Gallery closure leaves artists guessing

In late 2008 and early 2009, I wrote two investigative articles about Birchgrove’s Groundfloor Gallery, which became the centre of controversy when several Sydney artists claimed they were owed more than $20,000 collectively for sold works.

Sydney artists Darren Gannon, Caroline Corby and Tony Priddle alleged that gallery director Jeanette Mascolo had not paid them for artworks sold at their exhibitions, which were held in March, May and August 2008.

According to the artists, they each had contracts with Ms Mascolo and had artworks sold at their exhibition, but despite repeated requests for payment had received none.

Read the first story from Balmain Village Voice, December 2008 View pdf

Read the second Gallery case highlights industry issues from Balmain Village Voice, February 2009 here


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