Image: Somewhere in between: Marina Mavritsky  exhibition install, Ironbark Gallery August – October 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 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.

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Safe from the rising tide?: Andrew Tomkins

This exhibition brings together Andrew Tomkins’ lifelong graphic depiction of local environments under threat from global warming and rising sea levels. Featured locations are those that are, or once were critically endangered, this includes the Badu mangroves at Homebush Bay. These mangroves, once an industrial wasteland is now a world recognised estuarine wetland. Another site of focus is the Chain of Ponds, an award-winning restoration of a section of the Cooks River, which disappointingly, again is under threat.

This exhibition aims to foster an appreciation of our local environment with the hope to stimulate concern for the future of all natural places. The question is, how safe really are these marginal wetlands?

Andrew Tomkins is represented by Art Atrium.

Official opening of Safe From The Rising Tide?: Andrew Tomkins
Monday 22 April 2024, 6pm

Guest Speakers:
Professor Mabel Lee, Fellow of the Australian
Academy of the Humanities, Honorary Adjunct
Professor, University of Sydney & Honorary
Professor, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

By Monday 15 April 2024
Bookings are required for the opening for catering
purposes: exhibitions@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

23 April – 23 June 2024
Strathfield Council Library & Innovation Hub

Image: Slowly goes the night, Homebush Bay 2020, ink and aerosol on polyester film, LED light strip

Exhibition Overview

Q&A with Andrew Tomkins

Video of Exhibition