New Albion Gallery snags SCAF's gallery space - Art Collector

Dinh Q. Lê, Erasure, 2011. Installation view, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 2011. Photo: Aaron de Souza. Courtesy: the artist

9 August 2011 | Sydney’s New Albion Gallery has found a permanent home, announcing it will move into Sherman Contemporaray Art Foundation’s gallery space on Goodhope Street in Paddington in 2013.

SCAF will be leaving the building to move into the new Sherman Family Gallery in the College of Fine Arts where “in two new purpose-built exhibition spaces, the Sherman Family Gallery and the Waterlow Gallery, it will undertake a biannual exhibition program across 5000 to 10,000 square feet of space,” says SCAF director Gene Sherman.

The five-year joint partnership between COFA and SCAF is expected to be Sydney’s third major public gallery after the AGNSW and the MCA

New Albion Gallery, which opens next month, will be run out of Deutscher and Hackett’s exhibition space on Oxford Street in the Sydney CBD until the SCAF space becomes available.

The new gallery is owned by the owners of Deutscher and Hackett but will operate as an independent business. Associate director Adam Sims will run the gallery. Doug Hall, a former director of the Queensland Art Gallery and Australian Commissioner for the 2011 Venice Biennale, will be involved with artists and the exhibition program as a consulting curator.

Jane O'Sullivan

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