Category: Exhibitions

Let’s make it Magenta

Tiliqua Tiliqua is nearly two years old! We’re calling artists to help us celebrate with our Annual Exhibition. This year the theme is the colour Magenta, which should make for a very uplifting show.

This is an open call out, anyone can submit work. Just read the information, put your happy music on and make art!

(Info and submission forms are here.)

2023 was an extraordinary year of growth and learning for us here at Tiliqua Tiliqua. We would like to thank all the artists and art lovers who have made it such a fun and rewarding time.

But now it is 2024. As I write this we have thirty (30!!) exhibitions booked in, so get ready for some amazing art.

We kick off on the first of February with ‘Dark Alphabet’ from long-term gallery friend, Matthew da Silva. Then we welcome guest curator Sage Blake Rivers and two provocative shows to coincide with World Pride 2024. We are also very excited to announce that February will see the first of our Life Drawing in the Gallery sessions.

Stay tuned to hear more about all these events, and the 28 other offerings we have in store. See you soon!

We want to show your work!

There are three group exhibitions in the pipeline for Tiliqua Tiliqua. Submissions are now open for artists who want to take part.

First up is the Small Works Show 2023, our ‘last minute Xmas shopping’ exhibition. A chance for making some fun, accessible art!

We are working with artist and curator Sage Blake Rivers to create two exciting shows to celebrate World Pride 2024: ‘Part of Us’ and ‘Under the Rainbow, Together’.

All these shows are open to everyone who wants to take part, just have a good read of the information on the relevant pages. And contact us if you need any further  help.

Welcome back Nectarios!

One of our favourite painters is back with a fabulous new series of some of the most extraordinarily affordable art you will ever see.

With ‘Abstracticus’ Nectarios is exploring (and playing with) the joy and meaning of colour. This is one of those shows where it is almost impossible to choose a favourite painting. Here are a few of mine, but why don’t you check out the show and see what you think!

And join Nectarios for drinks and nibbles in the gallery Thursday 5 October from 6 to 9 pm.

‘See Through’
‘Road Less Travelled’
‘Fallen Houses’

Not yet a ruin

After our brief break we’re back with a truly enchanting exhibition.

Andrew Ensor has been exploring castles as a visual motif for more than 20 years. This, his 37th(!) solo exhibition, is a retrospective bringing these delicate and dreamlike drawings together. His pieces, softly merging pen and paint, present a romanticised, yet fragile view of the world while exploring the aesthetics of entropy.

Drop by the gallery to experience these richly coloured worlds of surreal landscapes and architectural compositions, telling intricate stories of grandeur, fragility and timelessness.

Drinks with Andrew in the gallery 2–7pm Saturday September 23

 

From birds to plants with budlife

This week we are moving about as far as we can from the (crazy) stereotype of the sterile, white, quiet, art gallery environment.

budlife are launching issue 5 of their magazine with art, plants, zines, demonstrations, floral arrangements and bonsai. Then over the weekend there will be a fair with stalls selling all kind of plant related things. It is going to be an action-packed green-thumbed week!

Gallery open 12–7pm Th & Fri, 10am–6pm Sa & Su

Art-Zine-Plant Fair 11am–4pm Sa & Su

Normal transmission will recommence soon

We are taking a little break to focus on our own creative work. You can still drop in to see us, and the art from the stockroom we have selected for the walls. Just note the somewhat reduced opening hours…

12–4PM TH-SU UNTIL JULY 9

Then we are back with a bang and Jennifer Burns’ witty and charming new exhibition ‘Birds on Things’.

one door closes… but our doors are open!

We are so glad the judges of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes have made it possible for us to feature this amazing work at Tiliqua Tiliqua.

Featuring work from four of our favourite artists — Jennifer Mullen, Louise Beck, Dilara Niriella and Nectarios Livisianos — this is our very own Salon des Refusés. Unfortunately we can’t offer any of them a big prize, but we can offer you some gorgeous art to look at, or even own.

All the details and a preview of the paintings are here.

Join us for drinks with the artists from 6–8 pm Tuesday June 6.

Gallery open 12–6pm Th-Sa & 12–4pm Su till June 19

Dilara Niriella — ‘oh my god, remember that?’

This is an exhibition to bring some unadulterated joy to your life!

Dilara explores the images that defined her childhood (and probably yours) in this series of bright, nostalgic paintings. From jelly beans to tiny teddies, this is a delicious mouthful of a show.

Join Dilara (and us) for a drink at the opening Thursday 25 May from 6pm.

GALLERY OPENING HOURS: 12–6PM THURSDAY–TUESDAY, 25–30 MAY 2023

Don’t miss the CYAN exhibition…

We’ve made it easier for you by extending the show till Sunday May 7. So come in and enjoy all the great art, pick up a present for the mother in your life (or just yourself) and, if you drop by on the last day, have a drink with us.

See you there, you’ll be glad you came!