Exhibitions to watch

Larissa Sansour A Space Exodus 2009, still. Courtesy the artist.


ACP (Australian Centre for Photography)
1 September - 18 November 2012
Beyond the last sky: contemporary Palestinian photography and video
Curator: Chrisoula Lionis
Explores the use of critical humour in photos and video.

David Hempenstall Spaks. Buin, South Bougainville 2010, silver gelatin, 9 X 22 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
20 September – 20 October 2012
Postcards From The Rim: Ben Bohane, Sean Davey, Stephen Dupont, David Hempenstall, Gary Lee, Jon Lewis
A rare insiders' view into our nearest neighbours.

Anish Kapoor Memory 2008, installation view, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin 2009, Cor-ten steel. Image courtesy the artist and Deutsche Guggenheim. © the artist. Photo: Mathias Schormann.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
13 October – 20 November 2012
Pacifica Power 2012
A suite of exhibitions, public events and education programs.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
17 November 2012 – 24 February 2013
Francis Bacon: five decades
50 paintings, archival photos and studio stuff.

20 December 2012 – 1 April 2013
Anish Kapoor
Work from early days to the present.

Kusum Normoyle S.I.TE.: Screaming In The Everyday(Ljubljana) 2011, Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana. Photo: Jaka Babnik.

28 September – 14 October 2012
Gap Year
Curators: Carla Cescon, Susan Gibb and Tom Polo
Nine early career Sydney artists.

John William Lewin (1770-1819)
White-naped honeyeater ( Melithreptus lunatus) and Spear grass-tree (Xanthorrhoea resinosa), watercolour, 1790.
Pictures Collection
National Library of Australia.


MAGNT (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
7 July – 25 November 2012 Reconstructed Empires: Fiona Morrison and Anna Reynolds
Large scale digital composite images. Begun in Huantie Art City at the 24Hr Art International Studio Residency in Beijing.

CDU Art Gallery
9 August – 5 October 2012
Images of the Interior: seven Central Australian photographers
Curator: Philip Jones
Out of the South Australian Museum’s collection from the 1890s to the 1940s.

Araluen Arts Centre: Sitzler Gallery
10 November 2012 – 3 February 2013
Works on paper: Neridah Stockley
Large drawings, drypoint etchings - domestic, landscape, objects.

Northern Editions Gallery and Print Workshop
September 2012
Maternal Lines
Two and three dimensional prints by senior Tiwi artist Jean Baptiste Apuatimi and her daughter Maria Josette Orsto.


National Library of Australia
28 July – 28 October 2012
Lewin: Wild Art
John William Lewin (1770-1819) - the first non-convict professional artist living in Australia - from Australian and British collections.

Fang Lijun Untitled 1995, oil on canvas, 250 x 180 cm. M+ Sigg Collection.

National Portrait Gallery
13 September 2012 – 17 February 2013
Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture?
Curator: Claire Roberts
Drawn from the immense Uli Sigg collection. Also at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, 15 September – 1 December 2012.

George Serras, Lao.

Huw Davies Gallery
27 September – 14 October 2012
George Serras: Lao
Documentary images from a recent visit helping out at the Luang Prabang National Museum.

Polly Borland Untitled IV from the series Smudge 2010. Courtesy the artist.


Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
8 December 2012 - 14 April 2013
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)
20th anniversary of the APT. New and recent work by over 140 artists from 25 countries across the region.

UQ Art Museum
1 September – 25 November 2012
Polly Borland: Everything I want to be when I grow up
Curator: Alison Kubler
Borland’s work from 1999 to 2010.

Pat Brassington By The Way 2010.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
6 July – 28 October 2012
Captain Cook’s Tattoo: Historic and Contemporary Images of Tattoos
From British and French maritime journals.

26 October – 22 December 2012
The Antipodean Steampunk Show
First major Steampunk exhibition in the country, partnered with the Queensland Maritime Museum.


Utopian Slumps
25 August – 15 September 2012
Visceral Forms: Lauren Berkowitz
The topography of human viscera.

22 September – 28 October 2012
Curator: Glenn Iseger Pilkington
The Indigenous figure from the colonial past through?to the present.

19 July – 22 September 2012
Pretty Air and Useful Things
Curator: Rosemary Forde
Invisibility, transgression and anarchy – found, adopted and handmade.

11 August – 23 September 2012
Pat Brassington: A Rebours
A major survey of 30 years of practice.

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding Monocline: white cube 2011, real-time 3D environment utilising the Unreal Engine, edition of 3, dimensions variable.Courtesy BREENSPACE, Sydney. © the artists.

14 November 2012 – 10 March 2013
Louise Bourgeois: Late Works
Curators: Jason Smith and Linda Michael
The last fifteen years.

Tarrawarra Museum of Art
5 August – 9 December 2012
Tarrawarra Biennial 2012: Sonic Spheres
Curator: Victoria Lynn
Contemporary artworks engaged with music, sound and voice.

Jeffrey Smart Cahill Expressway, 1962, oil on plywood.


Australian Experimental Art Foundation
20 September – 20 October 2012
other voices: Lee Salamone
Installation exploring migration as a passage.

9 November – 8 December 2012
Build me a city
Curator: Vivonne Thwaites
Seven artists explore the archives of the Architecture Museum, School of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA.

Samstag Museum and Carrick Hill
11 October – 14 December 2012
Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart
Curator: Barry Pearce
Archives and paintings from 1940-2011.

Anne Duff Blueprint (detail). Image courtesy of artist

Light Square Gallery
22 August – 13 September 2012
Twelve artists investigate personal narratives.

Hahndorf Academy
4 August – 23 September 2012
Seeds of Happiness: Warren Pickering and Anna Small
Botanica made from metal and rust.


Heathcote Museum and Gallery
29 September – 4 November 2012
Edge-of-Centre: Jane King & Anne Duff
The technological revolution, our habits and our homes.

Swerve Untitled (detail), photo: Art3.

Fremantle Arts Centre
21 July – 16 September 2012
The Irregular Correct: New Art from Glasgow
Painting, sculptural installation, performance and video.

(Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts)
8 September – 21 October 2012
Curator: Jasmin Stephens ?
Day-dreaming about your place in the world.


Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Inveresk campus.
21 September – 12 October 2012
Troy Ruffels
Print and digital media exploring urban environments.

Devonport Regional Gallery
25 August – 28 October 2012
Catching a Mirage: Fernando do Campo
Recycling works on paper.

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
14 July 2012 – 17 Feb 2013
...come to life…
Co-curators: QVAG and CAST
New Tasmanian artists and human subjectivity.

Carnegie Gallery
31 August – 7 October 2012
Sue Henderson, David Marsden and Penny Mason repurposing objects.