The Best Art Exhibitions to see in Sydney this Summer

Sydney’s thriving art scene is one of its strongest appeals and includes everything from street art to more traditional options. With experts predicting that an already thriving cultural arts scene is only about to grow from strength to strength, summer 2021/22 especially has a lot to offer for art lovers.

Lost Bear Gallery in the Blue Mountains has long been at the forefront of showcasing superb collections from both upcoming names and well-acclaimed artists across a 12-room grand guesthouse and an impressive sculpture garden. Its counterpart, Little Fish Art Space in Katoomba’s retail precinct has also brought fantastic art to the forefront, including iconic pieces from emerging artist Bill Hope.

Since 2018, exhibitions of note in both locations have included Robyn Collier’s 2018 exhibition Burragorang, which included iconic landscapes of New South Wales in Collier’s iconic style. In 2019, Judith Martinez Estrade’s Palimpsest exhibition saw a new take on photomontage, while last year also saw iconic exhibits including Herman Pekel’s, The Bush Revisited, and Keith Betts’, The Tangled Hillside.

The 2021/22 season has also kicked off to a great start, with visitors enjoying two iconic exhibitions that newcomers and regular attendees would be lucky to catch. To see why you, too, could benefit from visiting Lost Bear Gallery this summer season, consider these two Sydney art exhibitions that you won’t want to miss!

Lost Bear Gallery were proud to host a major exhibition from gallery veteran, Warwick Fuller, during last spring and although Warwick’s exhibition has now concluded, there are always a good collection of his paintings on show and available to purchase at the gallery.

One of Australia’s most iconic outdoor painters, Fuller’s 35-year career has seen him capturing Australian landscapes in entirely new ways, capturing light, atmosphere, and nature in a way that captures audiences without fail. This latest exhibition certainly doesn’t disappoint, with every painting capturing the skills of this Royal Art Society member in their full glory. From images of Little Harley through to Anna Bay and Molong, this resident artist truly manages to capture the essence of the Blue Mountains in a way that we’ve never seen them before.

Multidisciplinary artist Jody Graham has long been a notable name in Sydney art scenes due to her use of unconventional tools, including rocks, wire, and even bones. Using these fascinating mediums, she creates statement pieces with an anti-consumerist and recycling ethos. Her exhibition, Getting Pinked, is currently on display at Lost Bear Gallery and takes that focus on recycled materials to a new level by drawing on both the natural impact of the Black Summer fires alongside human and emotional toll in a more general sense. She achieves this message seamlessly with pieces like title-feature ‘Getting Pinked,’ as well as iconic pictures including ‘Cinder Dance’ and ‘Survival’. With questions about humanity, nature, and everything between at a time when more of us than ever are beginning to develop questions of our own, this is certainly a must-see summer exhibition.

Exhibiting some of the most exciting modern art to come out of Australia this year, Lost Bear Gallery more than deserves a spot on your hit list this summer and beyond.