April 2020 Listings

Click on the precincts below to find Sydney galleries and their exhibitions. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.


CBD The Rocks

Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Art Gallery Road, Sydney 2000.
(02) 9225-1744, 1800-679-278.
UPDATE: AGNSW is closed to the public until further notice.
To April 26 ARTEXPRESS 2020. This dynamic and popular exhibition features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2019.
To May 17 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.
To June 8 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.
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.
March 28 to June 21 John Brack: the austere everyday – a collection focus exhibition on this painter of modern urban life. John Brack (1920-99) is an artist of singular originality his work often bearing witness to the depersonalisation of ritual.
April 18 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.
UPDATE: AGNSW is closed to the public until further notice.

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD 2000.
(02) 9283-4273.
Gaffa is an independent creative precinct, artist-run in attitude and execution.
April 2 to 13 Dancing with the Devil by Makayla Loves, and Less is More by Christoph Mueller.
Also, Conjuring Act by Helen Brancatisano, and Beautiful Bodies by David Lindesay & Elise Stanley.
April 16 to 27 UNSW Art & Design Exhibition by Master of Art Students: Causus by Keroshin Govender, and You Will Never Own Me by Emma Rani Hodges & Jacqueline Meng.
UPDATE: Gaffa Gallery is closed until further notice.

David Lindesay, Corrupted Touch (3), 2020, Polaroid film, 8 x 8cm. Courtesy the artist and Gaffa Gallery

Jacqueline Meng & Emma Rani Hodges, ‘You Will Never Own Me’ exhibition. Courtesy the artist and Gaffa Gallery

The Ken Done Gallery
1 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 8274-4500.
Fax (02) 8274-4545.
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 completing the hang, a new, extra-large, opalescent reef painting. 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.
UPDATE: Ken Done Gallery is closed until further notice. During this period the exhibitions are available to view online.

Ken Done, Postcard from the Bungle Bungles, 2001, oil and acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist and The Ken Done Gallery

Ken Done, Big MASK reef, 2019, oil and acrylic on linen, 200 x 300cm. Courtesy the artist and The Ken Done Gallery

Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000.
(02) 8267-3400.
A part of the Hanbok exhibition (Korean traditional costume) is on display in the window gallery.
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 April 5 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.
To June 8, 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.
UPDATE: MCA is now closed to the public, and all upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed. MCA is developing new digital experiences which will be shared on their website and social media platforms.

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.

S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia (NSW), Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks 2000.
(02) 9258-0173.
To May 3 First Light: the art of Peter Kingston – a major survey exhibition comprising paintings and drawings from both public and private collections throughout Australia, along with Peter Kingston’s artist books, memorabilia and nostalgic relics. Curated by Barry Pearce, Emeritus Curator of Australian Art, AGNSW.
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.

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.
April 16 to June 7 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 galleries and office are now 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.
April 1 to 25 Projects by Damien Minton.
April 29 to May 9 Andrew Kelly.

Verge Gallery
Level 2, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road Darlington, University of Sydney 2006.
(02) 9563-6218.
To May 1 Species by Jana Hawkins-Andersen.
Also, Link Tree by Corinna Berndt, and Bolero: A Tale of Tech Support by Sophie Penkethman-Young.
UPDATE: Verge Gallery has postponed these 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.
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.
UPDATE: White Rabbit Gallery is closed, effective from Wednesday 25 March, until further notice. During this period the gallery will be sharing their collection and exhibitions on their website and social media platforms.

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.
UPDATE: Arthouse Gallery is open for private viewings by appointment only.
April 1 to 25 Renewal – a group landscape showcase.

Colin Pennock, A better place, oil on linen, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Arthouse Gallery

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 9356-0555.
UPDATE: Artspace’s gallery is closed until further notice.

The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Lane (off Orwell Street), Kings Cross 2011.
(02) 9357-2058, 0406-537-933.
Director: Jo Holder.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To April 18 Particulate Matters: to not a/void the subject of resource extraction – Jacky Green, Vanessa Inkamala and Mervyn Rubuntja.

