Director Claire Harris & Assistant Director Melanie Caple.

 

THE GALLERY

Since opening its doors in 1989, FLG has gained a reputation for actively supporting the practices of emerging, mid-career and Indigenous Australian artists. Operating beyond a rigid aesthetic or the dictates of fleeting trends, FLG presents works of painterly abstraction, high figuration and sculptural formalism alongside more recent developments in the areas of installation and new media practices. The FLG stable is unified by a core commitment to presenting high quality works demonstrating both technical skill and creative sensitivity.

At the heart of the gallery’s ethos is a desire to provide an accessible and inclusive arts environment, accommodating the needs and interests of both artists and collectors. Gallery Director Claire Harris is deeply committed to promoting her stable, bringing both an informed and intuitive perspective to her response to their work. A belief in developing long-term working relationships ensures an intimate and insightful awareness of each artist's practice. Harris and her team dedicate their resources to promoting and nurturing the best outcomes for each artist’s career.

FLG artists are represented in important collections including among many others the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House Canberra, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW, BHP Billiton Collection, Print Council of Australia, Silk Cut Foundation, Artbank, Holmes a Court Collection, The De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park USA, Macquarie Group Collection, National Australia Bank Collection, Google USA, Royal Museum of Fine Art Antwerp, Leeuwin Estate, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, BHP Billiton Collection, Powerhouse Museum, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territories, Museum and Art Gallery of Tasmania, Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg, Germany, Royal College of Art London, Yueyuanyuan Sculpture Park China, & the Gifu Prefectural Ceramic Museum Japan.

Our artists have won an impressive array of awards and scholarships including the Wynne Prize, Sir John Sulman Prize, the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, the Contempora Sculpture Award, the Fulbright Scholarship, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, Siemens Fine Art Scholarship. Many of our artists have been critically recognised in Art & Australia, Artist Profile, Australian Art Review, The Australian, Art Korea, The Age, & the Wall Street Journal.

The gallery houses two dedicated exhibition spaces, a permanent viewing area and an extensive stock room which is also viewable online. Yearly programming includes major solo and group shows featuring gallery artists. FLG also hosts Exploration, an annual survey of promising, unsigned artists and recent art school graduates. As it celebrates its twenty-sixth anniversary, FLG’s raison d’être remains consistent: to promote artists of exceptional talent and nurture the passion of both new and seasoned art lovers.

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DIRECTOR: Claire Harris ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Melanie Caple

GALLERY STAFF: Phe Luxford

All artworks are protected under the Copyright Act. Images of artworks are not to be used without written permission from artist and gallery.