Suburban Opera – An exhibition of fine art, illustration, street art and typography.

Verb Syndicate and Gallery: 5 Crown Lane are proud to present an exhibition of Fine Art, Illustration, Street Art and Typography with new works by:

Ben Brown (Syd)
Benjamin Reeve (Bris)
– Caib (Syd)
Cezary Stulgis (Bris)
– Hugo Ramirez
– Idiot
– Katse
Phibs (Syd)
Pudler (Syd)
Steve Cross (Melb)
– Zealot

Opening Night: 30th June 6-9pm
Exhibition from 28th of June – 11th July.

Click here to attend.



Music Farmers are proud to be bringing the art work of Deniz Tek to Wollongong.

Lauded as the lead guitarist for legendary Australian band Radio Birdman (who were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2007), Deniz Tek became interested in art and music during his childhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As well as playing in Radio Birdman, he also formed New Race alongside band mate Rob Younger and members of legendary Detroit bands The Stooges and MC5. Deniz has also had an extensive solo career as a musician and the opening of his exhibition will also feature an acoustic solo performance from him.

Alongside his interest in music and art, Deniz studied medicine at both University of Michigan and the University of New South Wales and between touring, works as a specialist in emergency medicine in both Australia and the USA. His work has currently brought Deniz to the Illawarra and he is using the opportunity to exhibit his art work in Wollongong.

An avid fan of 19th-century impressionism and mid 20th-century abstract expressionism, his paintings have been exhibited in regularly in Sydney. Deniz also does small ironwork sculptures which have been shown in Montana, USA.

The Exhibition will run at Gallery 5 Crown Lane in Wollongong from Saturday March 31st until Saturday April 7th. The official opening will be on Saturday March 31st at 6pm. Deniz will perform a solo, acoustic set at 7:30pm.


Opening : Saturday March 31st 2012, 6PM

Gallery 5 Crown Lane, Wollongong

Examples of works from Deniz can be found at –

Hands – A Group Exhibition

International Womens Day Exhibition

The IWD Exhibition celebrates International Women’s Day for 2012 and is an exciting coming together of thirteen women artists living in Wollongong.
The artists have a great wealth of experience and activism both in the women’s movement and in the arts.  The exhibition acknowledges and celebrates their creativity and commitment to the arts in Wollongong. The exhibition includes artists who work in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography.

Artists in the exhibition include Liz Jeneid, Kathryn Orton, Clare Wallace, Jasmin Carter, Joni Braham, Sue Bessell, Moira Kirkwood, Geraldine Lefoe, Greer Taylor, Jack Draper, Lara Seresin, Mai Nguyen-Long and Sue Smallkowski.
The exhibition has been coordinated and curated by Sue Bessell.

The Exhibition will be opened by Dr Penny Harris from the Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong.

Musical Performances at the Exhibition Opening on Friday 9th March 2012 at 6.30pm will feature solo Electronic Violin player Jane Aubourg,  and jazz singer Anna Gerard and locl singing trio Sha Na Na.

Obscura – Joshua Wiffen

Since its inauguration a little over a year ago, Gallery: 5 Crown Lane has hosted a number interesting, well attended exhibitions and events, thereby cementing its place in the cultural fabric of the Illawarra. 2012 now sees the end of its first 12 month artist residency with the culminating exhibition ‘Obscura’ by Joshua Wiffen.

Wiffen has spent the residency period experimenting and exploring his creative practice whilst at the same time being heavily involved in curating and organising exhibtions in the gallery space. The resulting exhibition is an installation blending fine art ideals with contemporary public practices albeit adapted to the confines of the gallery environment. Some of the work on display has been represented in galleries in both Queensland and Victoria.

‘I have worked with very personal themes based around obscurity, as the title suggests, this references aspects of my personal life and method of creative practice but moreover its speaks of the hidden, these things that are there although you may never see them.’ – Joshua Wiffen

Gallery: 5 Crown Lane is proud to present the artists first exhibition of 2012 and would like to extend an open invitation to join us at the opening of ‘Obscura’ Friday 3rd February 7pm.

Gallery: 5 Crown Lane is open for viewing, sales and enquiries Monday – Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

Boom! For Real. Opening Night and Christmas Party

The weekend of the 17th of December sees a bunch of local graffiti artists take to the walls of Gallery: 5 Crown Lane as part of the annual Christmas Party Jam which is due to take place on the 23rd of December at the gallery. Last years show ‘It’s Official’ saw more than 200 people come through the doors on opening night and this year is set to be just as big!!

For Whom The Bell Tolls and DayOne Wear Product Launch!!

Check out the wears and ranges from For Whom The Bell Tolls

As well as the crew at DayOne Wear

Dialogues: An exhibition by Boni Cairncross

OPENING NIGHT: Friday 11th November, 6pm-9pm.
Drinks and refreshments provided. Exhibition runs from THURS 10th till SUN 13th November. Gallery opening hours: 10am – 4pm.

Iliterati: Danial Kelly. Heroe. Street Art Exhibition.

ILITERATI: is the first solo exhibition featuring works from Danial Kelly. Heroe.
A mixture of the arts. Bio Digital Funk
Tuesday 1st November – 7th November.
RSVP by joining the Facebook Event here.

ROCK AND ROLL – An exhibition of local music photographers.

Music Farmers has gathered together some of the best local music photographers to put together an exhibition that will coincide with the launch of their freshly renovated shop. The exhibition features work from :

Ian started shooting bands because he couldn’t play an instrument. People liked his work and as a result he now works for several magazines, is a regular photographer on the Australian festival circuit and has shot some of the best bands on the planet.

Jodie Mathews is an upcoming local freelance photographer whose passion for concert photography centres on her love of rock music. She loves nothing better than trying to negotiate the stage lighting of a concert whether it be in a dingy pub to a massive concert room. Jodie is no stranger to exhibiting her work, in March/April of this year she made her debut in the exhibition ‘Touch That Space’ with local stencil artist Poncho Army. The exhibition featured her concert photography as well as her photography of anything that inspires her. The exhibition was well received with loads of positive feedback and with many pieces sold. Jodie is currently freelancing for a local venue, takings photos for concerts and events and is also the featured photographer for the local entertainment website Helter Smelter.

Ben is a photographer from the Wollongong area with a keen interest in music and festival photography, and also low light and travel photography. Ben is a photographer for the Sydney Fringe Festival 2011. This will be my his public photo exhibition.

Murray Stace can pinpoint the exact moment he knew he wanted to become a photographer. When Murray first saw an image by Niklas Carlsson of Anders Fridén, vocalist of Swedish band In Flames his perception of photography and in particular live music photography changed. The image evoked such energy and passion within Murray that since he first saw the image he has tried his best to capture the same energy and passion within his own photography. The photograph of Fridén now sits on Murrays wall, surrounded by the images which it inspired.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday September 7th through until Monday September 12th.

The official opening will be held on Thursday September 8th at 6pm, food and drinks are provided.