Stephen Haley, FIRAMENT, 2015, Lightjet Photograph Face Mounted to Perspex, 120 x 120 cm

Team [MARS] wish to sincerely thank all of our artists, collectors, curators,  institutions, interns, friends and art fairs including Art Fair Tokyo, Art Central Hong Kong and Sydney Contemporary for their support.

We wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season.

MARS closes for summer break at noon on Tuesday 20 December, 2016 and re-open on Tuesday 24 January, 2017.

Our first exhibition of 2017, LAURA opens Saturday 4 February 2017

LAURA | curated by Sophia Hewson

Danielle Freakley
Ismael Kachtihi Del Moral
Diana Policarpo
Hannah Beth Raisin
Natalie Thomas
Shevaun Wright

[MARS] upstairs, Elizabeth Wallace Linden Contemporary MARS prize 2016


Giles Ryder, SURFACE/ MANDALAS FOR THE LOST (installation view), Animated Led light works digital print, Perspex vinyl gel ‘haze screen’, 60cm diameter. Image courtesy of MARS Gallery



21 – 25 MARCH 2017


MARS are pleased to announce we will be taking a group exhibition of four Contemporary Artists to Art Central Hong Kong 2017,Daniel Agdag, Stephane Guiran, Giles Ryder and Aly Indermühl. The Exhibition titled Glow IV brings together four artists who will create new work based around the common thread of working with light.



Bronek Kozka’s work, ‘Fair Dinkum Offshore Processing’, exhibited in Sydney’s 2016 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition was destroyed by ‘king tides’ less than a week after the opening. During an unexpected storm Bronek’s work was swept off Tamarama Beach into the sea along with the work of three other exhibiting artists.  (more…)


MARS is proud to announce we now represent Cameron Robbins.

Cameron’s work is based on interaction with natural forces and the elements. He has devised many ways of producing a kind of collaboration between artist and nature.

Since 1990 he has produced exhibitions, residencies and commissions in Australia, Europe and Asia . These include exhibitions at Museum of Old and New Art MONA (Hobart), National Gallery of Victoria (International), Setouchi Festival of Art Japan, Artspace (Sydney), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art PICA (Perth), Latrobe Regional Gallery (Morwell), Gallery Barry Keldoulis (Sydney), East China Normal University (Shanghai), Hong Kong and Korean International Art Fairs.


Image courtesy of Jess Kritzer

‘The Wigglers’, HD Video (still), 16:9, Stereo, colour, sound, 4 minutes 44 seconds, 2015, Edition of 5 + 1AP

Launching 5 November, 3-5pm

Following on from the success of The Inaugural Program in March this year, Melbourne Central is launching Melbourne Central Art Loop: Series Two, Issues of Today Curated by MARS, the exhibition will include new video work running on a loop across 15 state of the art video screens from contemporary Australian artists.        

The Lower Ground Projector Portals will be exhibiting new work specially commissioned by Melbourne Central.

Melbourne Central Art Loop: Series Two, Issues of Today will run through to 17 February 2017.

For more information on this exhibition or to find out about the submission of video work visit Melbourne Central’s website