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SDFA and APA Gallery - COVID-19 UPDATE (24 March 2020)

Stella Downer Fine Art and Aboriginal & Pacific Art current response to COVID-19

24 March 2020





24 March 2020



Good morning friends and artists and communities




Gallery Update - COVID-19

Stella Downer Fine Art and Aboriginal & Pacific Art current response to COVID-19

17 March 2020



17 March 2020


Good morning friends and artists and communities


The Hills Art Prize 2018

Congratulations, Ashley Frost!

24 March 2018

A big congratulations to Ashley Frost, winner of the Hills Prize 2018 (acquisitive) with his work Alluring Dawn. ...more

Gosford Art Prize

Well done Viola Dominello

28 September 2017

This lovely long work by Viola Dominello has been selected as a finalist for the Gosford Art Prize. 

Image: 'Fagan Park Summer' 2017, oil on board.

National Still Life Award 2017

Well done Richard and Prue

28 September 2017

Congratulations to SDFA gallery favourites Richard Spoehr and Prue Venables. 

Both are finalists in the National Still Life Award, alongside our artist Merran Esson.

Ian Marr - The Golden Land

The Art Gallery at Pikes

14 September 2017

Ian Marr has an exhibition in South Australia coming up called 'The Golden Land' - an exhibition of paintings on copper, Clare Valley & Flinders Ranger landscapes.
The exhibition will be held at The Art Gallery at Pikes, opening Sunday 24 September 2017, 2 - 4 pm.
Stella Downer will be a guest speaker.

A new art precinct is born!

A map guide to the galleries in our area

13 July

A new art precinct is born!

This is the first edition of a map guide to the galleries in our area.


You can find a pdf of this guide through our website, social media and via our email. Subscribe through our website or email us at info @ if you would like to receive a copy. Printed copies will also be available at Stella Downer Fine Art gallery. So far we have included: Aboriginal & Pacific Art; Stella Downer Fine Art; May Space; Utopia Art Sydney; Artbank; Darren Knight Gallery; and Sullivan + Strumpf.


We will continue to refine, revise and add to this guide as needed. 


Enjoy! We look forward to seeing you at the galleries soon.


North Sydney Art Prize 2017 finalists

Congratulations to Di Holdsworth, Denese Oates and Liz Shreeve

21 February 2017

Congratulations to our artists Di Holdsworth, Denese Oates and Liz Shreeve, who are all finalists in this years North Sydney Art Prize 2017.

This years prize is at The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton.


The exhibition will run from 11 - 26 March. 


Di and Denese will be giving artists talks on Saturday 18 March, 11-12.30am.


Liz Shreeve will also be giving a talk on Saturday 25 March, 11-12.30am. 

The White Room: contemporary ceramics curated by Sean Morris

Group show with Square One and Merran Esson coming up

16 February 2017

Merran Esson will be in a group exhibition curated by Sean Morris of Square One Studios, called The White Room.  ...more

Geelong Gallery presents, Abstraction: celebrating Australian woman abstract artists

Janet Dawson's abstract paintings in exhibition

16 February 2017

Janet Dawson's iconic abstract paintings will be included in an exhibition at Geelong Gallery, 'Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists', 25 February - 7 May 2017. 

This exhibition draws from the extensive collection of the National Gallery of Australia and reveals the astounding contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art. Covering the the work of 38 artists from a wide ranging period, the exhibition reveals a passion for colour, shape and rhythm and a dedication to experimentation and conceptual innovation. 

Janet's works are amongst others including Margaret Preston, Dorrit Black, Grace Crowley, Anne Dangar, through to Inge King, Yvonne Audette, Margo Lewers, and Melinda Harper, amongst others. 

Image: 'St George and the Dragon' 1964, oil on canvas, 166 x 197 cm (Photography via National Gallery of Australia Collection)

Muswellbrook Painting Prize 2017 finalist

Congratulations Viola Dominello and David Fairbairn

9 February 2017

Congratulations to Viola Dominello and David Fairbairn; a finalist in this years 44th Muswellbrook Painting Prize. ...more

Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2017 finalists

Congratulations to Tanya Chaitow, David Fairbairn and Judy Holding

9 February 2017

Congratulations to our artists, Tanya Chaitow, David Fairbairn and Judy Holding. They have all been selected as finalists for the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2017. ...more

We have moved!

Stella Downer Fine Art at Square One, Alexandria

24 January 2017

Stella Downer Fine Art has moved to Square One Studios in Alexandria. This is a temporary set up until we have settled into a new gallery space.


Though we are not currently exhibiting, all our artists and their available works are listed on our website. We will continue to update our website with new works.

Our social media platforms will regularly showcase works by our artists that we have in stock. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Enquiries can be made via our website, by email, or my phone. Visits to view works of interest and meetings in person regarding valuation and consultancy can be made by appointment.


We are in the process of upgrading our website to be cleaner and more mobile friendly. Our website is still in transition, so some information may be out of date regarding our contact details. The most up to date information is listed below:


Stella Downer Fine Art 

Dealer Consultant & Valuer 

T: 0402 018 283 

Mon - Fri 11 - 5

Location: Square One Studios, 32 Bowden Street Alexandria, 2015



Stella Downer Fine Art offers a wide range of services including:


Consultancy - Stella Downer is able to provide advice on key investment pieces for personal and corporate collections, as well as direct the hanging and installation of your collection.

Gift Registry & Vouchers - Stella Downer Fine Art can arrange a gift registry or voucher for a special occasion, be it a wedding, birthday, anniversary or corporate event.

Valuations - Stella Downer is a valuer for the Cultural Gifts Program, Department for the Arts, Canberra. Stella can provide valuations for the Cultural Gifts Program, insurance, superannuation and asset management.

Join Stella Downer Fine Art on:

Facebook (under Stella Downer Fine Art), Twitter (under Stella Downer), and Instagram (under stelladowner_fineart) to follow what's happening at the gallery and be kept up to date on all the latest exhibitions, news and events!


If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.






Waverley Woolahra Art School 9x5 Prize 2016

Annabel Butler!

10 December 2016

Congratulations to Annabel Butler.



Viola Dominello wins the Pring Prize 2015

Congratulations Viola!

Friday 17 July 2015

Big congratulations to our wonderful artist Viola Dominello on winning the Pring Prize 2015! ...more

Gallipoli Art Prize 2014

Congratulations Rachel Fairfax!

24 April - 4 May, 2014

Congratulations Rachel Fairfax, who has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Gallipoli Art Prize with her work, Lone Pine Gallipoli.