Intersection – Burnie’s pop up inner city gallery a huge success
Published on 20 May 2022
The new Intersection art space on Wilmot Street has just completed its first 3 months of operation with plans underway for another exhibition to pop up there very soon.
The new venue has been a great success, recording over 3,000 visitors since March and has chalked up some notable sales of artwork to support Tasmanian artists.
Establishing Intersection was the work of a unique four way partnership between Ten Days on the Island, Burnie City Council, Business Northwest and Contemporary Arts Research.
The result is a high spec gallery space the like of which we normally only see in Hobart or other capital cities.
The new venue hosted the touring National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra which was followed by a feature exhibition from well-known Burnie artist Michael Muruste and then a dual show by artists Anna van Stralen and Lex Palmer-Bull from Launceston.
With local support, the aim is to continue to use this venue for new and exciting exhibitions as they arise. However the pop up gallery model has been such as success that it is not just about this one location – Intersection could pop up anywhere!
The best way to find out what’s happening is to check out www.burniearts.net or, better still, sign up for the Burnie Arts newsletter.
The next exhibition to pop up in Burnie will be held in the Federation Street foyer at the Burnie Regional Museum. Entitled Burnie Identities, this exhibition is an exquisite collection of photographic work studying some of Burnie’s iconic characters by emerging local artist Tara Palmer. The Burnie Identities exhibition will run from 3 June to 5 August, Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm.