13/01/2024 - 07/02/2024

GALLERY ARTISTS:

SUMMER EXHIBITION

Group exhibition featuring work by: Nic Aplin, Min-woo Bang, Matthew Browne, Dagmar Cyrulla, Melissa Egan, Michael Gromm, Mark Hislop, Bec Juniper, Deborah Kelly, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Rosella Namok, John Olsen, Nick Olsen, Christopher Orchard, Celia Perceval, Al Poulet, Llewellyn Skye, Boyd Sanday, … Continued

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13/01/2024 - 07/02/2024
Michael Gromm 'If I wasn't lost I wouldn't know where I was' acrylic on linen 153 x 202cm $11,000
10/11/2023 - 06/12/2023

DAGMAR CYRULLA:

OBSERVING AND REFLECTING

Dagmar Cyrulla’s work tells stories about domestic life, yet always with elements of tension and mystery. The private world of individuals and complexities that accompany human engagement are of great interest to Cyrulla: “Most of my work is about relationships … Continued

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10/11/2023 - 06/12/2023
Dagmar Cyrulla 'Hindsight' oil on board 12.5cm x 18cm
22/02/2024 - 25/02/2024

MELBOURNE ART FAIR STAND K5:

MATTHEW BROWNE

Matthew Browne’s new sequence of paintings, titled ‘Moment of Tangency’, embraces the tradition of geometric abstraction whilst exploring a completely different line of thought and action – a contemporary tangency – leading audiences to explore, via visceral effect, ambiguity and … Continued

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22/02/2024 - 25/02/2024
Matthew Browne 'Coronach' vinyl tempera and oil on linen 140 x 120cm $14,500
12/10/2023 - 08/11/2023

AL POULET:

THE SPOT

Al Poulet’s work evokes the visual density and complexity of the Australian bush yet stimulates our imagination to viscerally experience pushing through branches and treading on land, or hearing birds and crashing ocean waves. These sensations are infused into the … Continued

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12/10/2023 - 08/11/2023
Al Poulet 'Archangel' acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 200 x 200cm $18,500 (selected as a finalist in the 2023 Fisher's Ghost Art Award)
06/09/2023 - 10/09/2023

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY:

LLEWELLYN SKYE | CHASING ROMANCE

Chasing Romance | Sydney Contemporary | 6 – 10 September Skye’s paintings hover in a liminal space, on the edge of legibility. “I like the idea that you think it’s a flower, but then also question whether it is one” … Continued

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06/09/2023 - 10/09/2023
16/09/2023 - 11/10/2023

ELEANOR MILLARD:

WATCHING THE TIDE

As art writer, Tai Mitsuji, reflects, “Eleanor Millard’s landscape’s are personal – they represent places the artist has been and paths that she has walked – yet their power resides in the fact that they hold a universal resonance”. This … Continued

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16/09/2023 - 11/10/2023
Eleanor Millard 'The Deep Veridian Sea' acrylic on Dutch aquatint paper 76 x 100cm
29/07/2023 - 09/08/2023

GROUP SHOW:

COLLECTOR’S CHOICE | PAINTINGS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

An exhibition of collectable pieces including important works sourced from private collections around Australia. This impressive showcase of art represents an opportunity for collectors interested in exploring a range of styles and genres to incorporate significant works by acclaimed artists into their … Continued

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29/07/2023 - 09/08/2023
John Olsen, 'Giraffes and Balloon', 2004, watercolour and crayon on paper, 88 x 99cm, $130,000 | Provenance: Private Collection, Sydney; Savill Galleries, Sydney.
08/07/2023 - 26/07/2023

FROM AN ENDLESS FOREST:

NEIL TAYLOR

Neil Taylor creates intimate, idealised landscapes of the Australian bush often focusing on exquisite features and unique forms of nature and their relationship with light. This new series of paintings concentrates on areas of wilderness the artist has recently visited … Continued

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08/07/2023 - 26/07/2023
12/08/2023 - 13/09/2023

Light as a Feather:

MELINDA SCHAWEL

Through the meticulous techniques of engraving and perforation, Melinda Schawel creates works that celebrate light, movement and texture. Continually inspired by the minutiae of natural elements and eroded surfaces, she was specifically drawn to the exquisite artistry of a single … Continued

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12/08/2023 - 13/09/2023
14/05/2023 - 07/06/2023

GROUP SHOW:

6 Contemporary Women Artists | Action in Abstraction

This all-women exhibition features a collection of paintings and works on paper where markings, incisions, strokes of paint and sometimes lashings of colour construct pictorial form. Whilst each artist applies different perspectives and techniques, each work represents an abstraction of … Continued

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14/05/2023 - 07/06/2023
Lewellyn Skye 'Here We Go Again' oil on linen 123 x 304cm $18,500
09/06/2023 - 04/07/2023

SHADOWLANDS:

KERRY MCINNIS

Through expressive interpretations of “place”, we observe in Kerry McInnis’ new exhibition, Shadowlands, a continuation of the artist’s distinct approach to landscape painting. From this unique viewpoint, there is no intent to represent a particular landscape, but rather to present a universal … Continued

