December 2018 | January 2019 Listings

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

CBD The Rocks

Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Art After Hours: Wed to 9pm.
To Jan 13, 2019 Fearless: contemporary South Asian art.
To Feb 3, 2019 William Kentridge: that which we do not remember.
To Feb 17, 2019 Tuckson: the abstract sublime.
To Feb 24, 2019 Noŋgirrŋa Marawili: from my heart and mind.
To March 3, 2019 Masters of modern art from the Hermitage.
To April 28, 2019 Chinese bible: revolution and art in China.
Dec 15 to March 31, 2019 Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything.
Feb 2 to May 5, 2019 Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei.

Australian National Maritime Museum
The Terrace Room, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour 2000.
Jan 24 to 27, 2019 The 29th’ Art of Sydney’ Awards Exhibition – an annual celebration showcasing the wonderful diversity of Sydney’s leading local artists and features over 300 artworks from 14 Art Societies around Sydney and the Greater Sydney region. Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; from the Blue Mountains and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.
Open: Thurs-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat (Australia Day) 9.30 to 8.00, Sun 9.30 to 5.00.
Free admission.
Presented by CASS (Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc.), a non-profit group run totally by volunteer lovers of art, the Art of Sydney exhibition also raises funds for CareFlight.
Sat Jan 26, 2-4pm: Presentation of Awards.

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.
Dec 6 to 17 Day Dreaming by Tony Carlon.
Also, Girl En Route by Mimi Fairall.
Dec 6 to 17  Body of Land by Emma Constantine, curated by Artemis Projects.
Also, Contemporary Jewellery Market by JMGA-NSW.
Jan 17 to 28, 2019 Horizons by Sarah Dugan.
Also, Summer Sorrows by Andrew Ensor.
Gallery closed Dec 18 to Jan 2, 2019.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
Over the Christmas/New Year period we are excited to be showcasing a collection of ‘never before offered for sale’ drawings from the artist’s sketch books. The works on paper are made up of a number of media including oil crayon, pencil, ink and graphite and represent a broad spectrum both chronically and subject wise. Larger canvases, direct from the artist’s Chinamans Beach studio, make up the balance of this new and quintessential Ken Done exhibition. 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’.

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 March 3, 2019 David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948-2018.

David Goldblatt, Patience Poni visiting her parents, Ruth and Jackson Poni, 1510A Emdeni South, Soweto, 1972, silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper. © The David Goldblatt Legacy Trust. Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

To Feb 3, 2019 Compass: MCA Collection.
Also, Primavera 2018: Young Australian Artists. Read more…

Hoda Afshar, Remain (still), 2018. Two-channel digital video, colour, sound. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Now showing MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday.

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988 .
Free with Museum entry, Adults $12, Conc $8, Family $30, Members Fee.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
The Museum presents a diverse program of exhibitions and events.
Dec 8 to July 21, 2019 Street Photography.
Also, How Cities Work.

S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW),
Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 7 to March 17, 2019 Destination Sydney Re-Imagined – the exhibition at three Sydney public galleries; Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery presents work by nine eminent artists responding to the important influence of Sydney as subject and theme. Featured artists include Ethel Carrick Fox, Adrian Feint and Ken Done (Manly Art Gallery & Museum), Roy de Maistre, Robert Klippel and Michael Johnson (Mosman Art Gallery), Jeffrey Smart, Nicholas Harding and Wendy Sharpe (S.H. Ervin Gallery). Read more…
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 3, 2019 inclusive.

Nicholas Harding, Central Hall, 2007, oil on Belgian linen, 183 x 244cm. Private Collection, Sydney. Courtesy the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery

Jeffrey Smart, Cahill Expressway, 1962, oil on plywood 81.9 x 111.3cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased, 1963. The Estate of Jeffrey Smart. Courtesy S.H. Ervin Gallery

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
Free entry.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Visit the Library’s new galleries to explore a display of over 3,000 intriguing objects, and six must see exhibitions.

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

Chippendale Central

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs nights to 8.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 16 Justine Youssef: All Blessings, All Curses.
Jan 19 to March 24, 2019 Xiao Lu: Impossible Dialogue.

Xiao Lu, One, performance, 5 September 2015, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Photograph: Lin Qijian.
Courtesy the artist 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.
Nov 28 to Dec 8 Lillie Stromland and Randy Smeros.
Dec 12 to 22 Tracey Clement.
Gallery closed Jan 2019.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 3, 2019 Supernatural – a journey through the reshaped Chinese landscapes of the 21st century.
Gallery closed from Dec 19, reopening Dec 27.

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.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
Dec 12 to 21 (opening Tues Dec 11, 6-8pm) Terrestrial – an exhibition of collaborative sculptural works by Ulan Murray and Rachel Burns. Contact: 0428-600-230;
Read more…

Ulan Murray and Rachel Burns, Ultimus Stans, copper wire, stainless steel and corten, 180 x 80 x 80cm.
Photograph: Steve Cuff. Courtesy the artists

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 6 to Jan 12, 2019 Robyn Sweaney: Backwards moving forwards.
Also, Group show: Summer Salon.

Robyn Sweaney, Backwards looking forwards, acrylic on polycotton, 73 x 103 cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Summer Salon. Courtesy the artists and Arthouse Gallery

Jan 30 to Feb 23, 2019 Ian Greig.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 8, 2019.

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.

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 Dec 15 Matriarchs: Motherlines of the Yolgnu and Tiwi Islands.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Sat, 12.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 2, 2019 Fiona Connor – new work.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 10, 2019.

Fiona Connor, Community Notice Board (Cleaning Coop) (detail), 2018, plasterboard, silkscreen and UV print on aluminium, staples, pins, unique, 122 x 213.5 x 5cm

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.
Dec 1 to 23 End of Year Exhibition.
Jan 14 to Feb 3, 2019 Mixed exhibition.
Gallery closed Dec 31 to Jan 14, 2019.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Octavia Knox.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tues by appt.
To Dec 21 Louise Tuckwell.
Jan 30 to Feb 23, 2019 (opening Wed Jan 30, 6-8pm) Sarah crowEST: Soft Eyes Dub Wise.

Sarah crowEST, DUB WISE, (#6 loomstate), 2018, acrylic on linen, 137 x 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Please visit website for 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)
T (02) 9368-1900.
AVA is the peak body representing and advancing the professional interests of the Australian visual arts, craft and design sector.

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9331-6692.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 22 Ted Hillyer, Bridgette McNab and Caroline Zilinsky.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 28, 2019.

Ted Hillyer, Caravan & Woman, oil on canvas, 45 x 45cm
Courtesy the artist and Robin Gibson Gallery

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.
To Dec 9 Awkwardly Nothing by Joanne Makas and Flin Sharp.

Joanne Makas and Flin Sharp, Awkwardly Nothing, 2018, Foot Spa, Glitter Mirror and Penelope Gum. Photograph: Document Photography. Courtesy the artists and STACKS Projects

Paris, Bogumila Strojna, Cube, 2018, aluminium, 30cm. Courtesy RNOP 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.
Dec 5 to 22 A Time of Gifts – annual group exhibition.
Gallery closed through Jan 2019, reopening Sat Feb 2, 2019 with INTRODUCING.

Linda Hughes, D Necklace 2, 2008, laminate, Sterling Silver, 25cm diameter. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

David Collins, Abandoned Oyster Lease, 2018, oil on canvas, 46 x 90cm. Photograph: David Collins. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design,
Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed pubic hols.
Nov 28 to Dec 8 UNSW Art & Design’s ANNUAL Graduate Exhibition. Read more…
Jan 5 to Feb 23, 2019 Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth.
Also, The Beehive by Zanny Begg, and Impossible Composition by Oliver Beer.
Gallery closed Dec 10 to Jan 5, 2019.

Yellow House, 57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point 2011.
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.
Dec 5 to 20 Stock Room Show – mixed works from the APA stockroom.
Gallery closed from Dec 20, reopening Feb 5, 2019.

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.

Flinders Street Gallery
61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9380-5663.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Nov 29 to Dec 22 Out Here by Nick Swann.
Gallery closed through Jan 2019.

Nick Swann, Stranger, oil on canvas, 56 x 66cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Street Gallery

409b George Street , Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Dec 5 to 22 Todd Fuller: Convicts and Queens – A passionate History of Australia. Read more…
Also, Carol Murphy.

Todd Fuller, taking chase (With whom I was united by every tie), 2018, chalk, acrylic and charcoal on timber, 60cm diameter. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Todd Fuller, 1872 (still), 2018, digital video, 10:01mins, edition of 8. Cinematographer: Emma Conroy. Producer: Tyler Hawkins. Actors: Ian Roberts, Brandy Martignago. Composition: Paul Smith. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE, Sydney

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.
To Dec 21 Eclectus Australis by Joseph McGlennon.
Jan 31 to Feb 23, 2019 Ginger and Honey by Denise Faulkner.

