Exhibitions to watch

David Keeling A home away from home 2013, oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Bett Gallery Hobart. Photo: Jack Bett.


Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
2 November 2013 - 18 May 2014
David Keeling: a Dreamer's keepsake
Responses to the QVMAG Collection alongside works chosen by the artist.

Christian Boltanski Chance 2011 Pavillon français, Biennale de Venice, 2011 © Photo : Didier Plowy Coproduction Institut français / Centre national des arts plastiques.

NEW Gallery
23 December 2013 – 14 March 2014
Dreamlands: Katy Woodroffe
Part of the Academy Gallery X Factor Program.


Art Month Sydney
1 – 23 March 2014
Artistic Director: Scrap Wall
City-wide. Intersections and parallels. Cross-sector collaborations. Visit Private Collections. Food, fashion, architecture, design.

10 January – 23 March 2014
Chance: Christian Boltanski
Major installation on the rhythm of births and deaths across the globe.

Hua Tunan Colour Landscape (shanshuihua) 2013, spraypaint and ink mural, Foshan, China, 500 x 1000 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Art Gallery of NSW
6 March – 1 June 2014
Khadim Ali: the haunted lotus
Familial ties and Afghanistan now. New works - carpets, photographs, drawings, videos and miniature paintings.

Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest
1 March – 25 May 2014
Principal curator: Joanna Bayndrian
Mountainscapes and other worldly 'no-places’ of traditional Chinese landscape painting. Twelve Sydney and China based artists.

AR-MA Trifolium 2013, 
concept sketch, image courtesy AR-MA.

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
21 March – 20 September 2014
Fugitive Structures 2014: AR-MA: Trifolium
SCAF Project 20
In association with BVN Donovan Hill, cutting edge technology structure in Zen Garden.

CHAVÍN culture, northern highlands 1500–200 BC
Winged deity holding a severed head c. 1000 BC
granite; 50.5 x 42.3 x 12.0 cm 
Fundación Museo Amano, Lima. Photo: Daniel Giannoni.

State Library of NSW
1 March – 11 May 2014
Artist colony: drawing Sydney’s nature
One hundred early drawings.


Canberra Contemporary Art Space
14 February – 22 March 2014
Blaze 8
Curators: Alexander Boynes, Annika Harding
The eighth Blaze ACT Emerging Artist Showcase.

Craft ACT
10 April – 17 May 2014
White Heat: contemporary Australian ceramic jewellery
Curator: Zara Collins
A wave of contemporary ceramic technologies in jewellery.

National Gallery of Australia
6 December 2013 – 21 April 2014
Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru
Gold, jewels, textiles, ceramics. In the words of Albrecht Dürer said: "I marvelled over the subtle ingenuity of the men in these distant lands."

David Malangi Tree Spirit 1967, National Museum of Australia. © the artist or the artist’s estate, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency 2013.

National Museum of Australia
6 December 2013 – 20 July 2014
Old Masters: Australia’s great bark artists
Celebrating 40 master bark painters including Narritjin Maymuru, Yirawala, Mawalan Marika and their contemporaries.

Rupert Betheras Field work series #6 2013, 120 x 120 cm, ink and acrylic on board.


Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs
15 November 2013 – 22 April 2014
no place like home
Artworks about home in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and Central Australia.

14 February – 23 March 2014
Rupert Betheras: Field Work
New paintings by former AFL Collingwood football player, sports mentor at Yuendumu with Warlpiri youth.

Imants Tillers Ghost Gums 2013, 92501 - 92540, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 40 canvasboards, 203.2 x 177.8 cm

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
9 November – 22 June 2014
Wallace: the rEvolutionary man
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Alfred Russel Wallace’s passing, a showcase of his exploration of the jungles of Southeast Asia and New Guinea.


Artists Week
28 February – 2 March 2014
Co-convenors: Lars Bang Larsen and Richard Grayson
Radical Enlightenment in Three Days.

