Arts / Culture

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

australian art september 2023

See the world through fresh eyes, slip into a new perspective. This is what's happening in the world of Australian art in September 2023. From Sydney Contemporary to Daniel Boyd at the Institute of Modern Art to our very own Kitty Callaghan at China Heights, this list will keep you inspired and busy this month.




View this post on Instagram


A post shared by COMA (@comagallery)

Chalk Horse

Nathan Hawkes 2023

Nathan Hawkes

Until September 9, 2023.


Danny Morse

14 September – 7 October 2023


Campbelltown Arts Centre


Savanhdary Vongpoothorn

Until October 15, 2023.



Dry Bones, Crying Stones

Adam Lee

Until September 23, 2023.


Sydney Contemporary

7 – 10 September 2023


Cement Fondu

Of Other Tomorrows Never Known

Natasha Tontey

Until September 24, 2023.

Cosmic Beings

Until September 24, 2023.


China Heights


Kitty Callaghan

22 September 2023


Olsen Gallery


Louise Olsen

Until September 23, 2023.


COMA Gallery


Nettle Grellier

5 September – 7 October 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.


Arthouse Gallery

In Return

Joshua Yeldham

Until September 9, 2023.


The Alex

Ghost Friend in the Shed

Samuel Hodge

Until October 1, 2023.


The Lock-Up

Signals From

Shan Turner-Carroll and Ryota Sato

Until October 8, 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.

Until October 8, 2023.


N.Smith Gallery

Aralya - Nunya

Sally Scales

Until September 9, 2023.


Thea Anamara Perkins

13 – 30 September 2023


Murray Art Museum Albury


Newell Harry

Until November 26, 2023.



Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion

Until October 1, 2023.

The Dark Current

Angela Tiatia

5 September – 12 November 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


Until September 4, 2023.

Adam Leng, Ash Holmes, Loralee Jade, Emily Ebbs, Hannah Lange, Lani Isobel Toke, Amanda Tye, Rachel Mackay, Kane Lehanneur and Phoebe Stone.

The Deep End

Sara Mugnes

15 September – 1 October 2023


Totem Road

With Patience

Tom Butterworth

6-8pm, 21 September 2023


Penrith Regional Gallery

Jana Hawkins-Andersen and Paris Taia

9 September – 23 December 2023


Curatorial + Co.

Pay Attention to the Heavens

Lilli Waters

Until September 16, 2023.

A Slow Migration

Ben Crawford

Until September 16, 2023.


National Art School

Radiance: The Art of Elisabeth Cummings

Until October 21, 2023.


Roslyn Oxley9

somewhere on the edge of you

Tom Polo

Until September 23, 2023.


Sarah Contos

Until September 23, 2023.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Corrugated Town

Laura Baker

Until November 5, 2023.

The Dobell Drawing Prize

Until November 5, 2023.


Art Gallery of New South Wales

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

Until September 3, 2023.

Dreamhome: Stories of Art and Shelter

Until late 2023

Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line

Until January 21, 2024.


Rainbow Studios

The Visual Arts Club

6-9pm, Thursday 28 September 2023

Abbey Rich, Brett Chan, Brittany Ferns, Emma Creasley, Gareth Owens, Jamie Preisz, John Respondek, Joshua Space, Jordan Fleming, Jordy Hewitt, Kubi Vasak, Louis Wayling, Lochlan Sutherland, MEKONG, Milly Dent, Nicholas Caldwell, Oliver Ackland, Robby Bennett, Sarah Ellen, and Tabitha Hope.


Art Leven

Guardians for Change

2 – 30 September 2023


Museum of Contemporary Art

Primavera 2023

8 September 2023 – 4 February 2024

Al río / To the River

Zoe Leonard

Until November 5, 2023.


Sullivan + Strumpf

Drifting Moon

Lynda Draper

Until September 16, 2023.

Emotion Harvest

Sam Leach

14 September – 7 October 2023

One Day Like This

Joanna Lamb

21 September – 14 October 2023

Regression Paintings

Michael Lindeman

21 September – 21 October 2023


The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

The Unseen

Emma Fielden, James Nguyen, Emily Parsons-Lord, Owen Leong and Lisa Sammut.

Until September 9, 2023.




View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Gertrude (@gertrudecontemporary)

James Makin Gallery


Patrick Dagg

Until September 3, 2023.

When It's With You

Zoe Grey

21 September – 8 October 2023


West Space

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

Matthew Galarla

Until September 9, 2023.


Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

National Portrait Gallery’s National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Until September 3, 2023.


TarraWarra Museum of Art

The Soils Project

Until November 12, 2023.


Affordable Art Fair

Until September 2, 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

Place(s) Called Home

14 September – 1 October 2023


Gertrude Contemporary

Going Insein

Mia Boe

Until September 2, 2023.

In the Belly of Mary Shelley

Sarah Contos

16 September – 29 October 2023


Art Gallery of Ballarat

Instant Warhol

Until October 22, 2023.

Digital Anthropocene

Serwah Attafuah & Jonathan Zawada

Until October 22, 2023.



Base Reality

Michael Staniak

Until September 30, 2023.

Think Think Plan Think Fantasy Think Plan Think

Dane Lovett

Until September 30, 2023.




Until September 16, 2023.


MARS Gallery


Yoko Ozawa

Until September 23, 2023.


Archer Davies

Until September 23, 2023.


National Gallery of Victoria

Pierre Bonnard

designed by India Mahdavi

Until October 8, 2023.

Rembrandt: True to Life

Until September 10, 2023.


Sullivan + Strumpf

World Cloud

Jemima Wyman

Until September 9, 2023.


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Eye Looking At Large Glass Broken

Raafat Ishak

Until September 2, 2023.

Beneath the Surface, Behind the Scenes 

Alexander Apóstol, Tatiana Blass , Lauren Brincat , Christian Capurro, Elena Damiani, Marlon de Azambuja, Matías Duville, Gloria Sebastián Fierro, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Nadia Hernández, André Komatsu, Liliana Porter, Marilá Dardot, Nicholas Mangan, Jorge Magyaroff, Hayley Millar-Baker, Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, Berna Reale and Steven Rendall.

Until October 22, 2023.


Bendigo Art Gallery

In Focus

Jenny Watson

Until October 8, 2023.


Melbourne Museum

Sutr Santati: Then. Now. Next

Until September 3, 2023.



Art Gallery of Western Australia


Until March 24, 2023.

Spacing Out

Until September 25, 2023.


Goolugatup Heathcote

triple power of plants

Until September 10, 2023.

Outside Inn

Until September 10, 2023.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

ām / ammā / mā maram

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

Until October 22, 2023.


Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award

Until October 22, 2023.




View this post on Instagram


A post shared by National Gallery of Australia (@nationalgalleryaus)

National Portrait Gallery

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023

Until October 2, 2023.


National Gallery of Australia

Changing From From to From

Haegue Yang

Until September 24, 2023.

Nan Goldin

Until January 28, 2024.


National Film and Sound Archive

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



Belconnen Arts Centre

Wise Parliament

Sally Blake

Until October 8, 2023.



Institute of Modern Art

Rainbow Serpent

Daniel Boyd

9 September – 16 December 2023


Laresa Kosloff

9 September – 16 December 2023


Edwina Corlette Gallery

The Duality of Reality

Peta Minnici

6 September – 3 October 2023


Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

The Favourite

Michael Zavros

Until October 2, 2023.


Museum of Brisbane

Clay: Collected Ceramics

Until October 22, 2023.



Adelaide Contemporary Experimental


Peter Waples-Crowe

2 September – 28 October 2023

Art Gallery of South Australia

Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution

Until September 17, 2023.




View this post on Instagram


A post shared by LAUNDRY GALLERY (@laundrygallery_)

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma

Open now

Araluen Arts Centre

Desert Mob 2023

7 September – 22 October 2023


Laundry Gallery


Numbulwar Artists

Opens 9 September 2023



Museum of Old and New Art

Jean-Luc Moulène and Teams

30 September – 1 April 2024


Salamanca Arts Centre

In and Out of Focus

Jay Sykes

1 – 25 September 2023


Despard Gallery


Anne Morrison

September 2023

Looking to invest in art of your own? Here are some pieces the RUSSH editors have welcomed into their own spaces.

Stay inspired, follow us.


Stay inspired, follow us.


One: @kittycallaghan

Two: courtesy of Louise Olsen