Summer Sojourn

Art Atrium 10th Anniversary End of Year Group Exhibition

30 November - 14 December 2019

Exhibition Launch with the Artists by

Jimmy Barnes AO

Singer and Songwriter

Sunday 1 December  2019


Artists in Conversation

Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Tony Costa, Blak Douglas,

David Middlebrook, Susan O’Doherty, Andrew Tomkins

Saturday 14 December 2019


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A Studio Tour with Kate Briscoe

2 November 2019

Saturday 2 November 2019

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Dr. Fan Dongwang

Chinese Ink Brush Painting Workshop – Flowers and Fish

Saturday 7 December 2019
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Fan Dongwang


26 October - 9 November 2019

Exhibition opening by

Sheona White

Director of Penrith Regional Gallery

Saturday 26 October  2019

Artists in Conversation

Fan Dongwang & Desmond Mah

Saturday 9 November 2019

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Desmond Mah

Somewhere Too

26 October - 9 November 2019

Exhibition opening by

Dr. Olivier Krischer

Deputy Director of China Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Former Managing Editor of Art Asia Pacific Magazine

Saturday 26 October  2019

Artists in Conversation

Fan Dongwang & Desmond Mah

Saturday 9 November 2019

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Moments in Life

Brett Bailey
Julie Harris
Teena McCarthy
Asher Milgate

28 September - 12 October 2019

Exhibition opening by

Professor Ian Howard

Artist and Professor at UNSW Art and Design

Former Dean of UNSW College of Fine Arts 

28 September  2019

Artist in Conversation

Teena McCarthy

Saturday 12 October 2019

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Art Atrium @ Sydney Contemporary 2019

Kate Briscoe
Julie Harris
David Middlebrook
Andrew Tomkins
& Ros Auld, Blak Douglas, Desmond Mah
Pamela See, Wang Kaifang, Nancy Yu
Nick Ferguson
Sydney Contemporary Next

12 - 15 September 2019


A Studio Tour with Kate Briscoe

Saturday 14 September 2019

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Crossing Boundaries

Jacqueline Balassa, Bingbing Chen
Lynne Howarth-Gladston, Pamela See

6 - 20 July 2019

Exhibition opening by

Professor Paul Gladston 

Judith Neilson Professor of Contemporary Art

University of New South Wales

Saturday 6 July  2019

Artists in Conversation

Nick Tsoutas

Independent Curator & Former Director of Sydney College of Art Galleries 

in conversation with the Artists

Saturday 20 July  2019

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China Translated

Chinese Contemporary Art Tasmania Inc

15 - 31 May 2019

Exhibition launch with the Artists

Thursday 16 May  2019

China Cultural Centre

Level 1, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

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Art Atrium @ Art Central Hong Kong 2019
Spiritual Sense of Place

Kate Briscoe, Paul Connor, David Middlebrook,
Susan O’Doherty, Andrew Tomkins

27 - 31 March 2019
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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