The Gallery

Artists will be inspired by this beautiful and unique gallery in one of Sydney's historic wharf spaces, Walsh Bay. In the heart of an artists' precinct, Simmer on the Bay Gallery has street frontage onto Hickson Road and provides an extensive airy display space opening up to vast water views.

An inviting space to showcase photographs, sculpture, installations, furniture and paintings, Simmer on the Bay is ideal for artists and galleries that want to maximise earning potential via an exclusive one off hiring fee with no additional commissions.

Having retained much of its magnificent waterfront heritage, the space boasts many of the original features of the wharf including the appealing exposed timber beams and original sandstone walls.

To accommodate exhibitions, new track-lighting and track hanging systems have been added and the building has been modernised to capture as much natural light as possible. In addition a stylish outdoor cafe (food by Simmer Catering) is also housed within the building to service gallery patrons or cater for gallery openings.
The gallery also caters for private hire, corporate exhibitors and tourism organisations and is also the perfect vehicle for interstate galleries to attract the vast Sydney art market.

Key features:

  • Gallery hired for a set rate plus GST
  • No commission on art sales
  • Stunning location on historic wharf
  • Security cameras inside and outside
  • Increased sales opportunities when hired out for functions
  • Hooks/hangers for artwork included
  • Two main floor spaces of 100m2 and 140m2
  • Eight fixed walls which can be used for hanging space ranging from 60m2 to 2.5 x 4.2m

Additional services:

  • Catering, beverages & staff can be provided by Simmer
  • Catering for openings & menu packages can be tailored to exact budgets and requirements
  • Publicity & marketing - a selection of packages by PR specialist Libby Greig is available to promote exhibitions
  • Advertising - special packages can be arranged for brochures and art magazine ads
  • Design, printing and mailing of invitations, signage & posters
  • Hire of furniture & props
  • Production