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

australian art july 2023

Picture this. July is throbbing with new exhibitions and shows. From Nan Goldin at the NGV, proppaNOW exhibiting at the National Art School and the National Indigenous Art Fair, here's a non-exhaustive list of Australian art to catch in July 2023.




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Chalk Horse


Amber Boardman

Until July 8, 2023.


Campbelltown Arts Centre


Freya Jobbins

8 July – 13 August 2023



Making Arrangements

Steve Carr

Until July 1, 2023.

Nadia Hernández

Nuestro Consuelo, Mi Consuelo

29 July – 19 August 2023


Cement Fondu

Things that are real

Alvaro Barrington X Dean Cross

Until July 23, 2023.


China Heights

God takes care of the garden but the Devil takes care of my lawn

Gabriella Lo Presti

Until July 16, 2023.

South of Heaven

Group show: SpiderXdeath, Alex Heir, Funeral French, Rok and Taketo Ikegami.

Until July 16, 2023.



Once More With Feeling

Karen Black, Georgia Spain, Cybele Cox and Michelle Ussher.

Until August 6, 2023.


National Indigenous Art Fair

1 – 2 July 2023


The Lock-Up


Until July 16, 2023.


Bundanon Art Museum

The Polyphonic Sea

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh, Andrew Beck, Ruth Buchanan, The Estate of L. Budd, Sione Faletau, Samuel Holloway et al., Sarah Hudson, Sonya Lacey, Nova Paul, Sriwhana Spong, and Shannon Te Ao.

8 July – 8 October 2023


Seven Marks

Lux Nocturna

Cinnamon Lee

Until July 29, 2023.


N.Smith Gallery

Imagine if they'd cared

Joan Ross

5 – 29 July 2023


Passage Gallery

The Held Breath

Tané Andrews

Until July 23, 2023.



Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion

Until October 1, 2023.


Powerhouse Museum

A Line, A Web, A World

Until December 2023.

1001 Remarkable Objects

Curated by Leo Schofield AM

Until December 2023.


Hake House of Art

Bobby Love

Adam Leng

Until July 7, 2023.


Penrith Regional Gallery

Desert Jungle

Jeannie Baker

Until July 9, 2023.

Rebellious Belly

Abdullah M. I. Syed

3 July – 20 August


Curatorial + Co.

Shells turn to sand in a sea of infinite suns

Ingrid Daniell

5 – 15 July 2023


National Art School


Until September 9, 2023.

Ocurrent Affair

Meanjin/Brisbane-based Aboriginal artist collective proppaNOW: Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey and the late Laurie Nilsen.

Until August 5, 2023.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

West of Central

Aleshia Lonsdale, Anne Graham, Bill Moseley, Blak Douglas, Caitlin Graham, Georgina Pollard, Genevieve Carroll, Dan Kojta, Jason Wing, Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, June Golland, Karla Dickens, Leo Cremonese, Maddison Gibbs, Nicole Welch, and Vicky Browne.

1 July – 27 August 2023


Art Gallery of New South Wales

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

Until September 3, 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


Rainbow Studios

Interior Landscapes

Skye LaRocca

20 July – 2 August 2023


Art Leven

Country X Country

Neil Tompkins and Kitty Napanangka Simon

27 July – 26 August 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.


Sullivan + Strumpf

Among the Leaves

Tim Silver

13 July – 12 August 2023


Kirsten Coelho

27 July – 12 August 2023


The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Raw Records: Materials in Practice

Featuring work by Maddison Gibbs, Virginia Keft, Jayne Christian, Paula Do Prado, Simryn Gill and more.

Until July 22, 2023.




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James Makin Gallery

Infinite Systems

Emma Coulter

Until July 12, 2023.


West Space


Featuring Khaled Chamma, Kaijern Koo, Indra Liusuari, Anton Pulvirenti, Steven Rhall, Leen Rieth, Salote Tawale, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Dr Christian Thompson AO and Mira Oosterweghel with Yarra Youth Services.

Until August 12, 2023.


Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

National Portrait Gallery’s National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Until September 3, 2023.


TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili

Until July 16, 2023.


