Modern Aboriginal Art Gallery Opens Second Space in Potts Point

Art News from Australia. Published by anonymous on Tuesday 21 April 2015.

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Bronte’s treasure trove of modern Aboriginal art, The Gallery Shop, has announced the launch of its second space, The Gallery - Potts Point.

The new gallery, nestled in the vibrant laneways of Potts Point on the corner of Orwell Street and Llankelly Lane, will open to the public on Friday 1 May 2015.

Aboriginal art dealer and owner, Nichola Dare, says the new space is cleverly designed so that all the art works can be clearly seen from the street at any time, day or night. QR codes will be displayed in the gallery window to enable passers-by to access information about the works and artists using a smart phone or tablet without having to come into the space.

“Whether you are looking to buy or just want to browse, the design of the gallery makes it easy for customers to purchase or peruse the art at their leisure,” explains Nichola. “I’m thrilled to be able to bring contemporary aboriginal artworks to a new audience and add to the artistic vibe that Potts Point is renowned for.”

Nichola has gained a reputation for sourcing exquisite pieces from both emerging and collectable Aboriginal artists from across Australia, and her close work with remote communities has given her access to curate and bring exceptional new works to the city.

The first exhibition in the new space will include seminal works from the Martu people of the Western Desert. Kutjungka: Together as One brings to Potts Point the vibrant contemporary art emerging from this remote part of Australia. Artists include Jakayu Biljabu, Bugai Whyoulter and Nora Wompi, whose works are well known from their critically acclaimed Martu exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney at the end of last year.

Exhibitions at The Gallery – Potts Point will change monthly and showcase Aboriginal artists from remote community art centres throughout Australia