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Honor Freeman GHOST OBJECTS at the AGSA

We were thrilled for Honor Freeman, who opened her outstanding exhibition G H O S T  O B J  E C T S at the Art Gallery of South Australia last week. Presented during the 2019 SALA Festival and facilitated … Continue reading

Honor Freeman – Finalist in Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

Honor Freeman has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award with her piece Everyday Luxury, 2019. This is the 10th Anniversary of the Award and the exhibition runs until 12th July at the … Continue reading

Sabbia artists selected for New Glass Now at the Corning Museum NY

Sabbia Gallery’s artists have been selected for the prestigious New Glass Now at The Corning Museum in Corning New York. This is a global survey of contemporary glass which includes 100 artworks exemplifying the innovation and experimentation of artists working … Continue reading

Greg Daly and Dr Julie Bartholomew – Finalists in the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

We are thrilled to announce that Sabbia artists Greg Daly and Dr Julie Bartholomew are two of the six finalists in the prestigious 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award at Shepparton Art Museum SAM. The other finalists are Stephen … Continue reading

Clare Belfrage’s SALA 2018 Feature Artist and Short Film ‘A Measure of Time’

The SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival opens late July 2018 and the feature artist for 2018 is one of Sabbia Gallery’s artists Clare Belfrage. Celebrating its 21st year and featuring over 9000 artists the wide range of SALA events … Continue reading

Sabbia’s artists acknowledged in print and digital media

Sabbia Gallery’s artists and exhibitions have had a busy time in both the digital and print media recently. Clay Stories received a full page review by Kerry-Anne Cousins in the Canberra Times, and well as online in the Sydney Morning Herald, … Continue reading

Lisa Cahill – Rising Sun commission for Sir John Monash Centre, Australian War Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, France

Sabbia Gallery artist Lisa Cahill has just returned home to Australia after installing the ‘Rising Sun’ Sculpture. It was launched at the Sir John Monash Centre at the Australian War Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux France on Anzac Day. Tim Williams (one of … Continue reading

Clay Stories travels to Alice Springs

Sabbia Gallery and the Remote Communties Ceramic Network are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the touring exhibition Clay Stories : Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia at Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs. The exhibition runs from 3 … Continue reading

CLAY STORIES – Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia Touring Exhibition

Touring Exhibition 2017-2019 We are pleased to announce the successful launch of the Clay Stories touring exhibition at the JamFactory at Seppeltsfield that took place on Sunday 15th October 2017 in conjunction with the Tarnanthi Arts Festival. Clay Stories is a significant … Continue reading


Sabbia Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting at Sydney Contemporary art fair for 2017. We will be exhibiting new works from Australian artists Mel Douglas, Pippin Drysdale, Honor Freeman and Kirstie Rea. Booth G08 Taking place from the 7-10 September … Continue reading

The Land : A 20 Year Survey Exhibition by Kirstie Rea opens

Congratulations to Kirstie Rea on the major survey exhibition ‘The Land’ at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery. We cannot think of an artist that deserves this acknowledgment more than Kirstie. The exhibition opened 12 May and runs until 20 … Continue reading

Tim Edwards joins Sabbia Gallery

We are extremely pleased to welcome Tim Edwards to Sabbia Gallery. We have worked with Tim a few times over the last ten years, most recently with his very successful solo exhibition ‘A Journal’ in October 2017. Tim came to glass … Continue reading

Clay Stories ‘In Conversation’ and Artist Demonstration

We had a great opening launch for Clay Stories on Thursday 9 March. Then followed it up with a very busy, and well attended Exhibition talk and Artist Demonstration on Saturday 11 March 2017, in conjunction with Art Month Sydney. … Continue reading

Clay Stories is up

Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia has just been launched at Sabbia Gallery in Sydney. The exhibition has come about after two years of conversations between the director Anna Grigson and Ruth McMillan, Janet DeBoos, Hannah Kothe and … Continue reading

Sabbia Artists on Exhibition at Incinerator Art Space

Incinerator Art Space in collaboration with Sabbia Gallery presents an exhibition of glass and ceramic artworks exploring the notion of the home-maker. The exhibition titled ‘Domestic Goddess’ gives the ten artists a voice to this often female-role through exquisitely crafted objects … Continue reading

Ulrica Trulsson joins Sabbia

We are pleased to announce that Ulrica Trulsson has joined Sabbia Gallery’s stable of artists. We are hinoured to have this energetuc and talented young artist on board. Ulrica had a sell-out exhibition with Sabbia Gallery in November 2016, and … Continue reading

