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Ph +61 7 5554 5019
Opening Hours
10am - 5pm
& by appt.
19 Karen Avenue
Mermaid Beach
Gold Coast Q 4218
Mobile: 0407 753 958
About Us

19 Karen Contemporary Artspace was launched as a commercial contemporary art gallery in August 2008.

The Gallery is dedicated to discovering cutting edge emerging Australian and International artists with exceptional and diverse talent to shock and excite you.  Our stable of artists consists of emerging, mid-career and established artists.

The gallery showcases solo and group exhibitions 6 times a year. During our solo shows and opening nights, space permitted, our remaining artists are given the opportunity to have their work on display on rotating basis. Adjacent to the gallery is an extensive stockroom for private viewing.

We can also view our art at The Sofietl Hotel, Gold Coast on 3 levels.

The gallery is located in a converted warehouse tucked away in an industrial precinct by the same name and number as the street – 19 Karen Avenue.  It is centrally located with less than 500 meters from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and just behind Pacific Square in Mermaid Beach. Please see our map for directions.
The gallery website is easily navigated and is updated on a daily basis, bringing you new artworks, news and information as it happens and most importantly our artists’ profiles and artworks.

19 Karen can also be found on Facebook , Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter where we regularly update you on any events, arrival of new artworks, new artists, exhibition openings and everything in between.

Please enjoy!
Gallery Director
Terri Lew is the director of 19 Karen. Terri is committed to her vision of 19 Karen as a gallery that nurtures emerging contemporary artists giving them the opportunity to grow and prosper in their chosen field to become stronger in their practice and shine in their own unique and individual style.  Terri chooses art that reflects her own personal taste. Her advice for buying art remains the same. "The most important thing is to buy art that you love. There are no guarantees that an artist will become successful but at least you will end up with something that you enjoy for many years to come
Our exhibition program is curated by the Gallery Director and by invitation to exhibit. We rarely accept artist submissions for exhibitions unless it is of high standard and in accordance with the personal taste of the Gallery Director. Unfortunately we do not hire out the gallery for self curated exhibitions.
Artists interested in proposing please click here
Our gallery is available for hire for one-night only private functions, weddings, special birthdays, fashion shows, pop-up shops, photo shoots, product launches, film screenings and art-panels. We encourage proposals that involve unique projects or ideas that combine art with music, fashion, business and design. We are also open to collaborating with arts-related bodies and creative organizations.
For companies and individuals interested in function hire please click here
Hi '19 Karen Gallery',   March 2014
 Recently I visited your gallery, on my search for all things art, on the G.C.  I stayed for over an hour and it was a great experience. The staff member that I met, was very informative and we chatted about the artist on show and your vision for the gallery. I found the space very 'fresh' and well laid out; very Gold Coast! The mixture of artist and styles, was very well balanced, which is nice, as most galleries here are very 'over the top eclectic'! Thank you for the experience and I will be back, as I watch your gallery evolve.
 Barry (Baz) Mattock
For clients wishing to know more about purchasing artworks from our gallery please visit our Q&A for Art Buyers section here.
Space & Location
Our warehouse-nouveau style arts facility boasts 380 sq. metres of exhibition wall space divided into five Gallery sections of various sizes. Our stockroom is additional 80 sq. meters adjacent to the gallery. We have the capacity to accommodate large group shows, or be sectioned off to conduct separate exhibitions and events.

19 KAREN is conveniently located at 19 Karen Avenue, off Cronulla Avenue on the Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach.
The gallery is a mere stone's throw from Pacific Fair, Jupiter's Casino and the beach, and is 5 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise. Look for landmarks: Lifeline, Bob Jane, Supa-Cheap Auto and Lonestar Streakhouse.

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Tuesdays - Saturdays  10am - 5pm
Ph: 07 555 45 019
Post: PO Box 610,
Mermaid Beach Q 4218.
Represented Artists
Guest International Artists
Agositino Iacurci - ItalyClaudio Ethos - BrazilDAIN - USAEwa Pronczuk-Kuziak - PolandFernando Cope2 Carlo, Jr. - USAGuim Tió Zarraluki - SpainIndie184 - USAJason Bryant - USAJennifer Mondfrans - USAJon Stucky - USAJuan Arata - GermanyMarina González Eme - SpainMonique van Steen - SpainNatalia de la Pena GonzalezOkuda - SpainPeter-John de Villiers - NorwayRay Paul - USAR.Nicholas Kuszyk - USARemy Uno - FranceRodrigo Branco - BrazilRune Christensen - DenmarkRyuzo Kojima - JapanSkount - The NetherlandsStikki Peaches - CanadaYusk Imai - Brazil
Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewellery
Amanda ShelsherAndrea FiebigCezary StulgisClairy LaurenceJenny OrchardLeisa RussellMegan PulsMichaela KloecknerMidge JohansenNumero 3Skuja BradenUno de 50