list of ongoing, current, forthcoming and previous art exhibitions, selected galleries and exhibition venues
solo and groups shows of landscape paintings, impressionist artworks and floral pictures
beach scenes, desert and minimalist paintings, abstracts, bas-relief wall sculptures and free-standing sculptures


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recent and past art exhibitions

Mosman Art Society - 20th Anniversary Exhibition 2015
Open November 2015
10am to 5pm, 7 days a week
Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Rd, Mosman

Mosman Art Society - Summer Exhibition 2013
Open 30 November to 26 January 2014
10am to 5pm, 7 days a week
Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Rd, Mosman

Mosman Art Society - 9x5 inch Exhibition 2012
Open Saturday 22 September to Sunday 21 October
10am to 5pm
  Venue Julian Ashton Art School
Building 17, Headland Park,
Middle Head Rd, Mosman

Hornsby Art Society - 2012 MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Verandah Gallery, Wallarobba Arts & Cultural  Centre,
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
  Large range of paintings, sculptures and photos for sale. Tuesday 26 June till 8 July 2012
9 - 5 weekdays, 10 - 4 weekends

SUMMER EXHIBITION - Mosman Art Society
Location Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myagah Road, Mosman 2088
  Exhibition  26 November - 31 December 2011

7 days 10am - 5pm (Close Public Holidays)

photos from my recent solo exhibition @ Complete Framing Gallery North Manly

Location Complete Framing Gallery North Manly
Studio 4, 410 Pittwater Rd, North Manly 2100

Exhibition until 28 February 2011

Opening hours  9:30 to 5pm Mon - Fri and
9:30 to 4pm Saturdays

  Contact for further information

Artist:  Ernie Gerzabek 02 9975 5527 or 0408 421 177   art@ernie-gerzabek.com

Gallery:  Greg & Kelly Gillespie 02 9020 6070 northmanly@completeframing.com.au

Contemporary paintings and sculptures by Ernie Gerzabek art exhibiton Ernie Gerzabek art exhibiton of contemporary paintings and sculptures

Contemporary paintings and sculptures art gallery exhibiton Contemporary artworks by Ernie Gerzabek solo exhibiton

Contemporary artworks by Ernie Gerzabek solo art show

list of previous exhibitions


Complete Framing Gallery North Manly

Abstract Explorations @ Arthouse Hotel, Sydney

Angel Restaurant Gallery, Queenscliff
ArtHouse Hotel Dome Bar Gallery
Martha's Restaurant, Castlecrag NSW
Samuels Restaurant, Thirroul NSW
see photos

Morrison Motors Mercedes-Benz, Chatswood
Nostimo Cafe, Woollahra
Angel Restaurant, Queenscliff
Cafe on Oaks, Dee Why
De Stijl Furniture Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
De Stijl Furniture Gallery, Double Bay, NSW

De Stijl Furniture Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
De Stijl Furniture Gallery, Double Bay, NSW

Tamburlaine Winery Gallery Pokolbin
Arthouse Hotel Gallery, Sydney
Gallery 307, Northbridge

Arthouse Hotel Gallery, Sydney
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Finks Gallery, Waverton
Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro, MN, USA
In Situ Gallery, Manly
Pruniers Restaurant, Woollahra

The Gallery Grand Salon, Melbourne
GIG Gallery, Glebe
Global Gallery, Paddington
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose

Arthouse Hotel, City of Sydney
Dale Thomas Gallery, Artarmon
Vistablue Gallery, North Sydney

Forresters Gallery, Surry Hills

Extract form feature article about my work in Artist's Palette magazine

Many student artists and beginners ask for my advice on how to go about painting.  My advice is not about merely painting technique but about the creative process and the correct approach. Here are a few points concerning the right approach:

  • Do not become an illustrator relying mainly on technique and perfect reproduction of external appearances.  Express your creative vision by using your original thoughts, imagination and heart.

  • As only 1% of artists can produce photographic perfection, I don’t waste my energy trying to compete with the camera.  Inspired photographers can produce such images with a fraction of the effort.

  • Emphasise what you are good at; do not struggle with the very difficult or impossible.  Find your niche and comfort zone, enjoy being there, build your confidence, then gradually take on the more difficult areas. 

