A new gallery you should have on your radar

PALAS has now opened its doors in Sydney.

Words: Erin Irwin

Sydney has welcomed a brand-new gallery, with PALAS now occupying an impressive space in Zetland. The gallery has been founded by Tania Doropoulos and Matt Glenn, a duo with plenty of experience already under their belt – Doropoulos making the move after working as Artistic Director of Freize London and Frieze Studios and Glenn having previously worked as Director of London’s Sadie Coles HQ.

The space will host a medley of local and international artists, with a focus on creating global dialogues and displaying artists that have yet to be shown extensively in Australia. PALAS aims to be expansive in its approach to exhibitions and its artists, and will not limit itself to the traditional model for galleries, looking also to assist their stable in applying their practices to fields such as film, fashion, brand collaboration, performance, and mixed reality projects.

“PALAS exists because of and for the artists we work with and whose needs are constantly changing”, says Doropoulos. “It’s essential that our model is fluid and responsive, while also providing long-term strategy. Partnerships are central to PALAS and through a network of peers and professional friendships we are focussed on expanding the global reach of immensely important artists, while actively contributing to Sydney’s gallery landscape”.

The gallery has hit the ground running, currently presenting work by Marco Fusinato in the artist’s first solo show since representing Australia in the 2022 Venice Biennale. Two more Venice veterans are already locked in for this year, with Sydney-based Shaun Gladwell and Irish artist Eva Rothschild set to make appearances. PALAS will also be exhibiting Canadian artist Tamara Henderson for her first solo show in Australia, as well as Sydney-based Canadian artist Nick Collerson.

“We have been fortunate enough to work with incredible artists, gallerists, and curators throughout many parts of the world”, says Glenn. “Sydney gives us a unique geographical place to continue these relationships. There is a genuine interest and curiosity in Sydney’s role in the Asia Pacific region as well as further afield, so it feels like the right time to introduce a gallery that has a sense of collaboration at its centre”.

Fusinato’s show Nothing Is Universal, Not Even Air will be on display with PALAS until 13 April.

This article was posted 4 April 2023.

Image: PALAS, Sydney. Photo: Josh Raymond. Courtesy: PALAS, Sydney.


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