April 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 April 28 ARTEXPRESS 2019, and Chinese bible – revolution and art in China.
March 29 to July 21 The National 2019 – new Australian art.
April 13 to July 14 From where I stand.
April 27 to Aug 11 The essential Duchamp.

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.
March 28 to April 8 Unheimlich by Olivia Arnold.
Also, Pinpointed by Allan Garlick, and Corium by Jo Nolan & Adam Gottlieb.
April 11 to 22 All cats have nine lives by Alexandra Jonscher.
Also, Falling in Autumn by Andrew Ensor.
April 25 to May 6 Masters exhibition by UNSW Art + Design.
Also, I’d Like to Know You Better by Ruby Berry & Nadia Indrid Hooton, and Little Johnny Battler by Martin James.

Harbour View Hotel
18 Lower Fort Street, Dawes Point (The Rocks) 2000.
Enquiries: (02) 9235-1533
Exhibition open to the public 10.00 to 4.00
April 18 to 26 The Gallipoli Art Prize 2019 finalist exhibition.
Winner to be announced on Wed April 17.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
A new exhibition, featuring as its hero painting, a large and impressive canvas reminiscent of the 1990’s and Ken Done’s vision of Sydney in summer, can be viewed during April. Major canvases also on display have been inspired by the artist’s latest trip to Toberua Island in Fiji and quintessentially, Sydney Harbour. A selection of new, small works on canvas in a variety of subjects completes the hang. Limited edition prints, including a new reef print of ‘Ultramarine coral head’ (2018), edition of 100, posters and other art related products are available for sale in the gallery shop.

Ken Done, Dive 2, 2019, oil and acrylic on linen, 183 x 152.5cm.
Courtesy the artist and 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.
To April 19 A Scholar’s Feast: Old and New.

Lion Gate Lodge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 2000.
March 30 to April 14 Botanica: The 20th Anniversary Exhibition. Celebrating 20 years of Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition.

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 June 10 Janet Laurence: After Nature. Read more…

Janet Laurence, Cellular Gardens (Where Breathing Begins) (detail), 2005, stainless steel, mild steel, acrylic, blown glass, rainforest plants, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 2005. Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

March 30 to June 23 The National 2019: New Australian Art.

Eugenia Lim, The Australian Ugliness (still), 2018, multi-channel high-definition video installation, colour, sound. Photograph: Tom Ross. 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.
To July 21 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.
To May 5 The Whiteley at 20: Twenty years of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship was established by Ms Beryl Whiteley who generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, to provide young painters the opportunity to travel to Paris. Since its inception in 1999, 20 young painters have followed in the footsteps of Whiteley who won the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship in 1959. The exhibition features Sally Anderson, Alice Byrne, Mitch Cairns, James Drinkwater, Petrea Fellow, Becky Gibson, Nathan Hawkes, Alan Jones, Nicole Kelly, Belem Lett, Lucy O’Doherty, Wayde Owen, Timothy Phillips, Tom Polo, Ben Quilty, Karlee Rawkins, Samuel Wade, Amber Wallis, Natasha Walsh and Marcus Wills, alongside of Whiteley. Presented with the support of the Art Gallery of New South Wales through the Beryl Whiteley Bequest.

Brett Whiteley at work in the studio, circa 1964
© the estate of Tony Evans/Timelapse Library Limited 2019
Courtesy S.H. Ervin Gallery

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
Free entry.
Daily to 5.00, Thurs to 8.00.
Free volunteer-led tours Mon-Thurs 12.00, and curator tours Fri 12.00 (excludes public hols).
To Oct 13 Quick March! The Children of World War I – a fascinating glimpse into the lives of children 100 years ago, and how they contributed to the war effort.

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.
April 12 to May 26 By All Estimates – Rathin Barman, Jessica Bradford, Erika Tan and Moses Tan.

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 4.00.
April 12 to June 21 Coexistences: Portraits of Today’s Japan.

Laura Liverani, Tokyo. Shihori, 42, office worker, wearing Zentai at a friend’s home, 2016

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.
April 3 to 13 Charles Hebert.
April 17 to 27 Andrew Battye.

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 April 18 After Technology curated by Stella Rosa McDonald and Eleanor Zeichner.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 4 HOT BLOOD – presents a group of artists who confound outmoded expectations about China, reflecting unflinchingly on the most uncomfortable truths of our age.

