Since its very inception in 1995, Defiance Gallery in Newtown has been synonymous with innovation in exhibiting painting and sculpture. Home to a range of artists - from promising newcomers to prominent Australian and international artists - Defiance Gallery hosts an inspiring annual calendar of painting and sculpture exhibitions for gallery and invited artists. This includes The Landscape Show, The Drawing Show and The Miniature Sculpture Show. In addition to its excellent reputation for contemporary paintings and works on paper, Defiance Gallery's wholehearted support and encouragement of sculpture in Australia has cemented its role as the leading sculpture gallery. The gallery is also proud to represent The Estate of Lyndon Dadswell and The Estate of Ian Mackay, two pivotal figures in the history of Australian sculpture. We were delighted to welcome British sculptor Phillip King in to the gallery in 2010.

2011 heralded the revival of concept shows known as ‘Encounters' that challenge artists to create a work to a brief outside of their normal studio practice. Encounters such as 5 Easy Pieces, Figure in the Landscape, Tribal Echo and Make a Box caused quite a stir amongst artists and collectors in the mid-nineties. 30 contemporaries will participate in each sculptural challenge.

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 How to get to Defiance 

Directions to Defiance Newtown

By Car: Defiance Gallery is located at 47 Enmore Road, Newtown. Parking is usually available on Enmore Road or on Station Street. 

Public transport: Defiance Gallery is a short walk down Enmore Rd from Newtown Station. Bus numbers 423, 426 and 428 stop outside the gallery on Enmore Road. 



Whether it's for a small courtyard, a city garden or a rural property, Defiance Gallery has access to over 200 outdoor sculptures. A collection of these sculptures, together with an expansive selection of Indian artifacts collected in the early seventies, can be viewed at the Defiance Gallery Warehouse by appointment. 



Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey of Defiance Gallery and Willem and Caroline Van Zanten of The Gate Gallery are excited to announce the launch of Defiance Sculpture Park at The Gate Gallery in Wollombi Valley, NSW

Defiance Gallery and The Gate Gallery have joined forces to realise their shared vision of establishing a permanent sculpture park of national significance to celebrate the wealth of talent in Australian sculpture.

Fifty outdoor works by prominent and emerging Australian and International sculptors are placed throughout twenty acres of beautiful gardens surrounding The Gate Gallery, making this sculpture park the first of its kind in Australia. Visitors and collectors can enjoy the works all year round throughout the changing landscape of the seasons. All works are for sale.

Wollombi is a beautiful and historic country town 1.45 hours drive north of Sydney en route to the Hunter Valley. There are great restaurants, local shops, vineyards and B&B’s nearby just a short drive from The Hunter Valley, making it ideal for an enjoyable day trip or a weekend away in the country.

In addition, Defiance will curate four indoor exhibitions annually at the gallery. These shows will feature smaller works by the exhibiting sculptors and a selection of paintings and drawings by well known Australian artists.


2480 Wollombi Road, Wollombi, NSW 2325

Telephone: (02) 4998 3370 or 0430 923 358

Opening hours: 10am – 3pm Friday – Sunday and by appointment



All exhibition openings at Defiance Gallery, Sydney and The Gate Gallery, Wollombi are sponsored by Noyce Brothers Wines.