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Critical Elements

...navigating the creativity of being

untethered fibre artists inc.

23 November - 16 December

​Opening Night: Wednesday 23 November 6pm - 8pm


untethered fibre artists inc. aims to extend the viewer language of textile and fibre art and to elicit personal thoughts and journeys through contemporary, innovative and expertly crafted works.


Each artwork rephrases assumptions and reflects the diversity in approach to artmaking, through the vocabulary of fibre. Artworks are a mix of new and previously exhibited works from untethered fibre artists, in varying sizes and configurations, curated as an interrelated exhibition.

Pamela de Groot, First You Must Burn, 2019, Merino wool, wire, cotton thread, felting, machine embroidery, 80 x 80 x 40cm. Photo by Janet Tavener

Moving from Dark to Light


26 October - 19 Novembe


A new body of work developed from the wish to create beauty from the difficulties of a painful childhood using an experimental way of painting. Kirana Haag seeks to transfer grief and past trauma into a healed, love-filled and warm experience, wishing to become part of the natural movement from dark to light.

Kirana Haag, The words of our love fall softly between us, 2021, mixed media on linen, 80 x 110 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
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I See: You See


26 October - 19 November


This exhibition showcases an innovative print exchange between Open Bite Printmakers and the Southern Highland Printmakers. Each artist has created two unique prints: one reflecting their own practice and interests and a second responding to another artist’s work.

Monica Chivas, This Way and That (detail), 2020, aluminium etching. Image courtesy of the artist

UNCOVERED: Northwood, Lloyd Rees and Beyond

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios in partnership with Macquarie University Art Gallery


Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios

14 September – 22 October 2022

Exhibition Opening Thursday 15th September 6 - 8pm


Macquarie University Art Gallery

12 September – 21 October 2022

Exhibition Opening Wednesday 14th September 6 - 8pm


UNCOVERED: Northwood, Lloyd Rees and Beyond features an exciting and unexpected new discovery, a rare collection of life drawings by renowned Australian artist Lloyd Rees now held in the Macquarie University Art Collection. Shown to the public for the first time, the drawings pertain to the celebrated Northwood sketch club Rees attended every Thursday evening at the Santry’s house that was situated nearby. 


Rediscovered in Rees’ Northwood studio in 2019, the drawings will be displayed alongside several unfinished paintings produced by Rees, John Santry, Helen Stewart and Roland Wakelin that capture the atmosphere and mood of the period. Also included will be  a selection of paintings held in private collections by other Northwood group members that illustrate their relationship and connection to the locale, as well as the similarities and differences in their subjects and painterly styles.


In addition, contemporary artist Brendan Kelly has created a series of new works in response to the Northwood group. Kelly’s responses to site, places, buildings and topics frequented and favoured by these artists interweave a rich narrative ebbed with the tones and textures of history where the past meets the present.

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26th August - 10th September

The annual Lane Cove Art awards exhibition featuring works across various mediums, administered by Lane Cove Art Society and supported by Lane Cove Council. A Lane Cove Council event.


Opening Night 26th August 6-8pm

Image: Cilla Davis




16th August - 20th August

A Lane Cove Public School K-6 student exhibition. Organised by the school management.


Opening Night: Tuesday 16th August 5.30-7.30pm

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios students, teachers and friends of the gallery exhibition

9-13  August 2022

A mixed media group show of positive affirmation, restoration and renewal by Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios’ community of resident artists, teachers and students.

Opening Night: Tuesday 9th August 5.30-7.30pm

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Image: Lisa Carrett Silver Deity in the Night,

Oil on Canvas, 71cm 100cm

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My Happy Place

Eve VonWiller Childrens Art Awards 2022

9-13  August 2022

The Eve Vonwiller childrens Art Awards have been run annually by Centrehouse (Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios since 2016) as part of Lane Cove's Cameraygal Festival* since 1995

The Awards promote, support, and recognise the creative talents of young people in the Sydney area and provide opportunities for the development of their talents through associated workshops.
Eve Vonwiller was an inspirational art tutor and was passionate about children's art and taught at Centrehouse for many years. 

