Sydney gallery opens

We’re beginning our journey into the modern world by opening our second art gallery in Australia… despite the pandemic! In Sydney ‘location is everything’ and in time we found our ‘everything’ at 537 Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills. Designed by Woods Bagot,  537 Elizabeth achieves maximum internal space on a slim inner-city footprint; offering Otomys instant appeal.


The building demonstrates the power of modern urban renewal and sets the precedent for design excellence on a city block undergoing significant transformation. The unity between the building’s board-marked concrete architecture and its timber clad interior design defines the seven-storey development. Ensuring a steadfast relationship with its urban context, the project forwardly considers how we live, utilize the space around us and desire connection to city life. Boldly tactile, the development uses unique materials at various scales to create human connection.

Whilst we manage the unexpected stillness in the city, we are thankful that Otomys  Sydney is operating somewhat as a Fishbowl Gallery. ‘The glass walls couldn’t be more perfect, viewers have stopped by in their own time to enjoy the contemporary group exhibition from the street and there is no real need to go inside – although I’m readily open by appointment.’ Says Megan Dicks, Otomys Co Founder and Director, with a smile. ‘It really is a whole new landscape and we’re fortunate to be able to move with the tide.’

To mark our opening at 537 Elizabeth, we are launching Susan Watson Knight’s astounding new collection – Lit from Within. Her abstract patterns emanate a positive visual energy and the scale, colour and detail in this work is striking to experience. 

March 30, 2020