For a swift contempo kick hit these Paddington players. Roslyn Oxley9 / 8 Soudan Ln / 9331 1919 / roslynoxley9.com.au; Martin Browne Fine Art / 15 Hampden St / 9331 7997 / martin brownecontemporary.com; Jensen Gallery / cnr Hampden St & Cecil Ln / 8084 4298 / jensengallery.com; Justin Miller Art / 10A Roylston St / 9331 7777 / justinmillerart.com; and Sarah Cottier Gallery / 23 Roylston St / sarahcottiergallery.com. Very sm-art!
Olsen Irwin. Important artists, emerging and established. 63 Jersey Rd / Woollahra / 9327 3922 / daily / & 74 Queen St / Woollahra / 9363 0660 / daily / olsenirwin.com
Michael Reid. Varied Aboriginal works, photos + prints. 44 Roslyn Gardens / Elizabeth Bay / 8353 3500 / Wed-sat / michael reid.com.au
Arthouse Gallery. Funky crew, new/mid-career Aussies. 66 Mclachlan Ave / Rushcutters Bay / 9332 1019 / Tue-sat / art housegallery.com.au
The Hughes Gallery. Oz, NZ, Chinese avant-garde + biggies. 270 Devonshire St / Surry Hills / 9698 3200 / thehughesgallery.com
2 Danks St. Creative complex with rotating expos at Depot II, mod indigenous canvases at Utopia Art Sydney / 9699 2900 / utopiaartsydney.com.au, and Tiwi pieces at Aboriginal and Pacific Art / 9699 2211 / aboriginalpacificart.com.au. 2 Danks St / Waterloo / 9698 7999 / Tue-sat / 2danksstreet.com.au
Darren Knight. Antipodean contemporary mixed media. 840 Elizabeth St / Waterloo / 9699 5353 / Tue-sat / darrenknight gallery.com
Sydney Art Tours. Your savvy key to the city’s art scene. Call Isobel on 0400 378 842 / every Sat / sydneyarttours.com.au