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Galerie pompom and The Egg & Dart

  • 2 / 27-39 Abercrombie Street
  • Australia
  • Shop 2, 1-3 Raymond Road
  • Australia
Galerie pompom represents a stable of emerging and mid-career artists based in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand. The gallery was established in 2012 and since this time has presented more than 100 solo and curated group exhibitions, and participated in art fairs in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Auckland. The gallery is operated by Co-Directors Samantha Ferris and George Adams.

 

The Egg & Dart is situated on the coal coast south of Sydney. Emerging organically since 2011, the gallery challenges the assumption that contemporary art is a creature of big cities. Sandwiched between Sydney and Wollongong, satellite towns like Thirroul are complex and the group of artists represented by the Egg & Dart are a reflection of the place. Director Aaron Fell-Fracasso is a maker himself, bringing a very different gallery sensibility to that of the traditional dealer. He is a peer, developing Egg & Dart as a base for creative practice, performance and discussion.

Concerned with ideas around cultural exchange, the Egg & Dart artists have ventured beyond to show in Sawtooth ARI in Launceston, Tasmania, and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney. The gallery also welcomes visiting and international artists for specific projects. Gallery Manager, Ann Eklund provides a Scandinavian connection, having introduced both Swedish and Danish artists to exhibit in the past.

The gallery continues to host a rolling and diverse sequence of exhibitions, studio takeovers and art actions presenting an energetic calendar of events.

 

The Egg & Dart and Galerie pompom are two galleries with a strong alliance to artists. Both appeared commercially after a risk-taking jump from earlier artist-run incarnations and their directorships include practising artists. But the two galleries stake different ground, Galerie pompom being inner Sydney and The Egg & Dart on the coast near Wollongong. After talking at Sydney Contemporary, plans for an exchange exhibition and shared ideas for the Auckland Art Fair emerged.