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.

 

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Presented by Delmar Gallery in collaboration with Head On Photo Festival

4 – 26 May, 2019

David Dare Parker

Exodus: Rohingya Refugee Crisis Bangladesh

Australian photojournalist David Dare Parker spent a month in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh in December 2017 where he reported on the Rohingya refugee crisis. This exhibition focusses on stories of people who crossed the Myanmar border in 2017 and the refugee camps that were rapidly established – and still continue – in Bangladesh.  While terrible pain and trauma is evident in these photographic portraits, there is also profound dignity and resilience.

“Every person we met that had a story to tell, wanted to tell it. Their stories were consistent. They want the world to know what they have been through.”

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Agata Grzybowska

9 Gates of No Return

“You say that I live at the end of the world? The end of the world is there, on the left. I live even further, I live beyond.”

Shot over several winters in the remote Bieszczady Mountains, this exhibition by Polish photojournalist Agata Grzybowska is a meditation on displacement and loneliness.

In the wake of WWII, the Bieszczady region was forcibly depopulated. In the 1950s, it came to be synonymous with a mythical freedom from society.  Grzybowska’s black and white photographs portray the frozen mountain landscapes and the lives of the outcasts, fugitives and exiles who dropped out in the 1950s to 1980s, hoping to find refuge there.

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Official opening: Monday 6 May, 6pm

Guest speaker: Saba Vasefi, journalist, filmmaker, writer and Ambassador for the Asylum Seekers Centre

Saba Vasefi arrived in Australia in 2010 as a refugee, escaping persecution in Iran for her activism against the death penalty.  She writes for the Guardian on the narratives of displacement and imprisoned women and children on Nauru. She is currently researching her PhD on Exilic Feminist Cinema Studies and teaches at Macquarie University.