12 Mary Place, Paddington NSW 2021

+61 2 9557 8483


DIRECTOR  Campbell Robertson-Swann



Established in 1995 by Founding Director, Campbell Robertson-Swann, Defiance Gallery has built a reputation for uncompromising quality and exhibits some of the finest contemporary art in Australia. Defiance Gallery represents a varied and innovative stable of established Australian and international artists in both painting and sculpture, as well as talented newcomers to these fields, with a particular emphasis on the abstract. The Gallery’s stalwart support for sculpture has marked it as the leading Australian exhibition space for this form. Defiance also represents the estates of several of Australia’s most influential artists including those of Ian McKay, Roy Jackson and Peter Powditch.

The diverse exhibition calendar includes solo shows, curated group exhibitions and ‘encounters’, where invited artists work to a brief outside their normal studio practice. Defiance Gallery also facilitates and curates a wide variety of satellite exhibitions in collaboration with institutions such as the Nock Art Foundation, Hong Kong and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.


By Car: Defiance Gallery is located at 12 Mary Place, Paddington. Parking is usually available on Brown Street next to the Royal Hospital for Women Park. 
Public transport: Bus number 389 stops on Brown Street very close to the gallery.  Alternatively Bus numbers 333, 340, 352, 440 are a short walk from Oxford Street.