Adelaide Festival Centre Artspace Gallery
15 February – 6 April 2014
Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize
Inaugural event celebrating the open space around the city of Adelaide and North Adelaide.

Greenaway Art Gallery
26 February – 4 April 2014
Imants Tillers
In the landscape with trees.

Tess Allas, Charlie Schneider, Vernon Ah-Kee Andy Warhol on Aboriginal Art, photographic performance.

25 February – 6 April 2014
Four Rooms
Curator: Troy-Anthony Baylis
Seven artists articulating alter/native responses to themes of space, time, and authorship.

Anarchist Feminist Poster Collective Mother Nature is a Lesbian 1981, screenprint, 38 x 51.3 cm, courtesy the artists.

Flinders University City Gallery
10 May – 13 July 2013
Mother Nature is a Lesbian
Curator: Celia Dottore
Political printmaking in South Australia, 1970s-1980s.

Julian Martin Not titled (possum) 2012, pastel on paper, 38 x 28 cm.

2 March – 30 March 2014
Art Scene Satellite Manifestation
Location, geography, debate and exchange. Elvis Richardson, Talitha Kennedy, Oscar Perry, Anna Gore, Ben Leslie, Madison Bycroft.


Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
22 March – 26 April 2014
Animal Magnetism
Curators: Jessie Imam, Nicole Macdonald
Animals every which way – wild, tame, domesticated, in your lap, on the wall.

Danila Vassilieff Reflection in the Darling 1958, gouache on newsprint. Mildura Arts Centre Collection. Photo: Krystal Seigerman.

Mildura Arts Centre
22 November 2013 – 13 April 2014
Vassilieff: journey to Mildura
Curator: Felicity St John Moore
The Mildura Art Centre’s permanent Vassilieff collection and important loans from galleries and collectors.

Kit Webster Enigmatica III 2011, projector, speakers, 8 concentric rectangle frames suspended from ceiling 120.0 x 200.0 x 30.0 cm (installation variable). Courtesy of the artist.

Heide Musem of Modern Art
15 March – 13 July 2014
Emily Floyd: Far Rainbow
Curator: Sue Cramer
Utopianism, community, activism and the legacies of modernism, with a particular interest in the roles of women and children.

McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery
16 February – 27 April 2014
Sensory Overload: Karen Casey, George Khut, Ross Manning, Kit Webster
Curator: Charlotte Carter
Hypnotic soundscapes and pulsing lights exploring the invisible data that permeates our environment.

Jelena Telecki Hijacked leader’s portrait 2013, oil on canvas, 53.5 cm x 43 cm.

14 March – 18 May 2014
New 14
Curator: Kyla McFarlane
Presented by The Balnaves Foundation. Fresh work. Drawing. Painting. Visual musicality. Video. Installation.

Anne Ferran Untitled (no. 12) from Carnal knowledge 1984, gelatin silver photograph, 40 x 52 cm. © the artist.


UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
18 January – 27 April 2014
Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies, Sacred Ties
Curator: Maudie Palmer
Major survey of the last decade of works on the colonial legacy of Australia, shared and contested histories.

22 February – 27 July 2014
Trace: Performance and its documents
Curator: Bree Richards
New commissions and historical works from the Collection.

Museum of Brisbane
15 November – 27 April 2014
Curator: Jacqueline Armitstead
Queensland photographers and jewellers collaborate to make work about Brisbane traditions.


Fremantle Arts Centre
31 January – 27 March 2014
BALI: return economy
Curators: Ric Spence, Chris Hill
Going beyond the clichés and souvenirs.

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
8 February – 19 April 2014
Anne Ferran: Shadow Land
30 year survey exhibition plus new work.

Franck Gohier Feral
1995, enamel paint on BHP “Sign White” with shotgun holes, 90 cm x 80 cm.

Gallery Central, Perth
10 – 29 March 2014
Beautiful Vermin
The animals that don’t belong here, and the paradoxical love that some of us have for them.