Soldiers Rd Gallery Launch
Posted on May 16, 2012 by Bambi
We’ve been keeping our Ears out, and we hear there’s a new kid on the Sydney art block.
It’s a big bad world out there for emergent galleries. The competition and the art economy are rabid, and there exists an ever-present moral dilemma – do you do it for the love, or do you do it for the cash, because in most cases, you can’t have both. Daniel O’Toole (known better to you, perhaps, as Ears) is the man behind Sydney’s latest gallery, Soldiers Rd, and, as the co-founder of the now defunct Oh Really gallery, Newtown, I imagine he knows this conundrum all too well.
Marching on in the face of adversity, however, Soldiers Rd is throwing open its doors for the first time next week. Located in Surry Hills, the gallery is announcing its presence with Worlds A p a r t, a launch exhibition that boasts some serious names in Australian art. With the likes of Bennett and Max Berry jumping on board with O’Toole and his crew, it looks like Soldiers Rd is off to a strong start, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.
Come check out the new space next Thursday, 24 May, to clink glasses in celebration. And also, maybe, in hope.