When did you open/start your gallery?
ART SYSTEMS WICKHAM started in November 2008 with its inaugural exhibition 'NOW'.... a group show that included Peter Speight, Belinda Street, Peter Lankas, John Sorby, Braddon Snape & more.
Have you always wanted to run your own gallery?
I had never thought I would be a Gallerist as I had always been an artist and on the other side of the fence so to speak. I now enjoy exhibiting other artists work more than my own.
What kind of exhibitions does your gallery show?
I have always tried to encourage and showcase artists working in contemporary forms...artists working in all disciplines.
How do artists apply to exhibit in your gallery?
I have enjoyed a long period of exhibiting high quality work sourced from my fellow artist friends, colleagues and art educators I have admired and been taught by and worked with in Art Schools. I also have a standard submission form available on request for artists to apply for shows.
What is your advice to someone interested in opening a gallery?
Perseverance and learn to live a frugal lifestyle. Get used to working weekends.
~ June 2017