Past Exhibitions | Stanley Street Gallery

Past Exhibitions

  • séance
    19th February – 14th March 2020

    curated by Sean Morris Following on from the success of ‘The White Room’ (2017), Sean Morris has returned to Stanley Street Gallery to curate his newest group exhibition, séance – fade to black. In séance, the use of tonality, though conversely, is again used as a thematic tool in this selection of works. Devoid of colour, ...
  • EVENT – Art at Night
    Friday 13th March 2020 6 – 10pm

    Art at Night Friday 13 March, 6-10pm Hit the streets of Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo before making your way to Australia’s longest running artist-led organisation, Firstdraft. We’ll be partying into the night with DJ MIRASIA, performances from Bana Hankin; Samia Sayed and Anastasia Zaravinos; and works by Amrita Hepi and Archie Barry, curated by dynamo Katie Winten. 6-8PM: ...
    1st February – 15th February 2020

    Since 2015, Stanley Street Gallery has opened each year with its’ annual Introducing – a curated group exhibition of early-career artists that are not yet represented by a commercial gallery. This year’s exhibition has been curated by SSG Gallery Assistant Emma Pinsent and features Fine Art graduates; Annette Bukovinsky (MFA – National Art School), Nakita ...
  • Sydney East Art Walk
    Saturday 15th February 2020 12- 4pm

    Please join us for the first Sydney East Art Walk of 2020 Saturday 15th February from 12-4pm This event offers art lovers and those interested in art a great one-afternoon experience showcasing a range of visual artists in a variety of Sydney East Art Galleries. SEA WALK Map 15 February 2020 (PDF)
  • A Time of Gifts – The Art of Giving
    4th December– 21st December 2019

    Stanley Street Gallery’s annual group exhibition features unique and timeless works of art, perfect for the time of giving. Artists exhibiting include - Amy Dynan, Andjana Pachkova, Barbara Ryman, Daehoon Kang, David Collins, Denis Clark, Diane Allison, Felicity Peters, Felix Gill, Gretal Ferguson, Hugh Kerr, Joungmee Do, Julie Blyfield, Kazumi Nagano, Linda Hughes, Mio Kuhnan, Nicole ...
  • Claire Primrose
    I am Going Outside
    6th November – 30th November 2019

    For Claire Primrose, going outside is paramount. Based in the town of Queanbeyan, south-east of Canberra, Primrose travels often to the breath-taking mountain ranges that surround her home. Upon arriving, she absorbs herself within the environment and aims for a panoramic view; foraging and collecting samples on her way from passing rivers and soil – ...
  • Shaelene Murray
    9th October – 2nd November 2019

    Shaelene Murray’s figurative sculptures speak of society, history, experience and nostalgia. By re-contextualizing materials and processes from industry and the domestic sphere, Murray explores archetypes of femininity, and the roles which women play in the context of social and domestic life. Kin explores the complex familial relationships that emerge in the contentious arena of the ...
  • Barbara Ryman
    Leaves Fall
    9th October – 26th October 2019

    ‘A dear friend was fond of declaiming “the macrocosm, the microcosm!” whilst dramatically gesturing towards the world in general. I think of her when my gaze is drawn to small things. The understated and fragile, textures at my fingertips, shadows and sighs, a tiny movement that says I am here. In these whisperings I am ...
  • Shaun Hayes
    I Guess This is Growing Up
    18th September – 5th October 2019

    Shaun Hayes is a ceramic artist who investigates the relationship between throwaway objects and their ability to instil a sense of reflection on memory, creating a deeply nostalgic and sometimes humorous representation of time and place. Inspired by the experience of hearing a song on the radio from his childhood, the exhibition I Guess This ...
  • Curated By Amber Creswell Bell
    Genius Loci
    4th September – 14th September 2019

    ‘Genius Loci’ is a Latin concept, which translates to the “the prevailing character or atmosphere of a place”. In a contemporary context, it is a guiding principle in architecture and garden design – and for this exciting group show the concept is instead examined by artists. Using the medium of paint, this diverse group of ...
  • Toni Messiter
    14th – 31st August 2019

    Within a framework of Old Master’s Portraits, Messiter’s paintings underscore the complexity of familial relationships all the while using dolls as the protagonists. There can be found themes of nurturing, love, rivalry, jealousy and coercion, and maybe more. Toni Messiter is a painter who began her practice over 20 years ago. Her father, a painter himself, taught ...
  • David Collins
    Just Relations
    24th July – 10th August 2019

        For me, painting and drawing are essentially and increasingly about relationships. The rapport I feel for the environment in which I live and the myriad relationships that form each individual work, particularly the conversations that occur between colours, marks, spaces and tones. David Collins CV and BIO June 2019 (PDF)
  • Amy Dynan
    26th June – 20th July 2019

    Amy Dynan’s charcoal drawing practice merges photorealism with abstract sensibilities to explore the beauty of being alive. Amy, an award-winning emerging artist, is known for her dynamic approach to drawing and her nuanced balance between conceptual rigour and classical skills. 'Water' is a new series of work that reveals a new and lighter approach to drawing ...
  • Gretal Ferguson
    Women’s Work
    26th June – 13th July 2019

        Women’s Work explores the changing roles of women in craft and society, commenting on the perception of what women do versus what we are actually capable of.  By combining the traditionally masculine craft of silversmithing with hand stitching, this exhibition endeavours to challenge the entrenched gender roles within craft and society while paying homage to ...
  • Felix Gill
    An Interrupted Place
    5th June – 22nd June 2019

    The city has been an uninterrupted place in my life. I am in love with urban places and this was confirmed with me as I travelled. Maybe it’s a connection with the street, its art, architecture and access - the ease and convenience of high density living. From this urban forest I have taken the ...
  • Denis Clarke
    Previously Unseen
    15th May – 1st June 2019

    Painting for me is a bodily thing. It involves the relationship between one’s self and making contact with the tactile. Why tactile? Because I am touching materials and feeling out my experience of looking at a subject such as landscapes, people and buildings. Drawing is the whole key. Not drawing for its own sake but drawing ...
  • HeadOn Photo Festival
    Luke Hardy
    Foxfires [kitsune-bi]
    24th April – 11th May 2019

    Foxfires Foxes are poets of beguilement, not least in Japanese folklore, which tells of their ability to take human form. They are also the most gifted trespassers, entering our dreams through their own. In some stories, foxes are faithful guardians, hence their presence as sentinels in Shinto shrines. In others, they are expert thieves. A fox ...
  • Oscar Martín de Burgos
    From Atapuerca to Uluru
    27th March – 13th April 2019

    Oscar Martin de Burgos sculptor and mystic, presents the exhibition: "from Atapuerca to Uluru", the result of several years of his search to unite the expression of the past, present and future through his work with volume. Taking as a starting point prehistoric symbolic manifestations, he delves with psychic empathy into the cultures of our ancestors.  In ...
  • Jackson Farley
    Self-conscious Kev and other friends
    27th February – 23rd March 2019

    Kev is a little bit lost so he invited his mates around to discuss how archaic notions of the masculine have permeated into the contemporary and whether the power structures associated with patriarchal histories and hierarchies are in fact holding men back from a deep new discovery of masculinity that is fit for the future… Nah!!!!!!!! ...
  • Helen Aitken Kuhnen and Mio Kuhnen
    27th February – 16th March 2019

    What might come as a surprise to many is that this exhibition, Transfer, heralds the first time mother and daughter team, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen and Mio Kuhnen have exhibited exclusively together.  With what seems like a natural pairing of artists, it’s anybodies guess as to why it has taken so long, but we are extraordinarily pleased ...
    2nd February – 23rd February 2019

    Introducing 3 exciting new Artists - Agus Wijaya, Jimin Hong and Louise Allerton. Each year Stanley Street Gallery presents the work of recently graduated artists or artists who are at the beginning of their art career.  Introducing has gained a reputation for uncovering some very talented artists working in a variety of mediums. This year’s ...