Sarah Cottier Gallery was established in 1993 by directors Sarah Cottier and Ashley Barber, and has operated in various locations throughout Sydney including Lennox Street, Newtown; Elizabeth Street, Redfern; Neild Avenue, Paddington and presently at Roylston Street, Paddington. Since opening, the gallery has worked with leading local and international contemporary artists to deliver a cross-displinary and intergenerational programme, while establishing successful careers. The pre-existing building at the gallery’s current Roylston Street location was developed into a gallery in 2013, and offers two distinct exhibition spaces.
Represented artists are closely followed by the major collecting and exhibiting institutions in the country. Works from all of the gallery’s represented artists are held in the collections of The Art Gallery of NSW, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Queensland Art Gallery and The Art Gallery of South Australia to name a few. The gallery also has an established international profile having exhibited regularly in major Art Fairs in Basel, New York, Madrid and Cologne. Sarah Cottier Gallery artists have represented Australia at leading international art events such as the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Biennale, and Documenta.