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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.

Community Art Space Program_Scope_and_Conditions


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Strathfield Answers the Call 1914-1918

The Ironbark Gallery will be featuring a new exhibition commencing this April in collaboration with the Strathfield-Homebush District Historical Society.

Strathfield Answers the Call 1914-1918 explores how the people of Strathfield and Homebush participated in the events of WWI on the battlefront and at home.

This exhibition shares the stories from the Strathfield and Homebush district in supporting a war fought far from home.

Learn about the sacrifices of those who fought, the efforts of those at home and the issues that united and divided communities.

When: 23 April – 20 June 2021 (during Strathfield Council Library & Innovation Hub opening hours)

Where: Ironbark Gallery – Strathfield Council Library & Innovation Hub

Official Opening: Thursday 22 April, 6.30pm with guest speaker Elise Edmonds, Senior Curator at the State Library of NSW.

The official opening will be held at the Ironbark Gallery; bookings are required an can be made by emailing exhibitions@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

In addition to the exhibition’s Official Opening, you are invited to discover the many stories of those who answered the call by attending two historical talks at the Ironbark Gallery:

Registrations are essential and can be made by clicking on the above links.

School Visits

The education program provides teachers with syllabus-linked, outcome-targeted topics and activities. Students will engage in historical inquiry, investigating primary resources and participate in co-operative games based on topic areas of the exhibition. Students will address Cross-Curricular Priority areas as they learn about Indigenous soldier participation during WWI and consider war and post-war equity and rights.

We are pleased to offer a 90 minute program for Stage 3 students. We can accommodate up to 60 students per session and would require at least 2 teachers to be present. We are also pleased to be able to waive all associated costs for this program. Please see the program for further details.

The education program will run from Tuesday 11 May until Friday 18 June 2021.

Session times available are:

  • Mondays: 10.00-11.30am (with the exception of 7 June) and
  • Tuesdays: 1.00-2.30pm
  • Wednesdays: 1.00-2.30pm
  • Thursdays: 1.00-2.30pm
  • Fridays: 10.00-11.30am

A welcome story to assist with accessibility needs is also available upon request.

To secure a place for your school, please contact Jenny MacRitchie as soon as possible on 8762 0222 or by email at:  exhibitions@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

We look forward to welcoming your students to our exhibition.

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