A new Galleries outlet is opening in Sydney’s inner west next month and it will be the first Australian Galleries in more than 50 years.
Key points:Galleries will be located in the inner-west, near the corner of King Street and King Street RoadInnovative Galleries owner and co-founder Mike O’Donnell says the idea is to give a sense of community to the cityKey pointsThe Galleries will cater to the “northern fringe” of Sydney’s populationThe opening is the first of a new Gallerie outlet in Sydney in more then 50 yearsThe opening will give a “sense of community” to the inner west and the city, Galleries CEO Mike Odney says.
“We want to be part of the community and I think that’s the essence of the Galleries,” Mr Odneyso said.
“So we’re going to be bringing that spirit to the people of Sydney and the surrounding area.”
The Gallerie will be in a block of apartments that will house two gallery rooms.
“I think that will be a great opportunity for us to connect with the community, to be a part of what people want to see in the city and it’s going to give them a sense that they can experience Galleries and that they are part of something bigger than themselves,” Mr Sosniak said.
Mr Odny said the Gallerie was aiming to open in October.
The outlet will be run by the company called The Galleries Incorporated (TGI), which has a team of more than 60 people working on the venture.
“It’s going be a really exciting new concept, a brand new concept to Sydney and a new model for Galleries to grow and thrive,” Mr Cottrell said.
The Galleria will offer a range of services including exhibitions, shows and retail.
“For Galleries it’s very important to have a strong presence in the area, and this is a great way for Galliers to do that,” Mr Zastrow said.
He said the first Galleries was the first in Australia to offer a discount to locals.
“Our focus is on providing a service for the residents of Sydney, so if they want to get into the city then they can go into our gallery,” he said.