NEW ART GALLERY
FREMANTLE boasts plenty of art galleries, but its newest addition promises to offer something others do not.
Art Marx Gallery, which opens its doors to the public this weekend, will be the only dedicated abstract art gallery in Fremantle, according to co-owner Tracy-Ann Morris.
“I don’t think there is any art gallery in WA that specialises in abstract art only,” she said. “Most of them diversify one way or another or they specialise, so we’re taking a bit of a risk, but we feel like it will work.”
Ms Morris, who lives in Willagee and runs the business with husband James (Morris), said WA artists would be prominently featured.
“We’re hoping it will be more focused just on WA and Fremantle artists,” she said.
“I’ll be the resident artist, so my artwork will always be there.
“But we are hoping to have a cultural development program where we might invite artists from other countries down the track.
“We will probably branch out once we’re established a bit more.”
Situated in the heart of Fremantle’s art precinct on High Street, Art Marx Gallery has enlisted curator Peter Garside to manage its collection.
“Peter is very experienced as an art consultant and has worked with a lot of corporate companies to develop their art collections over the years,” Ms Morris said.
“He brings a lot of experience and knowledge into the gallery for us.”
Art Marx Gallery will officially open at 2pm on Sunday, following a private event on Saturday, which will be attended by dignitaries including Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt.
Art Marx Gallery owners Tracy-Ann Morris and husband James.