01 Aug 2014

VAULT New Art & Culture Magazine

While the online space and the ever-proliferating spread of art fairs has done much to truncate the tyranny of distance that haunts the international art world, those of us in the Southtern Hemisphere can be forgiven for still feeling a tad isolated in the wider scheme of things. Sydney's Dominik Mersch Gallery and Berlin's Galerie Patrick Ebensperger have come up with a simple, nonetheles astute means of truncating the tyranny of distance. Put bluntly, they've swapped galleries. In mid-July, the two opertaions effectively traded place for one full exhibition cycle, with Galerie Patrick Ebensperger showing four artists in Sydney and Dominik Merch showing a handful of represented artists in the German capital. The exhibition in Sydney features the reconsituted mechanical sculptures and readymades of Austrian artist David Moises, the sculptural and performace practice of Japanese Kei Takemura, the visceral, haunting paitntings of German artist Philip Grozinger and celebrated Hungarian artist Hajnal Nemeth. In Ebensperger's impressive space in Berlin - which is located in a former crematorium - Mersch is showing the likes of Jon Cattapan, Philip Wolfhagen, Tim Johnson, Lucas Davidson and Anton Pulvirenti. Both exhibitions ahow until August 16. 

11 Jul 2014

Congratulations Wynne Prize Finalists 2014


DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY would like to congratulate both Philip Wolfhagen and Tim Johnson on their selection as finalist for the Wynne Prize 2014. We wish both artists the best of luck and look forward to the pleasure of seeing their work at the Art Gallery New South Wales.

10 Jul 2014



Exhibition Dates: 10.07 - 16.08.14
Sydney Opeining: 10.07.14
Berlin Opening: 17.07.14

DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY is pleased to announce the first ever cross-continental gallery swap. The swap will take place between DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, SYDNEY and GALERIE PATRICK EBENSPERGER, BERLIN.

We will exhibit our Australian artists in Patrick's new Berlin gallery space while he will present his stable of Berlin artists here in Sydney. The gallery swap is an exciting endeavour in which we will continue to progressively introduce international artists to Australia while further exposing our Australian artists to a broadening international audience.

21 Jun 2014



11:30am LUCAS DAVIDSON and JODIE WHALEN, STILLS GALLERY, 36 Gosbell Street 2021


12:45pm PRANZO Lunch Menu, POPOLO, 50 McLachlan Avenue 2011

DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY is pleased to present a Saturday of artist's talks and lunch in Rushcutters Bay. ALEXANDER JAMES will speak at DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY about his practice and current exhibition 'Of Form/Combination' at 12:15pm. 

STILLS GALLERY, just up the road, will present talks from artists LUCAS DAVIDSON and JODIE WHALEN as part of the exhibition 'Totally Looks Like' at 11:30am.

In collaboration with the artist's talks hatted restaurant POPOLO have prepared a special lunch menu on the day. To book please visit the Popolo website: http://www.popolo.com.au/reservations

18 Jun 2014

ISIDRO BLASCO is 'Artist of the Season' in ELLE DECOR

"Exploring the dynamics of perception, mix media creative Isidro Blasco combines architecture, photography and installations to express his optical reality. He sees a warped world, almost like a bird perched on the last ledge of the tallest building in town. Since past eight years, Isidro has been travelling around the world with his trusty camera.

Unlike a regular tourist, his only aim is to reach the top of the highest skyscraper and click photographs and videos. For the series, aptly named Planets, he “covers everything around in a panorama like way” and stops only when he has shot all that his eyes can see. Then at the studio, the Spanish born, New York based artist gets down to business: The printed photos are cut, volumes of buildings are popped out and a complex construction is created using basic building materials like wooden planks.

A Doctorate in Architecture, he has a special love for structures that’s as evident as his peculiar take on perspective. “A picture is a flat representation of a 3D reality. So by manipulating it I envision a space that is neither 2D nor 3D…it’s somewhere in between,” he explains. The intentional distortion in his art is meant to bring us closer to understand the paradox of seeing and perceiving, while compressing a vast cityscape into a scene, that can be internalised in a mere glimpse."

31 May 2014



Sydney East ArtWalk is a great way to spend Saturday afternoon, finishing up here in the gallery for the FINNISAGE with ELIZABETH THOMSON and ERICA SECCOMBE. 

