takes its name from the title of an HG Wells novel. In the book, the hero awakens from a 200-year coma to find himself in a dystopian world whose ruler uses poverty and propaganda to exert their power. In this exhibition, Chinese artists reflect on a society where limitless freedom, ambition and hope exist concurrently with anxiety, isolation and ubiquitous surveillance. White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour Street, Sydney. Inquiries: (02) 8399 2867 or online. Until July 28. Traces Gabrielle Courtenay’s collection Traces includes richly coloured paintings and sculptures that explore her enduring fascination with the symbology of religion, love, birth, death, Snow White Angelin Preljocaj’s oozes sex, glamour and fantasy in a visually ravishing production that juxtaposes a monumental, golden-hued court with the mysterious vibrations of the deep forest. The familiar narrative is essentially intact but given an erotic charge. It’s clearly a version for grown-ups when costuming duties are taken by Jean Paul Gaultier, whose designs are witty and revealing in more ways than one.