Exhibition Calendar

Sturt Gallery Exhibition Program

Through the exhibition program, Sturt Gallery presents diverse opportunities for artists, designers and makers to showcase their work. In doing so, the Gallery inspires lasting connections with local and regional communities.

A significant producer of its own exhibitions, Sturt Gallery also hosts occasional touring exhibitions with other Australian cultural institutions and galleries.

10 December - February 2022

Stories told through the depiction of the human form in the varied mediums of prints, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. Andrew Antoniou, Slavica Zivkovic, Amanda Shelsher, Vince Vozzo, Jane Theau, Veronica Cay and Victoria Pitel. Exhibition Opening and Christmas Shopping Evening: Friday, 10 December where you can browse beautiful hand crafted gifts, while you enjoy bubbles and live music in our beautiful Sturt garden.

In the first exhibition of this scale to highlight women makers in a traditionally male dominated medium, 28 of Australia’s most inspiring women woodworkers and makers will showcase their work at Sturt Gallery.  This landmark exhibition will inspire and empower more women to consider a path into woodworking and fine furniture making.  BEYOND ORDINARY is especially significant for the home of Australia’s most renowned and respected wood school, Sturt School for Wood at Australia’s oldest craft centre which has been training women woodworkers since the 1940s. 11 of the 28 women makers in this show graduated from the Sturt School for Wood and 2 completed residencies at Sturt reinforcing the important role Sturt has played in nurturing fine woodworking for women in Australia. Official Opening by Lucy Turnbull AO, Sunday 13 February, 11am. Book at www.trybooking.com/BWWAX

Sunday 13 February - Sunday 3 April 2022

Acclaimed ceramicist and former Head of Sturt Pottery, Paul Davis’ celebrates his incredible 50 year career and the artists who have influenced his practice and approach to clay. This landmark exhibition will showcase Paul’s most recent work along with works by Saka Yuta (Japan), Makino Isamu Isamu (Japan) Yoshino Tetsuro (Japan) Maeda Kazu (Japan) Umeda Kentaro (Japan) Yasuo Terada (Japan) and Hiroe Swen (Japan/ Australia). 

Sunday 10 April - Friday 22 May 2022

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Sally Blake and Nikki Mann explore the complex interconnectedness of all things in unexpected ways through textiles, sculpture and glass. 

Sunday 29 May - Sunday 17 July 2022

Three inspiring Southern Highland potters draw on their wisdom and sense of place made stronger and more resilient through smoke and fire. Sandy Lockwood, Steve Harrison and Meg Patey. 

Sunday 24 July - Sunday 11 September 2022

Master weaver Jennifer Robertson and metalworker and sculptor Chris Robertson’s diverse talents thoughtfully coalesce into tactile, nature-inspired interiors explored through different media including textiles, metal, wood, sculpture and lighting. 

Sunday 18 September - Sunday 13 November 2022

Sturt School for Wood’s renowned Cert IV in Fine Furniture Design showcase their stunning work from their year-long course guided by Sturt’s master makers. Graduation and exhibition formal open in Clubbe Hall at 11am Saturday 19 Nov followed by celebration at Sturt Gallery. 

Saturday 19 November - Sunday 4 December 2022

Southern Highlands Printmakers respond to the bush poetry of Keith McKenry and to other makers in a variety of mediums while attuning to each other and to nature in this inspiring exhibition of contemporary craft. Opening celebration in conjunction with Sturt’s Artisan Night Market Friday Dec 9.

Friday 9 December - February 2023