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.
To April 13 Anniversary pukulpa. Katu parpakani! (Happy Anniversary. Flying High!) – Anangu artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the northwest of South Australia.
April 18 to May 11 ritinguru munu kuwari kutu, Anangu walka wiru mantanguru pakani! From a long time ago till now, Anangu people’s vibrant art rises up from their country! – emerging female artists from Kaltjiti Arts of Fregon Community within the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Read more…

Carolanne Ken, Kaltjiti Arts, Minyma Makuli (The crippled woman), acrylic on Belgian linen, 153 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and APY Gallery

51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
April 4 to 20 Love song dedications by Fabrizio Biviano.
Also, Group Show.

Fabrizio Biviano, Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone, oil on canvas, 122 x 183cm. 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 April 28 Just Not Australian.

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 April 27 Old Way and New Way / Yarr Wetimbi yi Yarr Marrgu by Kieren Karritpul and Patricia Marfurra.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Fri, 12.00 to 6.00. Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To April 18 Gretchen Albrecht.

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 8970-2999.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.30.
Established in 1986, Firstdraft is Australia’s longest running artist-led organisation.

Frances Keevil Gallery
Bay Village, 28-34 Cross Street, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9327-2475.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 14 The Figure in Wire wall sculptures by Gwen Robson.
Also, Hill End by Bahman Kermany.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Oliver Lardner.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun-Tues by appt.
March 27 to April 20 Simon Blau and Louise Gresswell.

Louise Gresswell, Untitled (red with blue), 2018, oil on board, 34 × 27cm. 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 exhibition details.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To April 10 Big Gold Monochrome Paintings by David Serisier.
April 12 to May 15 Amelia Carroll.

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.
To April 17 Garry Foye, and Oliffe Richmond.

Garry Foye, Afternoon Excursion, acrylic on paper, 76 x 106cm
Courtesy the artist and Robin Gibson Gallery

Oliffe Richmond, Five drawings for sculpture, one biped 1966 pen & ink, 25×19cm. Courtesy the artist and Robin Gibson Gallery

April 24 to May 15 Jeff Rigby, and Anne Wienholt.

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 14 Velveteen by Ali Noble – an exhibition that presents experiments with the material properties between textiles, steel and concrete.

Ali Noble, Lustre Cluster, 2018, velvet, velveteen, cotton, glue, interfacing,
52 x 45cm. Photograph: Richard Healey-Finlay. Courtesy the artist and STACKS Projects

April 18 to May 5 (opening Wed April 17, 6-8pm) What are we left with by Robin McIntyre Hearfield. Who are we made of? What are we left with? Robin McIntyre Hearfield’s Re-compositioned video installation, featuring 12 artists and seven different languages.

Robin Hearfield, What are we left with, 2017, 1080 HD video screen grab still. 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.
March 27 to April 13 From Atapuerca to Uluru by Oscar Martin de Burgos.

Oscar Martin de Burgos, Rainbow snake, 2018, Mixed technique, 125 x 53 x 34cm. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

April 24 to May 11 foxfires by Luke Hardy. An associated exhibition of the Head On Photo Festival.

Luke Hardy, kitsune-bi [foxfires] VII, 2018, pigment print on archival art paper, image 60 x 60cm
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.
To June 1 Rhythm Sequence by Gemma Smith, curated by José Da Silva. Read more…
Also, Order of Events by Elliott Bryce Foulkes and Maria Smit, and Fragile Fantasy by Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer.

57-59 Macleay Street, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9356-3663, 0418-634-712.
Director: Kerry Crowley OAM.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
April 4 to May 4 Frame Work by Peter Adsett.

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. April 6 to 27 Wanambi – an exhibitin of five Yolnu artists from Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala, Northern Territory.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9697-6000.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art.
Supporting Australian artists.

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.
March 28 to April 27 (opening Thurs March 28, 6-8pm) The Coast by Marina Finlay.
Q and A: Sat April 13, 5pm. RSVP via email.

409b George Street , Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
April 10 to May 5 (opening Sat April 13, 3-5pm) Our Common Bond – Duha Ali, Atong Atem, Lara Chamas, Dean Cross, Amala Groom, Pamela Leung, Jason Phu and Siying Zhou. Curated by Olivia Welsh. Read more…

Lara Chamas, Vegemite is Halal 2.0, 2018, translated label in vinyl print, edition of 3, 10 x 10 x 10cm. 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. April 4 to 28 Joan Ross.

