Artists from MOP Projects and Galerie pompom

12 March to 16 April 2016 

The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery welcomes a group of 13 artists selected by George Adams, Director of MOP Projects in inner city Chippendale​. Interiors/Exteriors brings together a group of artists whose work enriches our experience of the everyday living in a place.

Participating artists: Ron Adams, Kylie Banyard, Kate Beckingham, Gary Carsley, Vivian Cooper Smith,
Chris Dolman, Heath Franco, Hayley Megan French, Mason Kimber, Deb Mansfield, Nana Ohnesorge,
Samuel Quinteros and Emma Thomson

Opening event: Saturday 12 March 3-5pm with Barry Keldoulis and Sydney Art Month tour North.


MOP Projects is an artist-run initiative (ARI) in Sydney’s Chippendale. Since its inception in 2003, MOP’s key programming rationale has been to act as a career springboard for young and emerging artists. In recent years MOP has been addressing the changing and growing nature of ARIs by also supporting mid-career artists who resist or do not have the benefit of commercial representation. MOP frequently undertakes strategic partnerships, particularly with other ARIs in Sydney, to emphasise this strong likeminded network, and the potential for collaboration and cross-pollination.

Galerie pompom is the commercial venture that has grown out of the success of  MOP Projects. The gallery opened in March 2012 and currently represents 18 Sydney and Melbourne based artists. Most of these artists have exhibited at MOP Projects in the past. Galerie pompom is dedicated to developing and nurturing these artists’ creative enterprise in a supportive commercial initiative.

image above: Deb Mansfield The Armchaie Traveller (two-seater), 2013, photo-tapestries upholstered onto a reproduction Louis two-seater frame

Related Resources
Interiors/Exteriors Media Release Download PDF
Interiors/Exteriors Catalogue Download PDF
Interiors/Exteriors Room Sheet Download PDF