As we wander down William Street, we unfailingly feel the pull of Outré Gallery as the tantalising window displays catch our eyes, and the kitsch and colourful artworks draw us in to take a little time out of our day. This gallery houses a covetable collection of contemporary art and is our monthly feature for March. Read on for a short Q&A with Natalie, one of the very passionate staff members at this Northbridge favourite.
1. What’s the best thing about Outré Gallery?
Our bag! The fresh and hard-to-come-by selection of original artworks, limited editions prints, magazines, curios, mid-century inspired ceramics and collectible vinyl toys.
2. How did the decision come about to open up an Outré Gallery in Perth?
There is a lot of family history that links Outré to WA, and after two well-received “Outré Relocated” exhibitions at ARTRAGE’s Breadbox Gallery, we knew Perth would love us back. William Street is a hot little spot, sharing some of the internationally varied and generically fluid philosophies we have.
3. Why do you love your job?
Art as approachable and enigmatic as this gives you an instant break to chill and wonder and explore what you’ve got up in that brain for a minute. Working here is a whole bunch of those minutes all joined together. Real meaningful bliss!
4. What is your current favourite piece in the gallery?
Our newest Outré Gallery Press book “Tattoo Parlour“, or some special limited edition prints by the king/god of Pop Surrealism Mark Ryden.
5. Describe Outré Gallery in one sentence.
Australia’s original alternative gallery dealing in contemporary international pop, lowbrow, pop surrealism and underground art.
If you’re after a clever piece of artwork to pretty up your walls, then head into Outré Gallery, at 260 William Street Northbridge and take your pick.