Art Classes

In the Style Of...

Each fortnight we go deep on a different artist. We start the session with a mini art history lecture then start playing with different materials and techniques. All levels welcome.

Current Exhibition

Sea of Life

Underwater landscapes, the environmental impact of humans on the ocean, an exploration into the depths of a world we may only visit and never truly inhabit.

23 March - 24 April

Exhibition Party: Sunday 11 April 3-5pm

Featured Artists include:

Jenni Jones

Nathan Davies

Klara Royster

Sheree Boyd

Belinda Dorey

Malvika Satelkar

Image by Steve Johnson

Upcoming Events

Art stuff, social hangs, guest events

Fortnightly art classes, fortnightly life drawing sessions, board games, social dinners, workshops and guest events hosted by awesome local business and other fun stuff we have coming up.

We're always open to collabs and community building - if you want to work with us, or have us promote your stuff get in touch!

09 May, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEST
SenOpsis Gallery,
810 Hunter St, Newcastle West NSW 2302, Australia
Image by Stephen Johnson

Screw art as industry

We're here to connect

After running galleries in Paddington and Glebe in the mid-2000s I became very disenfranchised with the art industry. It was all designed to be inaccessible, way too expensive and the only art that got any attention was stuff that was designed to match people's couches. It was a scene that was all hype and no substance. I have spent my whole life wanting to run an art space that promoted art that actually meant something. That was art for the sake of art, not for the sake of interior design. Not that I'm saying that art shouldn't look good -  but I got very tired of it being all the colours that were "in fashion". Art isn't about being fashionable. It's about being able to connect with another person. It's about seeing something that you feel deep inside yourself reflected in the work of another person.

I believe that art is the most universal form of human connection, a language we can all access without words. We don't need to be educated, we don't need to be able to read, we just need to be able to experience. 

SenOpsis is about connecting people, building community, helping people find their people. It is a space for us to come together, to share the experience of being human, to enjoy original expression, and express yourself.

Come and hang out, show your stuff to the world, see how other people express themselves, find friends and enjoy yourself at our events. 

We can't wait to have you join us!

Image by "My Life Through A Lens"
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Collab partners include:

a whole bunch of people we're listing soon