Local art pioneers at the Edwina Corlette Gallery have embarked on an exciting opportunity at 629 Brunswick Street in New Farm, relocating to a new exhibition space. Housed in a landmark heritage building originally built in the 1920s, award-winning architect David Gole has lent his help in the design of the gallery. Through the utilisation of the proportions of the original building, Gole was able to create an entirely contemporary and modern space for artists to showcase their exhibitions.
Owner and Director Edwina Corlette believes this is the right move for this fine art institution, as they have now outgrown their previous home opened during the Global Financial Crisis. “The new Gallery will allow our artists to stretch their wings in terms of ideas and scale and pursue more ambitious projects, and offer our clients and visitors a purpose-built, contemporary environment in which to engage with their work.”
Since its birth in 2008, the gallery has shown a long-standing commitment to promoting the best contemporary artists Australia has to offer. The gallery has offered countless curated solo and exhibition works, artist talks, fairs, and offsite projects. As a testament to their hard work, they’ve seen their work placed into important collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Parliament House Collection in Canberra.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Sydney University, Corlette has been a part of the commercial art world of Australia for many years. Her enriched art collection and knowledge has been sought out by corporate and private clients, designers and architects from across the world. With the opening of her new space, the Brisbane art community is excited to see what Edwina Corlette has to offer in 2019.
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