Summer Sojourn

End of Year Group Exhibition

24 November - 19 December 2015

Exhibition opening by
Euan Macleod
25 November 2015

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Max Miller

Wombat Hollow

6 - 8 November 2015

Exhibition opening by
Tim Storrier AM
7 November 2015

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Andrew Tomkins

Safe from the Rising Tide

27 October - 14 November 2015

Exhibition opening by
Michael Rolfe
Chief Executive Officer of
Museums & Galleries of NSW
31 October 2015

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Art Atrium

Art Atrium @ Sydney Contemporary

09 September - 13 September 2015

Art Atrium @ Sydney Contemporary

09 September – 13 September 2015

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Tony Curran

Excerpts from an Ouroboric Gaze

22 September - 17 October 2015

Exhibition opening
26 September 2015

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Jacqueline Balassa

The Garden

25 August - 7 September 2015

Exhibition opening by
Eric Lobbecke
Artist & Illustrator
29 August 2015

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Rex Turnbull

Once Upon A Time

4 - 22 August 2015

Exhibition opening by
Anne-Maree Sargeant
Journalist & Creative Consultant
8 August 2015

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David Middlebrook

This Land is All Horizon

30 June - 25 July 2015

Exhibition opening by
Robert Malherbe
1 July 2015
Artist in Conversation
18 July 2016

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Lockhart River Art – Punyas, Wungki and Malkari

2 - 27 June 2015

Exhibition opening by
Dr. Maryanne Coutts
Artist & Subject Leader in Drawing
National Art School
with Irene Namok, Artist &
Robbi Neal, Director of Lockhart River Art
6 June 2015

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Malcolm Carver

Greek Island

5 - 30 May 2015

Exhibition opening by
David van Nunen
President of Australian Watercolour Institute
9 May 2015

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Patrick Shirvington


7 April - 2 May 2015

Exhibition opening by
Selena Griffith
Senior Lecturer UNSW Art and Design
11 April 2015

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Warlayirti Artists

Art from Balgo

10 March - 4 April 2015

Exhibition opening by
Jeremy Eccles
Art Journalist & Writer
with Sheryl Anderson, Director of Warlayirti Artists &
Geraldine Nowee, Artist
14 March 2015

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Proud supporter of

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 VisAsia 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