Summer Sojourn

End of Year Group Exhibition

5 - 23 December 2018

Exhibition opening by

Professor Mark Ledbury

Power Professor of Art History and Visual Culture

Director of the Power Institute

University of Sydney

Wednesday 5 December 2018

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Nick Ferguson

The Marks We’ve Made

5 - 22 December 2018

Exhibition opening by

Fiona Lowry


Saturday 8 December 2018

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Shen Jiawei


21 - 30 November 2018

Exhibition opening by

Francis Giacco


Wednesday 21 November 2018

Art Atrium in association with Live in Art

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John Murray

Soul Soup

14 Nov - 1 Dec 2018
Exhibition opening by
Michael Esson
Inaugural Director of the International Drawing Research Institute
at College of Fine Arts UNSW
Saturday 17 November 2018
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Clinton Nain

Passive Aggressive Warpaint

17 October - 3 November 2018

Exhibition opening by

Sharni Jones

Manager, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Collection
Australian Museum

Saturday 20 October 2018

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Sophie Dunlop

Sense of Place

29 October - 17 November 2018

Exhibition opening by

Ian Grant


Monday 29 October 2018

Art Atrium in association with Live in Art

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Paul Connor

Paul Connor

10 - 27 October - 2018

Exhibition opening by

Steven Alderton

Director & CEO of National Art School

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Art Atrium in association with Live in Art

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David Middlebrook & Andrew Tomkins

21 September - 6 October 2018

Exhibition opening by

Jenny Cheeseman

Head of Curatorial 
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Sunday 23 September 2018

Artists in Conversation

David Middlebrook & Andrew Tomkins

Sunday 7 October 2018

Art Atrium in association with Live in Art

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Art Atrium @
Sydney Contemporary

13 - 16 September 2018
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Booth G11

Kate Briscoe Paul Connor Tony Costa

Graham Kuo Andrew Tomkins

Ros Auld Chico Monks Simon Reece

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Graham Kuo

Light and Space

29 August - 16 September 2018

Exhibition opening by

Joseph Eisenberg OAM

Cultural Director Emeritus 

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Art Atrium in association with Live in Art

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Claudia Chan Shaw


8 - 25 August 2018

Exhibition opening by

Ron Ramsey

Executive Director of the Art Gallery Society of NSW

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Saturday 11 August 2018

Claudia Chan Shaw

Artist in Conversation

Saturday 18 August 2018

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Teena McCarthy


18 July - 4 August 2018

Exhibition opening by

Djon Mundine OAM

Curator, Writer, Artist & Activist

Saturday 21 July 2018

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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