Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Inner West Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery is located in Pidcock Street, Camperdown, next to Camperdown Commons and is available for exhibitions and cultural events by individuals and organisations.

When in use, gallery opening hours are Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm unless otherwise stated. 

Entry is free and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.


Applications open for Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Inner West Council is seeking local artists, cultural workers and community organisations to submit ideas for the exhibition of artworks at Chrissie Cotter Gallery during 2020. 

The closing date is 5pm Friday, 11 October 2019.

Please read the Information for Applicants 2020 before applying.

Click here to apply:

What's on at the gallery

Exhibition title: Two Blocks Away - Urban Nature

(18 July to 29 July 2019)

Artist:  Wendy Joyce

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 Artwork artist:  Wendy Joyce 
 Artwork:  Eco prints on paper scrolls

Event details:

Wendy Joyce is a local Marrickville artist who has lived in the Inner West for the past 15 years.  Over the past three years, while completing a Bachelor of Fine Art/Visual Culture, she started to explore the concept of biophilia and how people, living in high density urban environments such as the Inner West, can connect with aspects of nature close to where we live.  The artist started by exploring her own connection to plants that are encountered in her day to day life, in her small courtyard garden and nearby public spaces such as local parks and street plantings. ‘By walking the local paths within a couple of blocks from home and taking the time to notice and investigate cultivated nature around me, I feel more of a connection to the place that I live and have begun to learn how important the environment and our connection to it is, for our own health and wellbeing, as well as the future of the planet.’  Luckily the Inner West has many street plantings, with a wide variety of mature street trees including many beautiful Eucalyptus species, as well as nearby parks and the open space and walking tracks near Cooks River.


This exhibition is an exploration of locally growing plants, both indigenous species and exotic, using a process known as ‘eco-printing’ or ‘botanical contact printing’, and natural plant dyes.  The technique is a direct ‘collaboration’ with nature to transfer the image of the plant onto fabric and paper.  The printing process has been very experimental and the objective is to create a feeling rather than an exact replica of the plant material.  Large installation works are intended to create an immersive environment where the viewer will see reminders of natural colours, textures and shapes, to evoke a greater appreciation and understanding and therefore connection to the natural environment around us.


Exhibition days and hours:

Opening event: Please join Wendy for nibbles on Saturday 20 July at 2pm

General Gallery hours for this event:  11am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday

Websites and social media:
Instagram: wenjoyart


For further information about the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, phone Anthia Hart on (02) 9392 5866 or email



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