Established in 2009, St Heliers Street Gallery is an Abbotsford Convent Foundation initiative showcasing the diverse artistic talent of the Convent’s tenant community. This gallery space is located on the ground floor of the main Convent building across from Cam’s, forming a natural meeting place and hub for artistic activity. The gallery welcomes over 2,000 visitors each week and provides an opportunity for cross-pollination and artistic dialogue within the tenant community, forming a key component of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s vision to be a unique arts, culture and learning precinct. St Heliers Street Gallery presents a year-round, six-week exhibition schedule and does not charge a commission on any of the works sold.
Connected to Cam’s—a bustling café and local institution for knock-off drinks—the gallery is a natural place to meet and share work with a diverse and growing audience. The gallery is managed by the Abbotsford Convent in partnership with Cam’s.
The Convent proudly presents contemporary arts and cultural work across all art forms. We work collaboratively with artists and in partnership with other arts and cultural organisations to share our unique, multi-arts precinct with diverse audiences. We aim to stimulate engagement and cultural exchange through the wonderful and unexpected curiosities of our people and our place—and community spaces like St Heliers Street Gallery are at the heart of that vision.