SOHO Galleries Sydney
Waterloo Design Centre, 105/197 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9326-9066
Fax 9358-2939.
Daily trading, closed public holidays.
April 6 to 30 Soho Galleries Sydney: Group exhibition, group paintings and sculpture.

John Scott, Creation Scape, mixed medium on canvas, 129 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Soho Galleries Sydney

April 1 to 30 ArtPark Australia Sculpture, exhibition Sydney Australia – Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk & Exhibition.

Chris Flenley, Deflect, 6mm, Corten Steel, 270 x 40 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Soho Galleries Sydney

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 2 to May 4 (opening Sat April 6, 3-5pm) Bright Night by Janet Dawson.

Janet Dawson, Studio Moonphase, 2018, oil on canvas. 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 April 20 Narcissus by Angela Tiatia.
Also, Everything is Waiting by Joanna Lamb.
April 27 to June 2 at Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore: Adeela Suleman.

Utopia Art Sydney
72 Henderson Rd, Alexandria 2015.
(02) 9699-2900.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
April 6 to 27 (opening Sat April 6, 3-5pm) Tribute To A Master by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. Legendary Pintupi artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa has retired from painting. Renowned for his bold colour and geometric form, Tribute to a Master will showcase major works by the artist spanning more than a decade.

Inner West Marrickville Balmain

AIRspace Projects
10 Junction Street, Marrickville 2204.
Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 first three weeks of the month.
April 5 to 28 Gallery 1: Jacqui Driver.
Gallery 2: Eleanor Amiradaki.
The Cranny: Annelies Jahn.
Deep Space: George Alexander.

Annandale Galleries
110 Trafalgar Street, Annandale 2038.
(02) 9552-1699.
Directors: Bill Gregory and Anne Gregory (members of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 3 to 27 (opening Wed April 3, 6-8pm) Ben Ali Ong.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
April 2 to 22 Lesley Giovanelli will undertake the 15th Project Space Project. The Project Space Project is an experiment with exhibition practice in which artists develop artwork in Articulate over a two-three week period, leaving the decision about if or when to open it to the public, later in that period.
April 27 to May 12 (opening Fri April 26, 6-8pm) Place and Image – Curtis Ceapa, Merilyn Fairskye, John Gillies, Yvette Hamilton, Therese Keogh, Kate Scott, Margaret Seymour, Sarah Woodward and others. April 2 to 22 Articulateupstairs: Eva Simmons will work in ArticulateUpstairs as the 16th Project Space Project.
April 27 to May 12 (opening Fri April 26, 6-8pm) Vsevolod Vlaskine photographs.
See blogspot for further details.

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. April 11 to June 2 (opening Thurs April 11, 6-8pm) Warriors for the Environment. As Aboriginal people, we have always had a connection to the land. The land is one with us and it is important to look after the land. Our elders would teach and tell us stories of why it is important to protect our waterways, country and maintain our traditional and spiritual connection to the land through song, art, language and ceremony. This exhibition is about how we as Aboriginal artists contribute to caring for the environment.

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.
May 1 to 14 (opening Wed May 1, 6-8pm) Objects Real and Imagined by Kim Isgro-Attwood.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Contact: 0414-897-138.

Defiance Gallery
47 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 17 to May 9 Defiance Group Exhibition.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Free entry.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 14 Unknown Scripture – exploring personal and communal relationships to religiosity, mysticism and ritual, realities and unrealities, and societal truths and norms. Featuring works by Eugene Choi, Georgia Frew, Richard Kean, Harley Ives, Liam Garstang, Robin Hungerford and Sara Oscar. Curated by Liam Garstang.

Factory 49
49 Shepherd Street, Marrickville 2204.
(02) 9572-9863.
Facebook: Factory 49
Instagram: Factory.49
Thurs-Sat 1.00 to 6.00.
To April 6 Patrizia Biondi.
April 10 to 20 Caroline Collom.
From April 24 Large Sculpture Show.

