Sarah CrowEST joins LON Gallery at new location

The artist to join LON Gallery’s stable of artists at new Richmond location.

Words: Maddy Matheson

LON Gallery announces its representation of Melbourne-based artist, Sarah CrowEST. This comes amidst the news that the gallery has moved locations to 136a Bridge Road, Richmond. The move coincides with the gallery’s fifth birthday and third year of representing artists.

CrowEST is best known for her wearable performative work, also known as “strap on painting”, that was exhibited in 2016 as part of the TarraWarra Biennial. Members of the public wore stretched linen and canvas pieces with ties and straps, complete with large words and phrases. Her work was spontaneously exhibited and inserted into public contexts, mimicking the jarring nature of the works themselves. Her current body of work continues to be political driven both in and out of the gallery context.

LON Gallery’s new location has allowed the gallery to double in size. Director Adam Stone believes that the move to Richmond is “not only exciting in the way it affords our artist’s greater opportunities, but in the way it enables us to engage with the long history of the suburb as a hotspot for contemporary art.”

Stone admits having street frontage is an exciting prospect: “with Covid restrictions and lockdowns, having a space that allows the public to view and engage with exhibitions outside of the gallery’s hours, or during daily exercise, is tremendously valuable in terms of providing exposure for our artists.”

CrowEST’s first solo exhibition with LON Gallery is slated for 9 June to 3 July, 2021 with the gallery set to announce a further five additions to its stable of represented artists over the coming months.

Image: Sarah CrowEST, SO WISE, 2019. Oil on Belgin linen, 127 x 102cm. Courtesy: the artist and LON Gallery, Melbourne.


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