February 2020 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.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Art After Hours: Wed to 9pm.
To Feb 16 Making art public: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects – celebrates one of the world’s most ambitious public art initiatives and revisits some of the most iconic large-scale artworks to have been presented in Australia. Read more…
To March 8 Japan supernatural. Discover the fascinating world of Japan supernatural, an extraordinary exhibition revealing three centuries of folklore and fantasy in Japanese art. Explore this wildly imaginative realm through more than 180 works from historical master Katsushika Hokusai through to contemporary superstar Takashi Murakami. Read more…
To Dec In one drop of water – explores the significance of water in Asian art through a range of works from the Gallery’s collection.
Feb 6 to April 26 ARTEXPRESS 2020. This dynamic and popular exhibition features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2019.
Feb 22 to May 17 Shadow catchers – drawn from the Gallery’s collection, investigates the way shadows, body doubles and mirrors haunt our understanding of photography and the moving image.

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.
To Feb 3 Graduate Exhibition – selected graduates from ANU, NAS, SCA, UNSW & UTS.
Also, 26 Views of Uluru by Alex Byrne.
Also, FASHION SHOW by Kate Dunn.
Feb 6 to 17 Re-Representation – Tara Macintosh, Steve Starr, Elizabeth Creixell, Elizabeth Lewis, Daniel Press, Bijanka Bacic and Angelique McLoughlin.
Also, Stressed by Gabrielle Chaloner.
Also, Porcelain Wearabilia by Pauna Dumitrescu.
Feb 20 to March 2 Noztalgia – Anke Stacker, Mark Penny, Shawn Sjinstra and Lynn Smith.
Also, A Drug called Life… Solitude and Joy by Robert Pegrum & Diana Chew.
Also, Line of Thought by Chris Ross.
Also, Fool Me Once by Corrie Diamond.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
The current exhibition is a parade of bright colours, optimism and open landscapes. Ken Done’s extraordinary ‘Outback’, which was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Wynne Prize and a new, extra large, opalescent reef painting completes this summer show.
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.

Ken Done, Outback, 2018, oil and acrylic on linen, 183 x 152.5cm. Courtesy the artist and The Ken Done Gallery

Ken Done, Cobalt reef, 2019, oil and acrylic on linen, 183 x 246cm. Courtesy the artist and The 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.
Feb 5 to 21 Hanbok exhibition: the colours of Korean Lunar New Year – showcases the colourful, eye-pleasing traditional Korean attire in its various forms and shapes.

MAAS Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
(02) 9217-0111.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 22 Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise.

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.
To Feb 9 Primavera 2019: Young Australian Artists.
Also, Guan Wei: MCA Collection. Read more…
To Feb 16 Cornelia Parker – acclaimed British artist presented in the 2019/2020 Sydney International Art Series.

Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, 1991, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia 2019, blown up garden shed and contents, wire, light bulb Tate: Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 199. Photograph: Anna Kučera. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

To March 29 Today Tomorrow Yesterday: MCA Collection.
To July 27 Tim Johnson: Artist Room, MCA Collection.

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988.
Adults $15, Conc $12, Family $38, Members free, children under three years are free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
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 March 22 Margaret’s Gift – an exhibition celebrating the generous legacy of Australia’s beloved artist Margaret Olley AC (1923-2011). Regarded as an accomplished painter of still life and interiors, Olley was also a generous donor giving over 380 works to galleries. Guest curated by Renée Porter, the exhibition presents over 65 works from public art galleries and museums that were either donated directly by Olley, or acquired as a result of her contribution. Margaret wanted to make giving ‘contagious’ and the exhibition highlights her philanthropy. Olley’s work features alongside that of her teacher Jean Bellette, early friends Margaret Cilento and Anne Wienholt, works by European masters such as Goya, Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio Morandi, Australians abroad John Russell and Ethel Carrick Fox, her Australian peers Roy de Maistre, Russell Drysdale, Justin O’Brien, David Strachan, Lloyd Rees, Oliffe Richmond, Jeffrey Smart, Kevin Connor, and younger artists whose work she admired such as Cressida Campbell, Nicholas Harding and Ben Quilty. Presented with the generous support of the Margaret Olley Art Trust.

