Congratulations to Tony Costa

Winner of Art Gallery of NSW Archibald Prize 2019

Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

Art Atrium - Pamela See - Good Fortune low res

Crossing Boundaries

Jacqueline Balassa,
Bingbing Chen
Lynne Howarth-Gladston
Pamela See

6 - 20 July 2019

Exhibition Opening with the Artists

to be launched by

Professor Paul Gladston 

Judith Neilson Professor of Contemporary Art

University of New South Wales

Saturday 6 July  2019

2.30 – 4.30 pm

Artists in Converation

Nick Tsoutas

Independent Curator &

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

in conversation with

Jacqueline Balassa, Bingbing Chen
Lynne Howarth-Gladston, Pamela See

Saturday 20 July 2019

3.00 – 5.00 pm

to be held at

Art Atrium @ Botany

Corner of Daniel & Daphne Street
(Entrance on Daphne Street)

Crossing Boundaries is an exhibition with a theme which is inspired by Art Atrium’s philosophy and special focus on cross cultural collaboration and expression in art as a reflection of our multicultural society in a globalised world. The exhibition presents the work of four femaie artists – two with Chinese heritage and two with Australian and European hertiage. Jacqueline Balassa, an Australian artist who graduated with a Master of Art & Master of Fine Art degree from UNSW and who had exhibited in Hong Kong in previous years, is exhibiting her new series of landscape paintings and drawings inspired by her trip to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in China.  Bingbing Chen who graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in China is presenting her ‘Mountain’ series of  drawings informed by both her Chinese and Western influence. Lynne Howarth-Gladston who obtained her PhD from University of Nottingham in UK and came to Australia after living and teaching in Ningbo and Shanghai in China for a number of years is exploring the dialogue of art language through her series of works on paper inspired by traditional Chinese ink on paper works.  Pamela See, a Chinese Australian artist born in Brisbane and a graduate of  the Queensland College of Art applies Chinese papercutting techniques in a variety of post-digital contexts including installation, animation, sculpture, textiles and printmaking and she is presenting both two dimensional papercut works as well as three dimensional brush stainless steel  sculptures in this exhibition.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Art Atrium Kate Briscoe Rockface Strata Kimberley #2

Art Atrium @ Sydney Contemporary 2019

Kate Briscoe
Julie Harris
David Middlebrook
Andrew Tomkins
& Ros Auld, Blak Douglas, Desmond Mah
Simon Reece, Pamela See, Nancy Yu

12 - 15 September 2019

Sydney Contemporary

Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

VIP Preview (VIP Pass only)
Wednesday 11 September, 4pm – 8pm

Opening Night
Thursday 12 September, 5pm – 9pm

General Opening Hours
Thursday 12 September, 12noon – 5pm
Friday 13 September, 12noon – 8pm
Saturday 14 September, 11am – 6pm
Sunday 15 September, 11am – 6pm


A Studio Tour with Kate Briscoe

6.30 – 8.00 pm

Saturday 14 September 2019

39 Brandling Street, Alexandria

Art Atrium Simon Reece Virgil

Moments in Life

Julie Harris
Teena McCarthy
Asher Milgate
Simon Reece

28 September - 12 October 2019

Exhibition Opening with the Artists

28 September  2019

2.30 – 4.30 pm

Artists in Converation

Saturday 12 October 2019

2.30 – 4.00 pm

to be held at

Art Atrium @ Botany

Corner of Daniel & Daphne Street
(Entrance on Daphne Street)


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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