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Art in February: your guide to the Australian shows and exhibitions taking place this month

art february 2022

We're inching our way out of uncertainty and into a month of new art and more in-person shows — we hope! While January was a slow burn with many still in holiday mode, art in February 2022 is business as usual. So what's shows and exhibitions are on the art roster this month? There's Paul Yore at Station Gallery, Abdul Abdullah and Omar Sakr are just some of the artists on show at Granville Centre Art Gallery for Destiny Disrupted, Blacktown Arts are platforming the voices of 21 Afghan women with My Life, My Story, and the winner of the SCA Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2021 is set to be announced.

Below, we've rounded up a non-exhaustive list of unmissable art exhibitions happening across Australia this February 2022. Enjoy!



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Blacktown Arts

My Life, My Story

Maryam Zahid, Arezo Aziz, Sara Barackzay, Lida Sultani Farahin, Neelab Omar, Fozia Zahid and Zahid Ahmed

3 – 26 February 2022


Sydney College of the Arts

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2021

Emerging: Ellen Dahl, Jana Hawkins-Andersen, Audrey Newton, Gillian Kayrooz, Pamela PirovicKai Wasikowksi

Mid-career/established: Barbara Campbell, Emily Hunt, James Nguyen, Koji Ryui

10 February – 5 March 2022


China Heights

Summer Showcase

Montana Miller, Zephyr Larkin, Otis Hope Carey, Kitty Callaghan & Shaun Daniel Allen


Station Gallery

This World Is Not For You

Paul Yore

Until February 19, 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.

10 Feb 2022 – 1 May 2022


Jerico Contemporary

Barkindji ngunngkuapa

Alicia Bilyara Bennett

3 – 26 February 2022


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

11 February – 3 April 2022


N.Smith Gallery

Kyra Mancktelow

Until February 26, 2022.


National Art School

Grad Show

11 – 20 February 2022


Olsen Gallery

The Legacy of Water

Jose Luis Puche

Until February 5, 2022


Michael Reid

This Magic Moment

Brett Weir

3 – 27 February 2022


Roslyn Oxley9

Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement

Isaac Julien

Until February 26, 2022


Art Gallery of New South Wales

Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Until March 13, 2022.

The Purple House

Until February 27, 2022.


Cement Fondu

Magical Putt Putt

Studio A: Annette Galstaun, Meghan Pelham, Skye Saxon, Jaycee Kim, Whom Roberts with Simon Wheeldon.

Until March 6, 2022.



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Melbourne Art Fair

17 – 20 February, 2022.

Nadia and Jason Make Snacks with Music and Dancing

Jason Phu and Nadia Hernández at Hope St. Radio

7pm, 19 February 2022.


Koori Heritage Trust

The 9th Koorie Art Show

Until February 20, 2022.


Station Gallery

World Sick Hermit

Adam Lee

Until February 26, 2022.


National Gallery of Victoria

Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala

Until April 25, 2022.

Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

Until April 25, 2022.


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Margel Hinder: Modern in Motion

Until February 6, 2022.


Shepparton Art Museum

The Land Within

Lin Onus

Until March 13, 2022.


Bendigo Art Gallery

2021 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Until February 13, 2022.



Art Gallery of Western Australia

In the studio: Rose Boyt and Lucian Freud

Until February 8, 2022.


Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Sam Huxtable

Until April 24, 2022.


Amrita Hepi

20 February – 24 April 2022


Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Ariel's Song

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

12 February – 23 April 2022

Portals of Love and Loss

Sonia Kurarra

12 February – 23 April 2022




Canberra Museum & Gallery

Spowers and Syme

Until February 12, 2022.


National Gallery of Australia

Jeffrey Smart

Until May 15, 2022.


National Film and Sound Archive

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

Until July 17, 2022



Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Fine Lines

Until May 2022.

Asia Pacific Triennial

Until April 25, 2022


Redland Art Gallery

Fishing for Landscape

Karen Stephens

Until March 8, 2022.


Museum of Brisbane

Blak Superheroes

Dylan Mooney

Until April 18, 2022.

City in the Sun

Until April 18, 2022.



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Jam Factory

Sort Sol

Stephanie James-Manttan

Until February 13, 2022.


Until February 13, 2022.


ACE Open

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition

Susie Althorp, Emily Anderson, Talitha Benson, Chloe Bentley, Lauren Bzowy, Georgia Clark, Hannah Coleman, Camille Fitzgerald, Rosemary Helmis, Bianca Hoffrichter, Christopher Houghton, Lucy Keatch, Ashleigh Keller, Catrina Leske, Samuel Matthewman, Leslie Matthews, Tina McKenzie, Emily Megaw, Sydelle Mullen, Caroline Oakley, Holly Phillipson, Holly Rysdale, Izzi Selfe, Miriam Sims, Asha Southcombe, Cecilia Tizard and Claudia Turon.

17 February – 19 March 2022


Art Gallery of South Australia

Absence Embodied

Chiharu Shiota



Flinders University Museum of Art

SOVEREIGN SISTERS: domestic work

Until April 8, 2022.



Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards 2021 (Online)

Until February 6, 2022.


Charles Darwin University Gallery

DRAWN from the CDU Art Collection 

Until February 26, 2022.


Araluen Arts Centre

Foul Play

Peter Adsett

Until March 20, 2022.



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Art Mob

Palya - a tribute to Steve Ariston

Until February 20, 2022.


Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series

Until February 20, 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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