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

the Grey Wing Trio

Young jazz-improvisation band, the Grey Wing Trio, has been carving out a reputation for its distinctly melodic, rapturous sound and adventurous performing.

With a nod to classical music traditions as much as to jazz, their style is epic and sweeping.  Featuring the very talented line-up of Luke Sweeting on piano (Freedman Jazz finalist), Ken Allars on trumpet (James Morrison scholarship winner) and Finn Ryan on drums, their original compositions move from moments of expansive minimalism to hyper-lyrical impressionism.  Glassy, water-like piano bells, flute-like horn timbres and small percussive textures flow in and out of their music.

For this very special appearance for Trinity’s Society of the Arts, the trio will be drawing on their acclaimed release “Amoroso”, improvising on their compositions to explore alternate forms and endings, with revelations of in-the-moment colours.  Not to be missed!

“Themes emerge, then evaporate into floating motifs. Realities form and dissolve as if mirages. What remains is deep evanescent beauty.”
– John Fenton on Amoroso by Grey Wing Trio

When:  Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm
Concert duration:  approx. 60 mins (no interval)
Where: Orchestra Room, Roderick West School of Music
Cost:  $30 full / $20 concession / $10 children under 16
Free for Society of the Arts Members & Trinity students
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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

View exhibition

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