July 2019 Listings

Click on the precincts below to find Sydney 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.
Open daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Art After Hours: Wed to 9pm.
To July 21 The National 2019: New Australian Art.
To Aug 11 The essential Duchamp.
To Sept 8 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019.
To Sept 29 Jeffrey Smart: constructed world.
To Jan 2020 The living need light, the dead need music.
Also, Walking with gods.
To Dec 2020 In one drop of water.
July 27 to Nov 17 Wirrimanu art from Balgo.

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Closed Sun and public hols.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
July 4 to 15 Whispers in Winter by Andrew Ensor.
Also, Emu Woman Ascends by Nadeena Dixon.
Also, Through the Eyes of a Color Blind Artist by Elias Baydoun.
July 18 to 29 Emu Woman Ascends by Nadeena Dixon.
Also, What was a banksia before it was a banksia? by Susan Gourley.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Open daily 10.00 to 5.30.
A parade of bright colours, optimism and open landscapes, life on the beach, alongside Sydney Harbour and the underwater reef by . The current exhibition of major canvases on display have been inspired by the artist’s most recent trip to Toberua Island in Fiji and Sydney Harbour. A selection of new, small works on canvas in a variety of subjects completes the hang.
Limited edition prints, including a new reef print of ‘Ultramarine coral head’, 2018, edition of 100, posters and other art related products are available for sale in the gallery shop.

Ken Done, Hot day on the harbour, 2019, oil and acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Ken Done Gallery

Ken Done, Pretty reef, 2019, oil and acrylic on linen, 61.5 x 61.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Ken Done Gallery

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
June 28 to Sept 27 Take ( ) at face value explores various aspects of modern Korean society in a contemporary art form underpinning stereotypes and bias that evolve around us.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Free entry.
Mon-Tues 10.00 to 5.00, Wed 10.00 to 9.00, Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
June 28 to Sept 22 Michael Armitage: The Promised Land.
July 19 to Oct 7 Shaun Gladwell: Pacific Undertow.

Michael Armitage, Kampala Suburb, 2014, oil on Lubugo bark cloth. Photograph: © White Cube (Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd). Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Shaun Gladwell, Storm Sequence, 2000, single-channel digital video, colour, sound, 7:59mins. Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Andrew and Cathy Cameron, 2011

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988.
Free with Museum entry, Adults $12, Conc $8, Family $30, Members Fee.
Open daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
The Museum presents a diverse program of exhibitions and events.
To July 21 Street Photography.
Also, How Cities Work.

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 July 28 Salon des Refusès: The ‘alternative’ Archibald & Wynne Prize selection.
The Salon des Refusès was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which attracts hundreds of entries each year and the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection has become a much-anticipated feature of the Sydney scene. Each year our panel is invited to go behind the scenes of the judging process for the annual Archibald Prize for portraiture and Wynne Prize for landscape painting and figure sculpture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, to select an exhibition from the many hundreds of works entered in both prizes but not chosen for the official award exhibition. The Salon des Refusès has established 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.

Nicole Kelly, The last of the day runs red oil on polyester, 122 x 122cm.
Represented by Arthouse Gallery. Courtesy the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery

Helene Grove, The sum of us (self portrait), acrylic on canvas, 77 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist 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-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 13 World Press Photo Exhibition 2019.
To Nov 17 Dead Central – discover Central Station’s deep dark history.

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

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.
June 28 to Aug 11 The Invisible Hand – Simon Denny, Exonemo, Sunwoo Hoon & Mijoon Pak and Baden Pailthorpe.

The Japan Foundation Gallery
Level 4, Central Park , 28 Broadway, Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8239-0055.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.00, Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
July 10 to Oct 12 Edo in the Sky: Traditional Kites of Japan.

