October 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 Oct 21 Spacemakers and roomshakers: installations from the collection.
Also, Playback: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018.
To Nov 11 John Russell: Australia’s French impressionist.
To Jan 13, 2019 Fearless: contemporary South Asian art.
To Feb 3, 2019 William Kentridge: that which we do not remember.

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.
Sept 27 to Oct 8 (opening Thurs Sept 27, 6-8pm) #nofearsemmabeers by Emma Beer, and Bittersweet by Melinda Clyne.
Also, New World by Katrina Lezaic, and Indirect Landscapes by Gabrielle Freer, Caroline Kronenberg and Tempe Macgowan.
Oct 11 to 22 (opening Thurs Oct 11, 6-8pm) Making in Pieces by Donna Sgro and Cecilia Heffer, and Pop Life by Nicole O’Loughlin.
Also, Hypersensitive/Hipsensitif by Soraya Abidin.
Also, Man Cave – Peter Connelly, Morgan Dick and Beau Ziggy Abidin, and _spaces_collide – Jenny Du, Charlotte Richardson and Jessica McDermid.
Oct 25 to Nov 5 (opening Thurs Oct 25, 6-8pm) Graduate Exhibition by UNSW A&D Masters by Coursework, La Gente by Katrina Garcia, and Kissy Face by Keiren Jolly.

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 features some colourful, new Sydney Harbour paintings, a mix of new reef canvases and a selection of peaceful works on paper focused on the beach view from Ken’s home studio. 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’.

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
Visit website for exhibition information.

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 Oct 14 Sun Xun.
Now Showing, MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday.
Oct 19 to March 3, 2019 David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948-2018.

David Goldblatt, Shop assistant, Orlando West, 1972, 1972, silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town
© The David Goldblatt Legacy Trust

David Goldblatt, The commando of National Party stalwarts which escorted prime minister and National Party leader Hendrik Verwoerd and his wife Betsie to the party’s 50th anniversary celebrations at de Wildt, Transvaal, 1964, silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town
© The David Goldblatt Legacy Trust

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.
To Nov 25 Bohemian Harbour: Artists of Lavender Bay – artists include Brett Whiteley, Peter Kingston, Tom Carment, Philip Cox, Joel Elenberg, Robert Jacks, Rollin Schlicht, Garry Shead and Tim Storrier. Read more…

Peter Kingston, Last Train to Coney Island, 110 x 137cm
Courtesy the artist and Sydney Living Museums

Brett Whiteley, Seagull over Lavender Bay, 1979
© Wendy Whiteley. Courtesy Sotheby’s Australia

NSW Parliament
6 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 8.00 to 4.30.
Oct 3 to 26 The 2018 NSW Parliament plein air Painting Prize – finalist exhibition for the $20,000 acquisitive award.

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 Oct 7 William Robinson: Genesis. Robinson 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. A QUT William Robinson Gallery travelling exhibition. Supported by the Meij Family Foundation, Philip Bacon AM and Stuart Purves AM of Australian Galleries.
Oct 12 to Dec 2 Portia Geach Memorial Award – Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists since 1965. The annual award exhibition displays selected entries from artists representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. The award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of Australian female portrait painters and has played a major role in developing the profile of the nation’s women artists.

Kathrin Longhurst, Maia at 12 and a half, oil on linen, 100 x 100cm
2017 People’s Choice Award. Courtesy the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
Free entry.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 8.00, Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Open Day: Sat Oct 6, 10am to 4pm.
Visit the Library’s new galleries to explore a display of over 3,000 intriguing objects, and six must see exhibitions.

Sydney Sculpture Conference: a universal language
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000.
Mon Nov 5, 9.30am to 5.30pm: international and Australian scholars and artists, with a panel of academics and artists from CAFA, China’s leading tertiary art school, come together to discuss the importance, impact, challenges and opportunities of sculpture. This annual conference coincides with the 22nd Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition, on from Oct 18 to Nov 4.
Visit the website for information and ticketing.

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

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.
Nov 2 to Dec 16 Justine Youssef: All Blessings, All Curses.

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.
Oct 18 to 28 Liveworks 2018: Festival of Experimental Art. Read more…

Daniel Kok and Miho Shimizu, xhe
Photograph: Ryuichiro Suzuki

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Oct 3 to 13 Karen Michael.
Oct 17 to 27 Tony Mighell.

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 Nov 16 Void – ceramics, video, painting, sculpture and photography by a contemporary Aboriginal artists, curated by Emily McDaniel.
Read more…

Hayley Millar-Baker, Meeyn Meerreeng (Country at Night), 2017
Courtesy the artist and UTS Gallery

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.

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.
Oct 17 to 28 (opening Wed Oct 17, 6-8pm) Terra habitatur – new encaustic paintings by Randal Arvilla;
Curated by Susannah Smith. Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 6.00.
Enquiries: 0403-363-725.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 27 to Oct 20 The River Passes by Dean Home.
Oct 25 to Nov 10 Past Voices by Colin Pennock.

Dean Home, Winding Rivers ­– Remote Places, oil on board, 75 x 122cm
Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Colin Pennock, Starting without you, oil on linen, 61 x 61cm
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.

Australian Centre for Photography
Project Space Gallery
72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9332-0555.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
To Oct 20 Oceans From Here – Chris Bennie, Dean Cross, Emma Hamilton, Honey Long + Prue Stent, Kai Wasikowski and John Young Zerunge.
Read more…

Kai Wasikowski, Realtree #4, 2018, colour inks on paper
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and Australian Centre for Photography

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 Oct 20 Abuzz by Jacqueline Rose, with text by Johanna Featherstone.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Sat, 12.00 to 6.00.
Oct 11 to Nov 11 contemporaryary by Matthew Griffin.

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.
To Oct 14 Nature’s Calligraphy by Sue Smalkowski.
Oct 17 to Nov 4 The Triumph Of Venus – Painters: Esther Erlich, Adrian Lockhart, Bahman Kermany and Nicole Sacks. Sculptors: Sally Hook, Michael Vaynman, Eilat Rabin, Jan Howlin and Gwen Robson.

Esther Erlich, Knockout, acrylic on canvas, 82 x 77cm
Courtesy the artist and Frances Keevil Gallery

Sally Hook, Girl in a Chair, porcelain clay, 44 x 40 x 30cm
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-Tues by appt.
Oct 3 to 27 Peter Alwast.
Oct 31 to Nov 24 Jake Walker, and Simon Kennedy.

Jake Walker, #0086, 2018, oil on linen, glazed stoneware, 51x 48 x 10cm
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.
To Oct 6 An arm and a leg by Jumaadi.
Also, Domestique by Myfanwy Gullifer.
Oct 9 to Nov 3 New paintings and works on paper by Ross Laurie.
Also, Lest I forget by Jenny Sages. Read more…

Ross Laurie, The Visit, 2018, oil on canvas, 140 x 170cm
Courtesy the artist and King Street Gallery on William

Jenny Sages, In the recesses, oil and pigment on encaustic
Courtesy the artist and King Street Gallery on William

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.
Sept 29 to Oct 24 Richard Byrnes, and Katherine Edney.

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 Oct 7 STACKS Project Space: Joanne Makas will stage an investigation into the convergence between mapping body movements and material forms.
Oct 11 to 28 (opening Wed Oct 10, 6-8pm) Intertidal by Carol Hudson – an ecological thematic solo exhibition exploring new materialism, and flattened hierarchies between humans and nature.

Carol Hudson, Intertidal Totems, 2018, porcelain, steel, timber, aluminium, motor, motor speed controller, 12V battery, electrical wires, 200 x 152 x 65cm
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.
To Oct 6 Interfacing by Tom Christophersen and Michael Simms – an explosive, collaborative figurative exhibition between two of Australia’s most exciting emerging visual artists.

Tom Christophersen, Super Like, 2018, Watercolour paint, watercolour pencil, white acrylic and silver leaf on watercolour paper, 29.7 x 42cm
Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

Michael Simms, Possession, 2018, oil on canvas, 61 x 51.2cm
Photograph: Michael Simms. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design, Oxford Street (cnr of Greens Road), Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 28 to Nov 3 John Fries Award 2018.
Sept 29 to Nov 3 The Freedman Foundation Scholarship for Emerging Artists. Exhibition projects: Beth Dillon, David Eastwood, Chelsea Lehmann and Kynan Tan.

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 Oct 13 Derek O’Connor: Human Smoke.
Also, Euan Macleod: PAPER, and Fiona Fell: From Shadow to Shadow, and Euan Macleod & Gregory O’Brien: Collaborations.
From Oct 16 Rew Hanks: linocuts from the Master.
From Nov 3 James Rogers: Weld – recent sculpture.

Yellow House, 57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point 2011.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Oct 11 to Nov 10 New Works by Robert MacPherson.

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.
Oct 4 to 27 Myrtle Pennington. In association with Spinifex Arts Project, Tjuntjuntjara, WA.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2011.
(02) 9697-6000.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 9 In a World of Wounds – an outcome of an outcome of Artbank’s emerging curators program. Curated by Talia Smith.
Read more…

Gilgi Edwards, Agula in the Antbed, 2006, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 123 x 93.5cm
Artbank collection, purchased 2008. Courtesy the artist and Artbank

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.

Defiance Gallery
270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00.
To Oct 19 Six Artists | Seven Days: The AWC Newhaven Exhibition – Ann Thompson, Joe Furlonger, Paul Hopmeier, Kevin Lincoln, Dan Kyle and filmmaker Jason Capobianco.

Flinders Street Gallery
61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9380-5663.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
Oct 4 to Dec 8 Halinka Orszulok. Read more…

Halinka Orszulok, Random Collaboration, 2016, oil on canvas, 120 x 150cm
Courtesy the artist and Flinders Street Gallery

409b George Street , Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 20 Julie Brooke, Kevin McKay and Claire Anna Watson.
Oct 24 to Nov 10 Leslie Oliver and Al Munro.

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.
Oct 4 to 31 Regina Pilawuk Wilson.

Soho Waterloo
Waterloo Design Centre, 105/197 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9326-9066
Fax 9358-2939.
Daily trading, closed public holidays.
To Oct 13 Towards the Clouds by Marshall Williams, and group sculpture.
Through October, Soho Showroom – group exhibition, paintings sculpture and wall relief.
Also, Personal Graffiti paintings by Phil Stallard, at 10 Help Street Chatswood Foyer.

Marshall Williams, Two Hulls and Cloud, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 122cm

Mike Baird, Duet, formed copper sheet with patina on base, 183 x 56 x 56cm

ArtPark Australia exhibitions visit
Artpark at dArenberg Winery, Mclaren Vale.

Greg Johns, Fractal Figure and Floating Figure sculptures, Corten steel sculpture at dArenberg

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 9 to Nov 3 (opening Sat Oct 13, 3-5pm) Sublime by Trevor Weekes.

Trevor Weekes, Blunt/Sharp, 2018, acrylic on plywood panel, 30 x 20cm
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.
Sept 28 to Oct 20 (opening Fri Sept 28, 6-8pm) Cargo by Alex Seton.
Oct 27 to Nov 17 (opening Sat Oct 27, 3-5pm) Sydney Ball.
Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore:
Oct 6 to Nov 3 (opening Sat Oct 6, 5-7pm) Tony Clark.

Utopia Art Sydney
72 Henderson Rd, Alexandria 2015.
(02) 9699-2900.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 4 to 27 (opening Sat Oct 6, 3-5pm) Christopher Hodges: Being Human – presents paintings that continue Hodges exploration of geometry and precision in paint. It will be his first exhibition in many years that focuses solely on painting.

Inner West Marrickville Balmain

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.

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.
Oct 2 to Dec (opening Sat Oct 6, 6.30-8.30pm) Right Into Her Arms – drawings, sculpture, automated theatre installation with projections by William Kentridge. Preview: Oct 2 to 6.

William Kentridge, Untitled, (Shadow Figure II), 2016, ed. 5/8, bronze, oil paint, 67 x 40 x 42cm
Courtesy the artist and Annandale Galleries

William Kentridge, Untitled (Drawing from Wozzeck 61), 2017, charcoal and red pencil on Hahnemuhle paper, 61 x 80cm
Courtesy the artist and Annandale Galleries

Art Gallery on Darling
307 Darling Street, Balmain 2041.
0488-400-053, 0419-989-011.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 29 to Nov 4 Maritsa Micos. Contact: 0410-578-834,

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 3 to Nov 3 In Memory of Water by Shoufay Derz.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 6 to 21 (opening Fri Oct 5, 6-8pm) Then and Now by Michele Beevors and Nuha Saad.
Oct 27 to Nov 11 (opening Fri Oct 26, 6-8pm) on both levels of Articulate: Adrian Hall, Sibylle Hofter and William Seeto.
Oct 6 to 21 (opening Fri Oct 5, 6-8pm) Recycling Memory by Rox De Luca, Michelle Elliot and Laurie Paine.

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
Oct 6 to 28 The Way of the Forest by Kerry Johns.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 21 Healing Our People, Healing Our Land Exhibition.
As Aboriginal people we naturally care for our mob and homelands. This exhibition is about the healing of our people and healing of our country.

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 Oct 11 Group Exhibition – Peter Godwin, Clara Hali, Roy Jackson, Kevin Norton, Ann Thomson, Peter Powditch and Joe Furlonger.

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Thurs-Sat 1.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 6 Max Lawrence White.
Oct 10 to 20 (opening Wed Oct 10, 6-8pm) Nicola McClelland.
Oct 24 to Nov 10 (opening Wed Oct 24, 6-8pm) Sandra Curry.

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.
Glass Artists’ Gallery:
Featuring Sunshine Coast glass artists, Sean O’Donoghue and Jonathon Westacott.
Gauge Gallery:
Oct 9 to 21 Once by happenstance – paintings and ceramics by Geoff Hargraves, Lyndall McCulloch, Susannah Paterson and Fiona Smith.
Oct 23 to 28 Fred Fink – paintings.

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.
Oct 13 to Nov 10 Desert Legend by Tommy Watson – a celebration of life and tjukurrpa, this curation of masterpieces and museum quality works, including many previously unexhibited works, showcases the soaring talent of this recently deceased desert master. Never before have so many of Watson’s major, seminal works been exhibited in one space. Artworks include the groundbreaking 2013 piece featured in The Australian newspaper and many more.

Tommy Watson, My Country, 183 x 244cm

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 Oct 16 Form / Surface / Structure – an exhibition of ceramic sculpture.
Oct 19 to Nov 16 Table Talk: tableware by Australian ceramicists.

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 11.00 to 4.00 (during exhibitions).
Oct 4 to Nov 3 (opening and winner announcement Wed Oct 3, 6-8pm) Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship. The 2018 finalists are Ciaran Begley, Penelope Cain, Eugene Choi, Kalanjay Dhir and Kate Scardifield.

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.

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.
Oct 8 to 31 (opening Sat Oct 13, 2-4pm with the artist) Clem Millward: 70 years behind the Easel 1948-2018 – paintings and drawings. Opening invitation extended to all our clients (and also all past students of Clem) to celebrate Clems launch of his exhibition of 50 paintings.

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.
Oct 6 to 27 (opening Sat Oct 6, 2-4pm) LIFEBLOOD – Square1 @ GCS Gallery. A group show presenting a snapshot of the creative community of Square One Studios, Alexandria. Finissage: Sat Oct 27, 2-4pm.

Bob Newman, Sq1 studios@GCS Gallery
Courtesy 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.

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 Oct 14 Octennial: Reg Mombassa & Peter O’Doherty – the celebrated art of Reg and Pete returns to Manly Art Gallery & Museum including recent and early works featuring Mombassaís iconic ‘allegorical landscapes’ and O’Doherty’s studies of deceptively mundane domestic and suburban Australian scenes.

Peter O’Doherty, Somewhere to live, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152cm
Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Oct 19 to Dec 2 Against The Tide: Robert Dickerson – important works from private collections will bring one of Australia’s greatest figurative artists into the spotlight and provide a special opportunity for Manly Art Gallery & Museum audiences. Large-scale paintings feature, along with Dickerson’s acclaimed and evocative drawings from a career spanning more than 70 years.
Oct 19 to Dec 2 Impart – recent works by the ceramics teachers at the TAFE NSW, Northern Beaches and Hornsby campuses in recognition of the vital contribution art education makes to our local communities and to the broader cultural landscape. It also acknowledges their parallel and connected roles as both practising artists and teachers.
Oct 19 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. Dr Jennifer Anson from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy collaborates with the artists on this project.

Julia Sample, Once, high on the hill, etching, 39 x 61.5cm
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 Nov 18 Mosman Art Prize 2018 – an annual acquisitive prize for painting, and the oldest and most prestigious local government art award in Australia. The 2018 Prize will be judged by artist and former Prize winner Cressida Campbell.

Jumaadi, Some kind of record, 2017, acrylic on found card index dividers, 119 x 99cm
Winner of 2017 Mosman Art Prize

To Dec 2 Catriona Pollard: Exhalation of the Trees – fibre artist Catriona Pollard explores our connection and disconnection with nature by shape-shifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and seedpods into shapes that celebrate the abundance of nature.

