Please note that unfortunately Pine Street Gallery (first floor) is not wheelchair accessible.
We regret any inconvenience caused.
Pine Street’s gallery is an arts exhibition space aimed at encouraging, stimulating and promoting local arts and cultural activities through an active and diverse exhibition program. The gallery is available for hire, at very reasonable rates, for solo artist shows or group shows, and is usually booked out 12 months in advance. The gallery is also available for hire for one-off events. In line with the Centre’s charter to support local, emerging and community artists, the Centre does not take commission on any sales.
Artists are encouraged to approach the Gallery Coordinator to discuss possible exhibitions.
Gallery Hire Fees
Hire fees include the use of our hanging system. Usual hires are for a fortnight, with fees as follows:
- $350 (GST inc) – Solo Exhibition
- $690 (GST inc) – Group/Organisation Exhibition
There is an additional hire fee of $5 each for gallery furniture (plinths and partitions). We provide a staff member free of charge for opening night (usual hours 6pm – 8:30pm) – solely for security reasons and to lock up at the end of the night. The gallery must be vacated by 9pm.
Saturday Staffing Fees
If the hirer wishes the gallery to be open on Saturday there is an additional staffing cost of $55 per hour, with a minimum of 3 hours, maximum of 5 hours.
The gallery is also available for one off events for a fee of $100, and a staffing fee of $35 per hour. Usual opening hours for events is 6pm – 8:30pm on a weekday evening. The gallery must be vacated by 9pm. Saturday events are charged at the same hire fee, with staffing cost of $55 per hour. The dates of events can be negotiated with the centre, dependant on what exhibition is currently on show (events cannot be held when a private hirer’s exhibition is on).
Public Liability Insurance
It is is absolutely essential for all gallery hirers to have Public Liability Insurance. If the hirer does not already have insurance it can be obtained through the City of Sydney at a very reasonable cost. The insurance fee is based on the rental fee. If your rental fee is up to $400 then your insurance fee is $25. If your rental is between $400 and $1,600 then the insurance fee will be $100. The cover is for $10 million any one loss and the policy excess is $5,000. Insurance application is included in the Gallery Hire Info Kit.
Pine Street gallery also has its own annual exhibition program, with an emphasis on providing an opportunity for Pine Street students and staff, and other community members of all ages to exhibit their works in a professional gallery environment.
- Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
- Saturday: hours vary – please check the exhibition listings on the homepage or call the Centre on 9245 1503 during weekday office hours to check opening times. The gallery is not open on a Saturday unless there is an exhibition on.
- Sunday: Closed
We can include details of your exhibition on our website and the City of Sydney’s What’s On page. Everything else is the hirer’s responsibility – marketing and promotion, catering, bar staff, bumping in and out etc.