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

australian art in january 2024

We've breached a New Year, and while many galleries are using the quiet January brings to close up shop and take a break, others are putting on their boldest shows in anticipation of the holidays. So what's on this month in Australian art? From Emily Kame Kngwarreye at the National Gallery of Australia and the legacy of Imants Tiller at Mosman Gallery, here's your Australian art guide for January 2024.

For the best in Australian art in January 2024, keep scrolling.




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How does it feel?

Angela Brennan, Jahnne Pasco-White, and Julia Trybala

Until January 27, 2024.


China Heights


Curated by Sam Stephenson featuring Nash Ferguson and Mitchell Tolman

Until February 2024.

Group Exhibition

Gabriella Lo Presti, Montana Miller, Max Berry, Otis Hope Carey and Shaun Daniel Allen.

Until February 2024.


Olsen Gallery

30 Year Celebration

Until January 30, 2024.


COMA Gallery

2 Summers

Mikey Yates

Until January 27, 2024.



New Dog Old Tricks

Billy Bain, David Griggs, Guido Maestri, Jason Phu, Julia Gutman, Madeleine Pfull, Marc Etherington, Nadia Hernández, Noel Mckenna, and Todd Fuller.

Until February 4, 2024.


Arthouse Gallery

Arthouse Group Show

9 – 27 January 2024


Bundanon Art Museum

Miwatj Yolŋu - Sunrise People

Until February 11, 2024.


N.Smith Gallery

Summer 24'

Holly Anderson, Tom Blake, Casey Chen, Joshua Charadia, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro,  Neva Hosking, Kyra Mancktelow, Danie Mellor, Dylan Mooney, Thea Anamara Perkins, Joan Ross, Sally Scales, Vipoo Srivilasa, James Tylor, Natasha Walsh, and Louise Zhang.

17 January – 3 February 2024


Murray Art Museum Albury

Monumental as Anything

Until February 11, 2024.

Bank Manager Hour

Courtney Young

21 January 2024



The Dark Current

Angela Tiatia

Until February 4, 2024.



untitled (transcriptions of country) 

Jonathan Jones

Until February 11, 2024.


Mosman Art Gallery

Imants Tillers: The Mosman Years

Until February 4, 2024.


Granville Centre Art Gallery

The Good

Anna Louise Richardson

Until February 18, 2024.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Hill End Impressions

Lino Alvarez Carrasco

Until February 11, 2024.


Art Gallery of New South Wales

Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line

Until January 21, 2024.


Until March 10, 2024.

Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day?

Louise Bourgeois

Until April 28, 2024.


Art Leven

It Flows

Joanne Currie Nalingu

Until January 14, 2024.


Museum of Contemporary Art

Primavera 2023

Until February 4, 2024.

Waters' Witness

Tarek Atoui

Until February 4, 2024.

Tacita Dean

Until March 3, 2024.




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West Space

Unconstitutional Love

Kyra Mancktelow

13 January – 24 February 2024


TarraWarra Museum of Art

Surrender & Catch

Brent Harris

Until March 11, 2024.


Linden New Art

Real Fake

Betty Sargeant

11 January – 11 February 2024


Buxton Contemporary


Nadine Christensen

Until April 7, 2024.


Art Gallery of Ballarat

Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond

Until February 4, 2024.

Between Worlds

Tamara Bekier

Until January 28, 2024.

Significant Others

Until February 11, 2024.


Hamilton Gallery

Emerging from Darkness

Artemisia Gentileschi, Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Anguissola, exhibited alongside paintings from Peter Paul Rubens, Valentin de Boulogne, Guercino, and Bartolomeo Manfredi.

Until April 14, 2024.


Swan Hill Regional Gallery

Here We Are!

Until January 228, 2024.



Everybody's heard of a dragon

Until January 27, 2024.


National Gallery of Victoria

Planetary Redesign

Liam Young

Until February 11, 2023.

Photography: Real & Imagined

Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Mervyn Bishop, Polly Borland, and Darren Sylvester.

Until February 24, 2024.


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Surrealist Lee Miller

Until February 25, 2024.


Bendigo Art Gallery

The kingdom, the power

Marikit Santiago

Until February 4, 2024.



Art Gallery of Western Australia

Death Metal Summer

Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton

Until April 21, 2024.


Goolugatup Heathcote

The beautiful is useful

Lisa Liebetrau and Shannon Lyons

Until January 14, 2024.


Fremantle Arts Centre

Special Treat

Dionne Hooyberg

Until January 28, 2024.



National Portrait Gallery

Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize

Until January 28, 2024.


National Gallery of Australia

Nan Goldin

Until January 28, 2024.

Emily Kam Kngwarray

Until April 28, 2024.


Belconnen Arts Centre

Scenes from the mall

Spiros Coutroubas

Until February 11, 2024.


Eliza Adam

Until February 11, 2024.




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Institute of Modern Art

Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death

Arthur Jafa

20 January – 7 April 2024


Home of the Arts

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Until January 24, 2024.


Edwina Corlette Gallery

The Summer Show

Sally Anderson, James Drinkwater, Bridie Gillman, Aaron Kinnane, Dan Kyle, Paul Ryan, Belem Lett, Candy Nelson Nakamarra, and Peta Minnici.

Until January 30, 2024/


Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Gone Fishing

Until January 21, 2024.

The Castle of Tarragindi

Natalya Hughes

Until July 14, 2024.

A Feeling for Light

Isaac Walter Jenner

Until January 28, 2024.


Museum of Brisbane

Rearranged: Art of the Flower

Until August 11, 2024.



Art Gallery of South Australia


Until January 21, 2024.

Australia in Colour

Vincent Namatjira

Until January 21, 2024.


Adelaide Festival Centre

By Barry Humphries: From the David Dridan Family Collection

Until April 13, 2023.



Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma (Making successful business together)

Open now

2023 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 

Open now


Laundry Gallery


Open now


Araluen Arts Centre

My Country

Until March 4, 2024.

Alice Prize 1970-2020

Until March 3, 2024.



Museum of Old and New Art

Jean-Luc Moulène and Teams

Until April 1, 2024.

Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World

Until April 1, 2024.


Salamanca Arts Centre


Emma Bingham

Until January 28, 2024.


Despard Gallery

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