Fine Arts, Sydney
Suites 204 & 205, 20-22 Bayswater Road, Potts Point 2011.
(02) 9361-6200.
UPDATE: Fine Arts, Sydney is closed to the public until further notice. Please contact the gallery for enquiries or viewings by appointment.
April 2 to May 16 Simon Denny.

13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo 2011.
(02) 8970-2999.
Established in 1986, Firstdraft is Australia’s longest-running artist-led organisation.
UPDATE: Firstdaft is closed until Sunday 3 May 2020.

Gallery 9
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9380-9909.
Director: Allan Cooley.
Manager: Oliver Lardner.
To April 18 Teelah George.
April 22 to May 16 Simon Gardam, Reece King and Eloise Kirk.
UPDATE: Effective Tuesday 24 March, Gallery 9 has postponed all exhibitions for the next month including Teelah George’s upcoming show which will be rescheduled until later in the year.

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.

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.
April 4 to May 2 Peter Blayney, Martin Edge, Patricia Lawrence, Samantha Stephenson, Bryan Westwood and Anne Wienholt.

Anne Wienholt (1920-2018), Go Kart, c.1975, bronze, 14x 13 x 9cm. Courtesy Robin Gibson Gallery

Anne Wienholt (1920-2018), Spirit Boat, c.1975, bronze, 25 x 22 x 8cm. Courtesy Robin Gibson Gallery

STACKS Projects
191 Victoria Street, Potts Point 2011.
April 16 to May 13 (opening Wed April 15, 6-8pm) Unintended Consequences by Suzie Idiens. This exhibition explores the variable outcomes derived from introducing simple adjustments to surface colour and perimeters of a predetermined geometric form.
UPDATE: STACKS Projects is closed until further notice.

Suzie Idiens, Untitled #16, 2017-2020, laminate on black MDF, 50 x 50 x 10cm. Courtesy the artist and STACKS Projects

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010.
(02) 9368-1142.
Directors: Merilyn Bailey and Liza Feeney.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
UPDATE: Stanley Street Gallery will be closed until further notice.
To April 9 Embrace by Julie Blyfield.
Also, Coil Pots by Helen Fuller.
April 29 to May 16 Beautiful Solitude – Head On Featured Exhibition by Mark Forbes.

Julie Blyfield, Wonder, 2020, brooches, neckpiece and objects copper, oxidised stg silver, bi-metal copper & stg, 22kt & stg, largest 11 x 12.5 x 9cm. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

Helen Fuller, Coil Pot no. 2, 2020, terracotta, oxide, wire, slip, underglaze, 13 x 18 x 15cm. Courtesy the artist and Stanley Street Gallery

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.
To April 4 Manuel Ocampo.
April 11 to May 9 Clare Milledge.
UPDATE: STATION is closed until further notice.

UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 8936-0888.
To April 18 Wansolwara: One Salt Water including O le ūa na fua mai Manuʻa, curated by Dr Léuli Eshrāghi; and OFO HAKE: Koe Ngatu Teuteu ‘o ‘Akesa mo ‘Isileli Fifita by Ruha Fifita.
To April 18 The Wit of the Staircase by Samuel Hodge, and Opacity Shift by Skye Wagner.
UPDATE: UNSW Galleries is closed until further notice.

Samuel Hodge, The Wit of the Staircase 2019 (detail), digital archival print. Courtesy the artist and UNSW Galleries

Skye Wagner, pink soap, apple stitch, puppy eyes, 2019, photographic pigment print. Courtesy: the artist 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.
To April 25, 5.7.5 Two projects: et al & Newell Harry. Curated by Ewen McDonald.

et al, Untitled, 575 (installation detail), 2020. Courtesy the artist and Yuill/Crowley

Newell Harry, (Untitled) Nimoa and me: Kiriwina Notes, 2015-16; Mwali
shell, 575 (installation detail), 2020. Courtesy the artist and Yuill/Crowley

Redfern Surry Hills Green Square

Aboriginal & Pacific Art
1/24 Wellington Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9699-2211.
Director: Gabriella Roy (member of ACGA).
UPDATE: Aboriginal & Pacific Art is closed to the public, however, exhibitions can be viewed online.
To May 23 (online only) Daughters of Law: Rerrkirrwaŋa Munuŋgurr, Marrnyula Munuŋgurr and Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra. In association with Buku-Larr\gay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala, NT.
April 21 to May 23 This is how we see ’em. In association with Spinifex Hills Studio, Port Headland, WA.

