feb 4 to 28 Venetian Painting by Steig Persson.

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.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 by appt.
Jan 20 to Feb 6 Gary Heery.
Feb 10 to 27 Tim Summerton.
Also, Michael Cusack.
Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Open by appt.

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.
Jan 29 to Feb 27 Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.
Also, Stone Idols by Kirtika Kain.

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 Jan and Feb, Group exhibitions – Contemporary art, sculpture, wall relief, framed works, and ARTFraming.
Soho Galleries Mosman: at 710 Military Road Mosman. Contemporary art, sculpture, wall relief, framed works.

Conchita Carambano, Sea Wild, mixed media on canvas, 183 x 183cm. Courtesy the artist and Soho Galleries

ARTPark Australia – Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Hunter Valley Sculpture Walk – Lisa McGuigan Cellar Door, Broke Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, Woolloomooloo Wharf Sculpture Walk, Sydney Sculpture enquiries

Karl Meyer, Foci, stainless steel sculpture, 170 x 270 x 160cm – Hunter Valley sculpture

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.
Feb 18 to March 9 Embodied Landscape II by HowardArthur Tweedie.
In Embodied Landscape II, HowardArthur Tweedie builds on his previous exhibition by further exploring the complex and inseparable relationship between people and place. This new exhibition employs pastels and oils to portray the wild movement of life by examining the impact of the environment on the human psyche. Through a culmination of fluent techniques from both the portrait and landscape traditions, Tweedie gently fuses the separate forms of the land and the figure to accentuate the inextricable connection between the two ñ despite the occasional departure of the people from the place, they are nonetheless affected by the landscape and vice versa.

HowardArthur Tweedie, Georges Height, oil on linen, 78 x 61cm (incl. frame). Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

HowardArthur Tweedie, Putney Bridge 3, pastel on paper, 50 x 37cm (incl. frame). 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.
Jan 16 to end Feb, Summer Show – Art Now. The summer exhibition showcases works that are contemporary in both essence and impact. This exhibition of new ideas and inspiration features innovative Australian artists, each pushing their practice in new directions – and each responding to the current and historical moment in time.

Painting by Lena Pwerle. Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary

Greater Sydney

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.
To Jan 29 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. Parking $9.00 per day.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Jan 7 to March 14 Space YZ.

Luis Martinez, Sheriff’s deputies have found a reported dozen coffins robbed, 2004. Courtesy the artist, Sydney Festival and Campbelltown Arts Centre

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.
Jan 23 to Feb 21 Soon it will be too hot by Tracey Clement. In Soon it will be too hot, beeswax versions of five iconic towers succumb to relentless man-made heat. The artist seeks to keep anthropogenic climate change front and centre in the public consciousness, not to point the finger, but to spark action and kindle hope.

Tracey Clement, Soon it would be too hot… (detail, work in progress), 2020, beeswax, heat lamps, microwave plates. Installation dimensions variable, model building height approx. 70cm each. Model Empire State Building melting. Photograph: T Clement

Feb 13 to April 11 The 66th Blake Prize continues to encourage contemporary artists of varied styles and religious and spiritual allegiances to create significant works of art, which engage in conversations and negotiations concerning spirituality, religion and/or belief.

Granville Centre Art Gallery
1 Memorial Drive, Granville 2144.
(02) 8757-9029.
For more information to plan your visit including opening hours visit the website.
To Jan 24 Ngaliya Diyam, co-curated by Dennis Golding and Rebekah Raymond. 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.

‘Ngaliya Diyam’, installation view. Photograph: Document Photography. Courtesy Granville Centre Art Gallery

Feb 18 to May The Past is the Present is the Future, curated by Talia Smith. For non-Western cultures time is not linear but rather a spiral or a cycle, in the present tense we become the embodiment of both our ancestral histories and our projected futures. This group exhibition brings together photographic and moving image practices to explore the way in which time is ever present and how it is woven throughout our connections to culture, people and place.

Selina Ershadi, Amator (still), 2019. 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.
To Jan 31 Hazelhurst 20 Years – a major exhibition celebrating 20 years of Hazelhurst Arts Centre and featuring more than 350 Southern Sydney artists who have contributed to its success including Michelle Cawthorn, Marc Etherington, George Gittoes, Nicole Kelly, Ildiko Kovacs and Peter Sharp.

Ildiko Kovacs, No. 50, 2018, acrylic on paper mounted on board. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

To end Feb, Hazelhurst 20 Years: The Gardens – this outdoor sculpture exhibition features 20 works by southern Sydney artists. See a range of works loaned from artists including the mural wall by Hayley Lord and Geoff Harvey’s sculpture of ‘Lass the dog’. Artists include Leanne Thompson, Peter Sharp, Lee Bethel, Michelle Cawthorn, Alison Clouston and Boyd, Geoff Harvey and Hayley Lord.
Feb 13 to April 5 ARTEXPRESS – showcasing a selection of Higher School Certificate artworks with students experimenting across a range of media and pushing aesthetic, thematic and formal boundaries. Presented by Hazelhurst in partnership with NSW Department of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority, this exhibition includes artwork by some of New South Wales most talented young artists.

Kristela Mozo, Robert Townson High School, The Colours of My Other Home – Manila, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist

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

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.
Daily 9.00 to 3.45.
Visit website for exhibition program.