Sydney East ArtWalk is an initiative of 18 prominent art galleries and art project spaces and the National Art School, in the area of East Sydney, Darlinghurst and the Cross. This is the second art walk in 2015 to offer art lovers and those interested in art a great one-afternoon experience showcasing a range of visual arts in a variety of East Sydney galleries.

ArtWalk is simple:
18 galleries will open their doors between 12 and 4 pm on Saturday 31 May 2014. At the participating galleries you will receive a comprehensive ArtWalk map with a list of the participating galleries. You can then take any route in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries and can sip a free wine and enjoy the odd nibbles provided by the generous participating galleries. Please join us for a unique Saturday afternoon of art, drinks and food and friendly camaraderie!

NEW Walk the Talk:
We are pleased to introduce SEAW Art Talks. For 30 minute-long, Artist Talks will be held at four galleries within walking distance of one another. Visitors have time to look at the exhibitions and then make their way to the next venue. You are welcome to join these talks. You will find them specially marked on the gallery listing attached.

Participating Galleries and Exhibitions

Alaska Projects
Justin Balmain | JD Reforma
22 May - 1 June

Suellen Symons | Teresa Parker | Tom Truong
Out of Time, Out of Place
Head on Photo Festival
20 May - 7 June

Black Eye Gallery
David Maurice Smith Living in the Shadows
26 May - 1 June

Chalk Horse
Kate Mitchell Future Fallout
Tara Marynowsky Venus Of Venus

Conny Dietzschold Gallery
Pollyxenia Joannou Devolving
29 April - 31 May
TALK 12.30 - 1pm - Pollyxenia Jaonnou

The Cross Art Projects
Jacky Green Flow of Voices II
22 May - 28 June

Dominik Mersch Gallery
Elizabeth Thomson Voyage Sauvage
Erica Seccombe Grow
8 May - 31 May

The Drawing Room
Aaron Fell-Fracasso New Works
13 May - June

First Draft
Bijiana Jancic Wedge
James Nguyen 360 Radial Arc
Andre Rooks Sculpture:4
Melissa Deerson Still Life with Punches
28 May - 20 June

Gallery 9
David Ralph Commune
10 May - 1 June
TALK 3.30 - 4pm - David Ralph

King Street Gallery on William
Robert Hirschmann Dogo
13 May  - 7 June
TALK 2:30 - 3pm - Robert Hirschmann

Liverpool Street Gallery
Group Exhibition
The Collectors Exhibition
3 May  - 5 June

National Art School  - NAS Gallery
Chien-Chi Chang & Chen Chieh - Jen
24 May - 2 August


31 May 2014



Please join us for a celebratory glass with the artists and director on Saturday 31st 4-6pm.

A unique opportunity to be re-immersed in the numinous blues of ELIZABETH THOMSON’S ‘Voyage Sauvage’ illuminated by afternoon sunlight and explore the fascinating technicalities of ‘Grow’ with ERICA SECCOMBE subsequent to her talk at the VIVID SYDNEY FESTIVAL.

31 May 2014


ERICA SECCOMBE is speaking at VIVID SYDNEY on May 31st at the MCA.


How can artists bring new perspectives to established processes? How do interventions from creative thinkers offer new insights?


As an artist, institution or a business, how can you set a framework for fruitful cross-disciplinary collaboration? How can bringing fresh eyes into your organisation to spark challenging conversations and tackle concepts that are usually too tough to explore?

Discover new models of artist-in-residence programs with collaboration at their core, and learn about the mutual benefits for artists, organisations and communities. Synapse is a residency program that enables collaboration between artists and scientists, with a focus on long-term benefits. Hear past and present Synapse artists and their host organisations speak about their experiences of collaborative research and its ongoing reach: resulting in new products, events and systems.

This session will be moderated by Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) Director Vicki Sowry.

Presented in partnership with ANAT.

Image Credit: Erica Seccombe, ‘Grow’, 2013, (detail), single channel projection, formatted for stereoscopic viewing with circular polarized glasses, silver screen, duration: 6:00min, 3D Microcomputed tomography rendered and animated in Drishti.

