Wherever you find yourself this summer holiday, there is something to see! We hope you enjoy this array of exhibitions which are on view now and well into 2023 from around Australia. There is of course a range of public programming and school holiday activity attached to these shows, visit the websites to learn more and plan an enriching outing.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Australians and Hollywood at NFSA
Get up close with personal treasures from Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Eric Bana, Paul Hogan, David Michôd, George Miller, Norma Moriceau, Mia Wasikowska, and more.
Cressida Campbell at NGA
Combining keen observation with a delicacy of line, Cressida Campbell’s woodblock paintings and prints capture the overlooked beauty of the everyday.
Tom Moore at CMAG
Born in Canberra and currently based in Adelaide, Tom Moore is one of Australia’s leading glass artists and over the course of his career has carved out a singular voice in Australian glass art making.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Do Ho Suh at MCA
South Korean artist Do Ho Suh is known for his large-scale sculptures and architectural installations, which address the often complex relationships between the body, memory and space.
Thinking Through Pink at Wollongong Art Gallery
Pink is probably the most provocative and ideologically freighted of all the colours. Pink resonates across gender, sexuality, race, class, political alignments and notions of good and bad taste.
Alex Seton at The Lock Up
Alex Seton creates a series of glass installations that contemplate memory, forgetting, and loss with the passing of time.
Play Moves at Museum of Brisbane
Bringing together a collection of local and national participatory artists, we are inviting people of all ages and abilities to surrender themselves to the sublime art of play.
Air at QAGOMA
Expansive and inspiring, ‘Air’ at GOMA showcases more than 30 significant Australian and international artists, reflecting the vitality of our shared atmosphere.
McCubbin to Smart: Australian Painting at HOTA
Find inspiration, and maybe even a little recognition, as you explore the continuities and shifts in landscape, still life and figurative art from the turn of the century to the era of free experimentation.
How I see it at ACMI
Spanning moving image, installation, documentary, photography and video games, How I See It amplifies the artists and filmmakers’ perspectives on representation, the gaze, colonial archives and knowledge systems.
Alexander McQueen at NGV
Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) is one of the most original fashion designers in recent history.
Gamepieces at AGSA
‘Could imagination be the only weapon in the war against reality?’ – Nalini Malani
Tiny Territory at MAGNT
Invertebrates in the Top End are the most numerous and important ecosystem engineers, service providers and waste managers. They are rarely noticed or revered.
I have not loved (enough or worked) at AGWA
The work of each artist in this exhibition exists almost like an experiential, literary tale – one that opens out our experience of love and longing, loneliness, and loss.
A Puzzlement at PICA
Drawing on his Australian-Thai heritage, Nathan Beard places items from his own family archive alongside broader cultural objects.
Still Watching at Fremantle Arts Centre
Still Watching is a reflection of the artists’ shared experiences of vigilance within a domestic geography shadowed by the rituals of life and death, love and loss, memory and myth.
Oceans of Air at MONA
Tomás Saraceno is the creator of work so complex that he leads a huge multidisciplinary studio to manifest his vision, drawing energy and inspiration from science, nature, architecture, local communities, design, engineering, environmentalism, anthropology, music, history and technology.
Birds of Tasmania at TMAG
In 1987, artist Susan Lester was commissioned to paint 200 of Tasmania’s birds for a book to commemorate the Examiner newspaper’s 150th anniversary.