Past, Present and Upcoming Exhibitions

Current Exhibition

Goodbye Glebe

Goodbye Glebe

After more than five amazing years in Glebe it is with mixed emotions that we announce Salerno Gallery will be moving to a new space. Glebe has been absolutely wonderful […]

  • Tarkine in Motion

    Tarkine in Motion

    28th April – 24th May, 2015
    Opening Night: Monday 11th of May, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    In April 2015, 70 artists spent three days in the wild with one goal: capture the Tarkine and spread a message to the world to protect the threatened wilderness.

  • 2015 Summer holidays

    2015 Summer holidays

    It’s summer so we’re making the most of it! Some exciting 2015 developments will be announced when we return, so please keep an eye out on our website, facebook page […]

  • Mis en Scene by Patrick Hromas

    Mis en Scene by Patrick Hromas

    5th – 17th January, 2015
    Opening Night: Thursday 8th of January 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Patrick Hromas presents a solo exhibition of painted work thematically binding three disparate ideas.

  • Carnival by the Cache Collective

    Carnival by the Cache Collective

    8th – 24th December, 2014
    Opening Night: Saturday 13th of December 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Cache Collective’s second Salerno Gallery show, visually celebrating the exquisite multinational historical wonder of the Carnival.

  • A Touch of Red – Australian Society of Miniature Art

    A Touch of Red – Australian Society of Miniature Art

    18th – 30th November, 2014
    Opening Night: Saturday 22nd of November 3.30pm – 5.30pm
    The Australian Society of Miniature Art presents it’s annual exhibition of miniature art work.

  • AT LAST by Simon Lovelace

    AT LAST by Simon Lovelace

    5th – 14th September, 2014
    Opening Night: Friday 5th of September,  6.00 – 9.00pm
    Simon Lovelace return to Salerno Gallery with his explosive brand of painted works on canvas and wooden board.

  • Schematic Duopolist – Clay Smith

    Schematic Duopolist – Clay Smith

    22nd September – 12th October, 2014
    Opening Night: Saturday 27th of September, 3.30 – 5.30pm
    This new exhibition offers two entirely different and remarkable series from Clay’s oeuvre.



    29th August – 3rd September, 2014
    Motorik is celebrating 3 years on the dance floor, with a retrospective exhibition that dares to capture the essence of MTK… in full, eye-popping definition.

  • Fluid Moments

    Fluid Moments

    28th July – 10th August, 2014
    Opening Night: Wednesday 30th of July, 6.00 – 8.00pm
    A group exhibition in Glass, Print Media, Jewellery & Ceramics.

  • ‘Harbour City Tones and Colours’ Art and Music by Elisabeth Kelvin

    ‘Harbour City Tones and Colours’ Art and Music by Elisabeth Kelvin

    12th – 23rd August, 2014
    Opening Night: Friday 15th of August,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    Elisabeth’s aural and visual art is informed by her professional experience of music performance and composition.

  • ‘Fences’ by Phillip Briant

    ‘Fences’ by Phillip Briant

    17th – 27th July, 2014
    Opening Night: Saturday 19th of July,  2.00 – 5.00pm
    This series of paintings poetically represents the many kinds of fences that subdivide the continent we live on, excluding some people and protecting others.

  • Australian Rules – Optiv101 Fine Arts NZ

    Australian Rules – Optiv101 Fine Arts NZ

    11th June – 21st June, 2014
    A New Zealand artist collective has taken on the challenge of exploring themes intertwined with cross cultural identities and relationship of Australia and New Zealand.

  • ‘The People of Kenya’ by Patrick Kinuthia

    ‘The People of Kenya’ by Patrick Kinuthia

    24th June – 6th July, 2014
    Opening Night: Friday 27th of June,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    This portrait exhibition brings together the vibrant painted work of Kenyan artist Patrick Kinuthia who has been working from his Nairobi studio for over 20 years.

  • The Wilderness Society NSW – Battle to Protect Nature

    The Wilderness Society NSW – Battle to Protect Nature

    28th April – 11th May, 2014
    Fundraiser Night: Thursday 8th of May,  6.00 – 11.00pm
    A photography exhibition showing the courage & tenacity of people on the front line protecting Northern NSW State Forests.

  • ‘George & Rita’ by Amoi Salakas

    ‘George & Rita’ by Amoi Salakas

    13th – 25th May, 2014
    Opening Night: Thursday 15th of May,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    In conjunction with Head On Photo Festival Sydney, photographer Amoi Salakas presents an intensely personal exhibition about family and loss.

  • ‘Reality Check – Vienna Revisited’ by Christoph Mueller

    ‘Reality Check – Vienna Revisited’ by Christoph Mueller

    27th May – 7th June, 2014
    Opening Night: Saturday 31st of May,  4.00 – 6.00pm
    A photography exhibition reflecting the deep and emotional picture of what Vienna still means to the photographer.

  • “Dichotomy” by Thomas Marcusson

    “Dichotomy” by Thomas Marcusson

    8th – 20th April, 2014
    Opening Night: Thursday 10th of April,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    Thomas Marcusson is an artist who experiments with a range of different media; from photography, sculpture, installation, video and online.

  • “Down the Rabbit Hole” by Sal Higgens

    “Down the Rabbit Hole” by Sal Higgens

    4th – 23rd March, 2014
    Opening Night: Thursday 6th of March,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    Sal Higgens’ vivid painted work collages found images from discarded nursery rhyme books, redrawing them and repeating creating new narratives

  • Marfa: Texas by Jules McCue

    Marfa: Texas by Jules McCue

    25th March – 6th April, 2014
    Opening Night: Wednesday 26th of February, 6.00 – 8.00pm
    An exhibition of paintings and video work by Jules McCue that grew out of an inspiring train trip from Los Angeles to Marfa.

  • WARRIOR by Caroline McGregor

    WARRIOR by Caroline McGregor

    10th – 23rd February, 2014
    Opening Night: Saturday 15th of February,  4.00 – 6.00pm
    Caroline McGregor’s work began as a cry for public recognition of the effort our young men and women risking their lives on the other side of the world

  • “Life Remixed” by April White

    “Life Remixed” by April White

    25th February – 3rd March, 2014
    Opening Night: Tuesday 25th of February, 6.00 – 8.00pm
    April White presents a new series of surreal portrait paintings shown alongside new media works demonstrating a dramatic shift in style and technique

  • “What are you looking at?”

    “What are you looking at?”

    18th November – 1st December, 2013
    Opening Night: Thursday 21st of November,  6.30 – 9.00pm
    Michael Rossiter’s highly complex & unique neo-surrealist imagery create seemingly naive & utopian landscapes that manifest a deeper & often darker undertone

  • “Barbeque” by Roxanne Lillis

    “Barbeque” by Roxanne Lillis

    3rd – 15th December, 2013
    Opening: Sat 7th of December, 4-6pm
    Roxanne Lillissolo exhibition entitledBarbeque reflects on recent bush fires that threatened her family home and memories, questioning the vision and purpose of her painting.

  • “Fugitive Space” – Samantha Edwards

    “Fugitive Space” – Samantha Edwards

    16th – 24th December, 2013
    Opening: Sat 21st of December from 4pm
    Samantha Edwards’ digital media works are an exploration centred on how graffiti reshapes and transforms liminal realms to reveal a multi-temporal articulation of place.

  • In Pursuit of the Sublime

    In Pursuit of the Sublime

    22nd October – 3rd November, 2013
    Opening: Saturday 26th of October, from 4.00pm.
    Catherine Ward and Hank Spirek’s painted work develop the concept of the sublime through a for the aesthetic quality in nature distinct from its beauty.

  • Gion


    5th – 17th November, 2013
    Opening: Thurs 7th of November, 6-8pm
    Richard Claremont’s solo exhibition for 2013, “Gion” is based on a 24 hour layover in Kyoto. His paintings explore an outsiders perspective of a mystical overlap between contemporary and traditional Japan

  • The Joy of Painting

    The Joy of Painting

    8th – 20th October, 2013
    Opening Reception: Saturday 12th of October,  4.00 – 6.00pm
    Group show by Helen Barnett, Kathy O’Shannessy, Felicity Unwin, Gwyn Tosi, Anne Cockle expressing personal painted responses to artist expeditions.

  • The Faces of You

    The Faces of You

    23rd September – 6th October, 2013
    Opening Night: Thursday 26th of September,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    Salleigh Olsen‘s 2013 exhibition ‘The Faces of You’ represents a series of female individuals and the connection they have with the creator.



    9th – 22nd September, 2013
    Opening Night: Thursday 12th of September,  6.30 – 9.00pm
    Poncho Army creates a unique narrative exploring a range of social contrasts through 13 striking limited edition screen prints completed in her trademark aesthetic



    8th – 25th August, 2013
    Opening Night: Thursday 8th of August,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    Phil Aston Williams‘ 2013 solo exhibition nature/human/nature, uniquely explores both figuration and abstraction via his own exciting brand of expressive painted works.

  • Night Studies: Seeing Home

    Night Studies: Seeing Home

    27th August – 7th September, 2013
    Opening Night: Tuesday 27th of August,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    Anne Numont invites us to meditate on place, time and the intimacy of drawing as local landscapes transmute into archetypal imagery.

  • Assemble


    16th – 28th July, 2013
    Opening Night: Thursday 18th of July,  6.00 – 8.00pm
    Four artists explore the traditional artistic elements of form and colour in combination with non-traditional materials and processes.

  • Chasin’ the Demon

    Chasin’ the Demon

    18th – 23rd June, 2013
    Opening Night: Wednesday 19th of June, 7.00 – 9.00pm
    Chasin’ the Demon profiles the visual identities of seven emerging Sydney illustrators as they explore concepts of the dark and macabre.

  • The Trilogist

    The Trilogist

    24th June – 14th July, 2013
    Opening Night: Saturday 29th of June, 6.30 – 9.00pm
    Clay Smith’s art touches on nouveau illustrative aesthetics ingrained with underground sensibilities, wrapped up in a lampooning pasquinade.

  • Simon Lovelace’s “Crush it and Snort it”

    Simon Lovelace’s “Crush it and Snort it”

    12th – 16th June, 2013
    Opening Night: Thursday 13th of June, 6.00 – 8.00pm
    Simon Lovelace’s new solo show at Salerno Gallery sees him continue with his satyrical re-contextualised works on vintage book covers.

  • Surely you Gesture

    Surely you Gesture

    21st May – 8th June, 2013
    Opening Night: Thursday 23rd of May, 6.00 – 8.00pm
    Seven artists bring together a range of attitudes and approaches within the abstract tradition, investigating their own individual concepts exploring “gesture”.

  • Ignorance verses Confidence

    Ignorance verses Confidence

    29th April – 19th May, 2013
    Opening Night: Monday 29th of April, 6.00 – 8.00pm
    Ross Howard brings together a selection of contemporary works on paper done in acrylic, gauche and mixed media.

  • Recollections Group Show

    Recollections Group Show

    19th – 30th March, 2013
    Opening Night: Thursday 21st of March, 6.00 – 8.00pm
    A collective of 5 artists exploring memory landscapes and the influence of the past on our present lives through the use of painting, drawing, sculpture & printmaking.

  • Techknotopia


    1st – 14th April, 2013
    Opening Night: Saturday 6th of April, 6.30 – 9.00pm
    Cache Collective examine our constantly connected culture and its impact on our daily habits as communicators and consumers.

  • Lisa Tomasetti – Australian Ballet on the International Stage

    Lisa Tomasetti – Australian Ballet on the International Stage

    14th – 28th April, 2013
    Opening Night: Sunday 14th of April, 6.00 – 8.00pm
    Lisa Tomasetti presents photographs of the Australian Ballet taken on their tours to Tokyo, Paris and New York City.

  • Face Apart 2

    Face Apart 2

    15th February – 2nd March, 2013
    Opening Night:
    Friday 16th February, 6.00 – 8.00pm

    Face Apart returns this year with an exciting array of stylistically and thematically varied contemporary portraiture by Sydney artists.

  • Paintings from Punchbowl and Belmore – Peter Rudd

    Paintings from Punchbowl and Belmore – Peter Rudd

    11th – 22nd December, 2012
    Opening Night: 
    Tuesday 11th December 6.00 – 8.00pm

    Peter Rudd‘s paintings explore the distinctive shapes, colours and patterns of the suburban environment of Western Sydney in which he lives.

  • Humourless Tumours – Hendrik Gericke

    Humourless Tumours – Hendrik Gericke

    26th November – 9th December, 2012
    Opening Night: 
    Thursday 29th November 6.00 – 8.00pm

    South African born Hendrik Gericke’s first solo exhibition in Australia exploring social and cultural issues through the use of surreal organic forms.

  • On the Face of it and other body parts – Hank Spirek

    On the Face of it and other body parts – Hank Spirek

    6th – 24th November, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Saturday 10th November 2.00 – 5.00pm

    Hank Spirek’s new solo show brings together painted and sculptural work that explore facial and torso expressions, measuring the human state of disorder.

  • Katabasis: Come on Down – Sal Higgens

    Katabasis: Come on Down – Sal Higgens

    15th October – 4th November, 2012
    Opening Night: 
    Thursday 18th of October 6.00 – 8.00pm

    Sal Higgens invites us to glimpse the ecstasy, anguish and terror of the underworld; populated by chimerical female beings, sentinels at the gateway, they exude otherworldliness.

  • Between The Lines But With The Cracks – Maureen Cahill

    Between The Lines But With The Cracks – Maureen Cahill

    27th September – 14th October, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 27th of September 6.00 – 8.00pm

    Maureen Cahill’s unique glass art work references the dichotomy of social evolution & revolution in context to current topical issues in society and it’s values.

  • GLORY BOX by tenmoregirls

    GLORY BOX by tenmoregirls

    27th August – 8th September, 2012
    Opening Night: 
    Monday 27th of August 6.00 – 8.00pm

    The tenmoregirls collective returns for the 5th consecutive year, presenting GLORY BOX, a new challenging exhibition of contemporary jewellery & objects.

  • New Tracks

    New Tracks

    10th – 23rd September, 2012
    Opening Night: 
    Wednesday 12th of September 6.00 – 8.00pm

    Over 120 participants will be contributing to the collaborative works in New Tracks. Images exploring collective identity, experience & the common-place.

  • Open Byte Printmakers present “Vice”

    Open Byte Printmakers present “Vice”

    7th – 26th August, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Saturday 11th of August 3.30pm – 5pm
    20 artists from the Open Bite Printmakers collective produce works on paper responding to the theme of Vice.

  • Aphelion – Alan Somerville

    Aphelion – Alan Somerville

    19th July – 4th August, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 19th of July 6.00 – 8.00pm

    Salerno Gallery proudly brings together new and never previously exhibited drawings and sculptures from iconic Modernist Alan Somerville.

  • Trimorphism – Clay Smith

    Trimorphism – Clay Smith

    25th June – 15th July, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Saturday 30th of June 6.30pm – 9pm
    Clay Smith takes over Salerno Gallery for his new 2012 solo show of unique satirical painted work entitled Trimorphism.

  • Free Range – Jason Christopher

    Free Range – Jason Christopher

    24th May – 16th June, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 24th of April 6.00 – 8.30pm
    Following his recent success as a finalist in the 2012 Wynne Prize, Jason brings together work that comments on the synergy that exists between our culture and the mechanised world.

  • Robyn Kennedy – Of Night and the Light

    Robyn Kennedy – Of Night and the Light

    1st – 20th May, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Wednesday 2nd May 6:00 – 8:30pm
    Robyn Kennedy
    brings together a body of original mixed media work featuring beautifully layered imagery and intricate embellishments.

  • Peregrine – Anton Pulvirenti

    Peregrine – Anton Pulvirenti

    5th – 28th April, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 5th of April 6.00 – 8.00pm
    Following the sell-out success of Lagomorpha  in 2011, Anton Pulvirenti returns to Salerno Gallery for his first solo show of 2012 entitled Peregrine.

  • April White – Undertones

    April White – Undertones

    19th March – 1st April, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Friday, 23rd March from 6pm until 8pm.
    Undertones is a solo exhibition of unique clay board figurative artwork by Sydney based artist April White.

  • There and Here – Christine Webb

    There and Here – Christine Webb

    6th – 8th March, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 8th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm

    An exhibition of uniquely colourful and vivid still-life paintings by Sydney based artist Christine Webb

  • Face Apart

    Face Apart

    16th February – 3rd March, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 16th February, 6.30 – 8.30pm

    An exhibition of stylistically and thematically varied contemporary portraiture by five Sydney artists.

  • On Film

    On Film

    24th January – 11th February, 2012
    Opening Night:
    Tuesday 24 January, 6.30 – 8.30pm

    A group exhibition of selected photographic works by four unique Sydney film photographers.

  • Street to Sky

    Street to Sky

    6th – 23rd December, 2011
    Opening Night:
    Friday 9th December, 6 – 8pm

    A group exhibition of painted and photographic works based on themes of the natural and urban environment.

  • Beach Baby

    Beach Baby

    15th November – 3rd December, 2011
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 17th November, 6.30 – 8.30pm

    Salerno Gallery presents a group exhibition of painted and sculptural works exploring iconic Australian beach culture.

  • 10 girls. 10 colours.

    10 girls. 10 colours.

    18th October – 6th November, 2011
    Opening Night:
    Tuesday 18th of October 6.00pm

    The tenmoregirls collective are back again in 2011 with another electrifying exhibition of exciting and unique contemporary jewellery and objects.

