As the end of 2017 rapidly approaches, I cannot help but look back on the year that has been. I am proud that we have managed to present a total of 19 exhibitions in our little Newcastle gallery, supporting Newcastle artists in 15 group and 4 solo exhibitions while also curating 3 exhibitions at Janet Clayton Gallery in Paddington, Sydney. 2 solo exhibitions by Gallery 139 Artists, Helene Leane and Dino Consalvo and one group exhibition. I have had the pleasure to spend time absorbing and appreciating the most beautiful, inspiring and thoughtful art, art that not only confirms to be me that I'm doing the right thing but also encourages me to keep going.
So with that in mind, we hope to see you at the opening of our first exhibition for 2018, THE DOGGIE SHOW on Saturday 13 January from 2-4pm.
~ Ahn Wells December 2017
images: from exhibitions held in Gallery 139 during 2017