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.