May/June 2020 Listings

Click on the precincts below to find 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.
UPDATE: AGNSW is scheduled to re-open June 1. During this time, connect via their new online project #TogetherInArt, bringing art to your home. Enjoy pocket exhibitions, behind-the-scenes tours, soul-stirring performances, and much more.
June 1 to Sept 27 (and online) NIRIN: Biennale of Sydney 2020. The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is an expansive artist and First Nations-led exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks.
To Sept 20 Under the stars presents multiple approaches to stargazing from Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, highlighting our shared understandings of the night sky – view collection works in the exhibition online.
To Dec In one drop of water explores the significance of water in Asian art through a range of works from the Gallery’s collection – view collection works in the exhibition online.
To Aug 16 Some mysterious process: 50 years of collecting international art presents 50 years of collecting international contemporary art at the Gallery and looks at how a collection evolves through curation and philanthropy. Curated by Gallery Director Michael Brand. Read more... – online behind-the-scenes tour.

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
UPDATE: Gaffa Gallery is closed until further notice.

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
The gallery is temporarily closed and exhibitions are available to be viewed online.
The current exhibition is a parade of bright colours, optimism and open landscapes. We have on show some new Chinamans Beach paintings, Ken’s extraordinary Outback, which was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Wynne Prize and three large, new reef works. Smaller beach and Sydney Harbour paintings complete this new hang. Limited edition prints, posters and other art-related products are available for sale in the gallery shop.
Newly in store are Ken’s latest publications, four mini-books published by Thames and Hudson, themed on the reef, the beach, Sydney Harbour and the outback in which many of the paintings in this exhibition are featured.

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
UPDATE: The Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery is closed until further notice.

Lion Gate Lodge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 2000.
To May 31 PL♥NTS – an exhibition of artwork inspired by the love of plants in the green heart of the city, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. All artworks are for sale.
UPDATE: Lion Gate Lodge is now closed and PL♥NTS has been postponed. All works can be viewed online.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
MCA re-opens June 16.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Extended, date TBA (and online) NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney. Level 1 Galleries: Tony Albert and SEED (Australia), Denilson Baniwa (Brazil), Eric Bridgeman (Australia/Papua New Guinea), Elicura Chihuailaf Nahuelpán (Chile), Kulimoeíanga Stone Maka (Tonga/New Zealand), Noŋgirrŋa Marawili (Darrpirra/Yirrkala, Australia), Mayunkiki (Japan), Erkan Özgen (Turkey), Victoria Santa Cruz (Peru), Ahmed Umar (Sudan/Norway). Level 3 Galleries: Joël Andrianomearisoa (Madagascar/France), Huma Bhabha (Pakistan/USA), Jes Fan (Canada/USA/China), Aziz Hazara (Afghanistan), Tarek Lakhrissi (France), Misheck Masamvu (Zimbabwe), Zanele Muholi (South Africa), Pedro Wonaeamirri (Andranangruwu (Melville Island)/Paluwiyanga, Australia) with Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri (Darwin/Melville Island, Australia). The 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), titled NIRIN is artist- and First Nations-led. Artist Director Brook Andrew presents an expansive exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks.

Erkan Özgen, Wonderland (still), 2018, single-channel, HD video projection. Courtesy and © the artist

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Lightning and the rock, 2019, earth pigments and recycled print toner on stringybark. Courtesy the artist and Buku Larrŋgay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala © the artist

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988.
The Museum presents a diverse program of exhibitions and events.
UPDATE: The Museum of Sydney is closed until further notice. Discover Sydney Living Museums places, stories and collections online and across social media platforms.

S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW), Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173.
UPDATE: S.H. Ervin Gallery is closed until 30 June 2020.

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
UPDATE: The State Library of NSW is closed until further notice, however, it continues to operate online.

Vermilion Contemporary Chinese Art
5/16 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 2000.
(02) 9241-3323.
UPDATE: The Gallery is temporarily open by appointment only.

