New Melbourne Gallery – Fehily Contemporary

Fehily Contemporary opens in Collingwood

The launch of Fehily Contemporary in Collingwood this month adds to Melbourne’s art scene. The gallery will represent a diverse range of artists and should be a refreshing and innovative space to enjoy the fascinating world of contemporary art.

Situated in a large converted warehouse in Glasshouse Road, the gallery comprises two flexible exhibition spaces – the street level Glasshouse Gallery, featuring an outdoor atrium, and the more intimate first floor Loft Gallery.

Fehily Contemporary has been created by Director Lisa Fehily and her husband Ken, both passionate patrons of contemporary art.

“Art has been a central and enriching part of our lives,” Lisa said. “The gallery allows us to share that with a wider audience by creating a platform for the exploration of contemporary art. We want a place that encourages discussion, education and debate, and allows others to begin or continue their journey with art without having to feel awkward.”

Fehily Contemporary launches with 17 represented artists, including the environmentally focused Ash Keating, large-scale collage artist Sally Smart, New Zealand sculptor Gregor Kregar and Indigenous collective proppaNOW.

The year-round program will include parallel exhibitions running simultaneously across the two gallery spaces, ensuring the mix of works on display is constantly changing. New programs aimed at nurturing new generations of collectors and curators are also being developed, together with a sprinkling of music and performance.

“We want to offer a different way of presenting art that will inspire new and experienced art lovers alike,” Lisa said. “We’re not only offering an accessible path for new collectors, we’re hoping to change some established perspectives – we’d love to make Baby Boomers feel just as comfortable as Gen Ys with our contemporary art program.”

Fehily Contemporary opens Thursday, 12 May with its inaugural exhibition Introducing… Our Artists. The exhibition will feature new and recent works from many of the gallery’s artists and will run to 4 June.

Fehily Contemporary Visual Artists

Belle Bassin
Graham Brindley
Nick Devlin
Angela Ellsworth (US)
Brett Graham (NZ)
Ash Keating
Veronica Kent
Gregor Kregar (NZ)
Richard Lewer
Ricky Maynard
Scott Miles
Sonia Payes
Patrick Pound
Lisa Reihana (NZ)
Sally Smart

Fehily Contemporary
3a Glasshouse Road
Collingwood  VIC  3066

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Sat 11am – 5:30pm

(03) 9017 0860


One Response to “New Melbourne Gallery – Fehily Contemporary”

  1. Steve on May 2nd, 2011 7:42 pm

    Congratulations and a big thank you for providing a new space for Art lovers to explore all that contemporary Art has to offer!