Congratulations Jenny!

West End Art Space congratulates Jenny Reddin on being selected as a finalist again in this year’s Yering Station Sculpture Awards.  The Sculpture, Micro Botanica, has been purchased by a Singaporean collector and will be making the journey to its new home shortly.  It is on display at Yering Station until December 3.

Monique Lacey in Vogue

September’s issue of Vogue Living showcases the beauty of Monique Lacey’s sculpture. Designer Phoebe Nicol’s King’s Road Project is featured, including her choice of Lacey’s plaster white piece. Congratulations Monique in taking part in such a beautiful project. 

Photography by Dave Wheeler.

Follow this link to visit the project here.

Cally Lotz The Design Files Feature

Congratulations to Cally Lotz again! Lotz has been named one of the magazines ’14 Must See Artists at the Melbourne Affordable Art Fair’ in the Design Files.

Cally Lotz is another Melbourne-based artist, who creates engaging still-life paintings with everyday objects such as buckets, parcels, plastic and crockery. She chooses these subjects, not for their beauty, but as signifiers of implied meaning, and for the potential they offer her as a painter.”

Follow this link to visit the article here.

Cally Lotz Est Magazine Feature

Congratulations to Cally Lotz who’s had her artwork featured in Interior Design Magazine Est Living. 

“Melbourne-based artist Cally Lotz uses the empty vessel in her paintings to narrate concepts akin to complex psychological states such as containment, austerity, and isolation. “My work continues to explore concepts of containment within the psychological context,” the artist shares. Using formal aspects of traditional representational painting, the artworks also invite contemporary art concepts through a vivid colour palette and everyday objects that expose our current times.”

Follow this link to visit the article here.

Introducing Johnny Romeo 

West End Art Space is proud to announce the newest addition to our artist stable: Johnny Romeo.

Johnny Romeo is an internationally acclaimed Australian painter. Considered Australia’s leading Pop artist, Romeo is spearheading the global Neo-Expressionist Pop movement with his electrifying collision of rock’n’roll swagger, comic book aesthetics, and street art.

Described by GQ Magazine Australia as ‘part punk, part pop’, Romeo’s Kitsch Pop works are explosive sugar rushes of Technicolour imagery and urban grittiness that are turning heads worldwide.

Romeo is scheduled for a solo exhibition ‘Cloud 9’ from March 8-25 2023.

Monique Lacey on display at Scott Lawrie Gallery

Congratulations Monique in taking part of such an amazing exhibition with such fantastic artists. 

The Confessions is an exhibition of work inspired by composer Sir James MacMillan’s seminal work ‘The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie’. The event is inspired by the third Scottish witch hunt which took place in 1662 and is an analogy for modern day witch hunts – where virtue signalling, cancel culture, censorship, and ‘fear of offending’ is becoming endemic – the show features the work of new and established artists. Each artist has created a unique response to the premise for reflection, contemplation, and perhaps even redemption.

Opens 12-6pm, Sunday 10 July and runs every day at the same time until Saturday 23 July, 2022.
Silo6, Auckland Waterfront (cnr of Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe St). All welcome.


Lev Khesin, Berluti & the Rolling Stones

Check out Mick Jagger wearing a Berluti x Lev Khesin shirt at a recent Rolling Stones concert, “Thank you [Kris van Assche] for sending me this shot earlier today! I’m still speechless.” – Khesin

‘FIVE’ Exhibition Profile

“As far as galleries go, West Melbourne’s West End Art Space, which celebrated its fifth birthday in May, is just in its infancy.” Check out the article celebrating the gallery’s fifth birthday here.

Mike Rutherford Exhibition Opening at Creative Pod

Join us for the Opening Reception of Mike Rutherford’s exhibition Vitalis Signa at our CBD pop-up space, Creative Pod on Thursday, 31 March, 6-8 pm.

Meet the artist Mike Rutherford, collect his work, and continue next door for a drink at the Vic’s Bar next door in the Victoria Hotel. This show was almost unseen at our West End Gallery Space in last year’s lockdown, so now this is a great opportunity for the artist and our Melbourne audience.