Cressida Campbell, White waratah, 2000, carved woodblock, hand painted in watercolour pigment, 51.5 x 57cm. Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust, 2002. Courtesy the artist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and S.H. Ervin Gallery

Pierre Bonnard, Nude in front of a mirror, 1931, pencil 32 x 22cm. Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2012. Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and 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.
Visit the website for exhibition program.

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

Chippendale Central

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs nights to 8.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To March 29 Wansolwara: One Salt Water is a series of exhibitions, performances and events from across the Pacific and throughout the Great Ocean. Wansolwara – a pidgin word from the Solomon Islands meaning ‘one-salt-water’ or ‘one ocean, one people’ – reflects not a single ocean, but rather a connected waterscape that holds distinct and diverse cultures and communities. Through art, performance and conversation, the project celebrates the depth and diversity of contemporary visual and material culture throughout these regions, placing customary practices alongside contemporary articulations in art, writing and the moving image. Curated by Mikala Tai and José Da Silva.
Also on show at UNSW Galleries.

Paula Schaafhausen, Ebbing Tagaloa (detail), installation documentation from Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland. Courtesy the artist, UNSW Galleries, Sydney and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

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.

Verge Gallery
Level 2, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218. Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 7 This is who I am, curated by Sharon Hong.
Feb 13 to March 20 Geospatial Atlas by Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor – explores the creative potential of using tracking technologies as a drawing tool.
Also, Photomechanical – Ciaran Begley, Jack Dunbar, Jack Harman (curator), Matthew James, Sarah Mosca and Zan Wimberley.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
March 12 to Aug 2 AND NOW.
Continuing the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the White Rabbit Gallery, AND NOW focuses on the second decade of Judith Neilson’s world-renowned White Rabbit Collection of 21st Century Chinese art. Works from leading artists including Yu Hong, Zhu Jinshi and Zhang Peili reveal the technical virtuosity and conceptual richness which places Chinese art firmly at the forefront of the contemporary art world today.

Patty Chang, Invocation for a Wandering Lake. Courtesy the artist and White Rabbit Gallery

Zhu Jinshi, The Ship of Time, 2018, rice paper, bamboo, cotton thread dimensions variable, approx. 300 x 300 x 1500cm. Courtesy the artist and White Rabbit Gallery

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. Jan 29 to Feb 2 (opening Wed Jan 29, 6-8pm) Yunta Landscapes by Bruce Daniel. Daily 11am to 6pm.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 13 to 29 Kiata Mason, and Kate Ballis.

Kiata Mason, The whole world in a room, acrylic on canvas, 125 x 156cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Kate Ballis, Goddess, edition of 8, archival inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 103 x 153cm (framed). 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-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 1 to March 14 Michael Stevenson.

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, 0411-821-550.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 7 to 17 NUAGES – Adam Gottlieb, Bronte Stolz and Victoria Stolz.

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 29 to Feb 22 Michael Taylor – new paintings and collages.
Feb 26 to March 22 Michael G F Prior.

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

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, 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.
Feb 8 to March 4 Happening in 2020 – a group show of artists showing in 2020.

Sandra Taylor, Mulligan’s Law, 1986, ceramic, 45cm diameter. Courtesy the artist and Robin Gibson Gallery

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 10 to 23 STACKS Project Space: Material Explorations – Touching Time by Joanne Makas. This project explores the physicality of the body and its relation to time. An underlying motivation is to explore how the flow of time and the flow of movement are interconnected. How the invisible time of duration keeps the disappearing body visible. Touching Time is an exploration of thinking, feeling and relating to the poetics of daily life.

Joanne Makas, Peach Perfection, 2018, plastic, acrylic, celotape, site-responsive. Photograph: Document Photography. 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.
Feb 1 to 15 Introducing – Annette Bukovinsky, Nakita Dass and Zoe Welton.
Feb 19 to March 14 Séance – a group exhibition, curated by Sean Morris.

Annette Bukovinsky, Species Protection, 2019, fired clay and plastic, 28 x 23 x 17cm. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

Jo Wood, Soul Communication Series, 2019, black stained porcelain, various sizes. Photograph: Greg Piper. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

STATION | Sydney
Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9055-4688.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 29 André Piguet.

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.
Also, OFO HAKE: Koe Ngatu Teuteu ‘O ‘Akesa Mo ‘Isileli Fifita by Ruha Fifita.
Also, Wansolwara: One Salt Water.

Ruha Fifita, Lototō 1 (process image), 2016, earth pigments, natural dyes and tuitui (Candlenut soot) on ngatu (barkcloth). Photograph: Arnaud Elissalde. Courtesy the artist

To March 14 Beta, ek story bathao by Shivanjani Lal.
To April 18 ‘O le ūa na fua mai Manuʻa, curated by Dr Léuli Eshrāghi.

Shivanjani Lal, कालापानी Kālā Pānī, 2017, HD video, colour, stereo, 3:39 minutes. Courtesy the artist

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

Redfern Surry Hills Green Square

Aboriginal & Pacific Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2211.
Director: Gabriella Roy (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Gallery opens Feb 4 with Stockroom Show.

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.
To Feb 14 The Four Letter Word asks ‘What is Love?’. Read more…

Tori Ferguson, lungs and heart, 2011, cotton embroidery on cotton handkerchief, 44 x 44cm. Courtesy the artist and Artbank, Sydney

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 Feb 16 Hendrik Kolenberg & Evan Salmon, and Kevin McKay.
From Feb 19 Catherine O’Donnell and Julian Laffan.

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.
Jan 29 to Feb 22 Denise Faulkner.
Feb 7 to March 12 Sally Willbanks.
Feb 21 to March 21 Petrina Hicks.

Redfern Art Gallery
80 Redfern Street, Redfern 2016.
Director: Gavin Watkins.
Mon 2.00 to 5.00. Tues, 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.

Weaver Hawkins, Strands of Life, 1959, 55.5 x 45.5cm. Courtesy Redfern Art Gallery

Robert Juniper, Still Life and Rocks, 1994, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy Redfern Art Gallery

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.
Jan 29 to Feb 22 In a Silent Way by Jeffery Mincham AM.

Jeffery Mincham AM, A little hazy now and then, 2019, mid-fired multi-glazed ceramic, 51 x 49 x 17cm. Photograph: Michal Kluvanek. Courtesy the artist and Sabbia Gallery

SNO Contemporary Art Projects

SOHO Galleries Sydney
Waterloo Design Centre, 105/197 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9326-9066.
Fax 9358-2939.
Daily trading, closed public holidays.
Feb 9 to March 1 Formworks Group Exhibition – 3D wall relief and sculpture.
To March 29 ArtPark Sculpture Walk and Exhibition – Woolloomooloo Wharf;

Aldo Bilotto, Aubergine, fibreglass and steel,two-pac paint, 190 x 85cm. 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.
Gallery re-opening Tues Feb 4.

799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Feb 15 to March 7 Ry David Bradley.
Also, Sam Jinks.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Feb 11 to 22 (opening Sat Feb 8, 3-5pm) FORM – Brett Stone, Donna Green, Kati Watson and Marea Gazzard. Each of the contributing artists have used clay for many years, but it is not the clay that defines them, it is their unique forms for which they have come to be identified. Ultimately with all these artists it is the years spent in the studio that has given rise to their intrinsic forms.

The Wellington Gallery
2/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9197-0901.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
A new multipurpose gallery and exhibition space in Waterloo.
To March 7 Ray Saunderson, Rex Turnbull, Louise Howard, Benjamin Tankard, Rina Freiberg and Marko Hrubyj-Piper.

Louise Howard, Ruminate, 2019, oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and The Wellington Gallery

Inner West Marrickville Balmain

Adelaide Perry Gallery
Cnr Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon 2132.
(02) 9704-5693.
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 29 to March 27 (opening and announcements Fri Feb 28, 7pm) Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2020 – exhibition of finalists.

