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

The Delmar Gallery was established as part of Trinity Grammar School’s Society of the Arts. It is open to the public with free admission to all exhibitions.

Curator: Catherine Benz

Due to COVID-related restrictions, Delmar Gallery is open by appointment only, Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5pm. Please email delmargallery@trinity.nsw.edu.au to arrange a time for your visit.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, access to NSW school campuses is restricted.

144 Victoria Street Ashfield NSW 2131
p. + 61 2 9581 6070
e. delmargallery@trinity.nsw.edu.au

Past Exhibition

Breaking Silent Codes began in 2018 as a three-day conference of First Nations women from Australia and the Pacific, who came together to share cultural and spiritual responses to the issue of sexual assault and family violence, and discuss the barriers that prevent women from speaking out.

Women’s justice advocate Dixie Link Gordon invited photographer Belinda Mason to document the conference. From it emerged this arresting group of portraits and words, which captures the power of listening and sharing as a catalyst for change, and celebrates inner strength and resilience.

A featured exhibition in Head On Photo Festival 2020.

“We need to own our own stories and come together to appreciate each other and listen. Violence hurts, it hurts society, it hurts families and it hurts you and I.”

– Dixie Link Gordon

 

Project space

An installation of natural fibre weaving & limited edition prints by Nadeena Dixon

Exhibition dates:  11 – 29 November, 2020

Exhibition opening: Sunday 15 November, RSVP essential via trybooking.com/BMMUZ

Numbers are limited to ensure a COVID-safe environment.

 

Visit the exhibition

Delmar Gallery is open by appointment only, Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm.  To arrange your visit, please email your preferred date and time to delmargallery@trinity.nsw.edu.au or phone 9581 6070.

Image:  Portrait of Dixie Link Gordon by Belinda Mason

Virtual Exhibition

Presented by Delmar Gallery as part of Head On(line) Photo Festival in May 2020, Clothes for Death is an ongoing portrait series by Polish photographer Anna Bedyńska.

Walk through the virtual exhibition, zoom in on the images and click on the videos to hear Bedyńska share her subjects’ stories, the project’s genesis and her reflections on the role of a documentary photographer today.

Bedyńska’s photographic practice engages with societal changes, documenting customs as they wane or new norms as they emerge.

During her travels through rural Poland as a press photographer, Bedyńska had the opportunity to meet elderly people who still observed the traditional practice of carefully selecting and setting aside clothes that they wished to be buried in. They invited her into their homes, laid out the clothes for her to photograph and explained the significance of the items they had chosen.

To her surprise, she discovered that these conversations about death were full of life, and was struck by how this vanishing custom had the effect of ‘taming’ death for those who practised it.

Image:  Anna, from the series Clothes for Death by Anna Bedyńska