MiCK, Sydney’s newest Art Gallery will continue the tradition at 44 Gurner Street Paddington of exhibiting the work of contemporary visual artists.
This exciting new phase is the newest chapter in the Gallery’s long and interesting history dating back to the 1970s when it first opened as an Art Gallery.
Monthly exhibitions of represented artists shall feature in the downstairs gallery. The Level 1 Gallery will show Australian and international sculptors in conjunction with the Gallery’s alliance with Sculpture by the Sea International, along with selected contemporary Private Treaty artworks.
The Gallery is the long-term project of its Director, Megan Dick, who has more than ten years experience with commercial gallery management, private art brokering and Arts-related PR.
Megan is joined by Gallery Manager, Caroline Jones, who has been working in the auction world for the past ten years, most recently head of Australian art at Menzies Auctioneers.
The Launch Exhibition was a Group Show of work by a dynamic and diverse group of artists including:
Nicholas Blowers – 2011 Finalist and Highly Commended, Waterhouse History Art Prize, Museum of S.A. Natural; 2009 2007 Winner Paddington Art Prize 2009, 2007
Julia deVille – 2011, 2010 Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Amelia Disspain – 2011 Finalist Paddington Art Prize
Geoff Dyer – 2003 Winner Archibald Prize; 10 x Finalist Archibald Prize; 9 x Finalist Wynne Prize
Marise Maas – National Gallery of Australia Collection
Michael McWilliams – 2008 & 2005 Winner, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Museum of S.A.
Jessica Tremp – 2011 ‘Gold’ Winner, portraiture, PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris