Leading online Aussie art retailer opens first gallery on coast

Local creatives can be glad with leading on the internet art platform Art Lovers Australia readied to increase their digital art center right into a physicals gallery in Southport this weekend.

Gold Coast based owner Nancy Donaldson as well as co-owner Jarrod Knight, launched Art Lovers Australia in 2016, creating a large online industry for modern Australian art.

The duo chose to open their initial traditionals gallery on the Gold Coast as a result of the city’s blossoming arts and society scene.

“We live on the Gold Coast and also intended to develop something locally, we’ve spoken about it for years and we lastly felt our online company was strong enough to launch a bricks and mortar gallery to display the works in the flesh,” states Ms Donaldson.

“The Gold Coast arts scene has actually certainly been calling out for even more. 10 years ago there actually wasn’t much going on, however it seems like the Gold Coast has come of age in this space, with celebrations like SWELL acknowledged nationally, and the quickly to be opened HOTA Gallery which will certainly bring a great deal more attention to the arts scene.

“We like where we live, it’s tough to go past the incredible natural elegance and way of living we appreciate below.”

The set, who are both musicians themselves, launched Art Lovers Australia as a method to raise the exposure of various other developers.

“There aren’t enough spaces to sustain every artist so we wished to end up being that bridge to display their jobs,” says Ms Donaldson.

In 2019, Art Lovers garnered national limelights after partnering with Channel 9’s remodelling television show The Block, showcasing the works of a variety of their Australian musicians. The on the internet platform has actually given that gone from strength to strength and also has likewise included country wide on Channel 7’s House Rules.

The purpose-built room located at The Brickworks in Southport will certainly showcase the jobs of several of Art Lovers Australia’s 700 artists.

While the online platform will remain a crucial focus, the general public gallery will offer clients the possibility to view their much-loved musicians’ works up close.

Ms Donaldson says the duo wanted their first event to highlight the variety of a range of Australian artists.

“We have every little thing from still-life, aboriginal, abstract and landscape items. It’ll be an experience” says Ms Donaldson.

Mr Knight defined it as “a home window” for their on-line store.

“People like remaining in galleries and being bordered by art. They likewise still enjoy that human get in touch with,” states Mr Knight.

In addition to events, Ms Donaldson and also Mr Knight will additionally organize regular art and also lifestyle workshops at the gallery.

The first Art Lovers Australia exhibition officially opens on Saturday, 30 January 2021.