Mike Rutherford has three portraits as finalists in the national Percival Portrait Prize and currently has an artwork touring nationally with the National Portrait Gallery’s Living Memory Exhibition.

Presented by West End Art Space and Podcast Now, this is event is supported by the City of Melbourne shop-front activation initiative.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
The show continues until 15 April.

Artist Workshop with Jenny Reddin

When: Thursday 24th March 2022

Where: Creative Pod, 209 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne 

Time: 12.30 – 2.00

Cost: $15.00

Jenny Reddin describes herself as a poured paint artist, inspired by artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, and others. Jenny almost never uses brushes because she is passionate about the marks that are made by the combination of pigment, medium, and gravity.

Jenny is running a one-day workshop at the Creative Pod.

This lunchtime event comes readily equipped with paint, paper, aprons, and everything else you will need to make art happen.

Bookings are essential and places are strictly limited to 8 people.

At the end of this session, participants will have produced several artworks that they can take away with them in supplied cartons.  Most importantly however they will have had enormous fun, have met new people, and have learned a new skill.

Contact us at or on 0415 243 917 to secure your spot!

West End Art Gallery proudly presents Creative Pod, a pop-up creative space located in the Arts Precinct of the City of Melbourne.   

Creative Pod is a Shop Front Activation Program delivered in partnership with the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government through the Melbourne City Recovery fund.

West End Gallery in collaboration with Pod Now brings a new initiative to spring the City of Melbourne back to life.

Through this new concept, we bring a new business operation in the CBD to enliven our City and connect with our Melbourne audience. Curious and creative minds join the city arts hub in our collective recovery and bring some exciting events to the arts precinct.

Live performances, exhibitions, artists’ talks, podcasts, book launches, and workshops are just a few of our planned events ahead.

You can find us at Creative Pod, near the Victoria Hotel at 209 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 3000 close to the Town Hall. 

Congratulations to our artist Pamela Rataj and her sculpture ‘The White Piece’ being a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Award 2021.

Coinciding with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost, the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize inviting artist’s to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. Held over four days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost-Frederick Fisher.

Rataj’s ‘The White Piece’ is available to purchase. Please contact us for more details.

Please see the Campbell Town Arts Centre website for more-  

Congratulations to our artist Fran O’Neill and her feature in Hyperallergic’s Guide to the Armory Week 2021.

Fran O’Neill, “Bridging” (2021), Oil on canvas, 70×100 (courtesy the artist and Zürcher

Fran was one of 11 Women of Spirit to have her work show at Zurcher Gallery in Manhattan. 

Read the full article here

Follow on Instagram @hyperallergic @zurcher_gallery @narf1771 

Please see our website for more of Fran O’Neill’s work or contact us at or on 0415 243 917


Berlin-based Russian contemporary artist Lev Khesin expresses himself in abstract, tactile patterns created through multiple layers and colours of silicone paint. Khesin’s practice echoes that of Berluti’s artisanal patina methods, drawing a natural connection between both.

West End Art Space proudly presents an exclusive online collection of artworks by Berlin-based Russian contemporary artist Lev Khesin, in collaboration with the prestigious fashion house Berluti // Melbourne. Berluti Winter Collection 21-22 by artistic director Kris Van Assche in collaboration with Lev Khesin, draws on the similarities between the artworks colour graduation and the patina finish on the handpainted leather garments.

The symbiosis between the digital presentation format and the highly tactile nature of Lev Khesin’s artistic expression creates a dialogue between the palpable and the virtual: a search for the idea of human and material connection in the digital sphere. The need for a tangible and tactile reality is reflected in motifs, colours, and textures informed by the work of Lev Khesin. Interpreted in garments and accessories, they create the foundation for a collection embodied by fluidity, adaptability, and above all, the human hand.

As another lockdown hits Melbourne, Lev Khesin’s luminous artworks continue to demonstrate a solid vision and strong aesthetic.


To collect artworks by Lev Khesin, please contact West End Art Space.

