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Art in April: Your guide to the Australian shows and exhibitions taking place this month

art in april 2022

Autumn may just be the best season to take yourself to the gallery. As the weather takes on a cool edge, we're tempering the instinct to stay indoors by stepping into our favourite galleries instead. So, what's on the menu for art in April? There's the Biennale of Sydney and the much anticipated Bill Henson exhibit at Roslyn Oxley9. As for the rest? You're just going to have to keep reading to find out. Here's what's happening in art across Australia this April 2022.


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China Heights

Four Seasons

Ellen Virgona

Opens 8 April, 2022.


Mackenzie Rowe & Sam Stephenson

Opens 8 April, 2022.


Station Gallery


Laith McGregor

2 – 30 April 2022


Granville Centre Art Gallery

Destiny Disrupted

Curated by Nur Shkembi featuring artists: Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Hoda Afshar, Safdar Ahmed, Khadim Ali, Phillip George, Khaled Sabsabi, Omar J Sakr, Shireen Taweel, and Hossein and Nassiem Valamanesh.

Until May 10, 2022.


Biennale of Sydney


12 March – 13 June 2022


Prop Gallery

In Flux

Blake Malone

Opens: 23 March, 2022.


Galerie PomPom

The White Square

Danica Firulovic

Opening night: 6-8pm, Wed 16 March, 2022.


Jerico Contemporary

Comes in Waves

Luke Chiswell

7 April – 30 April 2022


UNSW Galleries

Pliable Planes

29 April – 17 July 2022


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Until April 3, 2022.


N.Smith Gallery


Dylan Mooney

6 April – 29 April 2022

Turalayinthi Yarta

James Tylor

13 April – 29 April 2022


National Art School


Every Thursday night until July


Twenty Twenty Six

Satellite: Sydney NFT exhibition

Until April 2, 2022.



Ngununggula Nights

Every Friday night until April 29, 2022.


Olsen Gallery


Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin

6 April – 23 April 2022

Naive and Sentimental Paintings

John Young

13 April – 7 May 2022


Michael Reid

Being human human being

Dr Christian Thompson AO

Until April 24, 2022.


Roslyn Oxley9

Bill Henson

1 April – 30 April 2022


Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Way We Eat

Until June 14, 2022.


Cement Fondu

Virtue & Virtuosity

12 March – 22 May 2022

Lauren Berkowitz, Troy Emery, Maya Kilic, Chantal Fraser, Heather Phillipson, Sally Gabori, Tully Arnot, Camille Henrot & Tristan Jalleh.




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Koori Heritage Trust

Off the Wall – Celebrating First Peoples' Mark Making

Until May 15, 2022.


Station Gallery

Selected works on paper

André Piguet

Until April 2, 2022.

Particle Days

Jon Cattapan

9 April 14 May 2022


National Gallery of Victoria

Queer: Stories from the NGV collection

Until August 21, 2022.

Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala

Until April 25, 2022.

Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

Until April 25, 2022.


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise

Until May 29, 2022.

Under Lamp Light

Albert Tucker & Patrick Pound

Until June 13, 2022.

Sometimes I miss the applause

Dean Cross

Until May 29, 2022.


Shepparton Art Museum

Art in Conflict: An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition

26 March – 31 July 2022

The Land I See Is Not Elsewhere
Nusra Latif Qureshi
26 March – 31 July 202


Bendigo Art Gallery

Modern Australia

Until April 17, 2022.



Art Gallery of Western Australia


Until April 18, 2022.

Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara

Until August 29, 2022.


Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Sam Huxtable

Until April 24, 2022.


Amrita Hepi

Until April 24, 2022.


Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Ariel's Song

Luisa Hansal, Jess Tan & Wade Taylor with works from the UWA Art Collection

Until April 23, 2022.

Portals of Love and Loss

Sonia Kurarra

Until April 23, 2022.



Canberra Museum & Gallery

Finding the dry heart: Sidney Nolan’s early travels in Central Australia

Until April 2, 2022.


National Gallery of Australia

Jeffrey Smart

Until May 15, 2022.

4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony

Until July 31, 2022.


National Film and Sound Archive

Australians & Hollywood: A Tale of Craft, Talent, and Ambition

Until July 17, 2022.



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Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Fine Lines

Until May 2022.

Asia Pacific Triennial

Until April 25, 2022


Redland Art Gallery


Kyra Mancktelow

Until May 8, 2022.


Museum of Brisbane

Blak Superheroes

Dylan Mooney

Until April 18, 2022.

City in the Sun

Until April 18, 2022.



Con Ojos y Dientes

Paula Quintela

Until June 4, 2022.



Jam Factory

Ripple effect: A 25 Year Survey

Blanche Tilden

Until May 1, 2022.

Bioregional Bodies

Kyoko Hashimoto

Until May 1, 2022.


ACE Open


Curated by Patrice Sharkey

9 April – 14 May 2022


Art Gallery of South Australia

Absence Embodied

Chiharu Shiota



Yayoi Kusama

Until April 30, 2023.


Flinders University Museum of Art

SOVEREIGN SISTERS: domestic work

Until April 8, 2022.



Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Walking through a Songline

Until June 26, 2022.


Charles Darwin University Gallery

Long water: fibre stories

Until July 9, 2022.


Araluen Arts Centre

Desert Mob Retrospective

Until June 1, 2022.



Art Mob

Art Mob's 20th Birthday Exhibition

Until April 17, 2022.


Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery

Until May 15, 2022.


Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Tao Sublime

Tony Smibert

Until November 6, 2022.


Museum of Old and New Art

Jean-Luc Moulène and Teams

Until May 9, 2022.

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Images: Laith McGregor, Untitled (Effect), 2022, archival pigment print mounted on dibond, 32.0.0 x 24.0 cm, edition of 3 + 1 AP. Untitled (Drawing), 2022, archival pigment print mounted on dibond, 32.0.0 x 24.0 cm, edition of 3 + 1 AP