December 2021 | January 2022 Listings

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Frances Keevil – Now Online
Exhibitions at Studio W Woolloomooloo
Contact Frances to view artworks and for art consulting by appt

(02) 9318-1122 
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00
Dec Dec 1 to 31 Places to fear (dragons and demons may be bathing), online exhibition by Mylyn Nguyen; Hygiene Practices, online exhibition by Carolyn Craig; Leslie Oliver, artist in focus; Just a Girl with an Ankle Tan by Lauren Ami, project.

Mylyn Nguyen, Haunted houses and cool places terrify me, 2021, pencil, acrylic, gouache, ink, paper, plastic, 4.5 × 7 × 6.5cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Carolyn Craig, Hygiene Practices #3, 2021, still images as photogravure, 16 × 16cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Leslie Oliver, Totem II, 2021, copper plated steel, 46 x 31 × 20cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Lauren Ami, Tongue, 2021, suede and embroidery on cotton duck, acrylic rod, 127 × 100cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

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.
To Feb 13, 2022 Family: Visions of a Shared Humanity – guest curated by Franklin Sirmans, the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Family: Visions of a Shared Humanity presents an important exhibition of video works by some of the most internationally renowned artists of our time.
To Feb 27, 2022 The Purple House – a celebration of leading Pintupi artists and their enduring legacy leading to the establishment of the Purple House.

Helicopter Joe Tjungurrayi, Wangkardu, 2001, synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas, 179.5 × 119.5cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2003. © the artist. Courtesy that artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales

To March 13, 2022 Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris – discover the joy of Matisse with over 100 works spanning six decades. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition offers an extraordinary immersion in the range and depth of one of the world’s most beloved, innovative and influential artists.
To April 3, 2022 Matisse Alive – a vibrant gallery-wide festival of Matisse featuring new work, projects and art from the collection.

China Cultural Centre in Sydney
Level 1, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
(02) 8228-3050.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 1.00 and 2.00 to 5.00.
Please check the website for exhibition information and updates.

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
Dec 2 to 13 Galleries 1 to 4: PorQue No 5 by BlueMelon – group show.
Jan 13 to 24, 2022 Fluffy by Artbomb in partnership with Sydney Festival.

KD ART2020
Live-in Artist Open Studio

To Dec 11 artist Katherine Dowty presents works on film paper, framed prints, drawings, sculpture and paintings, created in residence.
Viewing is by appt only. Meet and Greet: Wed’s and Sat’s, 2pm and 4pm. Meet outside Share Tea Room, Dixon Street Chinatown, Haymarket 2000. Contact

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
Daily 10.00 to 5.30.
The current exhibition includes some brand new Sydney Harbour, Chinamans Beach and underwater canvases alongside a selection of strong figurative and still life paintings.
Also on exhibition are a number of works on paper featuring subjects of the garden, beach, harbour and the outback by Ken Done. The artist’s brand new publication ‘Ken Done: Art Design Life’, a comprehensive and extensively illustrated monograph on Done’s art and design, celebrates the man, his life’s work and his legacy. Also available as a limited edition, including a small print and encased in a yellow Perspex sleeve. Limited edition prints, posters and other art related products, including four mini books published by Thames & Hudson, themed on the reef, the beach, Sydney Harbour and the outback, are available for sale in the gallery shop.

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 10 The 8th KAAF Art Prize has returned for 2021 featuring artworks by 68 finalists. Organised by the KAAF and supported by the KCC, it is an annual art prize and exhibition that aim to foster the multiculturalism in Australia.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 9.00. Closed Mon.
To Feb 6, 2022 Doug Aitken: New Era – plunge into the world of American artist Doug Aitken in this Sydney-exclusive exhibition. See installations, objects, photographs, and vast immersive multi-screen environments that will envelop you within a kaleidoscope of moving imagery and sound. Using light, reflection and multiplication, Aitken mesmerises visitors. His works lead us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

Doug Aitken, migration (empire), 2008, still. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, 303 Gallery, New York, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Victoria Miro, London, Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

To March 28, 2023 MCA Collection: Perspectives on place – explores the social and physical aspects of place. It has been imagined as an expanded map, which weaves together a picture of the world made from rituals, memories, metaphors, imprints and repurposed materials.

Kumpaya Girgirba, Kanu Nancy Taylor, Ngalangka Nola Taylor, Ngamaru Bidu, Wokka Taylor, Muuki Taylor, Jakayu Biljabu, Bowja Patricia Butt, Noelene Girgirba, Kalyu, 2014, installation view ‘MCA Collection: Perspectives on place’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2021, synthetic polymer paint on linen Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor, 2014, image courtesy and © the artists. Photograph: Jessica Maurer

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988.
Adult $15, conc. $12, family $38, members free, children under 5 years free.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
The Museum presents a diverse program of exhibitions and events.

S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW), Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. Please check website for updates before visiting.
To Dec 19 Portia Geach Memorial Award 2021 Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists.

Marie Mansfield, Anthea May or May Not. Winner Portia Geach Memorial Award 2021. Courtesy the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery

Jan 4 to March 20, 2022 Destination Sydney: The natural world is the third in a series of exhibitions between Manly Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery. The natural world will showcase artworks responding to the theme of Sydney as a place of creative endeavours, with a strong focus on the work of major Australian women artists, all connected by their concern for landscape, the natural world and the environment. It presents work by key artists whose art practice has become synonymous with the natural world – Merran Esson, Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Juz Kitson, Janet Laurence, Fiona Lowry, Bronwyn Oliver, Joan Ross, Caroline Rothwell and Robyn Stacey.

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
Free entry.
Visit the website for open hours and exhibition program.

Chippendale Central

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Gallery closed until further notice due to renovations.
Visit website for program updates.

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Dec 1 to 11 Scent of a Breeze by Kathy Liu.

Kathy Liu, How I remember that winter, 2021, oil on canvas, 76 × 102cm. Courtesy the artist and Sheffer Gallery

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 8 to May 22, 2022 Big in China – group show. What does it mean to make it Big in China? It is no easy feat to captivate the attention of over a billion wandering eyes and minds. How do we draw the focus of so many unique individuals and make them move in unison? The 12 artists in the exhibition show us that it is not simply brute force that drives a nation and its people. Rather, it is the grand and overarching narratives, outstanding creativity and unique art practices that have the power to move this population en masse.

East Sydney

APY Gallery Sydney
45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1173.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
The APY Gallery is a platform for emerging Indigenous artists from the APY Art Centre Collective;

51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Gallery hours vary.
Dec 7 to 19 (opening Tues Dec 7, 6-8pm) Rituals: following in my shadows painted objects, linocuts and wood engravings by Ian Kingsford-Smith. Tues-Fri 12.00 to 6.30, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 4 Hearthstone by Joshua Yeldham.

Joshua Yeldham, Smiths Creek, acrylic and cane on hand-carved board, 201.5 × 368.5cm framed. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Jan 11 to 29, 2022 Summer Salon group exhibition.

Kate Dorrough, Calligraphic Marks of a River Landscape, acrylic on linen, 152 × 168cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
Artspace is closed for redevelopment. We have temporarily relocated to the National Art School campus in Darlinghurst 2010 until late 2022.

Chalk Horse
167 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 18 Madeleine Pfull.

Madeleine Pfull, Caught I, oil on linen, 180 x 170cm. Photograph: Siversalt Photography. Courtesy the artist and Chalk Horse

Madeleine, Pfull, She wrote a book II, oil on linen, 120 x 180cm. Photograph: Siversalt Photography. Courtesy the artist and Chalk Horse

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
(02) 9357-2058, 0406-537-933.
Director: Jo Holder.
Open by appt. Please check website for exhibition program.
Nov 27 to Dec 18 Rise – Climate Change and Sea Levels.
Artist-in-residence in Jan 2022, by appt, via

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Established in 1986, Firstdraft is Australia’s longest running artist-led organisation.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Oliver Lardner.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt. Please check website for updates before visiting.
To Dec 11 Louise Tuckwell.
To Dec 21 Art Moments Jakarta – group show.
Also, Art Moments Jakarta Online – group show.

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun-Mon by appt.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 4 Notes on Falling by Ryan Hoffman.
Dec 9 to Jan 17, 2022 Palace Rose Garden by Luke Kennedy.

NAS Gallery
156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
Please check website for updates and exhibition program.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
Level 1, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9368-1900, 1800-046-282 (Mon-Wed 2.00 to 4.00 AEST).
NAVA is the national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector. Visit the website to find out about membership and the benefits.

Robin Gibson Gallery
278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 15 Andrew Hopkins.
Gallery closed from Dec 19 to Jan 26, 2022.

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
To Dec 11 Sky Talk by Amy Dynan.
The Gallery will be closed from Dec 12, reopening Feb 9, 2022 with our first exhibition for the year titled Soupçon.

Amy Dynan, wonderlust, 2021, pastel on paper, 101 × 75cm. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

STATION | Sydney
Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9055-4688.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 18 Bodily Feeling by Jahnne Pasco-White.
Jan 15 to Feb 12, 2022 THIS WORLD IS NOT FOR YOU by Paul Yore.

TAP Art Gallery
1/259 Riley Street, Surry Hills 2010.
Dec 8 to 18 full bush an exhibition of new art by Einar;, Instagram: @einarlandart.

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 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 11 Spinifex Arts Project – group exhibition. In association with Spinifex Arts Project, Tjuntjuntjara, Western Australia.

Art Atrium
12 Daniel Street (entrance on Daphne Street), Botany 2019.
Director: Simon Chan.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9697-6000, 1800-251-651.
Mon-Fri by appt.
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.
Please check website for open hours.
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.

GALLERY guy morgan artist
531 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 8021-4781.
Jan 28 to May 27, 2022 Friday Nights in the Gallery: until 10pm – Exhibitions, Artist Talks, Dinners, Music, Life Drawing and more. Presented as part of City of Sydney’s 2022 night time diversification program. Go online or contact the gallery for more information.

Sabbia Gallery
609 Elizabeth Street, Redfern 2016.
(02) 9361-6448.
Directors: Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 9 to Jan 29, 2022 Main Gallery: Together we tell our stories 2021: Indigenous Glass, Ceramics, Fibre + Sculpture. Reception Space: Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM – solo exhibition of ceramics and paintings. Annexe: Lynette Lewis & Jayanna Andy – duo exhibition of ceramics.
Gallery closed from Dec 23, reopening Jan 18, 2022.

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 18 (opening Sat Dec 4, 3-5pm) Shades of Summer – Deirdre Bean, Merran Esson, Rachel Fairfax, Steve Lopes and Ian Marr.
Gallery closed through Jan, reopening Feb 2022.

Merran Esson, Boulevard Bowl, 2016, ceramic and copper glaze, 28 × 45 × 40cm. 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 23 One long moment by Joanna Lamb.
Also, Inbetween Days by Tim Silver.

Tim Silver, Untitled (Inbetween Days), 2021, copper infused Forton MG, 17 x 52 x 45cm. Photograph: Jek Mauer. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 22 Papunya Tula Artists: 50 Years of Painting – when a small group of men began painting at Papunya in 1971 using a visual language derived from their own culture, no one could have imagined the significance it would have over the next five decades. Utopia Art Sydney presents large-scale paintings by the artists of Papunya Tula Artists to celebrate the world’s longest continuous art movement, which changed the face of art in Australia forever. For all enquiries please call or email Utopia Art Sydney.
The gallery is closed through Jan 2022.

The Wellington Gallery
2/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9197-0901.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Mon-Tues by appt.
To Dec 2 ESSE: essential nature or essence by Daniel Weber – a solo exhibition.

Inner West

Annandale Galleries
110 Trafalgar Street, Annandale 2038.
(02) 9552-1699, (02) 9566-4424.
Directors: Anne Gregory and Bill Gregory.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 11 William Kentridge Tapestries – tapestries, new aquatint etchings, HD film Sonnets. A monumental display of tapestries from William Kentridge showing dark silhouettes, the latest incarnation of the shadow figures.

William Kentridge, Lexicon (Forest), 2020, coffee-lift aquatint with drypoint, edition 32 of 40, 40 × 50cm. Courtesy the artist, Marguerite Stephens Tapestry Studio, Johannesburg and Annandale Galleries

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 5 Line Work #27 by Sue Pedley and Phaptawan Suwannakudt.
Dec 11 to 19 (opening Sat Dec 11, 2-5pm ) Articulate Turns eleven – new work by artists who have shown at Articulate over the previous 11 years.

LAN: Laurens Tan, Alex Wright, Noelene Lucas, LAN Play, 2021, inkjet print, 3D animation video, 65 × 1,500cm. Courtesy the artists and Articulate project space

Jan 14 to 31, 2022 (opening Sat Jan 15, 2-5pm) I believe you have something to tell me by Terry Hayes.
To Dec 5 Frieze an installation by Lesley Giovanelli.
Jan 14 to 31, 2022 (opening Sat Jan 15, 2-5pm) mov.doc. – Ciaran Begley, Linden Braye, Bet(tin)a Bruder, Sue Callanan, Juliet Fowler Smith, Gina Fenton, John Gillies, Adrian Hall, Laine Hogarty, Noelene Lucas, Anne Mosey, Mahalya Middlemist, Jacek Przybyszewski, Margaret Roberts, Margaret Seymour, Helen M Sturgess, Gary Warner, Sarah Woodward and Belinda Yee. A decade show of moving object/moving image works undertaken at Articulate over the previous ten years. Artists were invited to reflect on the nature of documentation with a new work responding to their previous one.

