Welcome to the online showroom of Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay Australia.
Contemporary | Innovative Art from around the Globe.
Retrospect Galleries NSW is Byron Bay-s premier fine art gallery, renowned for presenting cutting edge works from established and emerging Australian artists and designers. We coordinate an exciting annual program of exhibitions, supported by artist talks, workshops and discussions and are continually showcasing new works and introducing fresh talent from around the country. Our gallery comprises three light filled exhibition spaces, all with 24/7 window space. Throughout the year we coordinate an exciting program of exhibitions and events including artist talks. We also offer a comprehensive online Gallery featuring all the latest works by our represented and guest artists.
52 Jonson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481 Australia. Ph: +61 2 6680 8825 | Fax: +61 2 66808352 Gallery hours : open 7 days, 9.30am - 6pm.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH | CARLEY CORNELISSEN
Carley grew up in a rural Victorian town, studying art throughout high school. After finishing high school she moved to Melbourne and completed a Visual Arts Diploma and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT.
When she finished uni she spent a year traveling overseas, visiting some of the world's greatest galleries and experiencing different cultures. This brought Carley back to Australia with a new enthusiasm and passion for art.
"I have always had a passion for art but over the past few years I have felt a need to express who I am and my beliefs in what I am painting. I have been a vegetarian for over ten years and have strong feelings towards the way humans treat animals so I use my art to encourage people to think about how their actions affect animals. I like to incorporate colour and pattern into my work as it inspires me and keeps my work positive and bright. My other passion has been sourcing recycled frames and surfaces, not only am I reducing the impact my practice has on the environment, I love that I am adding to the history of the frame and giving it a new life. I use transfers in my work because I feel the image represents the fragility of the situation, it shows how endangered species are here but are also almost gone."