Galleria Opens Friday September 16th

Posted by Gemma on the 15th of September, 2011

2011 just keeps getting better for art in Perth.

Galleria opens at 6:30pm, 55 Wittenoom Street in East Perth tomorrow night (Friday, Sept 16th) with Pre-Mix, a blockbuster 20 artist party-themed group show, which has the most amazing lineup I've seen in Perth for a while.

From the source:

"Taking inspiration for its name from the etymology of the word 'gallery' and from a local suburban shopping centre, Galleria is situated within a centrally-located warehouse in East Perth where a number of artists have recently established art studios, a printing press and an arts-oriented graphic/ web design business. Working with the idea of the 'shopping complex', the space will run a number of satellite projects including a conceptual food court, a cineplex and late night trading events.

As an artist run initiative, Galleria aims to build on Perth's existing gallery models (state, commercial and independent), which either program more towards a non-art public, are dictated too much by funding or sales, or are democratic but lack a continuous standard of quality. Galleria hopes to promote a stronger sense of community and a better critical dialogue through exhibiting international art whilst working to create a platform for local artists and curators."

Pre Mix features work from Dan Bourke, Steve Carr, Robbie Dixon, James Doohan, David Egan, George Egerton-Warburton, Misha Hollenbach, Ruby Jeppe, Thomas Jeppe, Gian Manik, Emily Morant, Andrew Liversidge, Jacob Ogden Smith, Megan Plunkett, Jo Richardson, Benjamin Rodin, Lara Thoms, Clare Wohlnick, Brad Wynne and Reece York

Pre-Mix runs until Saturday, October 8th.

Gallery hours during exhibitions are 12:00 to 21:00 on Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays, and by appointment.

Good times.

David Egan, 2011, 'Color Me Mine' Krater Studies.
Steve Carr, Donuts, 2007. Glazed Porcelain