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Galleries Galore Post Lockdown

By Rida Babar Find out which galleries are open and free to visit, as well as the exciting arrival of new exhibitions. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, Sydney art galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), The Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), the Maritime Museum, TAP Gallery, and the DuckRabbit are reopening, introducing the new […]

TAP Gallery Bushfire Auction

Artists feeling the need to help and support the bushfire recovery have donated their artworks for a grand art auction to be held at TAP Art Gallery this Saturday. Some of the artists have been affected personally or have friends who have been affected during these weeks and weeks of devastating damage to properties, animals […]

Discontent over TAP Gallery DA

Opinion By Andrew Woodhouse The former TAP Gallery site at 87 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, is subject to a NSW Land and Environment Court case beginning 5 November 2019. At issue is the new owner’s development application (DA) for a multi-storey apartment block in this historic precinct. The TAP Gallery was formed in 1989 and was […]

Pyrmont Festival 2018

By Rita Bratovich If you keep getting a niggling feeling that something’s been missing this year, it’s probably because Pyrmont Festival didn’t occur in May as it has done for the last seven years. Don’t despair, it’s coming back for an eighth time and making a spectacular debut as a Spring event.  The popular food, […]

Lara Klark – Values On My Way To Consciousness

Lara Klark, one of Russia’s leading ethereal surrealist artists, will present her fourth Australian exhibition at the TAP Gallery to close out November. Born in Siberia and living in Moscow for the majority of her life, Lara Klark worked as a professional theatre actress. She studied fine art on silk in Moscow and participated in […]

TAP Gallery rises from the ashes

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst has landed on its feet again, although it won’t be staying still for long. After its owner Lesley Dimmick was given just three weeks to vacate the previous premises, she managed to secure an alternate space just one block away on Palmer and Burton Streets. Now located next […]

Grassroots gallery hung out to dry by City

By ALEXANDER LEWIS A key stepping stone for burgeoning artists has been shut down after 27 years of service. The iconic Tap Gallery in Darlinghust was kicked out by its new landlord due to a fire safety order imposed upon the building by the City of Sydney last year. Founder Lesley Dimmick said the non-profit […]

Pulse Group Theatre

Since the closure of the TAP Gallery at the end of last year there has been a general sense of helplessness about the decline in suitable spaces to house independent theatre in Sydney. That is why the opening of Pulse Group Theatre in Redfern brings some very welcome news. Not only does it signal the […]

Debby Doesn’t Do It For Free

June sees the arrival of a bold new exhibition at Darlinghurst’s TAP Gallery, revealing a rarely seen side of sex work. Debby Doesn’t Do It For Free comprises eye-opening works from an intergenerational collective of 26 sex worker artists, male and female, all telling their stories with art. Participating artist Deep-Dish Debby* says: “Between us, […]

News in brief

Tapping community support The Darlinghurst operators of the famous TAP Gallery have reached out to their loyal community in the face of pressure from the City of Sydney. City Hub reported last week that the City of Sydney had forced the gallery to stop using their upstairs space as a theatre following zoning issues. The […]