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Destination Sydney Re-Imagined

  • This event finished on 17 March 2019

1 exhibition, 3 galleries , 9 artists

The Visual Art Event of the Summer

7 December 2018 – 17 Match 2019

Destination Sydney: re-imagined is the second exhibition in a series of collaborations between three Sydney public galleries – Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and the S.H.Ervin Gallery. It follows in the footsteps of the jointly presented and highly successful collaborative exhibition project, Destination Sydney. Held over the summer of 2015-2016, Destination Sydney was an unprecedented in its achievement and showcased artworks responding to the theme of Sydney as a destination for creative endeavours.

Destination Sydney: re-imagined  returns to the subject of Sydney as a source of inspiration for so many artists, who have been drawn to its unrivalled landscapes. This exhibition presentsthe work of nine major Australian artists whose contributions have become synonymous with the landscape of Sydney. Featured artists include Ethel Carrick Fox, Adrian Feint & Ken Done (Manly Art Gallery & Museum), Roy de Maistre, Robert Klippel & Michael Johnson (Mosman Art Gallery) Jeffrey Smart, Nicholas Harding & Wendy Sharpe (S.H. Ervin Gallery).

Exhibition catalogue includes essays by writers including Scott Bevan, David Marr, Barry Pearce, Anna Johnson and many others.

Catalogue available for sale HERE

List of Works

Visit the exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum West Esplanade Reserve, Manly and Mosman Art Gallery  Art Gallery Way, Mosman



Sunday 10 February, 3pm

Lou Klepac, curatorDestination Sydney re-imaged, will discuss the concept behind the exhibition and the importance of the artists selected for the exhibition.

Sunday 24 February, 3pm

Join Destination Sydney re-imagined artist, Nicholas Harding in conversation with  Richard Morecroft.

Sunday 10 March, 3pm

Wendy Sharpe discusses her authentic response and rich use of colour for the urban environment where she lives.


Nick Galvin ‘Destination Sydney re-imagined: City celebrated in a cliche free zone‘ The Sydney Morning Herald 8 December

Gina Fairley ‘Three individual galleries unite for Sydney-inspired summer blockbuster‘ Arts Hub 7 December


The exhibition is supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation.



main image: NICHOLAS HARDING Central hall  2007 oil on Belgian linen Private Collection, Sydney

image:  JEFFREY SMART Cahill Expressway  1962 oil on plywood  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1963 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart

image: WENDY SHARPE Taylor Square 2014 oil on canvas  Private Collection, Sydney