107 Projects Inc.
107 Redfern Street, Redfern 2016.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 12 to 21 (opening Wed Dec 12, 6-8pm) Before the Ending by Megan Seres;
To be opened by Maria Stoljar, Talking with Painters.

Megan Seres, Dark Shadows Cast 1, oil on linen, 30 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist

Soho Waterloo
Waterloo Design Centre,
105/197 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9326-9066
Fax 9358-2939.
Daily trading, closed public holidays. Closed Christmas Day.
Dec 1 to Jan 31, 2019 Soho Summer Exhibition – group paintings, sculpture and wall relief.

Zoe Ellenberg, Stormy Weather, mixed media on watercolour paper, framed 164 x 205cm. Courtesy the artist and Soho Waterloo

To March 30, 2019 Artpark Australia Sculpture at the Woolloomooloo Wharf, Sydney: Exhibition of contemporary sculpture. Open daily;

Stephen Coburn, Big Yellow Taxi, painted #316, stainless steel, 300 x 450 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Soho Waterloo

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 4 to 20 (opening Sat Dec 8, 3-5pm) Three weeks at Carss Park by Steve Lopes.
Gallery closed through Jan 2019.

Steve Lopes, Oyster Shed, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm. 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 Dec 22 Polymorph by Polly Borland.
Also, Perfect Stranger by Dawn Ng.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 14, 2019.

Utopia Art Sydney
72 Henderson Rd, Alexandria 2015.
(02) 9699-2900.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 1 to 22 Community IX – annual community show, demonstrating the diversity and contemporaneity of work being produced by Papunya Tula artists today.

Inner West Marrickville Balmain

AIRspace Projects
10 Junction Street, Marrickville 2204.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 first three weeks each month.
Dec 7 to 22 Gallery 1: The Western Lands by Uri Auerbach. Gallery 2: Orchestrated Agency by Laura Nolan. The Cranny: Body Object by Georgia Emslie. Deep Space: Thresholds by Bailee Lobb. AIRSEUM: Season 2 Human Nature curated by Catherine Polcz.
Jan 18 to Feb 2, 2019 Group show 1: Terhi Hakola, Jenny Tubby, Carlos Agamez, Renay Rigma. Group show 2: Sean O’Brien, Kaye Shumack, Mollie Rice, Tania Baily. The Cranny: Jack Harman. Deep Space: Robbie Karmel.

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.
To Dec 9 Right Into Her Arms – drawings, sculpture, automated theatre installation with projections by William Kentridge.

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 5 to 22 (opening Wed Dec 5, 6-8pm) Connect by Sylvia Schwenk. Artist talk: Sat Dec 8, 1pm.
Also, Flare Up by Evan Pank.
Gallery closed for the summer from Dec 23 to Feb 6, 2019.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 2 on both levels: Fakt Abstrakcja with Lodz-based artist, Małgorzata Sidor, UK-based Szczecin artist, Wieńczysław Sporecki, and Warsaw-based fabs member, Piotr Szymor. Curated by William Seeto.
Dec 8 to 23 (opening Fri Dec 7, 6-8pm) Articulate Turns Eight – celebrates eight years of support for spatial and related art practices with an exhibition of new work by artists who have shown at Articulate during that time.
Jan 4 to Feb 3, 2019 (openings Fri Jan 4, 11, 18 and 25, Feb 1 and 6-8pm) Ferment – showing the work of over 60 artists in a progression of six overlapping exhibitions.

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

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Through Dec and Jan 2019 Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative – Members Exhibition.

Sharon Smith, Graceful Brolga, acrylic on canvas, 101 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

The Commercial
5/4 Jabez Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 8096-3292.
Director: Amanda Rowell.
By appt. Please visit our website for current information.

The Corner Gallery Stanmore
Cnr Percival and Myrtle streets, Stanmore 2048.
Mon-Sun 10.00 t0 6.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 11 StillandLife by Julie Poulsen; 0400-131-149 @juliepoulsen_artist

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 14 In the fold by Renata Pari-Lewis.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 2 One Door Mental Health Dorothy Art Competition – exhibition of the 11th art prize finalists and previous year highlights. Formerly Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, One Door Mental Health supports people living with mental illness and their families. The Dorothy Art Competition is open to people with a diagnosed major mental illness.
Gallery closed through Jan 2019, reopening Feb 6, 2019 with Chinese Gaudy Art from the Hughes Collection.

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Thurs-Sat 1.00 to 6.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 8 (opening Wed Dec 28, 6-8pm) DRAW-IN – group show.
Jan 30 to Feb 9, 2019 (opening Wed Jan 30, 6-8pm) Murray and Burgess.

Glass Artists’ Gallery (upstairs)
Gauge Gallery (street level)
68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
T/F (02) 9552-1552.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Dec 4 to 23 Favourites and Festive Finale for 2018 – a great group show.
Gallery closed Jan 2019, except by appt.

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
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 Dec 30 Massive Year End Sale. We have over 1000+ quality Aboriginal artworks on sale with paintings discounted by 20% to 80%. Many are works by well-known and collectible Indigenous artists – others are simply great Aboriginal artworks at a great price. Come in to the gallery or take a look on our website. If browsing online, be sure to indicate your interest in an artwork promptly by phone or email.
From Jan 19, 2019 Evolution of Aboriginal Art | Defining Traditions. In 2019 we will kick off a series of exhibitions exploring the notion of ‘tradition’ in Aboriginal Art. Our inaugural show will present artists that have remained faithful disciples to the muted colour palettes and powerful expression of Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) made iconic by the founding Western Desert masters of Papunya.

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurula, Water Dreaming – Kalipinypa, acrylic on linen 122 x 211cm. Courtesy 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, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 24 Christmas Collection – a large group show featuring ceramics, paintings, prints, sculpture and jewellery.
Jan 17 to Feb 9, 2019 The Summer Show featuring gallery artists.
Gallery closed for the Christmas break and reopens mid Jan 2019.

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.

MLC Gallery
5 Eliza Street, Newtown 2042.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 8 to 21 (opening Fri Dec 7, 6-9pm) Are you listening, can you see me? by Lorraine Simiana – a solo exhibition of experimental art that explores the notion of how we see sound.

Lorraine Simiana, Ocean Moods, resin with pigment and glow in the dark pigment. Courtesy the artist

Lorraine Simiana, A Place to hide, resin with pigment and glow in the dark pigment. Courtesy the artist

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 11.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).
Dec 7 to 8 (opening Thurs Dec 6, 6-8pm) Postgraduate: Coursework and HDR Exhibition.

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.
Dec 14 to Jan 25, 2019 In my dreams a solo exhibition by Jeffrey Smith.
Smith’s contemporary art practice has spanned over 15 years. His work is based on experimentation and life experience. He uses mixed media from found objects, paper, acrylics and oils to video and lighting installations, leaving the viewer to make their own interpretation. ‘I take in the world around me and add myself to it. Sometimes, through experimentation, I discover a new technique and go with it. I don’t believe that art must have meaning as meaning is given through each person’s interpretation of the work.’ – Jeffrey Smith, artist.

Jeffrey Smith, in my dreams. Courtesy the artist and Yellow Dot Art Gallery

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.
Dec 8 to 22 Gallop, Feint, Laverty, The Lindsays –Christmas Exhibition. Five of the artists born in the 19th Century together with 20th Century Ursula Laverty, exhibiting paintings and drawings to enjoy and purchase for Christmas. Some exhibits never before seen.

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.
Dec 1 to 7 Works from the Abbotsleigh collection.
Jan 23 to Feb 23, 2019 (opening Sat Feb 2, 2-4pm with Col Jordan) Pop and Beyond: The Art of Ken Reinhard – a survey of work by pioneering Sydney-based pop artist Ken Reinhard. Painting and sculpture from the 1960’s to his current works.

Ken Reinhard, Lambo with orange arrow, 1987. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Headland Artists and Sculpture Park
Read Place, Headland Park at Georges Heights entrance, off Middle Head Road (opposite Cobittee Street), Mosman 2088.
In beautiful Headland Park 20+ artists working and selling from their studios, three art schools, art restoration and Frenchy’s Cafe.
Through Dec and Jan 2019 Studio 1: Kit Hoisington – artworks for sale, negotiable prices until Christmas.
Open most weekdays 10am-4pm, call to confirm 0416-179-767.
Contact:, or visit
Studio 1 closed Dec 22 to Jan 3, 2019.

Kit Hoisington, Backlit Beauty, oil on canvas, 122 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist

Kit Hoisington, Big Lotus, inks on yupo paper mounted on panel, 92 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 17, 2019 Natural Collection – prints from the pages of the collaborative artists’ book, ‘Natural Collection’, featuring the work of 29 Warringah Printmakers Studio artists. Each work presents an artist’s view of the endangered and vulnerable wildlife and habitats of the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, NSW.

Susan Baran, Duffy’s Forest, intaglio photopolymer print, 58 x 26.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Dec 7 to March 17, 2019 Destination Sydney: re-imagined. This exhibition once again brings together three Sydney public galleries – Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery – in an innovative collaboration to present an exhibition of work by nine eminent artists responding to the important influence of Sydney as subject and theme. Featured artists are Ethel Carrick Fox, Adrian Feint and Ken Done (Manly Art Gallery & Museum), Roy de Maistre, Robert Klippel and Michael Johnson (Mosman Art Gallery) Jeffrey Smart, Nicholas Harding and Wendy Sharpe (S.H. Ervin Gallery). Read more…

Ethel Carrick-Fox, Manly Beach – Summer is Here, 1913, oil on canvas 81 x 102 cm. MAG&M Collection. Gift of the artist. Courtesy 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.
Dec 8 to Feb 10, 2019 Paul Delprat: Harbour Spirits – presents a selection of small oil paintings recently created, en plein air, by the artist working on the escarpment of Georges Heights, overlooking the entrance to Sydney Harbour.

Paul Delprat, Magic Light, 2018, oil on canvas, 51 x 51cm. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

Dec 8 to March 17, 2019 Destination Sydney: Reimagined – once again brings together three Sydney public galleries – Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery – in an innovative collaboration to present an exhibition of work by nine eminent artists responding to the important influence of Sydney as subject and theme. Artists include Ethel Carrick Fox, Adrian Feint and Ken Done (Manly Art Gallery & Museum), Roy de Maistre, Robert Klippel and Michael Johnson (Mosman Art Gallery) Jeffrey Smart, Nicholas Harding and Wendy Sharpe (S.H. Ervin Gallery). Read more…

Michael Johnson, Oceania high low, 2014, oil on canvas, 184 x 366cm. Photograph: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

65 Berry Street, North Sydney 2060.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 4.30.

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 March 2, 2019 Summer 2018 – group exhibition including Johnson, Klippel, McKenna, Tillers and many more. Gallery closed from Dec 22, reopening Wed Jan 23, 2019.

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.
Dec 5 to 23 Summer Sojourn – End of Year Group Exhibition. Art Atrium in association with Live in Art.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Nov 27 to Dec 21 Group Exhibition.
Jan 14 to Feb 3, 2019 Group Exhibition.

13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 5 to 18 The Secret Life of Colour by Sally Campbell.

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.
To Dec 23 Group Exhibition – Russell Barker, Leonie Khoury and Dean Manning.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Through Dec Downstairs: Brett Whiteley – works on paper. Upstairs: Affordable Art & Sculpture.
Through Jan 2019 Works on Paper from our stockroom.
Gallery closed from Dec 25, reopening Jan 2019.

Brett Whiteley, Fruit Dove, 1980, linocut, 37 x 33cm. 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.
To Dec 21, History by Geoff Thornley.
Gallery closed from Dec 22, reopening Feb 7, 2019.

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
Dec 13 to 24 A group exhibition – Erub Arts, Marion Gaemers and Lynnette Griffiths.
Also, A Picture in Ghost Net – Warir Lamar Le gee. Jan 10 to Feb 3, 2019 A group exhibition – Erub Arts, Marion Gaemers and Lynnette Griffiths.
Also, A Picture in Ghost Net – Warir Lamar Le gee.

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.
Through Dec Jane Dawson – sculpture.

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 Dec 9 Jacqui Stockdale, and Sophie Cape.
Olsen Annexe:
74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 8 Laura Jones.

Project Gallery 90
90 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021.
Artist-run concept space.
To Dec 5 Light in the forest by Kate Hopkinson-Pointer.

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 Dec 7 Public Furniture by Marley Dawson.
Dec 13 to Jan 22, 2019 Group Exhibition.
Jan 28 to Feb 23, 2019 Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

Sabbia Gallery
120 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9361-6448.
Directors: Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 15 Main Gallery: Anthropogenic Scrolls: Transparency and Disclosure new ceramics by Julie Bartholomew. Gallery Two: Earth contemporary ceramics by Helen Earl, Tania Rollond, Joanne Searle and Ulrica Trulsson.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 21, 2019 inclusive.

