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The captivating allure of Paris has intrigued Australian artists throughout our history and this exhibition focuses on 30 women artists who travelled there to study, paint, visit galleries, salons, and artists’ studios. Freed from the conventions of home, they immersed themselves in the rich cultural milieu of Paris. Including works by artists such as Bessie Davidson, Grace Crowley, Agnes Goddsir, Kathleen O’Connor, Constance Stokes & Margaret Olley the exhibition is drawn from public galleries across the country and private collections. Presented with the assistance of the Jolimont Foundation.

In 2018 the Gallery celebrates 40 years by presenting an exhibition of works by women artists from its collection to mark this important milestone. Featuring modernist women printmakers such as Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Ethleen Palmer, Vera Blackburn, Gladys Gibbons, Ailsa Lee Brown, Jessie Mackintosh, Eileen Mayo, Adelaide Perry & Ethel Spowers, and painters such as Ethel Carrick Fox, Clarice Beckett, Jessie Scarvell, Portia Geach and others.

The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection 12 May –  29 July 2018 The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H.Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and […]

3 August  – 7 October 2018 William Robinson AO is recognised as one of Australia’s most important contemporary landscape painters, celebrated in particular for his original and powerful approaches to depicting the Australian environment through a multi-dimensional viewpoint. For over five decades he has produced works of great originality and vision that have informed a […]

The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists. The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive prize is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for […]

1 exhibition I 3 galleries I 9 artists From 7 December 2018 Destination Sydney: Re-imaginings 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 […]