BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG
Artist-run Peach Black Gallery began as a collaborative space for various artistic disciplines. Now in its third year, owners Matteo Bernasconi and Anna Griffiths are moving the gallery to a larger premise.
For Bernasconi and Griffiths, this move marks an expansion of Chippendale’s art scene. Along with increased scope for diverse exhibits, Peach Black will share the building with a film and photography studio that can be hired out. It is believed that this collaborative approach will strengthen the artistic network in Sydney.
After innovating with online classes during COVID-19 the new space will bring locals back into a creative space, where they can engage with artists and understand their practice.
The gallery will continue to house Bernesconi’s own portraiture work, along with a new program of local artists. Joi Murugavell is set to make her solo debut in the space next April.
Opening on Friday December 10, the new gallery will be christened with a weekend of free events that invite the community into a rich art scene.
Audiences can attend free life drawing sessions or a Latin concert from Oriente Tres on Saturday 11 December. The Friday night opening will also feature live music, a DJ and drinks.
The new Peach Black Gallery can be found at 126 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale.