Exhibitions to Watch

Anne Noble WhiteNoise#5 2008, archival pigment inks on Espon premium lustre 310 gsm, 95 x 120 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery.


Drill Hall Gallery
24 May - 1 July 2012
Curators: Caroline Turner, Nancy Sever, Tony Oates
Complements the 2012 International Conference on the Humanities and Climate Change at ANU.

Denise Pepper Flummeries 2010, pâte de verre. Courtesy of the artist.

16 August – 23 September 2012
Seeking permission: Michael Nelson Jagamara & Imants Tillers
Curators: Michael Eather, Imants Tillers, Nancy Sever
Cultural ownership and the reconciliatory power of collaboration.

Joseph Beuys Filzanzug (Felt Suit) 1970; felt, cotton, ink on synthetic fabric and metal safety pins; edition 69/100; JW Power Collection, The University of Sydney.

Canberra Glassworks
9 May – 21 June 2012
Curator: Clare Belfrage
Fifth birthday exhibition! Twenty artists on food and rituals around eating.

27 June – 5 August 2012
Clearly: Matthew Day Perez
Glass, printed matter, digital media, and installation.


Jorge Macchi Blue Planet 2003, collage on paper, 30 x 30 cm. Courtesy Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela. Photo: Mark Ritchie.

University of Sydney Art Gallery
7 April – 29 June 2012
Joseph Beuys and the 'Energy Plan'
Curator: Donna West Brett
Marking 50th anniversary of the Power Collection.

Richard Browne Coola-benn, Native Chief of Ashe Island Hunters River, New South Wales 1820, watercolour and bodycolour on paper, 47.0 x 36.0cm. Purchased with assistance from Robert and Lindy Henderson, Newcastle Art Gallery Society, Newcastle Region Art Gallery Foundation and the community 2010, Newcastle Art Gallery collection.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, MCA, Pier 2/3, Cockatoo Island
27 June – 16 September 2012
18th Biennale of Sydney: All our relations
Curators: Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster
Inclusionary practices of generative thinking - collaboration, conversation, compassion.

UTS (University of Technology) Gallery, Sydney
12 June – 20 July 2012
Homelands: Damian Dillon, Rebecca Shanahan
After-hours shadows and margins.

31 July – 31 August 2012
Joyaviva: Live Jewellery from across the Pacific
Curator: Kevin Murray
Jewellers from Australia, New Zealand and Chile.

Maria Fernanda Cardoso Gumnuts (detail) 2008-9 Tartu nuts, metal pins, glue. Photo: Carl Warner.

Newcastle Art Gallery
30 June – 12 August 2012
Richard Browne: a focus exhibition
Watercolours by convict artist originally from Dublin.


Douglas Gordon left is right and right is wrong and left is wrong and right is right 1999, video installation.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
10 August – 28 October 2012
29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Araluen Arts Centre
16 June – 15 July 2012
Kuru Alala Eyes Open
Collaboration between Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Alison Clouston and Maria Fernanda Cardoso.

23 June – 22 July 2012
Alice Springs Beany Festival

8 September – 21 October 2012
Desert Mob
A celebration of Aboriginal artists and their art centres.
Symposium 7 September, Marketplace 8 September.


Ali Baker Sovereign Goddess Tracey 2011, archival inkjet print, 59.5 x 42 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

QUT Gallery
1 September – 28 October 2012
open | closed: Lincoln Austin, Sean Phillips and Arryn Snowball
Objects or atmospheres for contemplation—repeating modes, shifting visual motifs, words and phrases.

16 June – 4 August 2012
Douglas Gordon: Fresh Cut
Dualities, dichotomies, doppelgängers.

Griffith University Art Gallery
13 July – 8 September 2012
The churchie national emerging art prize 25th year of the prize.

Cairns Art Fair
17 – 19 August 2012
Artistic director: Avril Quaill
More than 300 Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.


Annabelle Collett W-Wheel (detail) 2012, plastic plates, lids, washing basket parts, utensils, 90 x 90 x 10 cms.

Art Gallery of South Australia
2 June – 5 August 2012
SA Illustrated and ‘on the street’
South Australian History, old and new.

Flinders University City Gallery,
29 June – 26 August 2012 and later at Charles Darwin University Gallery
roads cross: contemporary directions in Australian art
Curators: Vivonne Thwaites, Fiona Salmon, Anita Angel
Traces and echoes in recent Australian art.

SASA Gallery
31 July – 21 August 2012
conversations in ellipsis
Curator: Lisa Harms
Dealing allegorically, over time, with notions of territory and possession, loss and desire. Also at Feltspace and Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

Sandra Hill Homemaker 4 2011, Collection of Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa
28 July – 2 September 2012
Plastic Fantastic: Annabelle Collett
Recycled, found and discarded plastic fantasia.


23 June 2012 – 8 April 2013
Theatre of the World
Curators: Jean-Hubert Martin, Tijs Visser, Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling
MONA and TMAG collections, commissions and loans - an encyclopedia in real time.

Inflight ARI, Hobart
15 June – 7 July 2012
Viscous, Shit-Eating, Godless Vermin
Tom O’Hern
Silence. Sound. Light. Cycles: Work in Progress
Dane Chisholm, Lila Meleisea

CAST, Hobart
29 July – 26 August 2012
In a silent way: Joel Stern, Gail Priest, Samaan Fieck, Lawrence English, Darren Cook, Nicholas Bullen, Monika Brooks, Laura Altman
Curator: Matt Warren
Soundscapes/field recordings/electro-acoustic material designed or able to be played quietly.


2 June – 29 July 2012
Berlinde de Bruyckere: We are all Flesh
Haunting sculptures of metamorphosising horses, trees and humans.?

Berlinde de Bruyckere, installation view, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, 2007. Photo: Andri Stadler.

Mossenson Galleries at Melbourne Art Fair
1 – 5 August 2012
New work by Nyoongar artist Sandra Hill on the ‘Homemaker’.

Dennis Del Favero Todtnauberg 2009, video still, courtesy of the artist.

Gippsland Art Gallery
28 July – 23 September 2012
Animal Kingdom
Exploration of our relationship with animals.

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick
5 July – 5 August 2012
Picture this
Curator: Melissa Kavenagh
Portraits reflecting on Indigeneity, the past and the everyday.

Koorie Heritage Trust
9 June – 24 August 2012
Lee Darroch: Tribe Totem and Trade
Found natural objects, possum skin cloaks and pastel works.


Jeff Wall A sudden gust of wind (after Hokusai) 1993 transparency in light box, unique state 250 x 397 cm Tate, London Purchased with the assistance from the Patrons of New Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation and from the National Art Collections Fund 1995. © Jeff Wall.

John Curtin Gallery
1 June – 3 August 2012
Dennis Del Favero: Magnesium Light
Two-part video project.

23 June – 12 August 2012
Objects. Food. Rooms.
Thomas Rentmeister
In partnership with Kunstmuseum Bonn, a major exhibition of new and site specific sculptural and installation works.

Art Gallery of Western Australia
26 May – 10 September 2012
Jeff Wall Photographs
Key works from over three decades of artistic and photographic innovation.