Kaleidoscope Gallery has moved up in the world. It’s bid goodbye to its first home, a weatherboard cottage in Paddington, and set up shop in Sydney’s thriving arts precinct in Danks Street, Waterloo.
The new Kaleidoscope Gallery is on the site of the former David Bromley Arcade. It’s a bigger, brighter space – white walls, Lewis Carrollesque checkered tile floors – and ideal for the Gallery’s distinctive, kaleidoscopic vision of the Australian arts scene: colour, light and visual delights.
It probably doesn’t have anything to do with the Gallery’s fresh coat of paint that gallery director Sam Mitchell-Fin is positively high after the big move. “We just can’t wait to show the art world what we’ve got,” she said. “We are going to rock this street.
“I have to admit it was an emotional day that we closed the door on the Paddington space as the little weatherboard cottage was where it all began. But the minute we opened on Danks Street and we welcomed the first group of art lovers into the new gallery we knew we had made the right decision”.
In its new home, Kaleidoscope will continue to highlight the work of emerging to mid-career artists from all over Australia – with new life drawing events, artist talks and storytelling nights also on the horizon.