A new gallery for the Southern Highlands

Gallery Jennings Kerr injects dynamic art program into the regional town of Robertson.

Words: Charlotte Middleton

The regional town of Robertson in NSW’s Southern Highlands welcomes a new contemporary art gallery this week, with Gallery Jennings Kerr set to launch on 7 August.

Contained within the art precinct of SHAC (Southern Highlands Artisans Collective) at 74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson, Jennings Kerr is its own venture, co-directed by husband-and-wife team James and Sarah Jennings Kerr. The gallery aims to present a consistent, dynamic program of solo and group exhibitions, showcasing leading Australian artists alongside early to mid-career and local artists.

James Jennings Kerr brings a wealth of experience and relationships with artists, collectors, and other industry professionals to the new gallery, having recently relocated from Sydney, where he ran a commercial gallery over the last ten years.

“The Jennings Kerr program will feature artists who we will be working with for the first time and this is something we are really excited about,” he said. “There is such a rich depth of talented artists in Australia who are often not afforded opportunities with commercial galleries. It has been really great to start building relationships with artists who we hope to work with for a long time.”

The new gallery launches with a group show from 7 August-11 September 2021, presenting work by Dean Brown, Jasper Knight, Ochre Lawson, Peta Minnici, Alicia Mozqueira, and Oliver Watts (artists other than Ochre Lawson appearing courtesy of Chalk Horse, Sydney).

Whilst the gallery will not be able to host the opening event it had planned due to current restrictions, it looks forward to welcoming visitors from this Saturday, 7 August.

This article was originally published 4 August 2021.

Image: Gallery Jennings Kerr at Shop 4, 74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson NSW. 

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