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.

PLEASE NOTE: Pine Street Gallery and the City of Sydney’s Library Spaces are in the process of developing an EOI procedure relating to all Exhibition and Display Spaces for 2016. If interested in applying we encourage you to approach the Gallery Coordinator by email to advise that you would like to be notified when the process is complete and the application call out has gone live. The fees listed below are FYI to assist in future applications for Pine Street Gallery EOI proposals.

Gallery Hire Fees –  till June 30 2016

Hire fees include the use of our hanging system, plinths and partitions if required. Hire fees are for a 3 week minimum hire @ a per week rate of:

  • $350 per week (GST inc) – Solo Exhibition
  • $700 per week (GST inc) – Group/Organisation Exhibition

Gallery Staffing on opening nights is charged at $45 per hour, minimum 3 hour hire.


Gallery Floor Plan

The gallery is also available for one off events for a fee of $50 per hour, and a staffing fee of $45 per hour on weekdays/nights. Staffing costs for weekends will be advised upon application. Usual opening hours for events is 6pm – 8:30pm on a weekday evening. The gallery must be vacated by 9pm. 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).

One Off Event Application Form 2015-16

Public Liability Insurance

It 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.

Gallery Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday opening hours are 11am – 4pm. This is subject to change so please check website for current show times.
  • 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.

Please note that unfortunately Pine Street Gallery (first floor) is not wheelchair accessible. We regret any inconvenience caused.