Mikio Toki, Momotaro Oni Taiji, 2007, Japanese Edo-style kite, consisting of washi paper, sumi ink, and bamboo 120 x 72cm. Courtesy the artist and The Japan Foundation Gallery

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) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To July 12 Gay Emmerson and Georgia Freebody.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 4 HOT BLOOD presents a group of artists who confound outmoded expectations about China, reflecting unflinchingly on the most uncomfortable truths of our age.

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;

51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Gallery hours vary.
Visit website for exhibition program

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 6 Reflections of a Fading Sky – group show.
July 11 to 27 Selective Hearing by James Ettelson.

Kate Dorrough, Recollections on a river, acrylic on linen, 152 x 167cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

James Ettelson, Powerful energy

James Ettelson, Powerful energy, 2019, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 152.5 x 152.5cm. 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.

1/222 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
By appointment.
To July 20 Antoine Aguilar, Nicole Ellis and Mit Jai Inn.

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
(02) 9357-2058, 0406-537-933.
Director: Jo Holder.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To July 27 Solidarity: Inscriptions for the future – Winsome Jobling, Djirrirra Wunu murra and Mulkun Wirrpanda.

Winsome Jobling, Connections, 2018, handmade papers, Gamba Grass, Spear Grass and Banyan with drypoint, chin colle and stitching, 67 x 51cm. Courtesy the artist and The Cross Art Projects

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
July 9 to Aug 17 Works from the 1990s by Julian Dashper.

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.

Frances Keevil Gallery
Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9327-2475.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
July 23 to Aug 11 Print V Pixels by Andrew Baines.
Performance Event at Double Bay Beach: Sun July 21, 11am.

Andrew Baines, Print V Pixels, human installation. Courtesy the artist and Frances Keevil Gallery

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.
To July 13 Ed Bats.
July 17 to Aug 10 Michelle Hanlin.

Ed Bats, He’s an Aquarius, 2019, oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium and canvas on wood panel, 62 x 41cm. 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 exhibition details.

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

NAS Gallery
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
(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 July 10 Mark Thompson.
Also, The Drawing Show – group exhibition.
July 13 to Aug 7 SCULPTURE – Simon Hodgson, Clement Meadmore and Samantha Stephenson.

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
July 4 to 21 (opening Wed July 3, 6-8pm) Cause and Effect – Gillian Kayrooz, Tina Stefanou and Jessica Thallmaier, curated by Hayley Zena. Visual Matrix Group Discussion: Sat July 13.
July 25 to Aug 11 (opening Wed July 24, 6-8pm) Affinity by Sylvie Veness & Zoë Veness.

Sylvie Veness, Untitled 2019, perforated paper. Courtesy the artist and STACKS Projects

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
June 26 to July 20 Water by Amy Dynan.

Amy Dynan, Water 5 Iceland, charcoal on paper, 106 x 81cm. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

June 26 to July 13 Woman’s Work by Gretal Ferguson.

Gretal Ferguson, Stitched, 2019, copper silk. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

July 24 to Aug 10 Just Relations by David Collins.

David Collins, Light in the Mangrove, 2019, oil on canvas, 74 x 93cm. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

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 July 27 John Fries Award finalist exhibition, curated by Miriam Kelly.
To Sept 7 Material Place: Reconsidering Australian Landscape, curated by Ellie Buttrose. Read more…

Mabel Juli, Garnkiny Ngarrangkarni (Moon Dreaming), 2019, natural ochre and pigment on canvas. Courtesy the artist, Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia and UNSW Galleries

Also, Debra Porch, curated by José Da Silva.

Debra Porch, Studio study – Sarah, from ‘Unassuming points of connection’, 2013, mixed media. Private collection, Sydney. Courtesy UNSW Galleries

Also, The Gas Imaginary by Rachel O’Reilly.

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.
July 3 to 27 Nganampa Waltja Tjukurpa: Our Family Tjukurpa. In association with Tjala Arts, Amata, APY Lands, SA.

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.
The Studio is open to the public Fri-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To July 14 Jenny Orchard – ceramics.
Also, Simm Steel – photography.
From July 17 Robert Boynes – new work, and Charlotte Bakker – sculpture.

Michael Reid Sydney
Standard House, 105 Kippax Street (enter from Waterloo Street), Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 8353-3500.
Directors: Michael Reid and Toby Meagher.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
June 27 to July 27 Narelle Autio.

SOHO Galleries Sydney
Waterloo Design Centre, 105/197 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9326-9066.
Fax 9358-2939.
Daily trading, closed public holidays.
July 5 to 31 Crossing Archimedes Puzzle by James Willebrant – contemporary paintings exhibition with group sculpture.

James Willebrant- Crossing Over Archimedes Puzzle, acrylic on canvas, 111 x 111cm. Courtesy the artist and SOHO Galleries

ArtPark Australia Sculpture exhibition, visit

Andrew Kasper, Tranquility, artwork in detail, Ed1/6, 316 stainless steel, 253 x 113 x 95cm. Courtesy the artist and SOHO Galleries

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
July 16 to Aug 17 (opening Sat July 20, 3-5pm) Golden Moon: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing – Tanya Chaitow, Janet Dawson and Di Holdsworth.

Tanya Chaitow, Moon (stanza 1- 30), acrylic on board, 15 x 15cm each. Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

Janet Dawson, Bright Night, acrylic on birchwood board, 90cm diameter. Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

Di Holdsworth, Space Oddity, music box assemblage, 55.5 x 30.5 x 30cm. 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, or by appt.
To July 6 Future Past: Tradition and transgression in contemporary art from Asia.
July 27 to Aug 17 Dane Lovett.
July 27 to Sept 23 There is a Poem by Sanné Mestrom.
Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore:
To July 7 doyouremembermylove by Glenn Barkley.
July 27 to Sept 8 Poor Imagination.

Utopia Art Sydney
72 Henderson Rd, Alexandria 2015.
(02) 9699-2900.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 6 to 27 (opening Sat July 6, 3-5pm) Landscape – an exhibition exploring the land.

Inner West Marrickville Balmain

AIRspace Projects
10 Junction Street, Marrickville 2204.
Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 first three weeks of the month.
July 5 to 20 Stuart Bailey, Penny Coss, Margaret Brink & Mitchell Cummings and Faith Mrljak.

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
July 3 to Aug 3 (opening Wed July 3, 6-8pm) Kai Wasikowski, and They keep saying not bad for a Monday by Ryan McGennisken.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
July 1 to 29 project space project #17 & #18. The project space project experiments with exhibition practice by inviting artists to use Articulate as a project space and to decide on opening dates later in the two-week period. See blogspot for details.

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To July 28 Voice, Treaty, Truth! – Boomalli NAIDOC Exhibition.

Bronwyn Bancroft. Treaty, 1988, gouache on archival canson, 150 x 80cm. Photograph: Sharon Hickey. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

Artwork by Kevin Winanggaay May. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

The Commercial
5/4 Jabez Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 8096-3292.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00. Parking at door.

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
July 10 to Aug 1 STUCK TOGETHER an exhibition of collage, including works by Paul Higgs, Ann Thomson, Roy Jackson, Alun Leach Jones, Dave Teer, John Peart and Ana Pollak.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 4 Young Curators at Trinity: Euan Macleod – paintings and works on paper from Macleod’s archives selected by five, Year 10 and Year 11 Trinity Grammar students, as part of the inaugural student curator initiative. Presented in collaboration with 3:33 Art Projects.

Euan Macleod, Water Painting, 2016, acrylic on polyester, 230 x 333cm. Courtesy the artist and King Street Gallery on William

Euan Macleod, Returning Memories, 2002, oil on canvas, 180 x 137cm. Courtesy the artist, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney and 3:33 Art Projects, Sydney

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Facebook: Factory 49
Instagram: Factory.49
Thurs-Sat 1.00 to 6.00.
July 3 to 13 (opening Wed July 3, 6-8pm) Tracey Coutts.
July 17 to 27 (opening Wed July 17, 6-8pm) Wendy Cohen and Ioulia Ourovskaia.

