Sullivan+Strumpf on the move - Art Collector

28 September 2010 | Sydney’s Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art is the latest to be upping sticks and leaving Paddington.

The gallery will be closing the doors of its Gurner Street space in December and while the location of the new premises has yet to be announced, it is expected to join the growing Waterloo arts precinct. “The Waterloo/Zetland precinct is well-established now for contemporary galleries and offers interesting larger industrial spaces that are not available in Paddington … it’s a very cool space too,” hints co-director Joanna Strumpf.

The move was prompted by the end of a lease and the need for more space. Strumpf points to the recent growth of the gallery and the need for larger exhibition spaces – particularly since some of the gallery’s new artists, like sculptor Alexander Seton, are in the habit of producing work that doesn’t easily fit through the Gurner Street gallery’s front door.

“The new space will also allow us to develop the working stockroom aspect of the gallery, which has been near impossible in our Paddington space,” says Strumpf.

Jane O'Sullivan

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