Gallery recess

The gallery is closed to the public until such time as is safe to open. Our current exhibition Groups + Pairs 2016 – 2020 by John Nixonwill be extended. We are always enthusiastic to hear from you, especially during this period of isolation. Please email us at Please also check our website and social media […]

New gallery hours

In support of our artists and the wider communityAnna Schwartz Gallery is committed to remaining open to the public. Our endeavour is to support the livelihoods of artistsand the viability of art. We have appropriate cleaning and hygiene practices in place for the wellbeing of our staff, artists and visitors, and we kindly request you […]

True colours: ‘All Auras Touch’ at Carriageworks

From The Monthly
by Kate Hennessy

Work matters in artist Kate Mitchell’s exploration of the fundamental connections between people “I’m going to tell you about the colours in your aura portrait,” says artist Kate Mitchell. She holds the Polaroid by its edges as I materialise face-up from the depths like a drowned woman surfacing a noxious algal bloom. “What is visible […]

Emily Floyd: Mangrove Poem

A new public work for Mangrove Walk, Queen’s Wharf, Brisbane Emily Floyd’s Mangrove Poem (2018) is a text based, public installation located along the Mangrove Walk at Queen’s Wharf, Brisbane. The work is inspired by the poem Five Senses by Judith Wright (1915–2000), a renowned Australian poet and environmentalist,  and continues Floyd’s long-term practice of […]

New York’s Asia Society announces participants in its inaugural triennial

From The Art Newspaper
by Wallace Ludel

Works by 40 artists and collectives will go on view in June, including Daniel Crooks The Asia Society announced today that over 40 artists and collectives have been selected for its inaugural triennial, which will open in June. The exhibition, titled We Do Not Dream Alone, will take place at the Asia Society Museum as […]

Su San Cohn elected ‘Honorary Fellow’ to the Australian Academy of the Humanities

From Australian Academy of the Humanities

Su San Cohn has been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities as an Honorary Fellow, the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia. “In our 50th anniversary year, I am honoured to welcome the new members of our Fellowship, elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in the humanities disciplines and their […]

Stephen Bram: Abstract Painting

Geelong Art Gallery 23 November 2019 – 23 February 2020 Stephen Bram began exhibiting his work in the mid-1980s and has achieved a reputation as one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary artists. He is critically acclaimed for highly refined paintings, large-scale wall drawings, and architectural environments that he has produced and exhibited in galleries around […]

The Eternal Opening: Mike Parr

From Running Dog
by Fiona McGregor

‘I am fascinated by dualisms, mirror images, blindness and invisibility, subject/object reversals, the roles of artist and audience and all my work, since my earliest performances of the 1970s exacerbates such tensions, as the deeper structure of both thought and image.’Mike Parr, (January 1998) Entering the space, you see a large rectangular installation referencing the […]

Announced: Australia’s artistic team for 2021 Venice Biennale

From The Australia Council

As Commissioner for Australia, the Australia Council is pleased to announce Marco Fusinato and Alexie Glass-Kantor have been selected as the artist and curator for Australia’s representation at the 59th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia (Biennale Arte 2021). Fusinato’s exhibition will be presented at the Australian Pavilion within the historic Giardini della […]

Mike Parr: The Eternal Opening

With one gallery exhibited inside another, Australian artist Mike Parr stages The Eternal Opening. In a re-construction of Parr’s minimalist performance LEFT FIELD [for Robert Hunter] (2017), audiences enter a mock-up of the original performance space. Inside the unroofed long rectangular box, performance video documentation plays. We watch as the artist methodically climbs up and […]