Opening Night: Tuesday 9th August 5.30-7.30pm

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Misconceptions Reset

6 July - 6 August 2022

Bellingen based artists Jackie Lee, Shelley O’Keefe, Philip Senior and Kathy Taylor come together in this exhibition of sculptures celebrating drawing, the world of women, a road trip in miniature stills and the fragility of being human.


The artists create a dialogue where art is expressed in the context of everyday experiences and responses to current world issues.


Finissage Event: Friday 5 August 6 - 8pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Patricia Flanagan, Lecturer, Arts, Design & Architecture, UNSW.

Performance by Kathy Taylor


Digital Dreaming - Decolonial Futures


Friday 8 July - Saturday 6 August 2022

Digital Dreaming: Decolonial Futures is a spotlight on the experimental media arts practice of three First Nations women artists: Jenny Fraser, Maddison Gibbs, and April Phillips. Curated originally for the 2021 NAIDOC week theme ‘Heal Country!’, the exhibition examines how stories of healing and decolonisation are told through digital platforms.


The artists featured employ methods of digital media - projection, animation, video, augmented reality as both passage and platform for critical transformation, speculating the potential for emerging culture, reframing histories and navigate new ways of relating to country and nature.


Opening Night: Friday 8 July 6 - 8pm

Opened by Clr Andrew Zbik, Mayor of Lane Cove

Acknowledgement of Country by Karen Smith, Aboriginal Education Officer, Aboriginal Heritage Office

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Thursday 16th June – Saturday 2nd July 2022

artXtra! is an exhibition of Lane Cove Art Society members.

The exhibition is an insight into the diversity of the Society. Painting, Printmaking & Drawing are included in the exhibition.

All works are eligible for the prestigious Lloyd Rees Prize and the Guy Warren Prize for the two Best in Show.


Opening Night: Thursday 16 July  6:00pm - 8:00pm

Image credit: Ania Zmijewska, After the Rain, oil, 2021

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Image credit:Janet Tavener Amphibious Assault - Pangaea VIII (detail) photograph

rich, rare and curious



18 May -  11 June 2022

A contemporary photographic exhibition exploring the diversity
found within Australian flora, both native and exotic and the subtlety of the beauty it embraces.


He Took My Beautiful
18 May -11 June 2022

A powerful exhibition that explores the critical themes of  domestic sexual violence and mental health through thepersonal lens of the artist


Image credit: Wen-Hsi Harman, Theory of land (detail), from Land Series, 2015, Photo: Christian Capurro

Drawn by Stones
Dean Cross. Ray Chan See Kwong with Chuen Lung community members, Ruth Ju-shih Li.Wen-Hsi Harman with Lakaw, Dogin, Palos, Lisin and Byimu Jody Rallah

6 April -  14 May 2022

Drawn by stones brings together artists who utilise the ceramic medium to interrogate contested histories, stolen land, Indigenous sovereignty, and national identity. Exhibiting artists from Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan investigate ‘nationhood’ and ownership through ceramics and demonstrate how the ceramic form can both memorialise and tell alternative histories. 

Drawn by stones is a travelling exhibition presented by Gallery Lane Cove in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Curated by Bridie Moran with Assistant Curator Annette An-Jen Liu as part of the Curatorial Assistant Program mentorship (2020-2021) at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Drawn by stones is a touring show that was first presented from 31 July – 12 September 2021 by 4A  in partnership with Counihan Gallery In Brunswick, part of Moreland City Council.  Development support for Drawn by stones has been provided by the Ministry of Culture Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney, and The Gordon Darling Foundation.


Longing for Home
Pamela Leung
6 April -  14 May 2022

This exhibition is the culmination of the artist’s long-term residency at Gallery Lane Cove. With installation, video, sound, sculpture and painting, the artist explores the connection

about the place where we come from or belong to,the idea of 'home' from an immigrant perspective.


