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10 Sydney galleries to help grow your art collection

By Pillinger

There is something quite special about a striking piece of art — whether that’s a fine art or contemporary piece. And a home filled with a collection can bring joy to you and your visitors, providing an interesting conversation prompt, every time.

So, when you’re curating your art collection, where do you go?

Thankfully, there are many independent galleries around Sydney. All of which have art both on display and for sale. So, whether you’re looking for your favourite, well-known name or an up-and-coming talent, here are 10 Sydney galleries that will help you create an impressive feature throughout your home.


This leading contemporary commercial gallery showcases a diverse range of established and emerging artists. Founded in 2005 by Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf, you’ll find works from the likes of Tony Albert, Sydney Ball Estate, Linda Lee, Angela Tiatia and more. So go, take a look at one of their striking exhibitions at the Sydney gallery

You can find Sullivan & Strumpf at 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland.

Darren Knight Gallery

Located in Waterloo, Sydney, after relocating from Melbourne in 1997, the Darren Knight Gallery focuses on long-term representation. This allows them to regularly showcase solo and group exhibitions, and ensures that you can be confident in what you’ll find there.

You can find Darren Knight Gallery at 840 Elizabeth St, Waterloo

Roslyn Oxley9

Since 1982, this Paddington gallery by Rosyln and Tony Oxley has been supporting contemporary art. Supporting and fostering the careers of some of our most influential artists like Tracey Mofatt, David Noonan, Fiona Hall, Patricia Piccinini, Bill Henson and Dale Frank.

You can find Rosyln Oxley9 at 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington.

Arthouse Gallery

Since its beginnings in 1994, the Arthouse Gallery has become synonymous with exciting, innovative art from emerging and established artists. Founded by Ali and Diana Yeldham, you can visit the many eye-catching exhibitions or book a private appointment. They can even bring art to you with their unique “Art to you” feature. But, if you’d rather see it on display, visit the Arthouse Gallery at 66 McLachlan Avenue, Darlinghurst.

Olsen Gallery Woollahra

With a broad spectrum of Australian and international art, they have a space here in Sydney and in the lively lower east side of New York. This enables founder Tim Olsen to draw on international partnerships to ensure you can find the very best in contemporary art for your home. The gallery’s stable is Australia’s most esteemed Australian living artist, John Olsen, who stages critically acclaimed exhibitions right here.

You can find Olsen Gallery at 74 Queen Street, Woollahra.

White Rabbit Gallery

This huge space is dedicated to one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art. Owned by Judith Nelson, the gallery can be found in the old 1940s Rolls Royce service depot. And, with its own street-level Tea House, it provides the perfect place to relax, meander and enjoy some truly marvelous works of art.

You can find White Rabbit Gallery at 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale.

Gannon House Gallery

Here you’ll find one of the largest and unique collections of Aboriginal art in Australia. Working with artists from communities in Central and Western Desert and Arnhem Land for over 30 years, the gallery focuses on indigenous art and artifacts. As well as some contemporary Australian artists who are known for their ability to capture the natural Australian world.

You can find Gannon House Gallery at 45 Argyle Street, The Rocks.

Liverpool Street Gallery

Located in East Sydney, this commercial gallery was established in 2003 by James Erskine and the space designed by architect George Hatzisavas. Here you’ll find a collection of contemporary painting and sculpture by established and emerging artists like John Beard, Amelia Carroll, Nick Collerson, Virginia Coventry and more.

You can find Liverpool Street Gallery at 234A Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst.

Frances Keevil

This online gallery has been created by Frances Keevil, formally the co-founder of Francis Keevil Gallery in Bay Village, Double Bay. It’s an online platform that supports regular art exhibitions and solo shows at Studio W in Woolloomooloo. Plus, as a professional framer, you can order custom-made frames for each piece of art you curate.

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

Established in 2008, this philanthropic enterprise was created by Dr Gene Sherman. It presents work from internationally renowned artists from Australia, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. Here you’ll find a large five-part complex with a large exhibition area, a mini ‘out-site’ space, theatre annexe, courtyard Garden and an artist residing in the contemporary cottage — all with incredible art pieces on display.

You can find the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) at 16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington.