New gallery space launches in Tasmania - Art Collector

Anne Morrison, Maelstrom, 2015. Acrylic on linen 137 x 122cm signed verso. Courtesy the artist and Despard gallery

Despard Gallery in Tasmania is launching a new exhibition space which has been designed in collaboration with Field Labs architect, James Wilson.

Originally established 27 years ago, Despard gallery has expanded into a new space and a new direction towards monthly exhibitions of contemporary art.

The exhibition space will offer the creative community a unique venue to hire, valuations of modern works of art, furniture and design objects. In addition, Despard Gallery offers private art consultancy services for businesses and individuals.

The venue is located on the first floor of the colonial ordinance store on Castray esplanade. Built in 1837, the design of the building has been restored using modern industrial fittings yet has preserved many of the original markings.

Of the space, Director Steven Joyce comments: "The new gallery will allow us to show the best fine art in a truly unique space - high ceilings, good lighting while still retaining the architectural integrity of John Lea Archer's 1837 design. I am an optimistic person by nature, and look forward to a creative and stimulating future."

To celebrate the new space, Despard Gallery will be launching two exhibitions, Anne Morrison's Small Worlds and Matthew Harding's Scale, opening on Saturday 14 November 2015. Dr Peter Hill, a prolific writer, curator, critic and a regular Art Collector magazine contributor will be officially opening the new space at 15 Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania.

Details for the upcoming exhibitions can be found

Jessa Melicor

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