Paul Adair » Narelle Autio » Roger Ballen » Pat Brassington » Jane Brown » Danica Chappell » Brenda L. Croft » Merilyn Fairskye » Merilyn Fairskye » Anne Ferran » Anne Ferran » Chris Fortescue » Petrina Hicks » Douglas Holleley » Megan Jenkinson » Mark Kimber » William Lamson » Michael Light » Steven Lojewski » Markéta Luskaçova » Peter Lyssiotis » Deb Mansfield » Mary Ellen Mark » Ricky Maynard » Peter Milne » Harry Nankin » Anne Noble » Polixeni Papapetrou » Trent Parke » Patrick Pound » Bronwyn Rennex » Jon Rhodes » Michael Riley » Glenn Sloggett » Robyn Stacey » Kawita Vatanajyankur » Beverley Veasey » William Yang » Emmaline Zanelli » & others
Exhibition: 24 May – 30 Jun 2017
Sat 27 May 15:00 - 17:00
36 Gosbell Street . Paddington
NSW 2021 Sydney
In 1991 Bob Hawke was Prime Minister of Australia, The Simpsons debuted on Channel 10, Boris Becker beat Ivan Lendl in the Australian Open Tennis Championship, Tim Berners-Lee introduced the web browser, Nirvana released Nevermind, and Stills Gallery opened its doors at 16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington.
At the time Founder and Co-Director, Kathy Freedman announced “There’s a lot of very important and exciting work being done at present using photographic images. Stills will be providing the opportunity for people to see a wide range of current work.” From these small beginnings - a roomsheet created on a typewriter and black & white prints selling for around $200 - Stills Gallery has shifted and evolved to keep up with changes in the way we produce, enjoy and understand photography. These changes have included the move to a large converted warehouse space in 1997, to accommodate the larger works being produced by artists, and the handing over of the baton from Co-Director Sandy Edwards to current Co-Director, Bronwyn Rennex along the way.
We are really proud of the artists we have worked with and the exhibitions we have mounted over the years. It has been a privilege to work with such a diverse range of talented artists. And we've enjoyed sharing their works with the world - whether in Paddington or Paris... William St or Waterloo. We've also enjoyed the artworks themselves - looking at them (in the flesh), thinking about them, writing and talking about them... and of course selling them. We have relished their power to challenge and move us.
In our final exhibition Curtain Call, we are taking the opportunity to look back over the history of the gallery and will present the mother of all salon hangs featuring over 70 artists from over the 26 years of exhibitions including.
We’ll also be featuring ‘a work a day’ on our Facebook and Instagram feeds – where we ask friends, colleagues, collectors and artists to nominate a work or artist that has spoken to them over the history of the gallery.
Please join us for this final celebration of all the fantastic artists Stills has worked with over the years.