137 Adderley Street, West Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia


WestEnd Art Space



'Tempered' by Fran O'Neill

'Tempered' by Fran O'Neill

'Tempered' by Fran O'Neill

 3 - 29 April. Given the current situation, the show will proceed online. Please contact the gallery for a preview of new paintings by Fran O'Neill.


'Gravity' by Jenny Reddin

'Tempered' by Fran O'Neill

'Tempered' by Fran O'Neill

1-24 May. This will be the first solo show for Jenny at West End Art Space and we are looking forward to it.

Resilience by Fran O'Neill

'RESILIENCE' detail from painting by Fran O'Neill 183 x 183 cm, oil on canvas.

Upcoming show 'Tempered' by Fran O'Neill

WE send you love and light during your social distancing. Anna, Vlona and Giordano are still working on the background. Get in touch with us through our website and social media. WE are offering free delivery on all artworks Australia and New Zealand wide. 'Resilience' by Fran O'Neill 183x183 Oil on Canvas (detail)

6 March - 31 March by appointment

Jo Lane 'BED'

Donal Molloy-Drum 'DECADES'

Donal Molloy-Drum 'DECADES'


'Bed' Opening March 6, 2020

Jo Lane uses her masterful drawing practice to explore social and psychological subjects. She explores these aspects that occupy so much of our time and evidences them in her drawing. Inspecting the conscious construction of ‘bed’,  then the deconstruction of it once we vacate, Jo Lane creates human landscapes of comfort and disturbance.

Donal Molloy-Drum 'DECADES'

Donal Molloy-Drum 'DECADES'

Donal Molloy-Drum 'DECADES'


Decades' Opening March 6, 2020

  Donal builds his microcosmic structures with organic shapes that reference the unknowable elements of the universe while evoking feelings of life's fragility. The artist invites the viewers to contemplate   the empty spaces, which highlight the curves, shadows and precarious balance of forms.

Friday Feb 7, 2020 4-8 pm opening


'Imber' by Dr Wendy Kelly


Caught in the deluge of tropical storms in Darwin, Melbourne artist Wendy Kelly was overpowered by the intensity and quantity of water that fell. For a Melbournian, where heavy falls are rare, the density and the length of time the water fell were staggering. The soaking water fell so heavily it obliterated everything over a meter away from sight. It was from this experience that Kelly produced a series of works over the next four to five years in her Melbourne studio.

DECEMBER 6-16, 2019



Giordano  Biondi’s 'Meridians'  are imaginary cities that inhabit an eternal  midday hour. Noon is the time when the sun flattens the world through the absence of shadows cast by objects. The viewer looks at  these cities from above, the gaze equivalent to the direction of a sun that shrinks away the shadow of buildings and renders  them utopian and ideal, abstract entities without memory. The plazas,  streets and courtyards collect the wandering eye and project it along  these urban atlases.

Giordano’s   drawings seek to depict an ideal cityscape as a narrative that invites  the gaze to linger in everyone of its components.  The whole picture  is then an archive into which the gaze consults and finds solace. This fictional city is intended as a dream catcher for the eye, a portal of an invisible land.


IAN PARADINE 'Émigré II-The Folds'

“Émigré II - The Folds”  is an ongoing series which the artist began in 2013. This second  iteration of the series continues to elucidate the ever present, but now  markedly heightened shared moment of political and ecological uncertainty through the eyes of the emigrant. The work  evokes, the joy and the sorrow of the migration experience, both of  dislocation and integration.

Research is critical to  Paradine’s methodology and he devotes much time to it. Once image  groupings cohere - they are digitally edited together. This part of the  procedure is time intensive involving much experimentation. Typically involving post-processing, layering, editing, retouching and  aesthetic tweaking, all in service to achieving subtle and complex  lighting effects.



'INNER FOREST' NOV 7-30, 2019

 West End Art Space is proud to bring to the Melbourne audience 'Inner Forest', a solo show by renowned international artist Lev Khesin.

Born in Russia and based in Berlin, Lev is the son of two well known byzantine iconographers and was exposed from an early age to the fine layers and luminosity of egg tempera and oil painting. A child of his time,  Khesin has forged a path of his own in the 21st century.
'Inner Forest' continues Khesin's exploration with countless layers of pigment through a long process that deals with the 'now' only. The artist compares painting to the art of archery and various Zen rituals, while focussing exclusively on the current action. He says ' I only think about perfecting the current layer. In the end, the Image becomes evidence of a completed meditation'.
We invite you to experience these glossy microcosms that pulsate with light and project off the walls. Professor Paul Bishop at 5 pm will officially open 'Inner Forest ' by Lev Khesin on Friday November 8.

Lev Khesin 'Surfuct' 33x24cm, silicone and pigments on wood

Night time Sea

dana dion

'Chasing Seasons' OCT 17 - Nov 3, 2019


West End Art Space presents ‘Chasing Seasons’ a solo exhibition by artist Dana Dion, 17 Oct – 3 Nov, 2019, 137 Adderley St, West Melbourne.

Dana’s paintings aim to reflect her exploration of a variety of landscapes and

subsequent quest for inner expression of the experience. Bold physicality of

the painterly surfaces are balanced with a sense of vulnerability and a love

for the process of painting.

Her works explore an inner landscape through a personally developed

language. “Painting for me is meditative: I travel into another world. Awake, alert, yet

absorbed into the art of painting ... not thinking of anything else.

