5 July 2010
Well-known Melbourne not-for-profit galleries No Vacancy and West Space have teamed up with shopping complex Melbourne Central to create two new artist spaces in Melbourne city.
West Space Gallery has launched The West Wing, their second gallery space, on the 2nd floor of Melbourne Central while No Vacancy Gallery runs No Studio, a shared artists’ studio occupying previously empty corridors.
Also newly opened is Melbourne International Fine Art Gallery, a contemporary space in Collins Street hosting internationally acclaimed artists from the Asia Pacific, including China, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and India.
The Rooftop Bar at the top of Curtin House is home to another new arrival: nineonseven gallery, an illustration and design focused art space comprising nine designer spaces.
Another new addition is Utopian Slumps, which moved to Melbourne’s Central Business District from Collingwood in April to relaunch itself as a hip commercial space in Guildford Lane.
Artist-run exhibition space Bus Projects, which recently closed their Little Lonsdale Street premises, will be opening two new exhibition spaces - a new permanent gallery at an undisclosed city location and a mobile exhibition space in a bus, expected to launch later this year.