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

Current 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

Delmar Gallery proudly presents Ulada Ikya Ami (Listening to Beforetime Stories) by Teho Ropeyarn. Walk through the interactive exhibition in the virtual gallery, zoom in and click on images and video to hear the artist talking about his work.

Teho Ropeyarn is a Cairns-based artist and curator from the Injinoo community of Northern Cape York Peninsula.

Through a series of large-scale vinylcut prints and installation, “Ulada Ikya Ami (Listening to Beforetime Stories)” recounts the history of the four clans that came together at Injinoo – the Gudang, Angkamuthi, Yadhaykana and Atambaya nations.

It traces this history in three parts:  “Ulada (Beforetime)”, referring to ancestral records evidenced in rock art and knowledge passed down through creation stories; “Umany (European Colonisation)”, remembered by the community as a period of trauma and conflict with atrocities perpetrated by the colonial police magistrates; and “Uta (Later On)”, when the four clan groups reconciled in the 1900s and settled in Injinoo, and where today they maintain cultural connections, language and knowledge.

Underpinning the exhibition is three years’ research by the artist, accompanying Elders on Country and recording old and traditional stories in order to preserve them for future generations.

The exhibition was scheduled to be held at Delmar Gallery as part of Trinity Grammar’s artist-in-residence program.  It was first presented by the artist at Kick Arts Contemporary in Cairns.

Image: Teho Ropeyarn, Uyinthayn  2017, mixed media vinylcut print on 300gsm hahnemühle paper, 184 x 110cm, edition of 10. Printer: Justin Majid.