If you are an artist or collector living near Taree on the mid North coast (Australia, NSW) then you've probably heard about Edge gallery.
The owner, Steve Losh, took responsibility for the lack of opportunity for artists; to purchace top quality art supplies and have gallery representation- filling that void with a regular exhibition space, a very reasonable commission rate and some of the best materials available.
As a result you can find a diverse selection of stunning originals and prints available to see or own.
I caught up with him to find out a few insights into what drives him as a creative and representative....
- What’s your background & how did you get involved in the art world?
'.... My back ground as an artist is, my uncle Tom Hockey was a professional artist painting in oils. My uncle Ron Tauranac designed the Jack Brabham formula 1 race cars that took Jack Brabham to two world championships so as you can see I've had that artistic ability in my family. I myself have been painting and drawing all my life which led me to owning and running my Gallery .'
Steves uncle, Ron Tauranac, with the formula 1 car he designed
- Do you have any role models in your professional career?
'... I think if I had to pick role models it would be both my uncles.'
- What advice would you give to any emerging artists looking to become art professionals?
'.... My advice to an Artist becoming professional is perseverance and to love what you do.'
- Do you see any trends in the style or themes in your art sales? What’s popular amongst collectors
'.... You can never pick which style of art a client will like, art is so personal but always remember that there is always someone that will love what you do.'
- Are there any upcoming shows or events locally that you’re particularly excited for?
'.... All art exhibitions excite me to see what artists are doing, at my Gallery we have a new exhibition every two weeks for the next 18 months, and it's always exciting to see what they have produced.'
- What are your predictions for the future of physical galleries?
'... I think the future of Galleries is bright and should be experienced.'
- Please share any highlights or lowlights so far in the life of a gallery owner
'... As a Gallery owner I live my dream every day, people bring their heart and soul to me in the form of art, my highlight is ringing an artist to tell them a piece has sold.'
A big thank you to Steve for sharing his story, and for providing space and opportunity for local artists!
Check out the services that Edge gallery provide...
AT THE EDGE GALLERY AND ART SUPPLIES WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT ALL YOUR ARTIST' NEEDS. SERVICES WE CAN HELP YOU WITH - A FULL RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ARTIST - A BEAUTIFUL GALLERY SPACE TO DISPLAY AND SELL YOUR ART - AN EXHIBITION ROOM FOR YOUR OWN SOLO EXHIBITIONS - A FULL RANGE OF CUSTOM STRETCHED CANVASES , MADE ON SITE TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS - A FULL RANGE OF FRAMING / CUSTOM MADE FRAMES TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND TO MAKE YOUR ART STAND OUT AND INCREASE THE VALUE - ALL OUR SERVICES ARE SUPPLIED AT THE BEST PRICES AND WE STRIVE TO GET THE BEST PRICE FOR YOU ART - WE DO ART APPRAISALS FOR YOUR HIGH END ART - WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH AUSTRALIA'S LEADING AUCTION HOUSES AND WILL VALUE AND SELL YOUR ART - WE ALSO RESTORE YOUR ART THAT MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED OVER THE YEARS - WE ORGANISE COMMISSION ART WITH ONE OF OUR 70 ARTISTS, TO HAVE YOUR VISION CREATED - ALL FRAMING AND CANVASES ARE MADE ON SITE BY OUR CARPENTERS WITH OVER 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY THE EDGE GALLERY AND ART SUPPLIES IS YOUR ONE STOP ART SHOP, SUPPLYING EVERYTHING YOU NEED AS AN ARTIST. PULTENEY ST TAREE