19 Karen Contemporary Artspace
Nestled amongst mechanics and panel beaters probably isn’t the first place you’d look for an art gallery, but that’s precisely the point. 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace is not your average gallery. Rather than feeling rigid and pretentious the way you might expect an art gallery to feel, 19 Karen is warm and inviting so even the novice art enthusiast feels right at home. The converted warehouse space boasts soaring ceilings and large white walls that are filled with one-of-a-kind pieces from over 90 artists from Australia and abroad, some of which are exclusive to the gallery. It’s free to pop in and have a browse so even if you’ve never bought a single piece of art before in your life, this is definitely a great place to start. 19 Karen also doubles as an events space and has hosted solo shows, book launches, music launches, pop-up clothing sales and even weddings. If you’ve never ventured down Karen Avenue, it’s high time you did. You never know, you might just find that perfect piece you didn’t even know you needed.