September/October 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.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Art After Hours: Wed to 10pm.
To Sept 13 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…
To 2021 Shadow Catchers, drawn from the Gallery’s collection, investigates the way shadows, body doubles and mirrors haunt our understanding of photography and the moving image. Read more…
Also, Under the stars presents multiple approaches to stargazing from Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, highlighting our shared understandings of the night sky.
Also, A Promise: Khaled Sabsabi. These major works by Western-Sydney artist Khaled Sabsabi ruminate on the complex relationship between self and other.

Khaled Sabsabi, Organised confusion (detail), 2014. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist 2019. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © Khaled Sabsabi. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales

Sept 26 to Jan 10 2021 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020. The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

The Calyx
Royal Botanical Garden Sydney
Sept 21 to Oct 9 Portraits of Extraordinary Trees, Illuminated by Louise Fowler-Smith brings together nocturnal images of ‘remarkable’ or ‘significant’ trees in famous parks of Paris and Versailles and in the historic Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. After a solo exhibition of the Remarkable Trees of Paris and Versailles at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in 2018, Fowler-Smith focused on the ‘Significant Trees’ in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney culminating in this exhibition.

Louise Fowler-Smith, Dragon Tree 2, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia. Courtesy the artist

L-R: Louise Fowler-Smith: Cypres – Chauve, taken in the garden of Marie Antoinette (the Petit Trianon) in the Palace of Versailles; Forest Red Gum – Remnant Tree, taken in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney; and Micocoulier de Laisa, taken in the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
Sept 3 to 14 Borrowed Time by Keroshin Govender.
Also, Untitled Sentiments by Simon Darling, and Beautiful Bodies by David Lindesay and Elise Stanley.
Sept 17 to 28 Pixel Fetish by Gaby Dounis.
Also, The Dogs of Reason by E. Armanious, Gabriel Yakub and Lingxiao (Leon) Guan, and Works on Paper by Brenton Schwab.
Oct 1 to 12 While there’s space between us by Jasmin Simmons.
Oct 15 to 26 SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK. Craft Up Late: Gaffa In Motion, Wed Oct 13, 5-8pm.
Also, Hi Vis/High Vision – Elaine Goodridge, Ceri Muter and Penny McLaren and Lost in Thought by Zara Collins.
Also, The Macro in the Micro by Karin Findeis.

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 is a parade of bright colours, optimism and open landscapes. We have on show some new Chinamans Beach paintings, Ken Done’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 Done’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.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
Aug 28 to Nov 13 Light Shadow: Koo Bohnchang is his long-awaited first solo show in Australia. Featuring 39 photo works, this exhibition captures the moment of encounter between white porcelains of the Joseon Dynasty and the camera.

Lion Gate Lodge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9231-8182.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 17 to 25 (opening Fri Oct 16, 6-8pm) Cultivate – explore a treasury of artworks and experience the beautiful connection of art to the Botanic Gardens. Free entry, all artworks for sale.

Nicole Jakins, Restless Flycatcher

Samantha Dennis, Coleoptera Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Mon-Tues 10.00 to 5.00, Wed 10.00 to 9.00, Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Check gallery website for exhibition details.
To Sept 6, 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN.
From Oct 2 Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop.

Aziz Hazara, Bow Echo (still), 2019. Produced by the Han Nefkens Foundation © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Biennale of Sydney and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9251-5988 .
Adult $15, Conc $12, Family $38, Members free, Children under 3 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.
To Sept 20 Portia Geach Memorial Award. Established in memory of the artist Portia Geach, the Award displays 61 entries from Australian women artists, representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. The $30,000 Award in its 56th year, is recognised as an important acknowledgement of the talents and creativity of Australian women portrait painters and continues to play a major role in developing the profile of Australian women artists.
Sept 26 to Nov 29 Salon Des Refusés – the ‘alternative’ selection of works from the hundreds of entries to the Archibald & Wynne Prizes. The exhibition has an excellent reputation that rivals the selections in the ‘official’ exhibition, with works selected for quality, diversity, humour and experimentation, and which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape. Visitors can vote in the Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award. Principal Sponsor: Holding Redlich.