Ciaran Begley Writhe, 2019. Writhe will be documented as part of for mov.doc decade show at Articulate project space. Photograph: Peter Murphy

BACK ROOM: Articulate Turns eleven, and mov.doc continued. See blogspot for details.

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Mon-Wed by appt.
Browse in Gallery. Acquire online.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Sun-Mon.
To Jan 29, 2022 Made with Love – a survey exhibition celebrating the work and life of Euphemia Augustina Leoda Bostock, curated by Dr Bronwyn Bancroft.

Euphemia Augustina Leoda Bostock. Photograph: Sharon Hickey. Courtesy Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

Glass Artists’ Gallery
Upstairs Level 1, 68 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.
Tel/Fax (02) 9552-1552.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550-4433, 0431-390-880.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Kerrie Lowe Gallery specialises in contemporary ceramics. Located for over 30 years in North Newtown, the Gallery features constantly changing exhibitions of work by Australian ceramicists and is a great resource for collectors, professionals and students.
Dec 4 to 23 Christmas Collection – ceramics from our gallery artists with paintings, sculpture, jewellery and prints.
We will close over Christmas and reopen Jan 19, 2022 for the Summer Show until the end of the month.

Nichola Leeming, Walking Magpie Bowl, polished porcelain, sgraffito. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Nth Sydney Northern Beaches

Eden Gardens – Macquarie Park
Eden Unearthed: Art in the Gardens
307 Lane Cove Road (cnr Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park 2113.
To April, 2022 Eden Unearthed is a free COVID-19-safe outdoor event for all the family. Wander the spacious grounds and experience breathtaking contemporary artworks by 35 artists. Includes a kids’ art trail, workshops and more.

Basilios Papaioannou, Leonardi de Hawk. Courtesy the artist and Eden Gardens – Macquarie Park

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed through Dec and Jan 2022, re-opening Feb 5, 2022.

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 Café.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 12 Environmental Art & Design Prize – Northern Beaches 2021 – works by artists and designers who are engaged with the natural world, environmental renewal, regeneration and the circular economy. Presented across three Northern Beaches’ arts venues: MAG&M, Curl Curl Creative Space and Mona Vale Pop Up Gallery.

Debbie Symons, Sung, 2021, palm fronds, wire and fishing line. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Dec 15 to March 20, 2022 Aleta Wassell – a contemporary expression of dance, sound and art inspired by the natural landscape by young Aboriginal woman Aleta Wassell. This immersive exhibition is at the crossroads of traditional and contemporary artistic expression using percussive rhythms and synthetic sounds, and film. Dec 15 to March 20, 2022 Sydney Harbour: Treasures from the Vault – works from MAG&M’s collection of works depicting Sydney Harbour. It features recent acquisitions by Geoff Harvey, Rodney Pople, Wendy Sharpe, Nick Hollo and Richard Ashton.
Jan 4 to March 20, 2022 Destination Sydney: The natural world – this third exhibition between MAG&M, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery, showcases works responding to the theme of Sydney as a place of creative endeavours with a strong focus on the work of major Australian women artists, all connected by their concern for landscape and the environment. One exhibition, three venues, nine artists. Artists at MAG&M are Merran Esson, Fiona Lowry and Joan Ross. Presented as part of Sydney Festival 2022. Catalogue sponsored by the Gordon Darling Foundation.

Fiona Lowry, The waste, memory-wastes, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 198 × 168cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 12 Upacara: Ceremonial art from Southeast Asia.
Jan 4 to March 20, 2022 Destination Sydney: The natural world is the third in a series of exhibitions between Manly Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H. Ervin Gallery. The natural world will showcase artworks responding to the theme of Sydney as a place of creative endeavours, with a strong focus on the work of major Australian women artists, all connected by their concern for landscape, the natural world and the environment. It presents work by key artists whose art practice has become synonymous with the natural world – Merran Esson, Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Juz Kitson, Janet Laurence, Fiona Lowry, Bronwyn Oliver, Joan Ross, Caroline Rothwell and Robyn Stacey.

