After more than 25 years, STILLS Gallery will cease operation following its final exhibition Curtain Call, which opens on 24 May.


The exhibition will present a history of the gallery featuring  over 60 artists from over the 26 years of exhibition.

Stills Gallery opened its doors at 16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington in 1991, when Bob Hawke was Prime Minister of Australia and The Simpsons debuted on Channel 10. In the same year, Boris Becker beat Ivan Lendl in the Australian Open Tennis Championship, Tim Berners-Lee introduced the web browser and Nirvana released Nevermind.

Artists featured in the exhibition will include Narelle Autio, Ian Dodd, Stephen Dupont, Sandy Edwards, Peter Elliston, Lorrie Graham,  Douglas Holleley, Jon Lewis, Mary Ellen Mark, Grant Matthews, Trent Parke, Jon Rhodes, Roger Scott, Glenn Sloggett, Peter Solness and  William Yang, to name just a few.

The gallery will also be featuring ‘a work a day’ on its Facebook and Instagram feeds ““ where they ask friends, colleagues, collectors and artists to nominate a work or artist that has spoken to them over the history of the gallery.

Stills Gallery is currently located at 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington, NSW 2021.

The Curtain Call exhibition runs until 30 June 2017.

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