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Past Exhibitions


Untitled (W) • Al Poulet
6 June 2020 - 24 June 2020

Al Poulet paints with the urgency of a young artist. “I struggle to look at a work of mine from a week ago, because I think ‘that’s old and I can already do better’,” he explains.

Human: All Too Human • Group Show
9 May 2020 - 31 May 2020

This exhibition features artists who examine the psychology of the human condition and reveal - or subtly suggest - deeper-level emotions and feelings which lie beneath the surface of behaviour and experience.

In Your Dreams • Melissa Egan
18 April 2020 - 6 May 2020

This April, celebrated artist, Melissa Egan, returns to Wagner Contemporary with her highly anticipated new body of work, "In Your Dreams". Each day, according to Egan, the bushland at her doorstep "sets the stage for something unexpected to happen."

Ghost Flowers and Zombie Plants • Mark Hislop
28 March 2020 - 16 April 2020

The paintings in Mark Hislop's new series, "Ghost Flowers and Zombie Plants", are created on large acrylic sheets. Using delicate washes of colour, botanical forms evolve with stunning clarity and brilliance.

40/40 Project • Group Show
5 March 2020 - 25 March 2020

This group exhibition of paintings, each 40 x 40cm in size, showcases a cross-section of critical ideas and narratives as artists embrace a uniform small-format canvas. 

The Summer Show • Group Show
21 January 2020 - 28 February 2020

Our annual Summer Show is a vibrant and diverse exhibition, featuring a range of new work to the gallery. 


Spring • Celia Perceval
16 November 2019 - 4 December 2019

As much as we might feel that the landscapes and water ways of Australia’s coastal regions are familiar to us, and hold little potential for surprise, Celia Perceval’s paintings prove that they remain places full of mystery and wonder.

Solitude • Melinda Schawel
26 October 2019 - 13 November 2019

This new body of work reflects the artist’s continued exploration into the materiality of paper and physicality of the creative process, while paying homage to the awe inspiring power of nature.

New Paintings and Sculpture: Featuring Sai-Wai Foo • Group Show
28 September 2019 - 23 October 2019
Sydney Contemporary 2019 • Nick Hall, Al Poulet & Sai-Wai Foo
12 September 2019 - 15 September 2019

Wagner Contemporary is thrilled to be presenting Nick Hall, Al Poulet and Sai-Wai Foo at this year’s Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. Holding true to both the name of the fair and the gallery, the artists will be showcasing works that are utterly contemporary in their essence and impact.

Shadows of Desire • Rosemary Valadon
31 August 2019 - 25 September 2019

In recent work, Rosemary Valadon re-engages the still life tradition and the shadows cast by gender roles and stereotypes that upset the easy search for domestic bliss.

23 August 2019 - 27 August 2019

Wagner Contemporary will be presenting a very short and very special preview of Nick Hall before Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.

Farewell, Whiskers Creek • Kerry McInnis
2 August 2019 - 22 August 2019

Kerry McInnis's new work focuses on an unassuming small waterway, Whiskers Creek, that makes its way through the hills of Carwoola, in the Canberra region, emptying its scant water into the Molongo River.

20 July 2019 - 31 July 2019

An exhibition of collectable art sourced from private collections around Australia.

Driftless - Paintings of Stone and Mist • Neil Taylor
21 June 2019 - 17 July 2019

In his new exhibition, Neil Taylor focuses on the sandstone cliffs and valleys of the Blue Mountains. When Charles Darwin first laid eyes on the massive cliffs of the Blue Mountains in 1836, he was deeply impressed by their ability to convey a window

Suspended • Christopher Orchard
23 May 2019 - 19 June 2019

Christopher Orchard's new body of work makes reference to the act of reading, or to the elevated feeling of suspension experienced when reading and absorbing text and images during a space of time. A kind of transcendence.