July/August 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 Sept 27 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. Read more…
Until 2021 Under the stars presents multiple approaches to stargazing from Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, highlighting our shared understandings of the night sky.
Also, 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, In one drop of water – explores the significance of water in Asian art through a range of works from the Gallery’s collection.

Dana Schutz, Breastfeeding, 2015. © Dana Schutz. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of New South Wales

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
UPDATE: Gaffa Gallery reopens July 9.

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, 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.

Lion Gate Lodge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 2000.
July 25 to Aug 2 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.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9245-2400.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 6 (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.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
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. Re-opening date to be confirmed – please go to website for updates.
Aug 14 to Sept 20 Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists. First awarded in 1965, the Award was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach. As per the direction of the will, the Award is annually presented to an Australian female artist for the best portrait painted from life of a man or woman distinguished in art, letters or the sciences. Geach was widely acclaimed as a leading artist and was a frequent commentator in the national media – making her an iconic figure in the Australian arts community. The Portia Geach Memorial Award is given by Perpetual as trustee, to the entry with the highest artistic merit.

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, cocinaba, bailaba y hablaba con los pájaros (Among everything, she cooked, danced and talked with the birds), 2020, paper, oil, and acrylic on paper. Courtesy the artist and Verge Gallery

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 and Verge Gallery

White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street (near Central Station), Chippendale 2008.
(02) 8399-2867.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 2 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;

Arthouse Gallery
66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011.
(02) 9332-1019.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 2 to 18 Positive Aspects of Negative Thinking by Fabrizio Biviano. Australian artist Fabrizio Biviano has a preoccupation with the past and notions of spent time, both his own and others. Drawing inspiration from the traditions of Dutch still life painting, graphic design and personal experiences, he uses the objects of daily life to produce self-referential work that seeks to examine his personal investments of time, loss and consumption.

Fabrizio Biviano, An exercise in repetition, oil on Belgian linen, 91 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

July 31 to Aug 15 Antipodean Light by Clifford How. Clifford How’sworks meditate on the rugged identity and harsh weather systems of the Tasmanian landscape. The artist gives significance to form through a palette knife, modelling this primal terrain with a known intimacy. From deep ancient tarns nestled in dolerite basins to exposed plateau sedgeland, How’s paintings are suspended in time capturing the unseen and fleeting qualities of place. Through the multitude of topographies tacitly evoked, the works conjure and clarify the emotion of experiencing these remote destinations.

Clifford How, I watched as the sky lifted, oil on linen, 140 x 156cm (framed). 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.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 1 Connected to the Land – Angelina Karadada Boona, Betty Bundamurra, Mary Punchi Clement and Mary Teresa Taylor.
From Aug 15 Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (Mother Aunty Sister Daughter) – a contemporary art and feminism project by Georgia MacGuire.

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.
To Aug 8 Simon Denny.
Through Aug-Sept, Yona Lee.

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-Tue by appt.
July 15 to Aug 16 Paul Snell.
Aug 12 to Sept 5 Teelah George.

Teelah George, Patina, 2020, thread on linen, 46 x 40 x 3cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9

Teelah George, A harp 2020, bronze, 110 x 90 x 5cm. 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.
Tue-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To July 29 Peter Baka, Richard Byrnes, Phillip Piperides and Terry Stringer.
Aug 1 to 26 Gina Bruce, Elwyn Lynn, Clement Meadmore, Marilyn McGrath and Richard Morris.

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.
To July 19 Unintended Consequences by Suzie Idiens.
July 30 to Aug 16 Construction/ reconstruction: In Uncertain Times by Susan Andrews.

Susan Andrews, Unpack repack, 2019, acrylic on wood, 36 x 40 x 3cm. Photograph: Jennifer Leahy, Silver Salt Photography. Courtesy the artist and STACKS Projects

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Wed by appt only, Thur-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To July 11 James Barker (1931-2019). Curated by Elisabeth Cummings and Damian Barker.