  • However, it is necessary to break out of your comfort zone time to time; try something completely different.  Unfamiliar challenges will liberate your mind and refresh your creativity.

  • Having fun by experimentation is better for the spirit than dogged chasing of perfection by hard labour.  Masterpieces are just as likely to emerge through controlled accidents and carefree experimentation.

  • So, welcome accidents and mistakes, often they lead to unexpected directions and unforeseen possibilities.

  • Do not dismiss art vastly different from yours, you can learn from other styles, approaches and methods.  Art is a many splendored thing!


Hornsby Art Society - Members Exhibition, Hornsby
Mosman Art Society - Autumn Exhibition, North Sydney
Oakhill College - Castle Hill

Mosman Art Society - Artistic Adventures, North Sydney
Hornsby Art Society - Members Exhibition, Pennant Hills
Mosman Art Society - Members Exhibition, North Sydney
John Colet School, Belrose

Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Art Exhibition - Top Ryde City
Creative Journeys - Mosman Art Society, North Sydney
Festival of Sculpture @ Mosman Village - Sculptors Society
Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society A
rt Exhibition - St Ives

Hornsby Art Prize, Cherrybrook
Sculptors Society exhibition - Darling Park, Sydney
Group Show @ McGrath Foundation, Northbridge

Ku-ring-gai Art Society Art Prize St Ives
Hornsby Art Society - Returned to Glory - see photo below
Sculptors Society exhibition - Governors Phillip & Macquarie Towers and Chifley Tower, Sydney
Festival of Sculpture @ Mosman Village - Sculptors Society

Gallery 41, Sydney
Artfest 08 - St Madeleine's Primary School, Kenthurst

The Sculptors Society, Australia Square and MLC Centre, Sydney
Spring Exhibition - Mosman Art Society
Ku-ring-gai Art Society, St Ives
St Ignatius' Collage, Riverview
The Sculptors Society, The Towers Exhibition, Sydney

Sydney Royal Easter Show
Ku-ring-gai Art Society, St Ives
The Sculptors Society, Mosman Village

ArtinPort Gallery, Port Kembla
Mosman Art Society, Mosman Art Gallery
North Shore Art Society, Collaroy
North Shore Art Society, Manly
St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Marist College, North Sydney
North Sydney Art Prize
Ku-ring-gai Art Society Annual Art Award, St Ives
Mosman Art Society, Moulton Gallery, Mosman
Ku-ring-gai Art Society, St Ives

MKA Gallery Budapest Hungary
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Dale Thomas Gallery, Artarmon
St Augustine College, Brookvale
Ku-ring-gai Art Society, St Ives
Mosman Art Society, North Sydney

Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney
Ku-ring-gai Art Society Award Exhibition, St. Ives
NSW State Government's  Mitchell Library, Sydney

artRoom Upstairs Gallery, Manly
Cadry’s Art Prize Finalists, Fox Studios

Mosman Art Society, North Sydney
Framework Gallery, Cremorne
Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
artRoom Upstairs Gallery, Manly
Design Metaphor Gallery, Palm Springs, California
Affordable Art Show Sydney
Jeans for Genes Charity Auction & Exhibition, Sydney
North Sydney Art Prize
Manly Regional Art Gallery
BASE Space Contemporary Gallery, North Curl Curl
Alliance Françoise, Sydney

Artichoke Gallery, Manly
Manly Regional Art Gallery
Duluth Gallery, Minnesota USA
Jeans for Genes Charity Auction & Exhibition, Sydney

Forest Gallery, Durras
Gallery Paul, Melbourne
Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point
MacLaren Roberts Gallery, Mosman
The Wentworth Gallery, Sydney
Valerie Cohen Gallery, Paddington
Gannon House Gallery, Sydney
Montesol Gallery, Warriewood Beach

1999, 2000, 2001
Rendez-Vous Gallery, Vancouver
Barbara Carmichael Gallery, Roseville
Mosman Regional Art Gallery
Manly Art Gallery and Museum
The Sydney Art Gallery, Ultimo
Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Seaforth
Soho Gallery, Leichhardt
North Sydney Fine Arts, North Sydney
Great Southland Art Prize, Oxford Falls
Great Southland Art Prize, Oxford Falls

Prior to 1999: various art prizes, competitions and exhibitions too numerous to list

why I limited my public exhibition activities recently?

Here are a few of my reasons:

1. There are very few galleries, which can be relied upon to satisfactorily promote their artists exhibiting.  Gallery promotion may be dependent on charging a high rent for the space and/or requiring the artist to pay upfront for all advertising and exhibition opening expenses.

2. It is difficult to find trustworthy commercial galleries, which can be relied upon to pay the artist’s portion of the sold artworks. Recent news items highlighted this, where artists had to go to court attempting to recover moneys owed. Often even after a court order was made, the money was still not received.

  3. Many art society exhibitions and other shows are poorly attended by the public, mainly because of unsatisfactory venues and/or lack of promotion.

4. Recently the public has become disillusioned with “contemporary art”, due to museums and art galleries show extreme and obscure “cutting edge” “artworks” and installations. Many of these prosaic and ugly pieces promoted by trendy fashionable curators cannot be understood by the general public, the people get frustrated and antagonised and they just switch off in disgust.

If you require further information about a gallery near you where you can view my work,
or if you wish to be invited to an exhibition in your area, please contact

featured artwork

dry country abstract contemporary desert inspired art painting

647  Dry country
76x102cm acrylic on canvas

Hornsby Art Society -- Returned to Glory -- Art Exhibition using recycled materials

Ruth and Ernie Gerzabek on the opening night at Hornsby Art Society  exhibition

Ruth and Ernie Gerzabek on the opening night

previous Sculptors Society exhibitions

sculpture exhibition sculptors society               invitation to sculpture exhibition Mosman village

sculptors society exhibition flyer darling park

Images from The Sculptors Society Exhibition Darling Park

low rise geometric wall relief sculpture Ernie Gerzabek   cube variation sculpture recycled timber Ernie Gerzabek   geometric timber magic cube sculpture australian sculptor gerzabek

memories of a good art exhibition

ARTFEST '08 - St Madeleine's Primary School
Featured artist Ernie Gerzabek 2008


Press Release from St Madeleine's:

The old saying that a house is not a home, until you add touches of your own. One of the most effective ways of doing this is by including original works of art in the interior design.

Artist Ernie Gerzabek endorses this enthusiastically as he has seen many ordinary residences turned into classy, visually exciting places where contemporary artworks on the walls turn a house into their home.

Ernie Gerzabek has been chosen as the Feature Artist for this year’s Artfest 2008 - Coming of Age, at St Madeleine’s Primary School Kenthurst. This annual art and craft show celebrates 21 years of exceptional arts and crafts. The show will be its largest and finest yet and Ernie Gerzabek will be in attendance on Opening Night, 7th November 2008, to present his inspiring collection of art and sculpture.

Ernie’s background as an Architect adds influence to his passions, also an edge to his contemporary paintings. Drawing inspiration from the unique landscapes of Australia and beyond, his mission is to create images which suggest aspects of the unspoilt wilderness areas and the countryside, wetlands, deserts and Sydney’s coastline in particular.



Ernie loves to use bright, cheerful ‘Aussie’ colours and to express the thrill of being alive. He concentrates on creating happy and positive images, that give a pleasant sensation to the viewer.

Most recently, Ernie has also started to explore the 3 dimensional world of sculpture. In creating these unique three dimensional sculptures, his focus was on using recycled materials - being as environmentally friendly as possible.

You can view Ernie’s collection at St Madeleine’s Artfest which will be open all weekend starting with a Gala Evening on Friday 7th November. Opening night tickets only cost $25 and include a gourmet supper and all drinks as well as live music. Opening Night also offers an opportunity to win an Ernie Gerzabek artwork.

Entry into Artfest during Saturday and Sunday is free and coffee and food is available all weekend. There will be over 350 paintings to view and over 50 craft exhibitors ranging from candles to cupcakes, bangles to birdbaths, pearls to puddings.

Ernie Gerzabek Artist Gallery


© Ernie Gerzabek 2000-2016

On this page there is a list of art exhibitions, ongoing, current, forthcoming and previous art shows.  A list of solo exhibitions and groups shows where
 my landscapes, impressionist floral pictures, beach scenes, desert and minimalist paintings, abstracts, bas-reliefs and sculptures were shown.
Examples of exhibition invitations, photos of exhibits and press releases are displayed.