Gareth Sansom


Gareth Sansom: Ways of Seeing, AGSA

Posted 28/02/2019

Gareth Sansom's work is being exhibited at Art Gallery of South Australia in Ways of Seeing: recent acquisitions from the collection. The exhibition runs from Feb 23 - April 22, 2019. Find out more here.


'Lunch with Gareth Sansom', The Sydney Morning Herald

Posted 02/12/2017

Gareth Sansom has been interviewed over lunch by Kylie Northover of The Sydney Morning Herald. Sansom's major retrospective Transformer at the National Gallery of Victoria runs until 28 January 2018. Read the full conversation here.


Gareth Sansom: 'Transformer' featured by the Guardian

Posted 15/09/2017

Works from Gareth Sansom's major retrospective Gareth Sansom: Transformer have been featured by The Guardian.


Gareth Sansom: 'Gareth Sansom: Transformer', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Posted 03/08/2017

Victorian artist Gareth Sansom is one of Australia‚Äôs most highly regarded painters. The major retrospective exhibition Gareth Sansom: Transformer at the National Gallery of Victoria features work over the entirety of his celebrated career. Over 130 works are featured, including many never exhibited publicly before.


Gareth Sansom: Adelaide Biennial

Posted 25/02/2016

Recent work by Gareth Sansom will be on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial 'Magic Object'. The exhibition opens 28 February and runs until 15 May 2016.

A selection of artists including Sansom will discuss their work in the exhibition 28 February 2016 2.30-4.30pm. For further details read more.



Posted 09/09/2015

The work of Gareth Sansom features prominently as part of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art entitled 'Magic Object'. Curated by Lisa Slade, Assistant Director of Artistic Programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 'Magic Object' takes inspiration from the 'Wunderkammer', delving into a world of enchantment through the eyes of Australian contemporary artists.



Posted 21/07/2015

Gareth Sansom features on the cover of the current issue of VAULT magazine. Ashley Crawford's article titled "Gareth Sansom: Mind Grenades" presents an insightful consideration of Sansom's latest work and includes a number of colour reproductions of his recent paitnings. For further details and stokists please see here.



Posted 31/10/2014

The work of Vivienne Binns and Gareth Sansom features as part of the Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition 'Pop to popism', a wide-ranging survey on the influence of a pop aesthetic. Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition opens this Saturday 1 November, running through to 1 March 2015. Read more.


Posted 31/10/2014

Gareth Sansom and his 2010 work Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is featured as part of a series of videos created by the National Gallery of Australia. Acquired in 2011, the work balances art historical references with pop culture, but also imparts a personal perspective from Sansom's life. View the video.



Posted 19/06/2014

New work by Gareth Sansom is featured in an upcoming group exhibition 'Liminal_Narratives' at The Gallery, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre in Brighton, Victoria. Curated by Frances Lindsay AM, the exhibition explores narrative in contemporary art. Read more


Gareth Sansom: Melbourne NOW

Posted 12/12/2013

Gareth Sansom is included in Melbourne Now's 'Meet the Artist,' which features background articles on exhibiting artists.


Melbourne now: National Gallery of Victoria

Posted 27/11/2013

The following artists are included in the National Gallery of Victoria's exhibition 'Melbourne Now,' open 22 November 2013 - 23 March 2014.

University of Queensland Art Museum NEW 2013

Posted 16/08/2013

NEW 2013 will feature a selection of recent acquisitions to the University of Queensland Art Museum's collection, including Eugene Carchesio, Lucy Griggs, Ian Burn, Madonna Staunton, Gareth Sansom, Stuart Ringholt, Gordon Hookey, and Judy Watson. The exhibition runs 10 August - 15 December 2013.

Gareth Sansom wins 2012 Dobell Prize

Posted 04/12/2012

Gareth Sansom has been awarded the 2012 Dobell Prize for his work Made in Wadeye, a suite of 20 drawings in ink, lead pencil, graphite, coloured watercolour pencil, felt tipped pen, ball point pen, egg tempera, earth and collage. The work will be on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 10 February 2013.

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Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art

Posted 15/11/2012

A number of artists are featured in Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition runs 28 September 2012 - 25 February 2013.

The accompanying catalogue: 101 Contemporary Australian Artists features the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Vivienne Binns, Eugene Carchesio, Jon Cattapan, Aleks Danko, Bonita Ely, Tim Johnson, Peter Kennedy, Tom Nicholson, Rosslynd Piggott, and Gareth Sansom. 

Volume One: MCA Collection

Posted 04/04/2012

Currently showing at the MCA, Volume One: MCA Collection reflects upon the breadth of Australian contemporary art over the past 20 years and includes work by Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Ian Burn, Aleks Danko, Bonita Ely, Lousie Hearman, Tim Johnson, Gareth Sansom and Gemma Smith. For more information:

Ten Years of Contemporary Australian Art: The James C. Sourris AM Collection

Posted 22/10/2011

A number of artists represented by Milani Gallery will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Ten Years of Contemporary Art features highlights from the collection of James C. Sourris AM.

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Change @ Monash University Museum of Art

Posted 28/10/2010

Works by Kate Beynon, Ian Burn, Robert Hunter, Raquel Ormella, Gareth Sansom and Sandra Selig  have been selected for the inaugural exhibition at the new Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne. Change explores the breadth and depth of the Monash University Collection, featuring works from the 1960s through to today. Change, Monash University Museum of Art, 27 October - 18 December, 2010.


Basil Sellers Art Prize

Posted 03/08/2010

Vernon Ah Kee and Gareth Sansom are finalists in the 2010 Basil Sellers Art Prize. The biennial, invitational only prize of $100 000 is awarded to single artwork selected from an exhibition of finalists' work,  held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne,  The Basil Sellers Art Prize recognises artists whose work engages with the many themes within sport, past an present, to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture within Australia. Basil Sellers Art Prize.

TarraWarra Contemporary 2010

Posted 03/08/2010

Gareth Sansom has been selected for this years TarraWarra Museum of Art Biennial, which opens to the public on August 6. Eight art industry professionals were invited to nominate one artist each for inclusion in this year's exhibition, which runs until 24 October. TWMA Contemporary 2010 will showcase significant directions, acknowledge Australian talent and explore new ideas and practice in contemporary Australian art. For more information:


We Call Them Pirates Out Here: MCA Collection selected by David Elliott

Posted 15/05/2010

Aleks Danko, Tim Johnson and Gareth Sansom each have works chosen by David Elliott from the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney Collection to be a part of the museum's exhibition, We Call Them Pirates Out Here, currently being exhibited through to 29 August 2010.

STiCK iT!: Collage in Australian Art @ Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Posted 15/04/2010

From 20 March to 29 August 2010, the Ian Potter Centre of NGV, Australia has made an exhibition which examines the use of collage by several Australian artists, including: Vivienne Binns, Elizabeth Gower, Gareth Sansom, Madonna Staunton, and many more. Read more here: