Christine Appleby recently graduated from the ANU school of Art and Design with first-class honours. Needless to say, her work is of the highest quality, originality and breaks several rules. Periderm: Perceptions of the Tree Surface will feature woven textile pieces of all colours, shapes and sizes. There’ll be large scale woven sculptural works suspended from the ceiling, as well as wall hangings and tapestries.Read More
Living and working on the edge of Ku-Ring -Gai Chase National Park has strongly influenced Nicola Woodcock's work. Australian Native flora provides endless inspiration with it’s unique colour, structure and natural patterns. Her most recent body of work heading to The Corner Store Gallery for FIRST CUT features stunning still life drawings of Australian Natives, both foraged and bought.Read More
Ruby Davies lives on a property just outside of Dubbo in Central NSW. We’re in the middle of a drought and the land is parched. Red dust covers the studio where where Ruby paints at the back of her property. The pool lies empty, and the garden is struggling to survive.
The effects of the drought are impossible to escape, and it’s the drought which has become a central theme of Ruby’s most recent body of work Sold Down the River: Recent Paintings of the Darling Barka. This extensive series of paintings captures perfectly a uniquely Australian colour pallette.Read More
Tucked away behind The Corner Store Gallery is a room filled with art and craft supplies. Since we moved into our new home behind the gallery I’ve been lucky enough to inherit this little room as my new studio and craft room, much to my husband’s delight (no more painting on the kitchen table). I feel incredibly lucky to have this space, it’s right off the gallery so while I’m at work I can hide away and keep my practice alive.Read More
There are some moments in life when you just have to stop, take it all in and think “WOW“! When I walked into Genevieve Bessell-Browne’s home and studio, this was one of those moments. Genevieve is a collector. Beautiful, vintage, porcelain figurines cover every horizontal surface, and some of the walls. There are flowers and plants everywhere and then there’s the art. Paintings featuring the beloved collection of knick-knacks, vintage fabric and other objects cover the walls. I was in heaven!Read More
Meet Rita Orsini, another of our Sydney based artists exhibiting as part of our next exhibition Three Journeys. Rita is a painter, jeweller, maker and French teacher. She has the most fantastic space to paint, teach and display her wares to the public in a converted garage complete with her beloved French style barn door. With street frontage it’s the perfect home gallery with studio attached.
I caught up with Rita at her very arty home to find out more about her varied practice.Read More
Meet one of our new exhibiting artists Jan Spencer. Jan is a mixed media collage artist and keen traveller. Jan shares a fantastic space with her partner, also an artist, downstairs in their beautiful, art filled home in Rozelle, Sydney. The large “basement” room boasts three completely glass walls looking out onto their private garden, and is flooded with natural light. We visited Jan in her fabulous home studio to learn more about her practice in the lead up to the upcoming exhibition Three Journeys.Read More
The landscape is a muse to many contemporary artists and has been widely studied, explored and depicted throughout history. The Corner Store Gallery invites artists to submit work of any medium or style featuring the landscape as subject matter. Artworks must measure no larger than 1m squared. The exhibition will include the most exciting and original artworks submitted for selection by artists and designers from all over Australia.
Painting pictured by Fiona Barrett-ClarkRead More
We are currently accepting proposals for the latter half of 2019. We’re looking for exciting new exhibitions and popups to fill our calendar from July through December.
The Corner Store Gallery was established in 2014 and has been providing artists and designers from all over Australia with a beautiful space to showcase their work and ideas for over 5 years. We have a range of flexible rental options available, one, two or three weeks - self-managed or staffed by the Gallery Director Madeline Young-Holborow.Read More
In the week leading up to Christmas we held a number of Native Wreath Workshops. They were such a fantastic success and the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I was so impressed with everyone’s finished products I thought I’d share them all here.Read More
Thank you to all my fantastic artists and designers for another fantastic year! 2018 has been a big one and we’ve loved every minute of it……..Read More
The Journey Person is a collective of local designers and artisans based in Central West NSW. with over 30 members, this little collective has come a long way since their first popup here at the gallery back in 2015 when they consisted of just 8 members. The Handmade Popup is one of our most highly anticipated events of the year and we are incredibly excited to host The Journey Person once again this December 13-16 for their annual Christmas Popup.Read More