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The Margaret Oppen Prize was initiated in the 1970s to foster the achievement of excel..

Gallery76 Exhibitions

Current and future exhibitions at Gallery76, 76 Queen St, Concord West NSW 2138 are shown below, exhibitions change regularly. Gallery is open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat/Sun 10am-2pm. Closed on Public Holidays.

Click here Events to view other exhibitions of interest. 

[Not A] Basket Case

Saturday 6 March to Thursday 1 April 2021 

Making a case for contemporary basket art. This show brings together contemporary Australian and international basketry artists for a one-off group exhibition, featuring an incredible array of styles and techniques, which showcases the best this medium has to offer. 
Basket weaving is an ancient art practice, which highlights both humanity's dependence on nature and nature's ascendency as the organic forms defy constraint. 
There will be wall hangings and sculptural pieces - ideal for homes, office spaces and hospitality venues.

Delighted to announce that David Lauglin, Curator of the Royal Botanic Garden, will open the exhibition on Saturday 6 March at 4pm.

David is the supervisor of the horticulture and arboriculture teams at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and has a keen interest in perennial borders, annual colour displays and Australian Asteraceae. Originally from Ireland, one of David's favourite things about Australia is the range of plants that thrive in this climate and the diverse species he works with everyday."

Opening: Saturday 6 March at 4pm
Cost:        Free, but RSVPs are required email
Venue:     76 Queen St, Concord West NSW


 Forgotten Needlework Tools
Thursday 8 to Tuesday 27 April 2021 

In April, we are being treated to three weeks of Forgotten Needlework Tools - with pieces from the Needlework Tool Collectors Society of Australia.
A series of talks given by Marlene Arditto and Kerry Easton promise to be a highlight of the calendar! Join us for some light refreshments, a chance to enjoy the exhibition, and the talks at one (or all) of the following times:

Saturday 10 April (11am-11:45am) - Speaker Marlene Arditto - Forgotten Needlework Tools - Discover the world of forgotten tools from "Bodkins: to "Ear Spoons" and "Lucets" and the long-forgotten craze for Parfilage!
Thursday 15 April (6pm-6:45pm) - Speaker Kerry Easton - Chatelaines: Graceful Sewing Companions
Thursday 22 April (2pm-2:45pm) - Speaker Kerry Easton - Sewing Birds, Sewing Animals: Our Third Hands

Tickets are available online: at $15.00 each. Numbers are strictly limited so get in quick!

We look forward to seeing you all at the Gallery!


 Embroiderers' Guild NSW
Margaret Oppen Prize 2021
October 2021 

This prestigious prize was initiated in the 1970s to foster the achievement of excellence in original embroidery design and technique. 
Margaret Oppen was one of the founders of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW and was a driving force in promoting modern approaches to embroidery in NSW.

Members - For information on how to enter click here 
Guests and visitors - please come and see the exhibition at Gallery76 from 8 October 2021