37th Annual Summer Show

2023 | 2024

13 December 2023  –  3 February 2024

This year we are celebrating the 37th Annual Summer Show at Despard Gallery.  An annual tradition, the Summer Show acts as a platform to share a large selection of new works from our emerging and established artists. This year we are hosting over ninety new artworks from thirty five artists, all exploring different mediums, themes and styles. Not only does this exhibition function as a visual taster for exhibitions and new bodies of work destined for the new year, it also provides the opportunity to introduce some new faces. This year we are very excited to introduce four new artists to Despard, including painters Katie Barron, Hannah van der Wal and Chris Bury, as well as contemporary ceramic artist Rosanagh May. 

We are honoured every time we get to unveil new work from our artists, taking great pride in our commitment to support emerging talent alongside established artists and promoting them to audiences nationally.  Celebrating our 37th year, we are very proud to represent such a strong stable of dedicated and passionate creative talent.  This is no truer than for our Tasmanian contingent, being able to promote their work nationally through local and interstate exhibitions, digital publications and our popular artist videos. 

Please join us for a special opening night event Friday 15 December from 5:30pm to raise a glass and toast another successful year of exhibitions and to an exciting year ahead. Please register your interest to receive a full preview of all exhibition works prior to the opening.

Click here to register your interest for Annual Summer Show.