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STALA CONTEMPORARY is a recently re-opened commercial art gallery (previously emerge ART SPACE 2006-16) located at 12 Cleaver Street in the burgeoning artistic community now known as The Pickle District in West Perth. It is housed in one of the many hidden industrial warehouse spaces in the area that are increasingly being re-purposed as eclectic spaces for small business and creative projects.

Formerly a commercial glazier warehouse, the gallery’s old timber trussed roof and high ceilings, white painted brickwork walls, roller door and sealed concrete floor proudly displaying the cracks and paint splatters of its industrial past make it an unique contemporary art gallery.

Local artist Jarrad Martyn (winner of the prestigious John Stringer Art Prize 2018) was commissioned in 2019 to create a whole facade eclectic figurative mural to activate the streetscape and engage the community. The resulting exterior mural incorporates his recurring motifs of classical art history juxtaposed against global issues such as climate change and the environment.

Gallery Director Sherri Staltari champions home-grown WA contemporary and Australian artists. STALA CONTEMPORARY proudly features Artist-in-Residence Sue Leeming who creates original artworks on site. Sue Leeming joins artists Britt Mikkelsen and Dr Matthew Jackson in lively conversationSunday 17 November 2pm to 4pmto discuss their new exhibitions. (Their exhibitions SYNCHRONICITIES and A Party Hat for St. Denis open Wed 16 November 6 – 8pm, all welcome).

All original artwork at STALA CONTEMPORARY is available for purchase.

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