ACU McGlade Gallery at Strathfield
The McGlade Gallery is a hub for the creative community in Sydney’s inner west.
Through a program of curated exhibitions, the gallery focusses on the work of talented locals including current students, staff and ACU alumni, as well as other artists and designers who live and work nearby.
Highlights from the annual McGlade Gallery calendar include the Hidden Satellite Exhibition, a behind the scenes glimpse into the creative processes of artists exhibiting in the HIDDEN sculpture prize at Rookwood Cemetery; the Clancy Prize and HSC Showcase, both of which turn the spotlight on talented secondary students within the Sydney Catholic Schools network; and the end of year Graduate Exhibition which celebrates the achievements of ACU Strathfield’s final-year visual arts and design students.
In addition to welcoming the public, the gallery plays a pivotal role in teaching and learning at ACU Strathfield. Through initiatives like The Local, students are given the opportunity to exhibit side-by-side with industry professionals. And throughout the year, the McGlade gallery serves as an incubator space for students’ ideas.
Entry to all exhibitions in the McGlade Gallery is free and the gallery has wheelchair access via the Gate 2 entrance.
Title: The Local 2023
Description: the inaugural edition of an annual showcase in which ACU Strathfield’s talented students and staff shine side-by-side with local creatives.
Duration: 24 July – 25 August 2023
Title: The Clancy Prize
Description: the annual Clancy Religious Art Prize Exhibition showcases the creativity and talent of selected secondary students from Sydney Catholic Schools. The theme this year is pilgrimage, the inner and outer journey to seek transformation. Pilgrimage is a symbol of life.
Watch the 2022 Clancy Prize
Duration: 8-22 September
Title: HIDDEN 2023 Satellite Show
Description: a behind-the-scenes peek at the artistic processes involved in selected works from the HIDDEN 2023 sculpture prize at Rookwood General Cemetery.
Duration: 14 October – 4 November 2023
More HIDDEN info
Title: 2023 Graduate Exhibition
Description: Visual arts and design students from ACU Strathfield celebrate the culmination of their creative educations in this annual exhibition.
Duration: 15-25 November 2023