Through my landscapes, I aim to locate a place of belonging”. Dana Dion


Dana has participated in numerous selected group and solo exhibitions and

has received many prizes and awards, most recent…

2019 Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize — Winner

2019 Bell Property Acquisitive Art Prize — Winner

2018 Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize — Winner

2017 Gosford Art Prize $15,000 — Winner

Please join us for drinks with the artist on Saturday, 19 October, 2-5 p




West End Art Space presents ‘Emotion in Space’  an extensive body of oil paintings and sculptures by Sue Rosalind Vesely, a Royal College of the Arts London graduate, who has received great reviews through her career, including by the great Henry Moore who called her paintings ‘A sight to please an old man’s eyes’ 1980.  
‘People say that I have painted their dreams’  Sue Rosalind Vesely  MA Royal College of Art
‘Emotion in Space’ is on show from 26 September – 12 October.
Drinks with the artist Saturday, 5 October, 2019 2-4pm at West End Art Space
137 Adderley Street West Melbourne.
 Vault Link   Only Melbourne ArtsHub 


White on White by Anna Caione & Fiona Halse

 The exhibition ‘White on White’ explores the philosophical, poetic associations of the colour white through the work of Melbourne artists Anna Caione and Fiona Halse. Caione and Halse express the synergies and divergences in their approach to abstraction through the process of surface manipulation and gestural expression. Their shared preference for the colour white amalgamates their works yet each artist loads the neutrality of the hue with a diversity of personal meaning that gives rise to a range of intriguing interpretative possibilities.

White is considered by some to be a non-colour, yet its transformational qualities continue to fascinate contemporary artists. White can be purely suggestive or a dominant force informing the intrinsic visual language within an artist’s work. The initiation of the single-coloured artwork termed the ‘Monochrome’ is a fairly recent occurrence of twentieth-century art, with practitioners such as Piero Manzoni, Robert Ryman, Mary Martin and Kazimir Malevich falling into the category of monochromatic painters. Curator Tanya Barson of the Tate’s Painting with White exhibition has noted that the decision for artists to restrict themselves to one colour can open up a rich and versatile area of investigation, with the use of white drawing attention to a variety of techniques, materials, textures, surfaces, structures and forms.

Artists often impose a restrictive palette to enable them to discover a plethora of subtleties and nuances. Robert Ryman, for example, embraced white’s neutrality for its ‘tendency to make things visible’. He suggested that ‘a blank canvas enables an artist to clearly see a mark and celebrate directness and materiality,’ yet a mark on white can also expose the bare essentials posed within the surface of the work and manifested by gestural impulses from the artist’s hand. Kandinsky sensed this multifaceted aspect to white when he claimed it was the ‘harmony of silence’. In his book Concerning the Spiritual in Art he described how the silent or still quality of white resonated for him with ‘the many pauses in music that break the melody temporarily’. (Kandinsky, W, 1977, p. 39).  

The exhibition ‘White on White’ is a tribute to Kazimir Malevich  and his Suprematist composition: White on White (1918). Whilst the Black Square (1915) is commonly believed to be the ‘first Suprematist  painting’ (Lodder, C. 2018, p. 13)  and communicates Malevich’s aesthetic  theory  as the ‘the supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts’ ( MOMA, n.d.). 
Malevich referred to White on White as ‘a representation of the transcendent state reached through Suprematism’ (The Art Story, n.d) and marked a shift from polychrome to monochrome. Malevich’s contribution was significant to the development of non-objective and abstract art, which he believed could pave the way to spiritual freedom, a utopian world of pure form and a  ‘universal language that would free viewers from the material world.’ (Malevich, K, 1926). Catalogue https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YHQuu0bxFrowTHq6lxSHLWbStQhqo-07/view?usp=sharing

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August 2019

Double Take²// Susan Buret

Double Take²// Susan Buret

Double Take²// Susan Buret


'Double Take²' by SUSAN BURET opens at West End Art Space in 10 August at 2pm. Meet the artist and view her latest suite of works. This second time at West End Art Space, Susan presents handpainted porcelain with underglaze alongside minimal geometric abstract paintings, creating optical illusions.

Twixt// Liliana Barbieri

Double Take²// Susan Buret

Double Take²// Susan Buret


'Twixt' by LILIANA BARBIERI opens 10 August at West End Art Space. 'Twixt' is a continuation of Barbieri's long exploration in abstraction and we're looking forward to presenting this solo show to our audience. 

20 July -Aug 4




West End Art Space proudly presents 'Echo', the latest show by Pamela Rataj.


JULY 19 - AUGUST 4, 2019

‘And further, by contemplating these forms
In the relations which they bear to man,
He shall discern, how, through various means 

Which silently they yield, are multiplied
The spiritual presences of absent things’. 

- from The Excursion by William Wordsworth

For me, the porous surface of sandstone resonates both timelessness and transition. There is no direction to the ongoing process of change in form and texture, simply openness to the interplay of forces. 

On worn leather or wood traces left by past use, echo the presence of a time or a  person no longer here. These works explore the merging and coexistence of elements, and the mystery of connection through time. 


image,  Pamela Rataj, the white piece
apoxysculpt, wire, wood, 177h x 43w x 43d Copyright © 2019 W


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About WestEnd Art Space


West End Art Space supports practicing Australian and International Artists.

West End Art Space is a contemporary art gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Established in November 2016, through a dynamic exhibition programme, our objective is to showcase and support Australian and International artists and nurture their art practice. We present hardworking, collectable contemporary artists with a long exhibition history. Currently situated at 137 Adderley Street West Melbourne and generously supported by Trenerry Property Group, we excitedly await the completion of the West End Precinct and specifically The Adderley building, where our permanent gallery space will be in 2020.  

Image credit- Timothy Burgess

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