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Sydney Ball: Infinex II, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, 2012

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Sydney Ball: Structures 2, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, 2010

Sydney Ball: Structures 3 and the New York Stain Paintings, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, 2010

Sydney Ball Prints: Cantos + Stains, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, 2008

Loxley, Anne & Wendy Walker, Sydney Ball: The Colour Paintings 1963-2007, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, 2007

Structures 2: Abstract Architecture, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, 2007

Sydney Ball: In Light of Colour 1965-2008, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, 2007

The Stain Paintings 1973-79, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, 2006

Sydney Ball, Sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 1995

Sydney Ball: Vermeer’s Mirror, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, 1994

Sydney Ball, Sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 1990

Crayford, Michael, Woodcut 1905-1989, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, 1989

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Sydney Ball, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1986

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