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139 Beaumont St
Hamilton, NSW, 2303

Gallery 139  | Art Gallery 


About Gallery 139

Gallery 139 is an independent art gallery. Opening in February of 2015 at 139A Beaumont St, Hamilton, an inner-city suburb of Newcastle, Australia. Featuring regularly changing gallery-curated, group and solo exhibitions by emerging and established Newcastle artists. In 2019, the gallery moved out of it’s Beaumont St location to present pop-up exhibition in Newcastle and Sydney. We now offer personalised Art Consultation for homes and businesses and maintain a regularly updated STOCKROOM of local art.

The gallery is owned and directed by Newcastle-based artist Ahn Wells with the intention to support, promote and engage the public with art.  She established the gallery to create a space that not only supports artists by providing a professional gallery in which to exhibit and sell their artwork, but also to produce exhibitions for audiences that challenge, explore and investigate contemporary ideas and concepts.

“Art is to be looked art, enjoyed. I’m first about the looking. I don’t want people to feel pressured to buy when they come to an exhibition presented at Gallery 139, I want them first to see. If then they want to buy and start collecting art, then I’m excited to help them find what lights them up and makes them feel good to own.” Ahn says

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Gallery 139 is the Founder of Independent Galleries Newcastle*

Independent Galleries Newcastle was Founded by Gallery 139 Director, Ahn Wells in February 2016 to advocate, support, promote and independent and artist-run galleries in the Newcastle City Council area. Funded by a yearly membership paid by the participating galleries and through financial contributions by a number of Supporters.


PRESS 2019

image: installation view of RED GOLD: THE CEDAR STORY by Gallery 139 Artist, Helene Leane 2017

image: installation view of RED GOLD: THE CEDAR STORY by Gallery 139 Artist, Helene Leane 2017

PRESS 2018

by Jim Kellar | SEPTEMBER 29 2018 |
GALLERY 139 Ahn Wells Gallery 139 is on the move.

by Melinda McMillan | JANUARY 18 2018 |

THE DOGGIE SHOW opens at Gallery 139 on Saturday 
by Damon Cronshaw | JANUARY 8 2018 |

Press 2017

Director’s choice back at Gallery 139 
8 December 2017 |

Bridges theme of Consalvo art
4 Sep 2017, 8:30 a.m |

Immerse yourself in the city's art culture
By Jim Kellar 23 Jun 2017, 10:00a.m |

Art spans waterways 
Melinda McMillan | 16 Jun 2017, 3:30 p.m | the

Dino Consalvo’s Sydney Melinda McMillan | 28 May 2017, 1:21 p.m |

Gallery 139 show focuses on famous last words By Jim Kellar 7 Apr 2017, 5:30 p.m

Films of art and ideas | Melinda McMillan |
15 Feb 2017, 10:24 a.m.

Inspired trio | John Barnes ART review The Weekender, Newcastle Herald
the 22 Feb 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Art | Gallery 139's show of strength | Jill Stowell 26 Jan 2017 The Weekender Pure Little Pieces Saturday 28 January 2017 page.14

Hunter Headline interview    Hunter Entrepreneur 26 March 2016

Hunter Headline interview
Hunter Entrepreneur 26 March 2016

PRESS 2016

The director's art cut
By Melinda McMillian | 8 December 2016 |

Innovative relationships at Gallery 139
By Jim Kellar | 2 Sept 2016 |

Accommodating focus
By Melinda McMillian | 30 Jun 2016 |

Newcastle artist Peter Lankas features in a new Gallery 139 exhibition at Waterloo
May 22, 2016, 8:30 p.m. |

Seasoned trio make push into Sydney
May 20, 2016, 5:15 p.m. |

Life's a beach for Dino the painter 
By Brodie Owen | April 18, 2016, 8:18 p.m |

Forces unite to make art gallery visits easier 
By Melinda McMillan | March 3, 2016, 5pm |

Artist confronts her condition through work
By MELINDA MCMILLAN | Feb. 25, 2016, 12:59 p.m |

Every dog has it's day in this display
By Damon Cronshaw | Jan. 21, 2016, 6pm |

Mark Connors taking photo for article   Newcastle artist's dawn work on display at Gallery 139     11 August 2015

Mark Connors taking photo for article Newcastle artist's dawn work on display at Gallery 139 11 August 2015

PRESS 2015

New art space opens in Hamilton | The Star | Mark Connors | Feb 2, 2015

Alumnus opens gallery showcasing local talent | UON Engage | UON Engage Team | Feb 19, 2015

Eyes cast upwards | The Star | Mark Connors | Apr 27, 2015

Gallery Supports Hometown Students | Portside Local newspaper 14 - May 27, 2015, pg7

A new dawn for local artists
Three local artists have brought a series of magical sunrises to life through art.
by Robert Virtue | 5 August, 2015 12:53PM AEST | 1233ABC Newcastle 

Newcastle artist's dawn work on display at Gallery 139
By MARK CONNORS | Aug. 11, 2015, 10:31 a.m. |

Paul Maher: Visualising suburbia
By JIM KELLAR | Oct. 23, 2015, 9:30 p.m |

Story Box #869 - Ahn from Maryville - 26 October 2015
With Aaron Kearny | 1233ABC Newcastle Radio