Past Exhibitions

Portrait of Jenny Sages B low resThe 'alternative' selection from hundreds of entries to the Archibald and Wynne Prizes. Each year our guest selectors go behind the scenes of the Art Gallery of New South Wales to select the exhibtion. The Salon has an excellent reputation and the criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation and cover themes such as contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and artist's responses to the landscape.


The Salon is now showing at Mornington Peninsual Regional Gallery, Victoria until 20 November. Please visit their website for more information: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery



image: NICK STATHOPOLOUS, Jenny Sages, (Jenny Sages, artist), oil on linen 

IMG 312427 February - 10 April, 2016 

This is the second exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery that presents the fascinating personal collections of leading contemporary artists including the collections of Tom Carment, Nicholas Harding, Guy Maestr & Idris Murphy.These collections provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and curiosities of artists.. Inspired by the artist collectors such as Picasso, who famously 'borrowed' objects from the Louvre, this exhibition allows visitors a glimpse into the private world of the artist.

image: Guy Maestri's Sydney apartment photo: Eve Wilson 

Guy-Warren-mother--child-195515 April - 29 May

To celebrate the milestone 95th birthday of artist Guy Warren in 2016, the S.H. Ervin Gallery is presenting an exhibition of works from the 1950s & 1960s, produced during his London years and soon after his return to Sydney, and his latest works which reveal how the artist's  obsession with emergence and submergence of the figure in relation to its background, the poetry of being that has been evident throughout his oeuvre to the present day. Curated by Barry Pearce, Emeritus curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW. 

image: GUY WARREN, Mother and child, 1955 

138 001611 DECEMBER 2015 - 21 FEBRUARY 2016

Destination Sydney brings together three Sydney public galleries - Manly Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery and S.H Ervin Gallery- in an innovative collaboration to present an exhibition of work responding to the exhibition's theme - the city of Sydney, which has long been a point of focus and convergence for many artists. The beauty of the city’s bush harbour foreshores, the quality of light and palpable sense of energy and movement within the city has provided the artists an ongoing inspiration and a wealth of rich source materials from which to draw. The artists featured at S.H Ervin Gallery - Cressida Campbell, Grace Cossington Smith and Margaret Preston - have all been inspired by their experiences of living and working in Sydney. Sydney city and its harbour have become central themes within their artistic vision.


 image: CRESSIDA CAMPBELL The Ebro 1987 woodblock, private collection, Sydney

John Olsen low res30 OCTOBER - 6 DECEMBER

Country & Western: landscape re-imagined is a comprehensive and inclusive landscape exhibition from the Perc Tucker Art Gallery,Townsville. Including works by leading artists including Paddy Bedford, Elisabeth Cummings, Tim Johnston, Emily Kngwarreye, Euan Macleod, Tracey Moffatt, Mandy Martin, John Olsen, William Robinson, Ginger Riley, Rover Thomas, John Wolseley and more, the exhibition brings into focus our evolving attitudes and perceptions of the national landscape over the past twenty-five years. Conceived and assembled by curator Gavin Wilson.


image: JOHN OLSEN Desert seedling, watercolour on paper (2008-10) Gold Coast City Gallery collection, gift of the artist under the Cultural Gifts Program 2012 

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