State Library of NSW
Cnr Shakespeare Place and Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9273-1414.
View website for opening times and exhibitions.

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

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.

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.

Verge Gallery
Level 2, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
Free entry.
Temporarily closed, check the website for reopening details.
Aug 27 to Oct 23 Entre Todo, Todxs (Among Everything, Everyone) by Nadia Hernández is a new body of work presented as a site-specific installation at Verge Gallery. Articulating the intersection between hope and conflict through the documentation of collective memories and the imagery, sounds, and taste of a country in collapse. This exhibition marks the recommencement of Verge’s 2020 artistic program.

Nadia Hernández, Entre todo, este cuento que empezó así (Among everything, this story that started like this), 2020, paper, oil, and acrylic on paper. Courtesy the artist

Nadia Hernández, Entre todo, la salvia, el llantén, un guarapo y la miel esa (Among everything, sage, plantain, a guarapo and that honey), 2020, paper, oil, and acrylic on paper. Courtesy the artist

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan, 2021 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 – it’s 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;

51 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
Gallery hours vary.
Visit website for exhibition program.
Sept 1 to 20 Merrick Fry: Works on Paper.

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 delighted to present an eagerly awaited exhibition from Dean Home in September. Drawing from the traditions of Vanitas and Flemish still life painting, Home’s virtuosic compositions celebrate the metaphysical power of objects. This will be followed by an incredible exhibition from Danelle Bergstrom in October. Bergstrom creates wildly evocative landscapes that pictorialise the artist’s lived experiences, personifying the land as a vessel for emotion. Please contact the gallery for further information on either of these upcoming exhibitions.

Dean Home, Earthy celadon, oil on board, 110 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

Sept 1 to 19 Flowing Fragrance: Dwelling in the Green Mountains by Dean Home.
Oct 6 to 24 Entwined by Danelle Bergstrom.

Danelle Bergstrom, Between two worlds, oil on linen, 183 x 152cm. 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 10.00 to 5.00.
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 appt.
To Sept 26 Ring of Fire Therese Ritchie, Chips Mackinolty, Todd Williams, Koulla Roussos and Ucup.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

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.

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.
To Sept 5 The Boxer. Is The Lover With The Flower. Is The Naked Motif by Teelah George. Read more…
Sept 9 to Oct 3 Louise Tuckwell.
Oct 7 to 31 Adrian Hobbs, and Simon Gardam.
Nov 4 to 28 Jake Walker.

Louise Tuckwell, I am echo as metaphor, 2019, acrylic on panel, 160 x 10cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9

King Street Gallery on William
177 William Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9360-9727.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Please visit website for listing.

Liverpool Street Gallery
243a Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 8353-7799.
Director: James Erskine.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 22 Nick Collerson.
Sept 24 to Oct 13 Karl Wiebke.
Oct 15 to Nov 10 Eliza Gosse.

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.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Aug 29 to Sept 23 Guy Gilmour, and Mungo Howard.
Sept 26 to Oct 21 Andrew Hopkins, and Mac Mansfield.

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Thur-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Sept 3 to 25 Passage by David Collins.
Also, Unintended Consequences by Cath Large.

David Collins, Hawkesbury Rollercoaster, 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 224cm (diptych). Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

Oct 2 to 23 Makers of Traditional Change – Handshake, a group exhibition of New Zealand artists: Becky Bliss, Caroline Thomas, Kelly McDonald, Kylie Sinkovich, Kirstin D’Agostino, Lisa Higgins, Mandy Flood, Nik Hanton, Sandra Schmid, Sarah Walker-Holt and Vivien Atkinson.
Also, Bundanon by Alice Whish and Vicki Mason.

Lisa Higgins, Cascade, 2018, mixed materials. Photograph: COTA

STATION | Sydney
Suite 201, 20 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9055-4688.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Nov 21 Friendship as a Way of Life, curated by José Da Silva and Kelly Doley, and online companion Forms of Being Together.

Parallel Park (Holly Bates and Tayla Jay Haggarty), Tandem, 2016, digital photograph. Courtesy the artists and UNSW Galleries

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.
Oct 10 to Nov 7 joint exhibition with Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Tangentyere Artists, Alice Springs – featuring artworks by Rhonda Sharpe and Trudy Inkamala from Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and paintings by Tangentyere Artists.

Artbank, Sydney
222 Young Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9697-6000.
Mon-Fri 10.00 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.
Managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

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.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 2 to 19 Todd Fuller – hand-drawn animations.
Also, Loribelle Spirovski – paintings.

Loribelle Spirovski, Homme 186, 2020, oil and acrylic on linen, 122 x 92cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Sept 23 to Oct 17 By a thread – a group exhibition featuring Anna Dunnill, Graziela Guardino, Aerial Morallos, Al Munro, Mylyn Nguyen, Chloe Smith (I Make Soft Food), Nina Walton and Lisa Woolfe.
From Oct 21 Peter Tilley – sculpture.
Also, Tania Smith – film and photography.

Peter Tilley, Spellbound by Shadow 2020, edition of 5, painted resin, polished chrome plated steel, 18 x 48 x 19cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Redfern Art Gallery
80 Redfern Street, Redfern 2016.
Director: Gavin Watkins.
Mon 2.00 to 5.00 Wed and Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.30, Sun 10.30 to 12.30 or by appt.
Specialists in collectable – but affordable – Australian art from the 1950s-1980s. Also midcentury-modern furniture, studio ceramics, art glass and lamps.
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.

Sidney Nolan, Prehistoric Animals, pre-1969, gouache, 62 x 51cm. Inscribed verso: ‘This picture by Sidney Nolan was given to Annabella on her 21st birthday, the 13th June 1969’. Courtesy Redfern Gallery

Fabulous Reinis Zusters of Woolloomooloo, 1963, oil on board, 58 x 117cm. Courtesy Redfern 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.
Sept 5 to 30 Deep Skin – solo exhibition in glass by Clare Belfrage.
Oct 10 to Nov 4 This Spring – solo exhibition in glass by Nick Mount.

Clare Belfrage, Collection in Green and Blue, 2020, blown glass with cane drawing, 55 x 70 x 27cm – collection of 6 components. Photograph: Pippy Mount. Courtesy the artist and Sabbia Gallery

Nick Mount, Tegan Blue and Fortune, 2020, blown glass, surface worked, assembled, red cedar stem, corten base and blown glass, assembled, olive wood stem, corten base, 63 x 18 x 18cm and 65 x 20 x 20cm. Photograph: Pippy Mount. Courtesy the artist and Sabbia Gallery

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.

799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland 2017.
(02) 9698-4696.
Directors: Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues-Sat 10.00-5.00.
Aug 29 to Sept 19 (opening Sat Aug 29, 10-5pm) Complicit, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Angus Nivison.

Angus Nivison, Herald, 2020, acrylic and gesso on polyester, 168.5 x 150cm. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

Sept 26 to Oct 24 (opening Sat Sept 26, 10-5pm) Kylie Stillman, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Kylie Stillman.

Kylie Stillman, Leaf Margin, 2020, cotton thread on paper, 90 x 70cm framed. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

The Wellington Gallery
2/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9197-0901.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
A new multipurpose gallery and exhibition space in Waterloo.
To Sept 18 Resonance by Louise Howard.

Louise Howard, In my Tub, 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 92cm. Courtesy the artist and The Wellington Gallery

Oct 10 to Nov 6 Gum Trees and Hot Concrete by Alexandra Plim.

