14 December 2011

Introducing ... Chapter House Lane

In an earlier post, I alluded to an exciting project I've been involved with for the last couple months: Chapter House Lane.

Tucked away in a laneway next to St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, is a recently launched contemporary art gallery.  Originally a disused window front, Chapter House Lane has been transformed to inspire curiosity to passer bys and art critics alike.  As a not-for-profit association, we've relied on donations of over $3,000 with the aid of crowd-funding website, Pozible.  A number of generous sponsors and friends have also assisted us along the way, and for that, we are extremely grateful.  A key objective of the space is for it to be a means for emerging and establishing artists to display their works for free.

Behind the scenes, a small group of us with a mixed skill set (think freelance writer, art curator, lawyer, graphic designer, tax consultant and industrial designer) have been working hard to get this space up and running.   After countless meetings, several buckets of paint, many late nights, and a large amount of elbow grease, Chapter House Lane finally launched on Thursday November 10 with a grand opening party.

With approximately 120 guests in attendance, the night was a huge success, showcasing watercolour portraits  from Justin Lee Williams' Midnight Mountain Dancing exhibition.  The exhibition is on til 2 January 2012.  Ch-ch-check it out when you get a chance!


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