Unity, Connection and Innovative forms
INGUZ GALLERY IS
Inguz gallery is a 'pop up' style commercial exhibition initiative based in Melbourne. We look for space and then either email out an artist callout, or select from our growing list of artists. Subscribe below to receive news and artist callouts.
MEANING / VISION
INGUZ is a Nordic rune, meaning dynamic harmony and it refers to “a period of an isolation or separation in order to create a space where the process of transformation into higher states of being can occur.” * It’s a rune of gestation and internal growth.
So in the spirt of INGUZ and in the wake of COVID-19, after a period of isolation, we aim to facilitate connection to the arts and inspire creativity. Our vision is to bring about unity, connection and innovation through a range of 'pop up' exhibitions and progressive themes.
WHERE WE STARTED
Our curatorships + gallery journey began in Castlemaine. Four enthusiast art lovers combined energies and created Upstairs 22 Gallery. During its time we curated eight exhibitions and several musical performances. The project showcased a diverse range of talented regional and metropolitan artists.
All of the exhibitions / musical performances held at Upstairs 22 Gallery are still listed below and will give you a flavour of our professional practice and the standards we are committed to.
*Paul Rhys Mountfort
Upstairs 22 Gallery: Past Exhibitions
December 2018 - December 2019
Team: Sherree Gallagher, Michael Gray, Belinda Nailon, Sorrel Bifield
Upstairs 22 Gallery space in Castlemaine has now closed and we say goodbye to co-directors, Sherree Gallagher and Michael Gray, who helped create a fantastic dynamic exhibition space. We give a big heart felt thanks to them and everyone who visited, exhibited and supported us during the "open window" of Upstairs 22 Gallery.
Meet the Team
To find out what we are working on please contact Sorrel.
Programs director / Curator / Sales
Sorrel has over twenty years teaching and management experience, as well as several own project startups.
Start here! Contact Sorrel
ph: 0456 462 710
Promotions director / Concept Developer
Belinda is a ceramic artist and has over ten years in project management.
"Working alongside the team at Upstairs 22 Gallery was an absolute delight from the very beginning. The team were professional and easy to work alongside and the resulting show was a success beyond my expectations." Justine Hutchison (Upstairs 22 Gallery)
"I was very well looked after throughout the entire exhibition. I didn't need to concern myself with anything else apart from creating and providing the gallery and the team with artworks to be exhibited. The space was affordable, and I love the energy that follows through. It has been one of my most pleasant exhibiting experience working with the team." (Upstairs 22 Gallery)
"The team at Upstairs22gallery were amazing. As an emerging artist with very little experience displaying my paintings in galleries they made me feel confident & a bit special. They were very easy to talk to & I trusted them to display my work on their walls & I have to say they looked amazing under the lights & I think helped sell a few too. A great experience overall & I hope one day to show case more paintings there in the future." (Upstairs 22 Gallery)
"Upstairs 22 are friendly and enthusiastic in their approach whilst being professional and supportive in a space that offers many different possibilities." (Upstairs 22 Gallery)
We organise everything for a successful pop up exhibition.
Rate: 35% commission on works sold. Exhibition length varies.
Exhibition service includes:
Complementary drinks and nibbles
Installation and setup
Drop off work and we'll do the rest!
Artists strong presence on website, social media & mailing list
Invigilation / Sales
Gallery is staffed by us.