Alexandra Plim, Landforms and Shapes, 2020, acrylic on two stretched canvases, 124 x 109cm. Courtesy the artist and The Wellington Gallery

Inner West

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9818-7473.
Director: Luisa Catanzaro.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Artereal is here to transform through art; to transform the way it is experienced, perceived and through this its impact at every level. For more than 13 years we have set our sights on the neoteric, stimulating and unforgettable to bring collectors and the curious a rare, fascinating, even magical experience of contemporary art.
Sept 9 to Oct 3 Stevie Fieldsend.
Oct 7 to 31 Lionel Bawden.

Stevie Fieldsend, Tempting my hands to each side of your face…, 2019, steel and glass, 59 x 36 x 22cm. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 5 to 20 (opening Sat Sept 5, 2-5pm) Wow: Wax on Wood – Mandy Burgess, Kirsten Drewes, Philippa Hagon and Elizabeth Rankin.
Sept 25 to Oct 12 (opening Sat Sept 26, 2-4pm) In Conversation – a collaborative installation by Sarah Fitzgerald and Jan Handel.
Oct 17 to Nov 2 (opening Sat Oct 17, 1-5pm) Perforation – expanded film works by Rowena Crowe, Ryszard Dabek, Virginia Hilyard, Peter Humble and Geoff Weary et al, with film screening to be advised via blog.
Sept 5 to 20 (opening Fri Sept 4, 6-8pm) RO(AD)MANCE by Steven Fasan.
Oct 17 to Nov 2 (opening Sat Oct 17, 1-5pm) Time and Ocean ll drawing installation by Kendal Heyes. BACK ROOM: Sept 5 to 20 (opening Fri Sept 4, 6-8pm) noise by Daniel Herten and Morgan Moroney.
Sept 25 to Oct 12 (opening Sat Sept 26, 2-4pm) Inclined plane installation by Barbara Halnan. See blogspot for details.

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678.
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Mon-Fri by appt.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 5.00 by appt, call or email to book. Temporarily closed Sat-Sun.
Sept 10 to Oct 16 inVISIBLE. This exhibition focuses on the social and emotional wellbeing issues around suicide awareness and healing. Presented online and in the gallery.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Delmar Gallery is currently open on Sunday afternoons only, by appointment.

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.

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.

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550 4433, 0431-390-880.
Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Sept 1 to 30 Woodfire 2020 – this will include work by Steve Harrison reclaimed from the bushfire around Balmoral village last summer + work by Women who Woodfire + other well-known practitioners in the field.

Len Cook, woodfired vessel, Paluma, Queensland, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Oct 1 to 2 Alchemy – a group show presenting an exhibition of ceramic sculpture. Part of Sydney Craft Week coordinated by Australian Design Centre.

Bev Hogg, 2020, stoneware sculpture. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. 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.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibition periods.

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.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 28 to Dec 5 Margaret Woodward: Works from the Studio a selection of paintings, drawings and prints from the studio of one of Sydney’s favourite artists. Twice winner of the Portia Geach and winner of the Wynne Prize Woodward is a masterful draughtsman with great ability to alternate between space and detail, colour and tone.

Margaret Woodward, Tess in the Sunshine, oil on canvas, 79 x 79cm. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Margaret Woodward, Pears in the Centre, 1989, pastel, 130 x 183cm

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.
(02) 9777-7988.
Wed-Sun 10:00 to 4:00.
Visit website for exhibition program.
Solastalgia – a multidisciplinary exploration of the degradation of the natural environment, and its broader effect on both global and local communities. Featuring Jo Mellor, Katya Peteskaya, Carol Hudson and Eva Nolan.
Exhibition postponed – new dates TBA. More information online.

