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

 

 

Upcoming Concert

Ensemble Offspring

the intimacy and strangeness of these inexplicable rituals was spell-binding —ARTS HUB

Birdsong and the weird and wonderful squeaks, croaks and creaks of the Australian bush are the inspiration for this special concert by Ensemble Offspring. Sydney’s champions of adventurous new music will be performing in a trio presentation of flute (Lamorna Nightingale), clarinet (Jason Noble) and percussion (Claire Edwardes).

It’s a program which shines the spotlight on female composers as well as the newest of the new living music: every work on the program was written in collaboration with the musicians of Ensemble Offspring and features them as soloists and long time passionate chamber music collaborators.

 

PROGRAM

Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree

Hollis Taylor – Owen Springs Reserve

Tristan Coelho – As the Dust Settles

Felicity Wilcox – Yurabirong

Melody Eotvos – Leafcutter and Tardigradus

 

When:  Tuesday 31 July, 7.30pm

Where: Delmar Gallery

Concert duration:  approx. 60 mins (no invterval)

Tickets:  $10 – $30

Book online

Delmar Gallery
Trinity Grammar School
144 Victoria St
Ashfield, NSW 2131

Contact Details:

Catherine Benz, Delmar Gallery

ph 9581 6070 (Wed to Fri)

delmargallery@trinity.nsw.edu.au

Current Exhibition

Raw Wedderburn

Suzanne Archer | Elisabeth Cummings | Robert Hirschmann | Roy Jackson | Ildiko Kovacs | John Peart

Guest curator:  Sioux Garside

 

RAW Wedderburn brings together paintings spanning four decades by six distinguished Australian artists: Suzanne Archer (1945-), Elisabeth Cummings (1934-), Robert Hirschmann (1968-), Roy Jackson (1944-2013), Ildiko Kovacs (1962-) and John Peart (1946-2013).

Visceral and vibrant with an emphasis on raw, direct brush marks, the exhibition highlights an expressionist current in contemporary Australian painting.  In the artists’ distinctive approaches to painting, curator Sioux Garside foregrounds a common drive to experiment and investigate, constantly pushing their work and striving to move in surprising directions: “keeping it all flowing, fluid and happening”, as she quotes the late Roy Jackson.

The exhibition includes large-scale, expansive paintings, as well as smaller canvases and works on paper, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.  Many of the works in the exhibition were completed while the artists were in studios in close proximity to each other, on bush properties in Wedderburn on the outskirts of Sydney.

Exhibition opening:  Saturday 23 June, 3-5pm, with guest speaker Anne Ryan, Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Exhibition dates:  24 June – 5 August, 2018

Gallery talk:  Sunday 22 July, 3pm, Sioux Garside in conversation with Suzanne Archer

 

Image:  Roy Jackson, Morning Thurra River campsite  1993, acrylic on canvas, 146.5 x 173cm. Photo: Stephen Oxenbury