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Colours of Melbourne Art Party spills onto Yarra’s Edge

Photography by Peter Hume and ACM Photography

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It’s 26 degrees and the sun is setting. A gentle breeze blows in off the bay. The sky is clear and the view from the gallery is breathtaking. These are the perfect conditions  for what we are hoping will be the Docklands biggest Art Party…  we temper our excitement as we wait for the first guests to arrive.

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Waterfront Gallery Director Demian Carey Gibbins and Magnus Collective Director Chantal Hryniewski in front of works by French born abstract expressionist Catherine Hiller

The Waterfront Gallery ARI welcomed more than 700 guests on Thursday 29 October at 7pm, exceeding all expectations.  We were full to overflowing and art sales were immediate.  Artists were proud to show off their beautiful works – and we were proud to have them.

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24 artists exhibited more than 80 colourful, vibrant, original artworks as part of the Colours of Melbourne 2015 Group Exhibition. Add to this a cheese and charcuterie grazing table by Fig and Salt Catering, free flowing Champagne, great tunes and Yarra’s Edge Waterfront Gallery exploded into an Art Party that would make New York proud.

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Guests enjoying stunning paintings by Cathy Quinn

#COM15 is the brainchild of Gibbins and Hryniewski and is designed to invigorate the Melbourne art market without compromising on quality by unlocking the value of emerging art.

The show is a collection of contemporary, colourful, original artworks – abstract expressionism and figurative works.  Shamelessly beautiful – ready to hang.  

Colours of Melbourne will run at the Waterfront Gallery ARI, 100 Lorimer Street Docklands until 26 November 2015, 11am-6pm Wed-Saturday.

All artwork is for sale. Prices range from $290-$2,900

Stylists and Interior designers should contact the gallery regarding our upcoming industry event, a ‘meet the artists’ champagne luncheon.

Waterfront Gallery ARI
Ground Floor, Array Apartments
100 Lorimer Street, Docklands 3008
Opening Hours
Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm or by appointment
Victoria 0437 922 686


More images from the night…

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Brock Piper, bathing badgers, calves and nudes are backdrop to the beats

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Photographer and musician Peter Hume sits with partner Larissa-Jane Ryan outside the Waterfront Gallery enjoying the perfect weather

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Headlining artist Kirsten Jackson’s pieces hanging centre stage at the front of the Waterfront Gallery

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Guests enjoying the colourful works of Michele Luminato (right) and Catherine Hiller (left)

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