Disorder Gallery



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Disorder Gallery launches into 2018 with Fast food, Neon signs, Disco, Roller Derby, Voodoo, Luxury & Decadence, brought to you by artist and designer LIPSTIK


Born in France in 1976, LIPSTIK has conducted graphic research since 2000, inspired by the late 70’s Soft Porn and Junk Culture. His mutant Pin-ups, such as timeless amazons, pose in a flashy, super-sexy and pre-apocalyptic world in which technical graphic symbols from packaging turn into metaphysical abstractions. Ecstasy, lust and fetishized consumer goods become one.

In a unique retro-futuristic aesthetic sourced from street and skateboard culture, Punk and Pop art, the artist combines photomontage with vector graphics. The pure lines and the skin rendering delicacy of Art Nouveau female models merge with the electric colours and style of the 80’s airbrush painting. 

LIPSTIK, iconic figure of Montreal’s underground art scene, will be taking over Disorder Gallery on February 1st with “Electric Pin Ups & Acid Soda” This unique exhibition combines graphics, video, music and LIPSTIK’s unique brand of ‘products’. 

“Electric Pin-Ups & Acid Soda” opens on February 1st from 6-8pm complemented by live music from the futuristic, psychedelic, SEX DATA.


The Gift of Disorder

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Disorder Gallery is celebrating the end of our very first year and an exciting beginning to the next with D/O.9 & D/O.10.  These new DO's, spanning from 2017 into 2018, feature highlights from the Disorder Collection along with work from some of the amazing artists we've showcased throughout our first year.


D/O.9 & D/O.10 is on now and features work from; Copyright, Dalek, Huck Gee, Ileana Hunter, K-Guy, Prefab 77, Pure Evil, Rone and Shepard Fairey...

...alongside highlights from Disorder Gallery's first year including; Boyd Sanday, Mike Smith, Ivor Cole, Bill Davies, Rob Brown, FRIDA LAS VEGAS and Michael Saker.

All this... and more... is up right now at Disorder Gallery.  We will be open through December 23rd so now is the perfect time to stop by and grab the gift of Disorder for the holidays.

Painting Outside the Lines

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Disorder Gallery is ‘disrupting the regular’ once again, with new paintings by Ivor Cole in Art in The Modern World.  This bold, brilliantly executed work, showcases Cole's unique take on Modern Art complemented by his unmistakeable cheeky humour.


Imagine Andy Warhol’s last soup can finally being opened, Jackson Pollock working with new brushes and Jaspers Johns’ iconic "Flag" being invaded by the red star. Cole says this exhibition is his way of “paying homage to the painters that opened my eyes, pulling me away from the Constable prints that were splayed on living room walls as I grew up in South London. These works represent some of the 20th century artists that I most respect... but with a twist”

 Ivor Cole under his painting "The Poet Smiles" at Disorder Gallery

Ivor Cole under his painting "The Poet Smiles" at Disorder Gallery

In Cole's own words "This exhibition is by way of an homage to the artists that shook my way of seeing and set me on a road that I am still traveling. Art in the 20th century, visual art, changed the way we view the world. It picked up the mantle from the movements of the 19th century and challenged our complacency as an audience. It shook the apple tree and exotic fruit fell. We are still dining on this fruit."

Art in the Modern World is up now through December 10th and available to preview in Disorder Gallery's online shopArt in the Modern World will also be on display during the upcoming East Sydney Art Night Walk.  So be sure to join us on December 6th from 6-8pm for a glass of wine with a twist of humor.


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Ivor Cole, one of the Enfants Terribles of the 70's and 80's Sydney art scene, is back with a new exhibition, his first solo in over 15 years in Sydney. Cole, who had a succession of successful exhibitions with Gisella Schienberg's Holdsworth Gallery, is now offering up... 

Art In The Modern World


After dropping out of the limelight during the 90's Cole was, in his own words, "beavering away in the studio recovering from a miasma of drugs and several tempestuous relationships". 

At the turn of the millennia Cole upped sticks and moved far from Sydney to the top end - Darwin. As well as showing in several galleries in Darwin, he says he was "working away on behalf of the mostly neglected Territory artists and producing copious new works". 

In 2003 Cole formed the Gallery Sometimes project in Darwin showcasing local artists working in the western style. Gallery Sometimes was a series of pop ups, at one time running 15 spaces in the CBD. He also secured the first legal street art site in central Darwin. 

Now residing in Bali for most of the year, in 2016 he was invited to join the Bali Artists Camp, a government sponsored art initiative, as the sole non Indonesian artist. 

"Art In The Modern World" Cole says is his way of "paying homage to the painters that opened my eyes, pulling me away from the Constable prints that were splayed on living room walls as I grew up in South London, these works represent some of the 20th century artists that I most respect... but with a twist"


D/O.8 Art in the Modern World opens at Disorder Gallery on November 23rd from 6-8pm.

A little bit of Darwin in Darlinghurst

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Celebrating the unusual, iconic beauty of Australia's Northern Territory, Disorder Gallery
brings together the work of four artists from Darwin in its current exhibition
Top End Edge.

With works exploring the colour, texture, light and wilderness of a landscape that is
both harsh and welcoming, lush and desolate, Top End Edge presents a unique slice of
life straight from twelve degrees south.

Through a mix of style and subject matter, artists Alison Dowell, Linda Joy, Miranda Roussel and Alison Worsnop present Sydneysiders with a local's perspective on the hot tropical north. 

Top End Edge is currently available online in Disorder Gallery's "On Now" section but only for a limited time. So be sure to check out the Top End Edge catalogue while you still can. 

Top End Edge will only be in Sydney from October 26th – November 12th. Come by Disorder Gallery and explore this bit of Darwin in Darlinghurst.

Disorder Gallery would to thank the Northern Territory government for their sponsorship and support.

Win Michael Saker's KNOT OF THIS WORLD

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Fan's of Michael Saker's work now have the chance to win one of his paintings and help a wonderful new initiative at the same time.  Michael has generously donated KNOT OF THIS WORLD, which was recently on display at Disorder Gallery, to the very first Loud Shirt Friday.


Loud Shirt Friday is an initiative created by medical professionals to raise aware of suicide amongst their colleagues, and help to build a network of support for those who are most often looked to for their kindness and empathy.

"Loud Shirt Friday allows all hospital staff to show support and help raise awareness. Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and all allied health staff will be asked to don a loud shirt and show support. A day full of colour whilst not losing sight of the sombre realities that have prompted the event. Reminding us all to look out for each other, ensure we debrief when tragedy strikes and provide an ear or shoulder when one is required"

The inaugural Loud Shirt Friday takes place this Friday October 20th.  Show your support by pledging a donation through Beyond Blue, and be automatically entered into the draw to take home this amazing Michael Saker painting.