Vale Jenie Thomas

Vale Jenie Thomas, co-founder of Craft Arts International magazine, who passed away late 2016. Jenie was a brilliant women, and one that everyone at Sabbia called a good friend. You could only be humbled by her tenacity and passion for the … Continue reading

Public acquisitions, Cathy Franzi joins Sabbia & Masters of Glass launches 2017

2016 has been a busy year for Sabbia Gallery and many of our artists. Our exhibition schedule this year has seen some extraordinary developments in the artistic practice of the exhibiting artists, resulting in beautiful solo exhibitions for all to … Continue reading

Recent public acquisitions for Sabbia’s artists – Mount, Rea and Thompson

We would like to congratulate three of Sabbia Gallery’s artists on the recent acquisitions of their work from their 2016 exhibitions into two of Australia’s public collections. Nick Mount held his solo show titled Hard and Soft Geometry at Sabbia … Continue reading

Toyama Glass Art Museum in Japan hosts ‘Light Marks’ by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott

Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott have been honoured with a beautiful solo exhibition of their work at the Toyama Glass Art Museum in Japan. The exhibition titled ‘Light Marks’ was curated by Haruka Nakashima from the Museum and has been … Continue reading


Sabbia is pleased to be presenting new works from ceramic artist Ben Smith. Born in the UK, Ben travelled to Sydney to further his development in ceramics. The beautifully glazed forms are available to view in Sabbia’s stockroom. For more … Continue reading

Clare Belfrage winner of inaugural 2016 Fuse Glass Prize

We would like to congratulate Clare Belfrage for being awarded the inaugural Fuse Glass Prize. The $20,000 non-acquisitive award was announced in Adelaide on the 12th May. The exhibition which includes many of Sabbia Gallery’s artists is currently on exhibition … Continue reading

Sabbia’s artists prominent in the inaugural Fuse Glass Prize

From the Fuse Glass Prize website, posted March 2016: JamFactory is thrilled to announce 15 outstanding finalists have been selected for the inaugural FUSE Glass Prize. The judges reviewed 83 high quality and diverse entries from across Australia and New … Continue reading

Jeffery Mincham AM winner of the $10,000 North Queensland Ceramic Award 2016

We would like to congratulate our artist, the wonderful and inspiring Jeffery Mincham AM on receiving the $10,000 2016 North Queensland Acquisitive Ceramic Award. Published on their site 14 March 2016: Pinnacles Gallery at Riverway Art Centre was a scene … Continue reading

Belfrage, Grace and Mincham – Fluerieu Art Prize 2016 Finalists

The shortlisted artists for the Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape have been announced! We would like to congratulate Sabbia Gallery’s artists CLARE BELFRAGE, HOLLY GRACE and JEFFERY MINCHAM AM as being three of the select group of finalists. The Prize … Continue reading

Lisa Cahill and Holly Grace at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark

Sabbia Gallery artists Lisa Cahill and Holly Grace will be exhibiting in a two person exhibition titled ‘Light Translations’ at the prestigious Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark. The exhibition opens 15 January 2016, running until 10 April. These two incredible glass … Continue reading

Matthew Curtis Interview in The Australian

Matthew Curtis is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most dynamic and hard working glass artists. His large scale sculptural forms have found their way into some of the world’s premier contemporary art collections. Bronwyn Watson speaks with him, with the article … Continue reading

Pippin Drysdale in Artist Profile by Maggie Baxter

Maggie Baxter has written a wonderful article on Pippin Drysdale in the November 2015 issue of Artist Profile. To call ceramicist Pippin Drysdale a distinctly Western Australian artist is not a parochial statement. She has after all travelled frequently and … Continue reading

Sabbia Gallery joins Art Money

We are pleased to announce that Sabbia Gallery has joined Art Money. A great initiative further encouraging the accessibility of owning art by Australia’s talented artists. What is Art Money? Money for art’s sake. Interest free loans to buy art. … Continue reading

Neues Glas Article – Moje and Whiteley

Major article titled COLLABORATIVE ENDEAVOURS – KLAUS MOJE & RICHARD WHITELEY in the prestigious magazine NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: art & architecture Issue No.4 / 2015. Article written by Nola Anderson, 2015 On Klaus Moje and Collaborative Endeavours – … Continue reading

