Saint Cloche is a contemporary art gallery and concept space in Sydney’s Paddington with a mission to support the work of established artists, whilst also providing a nurturing platform to champion fresh, emerging talent and present their ideas to the world.
Being one of only a few galleries in East Sydney that gives opportunity to emerging artists has proven to be an asset, and the gallery’s Founder Kitty Clark has swiftly cultivated a new clientele of collectors who have an eager eye and appetite for her ‘reveal’. For evolving artists it’s a non- traditional, opportunity to present their work to new audiences in a contemporary space and to collaborate with rich, diverse brands that are part of the Saint Cloche community.
“Championing emerging artists and connecting them with new collectors is important to me as I believe that we cannot have a thriving art scene if we do not invest in emerging artists. It is essential that we not only promote the work of emerging artists but also give them a platform through which they can financially support their practice.
For me, being a gallerist is not only about building a nurturing platform for artists, but also to encourage the sharing of new ideas, keeping an open mind and listening to both the artist and collector, emerging and seasoned. Finding the right art that works for varied tastes can be a daunting endeavour. It is a matter perhaps more subjective than any other, there are usually conflicting emotions, especially when there is a financial element to consider. Art Money has provided an uncomplicated interface that enables us to be engaged in these conversations, establish new relationships and enjoy seeing them grow.”
– Kitty Clark
Endemic Encounter, 2020
acrylic on canvas
145 x 130cm
Emily Imeson is one of our youngest, and a highly sought-after emerging artist to watch. One can’t help but be magnetically drawn to her unique perspective inspired by the resilience found within nature, the landscape has become a metaphor for her own psychology. Most recently, she received a Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, 2020 and her work was chosen to feature within a new second-edition hardcover, cookbook by the Two Good Foundation.
There is a weightless yet uplifting feeling in this wonderful work ‘Endemic Encounter’ which I am absolutely enamoured with, the Creaky Door birds that take flight over Kangaroo Paws at deep dusk imbue a familiar sense of calm and inclusion within the majestic Australian landscape. Emily’s distinctive style and passion for telling the story of the land and the importance of caring for our natural environment, transforms the landscape into celebrations and encourages audiences to reflect on the impact humanity assails on the world.
Animal Kingdom, 2021
charred willow, fibre
130 x 135cm
Tracey Deep is our most established artist within our stable. Celebrated for her sustainable sculptures and installations using organic and industrial recycled materials for over two decades – her creations are as distinctive as a thumbprint, and her signature artworks can be found in private and public collections all over the world.
Most recently, Tracey was commissioned by AMP to create a three-part installation ‘Water Spirit’ that draws inspiration from the original natural landscape of the area, paying homage to the traditional owners of the land, and was also one of two hundred artists and visionaries from around the world selected to recreate the iconic Louis Vuitton trunk in honour of the 200th birthday of the fashion house’s creator. Tracey sees our natural environment as sacred, as these are the places we go to reconnect, to heal and to be inspired.