NEWS FOR COLLECTORS

Image: Ikuntji Artists' booth, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, 2022. Photo: Michael Jalaru Torres

Desart’s online Christmas MarketPlace returns this weekend

Virtual MarketPlace offers the best of Central Desert Art in lead-up to gifting season.

Artists announced for The National 4: Australian Art Now

53 artists and collectives to show ambitious new works.

Mike Hewson makes his debut with Michael Bugelli Gallery

Artist unveils imaginative $2.5 million dollar playground in Melbourne.

Head On Photo Award Winners for 2022 announced

Boasting a prize pool of $70,000, Head On Photo Awards offers Australia’s most significant prize for photography.

2022 Firstdraft Auction now live

Annual art auction returns on site this year, with 200 artworks by diverse talent up for sale.

Plans progressing for new Northern Territory Art Gallery

Construction tender to build state of the art Darwin gallery awarded to Sitzler.

Carriageworks announces Sydney Festival 2023 Program

Headlining exhibitions by leading Australian artists include Paul Yore, The Huxleys, Thea Anamara Perkins, and the Sydney debut of immersive performance work by Speak Percussion.

The 2022 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Award Winners Announced

Six young artists have been awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.

Louise Zhang begins new chapter at N.Smith Gallery

Acclaimed Chinese-Australian painter joins N.Smith Gallery family.

Jhana Millers announces representation of Ruby Wilkinson

Up-and-coming, Pōneke-based painter joins Wellington gallery's stable.

Bundanon announces 2023 artists in residence

150+ multi-disciplinary artists and researchers awarded residencies in largest Australian program of its kind.

DESIGN Canberra set to take over the capital

For its ninth edition the Canberra festival boasts its biggest line-up yet with an eclectic range of disciplines including architecture, interior design, metalwork, and digital media.

Kait James joins Neon Parc stable

Naarm/Melbourne Gallery Neon Parc welcomes Wadawurrung woman and award-winning contemporary artist Kait James to its stable.

Bruce Reynolds wins the 21st Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

The Brisbane-based unrepresented artist wins $25,000 award

2022 Waverley Art Prize winners announced

Waverley Council announces Tonee Messiah as the winner of this year’s Waverley Art Prize for her work Accounting for Archetypes.

Winners announced for the new Wollumbin Art Award 2022

Amber Wallis takes out top $15,000 prize with painting 'Ivy With Eyes'.

Brisbane portrait prize winner announcement leaves audiences divided

Darren McDonald has taken out the $50,000 Lord Mayors Prize with his winning work Like a Bridge, a contemporary take on portraiture.

Yavuz Gallery adds Mehwish Iqbal to its stable

Yavuz Gallery adds Mehwish Iqbal to its stable

Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art returns to Carriageworks

10-day program of visionary new art stages full-scale return to Sydney in late October.

Shepparton Art Museum’s 2022 Indigenous Ceramics Award winners announced

Pitjantjatjara artist Anne Nginyangka Thompson takes out top prize for a second time.

Daine Singer gallery relocates to a new permanent space

Daine Singer gallery relocates to a new permanent space in Brunswick.

ACCA Announces Two New Curatorial Appointments

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) Announces Two New Curatorial Appointments.

Byron Shire welcomes four-day festival of contemporary art

Art Byron’s annual 2022 event, 'Love or Fear' features three main exhibitions curated by artist Karla Dickens (Wiradjuri).

MCA Australia announces this year’s Primavera 2022 recipients

MCA Australia announces this year’s Primavera 2022 recipients.

Canberra Art Biennial returns for fourth edition in October

Previously known as contour 556, Canberra Art Biennial set to take over the city for month-long celebration of art.

Reko Rennie and Angela Valamanesh honoured with international fellowship

Two celebrated Australian artists receive Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship at American Academy, Rome.

Tolarno Galleries in a new light

Tolarno Galleries relocates to a new art space in the Melbourne CBD with a focus on lighting.

A Collector’s Oeuvre

Eyes that see: The collection of Norman Rossenblatt

2022 Mosman Art Prize winners announced

Jacobus Capone takes out top $50,000 prize with ethereal painting honouring natural environment.

Desert Mob returns for 31st celebration of Aboriginal art and culture

Desart returns this September, bringing together hundreds of Indigenous practitioners in vibrant artistic program.

the churchie 2022 prize recipients announced

Winners announced for the churchie Emerging Art Prize, 2022.

