Gang Gang Gallery
Q&A: The region’s newest commercial gallery will open this month in Lithgow. We asked owner Sharon Howard about bringing her dream to life. Gang Gang Gallery is an exciting new contemporary art space and studio in Lithgow.
The gallery officialy opens on Saturday 21 October, 6-8pm. It will be opened by Anthony Bond OAM, former director curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW.
The space will include a fully equipped commercial gallery plus art studio/ workshop spaces,
which will be available for hire.
Posted by GANG GANG gallery on Tuesday, 19 September 2017
What inspired you to open a new gallery space in Lithgow? We have lived in the Kanimbla Valley for nearly six years and during that time I have met a number of artists and realised the district is rich with talent.
To be honest the building was not purchased with a Gallery in mind. It was quite a large commercial space with a lot of flexibility to let ones imagination go a little crazy so we just waited until an idea came up that suited the building. So the possibility of a space to exhibit beautiful, creative art work evolved.
Tell us about the gallery space. The building itself is very interesting, built during the early 1900’s, located opposite Queen Elizabeth Park, Lithgow. It has been purpose designed, with well lit, dedicated exhibition space.
What kind of art are you looking forward to showing? We intend to have a diverse and innovative exhibition program of Contemporary Art that will be focusing on local emerging artists along with well-known artists that have had a successful career in the art world.
Which artists are you currently working with or planning on showing? Some of the Artists exhibiting are – and I am very fortunate to be exhibiting work by prominent Artists – Anna Culliton, Tracy Dods, Anna Di Mezza, Lise Edwards, Warrick Fuller, Ronald Frederick, Anne Graham, Colette Jonquieres, David Newman-White, Nicole O’Reagan, Nyree Renyolds and Sandi Rigby.
How often will you turn over exhibitions? Gang Gang Gallery plan to have four major exhibitions annually and anticipate bringing new work into the gallery regularly. We at Gang Gang Gallery will be looking for work that is innovative, inspiring and ambitious that will constantly engage audiences.
What has the response been from artists and Lithgow locals ? We have had an overwhelming positive response of encouragement and support from both artists and locals.
What can people expect to see in your first exhibition? A collection of Lithgow High School Past Year 12 Students Art. The head of the Arts department at LHS, John Bowden, has inspired and motivated many pupils over many years with works being displayed at Art Express from LHS during that time.
Find Gang Gang Gallery at: 206 Main Street Lithgow
Opening hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm. Mondays 10am-3pm.
Contact: Sharon Howard 0408 514 440 / firstname.lastname@example.org