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

A new wave of art for the month of March is headed our way. From the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, the National Art School's NEO program on Thursday nights, In Flux at Prop Gallery, Jeffrey Smart in Canberra and Satellite international NFT exhibition, below we've rounded up a non-exhaustive list of unmissable art exhibitions happening across Australia this March 2022. Enjoy!



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China Heights

Choose your own own adventure

Poppy Williams

18 March 2022


Kylie Montgomery

18 March 2022


Station Gallery

The Way Home


Until March 26, 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

Subtler and Subtler Still

Paige Northwood

3 – 26 March 2022


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Until April 3, 2022.


N.Smith Gallery

Sentimental Ornaments

Casey Chen

2 – 26 March 2022


National Art School


Every Thursday night until July

BREAK OUT: 3 March 2022. Featuring performances from Jamaica Moana, Ayebatonye and DJs The Dollar Bin Darlings.


Twenty Twenty Six

Satellite: Sydney NFT exhibition

9 March – 3 April 2022



Dingo Project

Curated by Djon Mundine OAM

Until March 13, 2022.


Olsen Gallery

Bumpy roads and Tip Top sandwiches

Elisa Gosse

2 – 19 March 2022


Michael Reid


Petrina Hicks

Until March 13, 2022.


Roslyn Oxley9

Gareth Sansom

2 – 26 March 2022


Art Gallery of New South Wales

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

Until March 13, 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.

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

5 March 2022 – 15 May 2022


Station Gallery

Selected works on paper

André Piguet

5 March 2022 – 2 April 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

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

The Land Within

Lin Onus

Until March 13, 2022.


Bendigo Art Gallery

Modern Australia

Until April 17, 2022.



Skywhales: Every Heart Sings

Patricia Piccinini



Art Gallery of Western Australia

Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara

11 March – 29 August 2022


Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia

Until April 18, 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.


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

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.



New Weave

Until March 5, 2022.



Jam Factory

Ripple effect: A 25 Year Survey

Blanche Tilden

3 March 1 May 2022

Bioregional Bodies

Kyoko Hashimoto

3 March 1 May 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.

Until March 19, 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

Walking through a Songline

12 March – 26 June 2022


Charles Darwin University Gallery

Long water: fibre stories

24 March – 9 July 2022


Araluen Arts Centre

Foul Play

Peter Adsett

Until March 20, 2022.




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Art Mob

Julie Nangala Robertson

Until March 20, 2022.


Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery

18 March – 15 May 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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