Carol Hudson, Intertidal Totems, 2018, porcelain, steel, timber, rubber, aluminium, motor, motor speed controller, 12V battery, electrical wires, 160 x 180 x 65cm. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Art Space

Jo Mellor, Rusted Landscape 3 (detail), 2020, digital linen print hand sewn with wool and embroidery cotton, 156 x 134cm. Courtesy the artist and Incinerator Art Space

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
Free entry.
Tue-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
Book your timed-entry ticket on the website.
To Oct 18 Portraits Project – Kenneth Chu, Julia Davis, Shoufay Derz, Blak Douglas, Helen Earl, Katherine Edney, Ben Edols, Kathy Elliott, Kirsten Fazio, Salvatore Gerardi, Mick Glasheen, Bruce Goold, Nick Hall, Warren Langley, Chris Langlois, Helge Larsen, Darani Lewers, Kathrin Longhurst, Euan Macleod, Guy Maestri, Willi Michalski, Susan Milne, Reg Mombassa, Michael Muir, Kirsty Neilson, John Ogden, Amanda Penrose Hart, Evert Ploeg, Sarah Robson, Wendy Sharpe, Greg Stonehouse, Sandra Svilans, Mika Utzon Popov, Dick Watkins, Guan Wei, Louise Whelan, Hadyn Wilson, Jo Yeldham, Joshua Yeldham and Salvatore Zofrea. In celebration of Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s 90 anniversary, two special exhibitions focused on portraiture become a powerful expression of contemporary artists connected with Sydney’s Northern Beaches. A series of commissioned portraits by celebrated Australian photographer Greg Weight takes us into the private worlds of acclaimed artists living and working in the region now. The second exhibition features fifteen renowned Sydney artists who have turned the mirror on themselves to create self-portrait paintings in their distinctive styles, marking their self-image at this unique point in time.

Kirsty Neilson, The Silence of Chaos (detail), oil on linen, 120 x 140cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

To Oct 18 Latitude: A Collection of Rare Maps draws upon one of Australia’s most significant private collections of cartographic archives which includes 15th-century European maps as well as maps depicting Australia and the Pacific.

Map of the Town of Sydney, 1833. Drawn & engraved for the General Post Office Directors. Private collection. Courtesy Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 12 to Nov 15 Amanda Gosse: Shine is a solo exhibition of recent works by Mosman artist Amanda Gosse. The focus of this collection of acrylic paintings is the beauty of colour, translucency and illusiveness in the light and reflection that occurs in nature and in everyday objects.

Amanda Gosse, Gold bow, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 13 x 13cm. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

Oct 10 to Dec 6 Tension(s) 2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial – creating an important record of the changing nature and progress of textile practice from a national perspective. The exhibition acknowledges that the world has long been a place under various tension(s), both harmonious and dissonant. In order to bear witness to, contribute to and respond to these tensions, the triennial will focus on the future of people and place through textile as a material and human experience as materiality. Tension(s) 2020 has been curated by Vic McEwan.

Kelly Leonard and Julie Briggs, Curation of Shadows (process), 2020. Photograph: Vic McEwan. 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.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
The New Artisans Gallery is a place to unearth new and emerging artists and artisans and bring to light your own creative talents.

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.

Rochfort Gallery
317 Pacific Highway, North Sydney 2060.
Please phone to confirm trading hours.
Oct 3 to Nov 22 Elemental Presence by Barbara Campbell-Allen OAM. Limited Edition Book available through Rochfort Gallery.

Barbara Campbell-Allen, Deluge, 2019, buff stoneware, flashing slip, natural ash glaze, 59 x 43 x 21cm. Courtesy the artist and Rochfort Gallery

Barbara Campbell-Allen, Billabong Song 1 and Amour. Courtesy the artist and Rochfort Gallery

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.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. From Oct 14 to 31 Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00
Sept 1 to Oct 14 covART Online Art Exhibition. covART brings together the creative practices of our broader White Rhino Artspace community, as they seek solace in the gift of art during these trying COVID-19 times. Artists include – Kay Armstrong, Nina Cameron, Kirsten Fredericks, Brigit Heller, Mada Krivoruchko, Kathie Najar, Roni O’Connor, Sydney Pemberton, Dee Roan-Brown, Christian Roth, Jessika Steiner, April White and Joanna Williams. All works are for sale.  Pricing includes shipping within Australia.
Oct 14 to 31 Waiting in the Wings by Dianne Stinson. solo exhibition of paintings and sculptural works.  Stinson’s body of work explores the beauty and grace of ballet. With the texture and shape of the tutu as her focal point, Stinson’s mixed media artworks are brimming with energy and colour. Meet the artist during gallery opening hours, or at our Gallery Late Night (Thur Oct 15, 4-7pm).
Stinson will also share her unique approach in two exciting workshops focussing on composition and collage held on Oct 22 and 29 Oct, 12.30-2.30pm.  See our website and click on ‘Workshops & Makers Meetings’.

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.
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.
To Oct 17 Robert Klippel – On paper 1950-1963.

Art T Gallery
3/208 Bent Street, Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park 2021.
Instagram @arttgalleryeq
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
Sept 10 to 30 Beautiful Lies by Michael Thomson.

Michael Thomson, Los Incondicionados, 2020, permanent marker pen on canvas, 200 x 200cm. Courtesy the artist and Art T Gallery

Michael Thomson, works in progress. Courtesy the artist and Art T Gallery

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177.
Fax (02) 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Sept 8 to 27 Greg Weight, and Bruce Latimer.
Oct 8 to 25 David Horton & Dale Miles, and Stephanie Monteith.

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

Cement Fondu
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
Presented as a self-help online guide to learning from life during lockdown, DON’T LET YOURSELF GO features 13 newly commissioned works that offer inspiration and solace in uncertain times.

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.
Sept 23 to Oct 24 Ann Pollak: Palimpsest. Also, Tim Kyle – Sculpture.
Oct 29 to 8 Nov The Paddington Art Prize at Defiance Gallery

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
Works by: C Blackman, D Boyd, P Booth, S Buchan, C Campbell, W Coleman, R Crooke, R Dickerson, D Friend, G Gittoes, J Gleeson, P Griffith, R Harvey, M Luccio, S Paxton, V Rubin, T Storrier, W Sharpe, S West, M Winch, M Woodward, and many others.

Margaret Woodward, Girl Platting Her Hair, 1997, mixed media on canvas, 62 x 84cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Fox Jensen Gallery
23a Roylston Street (cnr Hampden Street & Cecil Lane), Paddington 2021.
(02) 8084-4298.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.

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 Sept 13 Hullabaloo by Joanna Braithwaite.
Also, Picture Me by Adrienne Doig.
Sept 17 to Oct 11 Exotics by Michael McHugh.
Also, AJ Taylor.

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.
Sept 1 to 13 Sculpture 2020.
Sept 15 to 27 Justine Muller and Neil Tompkins.
Oct 27 to Nov 13 Jane Dawson.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 by appt.
To Sept 12 Nicholas Harding.
Sept 16 to Oct 10 Fred Williams.
Oct 14 to 31 Giles Alexander.
Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Open by appt.

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.
Sept 25 to Oct 24 This Year by Brook Andrew.

Soho Galleries & Graphis ARTFraming
150 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025.
Soho: (02) 9326-9066.
Art Park: 1800-646-131.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00.
Through Sept-Oct Group exhibition – Contemporary art, sculpture, wall relief and ARTFraming.
ARTPark Australia – Contemporary Australian Sculpture: Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk 2020, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Sydney.
Also, Hunter Valley Sculpture Walk, Lisa McGuigan Cellar Door, Broke Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. Sculpture enquiries

Thienny Lee Gallery
176 New South Head Road (opp Edgecliff Train Station), Edgecliff 2027.
(02) 8057-1769.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Sept 3 to 22 An Australian Accent by Tracey Esteves. Artist Tracey Esteves references Australian society, history and iconography by exploring the varying relationships between popular culture and fine art. Her body of work appropriates, produces and intermingles images from popular Australian culture which merge high and low art and explore colour and shape. Esteves’ artwork captures the viewer by providing a sense of familiarity and enchantment within her Australian inspired works.