Chippendale Central

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9212-0380.
Postponed: I am a heart beating in the world Diaspora Pavilion 2, Sydney. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is collaborating with International Curators Forum to present this unfolding series that will interrogate and complicate the term diaspora.
UPDATE: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is closed. All public programming and performances have been suspended. Additionally, I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2 will be postponed from April 2020 to November 2020, and ‘Things That Fall Apart’ will form part of the 2021 program.

Zadie Xa, Child of Magohalmi and the Echos of Creation, live performance as part of Art Night London 2019, devised with and performed by Iris Chan, Jia-Yu Corti, Mary Feliciano, Jihye Kim and Yumino Seki, percussion: Jihye Kim, choreographed by Jia-Yu Corti and Yumino Seki. Photograph: Matt Rowe. Courtesy the artists and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Performance Space
Carriageworks, Level 2, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2042.
(02) 8571-9111.
Presenting a program for experimental art practice.
UPDATE: Performance Space is temporarily closed until further notice. Visit website for more information.

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington 2008.
(02) 9310-5683.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.

Verge Gallery
Level 2, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
UPDATE: Verge Gallery has postponed all scheduled exhibitions. They will be included in their 2021 program and open in the early months of 2021.

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
White Rabbit Gallery will re-open on June 6.
Postponed: AND NOW.
Gone are the bold declarations and audacious iconoclasm that once characterised contemporary Chinese art. The artists in AND NOW represent the vanguard of global contemporary art, their works no longer merely reflect the transformation of China but, instead, echo an entire world in flux. Eco-anxiety, governmental crackdowns, digital imprisonment disguised as liberation ñ itís a brave new world that we share.

Zetland Store Gallery
747 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
A new artist-run gallery space in Sydney.

East Sydney

APY Gallery
45 Burton Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
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;

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Arthouse Gallery is currently open for private appointments only and energised finding new ways to share the extraordinary art and creativity of our artists with you.
From new digital strategies, including exhibition walkthroughs and filmed online conversations with artists, to a personalised video consultation and delivery service, we are committed to continuing to work with some of the most exciting and innovative Australian artists working at the forefront of contemporary art and culture.
To May 23 River Language by Kate Dorrough.
June 2 to 20 Hidden in Plain Sight by Robyn Sweaney.

Kate Dorrough, River language II, acrylic on linen, 152 x 168cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Robyn Sweaney, Behind these walls, acrylic on polycotton, 73 x 153cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
June 1 to Sept 27 NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney.

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
(02) 9357-2058, 0406-537-933.
Director: Jo Holder.
By appointment.
May 30 to July 4 A Way of Life — Connected to the Land – Mrs Taylor, Mary Punchi Clement and Betty Bundamurra. Curated by Angelina Boona with Kira Kiro Arts Kalumburu and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
May 13 to June 20 The Wish by Prudence Flint.
: Fine Arts, Sydney is closed to the public until further notice. Please contact the gallery for enquiries or viewings by appointment.

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 8970-2999.
Established in 1986, Firstdraft is Australia’s longest-running artist-led organisation.
UPDATE: Firstdraft is closed until further notice.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Oliver Lardner.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt.
To June 13 Alice Wormald.
Also, Louise Gresswell.
June 17 to July 11 Grace Wright.

Louise Gresswell, Untitled (hot pink), 2020, oil on board, 36 x 29cm. 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. Sun-Mon by appt.
Please visit website for listing.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.

NAS Gallery
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9339-8686.
UPDATE: NAS is closed to the public until further notice. Visit their website or social media platforms for updates.

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.
Gallery open online and by appointment.
Online Exhibitions:
To June 3 OBJECT is an exhibition of artists exploring various media including ceramics, wood and paper. It touches on themes such as assemblage, art as object, painting as 3D object, and contemporary non-utilitarian ceramics. Artists include: Peter Baka, Stephen Benwell, Cash Brown, Richard Byrnes, Karen Choy, Geoff Harvey, Mungo Howard, Ben King, Philipe Lakeman, Mac Mansfield, Richard Morris, Sassy Park, Ian Pearson, David Pottinger, Terry Stringer, Sandra Taylor, Mark Thompson, Sean Wadey, Bryan Westwood and ArtsProject Australia artists Matthew Gove, Jodie Noble and Mark Smith.
To July 1 Scott Owen, and Samantha Stephenson.