We congratulate our artist Mike Rutherford for his honourable mention in the MonoVisions Photography Awards. 


His black and white photograph, ‘Self-Portrait’ is a homage to UK photographer Jon Clarige and is a portrayal of Mike’s state of mind mind during COVID lock-down. 

Mike who practiced as a commercial photographer for many years now specialises in manipulating digital photography, predominately in black and white. 

Congratulations Mike. 

West End Art Space is pleased to announce our artist Sue Rosalind Vesely and her painting ‘Birth of Oceanus’ is a finalist in the National Capital Art Prize held in Canberra.    

Sue has dedicated her whole life and career to painting, sculpture and drawing both with the Australia and the United Kingdom. Congratulations Sue.

Please see our website for more information and details about Sue’s artworks.  

Ungud and Wallanganda at the Birth of Oceanus


Oil paint on canvas

‘Ungud is the Wunambal people’s snake god who is sometimes female; she can make rain fall. Having power over rainbows and fertility, she is of earth and water. In the beginning, when only the sky and the earth existed, Ungud lived underground as a giant python. At night, Ungud and Wallanganda, the sky deity, create living beings through their dreams.

As dusk falls Ungud and Wallaganda dream. They dream of Oceanus, who is the Titan god of the river Okeanos, which encircles the world and connects the earth to the heavens and the underworld. Oceanus is born through their dreaming.’


Follow Sue on Instagram@sue_vesely_artist_australia



Click the link below to read below Hannah Wootton’s article in the Financial Review discussing the effects of  lockdown on Victoria’s art industry.

Lev Kehsin, Berlin based abstract artist represented by West End has cooperated with fashion designer Kris van Assche for Berluti’s 21/22 Winter collection. His work and gradient palettes resembles the techniques used by Berluti in their leather goods.

Click the link below to see more,

Mike Rutherford’s show Vital Signs will be showing at West End from May 24 to June 17, opening night 27 May, 6 to 8pm.

Click the link below,


Of Colour and Light features in Melbourne Art Critic


An articulate review written by Mark Holsworth on the current Biennial, Of Colour and Light, exhibited at West End Art Space.

The following artist highlighted in the article are, Stephania Leigh, Mandy Gunn, Polly Hollyoak, Irene Barberis, Victoria Cattoni and Wilma Tabacco.


Melbourne Art Critic Review Link

Currently showing: Of Colour and Light Biennial 2020


Melbourne, Australia. January 19 2021

This is the third abstract biennial Anna Prifti curates to provide a platform to women abstract artists from the state of Victoria. This initiative started in 2016 with the aim to showcase and advocate that women artists have been an integral part of the Abstract movement.

Leah Justin from the Justin Art House Museum described the biennial to be ‘A wonderful celebration of works in which abstraction is expressed in so many individual and unique ways..’.

‘This room filled with the works of women artists working in a diverse range of contemporary art practices, with emerging, established and well-recognised careers really demonstrates that’.

West End artist Monique Lacey featured in Art Collector Magazine
Affordable art fair

Find us at AAF in September

Established in 2016, the contemporary West End Art Space will bring to the Melbourne fair works that are selected by Director, Anna Prifti, with an emphasis on sculpture. The gallery keeps the local art scene on its toes with an ever-changing exhibition programme, supporting both Australian and International artists. Expect to see works by Cezary Stulgis, Monique Lacey, Donal Molloy-Drum, Adrian Corke and Fran O’Neill.

Anna aims to help nurture the art practices of the artists the gallery supports, providing an impressive gallery space, marketing and sales, while letting them focus on what they do best; creating beautiful contemporary artworks. Galleries are an integral part of the art ecosystem, connecting art-lovers with their artists work – and it’s usually because the gallerist is a passionate art lover and artist themselves!

Fiona Halse in New York

We are proud of Fiona being a part of- Patterns of Influence: Artists Who Teach- at the Painting Centre NY.

Exhibition and location details:

The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, suite 500, New York, NY 212-343-1060

Hrs: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

Puffery – Monique Lacey at Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX
West End artist, Monique Lacey’s solo exhibition at Gray contemporary in Houston Texas.