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.
General public: Thurs-Sun 10.00-4.00. Studio closed until May 21 due to building works, reopening Fri May 22.
The Brett Whiteley Studio is managed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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

409b George Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9318-1122.
UPDATE: MAY SPACE remains open, Tuesday to Saturday by appointment only.
To April 26 Sydney Printmakers 2020.
From April 29 Miriam Innes.

Janet Parker-Smith, Armed for the Unknown No.1, 2020, edition 1 of 3, six colour screen print, 120 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and MAY SPACE

Miriam Innes, New York Rambling – Panel F, 2019, charcoal on paper, 150 x 240cm. 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.

Harold Greenhill, Approaching Storm, Manly, 1945, oil on board, 39 x 49cm. Courtesy the artist and Redfern Art Gallery

Alan Sumner, a Melbourne Street Scene, oil on board, 40 x 48cm. 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.
UPDATE: Sabbia Gallery remains open and their exhibition schedule for 2020 will continue as planned.
April 8 to May 2 Container – a group exhibition of Sabbia’s glass artists.

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Red Sedge Reeds Fish Basket, 2020, blown and cold-worked glass with canes, 29 x 59 x 35cm. 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.
March 31 to May 9 (opening Sat April 4, 3-5pm) 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.
April 3 to 22 Glenn Barkley.
Also, Grant Stevens.
UPDATE: Sullivan+Strumpf is open by appointment only.

Utopia Art Sydney
983 Bourke Street, Waterloo 2017.
(02) 9319-6437.
Director: Christopher Hodges.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
April 4 to May 2 (opening Sat April 4, 3-5pm) Richard Larter.
Richard Larter paints like no one else before or since. Larter’s representational genius turns wife and muse, Pat Larter, into a feminist and sixties icon in this surprising survey show which re-establishes his reputation as one of the most important Australian painting in the last 50 years.

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.
April 1 to May 2 Speculative Alchemy – a group exhibition featuring Patrizia Biondi, Kate Coyne, Stevie Fieldsend and Sylvia Schwenk.

Articulate project space
497 Parramatta Road (opposite Cass Bros), Leichhardt 2040.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Sat April 4, 7pm and Sun April 5, 4 and 7pm Voices of Women presents CLEARWAY 2 – stories by Australian women writers performed by actors Julia Christensen, Bellatrix Scott and Claudette Clarke, music composer Liz Jigalin, Artistic Director Lliane Clarke. Tickets at – includes an exhibition to Sun April 5 Still gleaning for plastic, on the beach 2020 works by Rox de Luca. See blogspot for further details.
ArticulateUpstairs: Voices of Women and works by Rox de Luca continues.

Artsite Galleries
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 2050.
(02) 8095-9678, (02) 9519-9677.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00 by appt.
UPDATE: April exhibition, Reflections of an Ancient Land: the MacDonnell Ranges featuring Ann Cape, Bela Ivanyi, Chris Gentle and Daniel Pata, has been cancelled.
Stockroom available online.

Bein’ Narly 3rd Biennial
An art festival showcasing Australian artists across eight events over eight weeks – Punk, Metal, Comic, Craft, Occult, Subversion, Street, DIY, Sci-Fi, Pteradactylman, No Bullshit.
UPDATE: POSTPONED. Check their website or Facebook page for updates.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt 2040.
(02) 9560-2541.
To April 19 Diamonds in the Rough – Visibility. Even when our power and beauty go unseen in plain sight, we shine as jewels. We are diamonds that hold strength and will not shatter like glass in the face of pressure. We are diamonds, strong, powerful and fabulous. Shine Bright. A Boomalli Annual Mardi Gras Exhibition, curated by Hayley Pigram.
UPDATE: Boomalli is closed to the public until further notice.

Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria Street, Ashfield 2131.
(02) 9581-6070.
To April 30 (online only) Fitzroy Crossing | Hassall Collection – paintings spanning 1989 to 2019 by three significant artists from Fitzroy Crossing WA, Janangoo Butcher Cherel, Ngarralja Tommy May and Wakartu Cory Surprise, drawn from the Hassall Collection, Sydney. Curated by Catherine Benz and Robert Hirschmann.
UPDATE: Delmar Gallery is temporarily closed to the public. Visit their website fo virtual exhibition tours and updates.

Wakartu Cory Surprise, Bimarral Jila, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 178 x 236cm. Hassall Collection Reproduced by permission of Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing. 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.

Kate Owen Gallery
680 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039.
(02) 9555-5283.
Member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia.
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.
April 11 to May 3 Jack Dale: Life at the Frontier. Dale is an artist who is notable not only for his art but for the visual history of the Kimberleys that he recorded in his works during his long career. This retrospective features an important body of artworks spanning much of Jack’s painting life. They represent a unique and thought-provoking record of a long life which straddled traditional Aboriginal law and the dangerous ‘whitefella’ world at one of our frontiers.
UPDATE: Kate Owen Gallery is temporarily closed, however, online sales and shipment are still operating.

Jack Dale, Missionary in Country, ochre on canvas, 89 x 142cm. Courtesy the artist and Kate Owen Gallery

Kerrie Lowe Gallery
49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042.
(02) 9550-4433.
Fax 9550-1996.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00.
April 3 to May 2 A Fresh Perspective – an exhibition of ceramics by graduating students from TAFE Colleges and Universities in Sydney. Gallery closed over Easter.

Annette Bukovinsky, NAS, Clutching, porcelain, industrial offcut. Courtesy the artist and Kerrie Lowe Gallery

Asahi So, Hornsby TAFE, porcelain vessels, dimensions variable. 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.
To April 23 Visualising Stories – diverse approaches to contemporary childrenís book illustration from Liz Anelli, Lorena Carrington, Tannya Harricks, Bethany Macdonald and Aura Parker.
UPDATE: Grace Cossington Smith Gallery is closed until further notice.

Tannya Harricks, Fraser Island Dingo, 2013, oil on paper From ‘Dingo’ written by Claire Saxby. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Bethany Macdonald, Moving House, mixed media, from ‘Paperboy’ by Danny Parker. Courtesy the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Headland Artists and Sculpture Park
Read Place, Headland Park at Georges Heights entrance off Middle Head Road (opposite Cobittee Street), Mosman 2088.
In beautiful Headland Park 20+ artists working and selling from their studios, three art schools, art restoration and Frenchy’s Cafe.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly 2095.
(02) 9976-1421.
April 3 to May 24 Treasures From The Vault. MAG&M kicks off the celebrations of its 90th year with an exhibition featuring key highlights from its extensive collections, providing rare insights into the collection history and stories of one of Sydney’s great art collections. It features paintings, photographs and ceramics acquired through MAG&M Society, the Theo Batten Bequest, Northern Beaches Council, the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, private donors and from the artists which has enabled this great collection to continue to grow and to represent the work by some of Australia’s great artists.
UPDATE: Manly Art Gallery & Museum is closed until further notice.

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

April 3 to May 24 Nick Hollo: Waterways. The Northern Beaches, as the name implies, is best known for its magnificent coastline. What is less well-known is the myriad of waterways that connect the beaches with the hinterland. This exhibition of new oil pastel drawings by Nick Hollo conveys the beauty, diversity and significance of these waterways including lagoons, marshes, creeks, waterfalls. Such waterways form the prevalent pattern of the whole Australian east coast and luckily still remain within the urban fabric of the Northern Beaches area of Sydney.
UPDATE: Manly Art Gallery & Museum is closed until further notice.

