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My wife and I have been going to the Salon des Refuses at the S H Evin Gallery for several years... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dennis R
Sydney, Australia
Contemporary Australian Art Gallery

A competitive exhibition of portraits by Australian women artists was currently on display. A great... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2016
Antony S
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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...more
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2 Watson Rd. | National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is always interesting if you plan to visit the Archibald Prize exhibition to check out what didn't quite make it - a thought-provoking selection which generated a lot of discussion. Gallery cafe also very good - coffee and quiche excellent accompaniments to animated argument...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on very scenic Observatory Hill, next to the historic Rocks area of Sydney, this small gallery specializes in presenting exhibitions. It is very worth checking the gallery's internet site and keeping a lookout for not only what is currently being shown but what will...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been going to the Salon des Refuses at the S H Evin Gallery for several years now and find it to be very enjoyable. It is interesting to contemplate the entries to the Archibald Prise that didn't get hung in...More

Thank Dennis R
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This great exhibition of women's art from 1890-1950 runs until March 2018. There are some great paintings from artists like Marie Tuck, Evelyn Chapman and others who should be household names but, although their paintings are owned by the Art Gallery of NSW, they are...More

Thank alisonsoutter
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

I’ve passed it a few times on Observatory Hill and felt it was time to go in. Maybe check what’s on first as I got the Portia Geach prize, with about 30 feminist portraits. Some were brilliant, some just used feminist themes to cover up...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed March 3, 2017

A very pleasant walk through the Rocks and then ascending the stairs of the Argyle Cut, you reach the Gallery which was once part of Fort St Girls High. The Margaret Olley exhibition was delightful and beautifully presented. There were also a number of art...More

Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited this gallery to view the Margaret Ollie exhibition and were delighted to find it in such a unique location. The heritage building is very beautiful and in an amazing location. The staff were friendly and helpful.More

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SHErvinGallery, Curatorial Assistant at S.H. Ervin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

Dear Harrytravellers, We are very happy that you enjoyed not only the Olley exhibition, but our heritage venue and location as well. We have six exhibitions a year focusing on Australian art and in particular Australian contemporary art. We hope you will come and visit...More

Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

At a friend's suggestion we met at the QVB and then walked to the Ervin gallery to view the Margaret Olley exhibition. The walk up through the rocks was lovely and the view en route spectacular with vistas across the harbour. The lady in charge...More

Thank Jenny S
SHErvinGallery, Curatorial Assistant at S.H. Ervin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2017

Dear Jenny, On behalf of the Director of the S. H. Ervin Gallery and the National Trust (NSW), I thank you for the positive feedback on your visit. We are happy you had an enjoyable experience at the Gallery and cafe. We hope that you...More

Reviewed December 16, 2016

A competitive exhibition of portraits by Australian women artists was currently on display. A great selection of paintings in different media in different styles by women artists both established and upcoming. The gallery has a program of different exhibitions throughout the year exhibiting only Australian...More

Thank Antony S
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We are regular visitors to the Gallery for new exhibitions, and enjoy the professionalism of the volunteers and the excellent displays of artworks. However we have given up on the cafe. It is in a pleasant spot next to the gallery and should be ideal...More

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