Sigh…it’s been so long since I have posted a Behind Closed Doors feature, and it’s all to do with my time management, not the lack of wonderful submissions!! So I am very pleased to kick this off with the awesome new space inhabited by Jacqui Vidal and the Signed and Numbered gallery. Melbournites, take a visit! Art lovers! Check out all the goodness online.
WHO: Dexter my whippet and I spend our daylight hours here. I do all the work and he gets all the rewards – in the way of constant attention from customers!
WHAT: This is my office of sorts. The space we now occupy use to be a café and when we moved in a month ago (June!) we decided to keep the ply shelving and enclose it at the front with a counter, creating a little ‘back of house’ area for us where we can store all our prints, packaging, stationary, folders, books and all that other stuff you need on a day to day basis. Oh, I almost forgot our trusty sandwich maker lives behind here too!
WHERE: 153 Greville Street, Prahran, 3181, Melbourne or online at www.signedandnumbered.com.au
DESCRIPTION: Signed & Numbered first opened its doors in September 2010 in Greville Street, a bit of a Melbourne indie destination. We sell limited edition prints by a select group of Aussie and international artists including Vexta, Miso, Tai Snaith, Ghostpatrol, Kaff-Eine and about 40 other very talented individuals. We’re set up like a record store and have a very causal vibe about us. Customers are encouraged to handle and flip through the prints on offer. We also have an online store but nothing beats being able to see the print in person! A couple of months ago a shop I’d always coveted became available and I made the big decision to break our lease and move 4 doors up the street. The move means we can now accept limited edition prints from a greater selection of artists, as well as offer customers larger prints up to A1 in size. The three room configuration of the shop also led to us partnering with Toby and Melika of Just Another Agency fame to create the Just Another Project Space, a dedicated exhibition area out back where monthly shows will be held. It’s all very exciting stuff!