Richard Morris, BLUE CHAIR, plywood recycled timber chair arms and enamel paint, 72 x 72 x 14cm. Courtesy the artist and Robin Gibson Gallery

Sassy Park, Figure of the Artist as a Young Labourer, ceramic, 31.5 x 8.5 x 7cm. Courtesy the artist and Robin Gibson Gallery

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
Open by appt only Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
DemoKinisi is a twelve-week program of ongoing video projection by various artists which can only be viewed from the exterior of the gallery space or online. DemoKinisi is presented as a gesture of witnessing.

Stephen Little, The Harbinger Suite: SIREN, 2019, single-channel video; duration: 12:35 mins. Courtesy the artist, Kronenberg Mais Wright, Sydney and STACKS Projects

Oliver Wagner, Watercolour, 2018, single-channel video, 32 seconds. Courtesy the artist, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney and STACKS Projects

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
UPDATE: Stanley Street Gallery will be closed until further notice. Exhibitions can be viewed online.
April 29 to May 16 Beautiful Solitude – Head On Featured Exhibition by Mark Forbes.

Mark Forbes, Pantone steps, 2019, C-type print from medium format film, 76 x 91cm. Photograph: Mark Forbe.s Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

STATION | Sydney
Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9055-4688.
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 6.00. Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
May 16 to June 20 Feeler by Heather B. Swann.

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Closed until further notice.
To Nov 21 Friendship As A Way of Life – group show featuring: ALOK, Mark Aguhar, Frances Barrett, Shannon Michael Cane, Elmgreen & Dragset, DJ Gemma, Camilo Godoy, Helen Grace, Gavin Kirkness, Ella Sutherland, Dani Marti, Nikos Pantazopoulos, Macon Reed, A.L Steiner & A.K Burns, Parallel Park and Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. See ads page xxx and back cover.

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.

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.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9697-6000.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.
UPDATE: Artbank is closed to the public until further notice.

Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9225-1881.
Free admission made possible by J.P. Morgan.
Managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
UPDATE: The Brett Whiteley Studio has closed to the public until further notice. During their closure, the Studio will remain accessible via their website and social media channels.

Flinders Street Gallery
61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills 2010.
(02) 9380-5663.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.

409b George Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Currently open by appt or online.
MAY SPACE represents a small group of accomplished Australian artists. The Gallery is devoted to promoting work which is challenging, compelling and immersive, providing ongoing support and opportunities for established and emerging artists.
To June 6 Paintings on Paper by Charlie Sheard.
Also, When Rivers Die by Sybil Curtis.

Charlie Sheard, Pure Abstraction 2012-2020, 2012-2020, watercolour, pastel on handmade cotton paper, paper size approximately 72 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

June 10 to 27 Illumine by Vivienne Ferguson.
Also, Inflorescence by Ruth Ju-Shih Li.
View by appointment or online, alongside artist interviews, exhibition walkthroughs, and virtual Gallery events.

Vivienne Ferguson, Spirit State, 2020, acrylic on canvas,122 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Redfern Art Gallery
80 Redfern Street, Redfern 2016.
Director: Gavin Watkins.
Gallery temporarily closed.
Specialists in collectable – but affordable – Australian art from the 1950s-1980s. Also midcentury-modern furniture, studio ceramics, art glass and lamps. Redfern Art Gallery is housed in a wonderful old building in Redfern, Sydney directly opposite RedfeSmithrn Park. The Gallery specialises in Australian art, artists and ceramicists that were active during the period 1940-1980. We are particularly interested in artists from this period – like Carl Plate, Margo Lewers, Thomas Gleghorn, Ena Joyce, Dora Toovey, Ignacio Marmol and Keith Looby – that were highly regarded at the time but that are now neglected and highly underrated. The Gallery will be holding exhibitions on these artists when the world returns to normal!

Thomas Gleghorn, Drawing for the Bee Keeper’s Camp, Wilpena Creek, oil on canvas, 51 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Redfern Art Gallery

Artists in stock: Dorothy Atkins, Judy Cassab, Tony Costa, Adrian Feint, John Firth-Smith, Harold Greenhill, Weaver Hawkins, Sali Herman, Jean Isherwood, Ena Joyce, Robert Juniper, Kenneth Jack, John Lethbridge, Margo Lewers, Keith Looby, Jeffrey Makin, Ignacio Marmol, Rodney Milgate, Sidney Nolan, Celia Perceval, Carl Plate, John Rigby, Alan Sumner, Ross Tamlin, Michael Taylor, Dora Toovey, David van Nunen, Phyllis Waterhouse and Reinis Zusters.

Margo Lewers, Abstract, oil on cardboard, 41 x 53cm. Courtesy Redfern Art Gallery

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.
UPDATE: Sabbia Gallery remains open and their exhibition schedule for 2020 will continue as planned.
May 15 to June 6 The Blue of Distance by Jessica Loughlin.

Soho Galleries & Graphis Art Framing
50 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9326-9066.
Fax 9358-2939.
Currently closed but open online.
Contemporary group paintings, sculpture, wall relief and framing services.
ArtPark Australia sculpture – Woolloomooloo Wharf and Walsh Bay venues;

SNO Contemporary Art Projects

Stella Downer Fine Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 9 Another Natural Perspective by Deirdre Bean.

Deirdre Bean, Gum Leaves and Enamel Cup, 2019, watercolour on paper, 25 x 33cm. Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Open by appointment only.
June: Balustrade stake by Darren Sylvester – Sullivan+Strumpf is delighted to present a new exhibition by Darren Sylvester, a true multidisciplinary artist working in photography, sculpture, video, installation, performance and music. Balustrade stake will be his first Sydney exhibition since the blockbuster survey show Carve a future, devour everything, become something held at NGV Australia last year.

Daren Sylvester, Balustrade Stepper, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

Darren Sylvester, Psychics Window. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Open by appt, please confirm dates with gallery.
To May 30 (opening online vernissage Sat May 9) Duet by Helen Eager – acknowledged widely as a master of colour, light and space; Helen Eager opens Duet, a show of her latest works at Utopia Art Sydney. Eager presents brilliant contrasts of colours, creating lines and shapes for the eyes.

Helen Eager, from the ‘Duet’ series, 2020, oil on linen. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

June 6 to 27 (opening: online vernissage Sat June 6) Yukultji Napangati a solo exhibition featuring paintings by Yukultji Napangati. Renowned for her shimmering surfaces and subtle use of colour, Yukultji Napangati is a rising star of the Papunya Tula Artists and has an increasing international reputation.

Yukultji Napangati, Untitled, 2019, acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

Inner West Marrickville Balmain

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, closed on public hols.
May 12 to 26 Luke Ryan O’Connor: Back from outer space.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678, (02) 9519-9677.
Open Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 and Mon-Fri by appt.
From May 30 Reflections of an Ancient Land: the MacDonnell Ranges featuring Ann Cape, Bela Ivanyi, Chris Gentle and Daniel Pata.
Stockroom available online.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
May 15 to Aug 2 Not Young or Free! responds to the 250 year anniversary of Cook’s arrival in Australia. Curated by Kyra Kum-Sing
UPDATE: Boomalli is closed to the public until further notice.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Gallery closed but open online.
May 5 to 25 Ukraine’s War: Elderly Lives Frozen by Conflict by American photojournalist Paula Bronstein, and Clothes for Death by Polish photographer Anna Bedynska. Presented as part of Head On Photo Festival.
May 26 to June 22 Ulada Ikya Ami: Listening to Beforetime stories by Injinoo printmaker and curator Teho Ropeyarn. A research-based exhibition that shares traditional, cultural and historical stories of the Injinoo community of the Northern Cape York Peninsula, recorded by the artist and inspiring his large-scale vinyl cut and intaglio prints.
While the gallery remains closed to the public, these exhibitions will be available as interactive and VR tours on our website, with artist interviews and more via our social media channels.

