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

australian art april 2023

Looking to navigate your way through the Australian art smorgasbord this month? Here's a list to get you started. From Harry Rothel at Yavuz, the doubled joy of Rosie Deacon and Emily Crockford at Bondi Pavillion, and Fantastic Forms at Bundanon Art Museum, these are our picks to see if you're scoping out the best in Australian art for April 2023.




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Chalk Horse

Landscapes of the Heart

Claudia Greathead

Until April 15, 2023.


Campbelltown Arts Centre

The National 4: Australian Art Now

Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan with the Fruitjuice Factori Studio, Brook Andrew, Christopher Bassi, Lynda Draper, Jumaadi, Shivanjani Lal, Julian Martin and Yabini Kickett artist project with Sharyn Egan and Ilona McGuire.

Until June 25, 2023.



An Unmade Bed

Heather B. Swann

Until April 22, 2023.


Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women)

Until May 21, 2023.


China Heights

Where the river meets the ocean

Otis Hope Carey & Shaun Daniel Allen (Shal)

Offsite location: Louis Vuitton Brisbane

Opens 6 April 2023

Works on paper

Opens 7 April 2023


The Lock-Up

Loud Sky

Lottie Consalvo, Peter Gardiner, Fiona Lee, Damien Linnane and Clare Weeks.

Until May 21, 2023.


Bundanon Art Museum

Fantastic Forms

Stephen Benwell, Nabilah Nordin and Rubyrose Bancroft

1 April – 18 June 2023



The National 4: Australian Art Now

Susan Balbunga, Frances Barrett, Elizabeth Day, Nicole Foreshew, Heather Koowootha, Jo Lloyd, Naminapu Maymuru-White, Jason Phu, Teho Ropeyarn, Erika Scott, and Katie West.

Until June 25, 2023.


Seven Marks


Chick Butcher

Until May 25, 2023.


N.Smith Gallery

Danie Mellor: Recent Works

Until April 29, 2023.


Mosman Art Gallery

Thom Roberts and Simon Wheeldon

Until May 28, 2023.


Passage Gallery


Tim Georgesen

Until April 16, 2023.

(Don't) Be An Artist

Kay Abude

26 April – 4 June 2023



Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion

6 April – 1 October 2023.


Powerhouse Museum


Drawing on the archives of music promoter, record company founder and entrepreneur Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic, the exhibit will take audiences behind-the-scenes of the alternative music scene in the 1990s.

Until June 3, 2023.

Zampatti Powerhouse

Until June 11, 2023.


Penrith Regional Gallery

A House Full of Paintings: the art and life of Margo Lewers (1908 – 1978)

Until May 14, 2023.


Yavuz Gallery

Pareidolia Amongst the Trees

Harry Rothel

Until April 18, 2023.


Michael Reid

Somewhere to Begin

Isca Greenfield-Sanders

28 April – 27 May 2023


National Art School

Dobell Drawing Prize

Until June 10, 2023.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery


Danelle Bergstrom

1 April – 11 June 2023

Artist Talk: 11am, Saturday 1 April


Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Express

Until May 7, 2023.

The National 4: Australian Art Now

Abdul Abdullah, Brenda L Croft, Robert Fielding, Madeleine Kelly, Glen Mackie Kei Kelak, Pierre Mukeba, Nabilah Nordin, Thea Anamara Perkins, Reko Rennie, David Sequeira, Esther Stewart, Heather B Swann, Natasha Walsh at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, and Gerry Wedd.

Until July 23, 2023.

Dreamhome: Stories of Art and Shelter

Until late 2023

The End of Imagination

Adrián Villar Rojas

Until mid 2023


Museum of Contemporary Art

The National 4: Australian Art Now

Hoda Afshar, Daniel Boyd, Eugene Carchesio, Allison Chhorn, Léuli Eshrāghi, Diena Georgetti, Simryn Gill, Ivi, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, Mia Salsjö, Kieren Seymour, Nicholas Smith, Isabelle Sully, Amanda Williams and Rudi Williams.

Until July 2023.


Bondi Pavilion Gallery

Rainbow, Mermaid, Fireworks

Rosie Deacon and Emily Crockford of Studio A

1 April – 14 May 2023


Sullivan + Strumpf

2 Telegenic 2 Die

Darren Sylvester

Until April 22, 2023.


Cement Fondu

Linger, Dash, Talk

Until April 23, 2023.

The Black Queer Advocates

Steven Lindsay Ross

Until April 23, 2023.


The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

I Talk Through My Art and My Art Talks Through Me

Danny Eastwood

Until April 15, 2023.


Rainbow Studios

Never Never Land


Until April 6, 2023.




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James Makin Gallery

Memories, Everything, Everywhere

Antonia Perricone-Mrljak

Until April 9, 2023.


At The Above


Kane Lehanneur

Until April 9, 2023.


TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili

Until July 16, 2023.


