Ahn Wells in Gallery 139 during THE BOUNDS OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2016 | photo by James Murphy

Ahn Wells in Gallery 139 during THE BOUNDS OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2016 | photo by James Murphy

When did you open/start your gallery?
I signed the lease in December 2014 and had my first group exhibition, BEGINNINGS in January 2015.

Have you always wanted to run your own gallery?
No, but I've always enjoyed organising/curating exhibitions all the way through art school and I've done lots of volunteer work in galleries and worked in arts administration. I am quietly relieved that I enjoy running the gallery as much as I do. 

What kind of exhibitions does your gallery show?
Gallery curated group exhibitions, solo exhibitions by gallery artists and I take proposals.
Since the gallery started I've always had one OPEN exhibition that anyone can submit work.

How do artists apply to exhibit in your gallery?
I accept Expressions of Interest, details on the gallery website at the bottom of the page.

What is your advice to someone interested in opening a gallery?
Volunteer first at artist-run galleries or with a public art gallery, experience what is really like to run a gallery. Start saving now.


~ July 2017