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Art in November: these are the Australian shows and exhibitions to look forward to this month

As we step into November we embrace the warmer weather and with it a new roster of art shows and exhibitions to retreat into. Whether you're plunging yourself into Tarnanthi, the Art Gallery of Western Australia's heavyweight laden show The View From Here, or you've only got eyes for the Art Gallery of New South Wales thrilling Matisse exhibition, there truly is something for everyone this month.

Below, we've rounded up a non-exhaustive list of unmissable exhibitions happening across Australia this November.



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Jerico Contemporary


Group Exhibition curated by Chloe Borich

25 November – 18 December 2021


China Heights Gallery

Gabriella Lo Presti & Clare Wigney

Until November 14.

The Beauty of Loving

Lena Gustafson

Until November 14.


Max Berry
Opens 19 November 2021

Bathurst Regional Art Fair

1 November – 30 November 2021


Chalk Horse


Benedict Dos Remedios

13 October – 14 November 2021


Madeleine Pfull

18 November – 18 December 2021

N.Smith Gallery

Joan Ross: I Like to Name Everything After Myself

3 – 27 November 2021


Eight Views of the Telegraph Station (Online)

Thea Anamara Perkins

17 –  27 November 2021


Head On Art Festival

19 – 28 November 2021


Olsen Gallery


George Byrne

Until November 13.


Beautiful Strange

Michelle Cawthorn

Until November 13.


Dominik Mersch Gallery

New Paintings

John Beard

Until November 20.



Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (Online)

11 – 21 November 2021



Cherine Fahd

17 November 2021 –  30 January 2022


The Future is Here

Dennis Golding

3  – 21 November 2021


Michael Reid

I’ve been into Star Wars ever since I was a little kid.

Marc Etherington

Until November 4.


Roslyn Oxley9

Durrk - I can fly

Dhambit Munuŋgurr

Until November 6.


Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Purple House

4 September 2021 – 2022


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

20 November 2021 – 13 March 2022


Cement Fondu

Make Yourself at Home

Dennis Golding & Carmen Glynn-Braun

Until December 5.



Arts Centre Melbourne

Alter State (Online)

Opens November 9 2021.


Koori Heritage Trust

Seen and Unseen: Expressions of Koori Identity

7 August – 21 November 2021


National Gallery of Victoria

Is Today Tomorrow

Camille Henrot

Until January 30 2021.


NGV Online Courses

NGV Virtual Tours


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Margel Hinder: Modern in Motion

30 October 2021 – 6 February 2022


Shepparton Art Museum

The Land Within

Lin Onus

20 November – 13 March 2022


Studio Gallery

A Moment in Time

Simon Barlow

12 – 28 November


Bendigo Art Gallery


Until January 30 2021.


RMIT Gallery

‘In The Company Of Shadows’ (Online)

Caroline Walls

28 October  – 11 November 2021



Fremantle Biennale

Crossing 2021

5 – 21 November 2021


Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Lester Prize 2021

16 October – 29 November 2021


The View From Here

Abdul Abdullah, Holly Yoshida, Danielle Freakley plus many more.

Opens 6 November 2021.


Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Coming Home

Alex Martinis Roe

Until January 9, 2021.


Sky Cave

Amy Perejuan-Capone

Until January 9, 2021.



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National Portrait Gallery

Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize

Until November 7 2021.


Canberra Museum + Gallery

Mandy Martin From Queanbeyan to New York: 1978-1984 / Art & Life

Until January 22, 2021.


National Gallery of Australia

Know My Name: Part Two

12 June 2021 – 26 January 2022



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Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Fine Lines

Until May 2022.


Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

10 – 19 November 2021


Redland Art Gallery

A Secular View

Neridah Stockley

Until December 5, 2021.


Museum of Brisbane

Blak Superheroes

Dylan Mooney



Jam Factory

Anniebell Marrngamarrnga: Ngalkunburriyaymi (Yawkyawk Dreaming)

Until November 28, 2021.


Art Gallery of South Australia


Until 30 January 2022.


Flinders University Museum of Art

SOVEREIGN SISTERS: domestic work

11 October 2021 - 8 April 2022



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RAFT Art Space


Sarah Brown

5 – 27 November 2021


Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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

7 August 2021 6 February 2022

Outstation Gallery

Taking Flight

Winsome Jobling

Until November 13, 2021.



Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series

Until 20 February, 2022.


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Images: One: @chinaheights Two & Three: courtesy of the Art Gallery of New South Wales