SH Ervin Gallery

The S.H. Ervin Gallery is one of Sydney's leading public art institutions housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, The Rocks in Sydney.

The Gallery’s exhibition program is designed to explore the richness and diversity of Australian art, both historical and contemporary, and present it in new contexts. The Gallery is renowned for encouraging research and promoting scholarly appraisal of artists from all periods of Australian art history. In addition, the S.H. Ervin Gallery has developed an excellent name for presenting important exhibitions and programs that recognise the valuable contribution made by Australian women artists.

The S.H. Ervin Gallery hosts seven exhibitions each year, including travelling exhibitions, which focus on the work of Australian artists. The Gallery presents major survey exhibitions of significant artists and also hosts popular annual shows including the Salon des Refusés: The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize, and the Portia Geach Memorial Award for women artists.

Nearby events

  1. Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage

    Tuesday 19 February 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , City Centre

    This summer, see ground breaking works from the towering figures of modern art, including Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse, Gauguin and Kandinsky. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg,…

    19 Feb - 03 Mar
  2. Aboriginal Heritage Tour

    Tuesday 19 February 2019 to Friday 03 January 2020 , City Centre

    Discover the rich Aboriginal heritage of Sydney with an Aboriginal guide in the heart of the city. Located in a spectacular harbourside setting , the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is one of Sydney’s most treasured and iconic destinations. …

    19 Feb - 03 Jan