108-110 Gertrude St
VIC 3065
T+61 3 9417 7172


TUES - FRI | 11am - 5pm
SAT | 12pm - 5pm



THIS IS NO FANTASY was established in 2010 by Dianne Tanzer and Nicola Stein. The gallery is recognised for discovering and managing the careers of a small, select and diverse group of artists shaping Australia’s art discourse, both locally and internationally. Our artists’ practices are characterised by rigour, critical engagement and a strong personal aesthetic. Central is examination of entrenched historical narratives and power structures, and a vision for change.

Resolutely committed to keeping our gallery stable small and our home base in Melbourne, the gallery’s dynamic annual program of solo shows, curated exhibitions, and artist projects are complemented by a strong focus on off-site and institutional exhibitions globally with regular participation in international art fairs and public projects.

Recent institutional exhibitions our artists have participated in include Tate Modern London, Palais de Tokyo Paris, the British Museum, Gropius Bau Berlin, Seoul Museum of Art, National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) New York, IKON Gallery Birmingham, National Gallery of Singapore, MOPA San Diego, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea Milan, and we have twice participated in the Venice Biennale satellite program.


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who visit our gallery.


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