Caroline Collom, Together, 2019, powder coated steel, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Factory 49

Glass Artists’ Gallery (upstairs)
Gauge Gallery (street level)
68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Tel/Fax (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. Kate Owen Gallery is a member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
April 13 to May 12 Seven Sisters – a stellar show depicting tales of lust, love, passion and danger. Experience the stories of the seven ancestral sisters as they travel across land and sky. Artists include Athena Nangala Granites, Andrea Adamson and Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi.

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Seven Sisters Dreaming, acrylic on linen, 105 x 205cm. 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, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
April 5 to May 7 A Fresh Perspective: Graduate Students – new ceramics from Brookvale, Gymea and Hornsby TAFE, NAS, SCA, and UNSW Art & Design.

Bree Dawn Cribben, Vacillations, 2018, earthenware, pigment, acrylic, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Nettie Sumner, Suspended, 2019, ceramic, metal, wood, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

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.

One plus 2 Artist Studios
483 Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield 2040.
April 6 to 7, 10am to 4pm Between Heaven and Earth Landscape – exhibition featuring artists from One plus 2 artist studio. Browse the artist studios of Anya Pesce, Barbara Aroney, Barbara Hardacker, Carl Milton, Chris Stevenson, Christine Stewart, Christine Webb, Deirdre Keenaghan, Denny Hoffman, Dot Wilkin, Eleanor Er, Elizabeth Jakubiw, Felicia Finlayson, Fiona Chaplin, Fred Fink, Gail Barford, Helen Sanderson, Joan Rabinowitz, John McRae, Judith Johnson, Justin Parker, Libby Dunn, Margaret Wright, Mariola Smarzak, Mary Johnson, Michon Collins, Nathan Andrew Evans, Owen Ratner, Pamela Honeyfield, Paul Mallam, Sarah Gibson, Sharon Jacobson, Sharon Kitching, Sue Macleod-Beere, Susan Carrasco, Sydney Pemberton, Toni Messiter, Vicki Bosworth and Virginia Glover. As part of the Inner West Creative Trail.

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).
To April 13 Pillar to Post – Hany Armanious, Rose Nolan, Ronnie Van Hout, Sean Kerr, Jelena Telecki, Justene Williams, Biljana Jancic, Elise Harmsen, Mitchel Cumming, Scott Donovan, Shane Haseman, Margaret Brink and Alex Gawronski.

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

The Women’s Library
8-10 Brown Street, Newtown 2042.
Closed Mon.
To April 4 Herland: In search of a Female Utopia, curated by Freÿa Black.

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.

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove 2066.
(02) 9428-4898.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat 10.00 to 2.30, closed public hols.
May 1 to April 18 (opening Thurs May 2, 6-8pm) Arboreta imaginari [imagine trees] by Colin Husband. A solo exhibition all about trees, it features photographs that have distinct painterly qualities. In this series, trees untethered are rerooted in wholly constructed landscapes built of scraps and snatches of other lives, places and times. For in trees is rooted our deepest sense of place and purpose. A Head-On Photo Festival associated exhibition.
To June 29 The Hidden Garden by Travis De Vries. There is a valley deep in the heart of the Australian bush that is the original site of the Garden of Eden, the real tree of knowledge and the terrible secret behind Adam and Eve’s story. In The Hidden Garden, De Vries reveals the true story of the garden. Unfolding through the lens of a fable, handed down from elder to initiate in the rite of passage as old as time. The Hidden Garden will feature paintings, soundscape and immersive installation artworks. This major solo exhibition by Travis De Vries is an outcome of his two residencies at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios and at the Australian Museum, both in 2018. Supported by Lane Cove Council.

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.
April 4 to May 9 (opening Sat April 6, 2-4pm) The Hawkesbury. The Hawkesbury River tides, mangroves and mudflats, weathered jetties, bridges and oyster leases are reference points that frame and link the artists, Lyndall Beck, David Collins and Viola Dominello, to an unruly and spectacular coastal river landscape. Curated by Elisabeth Cummings.

Viola Dominello, Mangrove Reflections, Hawkesbury (detail), oil painting. 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.

Incinerator Art Space
2 Small Street, Willoughby 2068.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 28 Express Yourself 2019 – a significant annual curated exhibition of artworks by HSC Visual Arts students from the 20 high schools across Sydney’s Northern Beaches region. Curated by Ross Heathcote. In conjunction with Express Yourself, two awards are granted annually to students featured in the exhibition; the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society Youth Art Award and the Theo Batten Bequest Youth Art Award, presented to a student continuing tertiary study in the arts. As part of ARTMONTH, Sydney.

