sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre

Main Gallery and Gallery Two   13 October - 03 November 2021

PREVIEW – Sydney Contemporary at Sabbia

PREVIEW will be held at Sabbia Gallery in October as a sneak peek as part of our involvement with Sydney Contemporary. Artworks will be available prior to the art fair. Please register your interest early. This will be Sabbia’s third year involved with this important event on the arts calendar and we are pleased to present a curated exhibition of works from the following artists; Clare Belfrage, Selinda Davidson, Jimmy Donegan, Pippin Drysdale, Mrs Fatt (1959-2021), Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Nick Mount, Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM and Carlene Thompson.

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Main Gallery   10 November - 04 December 2021

Matthew Curtis – Luminous Margin

In developing this body of work, Curtis’ keen eye for symmetry and mathematical precision have become peripheral, yielding a more meditative approach to the alignment of form. Working with a subtle and shifting palette of hues, referencing the traditional glassblowing technique of submerso. The composition of these fields of colour, veneers encasing the encompassed blown void, accentuates their boundaries and margins. Reflecting upon how objects and ideas need at times to yield and accommodate each other to fit together harmoniously.

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Gallery Two   10 November - 04 December 2021

Christine Cathie – Light Cast

Sabbia Gallery is delighted to present this solo exhibition of new works in glass by Christine Cathie. To ‘cast’ is to perform one of many possible actions We cast to create beautiful objects from hot molten liquid in to moulds. We cast actors into stories that are not their own. We cast shadows and doubts against our own expectations. I am casting glass into cursive shapes, relishing the curvaceous flourish of brush stroke in substantial solid curves that rewrite meaning from the light it receives. I am guided by the shape of my hill bound environment, the rolling curvaceous hills and skylines and ever changing seascape; nature’s shapes scribed in natural glass. These works sit proud from the wall surface, bringing a floating sensation to the form. Contrasts of polished and satin surfaces provide an extra dimension to the glass’s visual language, projecting colour and contrast against the surrounding surfaces it ultimately reaches. More often than not glass is a material we look through to see beyond, yet this gestural celebration in glass highlights the ability of this super fluid medium to draw and convey a story in its own right. The calligraphic connotation is important in this work, the freedom of a brush stroke giving a sense of immediacy and movement. I am moved by this work, and I invite the viewer to investigate their own senses of motion and wonder. Christine Cathie, August 2021

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Main Gallery   9 December 2021 - 29 January 2022

Together we tell our stories 2021 : Indigenous Glass, Ceramics, Fibre + Sculpture

Sabbia’s bi-annual Indigenous exhibition Together we tell our stories 2021 presents a group of Indigenous artists and communities who are telling their own stories whilst creating artwork at the highest level with their chosen materials. Each artist is looking back at traditions for inspiration, whilst at the same time looking forward, creating extraordinary artwork as contemporary artists and developing their studio practice.

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Gallery Two   9 December 2021 - 29 January 2022

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM

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Gallery Two   9 December 2021 - 29 January 2022

Lynette Lewis & Jayanna Andy

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Main Gallery   9 February - 05 March 2022

Holly Grace

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Gallery Two   9 February - 05 March 2022

Alichia van Rhijn – Lemon Light

'Lemon Light' by Alichia van Rhijn presents sculptural works that reference early memories of childhood, both before her immigration to Australia and after. Multi-faceted elements and anthropomorphic forms are in a state of flux. Shifting and changing as they span the fluidity of time, these forms investigate phenomenological notions, alluding to personal and shared experience, memory, nostalgia and trauma. Through the use of distilled minimalist forms, symbolic and ritualistic totems are arranged throughout the space, hoping to initiate pause and contemplation. 

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Main Gallery   16 March - 09 April 2022

Greg Daly

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Gallery Two   16 March - 09 April 2022

Giles Bettison

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Main Gallery   20 April - 14 May 2022

Benjamin Edols & Kathy Elliott

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Gallery Two   20 April - 14 May 2022

Jeff Mincham AM

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Main Gallery   25 May - 18 June 2022

Mel Douglas

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Gallery Two   25 May - 18 June 2022

Marissa Thompson

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Main Gallery   29 June - 23 July 2022

Galia Amsel

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Gallery Two   29 June - 23 July 2022

Cathy Franzi

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Main Gallery   3 - 27 August 2022

Simone Fraser

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Gallery Two   3 - 27 August 2022

Nick Wirdnam

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Main Gallery   7 September - 01 October 2022

Cobi Cockburn

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Gallery Two   7 September - 01 October 2022

Kevin Gordon

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Main Gallery   16 November - 10 December 2022

Lisa Cahill

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Gallery Two   16 November - 10 December 2022

Gerry King

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