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

Lamine Sonko Trio

10 May, 7.30pm
Delmar Gallery

Charismatic and multi-talented, Lamine Sonko is a brilliant dancer, singer, percussionist and guitarist.  He was born in Senegal into a highly respected family of griots or keepers of traditional culture, with his father the director of the National Ballet and his mother a lead dancer.

After moving to Melbourne in 2004, Sonko established himself as Australia’s leading Afro-beat lyricist, fronting The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and collaborating with various artists including Grammy Award winner Wouter Kellerman.

In 2012 he founded his most successful project to date: Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence, a 10 piece band that delivers a rhythmic collision of African roots music, jazz, funk, and reggae. Their debut album AFRO EMPIRE was released in 2017.

For this intimate concert, he will be performing in a trio format, blending traditional African rhythms and melodies with the contemporary sound of acoustic guitar, telling stories of ancient lands and cross-cultural journeys.

Proudly presented by Trinity Grammar’s Society of the Arts & Delmar Gallery as part of the 2018 Concert Series.


Lamine Sonko – acoustic guitar, vocals

Kumar Shome – acoustic guitar

Alioune Seck – calabash, light percussion


Tickets $30 full / $20 concession & seniors / $10 children under 16

FREE for Trinity students and Society of the Arts Members

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)

Current Exhibitions

Head On Photo Festival

Official opening:  Monday 7 May, 6pm, with guest speaker John McDonald, art critic for Sydney Morning Herald and film critic for Australian Financial Review

Artist talk:  Saturday 12 May, 3pm, by Sheila Zhao

Exhibition dates: 5 – 27 May

In collaboration with Head On Photo Festival, Delmar Gallery presents the following exhibitions by three photographers based in China.

Peng Xiangjie
Cosplay (Second Dimension)

Chinese photographer Peng Xiangjie travelled to cities across China to document a widespread, subcultural phenomenon amongst younger generations: cosplay festivals. In his series of portraits of festival participants, he finds a ‘second dimension’ opening up between the fictional and the real. In a society that does not fully accept gender fluidity and diverse sexualities, cosplay creates a space where these identities can be expressed and explored.

Supported by White Rabbit.

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Sheila Zhao
The East Was Red


Chinese-American photographer Sheila Zhao examines how political narratives can affect a nation’s collective consciousness, as seen through the lens of found photographs from China’s Cultural Revolution. The East Was Red considers how politics of the time impacted on the way the Chinese populace chose to represent themselves – and ultimately changed the photographic history of China.

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Olivia Martin-McGuire
China Love


China’s rapidly growing wedding industry is worth over 80 billion dollars. Australian photographer Olivia Martin-McGuire has documented one of the industry’s most curious parts: the pre-wedding photo shoot. Up to a year before the wedding, every couple participates in elaborate shoots complete with fantasy costumes and backdrops. Not only are they proof of the forthcoming marriage, but proof of the new era of love, romance, freedom, money and the new China dream.

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