New Surry Hills Art Gallery Sells Affordable Art From Local Artists – City Hub Sydney


Founder and director of Sketch Collective Gallery, Caroline Heslop.

By Tessa Pelle

The sketch collective Gallery dedicates its space to shop windowsand the summerin agreement with emerging Australian based artists, with most artistks price between $500 and $1500.

After notice a gap in the market for affordable art pieces, Founder and Director, Caroline Heslop became his independent collective Office space in a gallery for local and emerging artists.

“I would go to the big national galerthat is to say all the time, but I felt like what was the point? I will go there and fall in love with [the artworks], and I can’t afford it. It’s like walking into a candy store and not being able to eat anything,” she says. “We wanted people to feel like they could get in a space out this was not intimidatingwlet them be firstart collectors of the time or adding to an existing collection“, she said.

Nurturing the next generation of Australian artists

Collective sketch gallery present artists of all saydisciplines and aims to nurture the next generation of Australian creatives.

“Someone once said to me, ‘Caroline, there are so many artists and not enough galleries.’ It’s twosides – it’s important that these guys are exposed, and it’s also important to me this every Aussie can say they can afford original artwork,” says Heslop.

carolina says the main philosophy of the gallery is accessibility and affordabilitywith all coins capped at $5,000 and some starting at just $250.

Our pieces are all from emerging artists or those who are just establishment themselves and get some traction. So, they are all priced with this in mind and all of our artists set their own prices,” she said. said.

carolina discover artists using various methods, scouting instagram for approach people on the street.

A good old slide in the DMs is my modus operandi and he gets a big reaction“, Heslop said. One of our artists, his street name is Silly Pear, was doing a commissioned graffiti mural around the corner from the gallery, and found the courage to annoy him and start a conversation.

Collective sketch galleryit’s current exhibition titled Go home will last until March 26 as part of Sydney Art Month 2022.

Sketch Collective Gallery, 420 Crown Street, Surry Hills. Information:


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