Established in 2001, ARC ONE Gallery is a commercial gallery based on Flinders Lane at the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct. With membership in the Art Galleries Association of Australia, the gallery has fostered development in Australian art for over 17 years, and represents some of Australia’s most esteemed contemporary artists alongside a range of mid-career and emerging artists. Under the joint directorship of Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel, the gallery has supported a wide range of Australian artists—alongside some international names—through curated exhibitions and working relationships with museums and curators within and outside of Australia.Read More
Setting the tone for the diversity of practices it represents, ARC ONE’s early solo exhibitions included Fragments Of/From Memory (1 January–31 December 2002), and Karma, Women, Buddha (4–22 June 2002), respectively presenting the work of renowned Australian photo media artist Pat Brassington and Thai-Australian interdisciplinary artist Phaptawan Suwannakudt. The gallery’s current exhibition programme continues to feature artists from different cultural backgrounds working in practices ranging from painting, sculpture, and installation, to photography, video, performance, and electronically based art.
Representing 28 artists, ARC ONE’s roster features several significant names in Australian art, including Pat Brassington, Janet Laurence, Anne Zahalka, Robert Owen, and Murray Fredericks. Various artists represented by the gallery have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale: Robert Owen and the late John Davis in 1978, and Imants Tillers in 1986. It can also stake claim on several dynamic art duos, including Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, the late Rose Farrell and George Parkin, and the relative newcomers Honey Long and Prue Stent. At the same time, the gallery also supports the work of young Australian artists such as Lydia Wegner, Justine Khamara, and Sam Shmith. In keeping with its diverse choice of artists the gallery represents key Chinese artists such as Beijing-based photographer Huang Xu.
Artists represented by ARC ONE feature in major Australian and international public collections; Robert Owen, Nike Savvas, and Janet Laurence have also worked on major public commissions, Laurence presenting the installation Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef during the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris.
In continuing to support dialogue and change in Australian contemporary art, ARC ONE has participated in both Sydney Contemporary and the Melbourne Art Fair. It also holds various events and lectures, as well as catered dining events with Cumulus inc. inside the gallery space.
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