August 2018 Listings

Click on the precincts below to find galleries and their exhibitions.
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CBD The Rocks

Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Art After Hours: Wed to 9pm.
To Sept 9 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018.
Also, Henry VR.
To Oct 21 Playback: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018.
Also, Spacemakers and roomshakers: installations from the collection.
To Nov 11 John Russell: Australia’s French impressionist.
To Jan 13, 2019 Fearless: contemporary South Asian art.

The Art of Dr. Seuss
presented by Harvey Galleries, QVB
Queen Victoria Building,
Level 2, 33-35 / 455 George Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9261-0275.
Mon-Wed 10.00 to 6.00, Thurs 10.00 to 8.00, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Authorised editions from the Seuss Estate.

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.
Aug 2 to 13 IB Student Show by St. Andrews Cathedral School.
Aug 16 to 27 Touch – Janet Mitsuji, Alison Duff, Tania Allen, Vanessa Martinez, Tamara Pavlovic, Jac Font, Timba Bridge, Nicole Sacks and Tanya Reinli.
Also, Grass is Greener by Doris Jurzak, and 9/10 Student Show by St Andrews Cathedral School.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Our recent hang in The Ken Done Gallery is a wonderfully eclectic mix of brand new reef paintings, some older studio works and vivid beach and boating scenes. Complimenting these are some quintessential Sydney drawings and small canvases of Chinamans Beach alongside pen and ink sketches to complete the show. Limited edition prints, posters and other art related products are available for sale in the gallery shop including the artist’s latest publication ‘Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven’t seen’.

Ken Done, Ultramarine coral head, 2010-2018, oil and acrylic on linen, 150 x 200cm
Courtesy the artist and The Ken Done Gallery

Ken Done, Sydney new flag, 2018, oil on linen, 100 x 80cm
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.

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 Sept 23 John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
To Oct 14 Sun Xun.
Now Showing MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday.

Sun Xun, Magician Party and Dead Crow (still), 2016
Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Sun Xun, Kafka’s Travels, 2014, pastel on canvas
Private Collection, Hong Kong. Courtesy the artist, Edouard Malingue Gallery, China and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988 .
Daily 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.
Aug 3 to Oct 7 William Robinson: Genesis. William Robinson AO is recognised as one of Australia’s most important contemporary landscape painters, celebrated in particular for his original and powerful approaches to depicting the Australian environment through a multi-dimensional viewpoint. For over five decades he has produced works of great originality and vision that have informed a new vernacular of the Australian landscape. William Robinson: Genesis brings together a selection of more rarely seen works alongside those that have been exhibited more widely, allowing the viewer to clearly see the development of’ distinctive use of colour and the artist’s move towards the multidimensional perspective for which his large landscape paintings are so acclaimed. A QUT William Robinson Gallery travelling exhibition. Supported by the Meij Family Foundation, Philip Bacon AM and Stuart Purves AM of Australian Galleries.

William Robinson, The blue pools, Springbrook to Beechmont, 2000, oil on linen, 206.8 x 263cm
QUT Art Collection. Courtesy S.H. Ervin Gallery

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

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Chippendale Central

The Commercial
148 Abercrombie Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 8096-3292.
Director: Amanda Rowell.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Please visit our website for current exhibition information.

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 Aug 12 The Burrangong Affray by Jason Phu & John Young Zerunge.

John Young Zerunge, The Field, 2018, HD video, 8.05 minutes, installation view of ‘Art for The Burrangong Affray’ by Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge. Commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Photograph: Document Photography. Courtesy the artist and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Jason Phu, In the morning I wake the rooster. In the afternoon I drive across the mountains & waters. At night I cut all my tiesinstallation view (detail), 2018, multimedia installation, dimensions variable
Commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for ‘The Burrangong Affray: Jason Phu and John Young Zerunge’.
Photograph: Document Photography. Courtesy the artist and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

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 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
To Aug 11 Anime Architecture.

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

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Aug 1 to 11 Wanderings group exhibition.
Aug 15 to 25 Fragments by Peter Lankas.
Aug 29 to Sept 8 The lady in the boat by Dino Consalvo .

Sydney Contemporary
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2015.
Thurs 12.00 to 5.00, Fri 12.00 to 8.00, Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
Sept 13 to 16 Australia’s premier international art fair showcasing work by emerging and established artists from leading Australian and international galleries. The program includes curated exhibitions, installations, engaging conversations and performance.
Tickets on sale now.

