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Tin Sheds Gallery

A contemporary exhibition space located within the school

The Tin Sheds Gallery provides a platform for public debate about the role of architecture, design and planning in contemporary society through the production of research-led exhibitions, publications and related activities.

Upcoming exhibition

2021 Gallery program

Emergence: exhibiting the research of emerging architectural researchers and practitioners

Exhibition: Thursday 17 June to Friday 30 July 2021

Emergence brings together decades of architectural research from the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship in an interactive exhibition and a series of public talks. Established in 1951, the scholarship is based on the belief that travel, across Australia and the world, is key to developing exciting new architectural ideas and continuing strong discourse throughout the profession. Drawing on this deep trove of knowledge, Emergence will showcase over 35 unique projects dispersed across a field of ‘fragments’. Paralleled in a digital twin, the show aims to foster curiosity in research, uncover previously unimagined connections and create a place for participants to dwell and discover.

Moonbah Ski Hut under construction

Moonbah Ski Hut by Bill Lucas (Under Construction), Photograph by the architect

Bill Lucas: Architect Utopian

Exhibition: Thursday 12 August to Friday 24 September 2021

The exhibition consists of a curated set of original archival drawings, artworks, observations and writings from one of Sydney’s most influential Modern architects. The curatorial team will have unprecedented access to the personal archive of Bill Lucas in order to develop an exhibition of previously unexhibited content covering the full extent of his working life.

An Aboriginal art potraying a nuclear refuge camp by Glenda Ken

Camp by Glenda Ken, acrylic on canvas. Made at Yalata Womens Centre in 2016.

Art in the Nuclear Age: From Hiroshima to Now

Exhibition: Thursday 7 October to Saturday 20 November

This atomic-art exhibition, Art in the Nuclear Age: From Hiroshima to Now, will feature artworks made in direct response to nuclear disasters, testings and war; including Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Bikini Atoll, Maralinga, Chernobyl and Fukushima. The exhibition and its symposium will showcase and explore wide-ranging responses to the Nuclear Age by committed activists, academics and artists, all working to overcome the past and find a way forward in the search for peace and total nuclear disarmament.

New house on the APY Lands, South Australia, 2021

The Promise of Housing

Exhibition: Thursday 7 October to Saturday 20 November

The exhibition presents Yanyuwa Garrwa elder Miriam Charlie’s 2015 photographic series, ‘The Promise of Housing’. This collection showcases portraits of Indigenous residents and their houses in the Northern Territory town of Borroloola and is the central focus of the exhibition. Miriam’s polaroids will be complemented with other works and public talks initiated by Housing for Health Incubator, aimed at exploring infrastructural inequalities as they impact regional and remote communities in Australia.

Visiting during COVID-19

  • It is now compulsory for all visitors aged 12 and over to wear a mask while within the gallery
  • Check-in upon arrival by scanning the QR code displayed at the gallery entrance 
  • We recommend downloading the Service NSW app in advance. If you do not have a smart phone, contact details can be provided to front gallery staff
  • Please practice social distancing and observe the gallery capacity limits displayed 
  • Please make use of the available hand sanitiser 
  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have cold or flu symptoms, or have been in close contact of an identified COVID-19 case

  • Visitor information will be kept securely for 28 days and, if required, provided to NSW Health for contact tracing purposes
  • Hand sanitiser is provided at the gallery entrances and visitors are encouraged to santise regularly.
  • We are undertaking frequent, enhanced cleaning protocols, including sanitising of high-contact areas
  • Some exhibition events will have capacity restrictions in order to assist visitors maintain social distancing
  • Signage at entrances will remind visitors to maintain social distancing
  • We are registered with NSW Health as a Covid-Safe business


Tin Sheds Gallery

  • 148 City Road, Darlington Sydney, NSW
Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday: 11am-5pm Saturday: 12pm-5pm

The gallery is closed on NSW public holidays.

Tin Sheds Gallery