Current Exhibition

40 Dodds Street
 Southbank VIC 3006 Map

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

12pm - 5pm

T: +61 3 9035 9400

Wheelchair accessible - Admission is free

In Between: Notions of transition and the intermediate

Each of the works in In between: notions of the transitory and the intermediary reveals a shifting or transitional space between two states. Highlighting the blurry zone in which one point is distinguished from another, In between explores the multifaceted human experiences of complexity, temporality, completion and continuity.

Featuring works from:
Robert Ambrose Cole
Lindy Lee
Angelina Pwerle
David Rosetzky
Rosslynd Piggott

Image credit: Angelina Pwerle Bush Plum (8-817), 2017 acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60cm

The Margaret Lawrence Gallery is a contemporary art space located in the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct. It was established in 2001 to provide crucial links between the VCA School of Art and the University of Melbourne (with its community of academics, artists and students), the wider communities of Victoria and on a national platform.


The gallery performs an integral and generative function within the VCA artistic community and is a showcase for new work, playing an educational role for the Victorian and Australian community.

The gallery offers established practitioners an opportunity to create new work in a supported and critically engaged environment. It also encourages meaningful connections and exchanges between professional artists, academics, students and the wider public.

The program focuses on new work by local, national and international artists. Exhibitions are presented in an environment that fosters critical discussion, as well as an understanding and promotion of visual art and its broader social contexts, with accompanying forums, artist and curator talks, residencies and public lectures. The exhibition program has a strong emphasis on research, developed directly by inviting artists, curators or groups whose work or research is of particular contemporary relevance to devise a project for the space.

The gallery is also responsible for the care and management of the VCA Art Collection, which spans the history of the College and its predecessor, the National Gallery School of Art and the Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramic Collection.

The Margaret Lawrence Gallery is generously supported by the Margaret Lawrence Bequest.


Director: David Sequeira

Gallery Coordinator: Nicholas Pearce

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