TAP Art Gallery, Bar & Function House
Ph: (02) 9361 0440
Email: info@tapgallery.org.au
Address: 259 Riley St.
Surryhills NSW 2010
Gallery: 12pm - 6 pm daily   Venue: 6 -10 pm

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We have moved to STUDIO 259

We have moved to STUDIO 259

The boutique 259 Studio space is situated in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Surry Hills. Amongst designers and fashion houses, the space is located on the corner of Riley and Reservoir Street and is only five minutes from the city. The studio space for hire for Art exhibitions, film screenings, film shoots,...
'Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing'  photography of Mardi Kendall by Turkey's most famous contemporary artist, Bedri Baykam, by invitation only  Wednesday April 27, 6-8pm

‘Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing’ photography of Mardi Kendall by Turkey’s most famous contemporary artist, Bedri Baykam, by invitation only Wednesday April 27, 6-8pm

Entrance fee of $50 raising funds to build a model Earthship EcoCentre and permaculture farm. Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing   Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing is the story in pictures of the sparks that flew when a Turkish wunderkind with a mop of curly black...
'NEPAL AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE' Francesco Vicenzi Photography 2-8 May May. Meet the artist Tuesday 3rd May 6 - 8.30pm.

‘NEPAL AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE’ Francesco Vicenzi Photography 2-8 May May. Meet the artist Tuesday 3rd May 6 – 8.30pm.

Nepal After the Quake is a body of work realised in September 2015 in the recently devastated Himalayan nation. A long-awaited trip to Kathmandu and the Himalayas took a twist when the 25 April quake hit Nepal, leaving behind a long trail of destruction, death and grieving. Over 9.000 people lost their...
Dawne Fahey Photography Exhibition 9-15 May.

Dawne Fahey Photography Exhibition 9-15 May.

BIOGRAPHY Dawne Fahey was born in Melbourne and lives in Sydney. Dawne is currently undertaking a PhD at Western Sydney University, where she is using historical photographic processes and practice as a means for visualising empathy in nursing students. In her personal work, Dawne is particularly interested in creating fine...
MAMPALOOZA stand up comedy night Saturday 14th May 7.30pm

MAMPALOOZA stand up comedy night Saturday 14th May 7.30pm

MAMAPALOOZA STAND-UP Celebrating Mothers in the Arts! A Great Night of Stand-Up Comedy with Lou Lou Pollard – Host Amanda Gray Dolores Lorette Christina Van Look Sallie J Don Frida Deguise Cost: $20 at the door. Early bird tix $15 from sticky tickets. https://www.stickytickets.com.au/36619 Donations go to the Delta Society...
Calling all artists to NUDES ON TAP 16 - 29 May 2016. Gala presentation event on Saturday 21 at 5pm.

Calling all artists to NUDES ON TAP 16 – 29 May 2016. Gala presentation event on Saturday 21 at 5pm.

For the seventh consecutive year TAP Gallery is staging the very successful Nudes on TAP as part of the Head On Photo Festival. Head On Photo Festival is Sydney’s major innovative showcase for Australian and international photography of all genres and is the largest event of its kind in Australia...
Announcing the OXFORD St Art PRIZE 2016. #callingartists to enter. Deadline for entries 26th May.

Announcing the OXFORD St Art PRIZE 2016. #callingartists to enter. Deadline for entries 26th May.

Come witness the public hanging on the Supreme Court Fence! Taking art to the people! A Community event!   PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY THE DARLO BAR Announcing the OXFORD St Art PRIZE 2016. #callingartists to enter. Deadline for entries 26th May. There art also stalls available for creatives. This will a...
The annual International Women's Day Art Prize -  8th March

The annual International Women’s Day Art Prize – 8th March

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART PRIZE Winner judges 1st Prize awarded to Alison Peters for her work, a drawing tiltled ‘Memento, Homo, Quia Pulvis es, et Pulverem Revertis’ Winner 1st prize People’s Choice, International Women’s Day Art prize  Amber Hammad with her digital collage titled...
PRIDE Art Exhibition & People's Choice Award Wednesday 15 June 6-9pm. Calling artist to contribute artworks.

PRIDE Art Exhibition & People’s Choice Award Wednesday 15 June 6-9pm. Calling artist to contribute artworks.

We are again proud to be hosting the annual Sydney Pride Festival’s Art Exhibition, featuring works submitted by members of our vibrant Sydney GLBTQI community. To help us kick this year’s event off,  a fabulous drag show will be entertaining our guests at the Gala Opening on the evening of June...
Anja Meixner Photography exhibition 12 - 17 July. Meet the artist Tuesday 12th July 6-8.30pm

Anja Meixner Photography exhibition 12 – 17 July. Meet the artist Tuesday 12th July 6-8.30pm

Anja Meixner Exhibition of Photo Art 11 – 17  July Echoes in Eternity Meixner is a German Foto artist based in Sydney. Her poetic and socio-critical topics are the complexity of gender, the estrangement of the human being from nature and from oneself and its fragility. “Echoes in Eternity” is...
Drawing class on the 22nd of February will take place at the NEW TAP!

Drawing class on the 22nd of February will take place at the NEW TAP!

Please note the change of our address! Address: L1/259 Riley St. Surry Hills NSW 2010  
OUTLOUD Art Prize in conjunction with Sydney Gay Lesbian # Mardi Gras - Wed 24th Feb 2016, 6-8pm

OUTLOUD Art Prize in conjunction with Sydney Gay Lesbian # Mardi Gras – Wed 24th Feb 2016, 6-8pm

OUTLOUD ART PRIZE Presentations  Wed 24th Feb 2016, 6-8pm Artists deliver works by Sunday 21st Feb 12-6pm All  works will be on view 23rd – 28th Feb People’s Choice prize – guest can vote for their favourite work ! OUTLOUD is an annual and popular event,always fun and well attended....
#FILM Nights at the TAP ART BAR

#FILM Nights at the TAP ART BAR

We just got a new projector, screen and speakers, so our new space is ready and set up for Film Screenings Plenty of seats and room available Private and public screenings Film Previews Short Film competitions Refreshments and drinks Student discounts Call 02 93610 440 for more information  
MAP OF THE NEW TAP

MAP OF THE NEW TAP

  PLEASE NOTE THAT TAP GALLERY HAS MOVED AGAIN TO OUR NEW & PERMANENT HOME 259 RILEY ST SURRY HILLS (JUST PAST THE COP SHOP) ON 28TH FEB, 2016
LIFE DRAWING CLASS EVERY MONDAY 7-10PM resumed in our new space

LIFE DRAWING CLASS EVERY MONDAY 7-10PM resumed in our new space

Every Monday including most public holidays Class is conducted in the gallery with a nude model. 7-10pm  $15 class ($10 concession) Easels are available on a first-come-first-served basis(no cost) TAP Gallery, 248 Palmer st, Darlinghurst  REPUBLIC SQUARE (next to Phamish) / (02) 9361 0440
TAP GALLERY HAS MOVED!

TAP GALLERY HAS MOVED!

TAP GALLERY  has moved across the road to the REPUBLIC which is between Burton & Liverpool Streets. We are hidden in a corner, but it is a great space & I am looking forward to you all coming for a visit. Come & check out the NEW SPACE!! I have hand...
TAP Gallery is now taking bookings for 2016

TAP Gallery is now taking bookings for 2016

We are offering 15% off exhibition fees for the 4 first solo shows to book, so don’t hesitate. The space is $550/week and a little bigger in size than Gallery 1 in the old space. There is 48 metres of wall space to hang artwork, with extra mobile panels available for bigger shows....
The Pride Art Exhibition - Gala opening, Wednesday 15th June, 6-8.30pm

The Pride Art Exhibition – Gala opening, Wednesday 15th June, 6-8.30pm

We are again proud to be hosting the annual Sydney Pride Festival’s Art Exhibition, featuring works submitted by members of our vibrant Sydney GLBTQI community. To help us kick this year’s event off, the iconic Miss 3D and effervescent Dawn Service will be entertaining our guests at the Gala Opening...

#CALLING ALL ARTISTS! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART PRIZE 2016 – INVITING ARTISTS TO SUBMIT WORK. OPENING TUESDAY 8TH MARCH 8TH

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY ART PRIZE 4th – 15th March 2015 Presentations Sunday 8th March   3pm to 6pm at TAP Gallery To celebrate International Women’s Day, Women on Boards (WOB) will award first prize for the 2015 International Women’s Day Art Prize at TAP Gallery on Sunday 8th March. Last year saw more than 150 entries in all media and was judged by well known art professionals. “It was an honour to have my print chosen from the diverse and interesting works entered for the 2013 WOB International Women’s Day Art Prize. As a part-time print-maker who juggles a passion for print-making with full-time employment, I was thrilled to win the prize” said Kirsten McDonald, winner of the 2010 award. TAP Gallery is calling for artists to enter the 2015 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ART PRIZE. “We are passionate about the progression of women in all walks of life and it’s for...
TAP is alive and well, but alas, our theatre space will be closed from Nov 5 2014 until further notice

TAP is alive and well, but alas, our theatre space will be closed from Nov 5 2014 until further notice