Nick Hollo, Irrawong Waterfall, pastel on paper, 42 x 89.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman 2088.
(02) 9978-4178.
Director: John Cheeseman.
To May 17 Karla Dickens: Mother’s Little Helper. Lismore-based Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens has partnered with writer Bruce Pascoe to create the video Mother’s Little Helper. The deeply poignant work reflects on our relationship to ‘Mother Earth’.
UPDATE: Mosman Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

Karla Dickens, Mother’s Little Helper, 2019, video still. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

March 28 to May 17 The Black Napoleon – a new body of work by Quandamooka artist Megan Cope, created in response to her 2018 artist residency program in France as part of the Australian Print Workshop (APW) program ‘French Connections’. The work reflects on the story of the Aboriginal leader Eulope from Moreton Bay, who led the Quandamooka people in their resistance battles against British forces. Called the ‘Black Napoleon’ by the colony for his apparent resemblance to Napoleon Bonaparte, his story is just one of the many stories of powerful and clever people defying Empire at the turn of the 19th and 20th century throughout Australia.
UPDATE: Mosman Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

Megan Cope, The Black Napoleon (Eulope), 2019, edition of 20, lithograph, 91 x 70cm. Courtesy the artist, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne 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.
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
Ravenswood School for Girls
20 Henry Street, Gordon 2072.
May 30 to June 14, 11am to 4pm (opening and award announcements Fri May 29, 6-8.30pm) Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. Opening night tickets are available through the website.

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby 2077.
(02) 9847-6572.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
March 31 to April 9 Hornsby Young Artist Exhibition – the 7th annual exhibition to encourage the next generation of local Artists. The theme this year is Space. Presented by Hornsby Art Society.
April 16 to 24 One Day We Will – Studio Artes annual exhibition.

White Rhino Artspace
Level 1, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards 2065.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00. Refer to website.

Paddington Woollahra

Annette Larkin Fine Art
Suite 4, 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9332-4614.
Director: Annette Larkin.
UPDATE: open by appointment only.
Deals in post-war and contemporary art and provides tailored advice in all aspects of purchasing, valuing and collection management.
To April 18 Robert Klippel – On paper 1950-1963.
April 29 to June 13 A Private Collection.

Robert Klippel, Untitled, 1957, ink and felt pen on paper, 28.9 x 19.8cm (image). C

Robert Klippel, Untitled, 1951, felt pen, black crayon and pencil on paper, 37.4 x 53.9cm.  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.
To April 5 A physical response by Camie Lyons, and Cultural Capital 3 (Wowser Nation 2) by Clary Akon.
April 21 to May 10 Lullaby of the leaves by Greg Weight, and Philip Noakes Sculptural Silver by Philip Noakes.
Also, Gallery East at Australian Galleries.
UPDATE: Australian Galleries is temporarily closed.

Camie Lyons, Hooked and caused to pause, bronze on concrete, 2018, 110 x 55 x 25cm. Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries

Greg Weight, Bloodwoods with Cycads, 2019, permanent pigment and oil on canvas, 40 x 60cm. Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries

Blender Gallery
16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9380-7080.
UPDATE: Blender Gallery is temporarily closed but are taking private appointments on a case by case basis.

Cement Fondu
36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7775.
To May 3 Contact Us – Emma Finneran, Tom Polo and Campbell Patterson.
UPDATE: Cement Fondu will be closed to the public indefinitely. The current exhibition, ‘Contact Us’, can be viewed by making an appointment before Sunday 3 May 2020, or online.

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.
April 21 to May 17 TETHER by Michael Jalaru Torres.

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
12 Mary Place, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9557-8483.
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann & Lauren Harvey.
April 8 to 30 (opening Sun April 5, 11am-2pm) Ground Floor: Fragments from another place and time by David Wilson. First Floor: Abstraction 2020 featuring Defiance Gallery artists Bill Brown, Ann Thomson, Roy Jackson, Alun Leach-Jones, Michael Buzacott, Jan King, Ivor Fabok, Paul Higgs, Kevin Norton, Dave Teer and Campbell Robertson-Swann.
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.
Through April works by: T Storrier, R Crooke, D Boyd, C Blackman, M Olley, Criss Canning, D Friend, R Harvey, T Irving, J Kelly, W Sharpe, R Dickerson, B Whiteley, C Campbell, G Gittoes, S West, M Winch and many others.
UPDATE: Fellia Melas Gallery is now online and open by appointment only.

