(Large painting over bed and mantle piece) Michael Zavros, “This Charming Man” (large painting over the draws) Robert Dickerson, “Shifting Rocks, Cambewarra”; (small marble road bollards) Alex Seton, “Invitation”. Photo: Christopher Pearce
Gordon Elliott and Michael Eyes
7 Bridge Street
Erskineville, NSW, 2043
Sydney, Australia
Tel: +61 411 500 511

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First and third Tuesday of the month, guided tours by appointment, 9:30–11:30am.
Additional times by appointment

The Elliott Eyes Collection – Sydney

Engaging With the Collectors

It is not often that art collectors open the door to their private home and also personally show visitors around, but this is what makes the Elliott Eyes Collection a special experience. In the elegant Victorian townhouse of Gordon Elliott and Michael Eyes, art fills every available wall, surface, and corner. The two have amassed almost three hundred works, mostly by artists from Australia and New Zealand, including Rick Armor, James Gleeson, Peter Churcher, and Michael Zavros, and they are proud of their collection’s highly individual, personal character. Many of the works are surprisingly humorous. The (mostly male) human figure, either as sculpture or on canvas, is a clear focus. Contemporary ceramics, with works by Gwyn Hanssen Pigotte and Stephen Benwell, are another.

Anne Reimers is a London-based art historian and journalist, reporting since 2006 on art auctions, fairs, and exhibitions in the British capital. She is also Senior Lecturer for Visual Culture and Fashion Theory at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Rochester, England.

(Large painting over bed and mantle piece) Michael Zavros, “This Charming Man” (large painting over the draws) Robert Dickerson, “Shifting Rocks, Cambewarra”; (small marble road bollards) Alex Seton, “Invitation”. Photo: Christopher Pearce
(large painting) Rick Amor “The Gateway (The Man Who Walked Away); (bronze sculpture below painting) Rick Amor, “Marquette for Figure in a Landscape”. Photo: Christopher Pearce
(top to bottom) Noel McKenna, "Tennis Court"; "House on Cliff, Dover Heights"; "Road, Centennial Park"; Anne Ross, "Dragon Dreaming"; (in mirror) Peter Churcher, "Simon in the Shadows". Photo: Christopher Pearce
(large bronze work) Terry Stringer, "Wrestlers"; (large painting) Euan Macleod, "Thor"; (bunny works) Todd Fuller “Brown Bunny”; “Lust”; “Pinkie”; (large painting over lounge) Peter Churcher, “Samon”; (ceramic dogs) Jim Coopered, “Ted”; “Untrustworthy Mr. Pink”; “Soft Eared Brindle Sam”. Photo: Christopher Pearce
Terry Stringer, "A Matter of Perspective"

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