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09/06/2023 - 04/07/2023
Kerry McInnis 'Shadow Birds' oil and oil stick on canvas 153 x 169cm $17,500
18/03/2023 - 12/04/2023

THE WATTLE ROOM - CHAPTER 10 - Inherited Way of Being:

GENEVIEVE CARROLL

The body of work for Genevieve Carroll’s new exhibition represents the 10th Chapter in the artist’s evolving memoir, The Wattle Room. The concept, which developed during her residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2007, explores the contradictions … Continued

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18/03/2023 - 12/04/2023
Genevieve Carroll 'Inherited Way of Being' oil on canvas
15/04/2023 - 10/05/2023

ALMOST EVERYTHING:

ROSEMARY VALADON

In Rosemary Valadon’s own words, her new body of work celebrates the “joy of life – an enthusiasm – a restarting of optimism and expansion. A flow meandering between objects and shadows. The spaces in-between”. Alive with colour, Valadon’s new … Continued

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15/04/2023 - 10/05/2023
16/02/2023 - 14/03/2023

NEW PAINTINGS:

CELIA PERCEVAL

“The longer you sit in one remote spot in the bush, the more you become part of it,” Celia Perceval explains. “The landscape really does have a meaning, a character. It speaks to you. Everything is truly alive. Everything has … Continued

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16/02/2023 - 14/03/2023
24/09/2022 - 29/10/2022

Group Show:

Under $10,000

This exhibition features a collection of impressive contemporary works of art, including new works in stock from the gallery’s stable of artists. This strong group of paintings and works on paper provides an opportunity for collectors, interested in exploring a range of artists, … Continued

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24/09/2022 - 29/10/2022
Kerry McInnis 'Light on Geike Gorge' mixed media on paper 57 x 40cm $2,800
14/01/2023 - 10/02/2023

Group Show:

Summer Exhibition

The annual Summer Exhibition is a celebration of contemporary art. Visit Wagner Contemporary to appreciate new works by gallery artists as well as works by artists new to the stable. The artists represented in this eclectic exhibition are of great appeal … Continued

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14/01/2023 - 10/02/2023
Melissa Egan 'Autumn Stroll at the Great Lakes' oil on canvas 92 x 125cm $15,000
25/11/2022 - 15/12/2022

40 / 40 Project:

40 / 40 PROJECT

This exhibition of small works represents a celebration of critical ideas and narratives. Each artist communicates their unique language of expression upon a 40 x 40cm canvas. This year gallery artists are joined by five guest artists: Claus Stangl (Winner … Continued

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25/11/2022 - 15/12/2022
04/11/2022 - 24/11/2022

Dagmar Cyrulla:

End of a Chapter

Dagmar Cyrulla paints what she is emotionally connected to — the people in her life, relationships and the psychology that underpins her connectedness to others and her networks. In her new exhibition Cyrulla returns to her psychologically charged portraits. There is … Continued

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04/11/2022 - 24/11/2022
Dagmar Cyrulla 'A connection' oil on panel 17.5 x 12cm SOLD
06/09/2022 - 11/09/2022

Nigel Sense, Eleanor Millard, Al Poulet:

Sydney Contemporary | Three Artists

Nigel Sense | Visitor Centre Drawing inspiration from the American abstract expressionists and pop artists of the 1960s, Nigel Sense turns mass reproduction and the influence of mass media into subject matter. Showcased alongside a new series of paintings, the artist’s interactive display creates a dynamic … Continued

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06/09/2022 - 11/09/2022
12/09/2022 - 25/09/2022

CHRISTOPHER ORCHARD:

PRECARIOUS

Wagner Contemporary is proud to present a new body of work by one of Australia’s finest figurative artists. In Christopher Orchard’s new collection of drawings, the viewer is invited to follow the artist’s suited character — the little bald man or “everyman”— … Continued

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12/09/2022 - 25/09/2022
Christopher Orchard 'The Cataloguer' acrylic, charcoal and pastel on paper 33 x 28cm $1,900
15/07/2022 - 22/08/2022

Matthew Browne, Bec Juniper, Al Poulet, Melinda Schawel, Llewellyn Skye:

Large Scale New Works

Matthew Browne, Bec Juniper, Al Poulet, Melinda Schawel, Llewellyn SkyeThis group exhibition encompasses impressive – large scale – new works recently consigned by gallery artists with a focus on New Zealand artist, Matthew Browne. The exhibited artists all approach painting from different directions, however each … Continued

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15/07/2022 - 22/08/2022
17/06/2022 - 12/07/2022

Min-Woo Bang:

Recent Paintings

There is a powerful sense of the sublime in Min-Woo Bang’s skyscapes.  Although each composition hints of a familiar place – executed in a language suggestive of 16th and 17th century European painting – each window to the sky is also a transitional space, where shapes … Continued

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17/06/2022 - 12/07/2022
27/05/2022 - 16/06/2022

Melissa Egan:

Winds of Change

This month celebrated artist Melissa Egan returns to Wagner Contemporary with her highly-anticipated new body of work, ‘Winds of Change’. While all of Egan’s paintings embrace an element of surprise and whimsical sense of humour, this exhibition strikes a deeply … Continued