Teho Ropeyarn, Uyinthayn, 2017, edition of 10, mixed media, vinyl cut print with acrylic wash on 300gsm Hahnemühle paper, 184 x 110cm. Printer: Justin Majid. Courtesy the artist and Delmar Gallery

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.
The gallery specialises in unique pieces and one-off commissions, while also showcasing the ever useful and always appreciated small gifts and functional glassware.
Time for a Cuppa! Highlighting Peter Minson’s popular handmade Pyrex glass teapots (2, 4 and 6 cups, in clear or coloured trims).
Also, Jonathon Westacott.

Peter Minson, handmade Pyrex glass teapots, (2, 4 and 6 cups). Courtesy the artist and Glass Artists’ Gallery

Jonathon Westacott, Silky Oak. Courtesy the artist and Glass Artists’ Gallery

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
Temporary Gallery Closure – Online Exhibitions, Sale and Shipment still operating.
Kate Owen Gallery represents over 200 Indigenous Australian artists and has roughly 2,000 artworks in stock, ranging from small affordable works to large investment pieces. Visitors will enjoy the friendly, relaxed atmosphere while exploring three light-filled levels, showcasing major exhibitions of established masters and exciting new talent. Each painting is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity and the Gallery Owner and Director is also the President of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia, an association that binds members to a strict code of conduct, so visitors can be assured that artists are dealt with fairly, transparently and with respect.
Online or by appointment: Pintupi Masters – Enduring Dreamings. The decision by the Pintupi to record their dreamings in an enduring form, using non-Indigenous media, marked the start of the western desert Aboriginal art movement. Nearly 50 years later, artists such as Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa are still the benchmark against which others are measured. This exhibition showcases artworks from the early masters, those at Papunya in the early 1970s when it all began, and their immediate followers. Artists include Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Yukultji Napangati, Naata Nungurrayi and George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi.

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Tingari – Fire Dreaming, acrylic on linen, 183 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Kate Owen Gallery

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
Open by appointment.
Kerrie Lowe Gallery specialises in contemporary Australian ceramics. Located for over twenty years in North Newtown, the Gallery features constantly changing exhibitions of work by Australian artists; clay work is supported by paintings, prints, sculpture and jewellery. The Gallery is a great resource for collectors of ceramics and for unique handmade gifts. We also stock pottery supplies to support the ceramics community, providing clay, tools and glazes for professional artists and students alike.

Jules Irving, Shaman, White Raku, Smoke Fired, Feathers, 68 x 54 x 30cm. Photograph: Greg Piper. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Heidi Steller, Lost Relic in White, porcelain, 54 x 54 x 8cm. Photograph: Greg Piper. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

McGlade Gallery at the Australian Catholic University
Mount Saint Mary, Gate 3, 25a Barker Road, Strathfield 2135.
(02) 9701-4256.
Closed due to COVID-19 until further notice.

SCA Galleries
Sydney College of the Arts

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

Nth Sydney Northern Beaches

Artarmon Galleries
479 Pacific Highway, Artarmon 2064.
(02) 9427-0322.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
UPDATE: Grace Cossington Smith Gallery is closed until further notice.

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.
Currently closed but open online.
MAG&M Online – highlights our new virtual programs, including links to our growing archive of short films on artist and art project now on YouTube and the Create with MAG&M – learning content for children and adults, so you can enjoy the gallery from home. Currently on show through the MAG&M Art Windows is90 Years: Treasures from the Vault.
May 29 to July 19 see Papunya Tjupi: Pantu (Salt) – an online exhibition and catalogue.

Elisabeth Cummings, Tropical garden, 1972, gouache on paper mounted on cardboard, 38 x 50cm. MAG&M Collection, gift of the Committee 1973. Courtesy the artist, King Street Gallery, Sydney and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Guan Wei, Water view #13, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50cm. MAG&M Collection, purchased 2011. Courtesy the artist, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Gallery Closed but open online.
Mosman Art Gallery is a leading cultural institution within Sydney that aims to be a place of connection, offering visitors valuable experiences which enrich and inspire, through exhibitions, public programs and its art collection. The Mosman Art Collection includes The Balnaves Gift, a major donation by Neil Balnaves AO of Australian Impressionist and modernist artworks.
Current online exhibitions include Megan Cope: The Black Napoleon & RE FORMATION I, Bungaree’s Farm, and Karla Dickens: Mother’s Little Helper.