03 Apr 2014

Raven review: Gregor Schneider - German Angst by Kate Britton

"Gergor Schneider's German Angst is a photographic and video-based survey of some of the controversial artist's most significant work of the last 30 years."


03 Apr 2014

GREGOR SCHNEIDER's solo exhibition 'GERMAN ANGST', 04.04 - 03.05.2014

DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY is please to announce GREGOR SCHNEIDER, 'German Angst'. The exhibition will be opened by John Kaldor AM.

Opening: Thursday 3rd April, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: 04.04 - 03.05.2014

Panel Discussion: 'German Angst', 8th April 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

29 Mar 2014


JON CATTAPAN, 'Monotypes', is showing at SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE DI GRAFICA, VENICE 18 - 29 March, 2014.

In this exhibition held during his residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, the artist imagines and records through monotypes, a series of figurative explorations very loosely based around dream-like encounters of a nocturnal Venice.

25 Mar 2014



25 MARCH, 7:30 - 10:30PM

Delicious art and food collaborations! A unique evening of art and food awaits with an art inspired menu and collaboration themed conversations with special guests.

Hatted Sydney restaurant Popolo will create a bespoke menu for a gallery dinner at Dominik Mersch Gallery.  Enjoy a three course dinner, drinks, music, stimulating discussion and Tim Johnson’s newest exhibition, Otherkin. Hosted by Anne Fulwood, guests will hear from artist Tim Johnson in conversation with gallerist Dominik Mersch as well as Popolo’s co-owners, passionate foodies Flavio Carnevale and Fabio Dore.

$90 per person includes three course meal and drinks

Book online at the Art Month website.

13 Mar 2014


Art at Night: Paddington and Woollahra

We are delighted to announce that we are the nominated Art Bar for next Thursday Paddington Art at Night!

Art at Night is the perfect opportunity to grab some friends and have a local adventure through Paddington and Woollahra galleries from 6-8pm before heading to the official Art Bar at Dominik Mersch Gallery for drinks, music and performances from 8pm until late. 




Hashtag your art adventures with #artmonth and see your images at www.artmonthsydney.com.au/photogallery


06 Mar 2014

TIM JOHNSON 'OTHERKIN' Opening 6 - 8 pm

DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY is delighted to announce the third solo exhibition of eminent Sydney based artist Tim Johnson. Often described as ‘floating worlds,’ Tim Johnson’s extraordinarily powerful paintings embrace the spiritual iconography of a range of cultures including those of Aboriginal Australia, the Buddhist East and Native America. 

This year marks a milestone of forty-four years exhibiting for Tim Johnson. His first solo exhibition was in 1970 and he has since featured extensively in Biennales and Documenta IX as well as a major survey exhibition ‘Tim Johnson: Painting Ideas’, in the Art Gallery of NSW, QAGOMA and The Ian Potter Museum, 2009, the Third Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at Queensland Art Gallery and recently the exhibition ‘Australia’ at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London. 

07 Feb 2014

JULIAN DAY special performance of 'An Infinity Room', (AIR) 7 - 8:30pm

JULIAN DAY, sound artist, composer, writer/broadcaster and DMG Award 2014 winner will present a performative interpretation of his sound installations currently exhibited at the DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY.

‘An Infinity Room’, (AIR) is a performance and installation project for specialised synthesizers.

“‘AIR’ draws you into a Dream-like space of constantly shifting drones. Simple arithmetic patterns trigger slowly unfolding sound clouds and interlocking harmonic beats.”

Julian Day will perform his acclaimed masterpiece ‘Air’ and discuss his work at the DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY on Friday 28th February 2014. 

Special guest performances to be announced.

7-8:30 PM

01 Feb 2014

Reuters article on LI HONGBO

Please have a look at the Reuters article on LI HONGBO here.

30 Jan 2014

LOCUST JONES, solo exhibition at David Krut Projects, New York

Burn Freeze will be LOCUST JONES's first solo exhibtiion with David Krut Projects gallery in New York. The exhibtiion consitst of new drawings and prinst including Jones's brand new ten-meter long ink drawing and a suite of prints created during a residency at the David Krut Print Workshop in Johannesburg.

David Krut Projects, New York, March 6 - April 26, 2014


25 Jan 2014

AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND: The gallery will be closed on Saturday, January, 25th.