Summer Sojourn

End of Year Group Exhibition

29 November - 23 December 2017

Exhibition opening by

Dr. John Yu AC

Australian of the Year 1996

Former Chancellor of University of NSW 

Former CEO of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Saturday 2 December 2017

The Spirit of Landscape

Artists in Conversation

Kate Brisco, Paul Connor, Tony Costa 

Saturday 9 December

Summer Sojourn

Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

Exhibition launch by

Professor Colin Rhodes

Writer, Artist & Educator &

Former Dean of Sydney College of The Arts

Monday  11 December 2017

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Melanie McCollin-Walker

The View From Here

8 - 25 November 2017

Exhibition opening by

Anne Fulwood

Communication & Media Director

Board Member of Art Gallery of NSW Foundation

Former Trustee of Art Gallery of NSW

Former Network TV host

Saturday 11 November 2017

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Keith Lane & Lucy Moloney

Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

31 October - 24 November 2017

Exhibition opening by

Les Moseley

Volunteer Guide & Immediate Past President of

Art Gallery Society, Art Gallery of NSW

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Lucy Moloney

Artist in Conversation

Tuesday 14 November 2017

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Patrick Shirvington


18 October - 4 November 2017

Exhibition opening by

Dr. Lesley Kuhn

Adjunct Fellow

Dean’s Unit – School of Business

Western Sydney University

Saturday 21 October 2017

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Wang Lan


27 September - 14 October

Exhibition opening by

Professor Jocelyn Chey AM

Director of Australia-China Institute For Arts And Culture

Western Sydney University

Saturday 30 September 2017

Wang Lan – Artist in Conversation with Dr. Mabel Lee

Saturday 14 October 2017

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Art Atrium @ Sydney Contemporary

7-10 September 2017

David Middlebrook

Clinton Nain

Julie Poulsen

Phaptawan Suwannakudt

Andrew Tomkins

Blak Douglas

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Max Miller

Spiritual Landscapes

2 - 19 August 2017

Exhibition opening by

Annabel Baxter

Art Educator & Historian &

Volunteer Guide at Art Gallery of NSW

Saturday 5 August 2017

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Jacqueline Balassa

The Artist as Traveller

12 -29 July 2017

Exhibition opening by

Ian Grant


Tuesday 11 July 2017


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Phaptawan Suwannakudt
Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

One Whole Apart

5 - 28 July 2017

Exhibition opening by

Lisa Havilah

Director of Carriageworks

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Artist in Conversation

Wednesday 19 July 2017


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Blak Douglas & Chico Monks

Land Escape

21 June - 8 July 2017

Exhibition opening by

Jason Wing


Saturday 24 June 2017

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Guo Jian

31 May - 17 June 2017

Exhibition opening by

Mikala Tai

Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Saturday 3 June 2017

Guo Jian – Artist in Conversation with Dr. Mabel Lee

Saturday 17 June 2017

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David Middlebrook

The Unreachable Horizon

9 May - 27 May 2017

Exhibition opening by

Ron Ramsey
Executive Director of the Art Gallery Society of AGNSW

(Art Gallery of New South Wales)

& Former Director of the Newcastle Art Gallery

9 May 2017

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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