Photo: John Gollings AM
Architect: Peter Corrigan AM
Niagara Galleries acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work and create. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.
Originally located in Niagara Lane in 1978 in Melbourne’s CBD, Niagara Galleries has occupied 245 Punt Road in Richmond since 1984. Since its inception, the goal of the gallery has been to exhibit outstanding and important contemporary art.
The importance of personal relationships, with collectors, curators and artists, and an exchange of knowledge and ideas is central to Niagara’s ethos.
The gallery, through its annual Blue Chip exhibitions has played an important role in rediscovering artists like Ralph Balson, Grace Cossington-Smith, Clarice Beckett, Helen Maudsley, Tony Tuckson and Ian Fairweather amongst others.
In addition, through our regular exhibition program Niagara represents some of Australia’s best living contemporary artists, as well as the estate of Gunter Christmann. Niagara has also exhibited the work of a number of important artists from overseas such as Brice Marden (USA), Michelle Grabner (USA), Hu Qinwu (China), Tony Bevan (UK), Liu Zhuoquan (China), Zhuo Hongbin (China), Star Gossage (NZ) and Martin Parr (UK). In recent years, we have also added a number of the new generation of contemporary artists to the stable.
Niagara can assist collectors to discover emerging, contemporary and modern art as well as offer support with commissions for private and public works, including portraits. We offer private and corporate clients assistance with acquisitions, from planning, selection and documentation, to support with budgeting, framing, shipping and installation.
In addition to stockroom and commissions assistance, Niagara has experience with managing and dispersing major art collections, whether for downsizing, dispersal of art collectives, or estate planning purposes, from initial valuation through to the sale of works. Niagara’s director, William Nuttall, is a registered and accredited valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Programme (Australian paintings, drawings and prints after 1920 (excluding cartoons and architectural drawings); Australian Indigenous art including prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, Urban art after 1970; Australian sculpture and photographs after 1960; International paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs after 1960.)
Bill Nuttall – Director
Sarah Murray – Associate Director
Caroline Rook – Communications Manager
Emily Walker – Registrar