James Barker, Studio with Strong Light, c.1997, oil on canvas, 91 x 107cm. Courtesy Stanley Street Gallery

To Aug 8 Art in Isolation – a group exhibition.
Aug 12 to 29 Fernweh: Into the Blue – continues Andjana Pachkova’s exploration of longing in her 2nd solo exhibition at Stanley Street Gallery. Fernweh means far sickness, or longing for far-away unexplored places. It is, in a way, nostalgia for what has never been, or more precisely for where one has never been. “This topic is especially prescient due to the events that unfolded internationally in the year of 2020”. The Ukrainian-born, Russian-raised, American-educated artist has been considering fernweh and gaining inspiration from her newly found passion for surfing Australia’s east coast.

Denis Clarke, Estuary, 2020, oil on linen, 122 x 94cm. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

Andjana Pachkova, Fernweh: Into the Blue – Red Alert for Blue, Longing, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

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

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
Tues-Sat 12.00 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.
To July 25 Kaye Brown: Yirrinkiripwoja – online.

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.
Aug 15 to Sept 5 Floria Tosca: Bearing Witness.

Floria Tosca, Remember, watercolour and pencil on goat hide, 115 x 100cm framed. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Street Gallery

Floria Tosca, Blue banded bee, acrylic on linen, 56 x 72cm. Courtesy the artist and Flinders Street Gallery

409b George Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
July 1 to 18 Peta Minnici – paintings and drawings.
Also, Dianna Wells – photography.
July 22 to Aug 8 Agnes Tyson – paintings.
Also, Jane Grealy – paintings and prints.

Jane Grealy, Leader of the Pack, 2019, watercolour on 640gsm Arches hot press paper, 20 x 39.5cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Aug 12 to 29 Mylyn Nguyen – sculpture.
Also, Rebecca Hastings – paintings.

Mylyn Nguyen, On the way to the bakery, 2020, charcoal, ink, pastel, paper, plastic, resin, fibre, leaf twig, 6.5 x 27 x 10cm. 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.

Reinis Zusters, Queensland Landscape, oil on board, 44 x 59.5cm. Courtesy Redfern Art Gallery

Keith Looby, Arteater, 1984, oil on canvas, 65 x 65cm. Courtesy the artist and 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.
To July 11 Main Gallery: L’oumo: Masters of Ceramics – Sabbia’s Annual Masters of Australian Ceramics.

Jeff Mincham AM, Still life with Tea Bowl IV, 2020, hand built multi-glazed midfired stoneware with Poplar base – set of 5, 24 x 40 w x 24cm. Courtesy the artist and Sabbia Gallery

To July 15 Gallery Two: Art from Hermannsburg – a group exhibition in ceramics and works on paper.
July 22 to Aug 22 Main Gallery: Pippin Drysdale: Breakaway – a solo exhibition of new work in ceramics. Gallery Two: Lisa Cahill: Pause.

Pippin Drysdale, Breakaway Series, 2020. 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.
To July 25 Artists in Isolation – Janet Dawson, Ashley Frost, Rod Holdaway, Steve Lopes and Ian Marr.

Ashley Frost, Painting 930, 2020, oil on board, 17 x 17cm, Courtesy the artist and Stella Downer Fine Art

Steve Lopes, Backyard Garden Figure, 2020, oil on board, 24 x 30cm. 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.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tue-Sat 10.00-5.00.
To July 25 John R Walker – a solo exhibition presenting Walker’s classic landscapes focusing on the recent bushfires.
Aug 1 to 29 (opening Sat Aug 1, 10am-5pm) Liz Coats – a solo exhibition featuring new works.

John R Walker, Fireground for Bruce, 2020, archival oil on polyester, 243 x 182cm. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

Liz Coats, Split Rock, 2019, acrylic pigment on linen, 70 x 72cm. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney

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.
July 15 to Aug 8 Mapping the Immeasurable by Liam Benson.
Aug 12 to Sept 5 Svetlana Bailey.

