Dark Horse Experiment opens in Melbourne - Art Collector

21 June 2011 | Stephen Nall, formerly of Dickerson Gallery, is teaming up with artists Adrian Doyle and Joel Gailer to launch a new gallery space called the Dark Horse Experiment.

Doyle and Gailer previously directed Michael Koro Galleries, which closed on 19 June 2011. The Dark Horse Experiment will take over its gallery space on Franklin Street.

The focus will be on emerging artists but Nall says the gallery will also show “a handful of influential established artists”.

Nall will be the managing director, with co-directors Doyle and Gailer providing curatorial advice and support. (Doyle and Gailer will now also have more time to devote to their own art practices.)

“The gallery will appeal to cutting edge artists that just need the right environment and experienced support to flourish,” says Nall, who believes the experiment will have a big impact on the commercial gallery scene in Melbourne which he says “has been devoid of anything that really inspired me for years”.

The gallery will be launched with a group exhibition titled The New Field. Details of the artists to be represented by the gallery have yet to be released.

Jane O'Sullivan

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