UTS Gallery
University of Technology Sydney,
Level 4, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007.
(02) 9514-1652.
Senior Curator: Tania Creighton.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 14 Hello World: Code and Design – examines the role of code in contemporary design. Curated by Aaron Seymour.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00. To Aug 6 The Sleeper Awakes, in which contemporary artists explore the relationship between the individual and the state and the influence of the Maoist past on today’s China. Featuring works by Sun Xun, Xu Bing, Feng Mengbo, Wang Ningde and Liu Xiaodong. Gallery closed from Aug 7 until Sept 7.

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East Sydney

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

51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Fri-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 and Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Aug 21 to Sept 2 Paintings & Objects by Mary Shackman.

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 Aug 18 Forgetting English by Katherine Hattam, and Turning Heads by Caroline Gibbes.

Katherine Hattam, Language and silence, mixed media on paper, 135 x 98cm
Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Also, In the beginning there were stars by Leah Fraser.

Leah Fraser, Their touch felt like the birth and death of tiny universes, acrylic on polyester canvas, 92 x 102cm
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 11.00 to 6.00.
Visit website for exhibition program.
To Aug 12 Common Knowledge and Learning Curves by Keg De Souza. Read more…

Keg de Souza, Marginal (detail), 2018. Courtesy the artist and Artspace

Australian Centre for Photography
Project Space Gallery
72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-0555.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.

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 Sept 1 Counter Forces: Fire and Water by Peggy Griffiths and Jan Griffiths.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205,
20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Sat, 12.00 to 6.00.
Through Aug Choux: Still Lifes, 2006-2018 by Yvonne Todd.

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 8970-2999.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 6.00.
An artist run organisation for emerging and experimental art practice.
Visit website for exhibition program.

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 31 to Aug 12 Incognito by Loribelle Spirovski.
Aug 14 to Sept 2 Escape Of The Bovines by Andrew Baines.

Andrew Baines, Balmoral Bovines, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 150cm
Courtesy the artist and Frances Keevil Gallery

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Octavia Knox.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tue by appt.
To Aug 4 i! by Julian Hooper.

Julian Hooper, Man of the year, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 35cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9

Also, Wolf Light by Eloise Kirk.

Eloise Kirk, Northland, 2018, collage, resin on board, 80 x 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9

Aug 9 to Sept 1 Angus Gardener, and Paul Snell.

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Aug 11 Studies in bronze and steel by Harrie Fasher.
Aug 14 to Sept 8 Paris windows by Wendy Sharpe.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Aug 3 to 29 (opening Sat Aug 4, 2-5pm) Kevin Connor.

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)
T (02) 9368-1900.
NAVA is the peak body representing and advancing the professional interests of the Australian visual arts, craft and design sector.
Aug 14-15 NAVA presents Future/Forward across two days at National Gallery of Australia and Parliament House, Canberra. Read more…

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9331-6692.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Aug 4 to 29 Stephen Bowers and Zoe Tweedale.

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
Directors: Chloe Gunn, Zachary Harold, Annelies Jahn, Jane Lush and Joanne Makas.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Aug 2 to 19 (opening Wed Aug 1, 6-8pm) Give and Take by Peter Sharp and Brenda Tye – this exhibition is dedicated to the immediate and intuitive nature of monoprinting, showing the ubiquitous Eucalypt tree in new abstracted ways.

Peter Sharp in collaboration with Brenda Tye, Eucalypt 2, printing inks on paper, 86 x 61cm
Courtesy the artist, Liverpool Street Gallery and STACKS Project

Aug 23 to Sept 9 (opening Wed Aug 22, 6-8pm) Revisiting the Corpse: A Year in Drawing – Jan Handel, Jane Lush, Di Strange and Lisa Woolfe. A year-long drawing project shaped by The Exquisite Corpse, the Surrealist game of chance and collaboration.

Lisa Woolfe, Revisiting the Corpse: A Year in Drawing, digital print, 29.7 x 21cm
Courtesy the artist and STACKS Project

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. To Aug 4 Material Matters by Jessica Calderwood.

Jessica Calderwood, Plume Bloom (Brooch pendant), 2017, enamel copper, sterling silver, ceramic decal
Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

To Aug 11 Die Sehnsucht by Andjana Pachkova. Read more…

Andjana Pachkova, Castle in the Sky, 2018, mixed media, 200 x 170cm
Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

Aug 15 to Sept 8 Drawings and Jewellery by Margaret West.

Margaret West, Rapt, 1999, Basalt, paint, Sterling silver, 45 x 48 x 5mm
Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

TAP Art Gallery
T 0400-610-440.
Daily 12.00 to 6.00.
Please see website for exhibition details.

220 Creative Space
Level 1, 220 William Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
Fri-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Aug 9 to 19 (opening Thurs Aug 9, 6pm) Sarah Eddowes: 3D Imaging. In this exhibition, Eddowes shows a body of two-dimensional and animated work that explores the patterns and forms created by simple cumulative actions such as slicing, extrusion and compression. Eddowes’ work deals with time and mass, as it visualises the expansion or contraction of dimensions: a three dimensional mass becomes a single surface, while a flat object is propelled into animation.

Sarah Eddowes, Magic Eye III, 2018, silicone on board, 90 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist

Sarah Eddowes, Spaghetti II, 2018, silicone on board, 45 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design,
Oxford Street (cnr of Greens Road), Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 8 Make Known: The Exquisite Order of Infinite Variation – exploring ideas about design thinking and the creative process. Presented in collaboration with UNSW Built Environment.
To Sept 15 Local Colour: Experiments in Nature – artists and designers using natural dyes and pigments to express concerns about the environment and natural resources.

Watters Gallery
109 Riley Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 9331-2556.
Tues and Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 7.00.
To Aug 11 Roger Crawford: paintings, and Paul Selwood: Sculpture.
From Aug 15 Wally Barda: paintings, and Evan Salmon: Flagstaff Road – recent paintings.

Yellow House, 57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point 2011.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To Aug 25 Claudia Chaseling.

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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.
To Aug 18 Tjala Arts – new artworks by senior artists from Tjala Arts, Amata Community, SA.
Aug 25 to Sept 15 Maningrida Fibre Exhibition.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2011.
(02) 9697-6000.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.

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.

China Heights Gallery
Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills 2010.
Daily 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
July 27 to Aug 5 (opening Fri July 27, 6-8pm) Reflected new mixed media collage by Steve Tierney.

Flinders Street Gallery
61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9380-5663.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Aug 9 to Sept 1 (opening Thurs Aug 9, 6-8pm) Michael McIntyre.

Michael McIntyre, Pulp, 2017, collage of digital prints on handmade paper made from newsprint, 80 x 70cm
Courtesy the artist and Flinders Street Gallery

M2 Gallery
450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Sept 13 to 18 Unpublished [And Rarely Seen] Works by Jeffrey Hamilton – Gestural abstract works on paper, collage and stained glass.
Thurs-Tues 9am to 6.30pm.

Jeffrey Hamilton, Small Vertical Soundscape (detail), stained glass, 2013. Courtesy the artist

Jeffrey Hamilton, Progressivo, mixed-media on rag paper, 2010. Courtesy the artist

409b George Street , Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 11 reminiSCENT, curated by Megan Fizell.
From Aug 15 Travelling South by Sybil Curtis, Reach by Bridget Dolan, and Womanhours by Tyler Payne.

Sybil Curtis, Aurora Australis, 2018, oil on linen, 152 x 48cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Sybil Curtis, What are they storing, 2018, oil on linen, 90 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Michael Reid Sydney
Standard House, 105 Kippax Street
(enter from Waterloo Street), Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 8353-3500.
Directors: Michael Reid, Toby Meagher and Will Sturrock.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 7 From Coast to Escarpment, Spirit Worlds of Maningrida.
Aug 2 to 6 Melbourne Art Fair: Electus Australis by Joseph McGlennon.
Aug 9 to 28 New Work by Marc Etherington.
Aug 23 to 29 Presence and Stillness by John Honeywill.

Marc Etherington, Jerry and Newman, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 23cm
Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Sydney

Marc Etherington, The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friend, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 23cm
Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Sydney

Soho Waterloo
Waterloo Design Centre,
105/197 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9326-9066
Fax 9358-2939.
Daily trading, closed public holidays.
To Aug 30 Personal Graffiti by Phil Stallard – contemporary abstract paintings.

