Kelly Street Kolektiv

Kelly St Kolektiv, Sydney1986

HOW

Artist-run space

 

WHO

Kolektiv including artists Hilik Mirankar

 

WHEN

1986

 

WHERE

2 Kelly Street, Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007

 

WHY

 

Making art more accessible to the public

A year of experimental working projects supporting ideas of art and process within a context of creating language.

 

 

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“In 1986, I heard about an artist-run collective gallery across the Glebe/Ultimo boundary called the Kelly Street Kolektiv, housed in the old warehouse that is now the International Grammar School. A few friends said, ‘There’s this amazing guy called Hilik (Mirankar), you’ve got to meet him!’ So I did and we’ve been living together for more than thirty years now and we run The Shop Gallery together. The Kelly Street Kolektiv was a revelation at the time. It had similar ideas to the Poets Union, promoting practitioners independently of the mainstream art structures, with the same internal conflicts about independence. The Kolektiv policy: We accept anyone who calls themselves an artist.”

 

https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/new-essay-anna-couani-glebe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly St Kolektiv, Sydney1986