2020 saw the opening of our fourth gallery space, ‘Michael Reid Northern Beaches’. Having transitioned from purely online offerings in our Studio Direct and CLAY platforms, the gallery provided a bricks and mortar presence and from March 2021 our Newport home will now be referred to simply as Michael Reid Northern Beaches.
‘Michael Reid Studio Direct’ was originally conceived in late 2018 as an online platform to connect emerging artists with collectors outside of the traditional gallery context. Fast forward 2 years, and the program has expanded and evolved to become a robust, highly sought-after curated experience for the best-of emerging art in Australia. Studio Direct will now simply be known as ‘Michael Reid Northern Beaches’, home to high quality, collectible emerging art.
Michael Reid Northern Beaches is also the home to CLAY, Michael Reid’s ceramic arts offering.
Both programs are curated and directed by Amber Creswell Bell. Amber is passionate about finding talented artists ahead of pack, and works with these emerging artists to present a new body of work every fortnight in our Michael Reid Northern Beaches gallery and online.