  • Sagacity – Alan Somerville

    Sagacity – Alan Somerville

    20th September – 15th October, 2011
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 22nd of September 6.30 – 8.30pm

    Salerno gallery is proud to present the works of one of Australia’s foremost artists, a true Master sculptor, Alan Somerville.

  • Simon Lovelace – NOICON

    Simon Lovelace – NOICON

    18th August– 3rd September, 2011
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 18th of August, 6 – 8pm
    Salerno Gallery presents a new multi discipline exhibition by Sydney based artist Simon Lovelace which includes sculpture, installation, screen printing and painting.

  • Ghasan Saaid – Antithesis

    Ghasan Saaid – Antithesis

    5th July – 6th August, 2011
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 7th of July, 6:00 – 8:00pm

    Salerno Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of vivid, colourful and expressive painted works by Ghasan Saaid.

  • Clay Smith – Solo

    Clay Smith – Solo

    20th June – 3rd July, 2011
    Clay Smith takes over Salerno Gallery exhibiting four new series of works over two weeks.

    Week 1 –  The Warmongering Bunnies.
    Week 2 – Pan’s Shibari.

  • Show of Care – Jan Howlin

    Show of Care – Jan Howlin

    24th May – 11th June, 2011
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 26th of May 6 – 8pm

    Salerno Gallery presents “Show of Care”, a solo exhibition of ceramic works by Sydney based artist Jan Howlin.

  • Autumn Showcase

    Autumn Showcase

    5 – 21st April, 2011
    Salerno Gallery is proud to showcase an eclectic group show of selected figurative artworks from Sydney based artists including; Alan Somerville, Ghasan Saaid, Kate King, Anton Pulvirenti and Marcus Dillon.

  • Lagomorpha – Anton Pulvirenti

    Lagomorpha – Anton Pulvirenti

    22nd February – 26th March, 2011
    Opening Night:
    Thursday 24th of February 6 – 8pm

    Salerno Gallery is proud to present “Lagomorpha”, a solo exhibition of emotionally charged illustrated works by Australian artist Anton Pulvirenti.

  • Australian Investment Art

    Australian Investment Art

    22nd November – 12th December 2010 Archers Auctions is bringing together a constantly changing curated exhibition sale of over 5 million dollars worth of varied artistic works from established artist […]

  • Silvertales


    9th – 21st November 2010 The Workshop Arts Centre was established with the aim to encourage and develop individual contemporary and challenging work in all fields of artistic expression. “Silvertales” […]

  • Metal and Paper

    Metal and Paper

    26th October – 6th November 2010 As architects and artists, Jon and Tanya Crothers have worked together on various projects and exhibitions during the last 20 years. They are interested […]

  • Scrabble Cheats & Other Misdemeanours

    Scrabble Cheats & Other Misdemeanours

    14th – 19th September 2010 This exhibition represents an important new collection of Eris Fleming‘s work. One of the most quintessentially Australian artists; this latest collection reflects Eris’ seemingly innate […]

  • Vietnam Propaganda Art Posters

    Vietnam Propaganda Art Posters

    16th – 21st February 2010 “The mid 1960s to mid 1990s were the golden age of Vietnamese propaganda posters, although continuing to this day. This period coincides with the American […]

  • Urban Wetlands

    Urban Wetlands

    17th – 29th November 2009 Frances Temple Sebesta The subject of this exhibition is drawn from three aspects of the urban landscape. The first concerns the Melaleuca trees that proliferate […]

  • Northern Expressions

    Northern Expressions

    26th October – 1st November 2009 Northern Expressions is a collective of Sydney artists who help each other market, sell and promote their art work, sharing knowledge and resources amongst […]

  • Tevita Havea

    Tevita Havea

    15th September – 24th October 2009 Come and see the long awaited solo exhibition of new works and installation by Tevita Havea. Awarded International New Talent for 2009 by Urban […]

  • Favela – Nicholas Broughton

    Favela – Nicholas Broughton

    1st – 13th September 2009 Artists are often obsessive about their particular discipline and none more so than Nicholas Broughton who considers a day without painting or sculpting to be […]

  • Inner City Clayworkers

    Inner City Clayworkers

    14th – 26th July 2009 Inner City Clayworkers bring their Past & Present exhibition to GIG Gallery, showing a wide range of work, celebrating the Australian Ceramics Triennale, in Sydney […]