Friday, 9 May 2014

Gallery Feature: Beaver Galleries

Established in 1975 Beaver is the largest privately-owned gallery in Canberra. Beaver Galleries beautiful sculpture garden, light-filled interiors and four spacious galleries provide a unique setting for exhibitions of contemporary art & design.

Beaver represent over 90 artists who work in a wide variety of mediums including painting, glass and ceramics to name a few. Director’s Martin & Susie Beaver continue to nurture their growing staple of artists. Established practitioners such as Victor Greenaway, Prue Venables, Ben Edols and Cathy Elliot have continued their creative relationship with the gallery for many years.

I first met Martin & Susie Beaver from Beaver Galleries in 2002 in Chicago USA during the SOFA Exposition (sculpture objects and functional art). I was exhibiting a small collection of contemporary glass pieces with the Glass Artists’ Gallery & representing Object Magazine – there was quite a contingent of Australian creatives in Chicago at the time! I was struck by Martin & Susie’s commitment to exposing Australian artists both emerging and established to overseas markets, gaining recognition for Australian talent and to building further opportunities for artistic career development.

Beaver continue to expose Australia’s finest creative talents to interstate and international forums – I wish them well at the forthcoming Melbourne Art Fair in August and at SOFA Chicago in October/November. All the best!

Beaver Galleries - current exhibitions:
Daehoon Kang and Joungmee Do - jewellery & objects  
Robert Boynes  - paintings        
David Frazer  - prints      
Daehoon Kang & Joungmee Do

White Heat artists Prue Venables and Zara Collins are represented by Beaver Galleries.
Posted by Zara Collins

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