MCA Australia and Tate Modern announce six new joint acquisitions

Artworks by five prominent Australian artists recently acquired by two world-leading art institutions.

Sullivan+Strumpf announces expansion to Melbourne

In October, the leading gallery will open a third space in Australia's cultural capital.

MARS Gallery now representing Nasim Nasr

Melbourne’s MARS Gallery has announced its representation of  multi-disciplinary artist Nasim Nasr.

Telstra NATSIAA 2022 winners announced

The longest running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art awards in the country hand down their 2022 verdict.

Betty Muffler joins Jan Murphy Gallery

Brisbane's Jan Murphy Gallery welcomes highly respected senior Aṉangu artist to its ranks.

Inaugural Judy Wheeler Commission awarded to Elizabeth Willing

Brisbane based artist to complete first of ten annual commissions at PICA, Perth.

Joint winners announced for Ellen José Art Award

Moorina Bonini and Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson share $15,000 award for young female artists.

Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin takes out Australia’s richest landscape prize.

Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin takes out Australia’s richest landscape prize.

Sol LeWitt, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Gloria Tamerre Petyarre feature in major Sydney exhibition

Sol LeWitt, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Gloria Tamerre Petyarre feature in major Sydney exhibition

Yasmin Smith’s artwork ‘Terroir’ acquired by the National Gallery of Australia Canberra

Yasmin Smith’s artwork ‘Terroir’ acquired by the National Gallery of Australia Canberra.

IMA GALA 2022

The Institute of Modern Art Returns Home With a Performance-Filled Gala and Benefit Auction for their 7th Annual Event.

Hugo Michell Gallery bids welcome to Min Wong

Hugo Michell Gallery Bids Welcome to Min Wong.

BLAZE TO SCREEN AT SFF 2022

Archibald prize winning artist Del Kathryn Barton’s directorial debut screens at this year’s Sydney Film Festival.

Atong Atem gears up to attend photo basel 2022 with MARS Gallery

Melbourne artist and representing gallery take awarded portrait photography practice to international fair.

Finalists announced for the churchie emerging art prize 2022

12 emerging Australian artists selected for exhibition in lead-up to major prize announcement.

NIAF returns to Sydney foreshore in July 2022

The National Indigenous Art Fair returns after two year hiatus, offering opportunity for ethical collecting.

Michael Lett announces new project space

The Auckland gallery expands its bricks and mortar footing on East Street.

Finalists announced for 2022 Telstra NATSIA Awards

65 finalists announced ahead of awards ceremony and exhibition slated for August.

Australia and New Zealand pavilions open at the Venice Biennale

For the 59th Venice Biennale, New Zealand and Australia have opened their pavilions with a bang.

Bumper program set for PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography

The biennale will bring 90 exhibitions and outdoor artworks to the streets of Melbourne and regional Victoria.

N.Smith Gallery welcomes Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

The growing Sydney gallery adds the established artist duo to its stable.

Carriageworks to host Inaugural Artist Car Boot Sale

95 artists to sell works in this one-day event, held on 1 May.

Nine new commissions announced for Sydney Modern Project

The expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales is due for completion late 2022.

Galerie pompom set to close in April

After 10 years in the heart of Sydney, Chippendale gallery will close at the end of its current exhibitions.

Sherman 100 auction coming this May

100 works from leading Australian and Asian artists selected for special auction.

Art walk event aims to activate central Sydney arts precinct

Michael Reid Gallery joins Chippendale Contemporary’s art walk this Saturday, aimed at introducing collectors to galleries in the area.

Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture winners announced

Women artists dominate in 2022 edition of prize celebrating the human form.

Vale Ken Whisson

Influential Australian artist leaves behind legacy of 60+ year career.

Tāmaki Makaurau welcome new gallery

Season's debut exhibition Hono runs until 19 March.

Sydney Opera House presents second chapter of Returning

Online exhibition explores the impacts of the pandemic through the lens of Australian and Taiwanese artists and collectives.

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2022 artists announced

The free exhibition runs from mid-May to mid-July, showcasing some of Australia’s most exciting tertiary art school graduate talent.

AGSA gears up for 2022 Adelaide Biennial: Free/State

Australia's longest-running survey of contemporary Australian art returns from March to June.

Garawan Waṉambi joins Hugo Michell Gallery stable

Adelaide gallery welcomes the addition of Yolŋu artist Garawan Waṉambi to its represented artists.

Cementa online auction launches today

Fundraising for a new home, Cementa’s online auction runs for 10 days.

Refurbished Rockhampton Museum of Art honours heritage, inclusivity, and connection

Following a multi-million dollar transformation, the new-look RMOA is set to wow visitors when it launches in the coming week.

Sophie Gannon Gallery picks up Amber Boardman

Melbourne gallery adds American-born artist to its stable.

Olsen Gallery adds four artists to its stable

Matt Bromhead, Janis Clarke, Myles Young and Elliott Routledge represented by Sydney gallery.

CIAF stages 2022 comeback in world-class hub

After two online iterations, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) returns with a physical edition bound to entice collectors.

Grace Cossington Smith Biennial Art Award winners announced

Three artists share in prize pool of $20,000, with finalist exhibition on now.

Miriam Charlie joins N.Smith Gallery

Sydney gallery welcomes Garrwa/Yanyuwa photo artist Miriam Charlie to its stable.

2022 Aotearoa Art Fair rescheduled

New Zealand’s premier contemporary art event postponed to November.

Australian galleries featured in Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms

THIS IS NO FANTASY and Jan Murphy Gallery invited to participate.

Page Galleries now representing Turumeke Harrington

The Wellington gallery welcomes KāI Tahu artist working at the intersection of art and design.

Culture Vault bridges gap between art world and crypto community

New platform offers opportunity to acquire premium NFTs from top artists, with a physical exhibition to follow in March.

Melbourne Art Fair Returns

After two years of forced closures, Melbourne Art Fair returns with its most innovative program to date.

Lorne Sculpture Biennale puts regional Victorian town front and centre

For a period of three weeks, the foreshore will be transformed through sculpture, with artworks responding to the theme of ‘Spirit of Place’.

Vale Hossein Valamanesh

Iranian-Australian artist remembered for his powerful and poetic practice.

Bridge to the future: Bundanon to open new world-class facilities

Key NSW cultural institution set to unveil innovative Art Museum and Bridge for Creative Learning.

Paddington galleries come together for First Saturday event

Nine leading Sydney galleries simultaneously celebrate season launch on Saturday 5 February 2022.

Third iteration of Destination Sydney now showing

Mosman Art Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Museum and S.H. Ervin Gallery collaborate again to complete a trifecta of exhibitions.

Five artists awarded the 2021 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Brett Whiteley Foundation extends scholarship to multiple recipients for second year in a row.

Natalya Hughes wins Michela and Adrian Fini Artist Fellowship

Brisbane-based artist awarded $20,000 Fellowship supporting women in visual art.

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize awarded to ‘dauber’s trifecta’

Three Victorian artists share Australia's richest art prize in 2021.

McClelland launches Limited Edition Small Sculpture project

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery latest commissions support pandemic-impacted artists and respond to collector demand.

Aotearoa Art Fair announces 2022 gallery line-up

40 galleries from across Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond will present artwork at The Cloud next year.

Arts Project Australia Annual Gala supports artists with intellectual disability

200+ artworks up for sale in much-loved yearly auction and exhibition.

Georges River Art Prize 2021 winners announced

Winners announced for biennial south-west Sydney award, sharing in prize pool of more than $19,000.

2021 Portia Geach Memorial Award winner announced

Marie Mansfield wins $30,000 in Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women.

Harry McAlpine joins Chalk Horse stable

Sydney gallery adds New Zealand-born photographer to its growing stable.

‘Four x Four @ McClelland’ to support lockdown-impacted Victorian artists

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery pioneers new initiative in the lead-up to Christmas.

Karla Dickens joins Sullivan+Strumpf

Trailblazing queer and First Nations artist joins stable of leading Sydney gallery.

THIS IS NO FANTASY picks up Badra Aji

The Melbourne gallery announces representation of the Indonesian-born drawer and videographer.

Desart presents Art Centres Online

The event will combines film and visual art to celebrate the culture and stories of artists from the western desert. It also offers the chance to collect artworks from the central desert.

Winners announced for the churchie emerging art prize

Nina Sanadze takes out first prize in the churchie, with Kyra Mancktelow awarded Special Commendation.

Details unveiled for Explore Sydney Contemporary

Over 1,700 artworks to go online this November in Explore Sydney Contemporary.

Ngununggula, the Southern Highlands’ first regional art gallery, opens with a bang

Five years in the making, the long-awaited gallery brings art and culture to the fore.