2020 Exhibition Calendar

Shaping Wit
22 Apr 2020-17 May 2020

Exhibition postponed. New dates to be advised.


Open Hours:

Wednesday to Friday, 11am – 5pm 
Saturday, 11am - 9pm (Extended evening hours)
Sunday, 11am – 4pm


A Council curated exhibition exploring artists that use humour and irony to talk about serious or light-hearted things.

A Willoughby City Council curated group exhibition, presented in partnership with the Sydney Comedy Festival. For centuries, artists have been using their medium to challenge or criticise serious issues. Alternately, artists have broken historical artistic canons to reveal that art objects or visual images can be playful or comedic. Shaping Wit explores the work of artists who use humour and irony to talk about serious or light-hearted things. Satirical and cynical art can provide a subtle means for compelling its audience to challenge preconceived ideas and social and political conventions.


ARTISTS: Will Coles, Chris Dolman, Blak Douglas, Emily Galicek, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Gillian Kayrooz, Tara Marynowsky and Kenny Pittock


Exhibition Preview: 6.30 – 9.30pm, Tuesday 21 April

Coinciding with Sydney Comedy Festival Gala


Opening Event: 6.00 – 8.00pm, Thursday 23 April


Contact: Cassandra Hard Lawrie on 9777 7972 or email Cassandra.Hard-Lawrie@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au


Chris Dolman, All Dried Up, 2019, oil and pencil on cotton, 183 x 137 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney