Our Adelaide Gallery Launch
With wildly diverse art styles hailing from across all parts of the country, showcasing the many talents of the Home of Australian Artists is no easy feat. Following the success of our gallery in Melbourne, Bluethumb’s physical presence has now expanded interstate! Here’s all you need to know about the much-anticipated launch of our new Adelaide Gallery.
Showing art from the remote deserts to the tropical beaches of this talented country, the team has worked tirelessly to bring together a curation of Australia’s finest. “I’d say our main theme is ‘Bluethumb has everything and anything’,” says Bluethumb’s resident Art Advisor Amélia Davis. “This is our opening curation, so it’s a showcase of the incredible variety Bluethumb has to offer.”
“There’s a mix of local SA talent including Ross Morgan, who has just finished illustrating a children’s book, and the highly collectable Brooke Walker,” Amélia explains. “Expect to see work by artists from Indigenous Art Centres around Australia, the incredible Tasmanian landscape artist Elaine Green, and some of our bestsellers such as Marnie McKnight as well as the ever-popular Sophie Lawrence. We’ve also started to introduce sculpture for the first time, which is extremely exciting. We have Eamonn Vereker‘s incredible glassworks, and of course the Tjanpi Desert Weavers sculptural animals.”
The gallery is open for a visit from 9am-4pm Tuesday to Friday – and of course, we’re always online 24/7. “With broad banks of sunny windows filled with amazing Australian artworks, we’re already attracting lots of attention from the locals and passersby on King William Road,” Marketing & Growth Manager Julian Casson says. “We’d love to continue to offer Adelaide an approachable, affordable and friendly new gallery.”
“The Adelaide gallery is a snapshot or cross section of Bluethumb in the flesh,” Bluethumb co-founder Ed Hartley explains. “We love seeing how people react and interact with the art before their very eyes, getting their feedback and bringing to life the ‘Home of Australian Artists.'” Whether you want to mull over the collection before seeing it up close or can’t make the trip in person, you can flick through what’s currently on the walls by viewing our online Adelaide Gallery curation here.
While things may be somewhat uncertain for the future, the space is a ready home for our growing ambitions. Pop-up events, exhibitions and viewings are all examples of what’s to come, as well as hosting user-testing sessions. “In these sessions, people can drop by and tell us about their experiences using Bluethumb,” Julian says. “This feedback is invaluable to help ensure we keep improving Bluethumb, making it the best experience it can be.”
Find us at 72A King William Road in Goodwood, SA. We’re open 9am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday.