Arts / Culture

Art in July: these are the exhibitions to catch across Australia this month

Winter getting you down? Slice through the general humdrum of days spent indoors and venture outside–restrictions permitting–to your local gallery. After all, there's so much to see! From the staggering works of Hilma af Klint to William Yangs revealing portraits. And if you're in Melbourne don't forget to step in for Mimi Elashiry and Lochlan Sutherlands two-day show at Backwoods Gallery.

Happy gallery-hopping! And for more information about upcoming exhibitions read on.


Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Richard Bell: You Can Go Now

Until August 29.


China Heights Gallery

Kitty Callaghan & Luca Blasonato

18 June – 16 July 2021

Gabriella Lo Presti & Clare Wigney

16 July – 13 August 2021

Hugh Van Schaick & Zephyr Larkin

16 July – 13 August 2021


Olsen Gallery

Sea Screen Belly

Sally Anderson

14 – 31 July 2021


UNSW Galleries

Kirsten Coelho: The Return

7 May - 31 July 2021


Michael Reid

Fly Through the Candle's Mouth like a Singeless Moth
Petrina Hicks
15 July 7 August 2021


Roslyn Oxley

17 June – 17 July 2021

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Archibald, Wynn & Sulman Prize

Until September 26.


The Secret Paintings – Hilma af Klint

Until 19 September.


Cement Fondu

Oh, Museum 

DIS, Oliver Laric, Morehshin Allahyari, James Taylor, Jamie North, Pilvi Takala, Gianna Hayes, Cigdem Aydemir, Guerrilla Girls

Until July 11.


Backwoods Gallery

Of Earth and Insects

Mimi Elashiry & Lochlan Sutherland

9 – 10 July


Murray White Room

Places of Worship

The Huxleys

8 31 July 2021


National Gallery of Victoria

Tops Arts 2021

Until July 11.

French Impressionism

Until Oct 3.


Heide Museum of Modern Art

House of Ideas: Modern Woman

Sunday Reed, Cynthia Reed Nolan, Moya Dyring, Mary Boyd, Joy Hester, Mirka Mora, Yvonne Boyd, Barbara Blackman, Erica McGilchrist and Jean Langley

Until Oct 31.


Belco Arts

Reflections of My Country

Duncan Smith

9 July – 15 August 2021


Ipswich Art Gallery

The Space Between Us

Lincoln Austin

3 – 16 July 2021


Art Gallery of Western Australia

Tom Malone Prize 2021

Until July 19.

Balancing Act

Until July 19.


National Gallery of Australia

Know My Name: Part Two

12 Jun 2021 – 26 Jan 2022


Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Seeing and Being Seen – William Yang

Until August 22.


Art Gallery of South Australia

Ramsay Art Prize 2021

Until August 22.


Araluen Arts Centre

Apmere-werne apetye-arlpaye… Amengkwerne Softball

1 July 15 August 2021


Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Container: the Box that Changed the World

22 May 25 July 2021


Museum of Old and New Art


Sally Rees

18 June – 1 November 2021


Images: Clare Wigney, Mimi Elashiry & Lochlan Sutherland

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