Through the 55 years of a painting career I have always thought it would be great to have my own gallery; just down from my front door, no transport problems, no hassles getting heavy paintings from carparks up to city galleries, no exorbitant commissions. Now, in my senior years, I have the next best thing, a gallery within the community where I live.It is a communal gallery and it is just down the walkway from my front door. I can saunter down there before breakfast and do some work or sit with my mug of coffee and soak up the lightness and brightness of the walls and gentle grey polished cement floor.
The CoLab2 Gallery has the feel of community. It says ‘lets be friends’ to whoever comes in. It is serene,peaceful; with sunlight and dappled shade playing on the balcony.
It can be any artist’s dream-come-true to exhibit in this intimate and pristine space with its high ceilings. The rent for hire is affordable and there is no commission taken from sales. We have an Application to Hire form that you can download from this website.
Small performances, book launches or poetry readings as well as exhibitions and clean workshops will be welcomed in this space. We invite you to come and have a look at the SHAC CoLab2 Gallery.
SHAC is a group of Fremantle based artists living as an co-operative housing group