Due to extended closures of the Strathfield Library & Innovation Hub throughout 2021, the exhibition schedule has been directly impacted, The exhibitions scheduled for 2021 are now rescheduled to 2022.

The Ironbark Gallery will not be asking artists to submit applications for exhibiting in 2022 as our program is already completed. We are planning to call-out in mid 2022 for artists interested in submitting an application to be considered for exhibition in 2023.

The Ironbark Gallery is a dedicated gallery, located in the Strathfield Library & Innovation hub; available for both emerging and established artists based in the following local government areas which includes; Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown, Inner West Council and Strathfield.

Ironbark Gallery is managed by Strathfield Council and provides artists the opportunity to exhibit in a professionally supported gallery.  There is no fee to exhibit in Ironbark Gallery.  Strathfield Council supports this space and provides a Curator to oversee all aspects of the exhibition process.  Artists are also given the opportunity to sell their works and facilitate a workshop in conjunction with their exhibition.

A call out for applications is made annually. All applicants are evaluated by a selection committee and based on the written application and supporting material provided.

For artists considering exhibiting in the Ironbark Gallery, please read the following Terms and Conditions.

Questions or comments? Please email exhibitions@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

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NAIDOC Week with Boomalli

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

The theme for NAIDOC 2022 is Get up! Stand up! Show Up! The Ironbark Gallery does this by partnering with one of this state’s most recognised and respected Aboriginal Art organisations, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.

Showcasing works from Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, this exhibition includes works by founding Boomalli members, established and emerging Aboriginal artists. Celebrating the rich culture and artistic diversity of some of this state’s leading Aboriginal artists.

Exhibition details – 

When: 3 – 10 July 2022 (open during Strathfield Library and Innovation Hub opening hours)

Where: Strathfield Library and Innovation Hub – 65 Rochester Street Homebush, NSW 2140


Wednesday 6 July, 4pm

GUEST SPEAKER: Jeffrey Samuels, founding member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
Smoking Ceremony & performance by Walangari Karntawarra and Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo

Bookings are required for the opening event: exhibitions@strathfield.nsw.gov.au


Image: Jasmine Coe Earth honeybee hive 2022 digital print