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Past Exhibitions


40/40 PROJECT • Annual Highlight
18 November 2017 - 13 December 2017

Min-Woo Bang, Dagmar Cyrulla, Melissa Egan, David Fairbairn, Sai-Wai Foo, Nick Hall, Mark Hislop, Marcella Kaspar, Deborah Marks, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Christopher Orchard, Nick Stathopoulos, Neil Taylor, Rosemary Valadon, Judith White, Jo Young.

14 Paintings from Dawn • Neil Taylor
21 October 2017 - 15 November 2017

For most of my painting life my abiding interest has been light - it's both the medium and the message of painting.

Painters are obsessed with beginnings and I'm starting on a series now of works now which show the beginnings of light.

More than just the daily dawn of the sun they show this in the most ancient and primaeval context : emerging from the ocean or casting light into the deep recesses of the forest.

Small Levitation | And exclusive Sydney Book Launch • Christopher Orchard
23 September 2017 - 18 October 2017

Christopher Orchard’s paintings and drawings contain the hall-marks of fine draughtsmanship in their composition, sure line and imaginative scope. The breadth and possibilities of meanings his work opens up, through narrative and technique, offer the viewer a multifaceted journey rather than any predictable outcome.  

Sydney Contemporary • Deborah Kelly | Christopher Orchard
7 September 2017 - 10 September 2017

I Wonder • Eleanor Millard
26 August 2017 - 19 September 2017

The work of Eleanor Millard is recognised for its haunting imagery and subtle blended forms of remote country and coastal Victorian landscapes. These ethereal places are also fragments of the artist’s memories of time past, inviting contemplation of another dimension and other-world.

Light + Considered Space • Birthday Exhibition | Part 2
16 August 2017 - 24 August 2017

The second show to celebrate the gallery's first year will focus on light and space, elements artists consider strongly when rendering or interpreting landscape.

Still Life + Impetuous Objects • Birthday Exhibition | Part 1
29 July 2017 - 14 August 2017

This exhibition brings together the subject of still life alongside personal and arbitrary objects which fascinate and infatuate artists.

More Than I Can Imagine • Bec Juniper
1 July 2017 - 26 July 2017

In this most recent body of work, Bec Juniper relates to the remote Western Australian landscape as distinctively feminine, despite many of the area’s activities, such as mining and fishing, being traditionally associated with a masculine gender. Drawn to the desert and open spaces in a meditative way, Juniper uses intuition, employing different techniques with a buffet of natural materials from oxides and ochres.

New paintings inspired by the wild, natural landscape • Celia Perceval
3 June 2017 - 28 June 2017

Celia Perceval paints a sense of the  Australian landscape bursting into life and, at times, these new paintings seem almost overwhelmed by the intensity of their subject matter. Yet these works are less about the precise subject, the depiction of bush and birds, and more about the artist's love of paint. With a preference for painting plein air, Perceval's work is always a direct response to her surrounds. 

"While my work is expressionistic and you can make out the narrative, I paint in abstraction, it flows through me. This is a conscious process despite its seemingly meditative approach”, states Perceval.

Ikara Country • Kerry McInnis
29 April 2017 - 24 May 2017

Kerry McInnis: "My latest body of work continues my efforts to evoke the landscape as the compelling entity that I perceive. It is an uncomfortable - sometimes disturbing, always engrossing - immersion into space." 

Beyond • Jinx Nolan
1 April 2017 - 26 April 2017

Nolan's landscapes are characterised by space, the vastness and emptiness of the Australian outback and the endless stretch of its eastern coastline.

A Collector's Space • Margaret Woodward
11 March 2017 - 12 March 2017

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a selection of striking paintings and drawings by award winning artist, Margaret Woodward, presented in the context of a contemporary living space.

Higher Ground • Melinda Schawel
4 March 2017 - 29 March 2017

Melinda Schawel’s mark-making represents a personal and emotional response to phenomena occurring in nature, as well as a mediation on the nature of paper and its aesthetic and physical properties.

Summer Show • gallery artists
25 January 2017 - 1 March 2017

An exhibition featuring a vibrant summer selection of paintings from some of our best-known and emerging artists.

40/40 Project • Annual highlight
17 January 2017 - 24 January 2017

Wagner Contemporary is proud to present the 40/40 Project - the gallery's annual exhibition of small works by selected artists. The gallery's newly opened space in Paddington will play host to this exhibition of works, small in dimension and grand in vision. Guest artists include


12 December 2016 - 22 December 2016

Hart's abstractions and shifting forms mirror the changeable nature of human experience.