Words: Erin Irwin
Michael Reid gallery has announced it will expand to the Northern Beaches with a new gallery located in Newport, Sydney, which opens in November.
Michael Reid Northern Beaches will host the Studio Direct program and Michael Reid CLAY, directed by writer and curator Amber Creswell-Bell, providing a physical space for the formerly online-only sales platforms. Studio Direct connects emerging artists with collectors at the beginning of their careers, while Michael Reid CLAY focuses on ceramic and pottery art.
The Newport gallery will be christened with a Studio Direct show presenting the works of Meg Walters in a solo exhibition, alongside a CLAY presentation of ceramics by Melbourne-based artist Hana Vasak. A solo show for Katie Eraser and a display of pieces by Pan Pottery are also in the works, with other shows featuring the work of Ben Waters, Joanna Gambotto, Stef Tarasov, Julz Beresford, and Sophie Nolan scheduled for later this year.
Gallery director Michael Reid sees the move as a logical progression for the gallery. “Our creative achievements had outgrown our Head Quarters in Surry Hills. So we grow.”
Michael Reid Northern Beaches will be located at 2 / 358 Barrenjoey Road, Newport, 2016.
Image: Meg Walters, Invincible Summer. Oil on canvasm 60 x 60cm. Courtesy: the artist and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney.