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Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

1.Rockface Split#12 152x168cm copy

Kate Briscoe

Geologica V

7 - 24 February 2018

Exhibition opening with the Artist

to be launched by

Nick Vickers

Art Curator & Administrator

Thursday 8 February 2018

6.00 – 8.00 pm

Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction

Kate Briscoe

Geologica V

‘This series of paintings and works on paper is inspired by the landscape of the Kimberley, in Western Australia.

I have a particular interest in the geology of landscape; rocks, cliffs, strata, faults, and gorges are the visual starting points for these works.

The Massive river gorges and coastal cliffs of the Kimberley demonstrate a long and amazing geological history, and give an abundance of visual information in terms of colour, structure and texture.

I use sand and pigments with my paint to convey the sensuality of this landscape closely observed.’

Upcoming Exhibitions

R & J

Ros Auld & Julie Poulsen

28 February 2018 - 17 March 2018

Exhibition opening with the Artists

to be launched by

Nick Tsoutas

Independent Curator &

Former Director of Sydney College of Art Galleries at University of Sydney 

Tuesday 6 March 2018

6.00 – 8.00 pm

Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction

Ros Auld

‘Landscape is Ros Auld’s source; more the accumulation of recollected impressions than particular sites: the weathered surfaces, textures and subtle colours of the Australian bush and patterns in the cultivated landscape.

She aims to express both the strength and fragility of nature using materials from the earth, with an interplay between the monumental forms and delicate, complex surface textures.

She enjoys the challenge: the physical nature of the process and the magic that happens in firing clay and glazes.

The large vessels are an ongoing series, where functional form, painterly surfaces and sculptural form can come together.’

 Julie Poulsen

‘Like many Australians Julie Poulsen lives on the eastern coastal edge of the continent. Her home in Cairns, bordered by the Great Barrier Reef, is notorious for summer heat, rain and tropic greens. In contrast the winter months are dry and balmy with the sea invariably flat and silky.

FNQ beaches are sprinkled with people not the body crush of Noosa or Bondi, yet the natural instinct is to cluster, small bunches group together on the sand and in the water.

The Beach holds human narratives full of ‘Australianness’ and Palm Cove north of Cairns provides the ideal observatory with its long expanse of sand, fishing jetty and Islands lying in close proximity.

These figurative stories are momentary: dogs with balls, joggers, kayaks, tourists with sunburn, tinnies and tinnies, hats and conversations, colour and costumes, sunbathing and water-wallowing, sun worshiping.

Sketchy sketches and often blurry photos provide the studio starting point. Likeness is relinquished; significant is the code of beach deportment and behaviour, and the balancing act of nudging between reality and ambiguity.

Beach Diary is her first journal of visual stories about people and places, mannerisms and faces.’

chinese red


Art Atrium in association with Live in Art

8 March - 28 April 2018

Exhibition opening with the Artists

to be launched by

Edmund Capon AM OBE
Former Director of Art Gallery of NSW

Thursday 8 March 2018

6.00 – 8.00 pm

515 Crown Street Surry Hills

Brett Bailey, Claudia Chan Shaw, Cindy Chen, Blak Douglas, Janet Fieldhouse, Guo Jian, Tim Johnson, Graham Kuo, Keith Lane, Desmond Mah, Max Miller, David Middlebrook, Chico Monks, Justin Qian, Shen Jiawei, Patrick Shirvington, Laurens Tan, Andrew Tomkins, Wang Lan, Wang Xu, Xifa Yang, William Yang


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Simon Chan has established a reputation as a professional gallery director who has helped many aspiring artists by showing them in his Art Atrium Gallery. Mixing exhibitions of established artists with younger artists, he has created a perfect way to promote living artists in difficult times.

Simon has also endeavoured to get prominent figures in the art world to open his exhibitions, which is a good way to publicise and promote younger artists. I commend Simon’s activities, and hope that the artists he has promoted will not forget who first gave them a helping hand. It is the first step up which counts so much in today’s very competitive art world.

Lou Klepac OAM
Art historian, Author, Curator & Publisher

Art Atrium is the invention of Simon Chan, an Architect who has a passion for art, especially indigenous art and architectural drawings. He is one of the few people with the breadth of experience and opportunity to hold such shows at his gallery that demonstrate his discerning eye and appreciation for the unusual and the best of art.

Professor Philip Cox AO
Professor of Architecture UNSW & Founding Partner of Cox Architecture

Simon Chan is a practising architect with a passionate commitment to promoting contemporary art that reflects Australia’s multiculturalism, and in which Australian Indigenous art has an important dynamic presence. In 2009 he founded Art Atrium in Bondi Junction to provide a dedicated space that would allow him to share his artists’ works with audiences, and also to enjoy the physical experience of curating the exhibitions. I have observed the superb way he manages the launch of these events, and I know that all of his artists appreciate the encouragement and advice that he never hesitates to offer.

Dr. Mabel Lee PhD FAHA
Adjunct Professor of Chinese Studies, School of Languages & Culture A18, The University of Sydney

Simon has established an active platform at Art Atrium to encourage cross cultural expression and collaboration among artists from different cultural background. I was honoured to open an exhibition of Chinese Australian women artists, as well as to conduct an Artists in Conversation event when artists directly communicate with art lovers. His passion towards art goes beyond his Gallery, and leads him to generously support art endeavours in public art institutions. He offers guided tours as a Community Ambassador at Art Gallery of NSW, and also serves as a Director on the Board of VisAisa which plays a vital role in promoting Asian art in Australia.

Yin Cao
Curator of Chinese Art at ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

I love the paintings I have bought from Art Atrium - they have really struck a chord. It's also been an absolute pleasure talking with and buying from Simon; it's clear he's in it for the love of the art and that makes the whole experience so much less 'transactional' and more emotional.

Amanda Falconer
Management consultant & business storytelling specialist