Megan Cope, The Black Napoleon (Eulope), 2019, lithograph, edition of 20, 91 x 70cm. Courtesy the artist an Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Karla Dickens, Mother’s little helpers VI, 2019, inkjet print, 67 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

The New Artisans Gallery
Shop 2, 118 Alfred Street South, Milsons Point 2065.
0439-973-366 , 0439-999-810.
Directors: Pauline and Erika Plumb.
Check website for details.

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.

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
20 Henry Street, Gordon 2072.
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize opening night and finalists exhibition have been postponed. An online catalogue of the 2020 finalists is available online at

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

White Rhino Artspace
Level 1, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
Refer to website for opening hours.

Paddington Woollahra

Annette Larkin Fine Art
Suite 4, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9332-4614.
Director: Annette Larkin.
Open by appointment only, always available on email. Deals in secondary market post-war and contemporary art. Represents the work of Michael Johnson, The Estate of Robert Klippel and The Estate of Carl Plate. Provides tailored advice in all aspects of purchasing, valuing and collection management working closely with private and corporate collections. Annette is a Cultural Gifts Valuer, see our website for areas of speciality.
Robert Klippel – On paper 1950-1963 – view online or contact for private viewing.

Robert Klippel, Untitled (AKD718 and A 5), August 1957, ink and felt pen on paper, 28.9 x 19.8cm (image); 30.2 x 22.3cm (sheet). Photograph: Paul Green. Courtesy Annette Larkin Fine Art

Robert Klippel, Untitled (AKD860), June 1953, watercolour, collage and ink on paper, 37.7 x 55.7cm (image and paper). Photograph: Paul Green. Courtesy Annette Larkin Fine Art

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177.
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
To May 31 Autumn Selection – online group exhibition.
May 12 to June 28 Studio Style – online group exhibition.
May 19 to June 7 Stephanie Monteith, and David Horton & Dale Miles.
UPDATE: Australian Galleries is temporarily closed.

Blender Gallery
16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9380-7080.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 3.00, or by appt.

Cement Fondu
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
UPDATE: Cement Fondu is temporarily closed, however, they will present a series of new digital projects via their website social media platforms.

Cooee Art Paddington
326 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8057-6789.
Director: Adrian Newstead.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Australia’s oldest Indigenous art gallery.

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
12 Mary Place, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann & Lauren Harvey.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To June 19 Fragments from another time and place by David Wilson.
UPDATE: Exhibitions will continue as planned however the gallery will be open to the public by appointment only. Exhibition openings have been cancelled until further notice.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
Gallery is open by appointment and online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

William Coleman, The Return, oil on board, 36 x 50cm. Courtesy Fellia Melas Gallery

Margaret Woodward, Monkey, mixed media, 40 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Fox Jensen Gallery
(02) 8084-4298.
UPDATE: Fox Jensen Gallery is closed until further notice.

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.
To May 24 Peter Cooley: To Samarkand Via Leura.
Also, Dan Kyle: Up in smoke.
Both exhibitions are open by appointment and viewable online.

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.
To May 30 Linton Meagher and Geoff Bonney.
June 16 to 28 Jeannette Lloyd Jones and Susie Hagon.

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.
Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, closed Sun-Mon.
To May 23 Dani Mckenzie: Recognising Strangers.
Also, Mclean Edwards: Rebecca.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1919.
Director: Roslyn Oxley (member of ACGA).
Open by appointment only and online.
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.
May 29 to June 20 View from a Bridge by Callum Morton.
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is thrilled to present View from a Bridge, Callum Morton’s first solo exhibition with us in 8 years. Morton has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1990, and represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Morton’s practice explores the personal and social impact of architecture and our built environment, drawing on notions of history, absence, political drama and humour. His work presents a melancholic urban archaeology that prompts us to consider the relationship between art and life, history and the present, and look again at the ubiquitous structures we see but rarely notice.

