June 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 Aug 22 Longing for Home – six Aboriginal artists explore yearning, distance, time and space and their emotional connection to Country.
To Sept 5 The National 2021: New Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW presents 14 artist projects that consider the potential of art to heal and care for fragile natural and social ecosystems.
To 2022 The Way We Eat explores how what we eat and drink, and the way that we do so, defines our times and our lives.
June 5 to Sept 26 Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize – a landmark exhibition celebrating 100 years of Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize.
Also, Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021 – Australia’s favourite art award, the Archibald Prize, celebrates its 100th year in 2021. Along with the Wynne and Sulman Prizes this is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
June 12 to Sept 19 Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings – more than a century after she painted her most celebrated works, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint is taking centre stage as her art captivates audiences around the world.

China Cultural Centre in Sydney
Level 1, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000.
To June 18 SENSE: An Insight to Sino Australian Cultural Exchange – Wei Liang, Tony Costa, Wei An, Tim Johnson, Hu Yunsheng, Fiona Lowry, Qiao Yuchuan, Hui Min, Wei Junxian and Lucy Wang (Ru Xi).
Through a variety of artistic expressions including oil painting, traditional Chinese painting, acrylic on canvas, and calligraphy, the ten artists express their views of the world from different perspectives and showcase the diversity and inclusion in art today.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 1.00, 2.00 to 5.00.

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.
June 10 to 21 Jojofinity: A JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Fan Art Show by Alvin Zhong.
Also, Metamour by Daniella Paradiso.
June 24 to July 5 Walking with Intent by Molly Wagner.
Also, Postcards from the Edges by Josephine Duffy.

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 highlights Ken Done’s most recent artistic expressions of the underwater world. The paintings are bold in colour, simultaneously familiar yet unexpected and filled with optimism. Also featured is a suite of accessible artworks across subjects of the garden, beach, harbour and the outback. The artist’s brand new publication ‘Ken Done: Art Design Life’, a comprehensive and extensively illustrated monograph on Done’s art and design, celebrates the man, his life’s work and his legacy. Limited edition prints, posters and other art related products, including four mini books published by Thames & Hudson, themed on the reef, the beach, Sydney Harbour and the outback are available for sale in the gallery shop.

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To July 2 presented by the KCC and supported by the Anzac Memorial in Sydney, the 1951, the critical year of the Korean War exhibition offers an in-depth look into the story of veterans especially those who fought at the battle of Kapyong and Maryang San. LEST KOREA FORGET.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 9.00.
To Aug 22 The National 2021: New Australian Art – 13 artists consider diverse approaches to the environment, storytelling and inter-generational learning through their works in The National 2021 at the MCA.
To Sept 4 MCA Collection: Perspectives on place brings together artworks that explore the social and physical aspects of place. It has been imagined as an expanded map, which weaves together a picture of the world made from rituals, memories, metaphors, imprints and repurposed materials.

Kumpaya Girgirba, Kanu Nancy Taylor, Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Ngamaru Bidu, Wokka Taylor, Muuki Taylor, Jakayu Biljabu, Bowja Patricia Butt, Noelene Girgirba, ‘Kalyu’, 2014, installation view of MCA Collection: Perspectives on place, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2021, synthetic polymer paint on linen . Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor, 2014. Photograph: Jessica Maurer. Courtesy and © the artists

June 4 to Aug 29 You can go now by Richard Bell. Known as an activist, artist and political commentator, Bell is internationally renowned for his practice, which uses humour, satire and word play to address issues around representation, place, identity politics and the perceptions of Aboriginal art within a post-colonial history and framework.

Richard Bell, Walk on (Bell’s Theorem), 2007, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian. Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Michael Eliadis, 2017. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

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.
June 5 to Aug 15 Salon des Refusés: The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection. The Salon des Refusés 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. 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. Principal Sponsor: Holding Redlich.

Luke Cornish, Claudia and Tumble in the garden (Claudia Karvan), aerosol on aluminium, 50 × 40cm. Courtesy the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery

Wendy Sharpe, Taylor Fontaine & The Magda Szubanski’s, oil on linen, 170 × 145cm. 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.
Visit the website for opening hours and exhibition program.

Chippendale Central

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Gallery closed until further notice.
Visit our website for program updates.

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.
June 4 to July 10 The Smushing by Kieran Bryant & Samuel Hodge.
Also, CHIMERAS FLUSH by Neil Beedie.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 1 Lumen. From the blindingly brilliant to the dim and diffused, White Rabbit’s exhibition looks to the light to reveal the overlooked and intangible. With works by more than 25 artists from China and Taiwan, visitors will traverse harsh fluorescents, digital realties and literal cracks of lightning to uncover the invisible architecture that shapes our world.

Zetland Store Gallery
747 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
An artist-run gallery space.

East Sydney

APY Gallery Sydney
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.
May 26 to June 6, 10am to 6pm (opening events Wed May 26, 5-9pm and Sat May 29, 10am-6pm) Embrace by Cat Lee.
Lee specialises in figurative body positive painting that empowers and challenges the stereotypes of beauty. This exhibition is a celebration of the human figure, in all it’s unique qualities, exploring self love and the relationship we have with our body. All artworks are inspired by real people with raw stories behind each piece, expressing the struggles and journey towards acceptance and body confidence. RSVP to attend opening events, all welcome:,
June 9 to 20, Wed-Sun 11-6pm I see you paintings and sculptures by Gabrielle Courtenay. Artist talk: Sat June 19, 4-6pm: or contact 0400-669-084,

Cat Lee, Hope, 2021, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 90 × 60cm. © Cat Lee Art 2021. Courtesy the artist

Cat Lee, Faith, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 2021. © Cat Lee Art 2021. Courtesy the artist

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
June 5 to 26 Cultivate by Belinda Fox.
Also, Where the light falls by Susan Baird.

Belinda Fox, The Yellow Tree, watercolour, pen and ink on board, 130 × 240cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Susan Baird, Pink Sky at Night, oil on linen, 100 × 100cm. 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.
Open by appt.
To June 5 Brick Veneer Belvedere: Savour Labour by Gary Carsley and Renjit Teoh.

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 8970-2999.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.30, except during exhibition changeover.
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.
To June 12 Viv Miller. Also, David Ralph.
June 16 to July 10 Karyn Taylor. Also, Ed Bats.

Viv Miller, An Upside Down, 2021, gouache and pencil and pen on paper, 30 × 63cm. 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. By appt Sun-Mon.
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.
May 27 to June 19 Riders and Terrains by Joe Frost.

NAS Gallery
156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
June 11 to Aug 7 John Olsen: Goya’s Dog, curated by Steven Alderton.

John Olsen, Le Soleil, 1965, oil on hardboard (ceiling), 307.3 × 233.7cm. Private collection. Courtesy the artist and NAS Gallery

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
Level 1, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9368-1900, 1800-046-282 (Mon-Wed 2.00 to 4.00 AEST).
NAVA is the national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector.

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
June 5 to 30 David Eastwood, and Clement Meadmore.

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
June 3 to 26 My Mother Said by Toni Messiter.

STATION | Sydney
Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9055-4688.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 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 July 31:
Capture by Sam Smith;
The Return by Kirsten Coelho;
Bioregional Bodies by Kyoko Hashimoto; and
To companion a companion by Fernando do Campo.

Kirsten Coelho, Ship, 2021, porcelain, matte white glaze. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

Kyoko Hashimoto, Coal Necklace, 2020, coal, oxidised sterling silver. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney

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.
May 27 to June 19 Sonia Kurarra. In association with Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia.

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.
June 5 to 19 (opening by Joanna Capon, Sat June 5, 2.30pm) Dapeng Liu exhibition. Drawing Workshop: Sat June 12, 2.30pm. Artist in Conversation: Dapeng Liu with Professor Paul Gladston, Sat June 19, 2.30pm.
June 26 to July 10 (opening Sat 26 June, 2.30pm) Asher Milgate & Susan O’Doherty exhibition.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9697-6000, 1800-251-651.
Mon-Fri by appt.
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 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.

Fox Jensen Gallery
0478-006-359 .
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Rogue Pop-Up Gallery
130 Regent Street, Redfern 2015.
Director: Diane Larter.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
June 9 to July 11 (opening Sat June 12, 2pm) Eye See Pink, Black and White new work by Wart. Artist talk: June 19 with Wart. Panel discussion: June 26 with Wart, Cath Stuart, Michelle Connolly convened by Prof. Tim Wand. Panel Discussion: July 3 with Bec Dean, Djon Mundine OAM FAHA convened by Anne Loxley. July 14 to Aug 15 (opening Sat July 17, 11am-6pm) Peter Poulet: Recent Paintings.

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.
May 26 to June 19 Main Gallery: Walking a Simple Path by Ted Secombe. Gallery Two: Edge by Madisyn Zabel.

Madisyn Zabel, Perceptual Reversal (blue orange), 2019, cast glass, metal, paint, approx. 100 × 65cm (glass 55 × 20cm). Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. Courtesy the artist and Sabbia Gallery

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
June 1 to 26 (opening Sat June 5, 3-5pm) Ian Marr.

Ian Marr, Steam Winch, 2021, oil on copper. 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 June 5 Gumnuts and Sandstone by Maria Fernanda Cardoso. Read more…
June 3 to July 3 Jeremy Sharma.
June 10 to July 3 Yang Yongliang.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
June 5 to 26 (opening Sat June 5, 10am-5pm) Marea Gazzard – a solo exhibition of major works.

The Wellington Gallery
2/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9197-0901.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Mon-Tues by appt.
Aug 5 to 19 (opening Thurs Aug 5, 6-8pm) ESSE: essential nature or essence by Daniel Weber.
The Wellington Gallery in Waterloo, the heart of one of Sydney’s thriving art scenes, presents ESSE, a solo exhibition of works by Daniel Weber. His work, abstract deconstruction, is the visual expression of the human narrative. Weber says, ‘We need to see outside the boundaries of convention, the current meme, to imagine unboundedness.’ Weber’s life and experiences make his artworks display a multitude of approaches to expressions, whether it is the use of bold brushwork or the flow of colours. His works appear to be based on improvisation and random emotional expression, yet in fact, Weber is pursuing free spirited expression and creativity, emphasising the straightforwardness, naivety and fantasy of his feelings and is very playful, resulting in wonderful paintings;

Daniel Weber, Barred, art paper 220 gsm, ink on paper, 76 × 56cm. Courtesy the artist and The Wellington Gallery

Daniel Weber, Descent, Yupo Medium 200 gsm, ink on paper, 94 × 64cm. Courtesy the artist and The Wellington Gallery

Inner West

AFA Academy
46 Edward Street, Summer Hill 2130.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
July 3 to 18 The AFA Fujian Association Art and Culture Centre, Sydney, in collaboration with the Australian National Education Institute cordially invites you to participate in the upcoming competition art exhibition Sharing the same moon.

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
June 4 to 26 years months weeks days hours minutes seconds by Zan Wimberley.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. See blogspot for details.
To June 13 Lightness of Being – a group exhibition situated in the field of expanded painting by Karen Benton, Melinda Clyne, Kate Coyne and Jude Williams, recent graduates from Sydney College of the Arts.
June 17 to July 4 (opening Sat June 19, 1-5pm) – a Decade show featuring whole of space sculptural installation, Holding Back the Tide by Dell Walker.
ARTICULATEUPSTAIRS: To June 13 Rough Grids by Peter de Lorenzo. June 17 to July 5 (opening Sat June 19, 1-5pm) a Decade show of project space projects. Documentation by artists who’ve participated in this sub program of Articulate over the last 10 years. See blogspot for details.
BACK ROOM: To June 13 Choice small sculptures by Jeff Wood.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 29 Shell IT: a Boomalli exhibition at La Perouse Museum – an exhibition honouring the shellwork traditions of La Perouse, with contemporary and traditional art from artists across NSW Aboriginal language groups. Curated by Kyra Kum-Sing. La Perouse Museum: 1542 Anzac Parade, La Perouse.
June 10 to Aug 1 (opening Thurs June 10, 6-8pm) Evaporate. ‘For this exhibition we want to highlight artists’ perspectives and concerns around the use of Water. From climate change to drought, rising sea level, access to rivers and creeks for traditional practices, our water is sacred with spiritual connections to our existence.’ Curated by Kyra Kum-Sing. Bookings for the opening event are essential. Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, Leichhardt.

Nadeena Dixon, Biyala-wu Garrigarang Nura (Dreaming on Saltwater Country). Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00 (during exhibitions).
To July 18 Lineage – a cross-generational exhibition by women artists from Maningrida NT, including new works on paper, fibre sculpture, weaving and handprinted fabric. Selected by Bronwyn Rennex in collaboration with Maningrida Arts & Culture and B·bbarra Designs. Exhibiting artists: Maureen Ali, Frewa Bardaluna, Raylene Bonson, Dorothy Bunibuni, Alison Guwanjguwanj, Doreen Jinggarrabarra, Helen Kamajirr Stewart, Samantha Malkudja, Janet Marawarr, Susan Marawarr, Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, Jennifer Prudence, Jay Jurrupula Rostron, Yolanda Rostron, Deborah Wurrkidj, Jennifer Wurrkidj and Lena Yarinkura.

Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, Dirdbim (Moon Dreaming), 2021, ochre and gouache on Arches paper, 65 × 50cm. Reproduced by permission of Maningrida Arts & Culture, Northern Territory. Courtesy the artist and Delmar Gallery

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.

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550-4433, 0431-390-880.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Kerrie Lowe Gallery specialises in contemporary ceramics. Located for over 30 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.
June 12 to July 3 Spontaneous Surfaces: Raku, Saggar and Salt – a group exhibition featuring Izette Felthun, Bruce McWhinney and more, plus new work by Geoff Crispin woodfired ceramics from local clays with hand made glazes by one of Australia’s leading ceramicists.

Scratch Art Space
67 Sydenham Road, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9557-0582.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
July 1 to 11 (opening Wed June 30, 6-8pm) Got U 4 Evr by Andrew Simms.

The Shop Gallery
112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Daily 11.00 to 6.00.
May 27 to June 2 Common threads: exploring our interconnectedness – an exhibition of prints, paintings, fabric art and assemblages by Janet Reinhardt and Bronwyn Rodden. Reinhardt and Rodden interweave their individual human experiences to create works of art that acknowledge our embeddedness within the environment.

Janet Reinhardt, Eucalyptus 2, eco printed wool and silk organza with hand stitching on hessian. Courtesy the artist

Bronwyn Rodden, Inflorescence, Soviet-era test tube, wattle-dyed paper, kelp stalk on Bangalow Palm leaf. Courtesy the artist

Nth Sydney Northern Beaches

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 5 Stopping by the Colour Wheel (A Fabulation of Three Artists) – Nuha Saad, Sherna Teperson and Elefteria Vlavianos.
June 23 to July 31 (re)arrangements – artists Louise Allerton, Laura Badertscher, Sarah Edmondson, Ian Greig, Blake Griffiths, Kirtika Kain, Heidi Melamed, Rebecca Shanahan, Stuart Smith and Tom Yousif rearrange, repurpose, reuse, recycle and reinterpret photographic imagery, freely adapting the material and media available from a myriad of sources.

Ian Greig, In An Unguarded Moment, 2019, oil on canvas, 166 × 112cm. Courtesy the artist, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney 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 5.00.
To June 20 Ceramix – New works by 14 contemporary Australian ceramic artists and their creative collaborators working across a range of mediums. By pairing ceramics with non-ceramics arts practices, Ceramix presents the outcomes of their cross-disciplinary collaborations and dialogue, with a focus on experimentation and on the open possibilities of clay as a starting point for making work.
June 25 to Aug 1 To The Edges: 60 Years of Sydney Printmakers – by considering the use of the printmaking media in innovative and unconventional ways, the artists of Sydney Printmakers have worked ‘to the edges’ physically and metaphorically pushing their materials, ideas and themselves to their limits. Sydney Printmakers is the longest-running independent printmaking membership organisation in Australia. As a group, it is thriving – and celebrates its 60 year milestone with this curated exhibition.

Gary Shinfield, Dam 3: a surface of water (detail), 2020, mixed media, 188 × 192cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

June 25 to Aug 1 Peter Sharp: Accidental Tourist – prominent Sydney artist Peter Sharp presents 40 plein air paintings selected from his practice over the past 30 years. These works reflect the artist’s travels around regional and remote Australia and have become part of his ‘toolkit’ for larger abstract works. Photographs of the painted view in situ illuminate the artist’s process of capturing the essence of the landscapes with which he engages.

Peter Sharp, Fowlers Gap (detail), 2018, acrylic on board, 22 × 30cm. 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.
June 19 to Aug 24 Upacara: Ceremonial art from Southeast Asia. Upacara is a captivating showcase of ceremonial art of Southeast Asia from the collection of Dr John Yu AC and the late Dr George Soutter AM. Featuring basketry, textiles, ceramics and objects in bronze, wood, terracotta and silver, this exhibition at once highlights the interconnected nature of art traditions across the region and the unparalleled virtuosity and stylistic variety of functional everyday and ritual objects.

Seated Avalokiteśvara, 10th century, Java, bronze and gold, 20 × 8.5 × 7.5cm. Photograph: Tim Connolly. Courtesy Mosman Art Gallery

June 19 to Aug 24 Leyla Stevens: Labour for Colour is a new moving image installation by Australian-Balinese artist Leyla Stevens, engaging with narratives surrounding plant dyes in Indonesian textile production. Additionally, the exhibition weaves in a larger reflection on the diasporic condition of cultural artefacts, as they are moved around the world through collection practices.

Leyla Stevens, Their Sea is Always Hungry, installation detail at UTS Gallery, 2019. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist, UTS Gallery, Sydney 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.

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Check website for changes to opening times.
June 4 to 20 Remagine Art Prize – finalist exhibition.

White Rhino Artspace
Level 1, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
Facebook & Instagram: @whiterhinoartspace
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, or by appt.

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.
To June 26 Autumn 2021 – a group exhibition of contemporary Australian art featuring Tomescu, Clark, Klippel, Hearman, McKenna, Gazzard, and others.

Aida Tomescu, Albastra, 2002, oil on canvas, 183 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist, Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney/Auckland and Annette Larkin Fine Art

Noel McKenna, Untitled, oil on canvas, 182.4 × 152cm. Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney and Annette Larkin Fine Art

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 June 13 A Closer Look by Janet Luxton.
Also, Michael Fitzjames.
June 22 to July 11 Jennifer Keeler-Milne.

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.
To June 17 Ann Thomson. Also, Scrim by Roger Crawford.
June 23 to July 15 (opening Sun June 20, 11am-2pm) Peter Godwin. Also, Sculpture Group Show.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
From our Stockroom works by Boyd, Dickerson, Nolan, Crooke, Storrier, Whiteley, Canning, Rubin, Gleeson, Irving, Harvey, Macleod, Edwards, West, Paxton, Winch, Buchan and many others.

Brett Whiteley (1939-1992), The Dove, 1982, etching and collage, edition of 30, paper size 211 × 92cm. Courtesy 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.
June to July Yona Lee.

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.
May 27 to June 20 Winter Group Exhibition.

Zak Tilley, The clay-pans are full, Arrernte land, 2021, synthetic polymer on canvas, 90 × 85cm. Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary

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.
June 1 to 14 Gordon Fitchett, Nicholas Huxley and Julianne Ross Allcorn.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00. Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
June 2 to 19 Alan Jones: Still Life.
Also, Amanda Marburg.
June 23 to July 10 Melinda Harper.
Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
June 9 to 26 Slippery When Wet – group exhibition.

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.

SOHO Galleries Sydney
Celebrating 26 years
150 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025 and 710 Military Road, Mosman 2088
Woollahra: 0460-009-991.
Mosman: 0460-008-885.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Group exhibitions of contemporary art, sculpture, wall relief, works on paper and ARTFraming.

Marshall Williams, Sky Melting Into Sea, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 182cm. Courtesy the artist and SOHO Galleries Sydney

ARTPark Australia – Contemporary Australian Sculpture. Walsh Bay Sydney, sculpture exhibition Hunter Valley Sculpture Walk, Lisa McGuigan Cellar Door, Broke Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. Sculpture enquiries or call 1800-646-131.

Phillip Piperides, Conversations, painted, polished aluminium and steel, 240 × 120 × 60cm

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.
To June 1 Resurgence by Catherine Stewart.
June 3 to 22 In Flora Abunda Australis… Ishbel Morag Miller continues her love of painting from life. This series of work features predominantly her still life paintings focusing on the play of light and colour in addition to reflections and shadows. Miller deliberately employs glass bottles, vases, ceramics and drapery to create an interaction of translucent colourful reflections. Dedication is drawn to the beauty of Australia’s unique flora and fauna in many of her still life works through the selection of native flowers such as Banksia and Grevillea. Her delicate response to light is a unifying element in her collection of works creating an intimate poetic atmosphere, to which she fervently gives expression.

Ishbel Morag Miller, Flora Abunda, oil on linen, 80 × 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Ishbel Morag Miller, Banksia, Callistemon & Grevillea, oil on canvas, 51 × 41cm. 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.
June 19 to July 13 Neil Taylor – recent paintings.

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, cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2216.
(02) 9685-9943.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.00.
Parking $9 per day.
To July 23 The Lives an exhibition featuring the works of Zhao Dalu.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 25 I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2 – Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Lindy Lee, Leyla Stevens, Zadie Xa and Daniela Yohannes. Curated by Adelaide Bannerman, Mikala Tai and Jessica Taylor. Presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and International Curators Forum in partnership with Campbelltown Arts Centre;,,

Leyla Stevens, Our Sea is Always Hungry (still), 2018, single channel video, stereo sound, 13:16 mins. 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-Thurs 9.00 to 5.00, Fri-Sat 9.00 to 9.00, Sun 9.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
To June 13 Kerry Toomey: Munduhii.
To June 27 George Gittoes: on being there, curated by Rod Pattenden.

George Gittoes, Two Worlds in Harmony – Sufi, 2018, oil on canvas, 153 x 197.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

To June 27 LOSS.

Jagath Dheerasekara, Bungarusa panthera: a hybrid, 2021, video still. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

To July 18 GINA by Gina Sinozich.
July 3 to Sept 5 (opening Sat July 3, 2-4pm) Looking at Painting – Nell, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Jody Graham, Rochelle Hayley, Kirtika Kain, Hayley Megan French, Claudia Nicholson and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

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 July 4 A link, a loop, a circle is a group exhibition that brings together contemporary artists from Australia and New Zealand to explore the ways in which the medium of textiles is woven throughout their varying practices. Each artist uses textiles to share their own point of view on the world and how we connect and interact with each other, community, culture and history. Curated by Talia Smith.

Areez Katki, Through the keyhole, 2021, cotton thread hand embroidery on muslin handkerchief. 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.
June 26 to Sept 5 Christopher Langton: Colonies – this larger than life, immersive sci-fi installation continues Langton’s ongoing series, which explores ideas of space colonisation and organisms such as bacteria while considering issues around our shared ecology. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the works using an augmented reality app on their phones.

Christopher Langton, Colonies, 2021, digital render. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

June 26 to Sept 5 Caroline Rothwell: Horizon – in this new installation Rothwell explores the intersection of art and science through a tableau of surreal sculptures and video works that invite viewers to consider our relationship with the natural environment. Visitors to the gallery will be invited to explore the Hazelhurst gardens and create their own hybrid ‘morphed’ plants as part of Rothwell’s Infinite Herbarium digital program created in collaboration with Google Creative Lab and currently showing at The National, MCA and Royal Botanic Gardens.

Caroline Rothwell Blue Cabinet, 2019, canvas, hydrostone, aluminium, steel, paint, epoxy glass, 175 × 102 × 5cm. Photograph: Luis Power. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

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

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.
To June 18 Photographers 5 – Effy Alexakis, Marryanne Christodoulou, Irena Conomos, Yiannis Dramitinos and Tom Psomotragos. Curated by Leonard Janiszewski.

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus, cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Wed-Thurs 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 18 Beyond the Blind Spot featuring artists Belinda Mason, Denise Beckwith and Dieter Knierim from Blur Projects. Curated by Dr Alasdair Foster.

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.
June 5 to July 9 HOPE Butterfly Installation – created by 80 schools across New South Wales, a Nick Baldas Initiative.

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 10.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for exhibitions.

Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition (Campbelltown Campus)
Narellan Road or Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown 2560.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @wsusculpture
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 6 outdoor sculpture exhibition. To book school excursions or group bookings call (02) 4620-3450.