Tolarno Galleries

Tolarno Galleries has been at the cutting edge of contemporary Australian art for many years.  Four artists have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale and the exhibition program attracts the attention of collectors, curators and critics from around the globe.

‘Currency is the common denominator for all artists represented by Tolarno Galleries,’ Max McLean wrote of the gallery for ARCO, Madrid in 2002. ‘Not currency in the fiscal sense – although Tolarno is a commercial gallery, and a highly successful one at that – but currency understood more in the sense of an electric charge, of contemporaneity, and of cultural and intellectual exchange.’

With a reputation for showing fresh (often young) artists, it may come as some surprise to recent visitors to know that Tolarno Galleries was established in 1967. It has shown some of Australia’s – and the world’s – best known artists, from Bonnard to Sol LeWitt and Jeff Koons.

Approaching Mt Meru 2017
Acrylic on linen
183 x 152 cm
TIM JOHNSON Tolarno Galleries @50 Pt 3
Approaching Mt Meru 2017
Acrylic on linen
183 x 152 cm
TIM JOHNSON Tolarno Galleries @50 Pt 3
In Relation 2017
Silicone, felt, bronze, steel, polyurethane, porcelain, human and horse hair, silicone on linen
Installation, dimensions variable
PATRICIA PICCININI + PETER HENNESSEY Tolarno Galleries @50 Pt 3
In Relation (detail view) 2017
Silicone, felt, bronze, steel, polyurethane, porcelain, human and horse hair, silicone on linen
Installation, dimensions variable
PATRICIA PICCININI + PETER HENNESSEY
shadow land 2017
Acrylic, pastel, crayon on canvas
225 x 157cm
JUDY WATSON Tolarno Galleries @50 Pt 3