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GOST director Anne Masters was inspired to create the space to help art students begin to forge their careers. Photo: Mel Hill Photography.
Tiny gallery acts as stepping stone Proudly set to hold the title of Canberra’s smallest walk-in gallery, and momentarily its newest, the gallery of small things (GOST) opens later this month. Located in what once was a Watson laundry, gallery director Anne Masters has transformed the space into a minimalist gallery inspired by her time in Denmark; it occupies a space that only fits a handful of people at a time. Masters, who currently works at the ANU School of Design, says she was inspired to open GOST having seen a lot of students not knowing what to do post-graduation. “Most students don’t know how to approach a gallery director, get their CV ready and become a professional, practicing artist,” she says. “I had a vision to open up a small space that would be a small stepping stone to give them the confidence to go to more established galleries.” The opening exhibition, 3 Cubed, is based on a conceptual idea around the number three. Inviting nine artists, including Masters’ former teacher Joanne Searle; each will showcase three works, with a total of 27 works
presented for 33 days after it opens privately on 27 September. “What I wanted to do was work with people who impacted on my career as a ceramicist, so I chose the theme called 3 cubed,” Masters says. “It’s centred on three themes, and features three teachers, three mentors and three visiting artists. “Being small keeps it contained and manageable … I’ve started small and I think other artists can too; there’s no need to go out there and get the biggest space in the world,” she says. Exhibiting artist Joanne Searle says preparing work for GOST offered unique challenges. “It offers a challenge to reconceptualise scale in your work which is something unique to GOST,” she says. Searle taught Masters at art school and says it’s exciting to see her student go on and pioneer in an unchartered space for Canberra. “It’s unique in Canberra, it’s a win for our workshop and we’re really proud of her.” GOST will open its doors to the public on 30 September at 27 Wade Street, Watson; galleryofsmallthings.com – Denholm Samaras