The McGlade Gallery is located in Sydney’s inner west, near Sydney’s Bicentennial Park (which boasts sculptural and environmentally based artworks). The gallery is part of the NSW Regional Galleries Association.
The gallery works to further the University’s mission through its focus on the spiritual, social and ethical dimensions of artistic practice. Since its inception in 2001, the gallery has hosted exhibitions on the icon in Australian religious culture, calligraphy as a religious practice and on ikebana as a living example of Japanese Zen Buddhism.
The gallery plays a pivotal support role for the teaching and learning of visual arts and design. It acts as an important forum for showcasing student works at professional industry standards, and continues to develop a visual dialogue within and between studio practices and the wider art and design industries. Each year there are a series of student survey shows that culminate in the annual graduation exhibition in November.
The gallery also acts as an important site of community engagement, offering the general public access and exposure to a wide range and high standard of visual culture. It aims to be inclusive of all artistic endeavours from across all cultures and creeds.
Entry to all of the gallery’s exhibitions, held regularly throughout the year, is free of charge and the gallery has wheelchair access via the automatic doors’ entrance.
Lachlan is the coordinator of ACU’s gallery at Strathfield. Besides lecturing in the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design course, Lachlan independently curates several exhibitions each year on diverse themes around living cultures and religions. Recently he co-curated, with Rev. Dr Doug Purnell, a contemporary re-engagement with the Stations of the Cross, where 16 leading Australian artists created visual responses to the Stations. His own artwork addresses issues in Buddhist practice.
The gallery at Strathfield welcomes proposals for exhibitions in the areas of painting, printmaking, photography, design, video, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and installations. A proposal must be forwarded to the gallery and should include the following:
Name, address and contact details
Material qualities of work: dimensions and quantities
CD-ROM or slides of work
CV and any reviews of work
Address your proposal to:
ACU Gallery@Strathfield Coordinator School of Arts, NSW Locked Bag 2002 Strathfield, NSW 2135