Glass Artists’ Gallery (upstairs)
Gauge Gallery (street level)
68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Tel/Fax (02) 9552-1552.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
Open daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Kate Owen Gallery is a multiple award-winning gallery specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art. Artworks range from small affordable works to large investment pieces. Three light-filled floors showcase major exhibitions of Indigenous masters, established artists and new talent. The ground breaking Collectors’ Gallery is dedicated to museum-quality works from Australia’s leading Indigenous artists. Kate Owen Gallery is a member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
July 6 to Aug 4 Lockhart Legends – a stunning selection of artworks from the Lockhart River artistic legends; Rosella Namok, Fiona Omeenyo, Samantha Hobson and Silas Hobson, including many previously unexhibited works. Marvel at their detailed and graphic knowledge of the local flora, fauna and landscape and how they interpret it as an aesthetic pattern; using line, tone and texture to create expressionistic and abstract works that convey the character and sense of their country.

Rosella Namok, Full Moon, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 174cm. Courtesy the artist and Kate Owen Gallery

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550-4433.
Fax 9550-1996.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00.
June 28 to July 22 New Work woodfired ceramics by Geoff Crispin.
Also, NAIDOC Week Celebrations with ceramics by Bankstown Koori Elders Group and others.

15 Fowler Street, Camperdown 2050.
Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
July 19 to Aug 4 (opening Sat July 20, 2-4pm) Clearing after snowfall on the mountains along the river by Paul Saint.

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.

SCA Galleries
Sydney College of the Arts
Building 29, Kirkbride Way (enter opposite Cecily Street), Rozelle 2040.
(02) 9351-1008.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).

The Shop Gallery
112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Visit website for exhibition program.

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.

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove 2066.
(02) 9428-4898.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat 10.00 to 2.30, closed Sun and public hols.
July 3 to 27 beacheSANDdeserts paintings and sculptures by Peter Day. Read more…

Peter day, Flinders Ranges, oil on linen, 167 x 167cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 4.00.
To July 13 Electricity is an exhibition of drawing enhanced by a simple electric current – Steven Cavanagh, Maryanne Coutts, Ben Denham, Euan Heng, Paul Higgs, Gabriella Hirst, Lisa Jones, Alex Karakonji, Skelton&Conway and Ken Smith. Curated by Dr Maryanne Coutts, Head of Drawing National Art School.
July 19 to Aug 22 (opening Sat July 27, 2-4pm) Connecting Thread artists Robert Brain, Sarah Contos, Sylvia Griffin, Elizabeth Pulie and Mona Ryder conceptually utilise thread to explore ideas about personal history, culture and memory.

Sarah Contos, Before Transcending Moonlight (Gloria #1). 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.

Incinerator Art Space
2 Small Street, Willoughby 2068.
(02) 9777-7972.
July 3 to 21 (opening Wed July 3, 6-8pm) Something There Is by Dara Kretschmer. Wed-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
June 28 to July 21 Art From The Vault: Artists Abroad & Recent Acquisitions – two diverse exhibitions provide insights into the stories and scope of MAG&M’s permanent collection. Artists Abroad explores the notion of European travel by Australian artists over the past century. Recent Acquisitions highlights selected acquisitions from the past ten years. Each work has a unique story about how and why it was acquired.

Evelyn Chapman, Untitled (Venetian Scene), 1920. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

July 26 to Sept 1 Charlie Sheard: Absolute Abstraction. Sheard is one of Sydney’s most respected abstract painters who has spent the last 35 years developing a language of pure abstract forms. His practice is deeply concerned with the history and development of techniques and materials, and his large paintings reflect upon his wide ranging interest in European, Chinese and Australian cultural history. Sheard is represented by MAY SPACE, Sydney.

