Australian Galleries

Established in 1956, Australian Galleries has continued to showcase significant contemporary Australian artists and their work for 60 years with a vibrant monthly exhibition program and extensive stock gallery.

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Feature Exhibitions

14 years in Sydney - Alex Kosmas

Sydney, 25 Jul 2017 — 13 Aug 2017

Alex Kosmas continues his exploration into the mystery and majesty of the natural world with his recent series of striking ceramic mountainscapes of ethereal, powerful beauty. Kosmas draws from abstracted elements of both real and imagined landscapes to bring to life a series of monumental forms in natural stoneware. Following from his previous series Terra, Kosmas delves further into this captivating subject matter and the medium he so reveres, this time creating vast formations in pure white. Kosmas’ affinity and deep respect for his chosen medium is tangible as he remains true to the porcelain, without the use of glazes or colour to hide the raw beauty of this material.

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The Moo Brew Etchings - John Kelly

Sydney, 25 Jul 2017 — 13 Aug 2017

Highly celebrated, prolific and dynamic Australian artist John Kelly is well known for his graphic, vibrantly coloured etchings. With humour and intelligence Kelly boldly challenges the politics of the art world and pays homage to iconic Australian artworks in his masterfully crafted prints. In his current exhibition The Moo Brew Etchings Kelly showcases the series of prints that began over a decade ago when Kelly used the Australian Council logo for an artwork, challenging the council’s strict stipulations about how the elements of the logo were represented. This artwork laid the foundation for a series of works in which Kelly placed elements of the logo into ironic contexts, as a comment on the Australia Council’s ‘branding’ and the corporatisation of art.

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Recent paintings - Francis Giacco

Melbourne, 11 Jul 2017 — 30 Jul 2017

Francis Giacco’s extraordinary oil paintings are luminous and evocative studies of light, colour and form. Highly celebrated for his classical yet contemporary approach to painting, Giacco masterfully imbues his works with sensitivity and emotion, exploring the relationships between people, objects and their environments.

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One’s Own Work - Christine Wrest-Smith

Melbourne, 11 Jul 2017 — 30 Jul 2017

Over the past three years, Wrest-Smith has been creating a series of large scale portraits of Australian artists. Wrest-Smith paints her sitters predominantly from life, capturing much about the artist’s inner world by incorporating elements of her subjects’ own artistic style and inspiration into her work. The unique characteristics of each sitter are masterfully rendered in oil paint; the sensitive portrayal of individuality, strength and fragility are testament to the artist’s close and perceptive observation.

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Latest Articles

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize Finalists announced

The much anticipated Finalists have been announced for the 2017 Archibald, Wynne and Sir John Sulman Prizes.   Prudence Flint is a …

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A lunch launch for Richard Tipping’s ‘Kangooroo’ at Barangaroo

A lunch launch for Kangooroo at Barangaroo Saturday 5th August at 1pm, on site, near to the Towns Place entrance …

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Richard Goodwin ‘Navigator’ at Penrith Regional Gallery

This Winter Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is proud to present Richard Goodwin – Navigator. For over four decades …

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Australian Galleries

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Melbourne
  • 35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183] Collingwood 3066
  • Open 7 days 10am to 6pm
  • T +61 [0] 3 9417 4303
  • F +61 [0] 3 9419 7769
Melbourne Stock Rooms
  • 28 Derby Street [PO Box 1183] Collingwood 3066
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  • T +61 [0] 3 9417 2422
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Sydney
  • 15 Roylston Street [PO Box 282] Paddington 2021
  • Open 7 days 10am to 6pm
  • T +61 [0] 2 9360 5177
  • F +61 [0] 2 9360 2361