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Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

Hacking River No 2_

Tony Costa

Hacking River

11 -28 April 2018

Exhibition opening with the Artist

to be launched by

Jeremy Eccles AICA

Commentator and Journalist

Thursday 12 April 2018

6.00 – 8.00 pm

Tony Costa

Artist in Conversation

Saturday 21 April 2018

2.30 – 4.30 pm

181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction

‘This current series of work continues to deepen my enquiry about the Australian Landscape and in particular the Royal National Park south of  Sydney. Surrounded by rugged beauty, chaos, silence and drama this landscape fascinates and excites me. It is the life force in the landscape not the landscape as object which I am interested in. The rhythms in the landscape are what I am constantly attracted to. Most of my work is studio based, this reduces the dependency on both the external light and external reality, ultimately combining real and imagined visions, in search of a new pictorial truth.’

Tony Costa

china deer (2)


Art Atrium in association with Live in Art

8 March - 28 April 2018

Exhibition opening with the Artists

to be launched by

Jackie Menzies

President of  The Asian Arts Society of Australia

Emeritus Curator of Asian Art at Art Gallery of NSW

Thursday 8 March 2018

6.00 – 8.00 pm

515 Crown Street Surry Hills

A celebration of crosscultural expression in art featuring renowned Chinese Australian artists and Australian artists with Chinese influence in their work

Brett Bailey, Claudia Chan Shaw, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Blak Douglas, Michael Esson, Fan Dongwang, Janet Fieldhouse, Guo Jian, Tim Johnson, Graham Kuo, Keith Lane, Li Hong, Liu Xiao Xian, Desmond Mah, Max Miller, David Middlebrook, Chico Monks, Jason Phu, Justin Qian, Shen Jiawei, Patrick Shirvington, Laurens Tan, Andrew Tomkins, Wang Lan, Wang Xu, Jason Wing, Xifa Yang, William Yang

Upcoming Exhibitions

Boranup Karri Forest WA #1 2018 low res


Pat Brassington, Blak Douglas, Juno Gemes, Nasim Nasr, William Yang

2 - 19 May 2018

A Celebration of cultural diversity of renowned Australian photographers with different ethnic and cultural heritage

Art Atrium in association with Live in Art
Head on Photo Festival Feature Exhibition

Exhibition opening with the Artists
Tuesday 8 May 2018 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction

Exhibition will also be held over the same period in association with Live in Art at 515 Crown Street Surry Hills

Artists in Conversation

Sandy Edwards with
Blak Douglas, Juno Gemes, Nasim Nasr, William Yang
Thursday 10 May 6.00 – 8.00 pm
515 Crown Street Surry Hills

Rosella Namok 17-360

Lockhart River Art

Patrick Butcher, Samantha Hobson, Silas Hobson, Irene Namok, Rosella Namok, Fiona Omeenyo, Josiah Omeenyo

23 May - 9 June 2018

Exhibition opening with the Artists

Irene Namok & Silos Hobson

Saturday 26 May 2018 4.00 – 6.00 pm

Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction




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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