Braddon Snape with his sculptures at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery during 2017

Braddon Snape with his sculptures at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery during 2017

When did you open/start your gallery? May 6, 2017 was the official launch of The Incubator Gallery and of The Creator Incubator.

Have you always wanted to run your own gallery? I have had extensive experience working in galleries so running a gallery was something I had considered for a very long time but I never really thought that it might actually happen.

What kind of exhibitions does your gallery show? The Incubator Gallery exhibits established artists including members of The Creator Incubator in solo and group exhibitions and especially encourages emerging artists.

How do artists apply to exhibit in your gallery? Artists can contact me directly to submit a proposal for an exhibition. Details can be found on The Creator Incubator Facebook page. 

What is your advice to someone interested in opening a gallery? Gain experience by initially volunteering at a gallery. Ideally, gain some experience working in a gallery for some time before stepping out to take on running a gallery on your own. It’s a tough business. Only do it for the passion, to support and provide a platform for artists. Don’t do it expecting to make money.


~ August 2017