GANG GANG GALLERY
Gang Gang Gallery is housed in the heritage space of the Old Refreshments building of the Theatre Royal on Main Street Lithgow. After being purchased 2012, the building has taken on a major development and transformed into what it is today, a contemporary gallery and function space. that has still maintained traditional 1900s features to emphasis the blend of old and new.
Working with local interior and timber artist Damian Howard, the gallery has been designed to host exhibitions of artists in the light filled main space and along with a permanent collection of glassware, porcelain, timber and iron work. Gang Gang has an earnest and growing connection with the local community and aims to embrace the future of the Blue Mountains whilst paying tribute to its past.
Opening its doors on 1st October 2017, Gang Gang features a variety of contemporary art from the Blue Mountains region, Central Western NSW as well as other parts of Australia. The gallery has a focus on representational pieces from all traditions, expressionist to abstract and even kitch in a multitude of mediums, including sculpture, textile, paint and ceramic.
The Story of Gang GAng
My vision for Gang Gang Gallery, established in 2017, was that it would provide a contemporary arts space to enhance Lithgow, a gallery that would also link into the community and provide spaces for workshops and community events.What I have discovered is that running Gang Gang Gallery is a very time-consuming and demanding abusiness, but one that brings me immeasurable joy. It has also been a great pleasure to join up with the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network as their Vice President, and to help build strong links between the Blue Mountains and the Seven Valleys arts communities.
Many local artists and artists are artists because they absolutely love to make art—whether that is painting, weaving basket, making ceramics or Jewellery or making sculpture. What we need from the artist is to understand our need for well-presented work (framing etc) that
is ready to be hung, and to assist us with all the information and imagery we need to promote their work. We do this through our website, social media, brochures, articles in regional newspapers, interviews on radio stations and promotions in regional tourism
I’ve learned that what works best is when art is connected to stories about bigger issues, and where we combine art exhibitions with music performance and talks about issues. Three of our most successful shows have been the Timescapes Exhibition, held to reflect on the impact of the 2019-2020 fires; the Pagoda Exhibition that explored the challenge of
safeguarding the Garden of Stones as a protected landscape; and the recent Festival of Natives exhibition that was held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Lithgow Natives Nursery.
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CHRISTMAS ART FAIR 2022
NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 29, 2022
We have something for everyone in the years Christmas Art Fair with an eclectic selection of beautiful works by over40 artist. From emerging to established and a myriad of mediums pop in for a look at this beautiful collection.
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206 Main St, Lithgow