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.

View the 2018 Society of the Arts Programme



Dr Rosenberg’s Wunderkammer

Tracing the upheavals, aspirations and oddities of the 20th century, The Rosenberg Museum is a violin museum like no other.

Previously exhibited in Violin (Slovakia) and Berlin before being repatriated to Australia and displayed at Carriageworks in 2016, it takes up residence at Delmar Gallery for a short time.

Brand new instruments such as the Diaphonium and the One-String Horn Fiddle join this unique collection of over 1,000 artefacts featuring everything on, with, or about violins.

The brainchild of violinist, composer, improviser, and inventor Jon Rose, these are not just your regular violins. This museum features violins of fantasy and the fantastic. Violins with extra necks, violins with way too many strings, robot violins, wheeling violins, violins joined together like Siamese twins, and violins to be played on and by a bicycle are just some of the 1,000-odd artefacts.

Dr Rosenberg’s Wunderkammer is a cabinet of curiosities that will fascinate, disturb and delight.

Free performances, demonstrations and talks on Sundays at 2pm (excluding Easter weekend, when the gallery is closed).

Opening:  Saturday 10 March, 3pm, with guest speaker,  Anthony Bond OAM

Opening weekend performances:  Ross Manning (Revolving Violin) and Jon Rose (Monochord and Various Violins)

Sunday afternoon performances: visit Delmar Gallery on facebook for program updates

Exhibition dates: 11 March – 29 April, 2018

Free admission

image: Jon Rose, Ten String Double Violin, Dangar Island, 1982.  Photo:  Kristine Rose

Daniel Weltlinger

Praised by SMH critic John Shand for his “incandescent” playing and “glorious tone”, one of Australia’s foremost Gypsy-jazz musicians and composers will stop by Delmar Gallery to perform a selection from his acclaimed seven-year, three-CD homage to Django Reinhardt.

Dedicated to Reinhart’s international legion of fans, Weltlinger’s original compositions and arrangements pay tribute to the enduring Gypsy Swing or ‘Manouche’ musical style which Reinhardt pioneered in the 1930s-1950s, and which continues to inspire countless musicians and audiences around the world today.

Now based in Berlin, Weltlinger recorded the third CD Samoreau (2017) in Germany with members of Reinhardt’s family. For his Sydney appearance, he will be joined by a stellar line-up of local jazz talent.



Daniel Weltlinger – violin

Aaron Flower – guitar

Cameron Jones – guitar

Stan Valacos – bass


Date: Tuesday 10 April, 7.30pm

Venue: Delmar Gallery

Tickets: $10 – $30.  Free for Trinity students & Society of the Arts Members.

Click here to book online