Janet Laurence, The force that through the green fuse drives the flower, 2021, plinths, lab glass, live indoor plants. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne

Jan 4 to March 20, 2022 Lisa Sammut: FULL CIRCLE is an exhibition of new work including objects and moving image that consider the length of a human life in connection to transitions and cycles in the cosmos; the circular, orbital, elliptical and eclipse. Drawing on historical astronomical diagrams and illustrations documenting the movements and appearance of comets, FULL CIRCLE loops between the earthly and otherworldly, bringing the human condition and cosmic forces into close relationship.

Lisa Sammut, FULL CIRCLE (detail), 2021. 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.

White Rhino Artspace
Level 1, TWT Precinct, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
Facebook + Instagram: @whiterhinoartspace
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, Sun-Tues by appt.

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. Mon-Tues open by appt only, always available on email.
To Feb 26, 2022 Summer 2021 – includes works by Lindy Lee, Robert Klippel, Michael Johnson, Rosemary Laing, Destiny Deacon, Shaun Gladwell and more.
The gallery will be closed for holidays from Dec 19, reopening for the year on Jan 27, 2022.

Michael Johnson, Study for Painting IV, 2010, mixed media on paper, 77 × 57cm paper; 97 × 76cm frame. Courtesy the artist Annette Larkin Fine Art

Robert Klippel, No. 430, 1982, bronze, from an edition of 6 + AP , 85 × 20.2 × 20.2cm. Courtesy Annette Larkin Fine Art

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177
Fax (02) 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 5 Ocean Pools by Fairlie Kingston.
Also, The days leave their skin behind by Nerissa Lea with special guest Reg Lynch.
Through Jan 2022 Summer Group Exhibition – gallery artists.

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
12 Mary Place, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9557-8483.
Director: Campbell Robertson-Swann.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 18 Defiance Award Winners 2020: Christopher Dewar and Fred Magro.
Jan 19 to Feb 5, 2022 Tony Slater: Young Street Musicians, Open Air Cafe. Also, Tony Slater: The suburbs to Uluru.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
Through Dec and Jan 2022 Works on Paper – J Kelly, B Whiteley, P Booth, E Mcleod, C Canning, M Olley, T Maguire, M Luccio, R Amor, M Woodward, G Proud, G Baldessin and F Williams.

John Kelly, Cow Stack, mixed media, 52 × 24cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Fax (02) 9331-7050.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
Dec 9 to 24 Summer Group Show.
Jan 6 to 30, 2022 Summer Group Show: Part 2.

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-4676.
Fax (02) 9380-8485.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 1 to 24 Bern Emmerichs.
Jan 18 to 30, 2022 Works From The Stockroom.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00. Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun-Mon.
To Dec 4 Laura Jones: Dirty Pretty Things.
Olsen Annexe:
74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 11 Monotypes by Laura Jones.

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.
Established in Sydney in 1982, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has a rich history of supporting contemporary art, having fostered the careers of some of the most influential Australian artists working today, including Tracey Moffatt, David Noonan, Fiona Hall, Patricia Piccinini, Bill Henson and Dale Frank.
To Dec 18 As soon as tomorrow by Imants Tillers.

SOHO Galleries Sydney
Celebrating 26 years
150 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025.
Also at 710 Military Road, Mosman 2088.
Group exhibitions of contemporary art, sculpture, wall relief, works on paper and ARTFraming.
ARTPark Australia: Contemporary Australian Sculpture – sculpture enquiries or 1800-646-131.

UNSW Galleries
Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols.
Jan 15 to March 6, 2022 (opening Sat Jan 15, 3pm) Izabela Pluta: Nihilartikel featuring new and recent works that reconceptualise the function of photographic images.

Izabela Pluta, An over air pursuit of likeness (formation 4), 2021. Courtesy the artist, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney and UNSW Galleries

Jan 15 to April 10, 2022 (opening Sat Jan 15, 3pm) Elizabeth Pulie: #117 (Survey), curated by James Gatt. A three-decade survey featuring works from Pulie’s conceptual projects: Decorative Paintings, Relational Art and End of Art, alongside ancillary Interim Works.

Elizabeth Pulie, One, 1988. Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Wagner Contemporary
2 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-6069, 0419-251-013.
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00, Mon by appt.
To Dec 9 Jo Young.

Eastern Suburbs

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf
548 New South Head Road, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9184-1016
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 5, the new Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf presents its inaugural exhibition with the annual Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2021 showcase of finalist works, celebrating the award’s 20-year anniversary.