Buxton Contemporary

Peter Tyndall: Retrospective

Until April 16, 2023.


Brunswick Street Gallery

Identity Crisis

Izzy White

30 March – 16 April 2023


Art Gallery of Ballarat

Pliable Planes

Akira Akira, Sarah Contos, Lucia Dohrmann, Mikala Dwyer, Janet Fieldhouse, Teelah George, Paul Knight, Anne-Marie May, John Nixon, Kate Scardifield, Jacqueline Stojanović, and Katie West.

Until April 30, 2023.


Koorie Heritage Trust

Second Skin – Essence of Country

Until May 4, 2023.



Deep Fakes

Paul Yore

14 April – 13 May 2023


Caves Gallery

Within the without

Pam Brown, Eleanor Louise Butt, Nicholas Currie, Melissa Nguyen and Christopher Theofanous

Until April 22, 2023.


Anna Schwartz Gallery

Inside Out

Callum Morton

Until April 15, 2023.



Fresh! 2023

Until April 29, 2023.


MARS Gallery


Nasim Nasr

Until April 22, 2023.


National Gallery of Victoria

Freedom of Movement: Contemporary Art and Design from the NGV Collection

Featuring KAWS, Patricia Piccinini, Francis Upritchard, Nick Cave, Dan Halter, Fred Wilson, and more.

Until April 10, 2023.

Melbourne Now

Until August 20, 2023.

Step in to see new and ambitious art that spans disciplines from fashion and jewellery, painting, sculpture, architecture and ceramics, including the Ton Tall – the larger iteration of the Ton lamp – which Volker Haug has collaborated on with Fiona Lynch.


Sullivan + Strumpf


Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

Until April 22, 2023.


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Binding Ties

Catherine Opie

1 April – 9 July 2023


Bendigo Art Gallery

Australiana: Designing A Nation

Until June 25, 2023.




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The Art Gallery of Western Australia

I have not loved (enough or worked)

Hai-Hsin Huang, Daisuke Kosugi, Pixy Liao, Lin Zhipeng (aka No.223), Rinko Kawauchi, Sejin Kim, Lieko Shiga, and Tao Hui.

Until April 23, 2023.

Farah Al Qasimi: Star Machine

Until July 30, 2023.

Yoshitomo Nara: Reach Out to The Moon, Even if we can't

Until June 25, 2023.


Goolugatup Heathcote

Liftlore (Folklore)

Tim Meakins

Until May 21, 2023.

Intentional Viewpoints

Gaye Jurisich

Opens April 21, 2023


Kolbusz Space

Glory Box

Robyn Bernadt

Opens 10 February 2023

Shadow Self

Matthew McVeigh

Opens 24 March 2023

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Held Within A Word

Robert Andrew

Until April 23, 2023.


Fremantle Arts Centre

Djinda Waangkiny - The Stars Speak

Until April 23, 2023.

Other Horizons

Until April 23, 2023.

Atong Atem, Hayley Millar Baker and Jasmine Togo-Brisby




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Canberra Museum & Gallery

Jingo was born in the Slum

Matthew Thorne

Until April 16, 2023.


National Gallery of Australia

significant others

Rauschenberg & Johns:

Until May 14, 2023.

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Jonathan Jones

Until July 23, 2023.


National Film and Sound Archive

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




Home of the Arts

Pop Masters: Art from the Mugrabi Collection, New York

Until June 4, 2023.

A barrow, a singsing

Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman

Until May 7, 2023.


Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art


Max Dupain, Albert Namatjira, Jonathan Jones with Uncle Stan Grant Snr, Tacita Dean, Carlos Amorales, Dora Budor, and more.

Until April 23, 2023.


Redland Art Gallery


Sharon Jewell

Until May 9, 2023.

PIINPI: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion

Until April 24, 2023.


Museum of Brisbane

Play Moves

Until April 16, 2023.


Metro Arts

Rough, Red & Raw: The Architects of Sound

The Architects of Sound

6 April 2023




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Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition

Until May 6, 2023.


Art Gallery of South Australia


Yayoi Kusama

Until April 2, 2023.

Andy Warhol & Photography: A Social Media

Until May 14, 2023.




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Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma

Open now


Araluen Arts Centre

From Mparntwe to my Father's and Grandmother's Country

Charles Jangala Inkmala


Laundry Gallery

Bawaliba Homeland

Lucy Yarawanga

Opens February 11, 2023.




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Museum of Old and New Art

Oceans of Air

Tomás Saraceno

Until July 24, 2023.


Contemporary Art Tasmania

Last Messages

Paolo Cirio, Joey Gracia, Lin Chen, Ray Harris, Erin Linhart, NEGATIVEMEDITATION, Nik Pepsi, Ryder Ripps, Winston Smith, Yoshi Sodeoka, John Zobele, and Zieromuko.

Until April 2, 2023.


Salamanca Arts Centre


Lynn Kelly

Until April 21, 2023.

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