Arts / Culture

Art in June: what’s on across Australia this month

With winter well and truly here it's time to forgo the outdoors and seek refuge among art, high and low. After all, you're spoilt for choice this June as galleries nation-wide mirror the seasons and refresh their walls with new exhibitions. It's our favoured form of entertainment and the easiest way to stay social sans chapped lips and icy hands.

I'll have you know it's Archibald season and this year marks their 100th anniversary, so it's going to be big. This is also the first year they've achieved gender parity among the Archibald finalists. As if you needed another reason to go? Be sure to visit our very own Kitty Callaghan's upcoming show at China Heights Gallery with Luca Blasonato. For those in Queensland, June 13 marks the last day to check out Abdul Abdullah's open studio at QAGOMA and catch a rare glimpse into the artists practice.

Now go forth! And for more information about upcoming exhibitions read on.


Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

You Can Go Now – Richard Bell

Opens 4 June 2021


Olsen Gallery Sydney

Still Life – Alan Jones

2 – 19 June 2021


China Heights Gallery

Kitty Callaghan & Luca Blasonato

18 June – 16 July 2021


Alex Knost

18 June – 16 July 2021


Michael Reid

Place In Between: The Changeling Narelle Autio

20 May - 12 Jun 2021


Roslyn Oxley



National Art School

Goya's Dog –  John Olsen

11 June – 7 August 2021


Art Gallery of New South Wales

Archibald, Wynn & Sulman Prize

5 June – 26 September 2021


The Secret Paintings – Hilma af Klint

12 June – 19 September 2021


Cement Fondu

Natural Indigo Dyeing Workshop

with Gianna Hayes, 12 June


Oh, Museum 

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

22 May – 11 July


National Gallery of Victoria

Tops Arts 2021

28 March – 11 July 2021


French Impressionism

4 June – 3 October 2021


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

1 May31 October 2021


Art Gallery of Western Australia

Tom Malone Prize 2021

29 May – 19 July 2021


Balancing Act

29 May – 19 July 2021


National Gallery of Australia

Botticelli + Van Gogh

5 March – 14 June


Know My Name

14 November – 4 July 2021


Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Open Studio – Abdul Abdullah

13 February – 13 June 2021


Seeing and Being Seen – William Yang

22 March – 22 August 2021


Art Gallery of South Australia

Ramsay Art Prize 2021

22 May – 22 August 2021


Close Contact

8 May – 11 July 2021


Araluen Arts Centre

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists

08 May 2021 –  27 June 2021


Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Fresh: connecting new & old art

Until 27 June 2021


EX!T ART: 2020 NT Year 12 Student Exhibition

Until 13 June 2021


Museum of Old and New Art

Crone – Sally Rees

18 June – 1 November 2021


Images: Art Gallery of NSW, Kitty Callaghan


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