Gallerysmith is a contemporary art gallery which exhibits work by a selection of credentialed artists from Australia and the South East Asian region. The gallery presents around twenty solo exhibitions each year across three spacious gallery spaces.
Launched by director Marita Smith in 2008, the gallery quickly gained a reputation for identifying and exhibiting exceptional emerging talent. Since its inception, the list of artists has been carefully cultivated, and Gallerysmith is proud to represent highly esteemed artists with international reputations such as Dadang Christanto, Christopher Pease, Martin King and Catherine Nelson, important mid-career artists including Lynda Draper, Ian Friend and Andrew Seward, while successfully forging the careers of younger practitioners Kirstin Berg and Eric Bridgeman among others.
In 2014, Marita Smith and Gallery Manager Emma Benichou jointly launched Gallerysmith Project Space, an additional project gallery (upstairs) to enable to gallery to support the practices of unrepresented artists. In essence, Gallerysmith Project Space sits somewhere between and ARI (artist run initiative) and a commercial space. Gallerysmith Project Space website is gsprojectspace.com
This unique combination of gallery models allows Gallerysmith to present a broad cross-section of art, making your visit a rich and fulfilling experience.
Gallerysmith is also the hub for a number of large studio spaces which are occupied by seven visual artists who work across a variety of disciplines. The building is also home to commercial photographer Chris Parker and fashion designer Abbey Rich.