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.

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 5 to 29 Yioryios Papayioryiou, and Kenneth Lambert.
Gallery closed until Feb 5.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 8 to 23 (openings Fri Feb 7, 14 and 21, 6-8pm) Frolic – showing the work of over 60 artists in a progression of six overlapping exhibitions, see blogspot for details. ArticulateUpstairs:
To Feb 2 Disorderly Bodies by Elizabeth Rankin and Kirsten Drewes.

Artsite Galleries
165-167 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 9519-9677.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions. Mon-Wed by appt.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00. Feb 20 to April 19 (opening Thurs Feb 20, 6-8.30pm) Diamonds in the Rough – Visibility. Even when our power and beauty go unseen in plain sight, we shine as jewels. We are diamonds that hold strength and will not shatter like glass in the face of pressure. We are diamonds, strong, powerful and fabulous. Shine Bright. A Boomalli Annual Mardi Gras Exhibition, curated by Hayley Pigram.

Hayley Pigram, Nature Spirit Weeping. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

Breathing Colours Gallery
79 Beattie Street, Balmain 2041.
Enquiries: Robin Hill 0414-980-700.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 1 to 21 (opening Sat Feb 1, 4-7pm) Sydney Skies by Steffie Wallace.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 5 to 23 (opening Sat Feb 8, 3-5pm) Small Fires – a focus exhibition of ceramics by recent MFA and Honours graduates, featuring clay installations and sculpture by Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Susan Chen, Ryan Hancock, Billie Robertson, Ebony Russell, Alexandra Standen and Marcia Swaby. Curated by Catherine Benz. Opening with guest speaker Ramesh Nithiyendran.

Ryan Hancock, Saturn devouring his son: when are these fucking boomers gonna die?, 2018, earthenware maiolica, 35 x 20 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist and Delmar Gallery

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Facebook: Factory 49
Instagram: Factory.49
Thurs-Sat 1.00 to 6.00.

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.
Please refer to website for summer opening hours.

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.
Kate Owen Gallery represents over 200 Indigenous Australian artists and has roughly 2,000 artworks in stock, ranging from small affordable works to large investment pieces. Visitors will enjoy the friendly, relaxed atmosphere while exploring three light-filled levels, showcasing major exhibitions of established masters and exciting new talent. Each painting is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity and the Gallery Owner and Director is also the President of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia, an association that binds members to a strict code of conduct, so visitors can be assured that artists are dealt with fairly, transparently and with respect.
To Feb 16 Director’s Choice: the best from our stockroom. This show has a beautiful balance of works with strong iconography and incredible amount of mythological detail, as well as works that are extremely bold, free, expressive, abstract and experimental. Artists include Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Tommy Watson, Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty, Barbara Weir and many more.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri, Windmill, acrylic on linen, 90 x 120cm. 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.
Feb 14 to March 3, 2020 Rainbow Visionaries – a group exhibition celebrating Mardi Gras.

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

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.
Jan 30 to Feb 20 (opening Sat Feb 1, 2-4pm) Vanessa Stockard – landscape, still life and portraits. Presented by Abbotsleigh Young Curators with 3:33 Art Projects.

Vanessa Stockard, Sleeping child (after Muntz Lyall), 2019, oil on hardboard, 50 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Feb 26 to March 19 (opening Sat Feb 28, 2-4pm) ART NORTH – an annual exhibition celebrating the imagination and creativity of HSC Visual Arts students from 20 schools in the Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby area. To be opened by Mr Alister Henskens SC MP. RSVP:

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.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 23 Manly Dam Project – Shoufay Derz, Blak Douglas, Nigel Helyer, David Middlebrook, Sue Pedley, Melissa Smith, Cathe Stack and Nicole Welch. The Manly Dam area is a unique landscape rich in natural biodiversity, shaped by the interventions of engineering and science. Once the source of drinking water in Sydney’s north, fresh water continues to flow from the catchment to the sea. Along with a rich Aboriginal cultural significance, the areaís European history is layered with stories of social and recreational activity. Adjacent to this area, now known as the Manly Warringah War Memorial Park, is a hub of international research through the work of the Water Research Laboratory (WRL), a facility of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney. Eight contemporary artists from a variety of practices have created new work inspired by place, history, water management and engineering. Read more…

Blak Douglas, Dam nation, 2019, synthetic polymer on canvas, 200 x 300cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Sue Pedley, Otolith in the ear of the fish, 2019, ink and soot on paper, 100 x 150cm. 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.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 9 Jumaadi: My Love is in an Island Far Away takes inspiration from the celebrated poem of the same name, Cintaku Jauh di Pulau, by one of Indonesia’s most important writers, Chairil Anwar. The exhibition imagery traverses the histories and narratives that weave between our neighbouring countries of Indonesia and Australia. In several new series of artworks Jumaadi responds to and interprets the historical events of the internment of Javanese political detainees, who lived in exile in the Dutch penal colony of Tanah Merah, Digul, Western Papua from 1926 and were eventually stationed in Cowra, Central Western NSW at the request of the Dutch colonists during the Second World War (1943-1944).

Jumaadi, Belantara akal [The gate to the wilderness], 2019, acrylic on buffalo hide, 98 x 80cm. Photograph: Tim Connolly. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

Feb 22 to March 22 Artists of Mosman: 2088.
This annual exhibition is an excellent survey of the region’s thriving artistic community and includes works created by Mosman residents, as well as Friends and volunteers of Mosman Art Gallery. The group exhibition shows contemporary artworks across the mediums of painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Many of the artists draw inspiration from Mosman’s natural beauty: its beaches, harbour bays, coves, headlands and beautiful bushlands. Artists of Mosman: 2088 continues the rich tradition of art-making which has been upheld by scores of artists, writers and poets throughout the 20th century to the present day.

Sally West, North Sydney Wharf From Kurraba ­– Plein Air, 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 150cm, from the 2019 Artists of Mosman: 2088 exhibition. 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 6.00.
Re-opens Sat Feb 1.
Class Bookings:
Exhibition space rental enquiries available by email.

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.
(02) 9847-6572.
Daily 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, or by appt.
Deals in post-war and contemporary art and provides tailored advice in all aspects of purchasing, valuing and collection management.
To Feb 29 Summer 2019 – a curated exhibition of contemporary Australian and International art post 1975.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177.
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 9 Group Exhibition.
Feb 18 to March 8 G.W. Bot, and Christine Wrest-Smith.

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 Feb 23 An Appropriate Reaction – Tabita Rezaire, Matariki, Hannah Brontë, Black Birds and EME.
Live Events:
Sat Feb 1, 6-8pm Matariki, Ngāti Kangaru.
Sat Feb 8, 6-9pm Hannah Brontë, FEMPRE$$: Moon Tides.
Sat Feb 15, 6-8pm Black Birds, Our Visions Begin with Our Desires.

Tabita Rezaire, Sorry for Real (still), 2015, HD video. Courtesy the artist and Cement Fondu

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.
To Feb 8 Genevieve Kemarr Loy.

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 12 to March 5 Kevin Connor – drawings.
Also, Joe Furlonger & Ann Thomson: Sanbao ceramics.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
Through Feb Works on Paper – Robert Dickerson, Victor Rubin, Del Kathryn Barton, John Olsen, George Gittoes and Brett Whiteley.

Brett Whiteley, The Dove, 1982, edition 30, etching and collage, 211 x 91.5cm. Courtesy Fellia Melas Gallery

Fox Jensen Gallery
(02) 8084-4298.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed until Feb 7.
Feb 8 to March 21 (opening Sat Feb 8) Lawrence Carroll.

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
Feb 6 to March 1 Two Grounds by Ildiko Kovacs.

Ildiko Kovacs, Swivel in light, 2019, oil on paint on board, 160 x 122cm. 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.
Feb 15 to 29 Matilda Dumas and Harry Martin.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed Sun-Mon.
Feb 5 to 29 Summer Group Show.
Olsen Annexe:
74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, closed Sun-Mon.

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.
Feb 7 to 29 David Griggs.

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.

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 6 to 25 Inside Out by Jenny Lavender.
Feb 27 to March 17 ‘Take 6′ for IWD – Angela Alcock, Phillipa Butters, Jenny Hall, Julie Johnstone, Sue McRoberts and Catherine Stewart.

Jenny Lavender, Inside Out #4, acrylic on x-ray film, 57 x 48cm (including frame). Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Jenny Hall, Edges – Round at Illawong, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 61cm. 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.
To end of Feb Summer Show – group show.
This popular exhibition showcases an incredible collection of impressive contemporary and modern work of art, including new works in stock as well as rare collectable pieces sourced from private collections around Australia.

Genevieve Carrol, The Anatomy of Still Life, Drawing 4, Canson paper, archival pen, 29.7 x 42cm. Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary

Kerry McInnis, Shadow Fish, oil on canvas, 152 x 168cm. 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
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.
Feb 15 to 28 (opening Sat Feb 15, 2.30-4.30pm with the Artists) Pathways by Keith Fyfe, and Scene and Unseen by Patrick Shirvington.

Australia ñ 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 Feb 21 Essence, Energy, Spirit – an exhibition featuring the works of Guan Wei.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 23 The Island by Vernon Ah Kee.
Spanning almost two decades, The Island profiles Ah Kee’s brilliantly diverse practice in full. Read more…

Vernon Ah Kee, The Island (still detail), 2018, three channel digital video. Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane 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.
To Feb 9, 22nd Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition.

Hedar Abadi, Intimacy, 2018 – Liverpool Art Society Exhibition, 2018 Major prize winner. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Feb 1 to March 1 FRE$H PAIR.
Feb 1 to March 15 HI VIS.
Feb 22 to April 19 Pulse of the Dragon. Read more…

Guan Wei, Cosmotheoria, 2017, acrylic on linen, 282 x 750cm panels. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

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.
To Feb 2 Southern Swell. From the early days of surfing in the 50s through to now, this exhibition examines the history and current day of surfing in southern Sydney. It includes contemporary and historic photographs, films, memorabilia and commissioned artworks that highlight key surfers, influential characters, iconic surf breaks, competitions and clubs over the past decades.

Bob Weeks, Wanda Carpark, 1962. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

Feb 14 to April 13 ARTEXPRESS. Curated by Hazelhurst, this annual showcase of outstanding art from 50 students was selected from the 2019 HSC practical examination in Visual Arts and includes a broad range of approaches to art and expressive forms.

Lilly New, Progress Over Perfection (detail), 2019, drawing, graphite pencil, Shire Christian School. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

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

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

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.
Feb 14 to April 24 Marriage, Love and Law – a NSW State Archives exhibition that explores the laws, beliefs and social attitudes that have shaped and reshaped marriage in Australia over three centuries.

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.
Feb 1 to 28 Recent works by Rafat Yacoub.

Rafat Yacoub, Silence Breeze, oil on canvas, 90 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Margot Hardy Gallery

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 roads, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8757-9029.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 8 to March 15 Gallery 1: Echoes in Soft Spaces: A Residency Reflection by Gillian Kayrooz – a workshop series and outcomes exhibition of Kayrooz’s Professional Development Program in the Asia Pacific, which included a series of residencies, artist talks and exhibitions completed from mid to late 2019. This was supported by the Create NSW’s Young Creative Leaders Fellowship, which she received in late 2018.

Gillian Kayrooz, Do Not Use If Seal Is Broken, 2019, silk organza. Courtesy the artist and Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio

Feb 8 to March 15 Gallery 2: Bhulano Nahi [forget me not] by Shivanjani Lal – ‘An exhibition which looks at the Auburn Botanic Gardens through the lens of my fathers memory and photos, working collaboratively with him. We will explore our family photos of the gardens and create new photo-based works that consider the role of public spaces in creating ties to community outside of the home.’

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.