Callum Morton, Monument #25: Sad Siri 1, 2020, polyurethane, timber, steel, glass, synthetic polymer paint, lights, sound, 360 x 240 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Callum Morton, [To be titled], 2020. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

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 by appt.
While our commitment to safety is non-negotiable at this uncertain time, we are however aware of the importance of being able to continue to enjoy and keep in touch with the art world in a safe setting. Please book an appointment for a private viewing on our finest collection from our stock room as well as in-person or online consultation. All of our collection is accessible on our website and social media. Meantime, our next exhibition will be in full swing when we return. Details to be announced, stay tuned.

Tony Belobrajdic, Summer 4, oil on canvas, 76 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Jo Chew, Sleeper, oil on canvas, 112.5 x 107cm. 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.
May 9 to 31 Human: All Too Human features artists Deborah Kelly, Dagmar Cyrulla Christopher Orchard and Penelope Long, who examine the psychology of the human condition and reveal – or subtly suggest – deeper-level emotions and feelings which lie beneath the surface of behaviour and experience.

Eastern Suburbs

Cooee Art Bondi
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

Art Atrium
12 Daniel Street (entrance on Daphne Street), Botany 2019.
Director: Simon Chan.
UPDATE: Art Atrium is temporarily closed until further notice.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
June 1 to Oct 11 NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney. In line with the title NIRIN, meaning ‘edge’ in Brook Andrew’s mother’s Nation the Wiradjuri people of western New South Wales, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Biennale of Sydney will deliver an exhibition that presents and connects international and local artists to South-West Sydney.

Adrian Stimson, Shaman Exterminator, 2004, 35mm black-and-white photograph Photograph: Ian Grove. Courtesy the artist, Biennale of Sydney 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.
UPDATE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is closed to the public until further notice. Visit their website for updates and digital offerings.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700.
Fax 8536-5750.
Currently closed but open online.
Hazelhurst AT HOME – Hazelhurst Arts Centre is an important part of many lives, and while we are apart we can still connect creatively. We have been busy creating new resources for you to enjoy online and exploring new ways to bring Hazelhurst to your home. To find out more go to and subscribe to our e-newsletter and keep an eye on our social media platforms for updates.

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Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
(02) 9330-6444.
UPDATE: Hurstville Museum & Galley is closed until further notice. Visit their website for updates and digital offerings.

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown 2148.
(02) 9839-6558.
UPDATE: The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is temporarily closed until further notice.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
19 Eastern Road, The Chancellery, Macquarie University, North Ryde 2109.
(02) 9850-7437.
Senior Curator: Rhonda Davis.
UPDATE: Macquarie University Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

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 roads, Auburn 2144.
(02) 8757-9029.
Online exhibition:
From May 23 Revealing & Concealing by Ghasan Saaid – this exhibition aims to raise awareness of trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by the artist’s community and with the aim to transform these emotional wounds. This project was assisted by a grant from Create NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).
The Granville Centre – Art Gallery:
Cumberland City Council’s brand new arts, cultural and community hub opens late 2020. Featuring a dedicated art gallery that will open with a First Nations exhibition co-curated by early-career curators Dennis Golding and Rebekah Raymond. For more information visit

Ghasan Saaid, Resistance, 2020, concert and chandelier, 43 x 40 x 16cm. Courtesy the artist and Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio

Penrith Regional Gallery
Home of The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100. 
UPDATE: Penrith Regional Gallery is closed until further notice. Explore some of their exhibitions through digital catalogues, or find new ways to immerse yourself in art with their digital learning resources.

Western Sydney University Galleries
At Western Sydney University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and broader community is our highest priority. We are following all of the latest Australian Government and health authority advice; taking all of the necessary precautions, and doing our part to slow the spread of the virus. In line with the latest advice, we will be closing all of our campus galleries at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back to our gallery spaces, artist talks and other events, when possible in the future.
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, NSW 2216.
(02) 9685-9943.
Gallery temporarily closed, but you can access A New Life – an exhibition featuring the works of Heli Yang at

Heli Yang, I am a mermaid No.9, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Western Sydney University Galleries

Heli Yang, Table tennis No.2, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Western Sydney University Galleries

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School
Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus), First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus, Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Gallery temporarily closed.
Margot Hardy Gallery
Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus) Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450
Gallery temporarily closed.
2020 Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition: The health postponed until further notice. Please check back later for up-to-date details on event dates: