D’Lan Contemporary New York
I am delighted to confirm that D’Lan Contemporary will open a new space in New York in May 2023.
Located on the Upper East Side, just moments from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, D’Lan Contemporary New York will occupy an intimate space that will serve as a base for us to engage with clients, showcase exceptional works of art for private sale, and stage a series of small exhibitions by a select group of Australian First Nations artists – the first of which will be an introduction to an important body of work by the highly esteemed artist – Daniel Walbidi.
Represented by Emily Rohr and Short St Gallery, Broome Western Australia, Daniel has seen incredible support locally – consistently selling out – with demand far outstripping supply. The decision to present the work of Daniel in our inaugural exhibition was an easy one for us – and will no doubt offer a taste of what’s to come for this celebrated artist on U.S. soil.
The opening of a new space in New York follows several years of strategic contemplation and growth for D’Lan Contemporary – in Australia and overseas – with the opening of a state-of-the-art exhibition space in Melbourne CBD and international collaborations and exhibitions with gallerists including Gagosian Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, and Paris and more recently, Ricco Maresca, New York.
As this dynamic segment of the Australian art market continues to capture the imagination of discerning audiences and collectors around the world, the opening of this space signals an ecological progression for us – and an opportunity to continue to engage and work with respected and like-minded gallerists, collectors, and communities alike to elevate and celebrate Australian First Nations art on a global stage.
With an extensive network of valued clients and collaborators in the U.S. – many of whom we have worked with for years – now feels like the right time to commit to a permanent base in New York, so that we can focus on fostering further awareness of and appreciation for Australian First Nations art internationally, whilst maintaining our leading presence in Australia.
If you happen to be in New York during the month of May, we would be delighted to welcome you to the new space, and to introduce you to Gallery Representative, Lauren Hawker.
I look forward to seeing you there, and to unveiling our exciting calendar of events in New York.
In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peak behind the scenes of our very hands on set up…