Charlie Sheard, Poem 5, 2017-2018. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

July 26 to Sept 1 Louise Whelan: A Portal In Transition, The Accidental Archive. Photographer Louise Whelan is known for her honest portrayal of outsider communities and cultures. This exhibition brings together her powerful series of images documenting the Portside DIY Skate Space on the Northern Beaches through photographs, sound and bio art installations. Whelan’s intrigue of this site is its continual transformation, its inhabitants, its duality of uses and the idea that place and identity are inextricably bound to one another.

Louise Whelan, Portside DIY Skate Space 1. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

July 26 to Oct 20 Stu Spence: Unclear, Becoming Clearer. Spence’s photographs are oblique observations of fleeting moments. Ambiguous in meaning, they wait for interpretation and narrative. He is a photographic artist not afraid of ‘blur’ or ‘grain’, or the breaking of conventions of composition. This exhibition illustrates the storytelling possibilities of the photographic medium with original interpretations from writers, poets, and some of Australia’s most celebrated songwriters, all inspired by a Stu Spence image.

Stu Spence, Come on, Take my hand, 2007. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Free entry.
Open daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Aug 25 Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers. Mosman Art Gallery presents the first NSW showing of Moffatt’s photographic series, ‘Body Remembers’ (2017) and video work, ‘Vigil’ (2017), from her popularly and critically acclaimed 57th Venice Biennale exhibition. Curated by Natalie King for the ‘My Horizon’ exhibition, these works were commissioned by Naomi Milgrom AO for the Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Pavilion in the Venice Biennale 2017. The artist was supported in the development of these works by Mosman Art Gallery through our residency program. Collection of Neil Balnaves AO. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Tracey Moffatt, Spanish Window, 2017, Body Remembers, digital pigment print on rag paper, 152 x 227 cm, (image size), edition of 6 + AP 2. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

To Aug 25 Kawita Vatanajyankur: Performing TextilesPerforming Textiles is the title of a suite of recent video works by Thai-Australian artist Kawita Vatanajyankur, in which the artist powerfully critiques the many challenges faced by Thai women (and more broadly Asian migrant women) in relation to the backbreaking physical manual labour processes of contemporary manufacturing industries. Mosman Art Gallery is proud to exhibit two artworks from this series including ‘The Spinning Wheel’ (2018) and the world premiere of the artwork ‘Knit’ (2019). Using her own body in a series of machine-like scenarios, the artist highlights the vulnerabilities of the human body and its spirit, provoking questions surrounding consumption, labour, feminism and social justice.

Kawita Vatanajyankur, Knit (still), 2019, single channel video, 25.53 mins. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art 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.

Sydney Road Gallery
Shop 2, 561-563 Sydney Road, Seaforth 2092.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 14 Falling into Longing sculptures woven from foraged plants and earth by Catriona Pollard.

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077.
(02) 9847-6572.
Open daily 10.00 to 4.00.

White Rhino Artspace
Level 1, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Refer to website.
July 17 to 27 Seeking Balance by Annarie Hildebrand.

Paddington Woollahra

Annette Larkin Fine Art
Suite 4, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9332-4614.
Director: Annette Larkin.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Deals in post-war and contemporary art and provides tailored advice in all aspects of purchasing, valuing and collection management.
To July 27 WINTER 2019 an exhibition of contemporary Australian art.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177.
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Open daily 10.00 to 6.00.
July 9 to 28 Formulas by Richard Goodwin.

13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Tues-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.

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

Cement Fondu
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To July 21 Here is our Horizon, curated by Talia Smith. Read more…

Samuel Tupou, Live Forever, 2019, arcade machine sculpture: arcylic on perspex and board, original painted wall design, Cement Fondu commission
© Samuel Tupou. Courtesy the artist and Cement Fondu

The Concetta Antico Gallery
469 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Sat July 13, 6-10pm Visions of the Muse – watch Tetrochromatic artist Concetta Antico paint live.

