Another gallery closes..
Another significant photography gallery is closing. This time it’s Edmund Pearce Gallery in Melbourne.
After three tremendous years and over 100 exhibitions we regretfully announce that these will be the final exhibitions at our dedicated gallery space in the iconic Nicholas building.
Since opening in February of 2012 we have been passionately dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of photography. The gallery has taken immense pleasure in supporting and promoting the work of both emerging and established artists, which has added to critical discourse and lifted the standards of contemporary photo-media practice here in Australia.
The decision to close did not come easily to us; most importantly due to the impact it will have on our artists and loyal audience. Despite the strength and diversity of our programme, it has become clearly evident that the Australian market is not sufficient to sustain a commercial space dedicated to photography.
We owe a debt of gratitude to all of the exhibiting artists, collectors, curators, writers, interns, volunteers and patrons who have made the gallery such a well-respected and exciting venture. In particular, we would like to thank the artists we have represented: Jane Brown, Michael Corridore, Stephen Dupont, Katrin Koenning, Lee Grant, Phil Toledano, Ward Roberts, Kate Robertson, and Vivian Cooper Smith. It has been a privilege to represent the work of such dedicated, innovative, and talented artists; and we look forward to following the exciting developments in their careers. Our success would also not have been possible without the long term and dedicated support of Christine McFetridge and Sharon Hughes.
Directors Tim Bruce and Jason McQuoid will continue to be passionate advocates of Melbourne’s cultural landscape through their individual projects and initiatives. The Edmund Pearce website and social media channels will remain active, documenting three years of rigorous photo media exhibition practice and allowing the opportunity for special projects in the future.