Liam Benson in his studio at Parramatta Artists’ Studios Rydalmere, 2019. Photograph: Jacquie Manning. Courtesy Parramatta Artists’ Studios

Svetlana Bailey, In Memory of Big Mike, 2020, self-adhesive fabric, pentaptych, 127 x 101.6cm each. Courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To July 19 Introversion – Kenneth Lambert, Prudence Holloway, Isobel Markus-Dunworth, Kath Fries, Fiona Kemp and Jacqui Mills. Closing drinks Sun 19 July, 2pm.
July 24 to Aug 10 Is This the Place? 360 degree stereoscopic VR with sound, (work in progress 2020) by John Gillies artist and writer and Josh Harle/Tactical Space Lab.
Aug 15 to 30 Still gleaning for plastic on the beach, 2020 sculptures by Rox De Luca, coordinated by Voices of Women. Thurs Aug 27, 6pm and Fri Aug 28, 5pm – Voices of Women presents: CLEARWAY (Corona) online screening. A film of stories we live, music we imagine and found plastic sculpture. Performed by actors Julia Christensen, Bellatrix Scott and Claudette Clarke, guest readers Kirli Saunders and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, music composed by Elizabeth Jigalin, Director/producer Lliane Clarke. Tickets at
ARTICULATE UPSTAIRS: Aug 15 to 30 Continuing works by Rox De Luca. (See website for further details).

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

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00 by appt.
Not Young Or Free! responds to the 250 year anniversary of Cook’s arrival in Australia. We are not young: As Aboriginal people, we come from the world’s oldest living culture. We are not free: Since colonisers stepped foot on this land, Aboriginal peoples have faced the forefront of this so-called great arrival, which has led to devastation and mistreatment of Aboriginal peoples in Australia. Not Young Or Free! is available to view online via the Boomalli website, and in the gallery by appointment. Read more…

Dennis Golding, Beyond the coastal watch, 2019, digital image. Courtesy the artist and Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00 (during exhibitions).
To Aug 9 Where Clouds are Spirit Parrots: Art of the Ömie Women – an exhibition of Ömie barkcloth paintings, honouring the senior women artists from the remote mountains of south-eastern Papua New Guinea.
Also, Lithe – an installation of natural dyed handwoven textiles by Sairi Yoshizawa.

Brenda Kesi (Ariré), Wo’ohohe (Ground-burrowing spider), 2013, sihoti’e taliobamë’e (appliquéd mud-dyed barkcloth), 98.5 x 60.5cm. Courtesy the artist, Ömie Artists Inc. 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.

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.

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.
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. FAVOURITES – Selected pieces from our artists showing the huge diversity to be found in the field of Ceramics.

Michelle Perrett, Flannel Flower Garden, porcelain, 16cm diameter. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Helen Earl, Along the Track, porcelain, copper wire, 40 x 32cm. 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 period.

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.
Mon-Tues and Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

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 times-entry ticket on the website.
To Aug 3 Treasures from the Vault – MAG&M continues its 90 years celebrations with an exhibition featuring highlights from its extensive collections, providing rare insights into the history and stories of one of Sydney’s great art collections.

Joan Ross, Please don’t pick flowers (detail), 2019, hand coloured pigment print on cotton rag paper, edition 3 of 8, 73 x 110cm. Courtesy the artist, Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Aug 8 to Oct 18 Portraits Project – MAG&M presents two significant exhibitions in a powerful expression of the artmaking of this region: a series of twenty commissioned photographic portraits of local artists by Greg Weight; and an exhibition of fifteen new self-portraits by acclaimed Sydney painters.

Kathrin Longhurst, The Artist as a Young Girl, 2020, oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Aug 8 to Oct 18 Museum of the Beach – a playful showing drawn from MAG&M’s museum objects collection brings to life six paintings from MAG&M’s art collection.

Anne Zahalka, Figures on Manly Beach April 25 (after Nancy Kilgour), 2015, unique photo media print, 115 x 177.5cm. MAG&M Collection, donated by MAG&M Society, 2015. Courtesy the artist and 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.
To July 30 Bungaree’s Farm – an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal audio, video, performance and installation art exploring the legacy of Bungaree and the establishment of Bungaree’s Farm, the first land grant by colonial authorities to an Aboriginal person in Australia. Originally staged in the Camouflage Fuel Tanks at Georges Heights, Mosman in 2015, the exhibition features work by emerging and established First Nations artists.

