2019 External EXHIBITIONS

Nicole Welch at Manly Art Gallery & Museum

- Manly Dam Project

6 December 2019 to 23 February 2020

Represented artist, Nicole Welch will be in a group exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum for the Manly Dam Project.

'The Manly Dam area is a unique landscape rich in natural biodiversity, shaped by the interventions of engineering and science. Once the source of drinking water in Sydney's north, freshwater continues to flow from the catchment to the sea.

Along with a rich Aboriginal cultural significance, the area's European history is layered with stories of social and recreational activity.

Adjacent to this area, now known as the Manly Warringah War Memorial Park, is a hub of international research through the work of the Water Research Laboratory (WRL), a facility of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney.

Eight contemporary artists from a variety of practices have created new work inspired by place, history, water management and engineering.'

- Curated by Katherine Roberts and Ian Turner

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Nicole Welch at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 2019-2020

- Altered States - curated group show with Tamara Dean

30 November 2019 to 8 February 2020

The exhibition will explore Australian identity and our changing relationship with our natural environment through landscape photographs which have been modified by the hand of the artist. By adjusting the expected vista, with the addition of foreign objects, figures or projections, the artists cause us to look twice at their works and question the land we inhabit and how we relate to it, now and throughout history.

- Bridget Macleod, Curator, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 2019

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Catherine O'Donnell at KAAF Art Prize 2019

- Highly Commended, Korea Australia Art Foundation Art Prize

29 November 2019 to 24 January 2020

Represented artist, Catherine O'Donnell has been named a finalist in the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) Art Prize for 2019. The Art Prize is run annually in cooperation with the Korean Cultural Centre and the Korean government to bring together artists and enhance cultural communities. 

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Catherine O'Donnell and Todd Fuller in M16 Drawing Prize 2019

- Finalist, M16 Artspace, Canberra

28 November to 13 December 2019

Represented artists Catherine O'Donnell and Todd Fuller have been selected for the 2019 M16 Drawing Prize.

'The M16 Artspace Drawing Prize, established in 2006 has become highly acclaimed and sought after, attracting a record number of high calibre entries nationally and internationally. A wide array of work is submitted on diverse surfaces and using diverse media, both traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques. The annual exhibition seeks to examine, challenge and open up a dialogue concerning definitions and perceptions of what drawing can be'.

Catherine O'Donnell was the Winner of the People's Choice Award for M16 Artspace Drawing Prize 2019.

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Loribelle Spirovski at The House of Fine Art London

- Love Death and the Time I Knew You

27 November to 11 December 2019

'Contemporary portraitist and surrealist painter, Loribelle Spirovski, is set to have her first Solo Exhibition in London at HOFA Gallery. Titled Love, Death and The Time I Knew You, this solo show will assemble select artwork from her most successful collections, showcasing her prolific talent and remarkable growth as a contemporary artist.

Born in the Philippines in 1990, this Australian artist has fascinated audiences at home and abroad with her distinctive style and approach to contemporary portraiture. Though admittedly intuitive, Loribelle's artistic style is also decidedly cerebral, rooted in the myths, music, literature, pop culture and experiences that inspire her and make her art resonate with viewers.'

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Ruth Ju-Shih Li at Yingge Ceramics Museum, 2019

- Florilegium, 2019

8 November to 29 December 2019

Florilegium, a Solo exhibition by Ruth Ju-Shih Li at Yingee Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.

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Catherine O'Donnell at Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, 2019

- Cité Spinoza, Paris - Solo Exhibition

7 November to 5 December 2019

An exhibition by Catherine O'Donnell at Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, awarded for winning the Grace Cossington Smith Acquisitive Art Award in 2018.

Catherine will be exhibiting a suite of drawings based on the Brutalist architecture of the Cité Spinoza, Paris and a wall drawing and a small series of prints based on her research of the Sirius building in Sydney. 

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Catherine O'Donnell in 'The Director's Cut'

- Mosman Art Gallery

2 to 24 November 2019

Represented artist Catherine O'Donnell is featuring in the inaugural Director's Cut exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery curated by John Cheeseman. The Director’s Cut is the first of a series to share hidden gems unearthed during a comprehensive review of the vast collection that recently took place while they were being moved into a new off-site archival facility.

This first Director’s Cut exhibition has been coined The Paper Cut and features works on paper by other artists such as Ken Done, Peter Kingston, John Crothers, Tracey Moffatt, John Brack, Augustus Earle, Lloyd Rees, Judy Cassab, John Olsen, Marlee Naparula, Brett Whiteley, Ruth Faerber and Ann Cape.

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Todd Fuller at the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2019

- Finalist at Noosa Regional Gallery

1 November to 1 December 2019

Represented artist, Todd Fuller, has been named a finalist in Noosa Regional Gallery's Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2019 with his work, 'My brother calls this place God's Country.'

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Peter Tilley Winner of Small Sculpture Prize, Sculpture in the Vineyards

Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival

26 October to 10 November 2019

Congratulations to Peter Tilley who is the winner of the Small Sculpture Prize, Sculpture in the Vineyards, The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival 2019. Peter had two works selected for the Prize, Transient Entity (the winning work) and Shadows Without Substance.

Spread across a variety of locations in the Wollombi Valley, the art prize seeks to attract the most prominent sculptors in the country for the 3 week event.

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Peter Tilley in the Georges River Art Prize 2019

- Hurstville Museum and Gallery

25 October 2019 to 30 January 2020

Represented artist, Peter Tilley, has been named a finalist in the Georges River Art Prize 2019 for his work 'Transient Entity' (2019) and will be exhibited at the Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

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Peter Tilley at Sculpture Inside 2019

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi

24 October to 10 November 2019

Represented artist, Peter Tilley, has once again been invited to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea 2019, this year with Sculpture Inside. Peter's work, Un-Shadow Like Shadow will be on display in the ‘Sculpture Inside’ marquee at Mark’s Park, Tamarama.

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Janet Tavener wins Hornsby Art Prize, Digital Art - Stills category 2019

- Hornsby Library, Hornsby Town Centre

16 to 27 October

Represented artist, Janet Tavener, has been named the winner of the 2019 Hornsby Art Prize's Digital Art - Stills category with her work 'Seedless #7' that we featured at Sydney Contemporary this year.

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Catherine O'Donnell in NOW Contemporary Art Prize 2019

- Shoalhaven Regional Gallery

5 October to 23 November 2019

NOW Contemporary Art Prize is the biggest art prize on the South Coast of NSW. 2019 is the fourth time the prize has been run and artists were asked to respond to the exhibition theme 'pushes boundaries, responds to our world, is dynamic and personal'.

Catherine O'Donnell is presenting her work While you were out, a drawing installation of charcoal on paper and tape on walls.

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Peter Tilley at Sculpture on the Farm, 2019

- Winner of the Major Acquisitive Prize, represented artist Peter Tilley

4 to 7 October 2019

Represented artist, Peter Tilley, has been awarded the Sculpture on the Farm major Acquisitive Prize in Fosterton, NSW. The exhibition runs for the October long-weekend, 4 to 7 October 2019.


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Waratah Lahy at the Gallery of Small Things, ACT.

'Looks like music, sounds like painting', curated by Ruth Waller and Anne Masters, 2019

29 September to 20 October, 2019

Looks like music, sounds like painting is a group exhibition featuring 23 painters. Canberra's tiniest gallery will be transformed with paintings/textiles where the CD is the object for our painters to create on, within and beyond. Ruth Waller, former Head of Painting, School of Art + Design at the Australian National University will co-curate the exhibition with Anne Masters.


Ruth Ju-Shih Li - Korean International Ceramics Biennale, 2019

- Featuring represented artist, Ruth Ju-Shih Li

27 September 2019

The Korean International Ceramics Biennale 2019 presents works by 302 artists, from whom two Prize winners will be selected. The exhibition is hosted by Gyeonggi-do Province, Republic of Korea and organised by the Korea Ceramic Foundation. The online exhibition will launch on 27 September 2019 and will remain online permanently.

