Gallerysmith presents an exciting program of contemporary art exhibitions across three spacious galleries. Our focus is on solo shows by a select group of represented artists. Each solo exhibition presents a new body of work which is often the culmination of more than year of studio practice.
In addition to our main galleries, we also operate a small project space on-site to offer opportunities for unrepresented artists. This unique combination of gallery models allows us to present a broad cross-section of art, ensuring there are always three different exhibitions running concurrently, making your visit a rich and fulfilling experience.
Gallerysmith studios (upstairs) is also home to an eclectic mix of more than a dozen artists. Though the studios are not open to the public, they contribute to our energetic creative hub in the heart of North Melbourne.
Gallerysmith opened in its current premises in May, 2008. Since that time the gallery has developed a strong reputation for showcasing the work of artists with international reputations and important mid-career artists while also successfully forging 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 grounding in visual arts and provided her with industry expertise to be a leader in her field as a gallerist. Her eye is evidenced by Gallerysmith artists being regularly selected for curated exhibitions and acquisitions for state gallery collections. Gallerysmith’s stable of artists is carefully selected to uphold the gallery’s vision of presenting work which has enduring cultural value.
WHAT WE DO
Marita’s team of dedicated gallery staff; Georgia, Belinda and Jess are able to assist with any art enquiry you have. 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 assist individuals, interior designers, stylists, architects and magazine editors to realise their vision. We are undying advocates for our artists, and support only those with practices we truly believe in. We love art and we can help you find you find your perfect match too.
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.