Bungaree’s Farm, performed by (BLAK) Douglas, Karla Dickens, Amala Groom, Warwick Keen, Peter McKenzie, Djon Mundine, Caroline Oakley, Bjorn Stewart, Leanne Tobin and Jason Wing. Developed with the assistance of Andrea James, video 5:46 mins. Courtesy the artists and Mosman Art Gallery

To July 30 Karla Dickens: Mother’s Little Helper. Lismore-based Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens has partnered with Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian man Bruce Pascoe to create Mother’s Little Helper, a film project produced with Blacklock Media. The deeply poignant work reflects on our relationship to ‘Mother Earth’ and the next generation which must have the skills and knowledge to make positive change.
From Aug 26 Mosman Art Prize.

Karla Dickens, Mother’s Little Helper, 2019, video still. 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.
To July 22 Private Collection Exhibition.
Aug 7 to 21 Intrinsic Rhythms by Erika Cholich.

Ken Done, February 1 Sunday, 2009, oil and acrylic on linen, 66 x 66cm. Photograph: Erika Plumb. Courtesy the artist and The New Artisans Gallery

Erika Cholich, On the Marble Table, oil on Belgian linen, 92 x 84cm. Photograph: Radivoj Mackovic. Courtesy the artist and The New Artisans Gallery

Art and Craft Class Bookings: Eventbrite – The New Artisans Gallery:
Saturday July 25, 10am-1pm – Weaving Circle Workshop
Saturday July 25, 1-4pm – Arm Knitting Workshop – Luxurious Wool Scarf
Saturday Aug 8, 1-4pm – Blockprinting Class
Saturday Aug 22, 10am-2pm – Arm Knitting – Cosy Throw Blanket
Saturday August 29 10am-1pm – Weaving Circle Workshop
Saturday Sept 12, 1-4pm – Introduction to Watercolour Floral

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

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077.
(02) 9847-6572.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00 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.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.0. 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 Aug 29 Winter 2020 – paintings by Richard Dunn, Susan Norrie, Carl Plate, Jude Rae, Ken Whisson, John Young and more.

Ken Whisson, Trees and Structures, 1987, oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm. Courtesy the artist and Annette Larkin Fine Art

Richard Dunn, Untitled (Wittgenstein’s Colours) #11, 2003, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 170 x 137.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Annette Larkin Fine Art

Australian Galleries
15 Roylston Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9360-5177.
Fax 9360-2361.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Australian Galleries is excited to reopen its doors and present a dynamic selection of curated exhibitions, celebrating painting, sculpture and printmaking. These exhibitions showcase the integrity, quality and breadth of artists who exhibit with Australian Galleries. Each artist has a unique approach to creating original artworks and possess technical skill and a distinct visual aesthetic. Exploring myriad concepts and narratives across a wide variety of techniques, our vibrant exhibitions of figurative and landscape paintings, sculpture and works on paper will leave a lasting impression.

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.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

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.

Fellia Melas Gallery
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9363-5616.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun-Mon by appt only.
New Works in the Gallery by Geoffrey Proud.

Geoffrey Robert Proud, Our Magical Hill Top Home, pastel on paper, 77 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Geoffrey Robert Proud, My Love did Dream of Dancing Ships, pastel on paper, 63 x 75cm. 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 July 19 Friends by Charlotte Le Brocque.
Also, Winter Group Exhibition.
July 23 to Aug 16 lost treasures by Troy Emery.
Also, The Park by Sally Bourke.

Charlotte Le Brocque, Are you kidding me? 2020, ceramic with glaze, 23 x 13 x 23cm. Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-4676.
Fax 9380-8485.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To July 12 Paintings by Myuran Sukumaran.
July 15 to 26 Ben Taylor.
Aug 1 to 20 Virginia Carroll Glover.
Aug 15 to 30 Ceramics 2020.

Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00 by appt.
To July 18 John Young: The Shiva Paintings.
July 22 to Aug 15 Philjames.
Aug 19 to Sept 12 Nicholas Harding.
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. The Gallery is now open to the public, whilst of course, observing all appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures.
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.

Soho Galleries & Graphis ARTFraming
150 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9326-9066.
Fax 9358-2939.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Group exhibition contemporary art, sculpture, wall relief and ARTFraming at their new gallery: 150 Edgecliff Rd Woollahra 2025
ARTPark Australia – Contemporary Australian Sculpture: Chatswood Sculpture Walk – 2020, Chatswood Chase Sydney.
Also, Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk – 2020, Walsh Bay Arts precinct, Sydney, and 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.
We are very excited to re-open our door in August (with social distancing in place according to the latest guidelines from the NSW and Federal governments) showing the finest collection from our stock room including artworks by Tony Belobrajdic, Phillipa Butters, Barbara Goldin, Julie Johnstone, Catherine Stewart, Paul Williams, Beverley Woollett, Sung Hee Ahn etc. Meantime, we are organising our next exhibition in full swing. Details to be announced, stay tuned.

Catherine Stewart, Clay Pan Lake Popiltah 1, oil on linen, 61 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Catherine Stewart, Clay Pan Lake Popiltah 2, oil on linen, 61 x 61cm. 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.
To July 17 Natural Impact by Min-woo Bang expresses his emotional and visual response to recent natural events such as the Australian bushfires and pandemic through a suite of magnificent skyscapes.
Aug 27 to Sept 17 Tropical Future World by Nigel Sense.

Min Woo Bang, Grandeur, oil on linen, 152 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary

Nigel Sense, Rickshaw Mate, acrylic on naturally dyed canvas, 60 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary

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.
To Aug 1 Winter Salon – Emily Kngwarreye, Timothy Cook and Dorothy Napangardi.
Cooee Art Paddington: at 326 Oxford Street, Paddington.

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.
To Sept 30 Fire and Rain Online Sale.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 11, 22nd 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.

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.
To Aug 23 A Familiar Place I’ve Never Seen by Jomakhan Jafari and Danny Kennedy.
Also, Adaptation – Ohni Blu, Bruno Booth, Marion Conrow, Pat Larter, Prue Stevenson, Nell Syme and Louise Zhang.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700.
Fax 8536-5750.
Check website for gallery opening hours.
On now, ARTEXPRESS – this annual showcase of outstanding art from 50 students was selected from the 2019 HSC practical examination in Visual Arts and includes a broad range of approaches to art and expressive forms. Curated by Hazelhurst.
Please continue to check our website and social media pages for updates on exhibitions.

Lilly New, Progress Over Perfection (detail), 2019, drawing, graphite pencil, Shire Christian School. Courtesy the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
(02) 9330-6444.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.

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.
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) 8745-9794.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 2 Three houses down by Hayley Megan French. ‘If home is where we start from, then these 72″ water pipes constructed across 37 years (1888-1925) – first in wrought iron, then mild steel and finally electrically welded steel plates – that run over Darug land from Prospect Reservoir east to Potts Hill, signify home to me.’ Three houses down from the pipeline. This exhibition brings together new Polaroid paintings, works on canvas and a series of Polaroid drawings all centred on the pipeline as home.

Hayley Megan French, The Pipeline Polaroids (three houses down 1), 2020, acrylic on polaroid photograph, 9 x 11cm. Courtesy the artist and Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio

To Aug 2, Field notes from the edge by Ellen Dahl. The landscape is often used by Dahl as an entry point to articulate trepidations around the Anthropocene and the uncertainties of place and belonging. Drawn to the uncanny and ambiguous, she interrogates the aesthetics of the photographic medium to underpin this conceptually. In Field Notes from the Edge, Dahl presents work from recent field trips to the islands of Tasmania (Australia) and Spitsbergen (Svalbard/Norway).
Aug 8 to Sept 6 The Call by Katy Plummer. A Ghost receives a mysterious phone call. Even if we don’t fully understand what is required of us and how it will end, we are being asked to take apart toxic and oppressive systems where we find them; in the wider world, in our circles of influence, in our family histories and in the recesses of our own hearts.
Aug 8 to Sept 6 SSI at Peacock Gallery – Settlement Services International presents an exhibition that connects with their strong community of artists.

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

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, and Zhou Xiaoping: Spiritual Bonding Between Land and People.
Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School (Parramatta Campus):
Gallery temporarily closed.
Margot Hardy Gallery (Bankstown Campus):
Gallery temporarily closed.