The Delmar Gallery

Since 1969 the Delmar Gallery has brought Australian contemporary art and cultural events to Sydney’s inner west.

The Delmar Gallery

Since 1969 the Delmar Gallery has brought Australian contemporary art and cultural events to Sydney’s inner west.

About The Delmar Gallery

Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm (during exhibitions)

Catherine Benz
Convenor | Society of the Arts
Curator | Delmar Gallery

144 Victoria Street Ashfield NSW 2131
p. + 61 2 9581 6070
f. + 61 2 9716 7206

As part of the Society of the Arts, The Delmar Gallery runs a programme of curated exhibitions and public concerts. Concerts are either held in the Gallery or in the Music School’s Orchestra Room.

 

 

Current Exhibition

Collected by the late art dealer Ray Hughes and his son Evan from the artists’ Beijing and Chongqing studios, the works in the exhibition belong to a wry, kitsch offshoot of the Chinese Political Pop movement, Gaudy Art.  Coined by a prominent Chinese art critic in 1996, “gaudy” is translated from the Mandarin term “yansu” – “yan” meaning garishly coloured and “su” meaning vulgar.  Using high key colours and imagery from popular culture, the Gaudy artists parodied the emerging consumer culture and pervasive ‘get rich quick’ mentality of the 1990s.  The exhibition spans 1992 to 2007 and includes works by Qi Zhilong, Feng Zhengjie, Chang Xugong, Luo Brothers, Lu Hao, Chen Weimin, Hai Bo and Guo Jian.  Curated by Catherine Benz.

Exhibition dates: 6 February – 3 March, 2019

Exhibition launch:  Saturday 9 February, 3-5pm, with guest speaker Geoff Raby, Australian Ambassador to China 2007 – 2011 and a lion dance performance at 3.30pm courtesy of the Inner West Council

Free gallery talk:  Saturday 2 March, 3pm, Evan Hughes in conversation with SMH art critic, John McDonald

Gallery open to the public, Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm.  Free admission

Venue: Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar School, 144 Victoria St, Ashfield

Image: Feng Zhengjie, “Romantic Trip” 1999, oil on canvas, 158.5 x 196.5cm