Vivid Sydney 2022

27 May - 18 June 2022

New York Sunday is a work commissioned by Vivid Sydney for the facade of the MCA.

Image: still from New York Sunday

Wynne Prize 2022

Fom May 14, 2022
Angus Nivison's Beacon has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW.  Image: Beacon 2021

Wynne Prize 2022

From May 14, 2022
John R Walker's Eagle Spirit, Vathiwarta has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW Image: Eagle Spirit, Vathiwarta, 2021, 260 x 345cm

Salon des Refuses

From May 14, 2022
Christopher Hodges has been selected for this year's Salon Des Refuses at the SH Ervin Gallery Image: Otto's Country 2022, 56 x 56cm

Wynne Prize 2022

From May 14, 2022
Yukuljti Napangati has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW. Image: Yukultji Napangati Untitled 2021

Wynne Prize 2022

From May 14, 2022
Kumanjayi Tjapaltjarri has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW. Image: Untitled 2021, acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm

Goulburn Art Award

From May 14 to June 13, 2022
Peter Maloney, John R Walker and Liz Coats are finalists in this year's Goulburn Art Award at the Goulburn Regional Gallery.  Liz Coats' work was acquired by the winner of the prize.  Image: Liz Coats Maze 2021

Frankston Arts Centre, Victoria

Until March 19 2022

Kylie Stillman used the lingering Melbourne lockdowns to explore using new materials.  This work is made from 300 sheets of hand-cut aluminium.


Image: Wurun (Manna Gum)

Sculpture at Sawmillers

February 19 - 27 2022
Christopher Hodges sculpture Courtesan has been selected for exhibition in this year's Sculpture at Sawmillers, by Sydney Harbour at McMahon's Point Image: Courtesan, stainless steel, height 222cm

New Acquisition at Maitland

February 2022
Maitland Regional Art Gallery have recently installed a large sculpture by Christopher Hodges.  Chimera and Brave Apollo now stand outside the gallery's rear entrance. Image: Maitland Regional Gallery

The Purple House

Until end February 2022
In 2000 the AGNSW held Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, and at the same time the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal to raise funds for the The Purple House, an Aboriginal run community health scheme that provides a mobile dialysis clinic and community care.  Includes Bobby West Tjupurrula and Patrick Tjungurrayi  Image: Patrick Tjungurrayi Untitled 2016, 91 x 46cm

Matisse Alive

to April 3 2022
Helen Eager's vibrant painting VIF is featured in Matisse Alive, an exhibition drawn from the AGNSW collection of artists who explore colour and energy in their work. Image: Helen Eager Hilltop 2013, oil on linen 91 x 137cm

Brown Pots

From November 20

The Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) in Victoria has just opened its impressive new gallery.  SAM has one of Australia's most important ceramic collections, and this exhibition is the first of a series commemorating their collection.  Includes Marea Gazzard


Image: Delphi III 2005, clay 45 x 37 x 15cm

Tarnanthi 2021

from 15 October 2021

Katarra Butler Napaltjarri is one of the artists included in this year's Tarnanthi exhibition at the AGSA in Adelaide.  Until end January 2022.



Image: Untitled 2021, acrylic on linen, 61 x 55cm

National Indigenous Triennial

Til July 13 2022

The National Gallery of Australia's National Indigenous Triennial this year is curated by Hetti Perkins.  The 35 artists have been chosen around the idea of ceremony being an important part of their work. 

Includes a major new acquisition of Mantua Nangala paintings. 

Image: Mantua Nangala at the NGA

Gorge Country

November 5 to January 30

New England Regional Art Museum commissioned three artists to paint the dramatic Gorge country famous in the region.

Includes Angus Nivison 

Image: Sun Showers & Kangaroo Grass - Gara Gorge

Clay Dynasty

From October 2021

For the first time the Powerhouse Museum's comprehensive collection of Australian ceramics will be shown together in this groundbreaking exhibition.  Including Marea Gazzard, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott and Donna Green.


Image: Donna Green White Queen 2019, stoneware, 86 x 50cm, MAAS Collection

Paddington Art Prize 2021

October 15 - 24 2021

John R Walker and Mary Napangati are both finalists in this year's Paddington Art Prize

Exhibition is at Defiance Gallery, Mary Place, Sydney


Image: Mary Napangati Untitled 2020 acrylic on linen 183 x 153cm

Round About or Inside

30 September to 20 November 2021

Yukultji Napangati is included in this exhibition which explores how artists from multiple geographic and cultural contexts approach the spaces and sites that mark our lives.

 At the Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane

Image:  Yukultji Napangati 

Image: Image: Yukultji Napangati Untitled 2020, 183 x 153cm

Liz Coats major acquisition

September 2021
Liz Coats' painting has been acquired by the ACT Legislature Art Collection in Canberra. Image: Blue-Green Aggregate 2019

Buxton Contemporary

July 7 to November 14, 2021

Simryn Gill's "Maria's Garden" was commissioned for the exhibition 'This is a Poem' at Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, shown alongside "Throwback - Remade Internal Systems From a Model 1313 Tata Truck c. 1985" 2007 

Papunya Tula Artists 50 years

From June 28

Irritija Kuwarri Tjungu (Past and Present Together) at the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, USA, celebrates this 50 year milestone.  

In 2 parts, until February 2023

Image: Aubrey Tjangala Untitled 2021

A Year in Art: Australia 1992

From June 8
The Tate Modern in London has opened a new exhibition of recent acquisitions by Australian Indigenous artists.  Until Spring 2022. Image: Emily Kame Kngwarreye Untitled 1989

Salon des Refuses at the SH Ervin Gallery

June 5 to August 15 2021
Mantua Nangala and John R Walker have been selected in this year's Salon.  Image: Mantua Nangala Untitled 2020