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, each October. All applicants are evaluated by a selection committee and based on the written application and supporting material provided.

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


Community Art Space Program Scope and Conditions

Ironbark Gallery Exhibition Applications for 2024 Are Now Open!

Applications close 15 December 2023

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    Cooks River: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    From its source at Yagoona to its mouth at Botany Bay the Cooks River passes through Wangal, Gadigal and Gameygal lands. It provides an important biodiversity corridor of vegetated habitat in parks, reserves and gardens adjacent to the river. Over the years Cooks River has been fished, dammed, concreted, diverted and polluted – and rehabilitated.

    Strathfield Council is custodian of the Cooks River as it meanders through its LGA and partners with other organisations to improve both the health of the river and the liveability of the communities within its catchment.

    This exhibition will take you on a journey through the river’s rich history culminating in recent projects and initiatives that protect and conserve the river and its biodiversity.

    Official opening of Cooks River: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    14 December 2023, 4.30pm

    Guest Speakers:
    Claire Wheeler, Senior Catchment Officer from
    Cooks River Alliance
    Jason L’Ecuyer, Community Engagement Officer
    from Cooks River Alliance
    Karen Smith, Education Officer from Aboriginal
    Heritage Office

    By Monday 11 December
    Bookings are required for the opening for catering
    purposes: exhibitions@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

    14 December 2023 – 11 February 2024
    Strathfield Council Library & Innovation Hub

    Exhibition Overview