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 Dec 22 Summer Group Show featuring the works of Tony Belobrajdic, Jo Chew, Ron Galimam, Evelyna Helmer, Katarina Timkova and others.

Ron Galimam, Bilit Jungle 2, watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Jan 31 to Feb 19, 2019 Near and Far by Annie Bierzynski.
We are currently taking exhibition proposals for 2019. Apply now!
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Jan 30, 2019.

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
Dec 8 to 22, 40/40 PROJECT (Must be in Agency FB) – all works in this exhibition are 40 x 40cm and bring together critical ideas and multiple narratives on a uniform format.
Gallery closes Dec 23, reopens Jan 12, 2019 with Summer Exhibition – a group show by gallery artists.

Greater Sydney

Banksia Studio Art Gallery
14 Railway Street, Banksia 2216.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 10 to 17 (opening Mon Dec 10, 6-8pm with the artists) Xmas Art Exhibition featuring a number of local award winning Sydney artists.
Banksia Art Gallery is available for leasing for self manning artists on a weekly basis.

Nauha Dabboussy, Rushcutters Bay. Courtesy the artist

Angels Iliadis, Pink Mountain. Courtesy the artist

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 – 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.
To Dec 13 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018.

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.
To Dec 22, 21st Liverpool Art Society Annual Exhibition.
To Feb 3, 2019 Landscape of the Soul by Frances Larder.
To Feb 7, 2019, 27th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Art Exhibition.
Jan 12 to Feb 10, 2019 Jumaadi. Also, Looking Here Looking North – Kartika Suharto-Martin, Ida Lawrence, Mashara Wachjudy, Bridie Gillman, Sofiyah Ruqayah and Alfira O’Sullivan.
Jan 12 to Feb 24, 2019 What a Life! Rock photography by Tony Mott.
Gallery closed from Dec 23, reopening Jan 2, 2019.

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 Feb 3, 2019 Weapons for the Soldier – a major exhibition that brings together 41 important Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in Australia who have made new work to examine complex and varied responses to weaponry, warfare, and their connection to protecting land and country. Read more…

Ray Ken, Weapons for the soldier, 2018, acrylic on linen, 300 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist, Tjala Arts, South Australia and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

Tony Albert and Vincent Namatjira, Australia’s Most Wanted Armed with a Paintbrush, 2018, archival pigment print on paper, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artists, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Iwantja Arts, and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & 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.

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.
To Feb 23, 2019 Drawing on the Past – Forty Years of Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop. An exhibition of works by current members, are brought together with those of the HCAW founder, Kevin Oxley, celebrating the 40th anniversary of this successful community arts workshop.

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.
Jan 18 to March 1, 2019 Follow your heART – an exhibition of artworks by students at Nicolle’s Studio of Art.

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.
Dec 8 to Jan 27, 2019 Gallery 1: Sydney West Artistic Photographers Collective.
Gallery 2: Cumberland Artists Network exhibition. In celebration of the wide range of artists and art making in Cumberland, Peacock Gallery will be hosting group exhibitions by SWAP (Sydney West Artistic Photographers Collective) and CAN (Cumberland Artists Network). These groups are made from residents of Cumberland Council LGA and bring their varied and exciting practices to the gallery.

Sofiyah Ruqayah, Origin stories II, 2017, watercolour and collage on paper, 38 x 28cm. Courtesy the artist and Peacock Gallery

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.
Dec 1 to March 24, 2109 The Ideal Home – 70 objects from the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) with an emphasis on mid-century Australian design. Featuring commissioned artworks by Catherine O’Donnell, eX de Medici, Blake Griffiths, Richard Goodwin, Karla Dickens, Eliza Gosse, Cope Street Collective and Victoria Garcia. Read more…

Blake Griffiths, A rug for reorganising value (of waste & self) (detail 2), 2018, waste paper, plastic, tape, metal. Courtesy the artist and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

eX de Medici, The Seat of Love and Hate, 2017-18, embroidered sofa. Collection Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Photograph: Rob Little RLDI. Courtesy the artist and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney

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 Jan 18, 2019 Mind the Gap – Tending the Interface of Art & Therapy – an exhibition featuring works by Andrew Bromley, Catherine Camden-Pratt, Johanna Davies, Kate Deacock, Mandy Evans, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Joanna Jaaniste, Anita Lever, Joy Paton, Suzanne Perry, Martin Roberts, Sheridan Linnell and Sarah Versitano.