Greater Sydney

Australia – China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
Ground floor, EA Building, Room EA.G.13, Parramatta Campus, cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2216.
(02) 9685-9943.
Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5.00.
Parking $9 per day.
Please check website for updates before visiting.
To Dec 20 Zhao Dalu Exhibition: The Lives 众生</bi> – landscape paintings, to portraits and pencil drawings.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Please check website for updates before visiting and exhibition program.
To Dec 10 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2021.
Jan 4 to March 13, 2022 Campbelltown Arts Centre (C-A-C) in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) presents Khaled Sabsabi: A Hope – the second chapter of a survey exhibition held across both venues.

Khaled Sabsabi, A self-portrait, 2014-2018 Photograph: Lorenzo Palmieri. Courtesy the artist, Milani Gallery, Queensland 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) 8711-7123.
Free entry.
Ample parking available or alight at Casula Train Station.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 5.00, Fri-Sat 9.00 to 9.00, Sun 9.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
To Jan 23, 2022 Looking at Painting – Nell, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Jody Graham, Rochelle Haley, Kirtika Kain, Hayley Megan French, Claudia Nicholson, Judy Watson and Ms N Yunupingu. Looking at Painting features artists that push the boundaries of the canvas.

Ms N Yunupingu, untitled, 2018, paint pen on clear acetate, 86 × 82cm. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Dec 4 to Feb 27, 2022 Jamming with Strangers – Julian Day, My Le Thi & Azo Bell, Gillian Kayrooz, Kevin Diallo, Kerry Toomey, Carla Wherby and Lisa Wherby. An exhibition highlighting music communities as spaces of intimacy, nourishment, and social connection.

Super Critical Mass (Julian Day and Luke Jaaniste), AURA, 2012, performance and photographic series. Photograph: Alex Wisser. Courtesy the artists and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive (entry via Oxford Street), Smithfield 2164.
(02) 9725-0190.
Facebook + Instagram: @fairfieldcitymuseumgallery
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Closed Sun-Mon and public hols.
To Feb 12, 2022 In the fibre of her being – Atong Atem, Crossing Threads®, Monika Cvitanovic Zaper, Paula do Prado, Julia Gutman, Nadia Hernandez, Kate Just, Linda Sok and Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Julia Gutman, The Black Jeans, 2021, clothes worn and forgotten by Gutman and her friends, thread on calico, 140 × 188cm. Photograph: Simon Hewson at Fatografi. Courtesy the artist and Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

To April 9, 2022 Extra/Ordinary – a creative response to FCMG’s museum collection through art installations and prose. Artists and writers reflect on the stories told and left untold by our objects, photographs and records.

Granville Centre Art Gallery
1 Memorial Drive, Granville 2144.
(02) 8757-9029.
The gallery is closed until early 2022.
Visit the website for updates.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700.
Fax (02) 8536-5750.
Free admission.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Dec 4 to Jan 16, 2022 Archibald Prize 2021 at Hazelhurst Arts Centre – Hazelhurst Arts Centre welcomes visitors to see the Archibald Prize 2021 in person for the first time in NSW. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s oldest and most loved portrait award. A touring exhibition from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, presented by ANZ.

Peter Wegner Portrait of Guy Warren at 100), oil on canvas. © the artist. Winner Archibald Prize 2021

Dec 4 to Jan 16, 2022 Young Archie – exhibited concurrently with the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie invites budding artists aged 5-18 years from southern Sydney to submit a portrait for the Young Archie competition. Finalist works will be on display in the Hazelhurst Foyer simultaneously with the Archibald Prize 2021 exhibition.
Jan 22 to March 27, 2022 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021 – this biennial award celebrates works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium. The 2021* exhibition features work by 93 finalists from across Australia and includes painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and video, with a total prize value of over $25,000. *Rescheduled to early 2022 due to the NSW COVID-19 lockdown.

Robert Ewing, Chaos and Consequence, 2017, coloured pencil on cotton paper. Winner of the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

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

Macquarie University Art Gallery
19 Eastern Road, The Chancellery, Macquarie University, North Ryde 2109.
(02) 9850-7437.
Senior Curator: Rhonda Davis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
Please check website for updates before visiting.

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus, cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Wed-Thurs 10.00 to 4.00. Closed public hols.
Parking $9 per day.

Margot Hardy Gallery, Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Closed until further notice. Visit website for udpates.

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

Penrith Regional Gallery
Home of The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for updates and exhibition program.