Phil Stallard, Butterfly Creek Totem, mixed media on board, 100 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Soho Galleries

Also, contemporary group sculpture, and Soho Showroom Group Exhibition – paintings, sculpture and wall relief.
sculpture exhibiting at D’Arenberg Cube and Winery, McLaren Vale SA. ArtPark Sydney at Dalwood Estate, Hunter Valley, Lane Cove Gallery,

Tim Shaw, Ghost Town Cube, Slash and Cut Series, Glass Art, 16 x 16 x 16cm
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.
Aug 7 to Sept 1 (opening Sat Aug 11, 3-5pm) Barnacles by Annabel Butler.

Annabel Butler, Barnacles #1, 2018, mixed media, mono print, 29 x 39cm
Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

Annabel Butler, The Gathering, 2018, oil on canvas, 50 x 60cm
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.
Aug 18 to Sept 15 The Waves – a group exhibition of women and non-binary artists. Curated by Kate Britton.

Utopia Art Sydney
72 Henderson Rd, Alexandria 2015.
(02) 9699-2900.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Aug 4 to 25 (opening Sat Aug 4, 3-5pm) Tony Coleing: Peking duck duck duck. Tony Coleing’s latest body of work contemplates global power structures and the increasing influence of the Asia Pacific region on the global economy, specifically referring to China as the dominant player. Read more…

Tony Coleing, Balancing act at the chinese opera, 2015, digital image on canvas, 140 x 350cm
Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

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Inner West Marrickville Balmain

AAADA Antiques Fair Sydney
White Bay Cruise Terminal, Rozelle 2039.
Aug 16 to 19 View and buy items with confidence – the AAADA difference.

AIRspace Projects
10 Junction Street, Marrickville 2204.
Directors: Sally Clarke and Brenda Factor.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 first three weeks each month.
Aug 3 to 18 Gallery One: Yaad Karo by Shivanjani Lal.
Gallery Two: Playdate by Paula do Prado. The Cranny: Touch Don’t Touch by Lisa Kotoulas.
Deep Space: What we bring back by Siân Torrington.
AIRSEUM, curated by Catherine Polcz.

Annandale Galleries
110 Trafalgar Street, Annandale 2038.
(02) 9552-1699.
Directors: Bill Gregory and Anne Gregory (members of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 1 to Sept 1 Surface Deep by Rebecca Beardmore.
Also, Keeping the Bastards Honest by Evan Pank.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 4 to 19 (opening Fri Aug 3, 6-8pm) Changing Place 2: Lines, borders and boundaries by Alan Schacher.
Aug 25 to Sept 9 (opening Fri Aug 24, 6-8pm) String a group show – Helen Amanatiadis, Cathy Ball, Patricia Flanagan, Jody Graham, Judy-Ann Moule, Christine Wiltshire and Marcelo Zavala-Baeza.
ARTICULATEUpstairs: Aug 4 to 19 (opening Fri Aug 3, 6-8pm) Walking a Word by Chantal Grech.
Aug 25 to Sept 9 (opening Fri Aug 24, 6-8pm) Navigation 3: Caitlin Hespe, Which Way by Caitlin Hespe.

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

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 26 Born Into Existence: Women’s Exhibition is about Aboriginal Women in the arts and from our communities. The exhibition pays tribute to the strength and resistance of Aboriginal Women in Australia. Featuring Euphemia Bostock, Bronwyn Bancroft, Sharon Smith, Nicole Renee Phillips, Marlene Cummins,Tracey Bostock, Debra Beale, Charmaine Davis, Danielle Gorogo, Deborah Taylor, Pam Walker, Carmen Sandy, Jaluka Rosalina Quinlin, Jasmine Sarin, Leeanne Hunter, Ella Noah Bancroft, Hayley Pigram, Rubyrose Bancroft, Jessica Johnson, Camellia Boney, Peta-Joy Williams, Kyra Kum-Sing, Margaret Brown and Jemima Whitford. Front rooms: Nadeena Dixon.

Debra Beale, Freedom. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 1 to 30 Backwards Forwards by Roy Jackson.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 5 RAW Wedderburn – Suzanne Archer, Elisabeth Cummings, Robert Hirschmann, Roy Jackson, Ildiko Kovacs and John Peart. Guest curator Sioux Garside. The exhibition explores the artists’ shared interest in raw, primal mark-making combined with an intuitive and experimental approach to painting, developed in their bush studios in Wedderburn outside Sydney.

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Thurs-Sat 1.00 to 6.00.
Aug 2 to 11 (opening Wed Aug 1, 6-8pm) Lisa Tolcher.
Aug 2 to Sept 1 Office Project Space+Outdoor Wall: Ro Murray.
Aug 16 to 25 (opening Wed Aug 15, 6-8pm) Kathryn Blumke.
Aug 30 to Sept 8 (opening Wed Aug 29, 6-8pm) Fifty years after the Field: Sydney.

Gallery 371
371 Enmore Road, Marrickville 2204.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Aug 1 to 5 (opening Fri Aug 3, 6-8.30pm) Ghost Heart sculptures by Minka Gillian.
Contact 0435-599-768,

Minka Gillian, Catching the Nebulous, 2018, polyester mono filament, glass, rope, nylon, cable ties, beads, wire, 80 x 70 x 36cm
Courtesy the artist and Gallery 371

Minka Gillian, Heart’s Desire, 2018, polyester mono filament, buttons, rope, nylon, cable ties, beads, wire, needle caps, wood 80 x 100 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 371

Glass Artists’ Gallery (upstairs)
Gauge Gallery (street level)
68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
/F (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.
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.
To Aug 12 New Tradition by Charmaine Pwerle. Charmaine, daughter of Barbara Weir and granddaughter of Minnie Pwerle, hails from one of Aboriginal art’s great painting dynasties. It is tempting to look at Charmaine’s artworks in light of her famous relatives, however her art demands attention in its own right. It makes its own statements. Charmaineís subject matter draws on stories passed down for generations, but approaches it in a wholly different fashion than her grandmother to whom she is so often compared. This latest body of work is truly both traditional but also stands up against the best of contemporary art. Charmaine is defining a new tradition for Aboriginal art. Join us at Kate Owen Gallery for this memorable show.

Charmaine Pwerle, Awelye, 200 x 350cm. 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).
July 27 to Aug 18 Flame and Ash: Woodfire 2018 – woodfire ceramics from around Australia.
Aug 24 to Sept 16 The Sydney Teapot Show – frivolous, fantastic and fabulous hand crafted teapots!

McGlade Gallery at the Australian Catholic University
Mount St. 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
Balmain Road (enter opposite Cecily Street), Rozelle 2040.
(02) 9351-1008.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).

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

Yellow Dot Art Gallery
Shop 3-4, 654-670 King Street, Newtown 2042.
Director: Yvette Linton-Smith.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Aug 17 to Sept 30 Coded by Judith Duquemin.

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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.

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.
July 31 to Aug 18 (opening Sat Aug 4, 2-4pm) Sentient Visibility – Rox de Luca, Ella Dreyfus, Annelies Jahn, Pollyxenia Joannou, Anita Larkin, Gillian Lavery, Melinda Le Guay, Anne Levitch and Mollie Rice. Artists exploring the use of traces as ways to engage with the sentient consciousness of the immediate or distant past, held within the visible present. Works in a range of disciplines explore temporality, identity, and memory on a sensory level.

Rox De Luca, Untitled (detail), 2017, plastic aviation seals, 50 x 45 x 30cm
Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Harvey Galleries
842 Military Road, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9968-2153.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Select key works from important artists.
July 27 to Aug 5 Sirens, Demons & Wowsers by Vince Vozzo.

Harvey Galleries
515 Sydney Road, Seaforth 2092.
(02) 9907-0595, 0408-359-199.
Fax 9907-0657.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Curated monthly exhibitions, see website.

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 Sept 2 Belle Île: Luke Sciberras & Euan Macleod – an exhibition of paintings by Luke Sciberras and Euan Macleod from their recent expedition to Belle Île, France: a journey inspired by the landscape and memory of the expatriate Australian painter John Peter Russell (1858-1930). Here, Sciberras and Macleod found their own subjects and narratives within this dramatic and evocative landscape. Curated by Katherine Roberts.

Luke Sciberras, Pinnacles between, Belle Île, 2018, oil on board, 60 x 85cm
Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

NEEDLES, 2017, oil on polyester, 216 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Also, One Man’s Treasure: Geoff Harvey – known as an inventive sculptor working with found objects, Geoff Harvey has created a new series of assemblages which reflect upon his fascination with the architecture of worship. Some resemble Western architecture with their distinctive Christian domes and columns while others are more evocative of Eastern philosophy with their slender minarets of finely proportioned towers. All convey a dignity and clarity of proportion that transcend their humble origins. Together in this installation they speak of an overriding humanity.