Tony Irving, What can you do?, oil on canvas, 123 x 72cm. Courtesy the artist and Fellia Melas Gallery

Fox Jensen Gallery
(02) 8084-4298.
To May 2 Liat Yossifor.
UPDATE: Fox Jensen is open by appointment only until further notice.

Liat Yossifor, Parts II (detail), 2019, oil on linen, 203 x 198cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox Jensen Gallery

Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-7997.
Fax (02) 9331-7050.
Director: Martin Browne (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sun 10.30 to 6.00.
April 2 to 26 chasing rainbows by Michael Muir, and A Feeling Amongst the Motion by Bronte Leighton-Dore.
Also, Charlotte LeBrocque.

Michael Muir, future people, 2020, oil on linen, 122 x 107cm. Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary

Maunsell Wickes Gallery
19 Glenmore Road, Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-4676.
Fax 9380-8485.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.30, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
April 4 to 15 Helena McConochie.

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.
April 1 to 26 Jonathan Delafield Cook, and William Delafield Cook.
Olsen Annexe: at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025.
(02) 9327-3922.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, closed Sun-Mon.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), Paddington 2021.
(02) 9331-1919.
Director: Roslyn Oxley (member of ACGA).
UPDATE: open by appointment only.
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.
March 30 to May 2 View from a Bridge by Callum Morton.

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, 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

Saint Cloche
37 MacDonald Street, Paddington 2021.
Director: Kitty Wong.
UPDATE: open by appointment only.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Thienny Lee Gallery
176 New South Head Road (opp Edgecliff Train Station), Edgecliff 2027.
(02) 8057-1769.
UPDATE: open by appointment only, until further notice.
An Australian Accent by Tracey Esteves is postponed, actual dates to be announced.
‘We remain committed to our artists and all works are viewable on our website and will be showcased across our social media platforms, while we continue to act on the latest advice from the NSW and Federal Governments to ensure safety and to assist health services in their efforts against COVID-19.’

Beverley Woollett, By the River, mixed media on paper, 61 x 78cm (incl frame). Courtesy the artist and Thienny Lee Gallery

Tracey Esteves, The Excitement of Dragon Boat Racing, mixed media on canvas, 122 x 92cm. 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.
March 28 to April 15 Ghost Flowers and Zombie Plants by Mark Hislop.
Hislop’s works are developed slowly, using spray paint and Perspex, in a way that intentionally slows the process of making and looking. They offer a doubling or mirroring of imagery of plants and seed banks, an effect attributed to the artist’s interest in analogue photography and the basic tenets of duplication and reproduction

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.

Gallery Sally Dan Cuthbert
20 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2010.
(02) 9357-6606.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 12 Nomads of the Sea by Lisa Reihana.

Greater Sydney

Art Atrium
12 Daniel Street (entrance on Daphne Street), Botany 2019.
Director: Simon Chan.
April 4 to 18 (opening Sat April 4, 2.30-4.30pm) Scott McDougall and Tony Twigg. Artist in conversation with Tony Twigg: Sat April 18, 2.30-4.30pm.
April 25 to May 9 (opening Sat April 25, 2.30-4.30pm) Nick Ferguson.
UPDATE: Art Atrium is postponing all exhibition and temporarily closing the gallery until further notice.

Australia – China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
Ground floor, EA Building, Room EA.G.13, Parramatta Campus, cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2216.
(02) 9685-9943.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 3.00.
Parking $9 per day.
To April 16 A New Life – an exhibition featuring the works of Heli Yang.
April 20 to July 3 Universe in Coins – an exhibition featuring the works of Xifa Yang.

Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition (Campbelltown Campus)
Off Narellan Road, Campbelltown 2560.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @wsusculpture
Parking free, only on weekends.
For group or school bookings contact Monica McMahon: (02) 4620-3450 or
May 1 to 31 The 9th Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition features outdoor sculptures in the grounds of the Universityís Campbelltown campus. Finalists include Mark Booth, Jennifer Cochrane, Chris Edwards, Merran Esson, Harrie Fasher, John Fitzmaurice, Jim Flook, Martin George, Akira Kamada, Bec Litvan, Ludwig Mlcek, Ingrid Morley, Vlasé Nikoleski, Denese Oates, John Petrie, Kirsteen Pieterse, Louis Pratt, Sasha Reid, Samantha Stephenson, Jayanto Tan and Arthur Wicks.
UPDATE: The 9th Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition has been postponed.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown 2560.
(02) 4645-4100.
To June 8 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.
UPDATE: Campbelltown Arts Centre is closed until further notice.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
A cultural facility of Liverpool City Council
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula 2170 (access via Shepherd Street, Liverpool).
(02) 9824-1121.
To April 19 Pulse of the Dragon Amy Fu (AUS/CHN), Cang Xin (CHN), Guan Wei (AUS/CHN [Glenfield, NSW]), Gu Xiaoping (CHN), Jiang Zhe (CHN), Palla Jeroff (AUS/ CHN), Yang Jinsong (CHN), Yang Xifa (AUS/CHN), Zhang Jin (CHN), and Jin Sha (AUS/CHN). Curated by Guan Wei and Cang Xin.
To May 4 Adaptation Ohni Blu, Bruno Booth, Marion Conrow, Pat Larter, Prue Stevenson, Nell Syme and Louise Zhang.
To May 18 A Familiar Place I’ve Never Seen by Jomakhan Jafari and Danny Kennedy.
UPDATE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is closed to the public until further notice.

Pat Larter, Pink Glow, 1994, 91.5 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Jomakhan Jafari and Danny Kennedy, Golshahr, 2012, Indian ink on pigment print, 45 x 65cm. Courtesy the artists and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea 2227.
(02) 8536-5700.
Fax 8536-5750.
To April 13 ARTEXPRESS. Hazelhurst’s annual offering of ARTEXPRESS showcases a selection of Higher School Certificate artworks from 53 students and includes a broad range of approaches to art and expressive forms.
UPDATE: Hazelhurst Arts Centre is closed until further notice.

Kyra Gilfillan, Woolooware High School, Immersion and Fragmentation, painting. Courtesy the artist

April 24 to June 21 Wuliwulawala: Dharawal Women Sharing Stories. Wuliwulawala (women) celebrates the resilience and creativity of First Nations women in the Dharawal country of southern Sydney. Featuring historical content, interviews and contemporary art this exhibition focusses on the importance of sharing stories, knowledge and oral histories across generations while recognising the perspectives of women connected to our local and national history.
UPDATE: Hazelhurst Arts Centre is closed until further notice.

Esme Timbery and Rose Timbery, Harbour Bridge, 1988-1989, shell, fabric, cardboard, 20 x 57 x 11cm. Courtesy Wollongong Art Gallery Collection and Hazelhurst Arts Centre

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
(02) 9330-6444.
UPDATE: Hurstville Museum & Galley is closed until further notice.

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

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus, cnr of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116.
(02) 9685-9210.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00 and the first Sat of each month.
Parking $9 per day.
To April 24 Marriage, Love and Law is a NSW State Archives exhibition that explores the laws, beliefs and social attitudes that have shaped and reshaped marriage in Australia over three centuries.

Margot Hardy Gallery, Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus)
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
(02) 4620-3450.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Parking $7 per day.
To May 15 Access Printmaking Studio Revisited. This exhibition features works from Western Sydney University’s Art Collection, by artists who produced works at this printmaking studio, based at the University’s Bankstown campus during the 1990s.

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.
UPDATE: Peacock Gallery is closed until further notice. Effectively, the 2020 Cumberland Art Awards has been cancelled.
2020 Cumberland Art Awards is an initiative of Cumberland City Council. This opportunity supports local artists in showcasing their arts, culture and creative work in an exhibition at the Peacock Gallery in the Auburn Botanic Gardens. The differing awards across artforms honour local artists and their creative contributions to the local community.

Mehrdad Mehraeen, WATER, SOIL, WIND, acrylics on canvas. 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.
April 4 to Aug 9 Dream Realised: our community victory.
UPDATE: Penrith Regional Gallery is closed until further notice.