Monique Lacey is a New Zealand based Artist whose work addresses the notion that if a painting is a bounded volume, how can the skin or surface of that painting reveal or disguise its structure and what it contains.

The work manifests itself in the production of hollow, rectilinear-cuboid-forms, which present themselves as support and surface. The relationship between the front-facing plane and the sides of the work can challenge the traditional conventions of painting when the proportional relationships of scale are reconfigured.

Commercial packaging materials purchased at local hardware stores offer structural propositions of both volume and surface. The materials are assembled and covered with plaster and other materials, which act as both binding agent and new surface to conceal and/or reveal the structure underneath. While there is an adherence of truth to materials, the materials are used to construct a level of artifice in the work.

The initial building up of each form is countered by a crushing act that results in the form being either destroyed or substantially reconfigured. The act of crushing is a performative act using the body’s weight, and is one that can be playful, aggressive or cathartic.

The work finds is informed by Minimalism, the movement that ultimately became associated with the power of the boardrooms. Where this language of form and male-centered narratives were once central and perhaps pertinent, today this language seems outdated, hollow and tiresome. Thus the work functions as a commentary on the established legacies of power.

Monique Lacey – Smoke & Mirrors at Auckland Art Fair 2019

New Zealand based artist, Monique Lacey, is included in the 2019 Auckland Art Fair.

Oliver Ashworth-Martin

We congratulate our artist on winning the Traders Prize 2019, at ‘Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition’ with his bronze ‘Augmented Immortal’

sculptors attention !!!
CALL FOR ENTRIES Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition


Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2019

Entries Close 5 July 2019

The Yering Station Art Gallery is committed to exhibiting the work of both established and emerging Australian artists, while the annual Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, which runs from late October through to early December, has a long history of showcasing an outstanding cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice.

All commissions from sales associated with Yering Station’s Arts Program are donated to LARCH: The Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital.


Exhibition Judges

Geoffrey Edwards: Curator Point Leo Estate Sculpture Park and former Director Geelong Art Gallery

Kelly Gellatly: Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne

Dr Rob Haysom: Associate Professor, Deakin University

Yering Station Sculpture Award $12,000

The annual Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, which runs from late October through to early December, has a long history of showcasing an outstanding cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice.

All commissions from sales associated with Yering Station’s Arts Program are donated to LARCH: The Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Giordano Biondi – Artist in Residence at West End

Giordano is a Melbourne-based Italo-Australian visual artist. He studied Visual Arts and Theatre at IUAV University in Venice, and has a Masters in Art in Public Space at RMIT. He started his art practice in a group exhibition in Venice and has from there on participated in solo and group exhibitions, in art spaces and galleries in Australia and abroad. He took part in artist residencies in Turkey, Germany and China, and has curated group shows in Melbourne, Venice, Perugia and Milan. His art practice is based on reflection upon architectural and landscape elements that define and distort perception on individual and collective uses of public space. Giordano works with the tensions between fictional and real environments, with special interest in the “veils” or filters that blur the nature of our experience or imagined landscapes.

October 2017

Two of our represented artists, Oliver Ashworth-Martin and Cliff Burtt have been awarded prizes in ‘Bonanza’ the annual exhibition for CSA members at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery


​YSG Members Exhibition

26 October – 12 November 2017

​Opening Celebration – Sat 28 October 3-5 pm

​Gallery Viewing – Thurs to Sun 11-4 pm

Bonanza Promo: Image: Artwork by Cetta Pilati “The Nexus”

Image: Awarded Artwork by Oliver Ashworth-Martin, ‘Cycles’

Cliff Burt, “RUIN (after C.D.F.)” 2016. Cor-ten steel. 112 x 67 x 14cm

Contemporary Sculpture Association $500 Cash Prize – Oliver Ashworth-Martin

Yering Sculpture Prize 2018 entry – Cliff Burtt


Anouska Phizacklea – Director of Monash Gallery of Art

Lisa Roet – Artist –

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