The Purple HouseUntil 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 Aliveto 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 PotsFrom 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 2021from 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 CountryNovember 5 to January 30
New England Regional Art Museum commissioned three artists to paint the dramatic Gorge country famous in the region.
Includes Angus NivisonImage: Sun Showers & Kangaroo Grass - Gara Gorge
Clay DynastyFrom 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 2021October 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 2021October 2021
New York Sunday is a work commissioned by Vivid Sydney for the facade of the MCA.
POSTPONED TO 2022Image: still from New York Sunday
Round About or Inside30 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 NapangatiImage: Image: Yukultji Napangati Untitled 2020, 183 x 153cm
Liz Coats major acquisitionSeptember 2021
Liz Coats' painting has been acquired by the ACT Legislature Art Collection in Canberra. Image: Blue-Green Aggregate 2019
Buxton ContemporaryJuly 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 yearsFrom 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 2023Image: Aubrey Tjangala Untitled 2021
A Year in Art: Australia 1992From 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 GalleryJune 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 2021from 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 Conversionto 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 EnglandImage: Josephine's Voice (Sunshine) 2021
John R Walker at Burra Regional Art GalleryMay 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 ArtMay 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, VictoriaImage: Verso B hand carved paperback books
Tree of Life10 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, 2021Image: Memorial Grove: All That Fall 2019
Christopher Hodges in Artist Profile5 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 YearsFebruary 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
Peter Maloney wins prizeFebruary 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 PlaceFrom 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 GillImage: Simryn Gill, Untitled (Interior) 2008, unique bronze
The Past Is The Present Is The FutureFebruary 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, NSWImage: Sweet Chariot No. 6 2015