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27/05/2022 - 16/06/2022
30/04/2022 - 26/05/2022

Llewellyn Skye:

They once felt like water

The inspiration for Llewellyn Skye’s inaugural solo exhibition at Wagner Contemporary emanates from a poem by Tyler Knott Gregson that captures the tumbling nature of words in the metaphor of water.“I love the idea of words being like water. I really want to  capture … Continued

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30/04/2022 - 26/05/2022
30/03/2022 - 28/04/2022

Judith White:

Coastal Series

Judith White’s current exhibition, ‘Coastal Series’, continues her interest in the interaction of land and water. Drawing inspiration from the coastal landscape of the south coast region of Jervis Bay, NSW, White has created stunning abstractions that are, at once, intuitive … Continued

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30/03/2022 - 28/04/2022
05/03/2022 - 29/03/2022

Genevieve Carroll:

The Wattle Room Chapter 9: The Circumspect Toothbrush

Genevieve Carroll lives in the remote township of Hill End, the home to a small creative community with a strong core of visual artists. “In this quiet and isolated space she creates poetic, interior worlds” (Lucy Stranger). Her new series deepens and expands … Continued

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05/03/2022 - 29/03/2022
05/02/2022 - 02/03/2022

Group Show:

Rhythms of the Monaro: Kelton Plain Artist Residency

Artists David Collins, Elisabeth Cummings, Sally Stokes, Belinda Street and Leah Thiessen were invited to spend a week at the Kelton Plain Property in Monaro in May 2021. This exhibition presents works produced during the residency. The life of an artist … Continued

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05/02/2022 - 02/03/2022
15/01/2022 - 03/02/2022

Gallery Artists:

Summer Show

ONLINE AND AT THE GALLERY: 15 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY Wagner Contemporary re-opens on Saturday 15 January with the ‘Summer Show’. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery in the new year, commencing with an exciting selection of recent … Continued

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15/01/2022 - 03/02/2022
11/12/2021 - 21/12/2021

Group Show:

Christmas Show

The annual Christmas Show is a celebration of contemporary art, showcasing a selection of new work from gallery artists.Featuring: Min-Woo Bang, Matthew Browne, Genevieve Carroll, Dagmar Cyrulla, Nick Hall, Mark Hislop, Bec Juniper, Marcella Kaspar, Deborah Kelly, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, … Continued

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11/12/2021 - 21/12/2021
24/11/2021 - 09/12/2021

Jo Young:

Recent Work

The different objects Jo Young selects for her still life paintings form strong aesthetic rather than simple utilitarian connections. Together these curious objects seem to converse naturally, like characters in a theatrical stage setting. In each intimate arrangement, drama is created by … Continued

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24/11/2021 - 09/12/2021
06/11/2021 - 21/11/2021

EXPLORE ONLINE Mark Hislop | Melinda Schawel | Eleanor Millard:

Sydney Contemporary Presents

This year the digital platform, Explore Sydney Contemporary, will replace Sydney Contemporary, which runs 11 – 21 November.A gallery preview will take place at Wagner Contemporary on Saturday 6 November in advance of the fair’s digital platform online.For Melbourne artists, Mark Hislop, … Continued

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06/11/2021 - 21/11/2021
09/10/2021 - 28/10/2021

Celia Perceval:

New Paintings

In the Gallery and OnlineCelia Perceval’s recent series of work draws upon direct sensory engagement with bush locations in Southern NSW in late 2019. Studies were instigated in bushland in the Royal National Park and near the Clyde River and … Continued

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09/10/2021 - 28/10/2021
08/09/2021 - 06/10/2021

Rosemary Valadon:

New Paintings

In Rosemary Valadon’s new body of work, a sequence of still life paintings come alive with vivid brushstrokes and rich hues of colour. These reflective and intuitive compositions transform a table ensemble into a sensual and dynamic language of expression, where each element … Continued

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08/09/2021 - 06/10/2021
19/08/2021 - 06/09/2021

Gallery Artists:

Gallery Group Show

Our current Group Show presents an exciting range of new work to the gallery. Visit the exhibition online to view works in a variety of genre and approach – from figurative to abstraction, executed in painting, drawing or mixed media. … Continued

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19/08/2021 - 06/09/2021
17/07/2021 - 18/08/2021

Al Poulet:

Untitled (Walk)

Al Poulet’s current show at Wagner Contemporary follows his participation in Penrith Regional Gallery’s exhibition ‘Cummings and Poulet’, curated by Toby Chapman (April, 2021). His new body of work, ‘Untitled (Walk)’, draws us deeper inside his inner world, which, as articulated with energy and instinct … Continued

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17/07/2021 - 18/08/2021
19/06/2021 - 14/07/2021

Neil Taylor:

Recent Paintings

Neil Taylor’s new body of work focuses on a subject that is his own backyard and a constant source of inspiration – the misty sandstone cliffs and valleys of the Blue Mountains. In Recent Paintings, the Grose Valley’s canyons and … Continued

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19/06/2021 - 14/07/2021
27/05/2021 - 16/06/2021

Collectable works:

Desirable Works From The Secondary Market

Collecting art is an exciting, satisfying and financially-rewarding experience, and the process and activity of selecting and discerning a new piece is personally enriching. The selection of works featured in our annual show for collectors represents the culmination of the gallery’s … Continued

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27/05/2021 - 16/06/2021
30/04/2021 - 26/05/2021

Kerry McInnis:

River

Water flows through Kerry McInnis’s new exhibition, ‘River’. It not only ripples through the exhibition’s title but also courses through her works. Since McInnis was a child in Guatemala, the river’s undertow has pulled at her—always looming with the promise … Continued

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30/04/2021 - 26/05/2021
01/04/2021 - 27/04/2021

Bec Juniper:

Continuum

Drawing on Western Australia’s landforms and structures, including its rivers, flatlands, and salt pans, the artist’s topographic perspectives emphasise the geological and cultural fragility specific to north western regions of the state. However, these works also embody deeper, visceral qualities as … Continued

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01/04/2021 - 27/04/2021
04/03/2021 - 28/03/2021

Group Show :

40/40 Project

This exhibition represents a celebration of critical ideas and narratives as artists embrace a uniform format of a 40 x 40cm canvas.  An exhibition of small paintings by a range of artists encourages the viewer to engage directly with new concepts and, through a comparative process, … Continued

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04/03/2021 - 28/03/2021
16/01/2021 - 28/02/2021

And 'The Monstrous and the Sublime: James Gleeson & Deborah Kelly':

The Summer Show : Art Now

Our annual ‘Summer Show’ features stunning new works from the gallery’s established and early-career artists. Showing concurrently is ‘The Monstrous and the Sublime: James Gleeson & Deborah Kelly’.  The Monstrous and The Sublime: James Gleeson & Deborah KellyJames Gleeson (1915 – 2008), artist, … Continued

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16/01/2021 - 28/02/2021
26/11/2020 - 02/12/2020

Group Show:

Drawing: A Fundamental Liberation

Drawing is a fundamental and liberating practice that allows artists to express themselves with directness, honesty and freedom. This exhibition brings together the work of six artists who explore elements intrinsic to drawing in contrasting medium, technique and imaginative approach. Featuring work by: Dagmar … Continued

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26/11/2020 - 02/12/2020
07/11/2020 - 25/11/2020

Dagmar Cyrulla:

Recent Works

Dagmar Cyrulla’s new exhibition does not resemble the work that she set out to make at the beginning of the year. Recent Works instead tracks the first-hand experience of the artist living through a pandemic: the inevitable frustrations, the hour-long calls, … Continued

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07/11/2020 - 25/11/2020
09/10/2020 - 28/10/2020

Genevieve Carroll:

The Wattle Room Chapter 8: Perhaps

Genevieve Carroll lives in Hill End, a place surrounded by nature. In this quiet and isolated space she creates poetic, interior worlds that intuitively speak to a larger experience of humanity’s relationship with nature’s force and fragility. The tenuous relationship between … Continued

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09/10/2020 - 28/10/2020
19/09/2020 - 08/10/2020

Eleanor Millard:

A Chance Encounter

Eleanor Millard’s landscapes arrest the speed of life. In her artworks, the furious pace of the everyday suddenly stops, and gives way to a painted meditation.“I try to paint the stillness of the now, with all of its sound,” Millard … Continued

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19/09/2020 - 08/10/2020
29/08/2020 - 17/09/2020

Nigel Sense:

Tropical Future World

For his new exhibition, ‘Tropical Future World’, Nigel Sense invokes the instincts and emotions experienced during his overseas trip to South-East Asia, immediately prior to Covid-19. Each painting transforms the familiar into something unfamiliar, and, via the application of distortion, dislocation and juxtaposition, … Continued

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29/08/2020 - 17/09/2020
14/08/2020 - 27/08/2020

Group Show:

BIG

Featuring ten epic and transcending large-scale paintings. Including work by Matthew Browne, Mark Hislop, Bec Juniper, Kerry McInnis, Celia Perceval, Al Poulet, Minnie Pwerle (c. 1920 – 2006) and Judith White.

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14/08/2020 - 27/08/2020
18/07/2020 - 14/08/2020

Group Show:

7K AND UNDER

All works $7,000 and under.This group exhibition showcases a collection of impressive contemporary works of art, including new works in stock from the gallery’s stable of artists. This strong group of paintings and works on paper provides an opportunity for collectors, interested in … Continued

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18/07/2020 - 14/08/2020
27/06/2020 - 16/07/2020

Min-Woo Bang:

Natural Impact

Min-Woo Bang’s forthcoming exhibition, “Natural Impact”, is a highlight at Wagner Contemporary this year. In his new body of work, the artist expresses an emotional and visual response to recent, occurring events: Australia’s bush fires and the pandemic. In each landscape, Australia’s … Continued

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27/06/2020 - 16/07/2020
Min-Woo Bang 'Grandeur' oil on linen 152 x 152cm $22,000
06/06/2020 - 24/06/2020

Al Poulet:

Untitled (W)

Al Poulet paints with the urgency of a young artist. “I struggle to look at a work of mine from a week ago, because I think ‘that’s old and I can already do better’,” he explains. “But sometimes I do … Continued

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06/06/2020 - 24/06/2020
09/05/2020 - 31/05/2020

Group Show:

Human: All Too Human

This exhibition features artists who examine the psychology of the human condition and reveal – or subtly suggest – deeper-level emotions and feelings which lie beneath the surface of behaviour and experience.Stimulated by rich life experiences of their own, these artists … Continued

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09/05/2020 - 31/05/2020
18/04/2020 - 06/05/2020

Melissa Egan:

In Your Dreams

VIEW EXHIBITION WORKS IN-SITU: ONLINE VIEWING ROOMThis April, celebrated artist, Melissa Egan, returns to Wagner Contemporary with her highly anticipated new body of work, “In Your Dreams”. These paintings take lyrical inspiration from her country home in rural Queensland. Each day, … Continued

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18/04/2020 - 06/05/2020
28/03/2020 - 16/04/2020

Mark Hislop:

Ghost Flowers and Zombie Plants

The paintings in Mark Hislop’s new series, Ghost Flowers and Zombie Plants, are created on large acrylic sheets. Using delicate washes of colour, botanical forms evolve with stunning clarity and brilliance. Viewed through the acrylic’s surface, vines, branches and leaves … Continued

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28/03/2020 - 16/04/2020
05/03/2020 - 25/03/2020

Group Show:

40/40 Project

This group exhibition of paintings, each 40 x 40cm in size, showcases a cross-section of critical ideas and narratives as artists embrace a uniform small-format canvas.Why 40/40? There is something intimate and alluring about a small work of art. Contained … Continued

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05/03/2020 - 25/03/2020
21/01/2020 - 28/02/2020

Group Show:

The Summer Show

Our annual Summer Show is a vibrant and diverse exhibition, featuring a range of new work to the gallery.Featuring work by: Min-Woo Bang, Genevieve Carroll, Ray Crooke, Dagmar Cyrulla, Melissa Egan, Sai-Wai Foo, Nick Hall, Marcella Kaspar, Mark Hislop, Deborah Kelly, Kerry … Continued

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21/01/2020 - 28/02/2020
16/11/2019 - 04/12/2019

Celia Perceval:

Spring

As much as we might feel that the landscapes and water ways of Australia’s coastal regions are familiar to us, and hold little potential for surprise, Celia Perceval’s paintings prove that they remain places full of mystery and wonder.Perceval is … Continued

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16/11/2019 - 04/12/2019
26/10/2019 - 13/11/2019

Melinda Schawel:

Solitude

Melinda Schawel’s new body of work, Solitude, reflects the artist’s continued exploration into the materiality of paper and physicality of the creative process, while paying homage to the awe inspiring power of nature. Earlier this year, she and her family were … Continued

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26/10/2019 - 13/11/2019
28/09/2019 - 23/10/2019

Group Show:

New Paintings and Sculpture: Featuring Sai-Wai Foo

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28/09/2019 - 23/10/2019
12/09/2019 - 15/09/2019

Nick Hall, Al Poulet & Sai-Wai Foo :

Sydney Contemporary 2019

Wagner Contemporary is thrilled to be presenting Nick Hall, Sai-Wai Foo and Al Poulet at this year’s Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. Nick HallRumpus Room : The painter explores our primordial urges in the present day. Through a deeply introspective and psychologically driven … Continued

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12/09/2019 - 15/09/2019
31/08/2019 - 25/09/2019

Rosemary Valadon:

Shadows of Desire

In recent work, Rosemary Valadon re-engages the still life tradition and the shadows cast by gender roles and stereotypes that upset the easy search for domestic bliss. Here an amazing table ensemble becomes a theatre set for an unsettling feminine … Continued

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31/08/2019 - 25/09/2019
23/08/2019 - 27/08/2019

Rumpus Room:

PREVIEW: NICK HALL

Wagner Contemporary will be presenting a very short and very special preview of Nick Hall before Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.Hall’s exhibition, ‘Rumpus Room,’ explores our primordial urges in the present day. Through a deeply introspective and psychologically driven approach, Hall … Continued

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23/08/2019 - 27/08/2019
02/08/2019 - 22/08/2019

Kerry McInnis:

Farewell, Whiskers Creek

Kerry McInnis’s new work focuses on an unassuming small waterway, Whiskers Creek, that makes its way through the hills of Carwoola, in the Canberra region, emptying its scant water into the Molongo River.  “My current body of work focuses on … Continued

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02/08/2019 - 22/08/2019
20/07/2019 - 31/07/2019

Group Show:

PAINTINGS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

An exhibition of collectable art sourced from private collections around Australia.

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20/07/2019 - 31/07/2019
21/06/2019 - 17/07/2019

Neil Taylor:

Driftless – Paintings of Stone and Mist

For this exhibition I’ve decided to focus on my own front yard – the misty sandstone cliffs and valleys of the Blue Mountains.When Charles Darwin first laid eyes on the massive cliffs of the Blue Mountains in 1836, he was … Continued

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21/06/2019 - 17/07/2019
23/05/2019 - 19/06/2019

Christopher Orchard:

Suspended

Christopher Orchard’s new body of work makes reference to the act of reading, or to the elevated feeling of suspension experienced when reading and absorbing text. A kind of transcendence.Wagner Contemporary is delighted to present a new exhibition of paintings and drawings … Continued

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23/05/2019 - 19/06/2019
16/05/2019 - 21/05/2019

Chris Antico:

Pop Up 4-Day Exhibition

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16/05/2019 - 21/05/2019
13/04/2019 - 14/05/2019

Genevieve Carroll, Al Poulet, Minnie Pwerle & Judith White:

Abstraction : The Feeling of Being Inisde

With every mark, dab and daub, the artists in Wagner Contemporary’s exhibition, ‘The Feeling of Being Inside’, express the ineffable, the tangible, and the transcendent. The exhibited artists, Al Poulet, Minnie Pwerle (c.1922-2006), Genevieve Carroll, and Judith White, all approach painting … Continued

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13/04/2019 - 14/05/2019
21/03/2019 - 11/04/2019

Eleanor Millard:

Being Home

Eleanor Millard’s new series captures memories and imaginings of the coastal landscape of Victoria. Hazy seaside cottages and faint structures set against atmospheric skies and seas gently drift into frame. Warm glowing lights suggest home while at the same time her little dwellings are isolated and distant in the … Continued

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21/03/2019 - 11/04/2019
01/03/2019 - 21/03/2019

Nigel Sense:

Dickheads + Demons

Behind the MaskFor his debut show with Wagner Contemporary, Nigel Sense invokes the everyday and the fantastical in a suite of paintings that revisit one of the artist’s favourite subjects, the working lives of Australian blokes, but this time overlaid … Continued

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01/03/2019 - 21/03/2019
12/01/2019 - 26/02/2019

Gallery Artists:

Summer Exhibition

An exhibition featuring an impressive range of new work in stock, from a dynamic group of established and early-career artists. We also invite you to drop in and browse our extensive stockroom. The Summer Exhibition features work by: Al Poulet, Dagmar … Continued

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12/01/2019 - 26/02/2019
08/12/2018 - 22/12/2018

Gallery and guest artists:

40/40 PROJECT

Wagner Contemporary is proud to present the 40/40 Project – our annual exhibition of small works by gallery and guest artists. This exhibition represents a celebration of  critical ideas and multiple narratives as artists embrace a uniform format of a  40 x 40cm canvas. Featuring the following … Continued

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08/12/2018 - 22/12/2018
10/11/2018 - 03/12/2018

Melissa Egan:

Light

Melissa Egan’s new works contain the charming and whimsical story-tale imagery for which she is well-known and celebrated. Her narratives evoke a particular emotive experience or event and her characters are full of personality. This much-awaited exhibition pays homage to great … Continued

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10/11/2018 - 03/12/2018
13/10/2018 - 06/11/2018

Dagmar Cyrulla:

I am

Opening Reception with the artist: Saturday, 20 October, 3-5pmIn her forthcoming exhibition, Dagmar Cyrulla explores what it is to be human – the home rituals, the myriad of choices made, and moments had, incorporating a particular focus on the complex relationship … Continued

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13/10/2018 - 06/11/2018
22/09/2018 - 11/10/2018

Gallery Artists:

Group Show – Newly Consigned Work

A vibrant exhibition featuring a range of new work to the gallery.Featuring new work by Bec Juniper, Neil Taylor, Eleanor Millard, Kerry McInnis, Nick Hall, Dagmar Cyrulla, Min-Woo Bang, Sai-Wai Foo, Nigel Sense, Mark Hislop, Genevieve Carroll, Deborah Kelly, Emma Hack and … Continued

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22/09/2018 - 11/10/2018
Mark Hislop 'Phototrope 2' acrylic on canvas 167 x 137cm $9,900
13/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Melinda Schawel:

Boundless

On view at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (Carriageworks) STAND A01 13 – 16 September Following the presentation of her new series to an international audience at Art Central Hong Kong in March 2018, Melinda Schawel showcases, ‘Boundless’, at Sydney Contemporary. Working with … Continued

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13/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
25/08/2018 - 19/09/2018

Bec Juniper:

Flat earth theory

Australia is flat and so I paint it that way; this is where my work gets its meaning. The idiosyncratic and many times counter-intuitive process of interaction between water and earth, and between elements across the horizontal surface of the … Continued

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25/08/2018 - 19/09/2018
01/08/2018 - 22/08/2018

Judith White:

Harbour: Water in the Urban Environment

Judith White’s exciting new series explores the notion of water in urban environments. Water in landscape has been a recurring theme for the artist and this show highlights its interaction with the landmarks and infrastructure of working harbours and ports, … Continued

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01/08/2018 - 22/08/2018
07/07/2018 - 30/07/2018

Rosemary Valadon:

Interiors

This much-awaited exhibition features recent major works of Rosemary Valadon’s private world, unveiling the interiors of the artist’s mind, guiding our eye through patterns, light and the rich colours of personal objects and furnishings in her creative space and studio. Interiors, … Continued

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07/07/2018 - 30/07/2018
15/06/2018 - 04/07/2018

Margaret Woodward:

From the Studio

Wagner Contemporary has been offered a limited release of drawings and paintings from the artist’s studio. This largely unseen collection of works, by one of Australia’s highly respected female artists, presents a rare opportunity to overview Woodward’s tremendous scope of … Continued

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15/06/2018 - 04/07/2018
19/05/2018 - 12/06/2018

Min-Woo Bang:

Highland

Experiencing Min-Woo Bang’s landscapes is like being immersed in nature and feeling its different states of change. In the artist’s new series, Highland, the viewer is invited to contemplate each work intimately through subtle pictorial devises. Sometimes our eye is led through shadows … Continued

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19/05/2018 - 12/06/2018
05/05/2018 - 15/05/2018

Emma Hack:

Head On Photo Festival

Featuring two new series by Emma Hack: ‘Geometric’ and ‘Flight of Fancy’ (painted installations).Emma Hack is known for her photographs of painted human bodies that merge with patterned backgrounds, producing a chameleon-like camouflage effect. This unique approach achieved international exposure … Continued

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05/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
29/03/2018 - 30/04/2018

Collectable artists:

Painted Black

Black can be a very expressive colour for artists. Although often perceived as a tool for describing emotion, it is also used as a device for conveying light, building texture or creating density or space within the picture plane. This exhibition … Continued

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29/03/2018 - 30/04/2018
01/03/2018 - 27/03/2018

Nick Hall:

Rumpus Room

Nick Hall’s new series, Rumpus Room, explores critical narratives of modern relationships between humans, and between humans and nature, depicting feelings of a yearning for control. This desire plays out in domestic situations and in projected visions of couples in conditions of … Continued

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01/03/2018 - 27/03/2018
16/12/2017 - 28/02/2018

Selected Artists:

Summer Show

This popular annual exhibition showcases an incredible collection of impressive contemporary and modern works of art, including new works in stock as well as rare collectable pieces sourced from private collections around Australia. Hanging together, this broad collection is an opportunity … Continued

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16/12/2017 - 28/02/2018
18/11/2017 - 13/12/2017

Annual Highlight:

40/40 PROJECT

Min-Woo Bang, Dagmar Cyrulla, Melissa Egan, David Fairbairn, Sai-Wai Foo, Nick Hall, Mark Hislop, Marcella Kaspar, Deborah Marks, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Christopher Orchard, Nick Stathopoulos, Neil Taylor, Rosemary Valadon, Judith White, Jo Young.PRE-OPENING NICK HALL OPEN STUDIO VISIT: Saturday … Continued

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18/11/2017 - 13/12/2017
21/10/2017 - 15/11/2017

Neil Taylor:

14 Paintings from Dawn

For most of my painting life my abiding interest has been light – it’s both the medium and the message of painting.Painters are obsessed with beginnings and I’m starting on a series now of works now which show the beginnings … Continued

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21/10/2017 - 15/11/2017
23/09/2017 - 18/10/2017

Christopher Orchard:

Small Levitation | And exclusive Sydney Book Launch

PREVIEWING AT SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY STAND A05 | 7-10 SEPTEMBER Christopher Orchard’s paintings and drawings contain the hall-marks of fine draughtsmanship in their composition, sure line and imaginative scope. The breadth and possibilities of meanings his work opens up, through narrative and technique, … Continued

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23/09/2017 - 18/10/2017
07/09/2017 - 10/09/2017

Deborah Kelly | Christopher Orchard:

Sydney Contemporary

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07/09/2017 - 10/09/2017
26/08/2017 - 19/09/2017

Eleanor Millard:

I Wonder

The work of Eleanor Millard is recognised for its haunting imagery and subtle blended forms of remote country and coastal Victorian landscapes. These ethereal places are also fragments of the artist’s memories of time past, inviting contemplation of another dimension … Continued

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26/08/2017 - 19/09/2017
16/08/2017 - 24/08/2017

Birthday Exhibition | Part 2:

Light + Considered Space

The second show to celebrate the gallery’s first year will focus on light and space, elements artists consider strongly when rendering or interpreting landscape. The artists contributing to this show capture the effects of light and relationships between forms, through colour, … Continued

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16/08/2017 - 24/08/2017
29/07/2017 - 14/08/2017

Birthday Exhibition | Part 1:

Still Life + Impetuous Objects

This exhibition brings together the subject of still life alongside personal and arbitrary objects which fascinate and infatuate artists. The result is a collection of works that spring from intriguing ideas or concepts and find form in the artist’s unique expression and language … Continued

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29/07/2017 - 14/08/2017
01/07/2017 - 26/07/2017

Bec Juniper:

More Than I Can Imagine

In this most recent body of work, Bec Juniper relates to the remote Western Australian landscape as distinctively feminine, despite many of the area’s activities, such as mining and fishing, being traditionally associated with a masculine gender. Drawn to the desert and … Continued

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01/07/2017 - 26/07/2017
03/06/2017 - 28/06/2017

Celia Perceval:

New paintings inspired by the wild, natural landscape

Celia Perceval paints a sense of the  Australian landscape bursting into life and, at times, her paintings seem almost overwhelmed by the intensity of their subject matter. Yet these works are less about the precise subject, the depiction of bush and birds … Continued