Geoff Harvey, Temples, found timber. 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 Sept 8 New Sacred – developed as a partnership between Parramatta Artists Studios and Mosman Art Gallery in response to critical discourses in contemporary Australian art practices. Artists include Adorned, Khadim Ali, Cigdem Aydemir, Keg de Souza, Mehwish Iqbal, Elena Papanikolakis, Marikit Santiago, Salote Tawale and Shireen Taweel.

Khadim Ali, The Arrivals No 5, 2016, gouache, watercolour and gold leaf on wasil paper
Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

To Sept 16 Cheryl Richardson – Mosman artist Cheryl Richardson is in awe of the untamed landscapes on the South Coast of Western Australia. In this series of new acrylic works Richardson introduces panels which awaken the light on Albany and fully reflect the striking natural beauty of this region.

Cheryl Richardson, Sand patch, Albany Wind Farm WA, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 54cm
Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

Mu Studio Gallery
Headland Park Artist Precinct,
8 Read Place (cnr Middle Head Road), Mosman 2088.
(02) 9960-1777.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).
Aug 4 to 25 Fragile Equilibrium by Izette Felthun.

657 Pacific Highway, St Leonards 2065.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 4.30.

Sydney Road Gallery
Shop 2, 561-563 Sydney Road, Seaforth 2092.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Sydney Road Gallery is a commercial art gallery that is co-run by practising artists and changes exhibitions every four weeks.
9 to 26 August (opening Fri August 10, 6.30-8.30pm) Inner Landscapes by artist and poet Belinda Rogers presents a series of works that use abstract forms as a mediation between the conscious and unconscious self. For more information about Rogers visit
Also, Chasing the Sun – a group show celebrating the sun. The result of exploring this concept is an extraordinary set of new works by the Sydney Road Gallery artists. All works on display are for sale. Select from amazing watercolours, ceramics, sculptures and oils.

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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.
The gallery will be closed Aug 8 to 15. Reopening Thurs Aug 16 with Inside Outside Upside-down stoneware by Liane Rossler.

Liane Rossler, Pushmepullyou, ceramic, approx. 20 x 40 x 22cm diameter
Courtesy the artist and Annette Larkin Fine Art

Art Atrium
181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction 2022.
Director: Simon Chan.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Aug 8 to 25 (opening Sat Aug 11, 2.30-4.30pm with the artist) Claudia Chan Shaw.
To Aug 19 Spiritual Connection – Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art – at 515 Crown Street, Surry Hills.
Aug 22 to Sept 16 (opening Wed Aug 22, 6-8pm with the artist) Graham Kuo.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Aug 14 to 30 Drawn to a cabinet of curiosities by Jennifer Keeler Milne.
Also, Selected works by Kerrie Lester.

13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 11 Diary of a Landscape by Pamela Fitzsimons – this series of work was made after moving from the city, to live in a landscape rich in geological and Indigenous history, a place marked by the passing of time.

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

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
12 Mary Place, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann & Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 1 to 23 Backwards Forwards by Roy Jackson.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Now showing works by – D Boyd, P Booth, C Campbell, C Canning, J Coburn, R Crooke, W Coleman, R Dickerson, Mclean Edwards, D Friend, J Gleeson, Pro Hart, D Hart, S Haythornthwaite, I Kovaks, N Lindsay, M Luccio, E Macleod, N McKenna, S Nothling, M Olley, S Paxton, V Rubin, Garry Shead, Gria Shead, T Storrier, S West, B Whiteley, M Woodward and many others.

Brett Whiteley, Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1977, line and open bite etching, edition 60, 61 x 45cm
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.

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
To Aug 19 In Our Nature by Tamara Dean.
Aug 23 to Sept 16 Birdland by Joanna Braithwaite.
Also, Extra by Adrienne Doig.

Tamara Dean, The Signal, Japanese flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata), Winter, 2017, edition 8 +2 AP, pure pigment on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100cm. 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.
Aug 1 to 13 Andy Quilty.
Aug 17 to 31 Ceramics.

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 Aug 5 Peter Gardiner, and John Olsen.
Aug 2 to 5 Melbourne Art Fair: Alan Jones.

Alan Jones, Painting 243 (Gavin’s Place), 2018, acrylic on board,101 x 110cm
Courtesy the artist and Olsen Gallery

Aug 8 to 26 Zoe Young. Also, Deborah Russell.