Klaus Moje AO and Richard Whiteley showing in Berlin

Klaus Moje AO and Richard Whiteley are exhibiting in a two person exhibition together at Lorch Seidel Contemporary in Berlin. The Vernissage opened Friday 18 September 2015. The exhibition is titled ‘Distant Reflections’ and runs until 14 November. They are also in an exhibition with previous recipients … Continue reading

Congratulations Janet DeBoos

Janet DeBoos is currently showing her second solo exhibition with Sabbia Gallery. Closing 24 October. As with her 2012 exhibition ‘ Hybrid Places’ this 2015 chapter ‘F1 Hybrids – no guarantees’ is also a near sell out. It is an … Continue reading

Klaus Moje and Janet DeBoos Upcoming Exhibitions to finish off 2015

2015 has been a very busy and successful year for Sabbia Gallery and many of its artists. We are pleased to be presenting two of Australia’s most iconic artists to complete the busy year. Ceramic artist Janet DeBoos will be … Continue reading

Hobart Art Prize Finalists – Bartholomew and Mincham

The City of Hobart Art Prize is an acquisitive award open to artists, designers and craftspeople Australia-wide. Sabbia Gallery would like to congratulate their ceramic artists Julie Bartholomew and Jeffery Mincham AM on being 2015 finalists. The winner of the … Continue reading

Book Launch & Signing / Wed 12 August / Giles Bettison / Pattern and Perception

WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST 6 TO 8PM We are pleased to have Grace Cochrane, independent curator and writer, as our special guest and to launch this beautiful Monograph   Please join one of Australia’s foremost glass artists Giles Bettison and Sabbia … Continue reading

Kirstie Rea – Canberra Glassworks Creative Fellow for 2016

Sabbia Gallery would like to congratulate one of our incredible glass artists, Kirstie Rea on her appointment as the Canberra Glassworks Creative Fellow for 2016. Rea will develop a new body of work during her fellowship in the lead up to … Continue reading

Sabbia Gallery Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Sabbia Gallery’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations! On Saturday 14th March, Sabbia Gallery celebrated their 10th anniversary. It was a lovely afternoon of Champagne, Canapes and Conversations with some of Sabbia’s incredible stable of glass and ceramic artists present, as well as … Continue reading

Nick Mount feature artist in American Art Collector magazine

Nick Mount has been selected as the feature artist in the January 2015 Issue 111 of the American Art Collector magazine.  Please click on the link below to view the article. American Art Collector – Jan 2015 Issue 111 – Nick … Continue reading

The National Museum of Australia’s Derek Thompson Acquisition

The National Museum of Australia has recently acquired Ernabella’s Derek Thompson pot ‘Kungkarangkalpa Attila’ for inclusion in the Museum’s Songlines collection and also adds to the Ernabella Arts collection that tells aspects of the stories of the community’s art and cultural … Continue reading

Palette – Masters of Glass 2015 – 4 February Launch by Preston Singletary

We are pleased to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ‘Masters of Glass’ exhibition series held every January. Sabbia Gallery’s codirector Anna Grigson originally developed this series in 1996 when holding the position of curator at Sydney’s prestigious Quadrivium … Continue reading

Powerhouse Museum acquires major ceramic work from Ernabella

Sabbia Gallery would like to announce the very important acquisition by the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney of a major ceramic work by the indigenous artist from Ernabella Australia Derek Jungarrayi Thompson. The work titled ‘Wanampi Munu Nignt…aka’, 2013 which was … Continue reading

Les Blakebrough AM speaks about his ceramics in the lead up to his upcoming show

In the lead up to Les Blakebrough’s solo exhibition A Fine White Line at Sabbia Gallery opening 19 November 2014 he speaks casually with Paul Raffety from his Coledale studio in July 2014. Click the link below:

Congratulations to Sabbia’s artists in Ranamok Glass Prize

Congratulations to the following Sabbia Gallery artists on being finalists in the 2014 Ranamok Glass Prize: Judi Elliott, Holly Grace, Emma Varga, Richard Whiteley and Nick Wirdnam. The works will be on exhibition in Canberra from the 13th August and … Continue reading

Pippin Drysdale – Major Acquisition for National Gallery of Australia

Pippin Drysdale held a very successful solo exhibition at Sabbia Gallery in May 2014 titled ‘Tanami Mapping III’. This exhibition saw a return to Sydney for this iconic artist and the response was extraordinary. One of the installations within the … Continue reading

