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Tin Sheds Gallery

A contemporary exhibition space located within the school

The Tin Sheds gallery provides a platform for public debates about the role of architecture, art, design and urbanism in contemporary society through the production of innovative exhibitions, publications and related activities.

Covid Update - Wednesday 11, August 2021

In line with current COVID-19 restrictions and in the interests of public safety Tin Sheds Gallery will be closed until further notice. As we monitor the situation we will provide updates about reopening via email and social media. 

We hope you all stay safe and well, and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Current exhibition

2021 Gallery Program (postponed)

Moonbah Ski Hut under construction

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

Bill Lucas: Architect Utopian

Postponed - estimated to open late January, 2022

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

Postponed - estimated to open early March, 2022

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.

Untitled, polaroid photo by Miriam Charlie, 2015

The Promise of Housing

Postponed - estimated to open early March, 2022

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 and when subjected to lockdown orders. As such the Gallery will be closed from 25 June until further notice.

Tin Sheds Gallery