A new art gallery has opened its doors in Fyshwick, with the first exhibition a series of landscapes from Canberra and the coast.

Stirato Gallery is located just off Canberra Avenue outside the Canberra Outlet Centre, and is a new venture of the Stirato Bakery and Café.

Gallery director Cindy Groeneveld says the venue is fortunate to have a large mezzanine gallery space to showcase the artistic talent we have in Australia.

“Clients can come and relax in the Stirato Bakery and Café below, before coming up to see the latest exhibition on show,” Cindy says.

The gallery’s first exhibition is Here and There, From Canberra to the Coast a solo exhibition by Jennifer Baird.

In her latest work, Jennifer features paintings and mixed media works of landscapes from Canberra to the coast.

“I moved to Canberra nine years ago, and as an artist the move from the coast made me challenge my constant theme of the ocean,” Jennifer says.

“My palette changed, my media changed, with more exploration of mixed media and oil paint. I began an obsession with the George Baldessin ‘Pear’ sculpture at the NGA and James Turrell’s ‘Within Without’ installation.

“Seascapes are not far from my paint brush with the South Coast just over the hill. This exhibition is a celebration of all my influences.”

The exhibition is showing until Saturday 30 June.

Expressions of Interest are now being considered for Stirato Gallery’s 2018 – 2019 Exhibition Calendar, please email [email protected]