It  expresses melancholia, nostalgia and longing, heightened by distance, time and space, and the important truths when returning 'home' is no longer possible.

Opening Night: Wednesday 6 April, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Opened by Cassandra Hard-Lawrie - Curator & Visual Arts Coordinator Willoughby City Council  


Kids Education Pack

Looking for engaging activities for children or students?
Visit our current exhibition Longing for Home, closing Saturday 14 May at 2.30pm and follow up with a free, downloadable fun-filled worksheet activity for K-2 and Years 3-6 to stimulate young minds.

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Photo by Chris Bowman

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This exhibition is supported by Create NSW’s annual organisation grant and is part of Art Month Sydney 2022.

Re-framed – an Alchemy of Light, Animation, Sculpture, and Sound

Online Panel Discussion

Saturday, 19 March 11am - 12 noon

Panel Moderator: Malcolm Turner, Director, Melbourne International Animation Festival

tranSTURM artists: Chris Bowman, Anita Kelly, Rachel Walls, Rachael Priddel and Roger Mills

The Turning – whisper to the silent earth


7 March – 2 April 2022

An immersive exhibition experience, the new installation showcases a suite of immersive audio-visual works that engage audiences in the most pressing issue of our time, our interdependence with the natural world. The Turning draws from the timeless Greek myth of Orpheus and the rich metaphors embodied in The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke - a form of parable that explores wonder, fragility, love, conflict, and loss.


Through sound, animation, light, sculpture, poetry and video, The Turning reimagines the Lane Cove River and celebrates the presence of rivers in our lives and their impact felt at various physical, emotional, and subliminal levels.


This exhibition marks tranSTURM’s 10th anniversary – a decade of creating deeply immersive and site-specific installation artworks.


tranSTURM – Chris Bowman, Anita Kelly, Rachel Walls and Rachael Priddel with original sound composition by Roger Mills.

Lighting design by Mike Day and featuring the animation of Holger Deuter and Jason Benedek animating the choreography of Dean Walsh.

Immersive Environments: the Multi-Dimensional work of tranSTURM
Online Panel Discussion

Saturday, 26 March 11am - 12 noon


Panel Moderators: Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman, Lecturer, Media Arts and Curatorial, UNSW, Rachael Kiang, Manager and Curator, Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios


tranSTURM artists: Chris Bowman, Anita Kelly, Roger Mills and Rachel Walls.


Nell, I SING both WAYS, 2020, hand blown glass, oil paint, 41.7 x 35.4 x 35.7 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and STATION, Melbourne and Sydney.

Photo by Jenni Carter.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the NSW Government through Create NSW and its annual organisation grant, and partnership support from 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.


10 December 2021 - 26 February 2022


Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios will be closed over the Christmas period from 25 December 2021 - 3 January 2022.

Presence of Mind is a residency and exhibition project that examines the intersection of mindfulness, Buddhism and the creative process of visual artists in Australia and Singapore.

Presence of Mind, foregrounds the practice of mindfulness, increasingly adopted as a strategy to cope with the stresses of modern living. Many contemporary secular techniques of mindfulness have been developed from traditional Buddhist meditation practices For artists in this exhibition, mindfulness is foundational to their creative processes and can take many forms, from embodied processes to playful humour, as well as technological and traditional motifs. In bringing together diasporic artists from Australia and Singapore, Presence of Mind examines intersections of Buddhist lived experience and cultural differences. In its totality, the residency and exhibition project  highlights the rich perspectives that spirituality can bring to art.


Artists: Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Jeremy Chu, Lada Dedić, Kath Fries, Lindy Lee, Jason Lim, Kristina Mah, Aryadharma Aaron Matheson, Nell, Alecia Neo, Shirley Soh, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Lachlan Warner

Curators: Dr Kath Fries & Rachael Kiang

There are four components to the Presece of Mind project: the digital residency, exhibition in gallery and online, catalogue publication and extensive public programs. Find more details of the public program, both online and in-person spanning December, January and February, here.

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