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

australian art november 2023

Galleries across the country are gearing up for the summer ahead, with some of year's best exhibitions yet to come. There's the big-ticket shows, with the Art Gallery of NSW unveiling its Kandinsky and Louise Bourgeois shows this month, and the National Gallery of Victoria debuting a photography exhibition featuring Man Ray, Cindy Sherman and more. Dig a little deeper and you'll find other gems, like the solo show from Annalisa Ferraris at James Makin Gallery, Roberta Joy Rich at PICA, or Karla Dickens and Jason Phu at STATION Melbourne.

For the best in Australian art in November 2023, keep scrolling.




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Chalk Horse

The Geometry of Longing

Laura Jones

2–25 November 2023

Stranger Family

Daniel Domig

30 November – 22 December 2023



Entity Studies

Zac Langdon-Pole

4–25 November 2023


Cement Fondu


Ali Cherry, Rachel Farag, Isadora Vaughan, Lucy Bleach, and more.

Until December 3, 2023.


China Heights

I Can't Drive

Poppy Williams

Until November 12, 2023.


Luca Blasonato

Until November 12, 2023.


Yavuz Gallery

Breaking Sky Double Rainbow

Julian Meagher

4–25 November 2023


Olsen Gallery


Stephen Ormandy

Until November 18, 2023.

Editioned Works on Paper

David Larwill

Until November 18, 2023.

Painting for Tomorrow's Yesterday

Andrew Taylor

22 November – 15 December 2023

Hold Your Horses

Kenny Pittock

22 November – 15 December 2023


Sculpture by the Sea

Until November 6, 2023.


COMA Gallery

Pulping at the Forum

Nick Modrzewski

Until November 11, 2023.



Occurrent 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 November 5, 2023.

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.

18 November 2023 – 4 February 2024


Arthouse Gallery

Table of Contents

Kate Bergin

2–25 November 2023


Bundanon Art Museum

Miwatj Yolŋu - Sunrise People

Until February 11, 2024.


N.Smith Gallery


Natasha Walsh

1–25 November 2023


Murray Art Museum Albury


Newell Harry

Until November 26, 2023.



The Dark Current

Angela Tiatia

Until November 12, 2023.


Powerhouse Museum

A Line, A Web, A World

Until December 2023.

1001 Remarkable Objects

Curated by Leo Schofield AM

Until December 2023.

Atmospheric Memory

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Until November 5, 2023.


Hake House of Art

home for a while

Ash Holmes

3–27 November 2023


Penrith Regional Gallery

Jana Hawkins-Andersen and Paris Taia

Until December 23, 2023.


Curatorial + Co.

Trio Show

Leonie Barton, Kerryn Levy and Lucas Wearne.

8–18 November 2023


National Art School

The Postgrad Show 2023

3–12 November 2023


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Corrugated Town

Laura Baker

Until November 5, 2023.

The Dobell Drawing Prize

Until November 5, 2023.

BRAGS Art Fair

18 November – 3 December 2023


Art Gallery of New South Wales

Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line

Until January 21, 2024.


4 November 2023 – 10 March 2024

Louise Bourgeois

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

25 November 2023 – 28 April 2024


Art Leven

Ngarukuruwala Kapi Murrakupuni – we sing to the land

16 November – 9 December 2023


Museum of Contemporary Art

Primavera 2023

Until February 4, 2024.

Al río / To the River

Zoe Leonard

Until November 5, 2023.


Sullivan + Strumpf

Ganybu | Fishtraps of Waṉḏawuy

Marrnyula Munuŋgurr

Until November 11, 2023.



James Makin Gallery


Telly Tu'u

4 – 19 November 2023

Heavenly Bodies

Ara Dolatian

25 November – 10 December 2023

Dancing Light

Annalisa Ferraris

25 November – 10 December 2023


West Space

bahay kubo

Rayleen Forester

Until November 19, 2023.

where you from?

Chris Ng

Until December 16, 2023.


TarraWarra Museum of Art

The Soils Project

Until November 12, 2023.


Buxton Contemporary


Nadine Christensen

24 November – 7 April 2023


Art Gallery of Ballarat

Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond

18 November 2023 – 4 February 2024

Between Worlds

Tamara Bekier

4 November 2023 – 28 January 2024


Swan Hill Regional Gallery


Until December 3, 2023.


Brunswick Street Gallery


Candice Broderick

Until November 12, 2023.

Blue Nights

Sally Garrett

Until November 12, 2023.


Gertrude Contemporary

A Relic Remains

Francis Carmody

Until November 11, 2023.


a-n studio

Ingham Chicken

Amelia Dowd

4 – 11 November 2023



Rumours of True Things

Isadora Vaughan

Until November 4, 2023.

Things Fall Apart

Michelle Ussher

Until November 4, 2023.

Aboriginal Intelligence

Karla Dickens

11 November – 16 December 2023

10 flowers i picked at a cemetery and left on your doorstep, now you’re haunted by their ghosts and the cops think you are the cemetery flower robber

Jason Phu

11 November – 16 December 2023



Occupying Space

Georgie Brunmayr, Sonja Carmichael, Elisa Jane 'Leecee' Carmichael, Rebecca Diele and Nadia Hernández.

Until November 4, 2023.


MARS Gallery

Babble On

Brie Trenerry

Until December 9, 2023.


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


Nadia Hernández

Until November 19, 2023.


Bendigo Art Gallery

The kingdom, the power

Marikit Santiago

Until February 4, 2024.


Melbourne Museum

More Than a Tarrang (tree): Memory, Material and Cultural Agency

Brian Martin, Brook Andrew, Moorina Bonini, Maya Hodge, Bradley Webb, Greg Griffiths, Alfred Priestley, N'Arweet Carolyn Briggs, Simon Rose and Deep Design Lab.

Until November 5, 2023.



Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Lester Prize 2023

Until November 23, 2023.


Goolugatup Heathcote

The beautiful is useful

Lisa Liebetrau and Shannon Lyons

4 November 2023 – 14 January 2024

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

The Purple Shall Govern

Roberta Joy Rich

3 November – 31 December 2023


Fremantle Arts Centre

Special Treat

Dionne Hooyberg

4 November 2023 – 28 January 2024




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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.


National Film and Sound Archive

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



Belconnen Arts Centre


Michelle Day

Until November 26, 2023.



Institute of Modern Art

Rainbow Serpent

Daniel Boyd

Until December 16, 2023.


Laresa Kosloff

Until December 16, 2023.


Edwina Corlette Gallery


Candy Nelson Nakamarra

Until November 14, 2023.

Foliage II

Judith Sinnamon

Until November 14, 2023.


Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Gone Fishing

Until January 21, 2024.


Museum of Brisbane

Rearranged: Art of the Flower

25 November 2023 – 11 August 2024



Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

Studios: 2023

11 November – 16 December 2023

Art Gallery of South Australia


Until January 21, 2024.



Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma

Open now


Laundry Gallery

A Part of it All

Shaun Daniel Allen




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Museum of Old and New Art

Jean-Luc Moulène and Teams

Until April 1, 2024.


Salamanca Arts Centre

Artfully Queer 23

Until November 4, 2023.


Despard Gallery

The Paper It's Written on

Patrick Hall

15 November – 9 December 2023


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One: Stephen Ormandy, courtesy of Olsen Gallery

Two: Vasily Kandinsky Blue segment 1921, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, photo courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Three: Louise Bourgeois Maman 1999, installed during the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, 3 December 2020 – 20 June 2021 © The Easton Foundation, photo: Filipe Braga