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019

- Finalists, Represented Artist Todd Fuller and Exhibited Artist Kevin McKay

21 September to 17 November 2019

Since 2001, The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award has been a significant national biennial exhibition that aims to elevate the status of works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.

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Sydney Contemporary 2019 - STAND G09

- Featuring Robert Boynes, Todd Fuller, James Guppy, Ruth Ju-Shih Li, Waratah Lahy, Mylyn Nguyen, Catherine O'Donnell, Charlie Sheard, Janet Taverner, Nicole Welch, Peter Tilley

12 to 15 September 2019

This year MAY SPACE will be bringing 11 of our represented artists to Sydney Contemporary with all new work, most created especially for the Fair - the stand will be rehung each day. 

Find us at Stand G09 and please join us for a drink with the Artists on Friday 13 September, 6-8.

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Naked & Nude Art Prize Finalist 2019, Manning Regional Art Gallery

- Congratulations to Nicole Welch and Todd Fuller who have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Naked & Nude Art Prize at the Manning Regional Art Gallery.

7 September to 13 October, 2019

The shortlist has been revealed for Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019 with 58 artists selected from a record number of entries from artists all over Australia.The artworks include sculpture, painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, installation and video – highlighting the diversity of approaches to the representation of the human form by contemporary artists in Australia.

Nicole Welch's two-channel video work Transformation Journey and Transformation Arrival (2018) and Todd Fuller's Ego plays the trumpet (2018) will be exhibited at the Manning Regional Art Gallery.

A world in a Looking Glass at Grafton Regional Gallery

- Featuring represented artists Waratah Lahy and Mylyn Nguyen, 2019

5 September to 30 October, 2019

The magic and mystery of the everyday is captured in this enchanting exhibition of recent small scale works by Australian Artists at Grafton Regional Gallery.  Each artist draws our focus through the miniature and captures our attention to find the extraordinary and delight in the unremarkable.

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Banyule Award for Work on Paper

- Catherine O'Donnell, finalist in the Banyule Award 2019

28 August to 19 October 2019

'The world stands at the threshold of change: for better or worse, it's up to us.
The theme for the award this year calls on artists to submit artworks that express, explore, advocate, or address current social, cultural, political or environmental issues'.

The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper. It is open to all Australian artists. The award is an acquisitive prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection.

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Charlie Sheard in Supreme Metaphysics Spirit presented by Wenzhou Art Museum, 2019

- Epoch Art Museum, curated by Kang Wenfeng

4 August to 8 October, 2019

A curated show of International Abstractionists at Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, featuring Represented Artist, Charlie Sheard.

Charlie Sheard at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 2019

- Absolute Abstraction - curated by Dr Michael Hedger, Director, MAG&M

26 July to 1 September

This exhibition presents the work of Charlie Sheard, one of Sydney’s most respected abstract painters who has spent the last forty years developing a language of pure abstract forms. His practice is deeply concerned with the history and development of techniques and materials, and his large paintings reflect upon his wide ranging interest in European, Chinese and Australian cultural history.

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Catherine O'Donnell, finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019

24 July to 15 September 2019

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium. Forty finalists will be selected for exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

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Ruth Ju-Shih Li

- Ruth Ju-Shih Li at Art Taichung, 2019

19 to 21 July 2019

Ruth Ju-Shih Li will be showcasing her work alongside a number of artists from around the world in this year's ART TAICHUNG. Taiwan Art Gallery Association (TAGA) launched ART TAICHUNG in 2013. Each year, outstanding artists are introduced by galleries in both Taiwan and abroad, providing to the people of Taichung with a visual art feast.

Todd Fuller at Glasshouse Port Macquarie

- To see the ocean for the first time, 2019

18 July 2019

Todd Fullers new hand drawn animation, To see the ocean for the first time, will be presented at the Art Walk Festival at Glasshouse Port Macquarie for one night only. This animation was made whilst an Artist in Residence at Glasshouse Regional Gallery, 15 October to 26 October, 2018 followed by an exhibition at the Gallery, 16 February to 22 April, 2019.

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Al Munro at Craft ACT Craft + Design Centre

- Pattern Translation, 2019

11 July to 31 August, 2019

     A solo exhibition by Al Munro which draws from her recent body of work. The exhibition consists of five pairs of dresses sewn from digitally printed fabrics and paintings. The process by which these pairs of works were produced involved translating textile patterns into painted forms, translating and manipulating these via the conventions of repeat fabric design to create digitally printed textiles/paintings, and then translating back to traditional painted form.
     Pattern Translation continues Munro's interest in translating and distorting mathematical patterns to explore relationships between textile patterning and painted abstraction and begins a new focus on the aberrations and slippages that can occur as a pattern, like a spoken message, is translated from one ‘language’ to another. 

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Charlie Sheard with Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts

- On Paper • Supreme - annual group touring show curated by Chang Feng

Opening 30 June 2019

Charlie Sheard has been invited to join a touring group exhibition of works on paper in China, currently showing at Yishun Art Space in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

This is the eighth annual exhibition of paper art and the global vision which seeks to explore the morphological process from concrete expression to abstraction. This year's exhibition will be held in Qingdao Yitai Art Space in May after the exhibition at Qingdao Tiantai Art Center followed by Yishun Art Space in Shenyang and finishing at 798 in Beijing.

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Peter Tilley at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum

- Recent Acquisitions

28 June to 21 July 2019

A work or Peter Tilley's will be included at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M) in their exhibition, Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition will feature selected works acquired throughout the last 10 years from the Gallery's collection, including a collaborative work by Peter Tilley and Andy Devine. MAG&M is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10-5pm.

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Charlie Sheard with the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Academic Invitation Exhibition of Comprehensive Material Painting - touring

23 June to 10 July 2019

Charlie Sheard has been invited to exhibit at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA), for a touring exhibition through China. Currently on display at the Art Museum of Jilin Academy of Arts, Changchun City, Jilin Province.

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Peter Tilley at the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

- Response, 2019

22 June to 4 August 2019

Peter Tilley will be exhibiting a new sculpture at the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens for the Winter Solstice Sculpture Exhibition, 'Response'. The exhibition runs daily until 4 August 2019.

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James Guppy at the Byron School of Art Project Space

The Way We Were

21 June to 9 July 2019

Byron School of Art are celebrating five years of the BSA Project Space with The Way We Were, a fundraising exhibition. Project Space has produced a series of fine art prints by 12 artists who have exhibited in the space over the years. These signed, limited-edition prints will be available for purchase with all money raised going towards the continuation of Project Space and to help keep costs down for exhibiting artists.

The exhibition features a reproduction print of Represented Artist, James Guppy's Dark Iris.

For any enquiries or purchase, please contact projectspace@byronschoolofart.com

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Ruth Ju-Shih Li

- Ruth Ju-Shih Li at the International Avanos Applied Ceramic Symposium 2019

10 June to 21 June 2019

Ruth Ju-Shih Li has been invited to participate in the 11th International Avanos Applied Ceramic Symposium, held in Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey. The symposium aims to promote ceramic culture by expanding the boundaries of traditional ceramic art and supporting traditional and contemporary practices. The works produced during the symposium will be exhibited as part of the permanent art collection of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University.

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Todd Fuller - Sir John Sulman Prize Finalist 2019, Art Gallery of NSW

11 May to 8 September 2019

Congratulations to Todd Fuller who was selected as one of twentysix finalist in the 2019 Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW for his hand drawn animation, With whom I was united by every tie (Captain Moonlite)

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize on view until September 8.


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Nicole Welch

- Nicole Welch at Adelaide Perry Gallery

3 to 23 May

A selection of recent photographs and video by Represented Artist, Nicole Welch (in conjunction with the Students’ Photographic Prize)

Friday 3 May – Thursday 23 May
Opening: Thursday 2 May at 6.00 pm

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Todd Fuller

- Video @ Batch Festival, 2019

26 April to 11 May

A participatory artwork surveying a range of responses to same-sex love and marriage equality. Members of the public are encouraged to respond to a drawing depicting two men engaged in a passionate kiss, by colouring in the figures. The resulting images are then compiled into a compelling animation.

The first edition of this project was shown for Mardi Gras in 2016. In the face of the later postal plebiscite, Todd Fuller made a third iteration of his video. To date, over 1,000 people have engaged in the process of receiving, responding to and returning a drawing, each one becoming a single image in the thousands of stills edited together into the animation.

This latest edition will be projected onto Griffin’s exterior.

Catherine O'Donnell - Fibro Façade, 2019

- An Installation by Catherine O'Donnell at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery

16 April to 1 June 2019

     Fibro Façade is an installation comprising eleven meticulous charcoal drawings of elements from common fibro housing and an architectural tape outline connecting them. 
     Catherine O’Donnell leaves the screen door ajar, pulls back the curtain, opens the window and shows the uneven lines of the venetian blinds to reveal that her renderings are equally about the occupants as they are about the structures that they call home.

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Dobell Drawing Prize 2019

- Finalists, represented artist Catherine O'Donnell and exhibited artists Peta Minnici, Alex Karaconji, Jenny Orchard

28 March to 25 May 2019

     The Dobell Drawing Prize is a new biennial prize and exhibition presented by the National Art School in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation. The Prize is an open call to all artists and aims to explore the enduring importance of drawing and the breadth and dynamism of contemporary approaches to drawing.
     The exhibition showcases the finalists’ artworks across a broad range of media that acknowledges the foundational principals of drawing, while also encouraging challenging and expansive approaches to drawing. Submissions are invited for artworks on paper, but may also include wall drawings and larger-scale works and works utilising electronic media.
     National Art School envisions the Prize as a platform for the celebration and examination of current drawing practices. The Prize builds on the energy of both emerging artists who make art through drawing, while also celebrating innovation and technical skill of experienced artists.
     The new Dobell Drawing Prize is an acquisitive art award that runs in alternative years to the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, affirming the Dobell Foundation’s commitment to continuing the development of drawing as a medium in its own right, and a fundamental element of the visual arts. Represented artist, Catherine O'Donnell, was one of the six artists selected for the second Biennial in 2016.

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Hardenvale - our home in absurdia, at National Art School

- collaborative multimedia exhibition by Todd Fuller, Catherine O'Donnell, Kelly O'Dempsey, 2019

28 March to 20 April 2019

Hardenvale – our home in Absurdia is a real-scale, immersive, house-like environment by Australian artists Catherine O'Donnell, Kellie O'Dempsey and Todd Fuller. Through drawing, projection, built form, sound and movement, this collaborative project references the architecture of 1960s Western Sydney Government housing as well as spaces the group describe as 'the cultural fringe of Australia'. Crossing three generations, these artists’ re-imagine lived domestic space while expanding the practice of drawing to create an intimate and unsettling experience. Harvesting images from personal narratives of imperfect moments (both familiar and strange), Hardenvale is a humble dwelling made from drawing in which to spend, loose or ind time. This installation invites visitors to reflect on their own experiences and memories of home.

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Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2019

- Finalists, Todd Fuller and Catherine O'Donnell in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2019

1 to 28 March 2019

Todd Fuller at Glasshouse Regional Gallery

- From Somewhere, 2019

16 February to 22 April

Overlooking Shelly Beach sits the iconic Harry’s Lookout. The site is known for its picturesque view and for the man whom it is named after. From 1959, until his death in 2000, Harry Thompson was the unofficial caretaker, a citizen of the year and later appointed Mayor of Shelly Beach. In To see the ocean for the first time, Glasshouse Port Macquarie Artist in Residence Todd Fuller reimagines this iconic local story. Harry and his wife arrived in a caravan they purchased after winning the lottery. Getting bogged on the beach, that van would become their family home. Many locals remember Harry for his eccentricities, keeping the beach safe and clean, as well as disagreements with local authorities, while holidaymakers remember his festive installations such as the ‘thong tree’ for lost possessions. Fuller’s animation is a vehicle for those memories, drawn and painted by hand, it traces Harry’s story.

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Waratah Lahy at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

- Goulburn Bustle: The permanent collection en masse, 2019

15 February to 16 March

Mylyn Nguyen at Bondi Pavilion Gallery

- The Enchanted Garden, 2019

9 to 27 January