Summer Sojourn

End of Year Group Exhibition

22 November - 23 December 2016

Exhibition opening by
Ron Ramsey,
Executive Director of the Art Gallery Society of NSW (Art Gallery of New South Wales)
& Former Director of the Newcastle Art Gallery

Saturday 26 November

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Julie Poulsen

Drive By

25 October - 12 November 2016

Exhibition opening by
Catherine Hunter
Filmmaker, Journalist, Television Producer & Director

29 October 2016


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David Middlebrook & Kay Mahoney

Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

12 October - 05 November 2016

Exhibition opening with the artists

Saturday 12 October 2016

Artists in Conversation

27 October 2016

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Nick Ferguson

To the Edge of the Earth

04 - 22 October 2016

Exhibition opening by
James Drinkwater

8 October 2016

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Clinton Nain

Passive-Aggressive Dream

14 September - 01 October 2016

Exhibition opening by
Djon Mundine OAM
Curator, Writer, Artist & Activist
17 September 2016

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Kaye Mahoney

Stirred Air

23 August - 10 September 2016

Exhibition opening by
Julia Robinson
Associate Professor of Art History
New York University
27 August 2016

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Peter Smeeth

19 July - 06 August 2016

Exhibition opening by
Jean Kittson
Performer, Writer & Comedian
23 July 2016

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Sophie Dunlop

23 June - 9 July 2016

Exhibition opening by
Nick Vickers
Coordinator, Alumni Relations
UNSW Art & Design
25 June 2016

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Graham Toomey

A Hidden Passage to the Dreaming

31 May - 18 June 2016

Exhibition opening by
Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
2 June 2016

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Claudia Chan Shaw

Poster Boy

10 - 29 May 2016

Exhibition opening by
Simon Marnie
Weekends – 702 ABC Sydney
14 May 2016

Artist in Conversation
21 May 2016

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Tiwi Design

19 April - 7 May 2016

Exhibition opening by
Jennifer Isaacs AM
Author of Tiwi – Art History Culture
with Steve Anderson, Manager of Tiwi Design &
Romolo Tipiloura, Senior Tiwi Artist
23 April 2016

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Robbi Neal

After Before Time

1 - 16 April 2016

Exhibition opening by
Linda Funnell
Publisher & Editor
2 April 2016

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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