Ted Secombe pots arrive at Sabbia

We are thrilled to have received a small grouping of ceramic pots by the Victorian master potter and sculptor Ted Secombe in the lead up to his solo exhibition ‘Of Form and Glaze’ in Gallery Two in September 2014. Sabbia’s … Continue reading

Continuing success for Ernabella ceramic artists

Sabbia Gallery would like to congratulate Alison Milyika Carroll on her $10,000 second placing in the prestigious 2014 Indigenous Ceramics Art Award announced 27 May 2014 at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). Her work, Ngayuku Walka (My Mark) was selected as … Continue reading

Simone Fraser in Artist Profile Issue 27

Leading into her solo exhibition, Articulations: Aspects of Form opening at Sabbia Gallery 23 July 2014 Merran Esson has written a lovely article on this inspiring Australian ceramic maker. To read the full article click the attachment here Sabbia Gallery … Continue reading

Recent Public Acquisitions

Sabbia Gallery is pleased to announce the recent acquisitions of a number of extraordinary artworks into some of Australia’s premier public collections. One of Matthew Curtis’ most important major sculptures in recent years, ‘Red Carapace’ has been acquired for inclusion in … Continue reading

Sat 8 March 2pm – Sabbia Gallery presents 2 unique events as part of Art Month Sydney 2014

In conjunction with Art Month Sydney please join Sabbia Gallery’s directors Anna Grigson and Maria Grimaldi on Saturday 8 March from 2.00 to 4.00pm for two wonderful events as part of the Tjungu Warkarintja, Fifteen Years Ernabella ceramics exhibition. The … Continue reading

Seasons Greetings from Sabbia Gallery. Gallery Closure 22 Dec 2013 to 13 Jan 2014

Merry Christmas and our best wishes for a safe and prosperous 2014. From Anna, Maria and Sarah, and all of Sabbia Gallery’s wonderfully talented and inspiring artists. We would like to thank you for your wonderful enthusiasm and support of … Continue reading

Gerry King’s Red Centre

Gerry King’s wall-form diptych ‘Red Centre’ has been selected for the Modern Art Project Collection. MAP is based in Pretoria, South Africa with galleries in various centres.  Gerry was Visiting Artist at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria July to September 2013. His … Continue reading

Ernabella Arts coming to Sabbia Gallery, in conjunction with Art Month Sydney 2014

Sabbia Gallery Sydney is Australia’s foremost commercial gallery specialising in the representation and exhibition of our finest artists working in ceramics and glass. As part of our ongoing commitment to the promotion of the Australian contemporary studio practices of ceramics … Continue reading

Jeffery Mincham AM – Fleurieu Art Prize 2013 finalist

We would like to congratulate Jeffery Mincham AM, one of Australia’s finest, and Sabbia Gallery’s most highly sought after ceramic artists, on being named as one of this year’s Fleurieu Art Prize finalists. This art prize proudly boasts its…elf as … Continue reading

Matthew Curtis is AACG’s Artist of the Month

Exciting news! Matthew Curtis is featured as Artist of the Month for Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. This is quite an honour and places Matthew firmly amongst the finest artists around the world. Congratulations. Visit for more information. This coincides … Continue reading

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2013 – Nick Mount winner of Sculpture & Objects

Sabbia Gallery would like to congratulate one of our glass artists Nick Mount on being awarded as the Sculpture & Objects winner of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize for 2013, with this beautiful piece ‘Fruit Salad #090312’.

Les Blakebrough awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

One of Australia’s iconic figures, Les Blakebrough, was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday Honours (June 2013), for significant service to the visual arts as a ceramicist and educator and through professional associations. … Continue reading

Pilchuck Honours Glass Artist Klaus Moje

On May 14 2013 the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School presented Klaus Moje with its Libensky/Brychtova Award for extraordinary contributions to the field of contemporary glass. The award was presented at the’Pilchuck Celebrates’ event held at the Chihuly Garden and Glass … Continue reading

Sabbia’s Waterhouse Prize finalists

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious and diverse art awards. It aims to explore the natural world through artistic creativity. It is a valuable fixture in the Australian art world and offers artists a … Continue reading

Cahill and Douglas in New Glass Review 34

The work of Australian glass artists Lisa Cahill and Mel Douglas has been selected for the New Glass Review 34. Published by The Corning Museum of Glass, USA New Glass Review is an annual survey of glass in contemporary art, … Continue reading