The Commercial is a contemporary art gallery in Sydney, Australia. It opened in June 2012, representing a diverse group of Australian artists. The gallery represents early, mid and late career artists as well as the Gunter Christmann Estate (with Niagara Galleries) and the Michael Riley Estate (in association with the Michael Riley Foundation).
Since it opened, the gallery has placed works into a number of public and corporate collections including Artbank, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the BresicWhitney Art Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Portrait Gallery, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Technology Sydney Art Collection. Major works have also been placed in significant private collections internationally.
The Director, Amanda Rowell, was gallery manager at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney from 2001- 2012, Senior Research Assistant at Thirty Victoria Street (Director Frank McDonald) in Sydney and Lucca, Italy, working with Old Master European painting and sculpture from 1998-2001 and was a gallery assistant at Eva Breuer Art Dealer working with Australian Modernist painters from 1997-1998. Parallel to her work in commercial galleries, Rowell has been active as a freelance curator and writer working predominantly with emerging artists.
The Commercial is located in Redfern near the intersection of Abercrombie and Cleveland Streets. It is a five minute walk from Redfern Station and fifteen minutes from Central.
Printing at The Commercial is generously sponsored by The Distillery