Catriona Pollard, Atlantis, 2018, Cocos Palm sheath, Bangalow Palm inflorescence and copper, 155 x 22 x 6cm

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.
Oct 13 to 20 The Spring Table by Katherine Mahoney.

Pittwater Artists Trail
Open Studios Weekend: Oct 13 to 14, 10am-5pm
Visit the working studios of 19 artists across 11 great Northern Beaches locations! Map available on website.
During the first two weeks in October, preview the work of these artists in the upstairs gallery of Framer’s Warehouse at 1/80 Darley Street, Mona Vale in a pre-trail exhibition.

Ingrid Kwong, Littlescapes, for Pittwater Artists Trail

Fiona Verity for Pittwater Artists Trail

65 Berry Street, North Sydney 2060.
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.
Sept 27 to Oct 21 (opening Sat Sept 29, 1-4pm) Surfacing by Catriona Pollard. Read more…

Catriona Pollard, Dream Our Dream
Courtesy the artist and Sydney Road Gallery

Catriona Pollard, Lunar Dance, 2018, wonga wonga vine, jacaranda stalks, charcoal, 108 x 175 x 15cm
Courtesy the artist and Sydney Road Gallery

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077.
(02) 9847-6893.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 17 to 28 Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition – celebrate the best local and national visual arts at the ninth annual Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition. Artists submitted entries across five categories, including, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, 3D works or Digital Art – Stills. The exhibition is simultaneously hosted at two venues, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre and Hornsby Library, and is presented as part of the 2018 Festival of the Arts. Visit
Oct 30 to Nov 4 (opening Fri Nov 2, 6.30-8.30pm) Of memory and change… an exhibition by the 2017 Wallarobba outstanding local artist, Lyndall Beck. Join the artist on a journey through time and place, memory and change in Hornsby Shire, in northern Sydney. Through the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture and screen, Beck has recollected and documented the people, spaces, buildings and landscapes of the area where she has resided for her whole life. With the changes to the local urban, rural and social environments that Hornsby Shire is currently experiencing, the exhibition provides an opportunity to pause, remember and appreciate. Artist talk: Sun Nov 4, 2-3pm, in the Veranda Gallery. Both events are free. Visit to register attendance, and for more information.  Presented as part of the 2018 Festival of the Arts.

Lyndall Beck, Little boxes
Courtesy the artist and Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

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 Oct 13 A Private Collection – works by Imants Tillers, Robert Macpherson and Robert Hunter.
Oct 25 to Dec 1 Poetically Microscopic by Robert Klippel – sculpture and works on paper from the 1980s.

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.
Oct 10 to 27 (opening Wed Oct 10 with the artist) Paul Connor – Art Atrium in association with Live in Art: 515 Crown Street, Surry Hills.
Oct 17 to Nov 3 (opening Sat Oct 20 with the artist) Clinton Nain.
Oct 29 to Nov 11 (opening Tues Oct 30 with the artist) Sophie Dunlop at Live in Art: 515 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Oct 3 to 21 Painted from My Life by William Robinson.

13 Gurner Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9358-4968.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Oct 3 to 20 Shells – Kathleen Berney, Liz Gemmell, Beth Hatton, Irene Manion and Barbara Rogers.

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 Oct 20 Group Exhibition – Peter Godwin, Clara Hali, Roy Jackson, Kevin Norton, Ann Thomson, Peter Powditch and Joe Furlonger.
Oct 26 to Nov 17 Here Now by Dedy Sufriadi and Indra Dodi. Presented by The Nock Art Foundation.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
From Oct 20 Brett Whiteley – Works on Paper.

Brett Whiteley, Lipstick, 1981, edition 50 plus APs, colour lithograph, collage and nail polish, 107 x 76cm
Courtesy the artist and 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 Oct 14 Impromptu by A J Taylor.

AJ Taylor, Wattle and Box, Spring Creek, 2018, oil on canvas, 86 x 91cm
Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary

To Oct 14 New Ground by Ildiko Kovacs.
Oct 18 to Nov 11 The Ties that bind by Fiona Lowry.

Ildiko Kovacs, Sunrise, 2018, oil paint and graphite on plywood, 90 x 60cm
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.
Oct 2 to 14 Ceramics.
Oct 12 to 14 Roger Beale at Wombat Hollow Forum.
Oct 16 to 28 Birds.

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 Oct 7 Stephen Bird, and James McGrath.
Oct 10 to 28 Chris Langlois.
Olsen Annexe:
74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 20 to Nov 11 Claudia Damichi.

Project Gallery 90
90 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021.
Artist-run concept space.
To Oct 10 Peter Berner.
Oct 11 to 24 Linda Sherman.
Oct 27 to Nov 7 Group Show.

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 Oct 13 Michael Parekowhai.
Oct 18 to Nov 10  (opening Sat Oct 20, 4-6pm) Rainbow Serpent by Daniel Boyd.
Oct 25 to Nov 17 (opening Thurs Oct 25, 6-8pm) Marley Dawson.

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.
Oct 10 to Nov 3 Main Gallery: Received Landscapes new works in glass by Brenden Scott French. Gallery Two: Inflorescence new works in ceramic by Cathy Franzi.

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.
Sept 27 to Oct 16 Everyday Mix-Ups by Joanna Gambotto.
Oct 18 to Nov 1 Storyfeast by Josh Butler.
Also, Elgas Kids Art Prize entries now open, closing Sun Oct 21. Online submission and details at

Josh Butler, Flourish, coloured pencil and string on paper, 100 x 60cm

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
Oct 13 to Nov 6 Dagmar Cyrulla: I Am.
Dagmar Cyrulla explores what is to be human – the home rituals, the myriad of choices made, and the moments had, incorporating a particular focus on the complex relationship women have with the virtual world.

Eastern Suburbs

Sculpture by the Sea: Bondi 2018
Oct 18 to Nov 4 The 22nd annual Sculpture by the Sea – exhibition presents over 100 sculptures from across the world, along the 2km Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk. A free public event.

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Woollahra Council Chambers
536 New South Head Road, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9391-7000.
Oct 20 to Nov 11 The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2018 – finalist exhibition; Mon-Fri 9-5pm, Sat-Sun 10-4pm. Includes artist talks and workshops. Visit website for full program.

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 – 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 Oct 14 We are all connected to Campbelltown (one way or another). Read more…
Also, Australian Artist of the 80s.

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 Oct 21 Soft Centre.
Oct 6 to Nov 11 Landless Bodies.
Also, Oceania Rising: Wayfinders.
Oct 27 to Nov 18 Bravery Unmasked.

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 Oct 21 Alexander McKenzie: The adventurous gardener – the first major solo exhibition for artist Alexander McKenzie, known for his evocative luminous landscape paintings. Read more…

Alexander McKenzie, More than many sparrows, 2018, oil on linen, 197 x 350cm
Photograph: Jenni Carter. Stephen Fitzgerald Collection
Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

Nov 10 to Jan 29, 2019 Weapons for the Soldier – a major exhibition that brings together both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists as they explore their connection to protecting land and country.

Reko Rennie, Warriors come out to play, 2016, acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on linen
Courtesy the artist and Blackartprojects, Melbourne

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 Oct 26 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.
Oct 10 to Nov 9 Circuit Breaker – a collection of artworks made by the residents of Odyssey House NSW, an adult residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program located in south-western Sydney.

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 Oct 21 As part of the 2018 Curators’ Intensive presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, two emerging curators have been selected to curate an exhibition at Peacock Gallery:
Tongues – Yeliz Yorulmaz, Kai Wasikowski and Eugene Choi respond to the theme of identity through language, reflecting particularly on how their exposure to linguistic diversity has influenced them, and in addition, how their art practice fits into this layered understanding and correspondence. Curated by Isabel Rouch.

Yeliz Yorulmaz, That’s Not What I Thought, 2017, cardboard, papier-mâché, steel, cement, paint, household items, 190 x 163 x 46cm

Chapter One: Thinking through it is a project that exists as a reading room, research space and open studio. Hannah Donnelly, Thea Jones, Shivanjani Lal, Nikki Lam, Anja Loughhead, Stephen Pham and Jason Phu work with different materials and methods to craft works that explore place in relation to the self. Curated by Sabrina Baker.

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.
To Nov 11 Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply.
Also, Leonora Howlett: from the Head and the Heart, and Samuel Quinteros.

Justene Williams, The Joy of Life After Matisse/Madonna/Marcel (video still), 2014
Courtesy the artist, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

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.
Oct 15 to Jan 18, 2019 Mind the Gap – Tending the Interface of Art & Therapy featuring works by Andrew Brombley, 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.