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Luminosity: Salvatore Zofrea Retrospective - Macquarie University Art Gallery

Luminosity: Salvatore Zofrea Retrospective - Macquarie University Art Gallery

Sulman-Prize-winning artist Salvatore Zofrea OAM is renowned for his immersive creative works and fluid, ever-changing style – which visitors can see up close and personal in the latest free exhibition to be hosted in NSW Parliament's Fountain Court. If you can't visit in person, see the 3-D virtual exhibition here.

Salvatore is an iconic figure within the milieu of figurative, portraiture and landscape painting in Australia and overseas. His artwork illuminates the human condition in all its diversity. This exhibition features works from across his career (six decades and counting), revealing his mastery of colour and light. His lyrical and exuberant compositions express the European origins of his practice intertwined with a cultivated Australian accent. The interconnections between the spiritual and the physical worlds are clearly felt and made visible within the narratives Salvatore portrays, from his iconic Psalm paintings dating back to the 1970s, to his more recent Kurrajong landscapes. In the diffusion of light and colour, Luminosity demonstrates Salvatore's depth of vision that invites viewers into worlds both familiar and strange.

This exhibition has been curated by Rhonda Davis and Leonard Janiszewski from the Macquarie University Art Gallery.

How to see the exhibition

In person: Visit the Fountain Court exhibition space at NSW Parliament (6 Macquarie Street, Sydney) on weekdays, 9am-5pm, between Tuesday 5 April and Thursday 28 April 2022. Entry is via the gatehouse to the left of the building, and the Fountain Court is just beyond the main reception desks. As part of COVID safety measures, visitors will be required to have their temperature checked and must not enter if experiencing any symptoms of illness, however mild.

Online: Can't make it in person? See all works from this exhibition in our virtual exhibition space.

Watch: Meet Salvatore Zofrea and learn more about the exhibition


There's more to see!

  • At Macquarie University Art Gallery: The retrospective at NSW Parliament is complemented by a further showing of Salvatore's works at Macquarie University until 29 May 2022. More details on the university's website here.

  • At Australian Galleries: Visit the Paddington gallery during May to see further works by Salvatore, including from his recent 'circle' series. More details here.

Interested in exhibiting at NSW Parliament?

Learn about our exhibition spaces and how to apply to have your works displayed on our information page here.