As one of Australia’s most well-established commercial art galleries, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has supported contemporary art for over 40 years. Established in Sydney in 1982, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has fostered the careers of some of the most influential Australian artists working today, including Tracey Moffatt, David Noonan, Fiona Hall, Patricia Piccinini, Bill Henson and Dale Frank.

Towards the end of 2022, the gallery completed a refurbishment of its lighting scheme. A new system of track infrastructure was designed to achieve ideal offsets for uniform wallwashing on the exhibition walls and the option to aim precise contour framing optics. In addition to perfecting the presentation of artworks, the new system reaches toward sustainable, carbon neutral, energy efficient gallery lighting.

The Gallery team selected the ERCO Eclipse darklight spotlight range, unique for its low glare lens technology. Eclipse comes with twelve interchangeable optics for flexible lighting design across a wide variety of exhibition lighting formats;  the gallery can switch readily from a White Cube gallery lighting format for exhibitions such as the Imants Tillers pictured above, group shows and large-scale 2D pieces, to a Black Cube using contour framing only for works such as Dale Frank below.

Seen here, Julie Rrap combines various optics in her exhibition, from Wide Floods for her drawings to Framing of the photography of her performances. With a flexible lighting system the gallery team can interpret the artwork with the lighting and accurately render the true colours of the works to provide the viewer with an optimal experience of the artists’ work and meaning.

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