Kristine Ballard – Visual Artist
“It was refreshing to experience a gallery that goes out of their way to make your artwork shine.
Gabby Malpas: Professional and licensed artist
“I have been affiliated with the Artshine Gallery since its opening in 2014.
The space is very well located in the creative precinct of Chippendale and is a welcoming space with a friendly management team. The space is constantly evolving. As new learnings and requirements come to light I have noted that Vinh and Stuart are extremely accommodating and will adapt to suit new trends and artists’ specific requirements.
The Gallery fee includes a lot more than other galleries offer: opening drinks/catering, printed materials and promotion and I’ve found Vinh and Stuart to be very encouraging and supportive of their artists.
The other, nice thing about the gallery is that their ethos is very community focused with an emphasis on ‘giving back’ but without compromising on quality or professionalism.”
Helen Dubrovich- Artist
“Some time ago I was introduced to ArtShine Gallery in Chippendale at a time when I was wondering what path to take concerning my art. I met one of the owners Vinh Van Lam and that was a turning point for me. So many positives with good advice, my website was updated, I learnt so many things that I thought I could never do. I started blogging, was part of a group exhibition, entered various exhibitions through Artshine and down the track had my first solo exhibition “Memories of Bali” which was exciting. Not only did I stage my solo but a long lunch was created for me to further showcase my works. The lunch was created and conducted by Anthony Van Lam and Irina Shaw who own the pop up restaurant “Barefoot n Hungry”. The food was delicious and it was a truly memorable afternoon. I am looking forward to many more events which will give me the opportunity to showcase my art and to meet other fellow creatives.”
Christopher Drew – Artist
“Compared to other galleries, Vinh at ArtSHINE does a personalised, friendly and accountable job helping with all the exhibition building steps along the whole pipeline, from promotional material to the physical set up before, during (also with Stuart and Craig) and after the show. Capable of finding additional sales outside of my own network, he held me accountable to focus on my art and putting on the best show I possibly could. Taking his own initiative to design such things as the exhibition flyers and Sydney Fringe Festival promotion, Vinh enabled me, also through his business and life coaching, to find a great deal of extra time in my week to really enjoy my craft and the experience of exhibitions. Looking forward to exhibiting with Vinh and Stuart again in the near future!”
Queenie Chan – Manga & Comic Book Writer-Artist
“I am an Australian comic book artist, and I did a group exhibition with the Sydney Comics Guild at ArtSHINE studio in July 2016. I found the overall experience to be very positive – I was taught a great deal by gallery owner Vinh on how to present myself, my work and my artist’s statement. The promotion done for the event was good as well, and I would be happy to participate in another exhibition.”