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Past Exhibitions


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. 

I am • Dagmar Cyrulla
13 October 2018 - 6 November 2018

In her forthcoming exhibition, Dagmar Cyrulla explores what it is to be human - the home rituals, the myriad of choices made, and moments had, incorporating a particular focus on the complex relationship women have with the virtual world.

Group Show - Newly Consigned Work • Gallery Artists
22 September 2018 - 11 October 2018

A vibrant exhibition featuring a range of new work to the gallery.

Boundless • Melinda Schawel
13 September 2018 - 16 September 2018

Following the presentation of her new series to an international audience at Art Central Hong Kong in March, 2018, Melinda Schawel showcases, 'Boundless', at Sydney Contemporary.

Flat earth theory • Bec Juniper
25 August 2018 - 19 September 2018

Australia is flat and so I paint it that way; this is where my work gets its meaning. The idiosyncratic and many times counter-intuitive process of interaction, between water and earth, and between elements across the horizontal surface of the canvas,

Harbour: Water in the Urban Environment • Judith White
1 August 2018 - 22 August 2018

Judith White’s exciting new series explores the notion of water in urban environments. Water in landscape has been a recurring theme for the artist and this show highlights its interaction with the landmarks and infrastructure of working harbours and ports,

Interiors • Rosemary Valadon
7 July 2018 - 30 July 2018

This much-awaited exhibition features recent major works of Rosemary Valadon’s private world, unveiling the interiors of the artist’s mind, guiding our eye through patterns, light and the rich colours of personal objects and furnishings in her creative space and studio.

From the Studio • Margaret Woodward
15 June 2018 - 4 July 2018

Wagner Contemporary has been offered a limited release of drawings and paintings from the artist's studio. This largely unseen collection of works, by one of Australia's highly respected female artists, presents a rare opportunity to overview Woodward's tremendous scope of work from different periods of her career.

Highland • Min-Woo Bang
19 May 2018 - 12 June 2018

Experiencing Min-Woo Bang's landscapes is like being immersed in nature and feeling its different states of change. In his new series, Highland, the viewer is invited to contemplate each work intimately through subtle pictorial devises.

Head On Photo Festival • Emma Hack
5 May 2018 - 15 May 2018

Featuring two new series by Emma Hack: 'Geometric' and 'Flight of Fancy' (painted installations).

Emma Hack is known for her photographs of painted human bodies that merge with patterned backgrounds, producing a chameleon-like camouflage effect.

Painted Black • Collectable artists
29 March 2018 - 30 April 2018

Black can be a very expressive colour for artists. Although often perceived as a tool for describing emotion, it is also used as a device for conveying light, building texture or creating density or space within the picture plane.

Rumpus Room • Nick Hall
1 March 2018 - 27 March 2018

Nick Hall’s new series, 'Rumpus Room', explores critical narratives of modern relationships between humans, and between humans and nature, depicting feelings of a yearning for control.