Gallerysmith launched in its current premises in May, 2008. Since that time the gallery has developed a strong reputation for showcasing artists with international reputations and important mid-career artists while also successfully shaping the careers of younger practitioners. Founding director Marita Smith’s former career as curator of public art collections, coupled with her degrees in Architecture (Fine Art) and post grad Museum Studies has given her a firm foundation in the visual arts to be a leader in her field as a gallerist. Gallerysmith artists are regularly selected for awards, curated exhibitions and acquired by public gallery collections. Gallerysmith’s list of represented artists is carefully selected to uphold the gallery’s vision of presenting work which has enduring cultural value.
Gallerysmith presents a rotating program of contemporary art exhibitions across three spacious galleries by a hand-picked group of represented artists. We also present regular on-line exhibitions and work on off-site projects.
In addition to our main exhibiting spaces, our small project space offers exhibiting opportunities for unrepresented artists. This unique combination of gallery models allows us to present a broad cross-section of art, making your visit a rich and fulfilling experience.
Our large double-storey converted warehouse is also home to a number of artists’ studios. Though the studios are not open to the public, they contribute to our energetic creative hub in the heart of North Melbourne. All up, our building supports the careers of more than forty creative individuals.
WHAT WE DO
Gallerysmith’s team of dedicated gallery staff comprises Director Marita Smith, Gallery Manager Vanessa Flynn, Senior Registrar Belinda Neilson, Gallery Assistants Lulu Smith and Jessica Gilbert. We are as passionate about guiding first-time buyers at the start their art journey, as we are when working with seasoned art collectors and curators. We also assist interior designers, stylists and architects to make considered choices for their projects. We are undying advocates for the visual arts and our artists, and we consciously choose to only work with artists we truly believe in.
STAY IN TOUCH
We invite you to stay in touch via instagram @gallerysmith_, facebook or to join our mailing list (on the contact us page) for advance notice of all of our exhibitions. We look forward to seeing you soon.