turner galleries

470 William Street, Northbridge 6003
Western Australia

General inquiries: info@turnergalleries.com.au
Website: www.turnergalleries.com.au



From October 1999 to February 2006, Turner Galleries was known as The Church Gallery. For most of that time it was located at 264 Stirling Highway, in Claremont Western Australia. In December 2005 it moved to temporary premises, at 452 William Street Northbridge, not far from the city centre, whilst a new gallery space was being prepared.

In March 2007 the gallery relocated and opened with the new name Turner Galleries. The newly refurbished 1920's factory workshop was located at 470 William Street Northbridge, near the corner of Bulwer Street.

Turner Galleries was one of the largest commercial galleries in Perth. In 2016 the huge gallery was divided into three exhibition spaces. The main gallery measured 9 x 10.6m, and two smaller gallery spaces [the Engine Rooms] measuring approximately 9 x 4m each, were created. Delivery, consignment and storage areas were located at the back of the complex, with an office and additional display room at the front. Parking for 20 vehicles was also available on site.

The Gallery displayed a broad range of Australian contemporary art that was unique, challenging, critical and/or experimental. This encompassed painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, jewellery, and new technologies. The gallery was owned and directed by Helen Turner, and managed and curated by Allison Archer.

Turner Galleries was also home to an innovative Artist in Residence Programme, and its sponsorship group, the Turner Galleries Art Angels Incorporated.

In December 2019 the gallery finished its exhibition program, and staff spent the first few months of 2020 closing the business. Exhibition history files will be archived with the Battye Library at the State Library of Western Australia, and artist information files have been housed with the Research Centre at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.