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Art in February: Your guide to the Australian exhibitions taking place this month

australian art in february 2024

It's the shortest month of the calendar, and galleries are slowly opening their spaces as we sidle into a new year. So, what's on this month in Australian art? From Mia Middleton and Kansas Smeaton at COMA, George Byrne at Olsen Gallery, and Natasha Wright at M Contemporary, here's your Australian art guide for February 2024.

For the best in Australian art in February 2024, keep scrolling.




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Overture (Godzilla)

Dean Cross

3 February – 2 March 2024


China Heights


Curated by Sam Stephenson featuring Nash Ferguson and Mitchell Tolman

Until February 2024.

Group Exhibition

Gabriella Lo Presti, Montana Miller, Max Berry, Otis Hope Carey and Shaun Daniel Allen.

Until February 2024.


Olsen Gallery


George Byrne

7 February – 2 March 2024


COMA Gallery

Heavy Lightness and Sweet Sorrow

Kansas Smeaton

Until February 10, 2024.

A Green Glass Eye

Mia Middleton

9 February – 9 March 2024



New Dog Old Tricks

Billy Bain, David Griggs, Guido Maestri, Jason Phu, Julia Gutman, Madeleine Pfull, Marc Etherington, Nadia Hernández, Noel Mckenna, and Todd Fuller.

Until February 4, 2024.


Arthouse Gallery

Group Showcase

1 – 24 February 2024

Harbour Swimmers

John Baird

1 – 24 February 2024


Bundanon Art Museum

Miwatj Yolŋu - Sunrise People

Until February 11, 2024.


N.Smith Gallery

Summer 24'

Holly Anderson, Tom Blake, Casey Chen, Joshua Charadia, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro,  Neva Hosking, Kyra Mancktelow, Danie Mellor, Dylan Mooney, Thea Anamara Perkins, Joan Ross, Sally Scales, Vipoo Srivilasa, James Tylor, Natasha Walsh, and Louise Zhang.

Until February 3, 2024.

The Darkness of Enlightenment

James Tylor

9 – 24 February 2024


Murray Art Museum Albury

Monumental as Anything

Until February 11, 2024.



The Dark Current

Angela Tiatia

Until February 4, 2024.



untitled (transcriptions of country) 

Jonathan Jones

Until February 11, 2024.


M Contemporary

Natasha Wright

20 February – 5 March 2024


Mosman Art Gallery

Imants Tillers: The Mosman Years

Until February 4, 2024.

Tully Arnot

23 February – 12 May 2024


Granville Centre Art Gallery

The Good

Anna Louise Richardson

Until February 18, 2024.


HAKE House


Joy Kinna

Until February 25, 2024.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Hill End Impressions

Lino Alvarez Carrasco

Until February 11, 2024.

The Women of Hill End

Amanda Bromfield

Until February 11, 2024.


Art Gallery of New South Wales


Until March 10, 2024.

Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day?

Louise Bourgeois

Until April 28, 2024.

ArtExpress 2024

8 February – 21 April 2024


Art Leven

Game, Set, Match

27 January – 24 February 2024


Museum of Contemporary Art

Primavera 2023

Until February 4, 2024.

Waters' Witness

Tarek Atoui

Until February 4, 2024.

Tacita Dean

Until March 3, 2024.




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West Space

Unconstitutional Love

Kyra Mancktelow

Until February 24, 2024.



step or stone, breath or bone

Laith McGregor

8 February – 9 March 2024


Melbourne Art Fair

22 – 25 February 2024


TarraWarra Museum of Art

Surrender & Catch

Brent Harris

Until March 11, 2024.


Linden New Art

Real Fake

Betty Sargeant

Until February 11, 2024.

The Promised Land Refigured

Jill Orr

Opening 23 February 2024.


Buxton Contemporary


Nadine Christensen

Until April 7, 2024.


Art Gallery of Ballarat

Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond

Until February 4, 2024.

Significant Others

Until February 11, 2024.

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

Nan Goldin

2 March – 2 June 2024

Queen of Begonias & Hai Kot Tou

Scotty So

23 February – 4 April 2024


Hamilton Gallery

Emerging from Darkness

Artemisia Gentileschi, Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Anguissola, exhibited alongside paintings from Peter Paul Rubens, Valentin de Boulogne, Guercino, and Bartolomeo Manfredi.

Until April 14, 2024.



Shadow Play, Yellow Springs

Remy Faint

Until March 2, 2024.


Alexandra Groves, Elmira Ng, Hannah Hall, Jing Liang, Ko Jou Chen, Rachel Simoons, Rochelle Morris & Teegan Horat.

Until March 9, 2024.


National Gallery of Victoria

Planetary Redesign

Liam Young

Until February 11, 2023.

Photography: Real & Imagined

Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Mervyn Bishop, Polly Borland, and Darren Sylvester.

Until February 24, 2024.


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Surrealist Lee Miller

Until February 25, 2024.


Bendigo Art Gallery

The kingdom, the power

Marikit Santiago

Until February 4, 2024.



Art Gallery of Western Australia

Death Metal Summer

Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton

Until April 21, 2024.

The Light of Day

Yhonnie Scarce

2 February 19 – May 2024


Fremantle Arts Centre

Polarity: Fire & Ice

10 February – 28 April 2024



National Portrait Gallery

Frocked Up

Open daily


National Gallery of Australia

Emily Kam Kngwarray

Until April 28, 2024.


Belconnen Arts Centre

Scenes from the mall

Spiros Coutroubas

Until February 11, 2024.


Eliza Adam

Until February 11, 2024.



Institute of Modern Art

Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death

Arthur Jafa

Until April 7, 2024.

Somewhere Eternal

Justine Youssef

Until April 7, 2024.


Home of the Arts

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Until February 18, 2024.


Edwina Corlette Gallery

Daily Dilemmas

Christopher Zanko

7 – 27 February 2024

Proper Gander

Will Colenso

7 – 27 February 2024


Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

The Castle of Tarragindi

Natalya Hughes

Until July 14, 2024.

The Legend of the Rainbow Stag

Jakkai Siributr

Until April 28, 2024.


Museum of Brisbane

Rearranged: Art of the Flower

Until August 11, 2024.



Adelaide Contemporary Experimental


Panteha Abareshi, Sophie Cassar, Makeda Duong, Carolyn Lazard, Sam Petersen, Elizabeth Reed and Finnegan Shannon.

17 February – 4 May 2024


Adelaide Festival Centre

By Barry Humphries: From the David Dridan Family Collection

Until April 13, 2023.




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Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma (Making successful business together)

Open now

2023 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 

Open now


Laundry Gallery


Irene Henry and Harold Goodman

Opens 10 February 2024


Araluen Arts Centre

My Country

Until March 4, 2024.

Alice Prize 1970-2020

Until March 3, 2024.



Museum of Old and New Art

Jean-Luc Moulène and Teams

Until April 1, 2024.

Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World

Until April 1, 2024.


Salamanca Arts Centre

In Memoriam

Jay Sykes

Until February 26, 2024.


Despard Gallery

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