The Lyons Gallery: Art Gallery Paddington

The Lyons Gallery, the number one art gallery in Paddington, offers dedicated space for the absolute best in contemporary, pop art and fine art photography. We have a collection of the most prestigious and collected photographers in the world, specialising in limited edition artwork which is perfect for both art collectors and art investments. Read More

We have recently moved to a new location just around the corner in Darlinghurst – a landmark building that is the perfect background for our annual programme of exhibitions and reputation as one of the most respected high end art galleries in Paddington, and Australia.

Our owner, Darryn Lyons has been at the forefront of contemporary culture for more than 30 years, becoming known for his photojournalism work in war zones. Before opening The Lyons Gallery, he headed Britain’s largest celebrity photo syndicate and won numerous awards for his own amazing photography. Darryn is no stranger to the power of the right photo at the right time – and that is why we have a collection of the most intense, beautiful, and striking photography from established and emerging photographers known around the world.

Why You Should Visit Our Paddington Gallery & Photography Exhibition Gallery?

Whether you are in the market for some beautiful new art for your home or office or are looking for a reliable way to sell your own collection, then our Paddington galleries are the perfect place to start. We also have a alternative collection of art in Darlinghurst.

Our team of experts are primarily based at our gallery in Darlinghurst. Inside our fine art gallery in Paddington, we showcase modern and vintage styles from well-known photographers around the world. You can find graffiti art, wildlife photography and even animation models here – so no matter your personal taste our art and photography gallery in Sydney has a genre to suit you.

Modern fine art photography exhibitions and vintage pieces printed and processed in a variety of ways make up our collections – a blend of contemporary and pop art as well fine art photography with a variety of subjects – from the human condition to landscapes, abstract to wildlife, and everything in between.

With our annual programme of exhibitions as well as audio and video installations, our art gallery in Paddington is a destination for high end celebrity photographers and their work – and seeing it in person brings the art to life in a way that cannot be described. More than just a visual experience, our high end art galleries in Paddington provides an immersion into each artist that you cannot find anywhere else.

Get The Most From Our Photography Exhibition in Sydney & Art Gallery Located in Darlinghurst

At our Darlinghurst gallery we are not just about displaying prestigious works of art. We work with collectors, investors, and art lovers to find the perfect piece for their collections whether they are looking for Helmut Newton prints or Slim Aaron prints – and our well-trained, knowledgeable, and experienced staff are experts in every artist we feature.

To really make the most of the photography exhibition Sydney and art we display, we create installations and exhibitions that offer a deep dive into our artists and their works. To make this the absolute best experience, we are always looking for new examples of our artists work – and that is why we are keen to work with sellers who want to offer their personal collections as an art consignment. We pride ourselves on matching each piece of fine art with the right owner, and thanks to our global network of collectors we can offer collectors the opportunity to not only own new pieces but sell their collections in a straightforward way.

Come and enjoy the collection in our beautiful fine art gallery in Paddington today.

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Max Dupain was Australia's most respected and influential photographer of the 20th century and was considered the pioneer of modernism in Australian photography. His images capture a long gone era in which Australian society was vastly different from what it is now.

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English artist Nick Veasey is best known for using the medical medium of X-ray technology to reveal the deepest layers of his subjects.  By fusing science and art he shows the unseen side of everyday objects, creating intriguing scenes and adding a little humour along the way.



Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most prolific and renowned contemporary fashion photographers and a pioneer of the "Supermodel" era. She was a model before deciding to flip the script and pick a camera herself, so she knows what it feels to be both in front of and behind the camera.


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