Sarah Cottier Gallery’s last exhibition

Sydney gallery goes out with a bang.

Words: Erin Irwin

After 31 years, Sarah Cottier Gallery will be hosting their last exhibition this month. Established by Sarah Cottier and Ashley Barber in 1993, the gallery has been an icon of the Sydney gallery scene, occupying many spaces across the city and presenting at a myriad of international fairs and art events including the Venice Biennale. The gallery has chosen a group show to round up its long run of successes, showcasing works by its remarkable stable of artists.

Directors Cottier and Barber expressed their “enormous gratitude to the artists we have worked with so closely – several generations who have shown unparalleled commitment to their work and to the development of contemporary art & culture. It has been such a privilege to have walked alongside them.”

“We step away very proud of the achievements made, the relationships built, and in the knowledge that Sarah Cottier Gallery has incontrovertibly changed the landscape. We feel very lucky to have enjoyed such success, longevity, and good times.”

Back when tigers used to smoke will be on show until 1 June. The exhibition will feature works by Simon Barney, Maria Cruz, Julie Fragar, Matthys Gerber, David Haines, Christopher Hanrahan, Joyce Hinterding, Lucina Lane, Todd McMillan, Sarah Mosca, John Nixon, Elizabeth Pulie, Koji Ryui, Huseyin Sami, Tony Schwensen, Sandra Selig, Gemma Smith, Nicola Smith, John Spiteri, Esther Stewart, Brendan Van Hek, Jan van der Ploeg, Oliver Wagner and Justene Williams.

This article was posted 8 May 2024.

Image: Back when tigers used to smoke, Sarah Cottier Gallery, 2024. Courtesy: the artists and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.


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