Cooee Art Paddington
326 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8057-6789.
Director: Adrian Newstead.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun-Mon 10.00 to 3.00.
Australia’s oldest Indigenous art gallery.
July 4 to 27 (opening Thurs July 4, 6-8pm) Mum – Black Saint of Redfern.

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.
July 3 to 25 Mask, Music and Studio by Peter Godwin.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
Affordable Art Now Showing: Canning, Del Kathryn Barton, Dickerson, Gleeson, Crooke, Coburn, Rubin, Campbell, Gittoes, Shead, Storrier, Whiteley and many others.

Tim Maguire, Poppies II, digital pigment print, 120 x 180cm. Courtesy Fellia Melas Gallery

Fox Jensen Gallery
Cnr Hampden Street & Cecil Lane, 23a Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8084-4298.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
July 25 to Sept 5 Tony Oursler.

Tony Oursler , Blue You, 2006, fibreglass form, steel stand, projector, tripod, 64.5 x 47.5 x 7cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Jensen Gallery

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
June 27 to July 21 Territory – group exhibition.
July 25 to Aug 18 Endangered by Tamara Dean.
Also, Requiem for a dream by Tony Oliver.

Tamara Dean, Endangered 9a, 2019, archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, 110 x 165cm. Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-4676.
Fax 9380-8485.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
July 16 to 28 Andy Quilty.
July 27 to Aug 18 Bern Emmerichs, Fiona Hiscock, and Gerry Wedd.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To July 14 Olympia by Laura Jones.
July 24 to Aug 18 If I knew I’d tell you by Luke Storrier.
Also, Manchester Road by Michelle Cawthorn.
Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

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.
To July 6 Dale Frank.
July 12 to Aug 3 Tracey Moffatt.
Also, Kirtika Kain.

Sabbia Gallery
120 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9361-6448.
Directors: Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To July 13 Moving Forward, Looking Back ceramics by Les Blakebrough AM.
July 24 to Aug 17 Main Gallery: Allegory of the Landscape new works in glass by Holly Grace. Gallery Two: Disentangle glass works by Hannah Gason.

Saint Cloche
37 MacDonald Street, Paddington 2021.
Director: Kitty Wong.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Mon-Tues by appt.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Sarah Cottier Gallery
23 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(o2) 9356-3305.
Director: Sarah Cottier.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
July 25 to Aug 31 Lucina Lane. Read more…

Lucina Lane, Untitled (Man Alone), 2019, pencil and oil on canvas, 95 x 46cm. Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Thienny Lee Gallery
176 New South Head Road (opp Edgecliff Train Station), Edgecliff 2027.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To July 2 Where The Wild Birds Are by Sobrane.
July 25 to Aug 13 Santarupa by Wayan Kun Adnyana. Read more…

Wayan Kun Adnyana, Vacation, ink and  acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Wayan Kun Adnyana, The Treasure of Archipelago, ink and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
To July 17 Driftless: Paintings of Stone and Mist by Neil Taylor.
July 20 to Aug 7 Rumpus Room by Nick Hall.

Nick Hall, The Greatest Stranger in the World, oil on canvas, 40 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.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Australia’s oldest Indigenous art gallery.
Also at 326 Oxford Street, Paddington; Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun-Mon 10.00 to 3.00.

Greater Sydney

Art Atrium
Cnr Daniel and Daphne streets, Botany 2019.
Director: Simon Chan.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
July 6 to 20 (opening Sat July 6, 2.30-4.30pm with the artists) Crossing Boundaries – Jacqueline Balassa, Bingbing Chen, Lynne Howarth-Gladston and Pamela See. Opening to be launched by Professor Paul Gladston, Judith Neilson Professor of Contemporary Art UNSW. Artists in Conversation: Sat July 20, 3-5pm.

Australia – China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
Ground floor, EA Building, Room EA.G.13, Parramatta Campus, Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2216.
(02) 9685-9943.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 3.00.
Parking $9 per day.
To July 12 Adam Chang’s Panda’s and Treasures.
July 18 to Oct 4 Chasing the Mountain Light – an exhibition featuring photographs by Yan Zhang.

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

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Open daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 31 OK Democracy, We Need to Talk – a conversation and a provocation that suggests an ambition for change through the exploration of how democracy is performed in its current state. Read more…

Eugenia Lim, On-demand, concept image, 2018. Photograph: Bryony Jackson. Courtesy the artist 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.
July 1 to Aug 25 Memories of the Moon Landing.
July 1 to Sept 1 High Loom featuring works by Lisa Sammut.
July 20 to Sept 8 Astronaut featuring works by artists Adam Norton, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding and Chris Caines.
Also, Future featuring works by artists Christelle Hug, Michael Cook, Clinton Gorst and David Greenhalgh.
Also, Under the Same Moon featuring Daniel Boyd, Guan Wei, Hedar Abadi, Leanne Tobin, Macarthur Astronomical Society and more.

76 Queen Street, Concord West 2138.
(02) 9743-2501.
Instagram: Gallery76_QueenSt
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
July 2 to 30 (opening Sat July 6, 1pm) Gallery76 Sydney’s only specialist textile art gallery is delighted to be hosting Afghanistan Via Iran by Sayd Abdali. Sayd is a master Afghan tapestry artist who developed his own needle from a veterinary syringe to weave his designs using a punch-needling technique. This exhibition brings together multiple pieces of Saydís colourful work, which he used to support his family during 30 years living as a refugee in Iran.

Sayd Shahmamood Abdali and the collaborative Tapestry Couch he helped craft, 2017. Photograph: Steven Siewert. Courtesy the artist and Gallery76

Sayd Shahmamood Abdali, Detail from the Tapestry Couch (2017) which illustrates numerous stories of refugees seeking asylum in Australia. Photograph: Steven Siewert. Courtesy the artist and Gallery76

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700.
Fax 8536-5750.
Free admission.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
July 13 to Sept 8 David Hockney Prints  – over 80 works by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, and an important contributor to the 60s pop art movement. A National Gallery of Australia exhibition.

David Hockney, Afternoon swimming, 1980, colour lithograph. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1980 © David Hockney

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
(02) 9330-6444.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
Building E11A, Eastern Road, North Ryde 2109.
(02) 9850-7437.
Senior Curator: Rhonda Davis.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus, cnr of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 and the first Sat of each month.
Parking $9 per day.
To July 26 Dedicated to the Dedicated: Whitlam, The Arts and Democracy – features the first public exhibition of a unique Folio of artworks gifted to Gough and Margaret Whitlam in 1979, in recognition of the Whitlam Governmentís landmark support for the Arts in Australia, presented by Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University.

Margot Hardy Gallery, Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Parking $7 per day.
July 2 to Aug 9 Connections – an exhibition featuring artworks by students from Belmore South Public School.

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

Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio
Auburn Botanic Gardens, cnr Chisholm and Chiswick streets, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8757-9029.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
July 6 to 28 Speak softly, tread heavily a group exhibition that brings together different perspectives and experiences of navigating culture, traditions and languages within a multicultural society – Roberta Rich, Katayoun Javan, Naomi Segal, Linda Sok, Moorina Bonini, Nadia Hernandez, Zoe Wong, Kevin Diallo and Mojgan Habibi. Curated by Talia Smith.

Roberta Rich, your idea of Africa sucks, 2017, mixed media installation with silkscreen print on silk scarf. Courtesy the artist and Peacck Gallery and Auburn Arts Centre

Penrith Regional Gallery
Home of the Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for exhibitions.