Buxton Contemporary


Shaun Gladwell, Tracey Moffatt, Callum Morton, Mike Parr, Mikala Dwyer, Teelah George, Marco Fusinato, Mabel Juli, Louise Weaver and Peter Booth.

Until October 29, 2023.


Brunswick Street Gallery

Big Mob Animals

Aaron Pei Pie

15 – 30 July 2023


Mildura Arts Centre

Looking Glass

Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce, curated by Hetti Perkins

Until August 6, 2023.

Add It Up

Belinda Fox

Until August 13, 2023.


Art Gallery of Ballarat

Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings & Watercolours

Until August 6, 2023.


Koorie Heritage Trust

Second Skin – Essence of Country

Until July 9, 2023.



In On It

Jake Walker

Until July 29, 2023.


Anna Schwartz Gallery

Perspective Paintings 1987 – 2023

Stephen Bram

Until July 29, 2023.




1 July – 16 September 2023


MARS Gallery

Entombed in Joy

Damien Shen

1 July – 22 July 2023

Without truth we cannot heal, without healing, we cannot reconcile

Illuka Sax-Williams

1 July – 22 July 2023


National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne Now

Until August 20, 2023.

Nan Goldin

8 July 2023 – 28 January 2024


Sullivan + Strumpf

The electrical experience

Glenn Barkley

Until July 15, 2023.

tissu tissue

Lara Merrett

20 July – 12 August 2023


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Binding Ties

Catherine Opie

Until July 9, 2023

Eye Looking At Large Glass Broken

Raafat Ishak

Until September 2, 2023.


Bendigo Art Gallery

The Australian Women’s Weekly: 90 Years of an Australian Icon

Until August 27, 2023.


Melbourne Museum

Sutr Santati: Then. Now. Next

Until September 3, 2023.




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The Art Gallery of Western Australia

The West Australian Pulse 2023
Until August 20, 2023.

Farah Al Qasimi: Star Machine

Until July 30, 2023.


Goolugatup Heathcote

Mixxed Business: Fully Reloadeded II

Pet Projects: Dan Bourke, Andrew Varano, Gemma Weston

Until July 16, 2023.


Kolbusz Space


Waldemar Kolbusz

14 – 16 July 2023

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Hatched: National Graduate Show

Until July 23, 2023.


Fremantle Arts Centre

Hidden Country

Until July 23, 2023.



National Portrait Gallery

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023

Until October 2, 2023.


Canberra Museum & Gallery

Stronger Together: Artists’ perspectives on the ACT COVID-19 frontline health response

Until July 30, 2023.


National Gallery of Australia

untitled (walam-wunga.galang)

Jonathan Jones

Until July 23, 2023.

Changing From From to From

Haegue Yang

Until September 24, 2023.


National Film and Sound Archive

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



Belconnen Arts Centre

101 Canberra

Until July 2, 2023.




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Home of the Arts

Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women)

Until August 27, 2023.


Edwina Corlette Gallery

Solitude and Connection

Vipoo Srivilasa

Until July 4, 2023.

River Song

Aaron Kinnane

Until July 4, 2023.


Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Looking Out, Looking In

Until August 6, 2023.


Museum of Brisbane

Clay: Collected Ceramics

Until October 22, 2023.



Adelaide Contemporary Experimental


Kaspar Schmidt Mumm

Until August 12, 2023.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Ramsay Art Prize

Until August 27, 2023.

Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution

Until September 17, 2023.




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Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma

Open now



Araluen Arts Centre

Suspended Moment

Frances Barrett, Sally Rees and Giselle Stanborough.

Until August 13, 2023.


Laundry Gallery

Dórdbalk kómabba (everything’s good)

Bábbarra Ladies

July 2023


Watch this Space

July Zine Fair

14 – 15 July 2023




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Museum of Old and New Art

Oceans of Air

Tomás Saraceno

Until July 24, 2023.


Hadley's Orient Hotel

Hadley's Art Prize 2023

Winner: Max Bowden

Until August 20, 2023.


Salamanca Arts Centre

Fifty Faces

Amalea Smolcic

Until July 30, 2023.


Despard Gallery


Josh Foley

Until July 22, 2023.

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