Blake Beveridge, Head first, St Paul’s College, Manly. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Also, Valerie Taylor – Taylor is recognised around the world as a pioneer ocean explorer, marine conservationist, cinematographer, photographer and author. Less well-known is her first career as an illustrator and cartoonist. For this exhibition, the words and paintings of ‘Melody the Mermaid: Adventures in the Kingdoms of the Sea’ leap onto the gallery walls and take you on a literary and visual journey through the exhibition space and story.

Valerie Taylor, Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques, watercolour on paper. 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.
March 30 to April 28 Artists of Mosman: 2088 – this exhibition is an excellent survey of the region’s thriving artistic community showcasing contemporary artworks across the mediums of painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Artists of Mosman: 2088 continues the rich tradition of art-making within Mosman which has been upheld by scores of artists, writers and poets throughout the 20th century to the present day.

Paul F Williams, Blue study (detail), c. 2018, acrylic on canvas, 102 x 92cm. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

March 30 to June 9 Cordelia Beresford: Disappointing Doll is inspired by a photograph from a Sydney asylum c.1870: the image of a girl recorded as ‘Orphan child aged 3’. The work explores how everyday female experiences have historically been deemed unworthy of intellectual consideration; and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s ideas on how children use dolls to seek boundaries of their own self. It combines gesture with cinematic devices to evoke a psychological space, one where shame and seclusion from the outside world lead girls in institutionalised care to stand in for imagined mothers, sisters and lovers; and where childish play echoes through the bodies of grown women.

Cordelia Beresford, Disappointing Doll (still), 2019, 2 channel HD video installation, stereo sound. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

65 Berry Street, North Sydney 2060.
Mon-Fri 12.00 to 4.30.
Project [504] is a studio + gallery with a large portfolio of artists including regular finalists in the Archibald Prize, the Doug Moran and the Sulman Prize.

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077.
(02) 9847-6572.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

White Rhino Artspace
Level 1, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00.
Refer to website.
April 3 to 28 Songs of myself a solo show by Tracy Stirzaker.

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 April 18 Carl Plate – The Last Show He Never Had paintings and collages from 1971-1976.

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
April 9 to May 5 Recent Work by Michael Fitzjames.
Also, Lewis Miller.

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

Cement Fondu
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 12 Stop Peeping – Wong Ping (HK), Ren Hang (1987-2017) (CHN), Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (KR), Miao Ying (CHN) and Jason Phu. Read more..

Wong Ping, Stop Peeping, 2014, single channel animation video. Courtesy the artist, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong and Cement Fondu

Cooee Art Gallery
326 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8057-6789.
Director: Adrian Newstead.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun-Mon 10.00 to 3.00.
Australia’s oldest Indigenous art gallery.
April 11 to May 2 Light, Bright & White by Kathleen Ngal and Paddy Bedford.

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.
April 10 to May 2 Dominic Welch and Bridget McCrum. Presented by Messums UK.

Bridget McCrum, Eclipse Bronze, edition of 9. 105 x 42 x 17cm. Courtesy the artist and Defiance Gallery at Mary Place

Dominic Welch, Dorsalis Bronze, edition of 11, 42 x 35 x 7cm. Courtesy the artist and Defiance Gallery at Mary Place

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 April featured artist James Gleeson, and other works by – G Shead, T Storrier, B Whiteley, C Canning, Del Kathryn Barton, R Dickerson, R Crooke and E Macleod.

James Gleeson, Constructors, oil on board, 41 x 51cm. 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.
April 6 to May 11 The feeling of things by Jane Bustin.

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
April 4 to 28 Autumn Group Exhibition.
Also, Duotones by Tim Maguire.

Tim Maguire, Orange Trumpet Duotone, 2018, archival pigment print, 152 x 227cm. 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.
April 2 to 14 Rocco Fazzari, and Melissa Selby Brown.
April 16 to 28 Thomas Kuss.

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 April 14 Olsen Ormandy. April 17 to 28 Group Exhibition. 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 April 13 John Wolseley. Also, Angela Brennan.
April 18 to May 11 Tom Polo.

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.
April 3 to 27, 100th – Greg Daly’s 100th solo exhibition in ceramics.

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 April 2 Out and Back by Barbara Goldin.
April 4 to 16 The First Element: Ignite by Neelum Nand.

Neelum Nand, Tree of Life, media on canvas, 152 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Neelum Nand, Fire and Ice, mixed media on canvas, 76 x 76cm. 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.
April 13 to May 15 Abstraction: The Art of Being Inside featuring Judith White, Al Poulet and Genevieve Carroll.

Eastern Suburbs

Cooee Art Gallery
31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi Beach 2026.
(02) 9300-9233.
Director: Adrian Newstead.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Australia’s oldest Indigenous art gallery.
Also at 326 Oxford Street, Paddington. Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun-Mon 10.00 to 3.00.

Greater Sydney

Banksia Studio Art Gallery
14 Railway Street, Banksia 2216.
Artist in Residence: Nauha Dabboussy.
Space also available for self-run exhibitions on a weekly basis with no commission.
Through April Unframed paintings by Nauha Dabboussy for sale at a reduced prices for the first two weeks in April. Come and buy original art works at a fraction of the cost.

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

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 5 Suzanne Archer: Song of the Cicada. Read more…

Suzanne Archer, Kathy’s Flowers and Water Towers, 1978, acrylic and collage on canvas, 198 x 239.4cm. Purchased Watters Gallery, June 1979. Collection of Macquarie University. Photograph: Effy Alexakis, Photowrite. Courtesy the artist and Campbelltown Arts centre

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
A cultural facility of Liverpool City Council
1 Powerhouse Road,
Casula 2170 (access via Shepherd Street, Liverpool).
(02) 9824-1121.
Free entry. Ample parking available or alight at Casula Train Station.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 9.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
March 30 to May 12 CREATOR by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.
Also, Interregnum by Penelope Cain.

Penelope Cain, If there was a Conclusion to an Exctinction Event. Courtesy of the image collection, Ray Hely. Collection held by Liverpool City Library and The Australian Museum.

Also, Anatomies – Blake Established Artist Residency Exhibition featuring works by Robert Hague. Read more…

Robert Hague, What father knew, 2018, Stainless steel, paint. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse

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 April 22 ARTEXPRESS – showcasing a selection of Higher School Certificate artworks with students experimenting across a range of media and pushing aesthetic, thematic and formal boundaries. Presented by Hazelhurst in partnership with NSW Department of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority, this exhibition includes artwork by some of New South Wales’ most talented young artists.

Iris Li, Cultural Metamorphosis (detail), Graphic Design, St Ursula’s College. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts centre

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
(02) 9330-6444.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.
To April 18 Beyond the Bowl – Julie Bartholomew, Alexandra Chambers, Cobi Cockburn, Matthew Curtis, Merran Esson, Honor Freeman, Anita Larkin, Eloise Rankine, Kirstie Rea and Emma Varga.

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 May 31 Spy: Espionage in Australia – a National Archives of Australia touring exhibition which reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, presented by Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney Gallery.

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.
To May 10 After All – an exhibition by Visual Arts Staff of Bossley Park High School featuring works by Ann-Maree Ager, Melanie Cassin, Melissa Chaney, Louise Coleman, Zeina Iaali, Oliver Mai, Ty Tan and Sema Tara.

Zeina Iaali, Web illustration, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Margot Hardy Gallery

Louise Coleman, Untitled (detail), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Margot Hardy Gallery

Parramatta Artists’ Studios
Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150.
(02) 9806-5230.
Open during events and by appt.

Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio
Auburn Botanic Gardens,
cnr Chisholm and Chiswick streets, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8745-9794.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To April 7 Settlement Services International (SSI) in partnership with Peacock Gallery Auburn will take over the two gallery spaces to present work from recently arrived artists. Wide-ranging in theme and mediums this is a celebration of the diversity in Australia and the Cumberland LGA.
April 13 to 28 The annual Cumberland Art and Photography Awards showcase the work of talented local artists from across the Cumberland area. Entrants submit a variety of art and photographic works in nine different categories for the chance to win prizes and awards.

Art and Photography Awards
Courtesy Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio. Photograph Damian Shaw. Courtesy Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio

Penrith Regional Gallery, home of 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 April 27 Contemplating Affective Landscapes – showcases Dawne Fahey’s abstract landscape paintings.