TOOWOOMBA'S newest art gallery provides a venue for emerging and established artists, experimental or traditional, art collectors and admirers.
made. is the creation of Elysha Gould and Alex Isaacson, business partners who saw a gap in Toowoomba’s vibrant but factional art scene.
“Toowoomba’s art world is growing and expanding,” Ms Isaacson said.
“We hope to provide a space for artists to be extremely experimental and one that is all-inclusive to students and the established, working artist.”
The journey from gallery employee to gallery owner has been exciting, but exhausting for the pair, with a lot of manual labor.
“Just this week, we’ve stripped the floor and painted the walls,” Ms Gould said.
“Once we made the decision to leap in, we found the process to be much bigger than we thought.
“It’s exhausting, but definitely rewarding.”
Ms Gould and Ms Isaacson took a long time to find the right property for made. The space had to be in the right location, but more importantly, affordable.
“The cost of the property was the main concern,” Ms Gould said.
“We didn’t want something too expensive, so we can make exhibitions affordable to artists.”
When they walked into their present Margaret Street location, the pair knew they had found the perfect place to call a gallery.
“The rooms just flow from one to the other; we don’t need to erect more walls,” they agreed.
“A lot of artists have visited and given us a phenomenal response – everyone is happy with it.”
Ms Gould and Ms Isaacson set out to unite the town’s many art centres.
The proactive duo hope made. will break the cycle of talented artists leaving the Darling Downs for bigger cities.
“There are certainly art hubs around Toowoomba; we hope to provide a place for all of them to network and exhibit,” Ms Gould said.
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