Kudos Gallery

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and the Ngunnawal people who are the traditional owners of the land Arc AD, Kudos Gallery and AD Space share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to elders, and past, present and acknowledge that this will always be Aboriginal land.

After a long hiatus, continuing uncertainty, and a whole lot of rapid change, Kudos Gallery is now resuming its 2020 exhibition program where we left off! We're so excited to be back in the gallery delivering to you some of the freshest emerging and experimental art Sydney and our UNSW A&D community has to offer.

Kudos Gallery COVID - Safety

  • To Visit Kudos Gallery bookings are now essential.
  • Click through the ticketing link to book your time to visit Kudos Gallery.
  • There will only be a maximum of 6 visitors to the gallery at a time.
  • You will only be permitted inside the gallery at your booked time.
  • If you are presenting symptoms of COVID-19 you will not be permitted to visit Kudos Gallery even if you feel well enough to attend. If you are presenting symptoms you will be excluded from the premises. It is recommended that you self isolate and get tested as soon as possible.
  • Find your nearest testing clinic via NSW Health. Click here.

Revised opening hours: 

Wed - Fri 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm

Book your visit HERE!

Our History

Since 1998, Kudos Gallery has been host to some of Sydney's most exciting artists, curators and writers and continues to be a fertile ground for provocative concepts, innovative technologies and cutting edge art forms and styles. 

Come and check out what the next ground-breaking generation are up to! It is free to visit an and all are welcome. Kudos Gallery is Arc @ UNSW Art & Design's largest service, it is a professional off campus exhibition space run by UNSW Art & Design students and funded by Arc @ UNSW Limited. The Gallery is run by students for students where anything and everything can (and does) happen.

Kudos Gallery has been pivotal in helping to develop students' artistic and professional skills. Often a spring-board for students as they develop their practice within their community, and take with them the necessary skills and portfolio they need to further their emerging career.

Over the years Kudos has provided dynamic opportunities for students to volunteer, intern or join the committee whether you're studying Art Theory, Curation, Design, Fine Art, or more! Kudos Gallery developed the White Cube program as a short-term volunteer program in which students get hands-on skills involving install, opening night, marketing, gallery minding, opening, closing, artist liaising and more.  

In 2001 Kudos Gallery held the first Emerging Artist + Designer Award and it has been continuing since. With winning artists including; Alana Cotton, Eva Nolan, Athena Thebus, Sabella D’Souza, Claudia Nicholson.

Since 2014, Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Awards have had an independent prize guest judged by a prominent woman in the arts. This was established by Tess Allas and Miranda Samuels. Recipients have included; Claudia Nicholson, Marcia Swaby, Sabella D’Souza, Naomi Segal, and Isobelle Lowe.

In 2015, Kudos went through a significant upgrade of the gallery. All walls are now floating and are made of up one layer of plywood with a layer of plasterboard, these are used to play around with extra wall space, to create rooms, or seperate exhibitions.

In 2016, the gallery introduced the Early Career Curator Award (ECCA), creating an opportunity for emerging curators to develop a curatorial project over the year, with an exhibition outcome staged at the gallery later in the year. Additionally, Kudos introduced the Emerging Critics Award (ECA), where a critic is paired with a coming exhibition and is tasked with writing a critical essay in response to the show and developing a public program. 

In 2017 the gallery introduced a performance night, Kudos Live, and presented performance practices on and off-site, both student and non-student, in an end of session party environment. Kudos Gallery has hosted a range of public programs and regularly hosts install and AV workshops for students and public. 

Exhibition Program.

Check out our Current exhibition program and browse through our extensive archive!

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Public Programs

Browse our current and upcoming public programs! You can also check out our past programs.

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Kudos Emerging Artist & Designer Award

The The Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award is an annual award by Arc @ UNSW Art & Design that seeks to recognise, nurture and support innovation and talent across all disciplines at our campus.

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Early Career Curator Award

the Early Career Curator Award a prize open to the public awarding one curator the opportunity to develop an exhibition for Kudos Gallery through a sustained mentorship Program.

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Emerging Critics Award

Kudos Live

White Cube Volunteer Program

Join Kudos Gallery's Volunteer program

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Kudos Committee

Join the Kudos Committee and get involved!

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Download a floor plan of Kudos Gallery

Kudos 3d Model

Download a 3d Model (SketchUp)


Kudos Floor Plan

Download PDF floor plan of the gallery


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H:Office open 10am - 4pm

A:Ground Floor D Block, Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021, UNSW Art & Design

Kudos Gallery Coordinator

Audrey Pfister


H:11:00am - 4:00pm via appointment

A:6 Napier St, Paddington NSW 2021

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Anna May Kirk


H:Gallery closed until further notice

A:EG01, Ground Floor E block, Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021, UNSW Art & Design.