Tracey Esteves, Laughing Clowns, mixed media on canvas, 90 x 90cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Oct 15 to Nov 3 Ravaged Land by Leonie Robison – the abstract depictions of birds within desolate and degraded landscapes reveals the stark beauty of representation in Ravaged Land. The latest exhibition from Leonie Robison is a thought-provoking rendition of what is, what was and what might be in the environmental battle currently occurring in Australia. The series of mixed media works focuses on endangered native Australian birds and highlights the bushfire-damaged environment, acknowledging the losses we have already sustained, the diversity we continue to lose, and our grim future if we do not take action.

Leonie Robison, What Will the Children Remember? mixed media and oil on canvas, 151 x 91cm. 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.
Aug 29 to Sept 17 Tropical Future World by Nigel Sense.
Sept 19 to Oct 7 A Close Encounter by Eleanor Millard.

Eastern Suburbs

Cooee Art Bondi
31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi Beach 2026.
(02) 9300-9233.
Director: Adrian Newstead.
Open by appt.
Australia’s oldest Indigenous art gallery.
Also at 326 Oxford Street, Paddington.

Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi
Oct 22 to Nov 8 Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi is a free outdoor exhibition of over 100 sculptures from across the world located along the 2km Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk.

Greater Sydney

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.
Oct 3 to 17 (opening Sat Oct 3, 2.30-4.30pm) Landmarks by Scott McDougall, and Code by Tony Twigg.
Artist in Conversation: Sat Oct 10, 2.30-4.30pm – Scott McDougall, Sat Oct 17, 2.30-4.30pm – Tony Twigg.

Scott McDougall, Wallangarra track, NSW, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Atrium

Tony Twigg, Cloud-burst, enamel on timber construction, 130 x 141cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Atrium

Oct 24 to Nov 7 (opening Sat Oct 24, 2.30-4.30pm) Ros Auld & Kate Briscoe Exhibition.
Sat Oct 31, 2.30-4.30pm Kate Briscoe Collage Workshop.

Ros Auld, Landform, 42 x 64 x 38cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Atrium

Kate Briscoe, Rockface Strata Kimberley #7, mixed media on canvas, 76 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Atrium

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 11, 2nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN – 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.
Oct 31 to Dec 11 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2020.

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.

Granville Centre Art Gallery
1 Memorial Drive, Granville 2142.
(02) 8757-9029.
For more information to plan your visit, including opening hours, visit website.
Oct to Jan, 2021 We are here. We are here, Darug are here, Aboriginal peoples are here – they never left. Co-curated by Dennis Golding and Rebekah Raymond, We are Here celebrates strength and resilience through the art of local Darug artists and artists from other language groups and nations who call Darug nura home. This exhibition highlights stories of Country, and the many cultural identities and practices of our peoples. We are Here is the inaugural exhibition at the Granville Centre Art Gallery. This project is presented by Cumberland City Council.

Kirra Weingarth, Connections Reignited: Indigenous Lighting Artefacts (detail), 2018, Illumina porcelain, found sea material, seaweeds, shells, pine cones and pine needles. Courtesy the artist and Granville Centre Art Gallery

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700.
Fax 8536-5750.
Check website for gallery opening hours.

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown 2148.
(02) 9839-6558.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.

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.

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

Penrith Regional Gallery
Home of The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road, Emu Plains 2750.
(02) 4735-1100. 
Open daily. Timed sessions.

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 advice, all of our campus galleries are closed 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 (Parramatta Campus): Gallery temporarily closed. Online you can visit these exhibitions: Coronavirus in Children’s Eyes Exhibition. Also, Zhou Xiaoping: Spiritual Bonding Between Land and People. See
Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School (Parramatta Campus): Gallery temporarily closed.
Margot Hardy Gallery (Bankstown Campus): Gallery temporarily closed.