PLACES WE LOVE: GALLERY 139 / by Kian West

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Newcastle has a few things popping up on every corner: Espresso Bars & Small Bars... And Art Galleries! Some of them appear to be rooted in peoples want to create a place to "Work" which is really more about where they want to hang out every day. But there are other galleries like 139 that are clearly passionate about art, local creativity... And... much more importantly... They understand what it takes.

It takes creating something special, reasons to visit the gallery, interacting with the community and being a part of the scene you want to visit your space rather than just "Create it and they will come" that often takes place. Gallery 139

Place: Gallery 139 Address: 139 Beaumont Street Hamilton, NSW Hours: Wed-Fri  10-5 & Sat 10-2

Why We Love it: Who doesn't love a Gallery Dog? Coco Mo is this gorgeous little guard dog happy to greet customers at the door. Coco MoPlus Ahn is amazing too. Stop by for a chat, look around the incredible walls, find out about up-coming exhibitions as well as a fantastic resource of local information. Put the top-end of Beaumont street on your monthly visit route and stop by. You won't regret it.