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03/06/2017 - 28/06/2017
29/04/2017 - 24/05/2017

Kerry McInnis:

Ikara Country

Continuing her work in the Australian outback, Kerry McInnis’s paintings and drawings are an immediate response to the environment.  For McInnis, a particular landscape is located by its geography, defined by its natural characteristics. Her attempt to represent it is … Continued

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29/04/2017 - 24/05/2017
01/04/2017 - 26/04/2017

Jinx Nolan:

Beyond

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY 1 APRIL 3-5PMJINX NOLAN WILL BE IN ATTENDANCENolan’s landscapes are characterised by space, the vastness and emptiness of the Australian outback and the endless stretch of its eastern coastline. Her pictures could be described as memory-scapes, or … Continued

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01/04/2017 - 26/04/2017
11/03/2017 - 12/03/2017

Margaret Woodward:

A Collector’s Space

This exhibition presents a rare opportunity to enjoy a selection of striking paintings and drawings by award winning artist, Margaret Woodward. These works, held in private collections and now offered for sale, are presented in the context of a contemporary living space.During the … Continued

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11/03/2017 - 12/03/2017
04/03/2017 - 29/03/2017

Melinda Schawel:

Higher Ground

Melinda Schawel’s mark-making represents a personal and emotional response to phenomena occurring in nature, as well as a mediation on the nature of paper and its aesthetic and physical properties.Working with a thick 640-gram weight paper, she scrapes, cuts and peels … Continued

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04/03/2017 - 29/03/2017
25/01/2017 - 01/03/2017

gallery artists:

Summer Show

An exhibition featuring a vibrant summer selection of paintings from some of our best-known and emerging artists. We also invite you to drop in to the gallery during the season and browse our extensive stockroom, which is always open to the public.Featuring artists: Min-Woo … Continued

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25/01/2017 - 01/03/2017
17/01/2017 - 24/01/2017

Annual highlight:

40/40 Project

Wagner Contemporary is proud to present the 40/40 Project – the gallery’s annual exhibition of small works by selected artists. The gallery’s newly opened space in Paddington will play host to this exhibition of works, small in dimension and grand in vision. Guest … Continued

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17/01/2017 - 24/01/2017
12/12/2016 - 22/12/2016

Eleanor Hart:

NEW TO THE STOCKROOM

Hart’s abstractions and shifting forms mirror the changeable nature of human experience. Nothing is static. An exciting selection of recent work may now be viewed at Wagner Contemporary.Previously the Head of the Department of Fine Art at Monash University, Eleanor Hart is … Continued

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12/12/2016 - 22/12/2016
01/10/2016 - 02/11/2016

Group Show:

Figure and Landscape

An exhibition of collectable art exploring subjects that form an ongoing source of inspiration for artists: the human figure and landscape. This show emphasises the role of shape, colour, line and perspective in the portrayal of narrative-based subject matter across an … Continued

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01/10/2016 - 02/11/2016
10/09/2016 - 29/09/2016

Dagmar Cyrulla:

Moments

Dagmar Cyrulla’s interpretations of domestic life are narrative-based, inviting the audience to connect their personal experiences and emotions with her scenarios. These paintings work on the viewer, linking imaginary yet familiar characters with our own realities, producing subtle emotional effects from a range of … Continued

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10/09/2016 - 29/09/2016
25/08/2016 - 09/09/2016

Group Show:

NEW TO THE STOCKROOM

Featuring new work in stock by: Charles Blackman, David Boyd, Dagmar Cyrulla, James Gleeson, Mark Hislop, Deborah Kelly, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Neil Taylor, Marie Peter-Toltz, Judith White, Margaret Woodward and Jo Young.

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25/08/2016 - 09/09/2016
30/07/2016 - 24/08/2016

Eleanor Millard:

Abstract Time

Eleanor Millard’s work is recognised for its haunting imagery and subtle blended forms of remote country and coastal Victorian landscapes. Her new exhibition captures sparse trees, lone homesteads and fishing boats gently drifting into frame. These ethereal places are also … Continued

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30/07/2016 - 24/08/2016
09/07/2016 - 28/07/2016

Min-Woo Bang:

Storm in Paradise

Min-Woo Bang captures nature’s transitional moods in a series of cloud-scapes, engaging our senses with the aesthetic and emotional elements of land and sky. His works allude to time passing and nature’s ephemeral atmospheres and forms. With chiaroscuro, Min-Woo Bang creates a dramatic … Continued

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09/07/2016 - 28/07/2016
06/06/2016 - 06/07/2016

Group Show:

Gala Exhibition

Gala Group exhibition to celebrate the opening of Wagner Contemporary, showcasing artists: Min-Woo Bang, Charles Blackman, David Boyd, Dagmar Cyrulla, Ginny Grayson, Mark Hislop, Nick Hall, Ken Johnson, Bec Juniper, Deborah Kelly, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Christopher Orchard, Celia Perceval, Marie Peter-Toltz, Neil Taylor, … Continued

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06/06/2016 - 06/07/2016