Shaping Wit - POSTPONED

Exhibition postponed. New dates to be advised.

A Council curated exhibition exploring artists that use humour and irony to talk about serious or light-hearted things.

Exhibition Dates: 22 April – 17 May 2020

Open Hours:

Wednesday to Friday, 11am – 5pm 
Saturday, 11am - 9pm (Extended evening hours)
Sunday, 11am – 4pm

Exhibition Preview: 6.30 – 9.30pm, Tuesday 21 April
Coinciding with Sydney Comedy Festival Gala

Opening Event: 6.00 – 8.00pm, Thursday 23 April


A Willoughby City Council curated group exhibition, presented in partnership with the Sydney Comedy Festival. For centuries, artists have been using their medium to challenge or criticise serious issues. Alternately, artists have broken historical artistic canons to reveal that art objects or visual images can be playful or comedic. Shaping Wit explores the work of artists who use humour and irony to talk about serious or light-hearted things. Satirical and cynical art can provide a subtle means for compelling its audience to challenge preconceived ideas and social and political conventions.

Artists: Will Coles, Chris Dolman, Blak Douglas, Emily Galicek, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Gillian Kayrooz, Tara Marynowsky and Kenny Pittock

Image: Chris Dolman, All Dried Up (detail), 2019, oil and pencil on cotton, 183 x 137 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney