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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Gallery’s new direction

You might have noticed something different at 139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton, this year.

Gallery 139 director Ahn Wells and her dog, Coco, no longer host art exhibitions there; instead, the duo, and Wells’ partner, of course, have moved to a temporary location on Chinchen Street in Tighes Hill.

“You’ll find us at Newcastle Art Space now,” Wells says.
“I have still got Coco with me – quite a lot of people were used to seeing her on Beaumont Street, so they can come and visit her over here.”

Wells says she will host four pop-up exhibitions in Newcastle this year, with the extra time allowing her to trial her art consultancy.

“If people are interested in finding art for their home or office, I can do that and I’m offering a one-hour free consultation,” she says.
Gallery 139’s current showing at Newcastle Art Space focuses on Lydia Miller.

Miller, in her second solo exhibition as a gallery artist, delves deep into the historical genre of still-life with bravery and vigour.

Her oil paintings are vibrant, full of colour, pattern and are composed of the every day objects that surround her.

Teapots, bowls, vases, plates, flowers and fruit turn into elegant compositions on her canvas.

The exhibition will go until this Sunday 24 March.

Opening hours are 12pm to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday.

Visit gallery139.com.au for more information.

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