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Past Exhibitions


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.

Pop Up 4-Day Exhibition • Chris Antico
16 May 2019 - 21 May 2019
Abstraction : The Feeling of Being Inisde • Genevieve Carroll, Al Poulet, Minnie Pwerle & Judith White
13 April 2019 - 14 May 2019

With every mark, dab and daub, the artists in Wagner Contemporary's exhibition, 'The Feeling of Being Inside', express the ineffable, the tangible, and the transcendent.

Being Home • Eleanor Millard
21 March 2019 - 11 April 2019

Eleanor Millard's new series captures memories and imaginings of the coastal landscape of Victoria. Hazy seaside cottages and faint structures

Dickheads + Demons • Nigel Sense
1 March 2019 - 21 March 2019

For his debut show with Wagner Contemporary, Nigel Sense invokes the everyday and the fantastical in a suite of paintings that revisit one of the artist’s favourite subjects, the working lives of Australian blokes,

Summer Exhibition • Gallery Artists
12 January 2019 - 26 February 2019

An exhibition featuring an impressive range of new work from some of the gallery's established and early-career artists. We also invite you to


40/40 PROJECT • Gallery and guest artists
8 December 2018 - 22 December 2018

Wagner Contemporary is proud to present the 40/40 Project - our annual exhibition of small works by gallery and guest artists. 

Light • Melissa Egan
10 November 2018 - 3 December 2018

Melissa Egan’s new works contain the charming and whimsical story-tale imagery for which she is well-known and celebrated. Her narratives evoke a particular emotive experience or event and her characters are full of personality.