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

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

Vivid Sydney 2021

October 2021

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


Image: still from New York Sunday

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

Wynne Prize 2021

from June 5 2021
Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri and Yukultji Napangati are both finalists in this year's Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. Image: Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri Untitled 2020

Collection Conversion

to July 11, 2021

Tamworth Regional Gallery invited artists from the area to create works in response to local museum collections.  

Angus Nivison created works in response to the Herbarium collection at the University of New England

Image: Josephine's Voice (Sunshine) 2021

John R Walker at Burra Regional Art Gallery

May 20 to July 18 2021

John R Walker is revisiting Burra and surrounding region in South Australia 5 years after he visited the area when painting for the Adelaide Biennial in 2018


Image: Oratunga 2017, gouache, 56 x 76cm

Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art

May 6 to July 1 2021

Kylie Stillman is a finalist in this year's award, in which artists responded to the theme 'Return'

At Montsalvat, Eltham, Victoria 

Image: Verso B hand carved paperback books

Tree of Life

10 April to 30 May 2021

Tree of Life: A Testament to Endurance is a powerful selection of leading Australian artists whose work is inspired by the deep spiritual and physical association with the natural world.  Includes 4 major paintings by John R Walker.

SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, until May 30, 2021

Image: Memorial Grove: All That Fall 2019

Christopher Hodges in Artist Profile

5 March 2021
An informative article about Christopher Hodges practice and current work is in the current issue of Artist Profile magazine.   Written by Tai Mitsuji, photography by Bryce Thomas Image: Hit 2018

Papunya Tula: 50 Years

February 27 - April 4, 2021

SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

To celebrate 50 years since painting began at Papunya, NT, this exhibition includes over 100 artists from 3 generations.  The painters of the Western Desert have achieved recognition worldwide. 

 View the digital catalogue

Image: Papunya school mural 1971

Peter Maloney wins prize

February 27 - March 26, 2021
Peter Maloney is the winner of this year's Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, a prestigious acquisitive prize at the Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Croydon, Sydney, NSW Image: Peter Maloney Equestrian Traveller 2020

MCA COLLECTION: Perspectives on Place

From February 26 ,2021

Curated by Anneke Jaspers , this exhibition includes over 30 artists from the MCA collection with works  that explore ideas related to place.

 Includes Peter Maloney, Yukuljtji Napangati and Simryn Gill 

Image: Simryn Gill, Untitled (Interior) 2008, unique bronze

The Past Is The Present Is The Future

February 19 - May 9, 20201

This group exhibition explores the way time is woven throughout different cultures, people and places.   Featuring Simryn Gill

Granville Centre Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW 

Image: Sweet Chariot No. 6 2015