As many of you know, TAP occupies old premises that, despite changing hands twice since we opened, have never been updated. Alas, as time went by and fire safety codes improved, our premises fell behind. The result is that we recently failed a fire safety inspection in relation to the use...
JANET VENN- BROWN 90th BIRTHDAY - Celebration & Show, Wednesday 14th OCTOBER 6-9pm

JANET VENN- BROWN 90th BIRTHDAY – Celebration & Show, Wednesday 14th OCTOBER 6-9pm

JANET VENN- BROWN 90TH BIRTHDAY SHOW Janet lived and painted in Italy for 40 years  where she painted interiors of well known artists and associates.Pictured above is the interior of Justin O’Brian’s interior. Justin was a well known Australian figurative painter.Janet also painted the interior of Jeffrey Smart’s studio and many more....
Online Gallery: Art for sale

Online Gallery: Art for sale

Welcome to our online store. This new section will enable artists to exhibit their works for sale on the TAP Gallery website. We now offer exhibition space in both our Darlinghurst gallery, AND in our online store for you to sell from. Our website recieves over 1000 visitors each week...
Online gallery : Art for sale  2

Online gallery : Art for sale 2

Title: Farm Cove Sydney Harbour Title: Mother and Child,  Morocco   Title: Venitian Sunset Title: Half Sunken boat – Lane Cove  River Sydney   Title: Festival Clowns, NSW House Flower Festival Title: Historical Ship Departing  Sydney Harbour                             ...
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR NOFI SCREENING

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR NOFI SCREENING

Unveiling emergent Sydney filmmakers by showcasing their works of all mediums, styles and subjects to the community and allowing them to get their message across! Have you ever made a short film, documentary, film clip? We believe there is a world of talented filmmakers out there in the community who...
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CALLING ALL ARTIST TO CELEBRATE TAP GALLERY'S 27TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!!

CALLING ALL ARTIST TO CELEBRATE TAP GALLERY’S 27TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!!

THE PYRMONT ART PRIZE 2015 - Congratulations to the winners!

THE PYRMONT ART PRIZE 2015 – Congratulations to the winners!

Congratulation to the winners of the Pyrmont Art Prize Judges Choice: 1st prize awarded to Robert Sheperd 2nd Prize awarded to Emel Jurd 3rd Prize awarded to Isabella Anteineivich PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE 1st Prize awarded to Angie K 2nd Prize awarded to Cliff Penny 3rd Prize to Vittorio Oriana WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME!...
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ART PRIZE: HELD EVERY MARCH  FOR WOMEN ARTISTS.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART PRIZE: HELD EVERY MARCH FOR WOMEN ARTISTS.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2014 ART PRIZE WINNERS 1st Prize Judges Choice – ‘Losing it’ Catherine Kennedy 2nd Prize Judges Choice Janet Venn-Brown 1st Prize People’s Choice Eileen Haley WINNER 2013 Youth Award Jourdan Hancock   1ST PRIZE JUDGES CHOICE 2013: Niki McDonald ‘Tapestry Girl’ who won $2,500 cash prize from the generous sponsor WOMEN ON BOARDS...
Teacher, Sally Atkins' wins 'Freedom Art Prize' for Humans rights!!

Teacher, Sally Atkins’ wins ‘Freedom Art Prize’ for Humans rights!!

Congratulations to mixed media artist Sally Atkins who recently won the Freedom Art Prize for Humans rights 2014 organised and held at the TAP Galley in Darlinghurst. The focus of the art prize and exhibition is the artist’s interpretation of what freedom means to them (or the lack of Freedom). This year the Critic’s Choice...
Palm House 2

Palm House 2

Meet Artists Anna Boros, Ekaterina Mortensen, Ann Cahill and Lesley Dimmick and hear about their Artwork.
OXFORD ART PRIZE 2014

OXFORD ART PRIZE 2014

We have an open section for artists to put in work. It must be on unframed canvas and 16″ x 20″ or smaller Tell your artist friends about this great event which will be outdoors with all day entertainment, Tapas dining and Sangria for all.  TAP Gallery & the Darlinghurst Business Partnership are excited to...
Palm House 1

Palm House 1

Lesley Dimmick and her daughter Amy and granddaughter Eva and Michelle, Steve McLaren, Annie Boros
OXFORD ART PRIZE & PEOPLE'S CHOICE

OXFORD ART PRIZE & PEOPLE’S CHOICE

OXFORD ART 1ST PRIZE  Sydney Says Yes by Jenna Bloom    OXFORD ART PRIZE PEOPLE’S CHOICE Francis St by Vino Nukaiya Bourke St by Vino Nukaiya  CONGRATULATIONS!!! MANY THANKS TO EVERYBODY
TAP GALLERY FLOOR PLAN

TAP GALLERY FLOOR PLAN