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.