Zoe Young, WINTER SOUNDTRACK, ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’  (Edith Piaf), 2018, acrylic on Birchwood, 45 x 61cm
Courtesy the artist and Olsen Gallery

Aug 29 to Sept 16 John Olsen.
Also, Nicholas Harding.
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 Aug 11 Dale Frank.
Aug 16 to Sept 8 (opening Thurs Aug 16, 6-8pm) Mikala Dwyer, and Daniel Boyd.

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.
Aug 1 to 25 Undercurrent new works in glass by Ben Edols & Kathy Elliott.

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.
To Aug 14 Timeless by Claire Tozer.
Aug 16 to Sept 4 Yve & Marion by Yvonne Steinberg and Marion Kramer.

Marion Kramer, Taleisim, oil on canvas, 72 x 102cm. 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.
Aug 1 to 23 Harbour: Water in The Urban Environment by Judith White.

Judith White, Dockland V, mixed media on canvas, 98 x 74cm. Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary

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Greater Sydney

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

Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail
Royal National Park
10.00 to 4.00 ñ 1st Sun every month.
A collective of over 20 artists who open their studios to the public.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

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 4.30, closed public hols.

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & 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 Aug 19 Marion Hall Best: Interiors – a major survey exhibition that colourfully charts the work of Marion Hall Best, one of Australia’s first and most influential independent interior designers.

A room for Mary Quant, display room designed by Marion Best, 1967. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Photograph: © Estate of Mary White. Courtesy Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre

Aug 25 to Oct 21 Alexander McKenzie: The adventurous gardener – Hazelhurst’s first solo exhibition for artist Alexander McKenzie, known for his evocative luminous landscape paintings.

Alexander McKenzie, Hidden life of trees, 2017, oil on linen, 122 x 167cm
Courtesy the artist, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre

Hurstville Museum and Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
(02) 9330-6444.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.
Aug 4 to 26 Dragon’s Lair Gallery: From the Studio recent landscapes by Steve Lopes.

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.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00. Parking $9 per day.
Aug 11 to Oct 28 Promiscuous Provenance by Anna Glynn – using a range of different media, the artist re-examines our relationship with our colonial past. A travelling exhibition from Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, presented by Whitlam Institute.

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.
Aug 9 to 31, 2B or not to be… that is the distortion – an exhibition featuring works by students from Canley Vale High School.

Parramatta Artists Studios
Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150.
(02) 9687-6090.
Open during events and by appt.

Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio
Auburn Botanic Gardens,
cnr Chisholm and Chiswick streets, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8745-9794.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 2 In Flight by Lisa Woolfe – a suite of drawings on paper and drawings in space analysing flight, specifically of the Australian Raven. Humans often keep the living world or natural world at a distance and in this fast paced society rarely take the time to stop and take notice. In doing so we miss what the natural world can teach us and how intertwined we are with it.

Lisa Woolfe, Swoop, 2018, Cyclone aluminium insect screen, galvanised fence wire, chrome-plated copper swage, cable ties, copper pipe, reclaimed ironbark, 70 x 50 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio

Also, Makes Sense Together by Western Sydney-based collaborators Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch showing a collection of hand-painted a-frame signs. These signs drew their inspiration from a bygone era in Auburn – a collection of signs now located around the corner from the Peacock Gallery, in Ray Marshall Reserve. These new signs in Makes Sense Together are a meditation on place and community. They do not name places, but rather speak to a community that exists in the present, and where we want to be in the future. As a collection, the signs populate the gallery, bringing together stories, experiences and aspirations of place in Western Sydney as the artists navigate building their own genuine sense of connection.

Hayley Megan French & Carla Liesch, Makes Sense Together, part of the sign series Makes Sense Together, 2018, acrylic paint on a-frames, 120 x 80 x 30cm. Courtesy the artists andPeacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100.
Free entry.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for exhibitions.

Western Sydney University Art Gallery
(Penrith, Werrington North Campus)
AD Building, Penrith (Werrington North) Campus,
Great Western Highway, Werrington 2747.
(02) 4620-3450.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Parking $7 per day.
To Sept 28 By the time I get to Puning, she’ll be rising, 600 years old – an exhibition featuring the photography of David Cubby, Dawne Fahey, Michaela Gamble and Enrico Scotece.

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