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Art in June: Your guide to the Australian shows and exhibitions taking place this month

australian art june 2022

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following article contains the names of people who have died.

As the season changes, so too does the art. So what's on the cards for the month of June? In NSW all the spectacles are here, we're talking Rīvus the biennale and the annual Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Wander off the beaten path and find yourself in the midst of a few local gems, namely Sto(oo)p It at Airspace Projects in Marrickville and Tiarna Herczeg's solo show at Hake House. Plus, keep June 18 free because Incognito Art Show is back, baby!

What else is happening with Australian art in June 2022? Be sure to step in for Barring – Nganjin at Koori Heritage Trust, a group show from Stolen Generation survivors where storytelling is used as a medium for healing. Meanwhile, at Art Gallery of Western Australia the Tom Malone Prize is due to be awarded. As for the rest? You're going to have to read on to find out. Below, find a non-exhaustive guide to Australian art in June 2022.



China Heights

The Calm and the Storm

Lucy O'Doherty

Opens 10 June 2022.


Station Gallery


Isadora Vaughan

Until June 11, 2022.

Michelle Ussher

18 June – 23 July 2022


Bundanon Art Museum

From Impulse to Action

Arthur Boyd, Dean Cross, Rochelle Haley, Tina Havelock Stevens, Kate Jones, Jo Lloyd, Emily Parsons–Lord, Izabela Pluta, Uncle Steven Russell & Aunty Phyllis Stewart, Skye Saxon, Vivian Cooper Smith, Shan Turner–Carroll and Kaitlen Wellington.

Until June 12, 2022.


Biennale of Sydney


Until June 13, 2022



All is Life

Mel O’Callaghan

23 June – 21 August 2022


Jerico Contemporary

Anna Pogossova

Until June 11, 2022.


Airspace Projects

Sto(oo)p It

Group show: Rachel King, Pamela Pirovic, Kristina Susnjara, Kimberly Strudwick, Amalia Torero, Rachel Sherwood, Steph Tsimbourlas and Millie Webber.

3 – 19 June 2022


Incognito Art Show

Opens 8am, Saturday, 18 June 2022

2 Lacey Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010


Hake House

Tiarna Herczeg

Opens June 25, 2022.


UNSW Galleries

Pliable Planes

Until July 17, 2022


Saint Cloche


Indivi Sutton

8 – 19 June 2022


Arthouse Gallery

Eating Wild Honey

Lauren O’Connor

23 June – 16 July 2022



Bathurst Regional Art Gallery


Sidney Nolan

Until June 5, 2022.

Past Night

Robert Hirschmann

Until June 5, 2022.

Side of the Sky

Luke Sciberras

11 June – 7 August 2022


N.Smith Gallery


Joshua Charadia

8 – 25 June 2022


National Art School


Every Thursday night until July

Earthly Delights

Colin Lanceley

24 June – 13 August 2022



Land Abounds

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Abdul Abdullah

Until July 24, 2022.


Olsen Gallery


Matthew Johnson

1 – 18 June 2022

I don't remember being here

Peter Gardiner

1 – 18 June 2022


Yavuz Gallery

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Hadieh Shafie

Until July 2, 2022.


Michael Reid


Group show

Until June 13, 2022.

Wondering about things

Marc Etherington

Until June 9, 2022.

You Make a Perfect Angel in the Snow

Sebastian Blanck

9 June – 3 July 2022


Roslyn Oxley9

this is a floatation device, this is not a life saving device

Dale Frank

3 – 25 June 2022


Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Way We Eat

Until June 14, 2022.

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022

Until August 28, 2022.


Cement Fondu

Adolescent Wonderland

Naomi Hobson

11 June – 31 July 2022



Brunswick Street Gallery

Don't Be A Stranger: Group Exhibition

2 – 19 June 2022

Colonial Reveries

Vedika Rampal

2 – 19 June 2022


M Artist Collective

2 – 19 June 2022

A Few Reasons

Rozalie Sherwood and Steve Tomlin

2 – 19 June 2022

Stuck in the Dollhouse: Parody of the Feminine

Evangeline Clark

2 – 19 June 2022


Koori Heritage Trust

Barring – Nganjin

Group show: Lyn Austin, Eric Brown, Freddy Clark, Talgium “Chocko” Howard Edwards, John Elliot, the late Les Griggs, Monique Grbec, Treahna Hamm, Colleen Howell, Thomas Marks, Makia McLoughlin, the late Alice Solomon, Norm Stewart, Andrew Travis and Lisa Waup.

Until August 28, 2022.


Station Gallery

Resort Work

Marian Tubbs

Until June 25, 2022.


Sam Martin

Until June 25, 2022.


National Gallery of Victoria

Queer: Stories from the NGV collection

Until August 21, 2022.


Heide Museum of Modern Art

Under Lamp Light

Albert Tucker & Patrick Pound

Until June 13, 2022.

From Sunrise Road

Bruce Munro

25 June – 16 October 2022


Shepparton Art Museum

Art in Conflict: An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition

Until July 31, 2022

The Land I See Is Not Elsewhere
Nusra Latif Qureshi
Until July 31, 2022


Bendigo Art Gallery

Elvis: Direct from Graceland

Until July 17, 2022.



Art Gallery of Western Australia

Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara

Until August 29, 2022.

Tom Malone Prize

3 June – 31 July 2022


Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Hatched National Graduate Show

Until July 17, 2022.


Fremantle Arts Centre

2022 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Until July 24, 2022.




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Canberra Museum & Gallery

Connection Point: Contemporary established fibre textile artists of ACT and NSW

Until June 8, 2022.


National Portrait Gallery

Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London

Until July 17, 2022.


National Gallery of Australia

4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony

Until July 31, 2022.


National Film and Sound Archive

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

Until July 17, 2022.



Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

Asia Pacific Triennial

Until July 10, 2022.


Aster + Asha Gallery

A matter of urgency

Kahli Perkins

18 – 19 June 2022


Redland Art Gallery

Impression of Mangroves

Mei Mei Liu

Until July 12, 2022.


Museum of Brisbane

World of Wonder: Margot McKinney

18 June – 6 November 2022



Con Ojos y Dientes

Paula Quintela

Until June 4, 2022.




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Jam Factory


Until July 3, 2022.

The FUSE Glass Prize

Until July 3, 2022.



Skin Shade Night Day

Allison Chhorn

4 June – 13 August 2022


Art Gallery of South Australia

Absence Embodied

Chiharu Shiota



Flinders University Museum of Art

The Data Imaginary: Fears and Fantasies 

Until July 8, 2022.



Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Walking through a Songline

Until June 26, 2022.


Charles Darwin University Gallery

Long water: fibre stories

Until July 9, 2022.


Araluen Arts Centre

Desert Mob Retrospective

Until June 1, 2022.




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Art Mob

Tanami Today

Until June 13, 2022.


Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

The House of Longing

Gay Hawkes

Until August 28, 2022.


Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Tao Sublime

Tony Smibert

Until November 6, 2022.


Bett Gallery


Patrick Grieve

Until June 4, 2022.


Museum of Old and New Art

Exodust – Crying Country

Fiona Hall and AJ King

10 June – 17 October 2022

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