William Mora Galleries is one of Australia's leading commercial galleries, committed to supporting and exhibiting contemporary Australian art. William Mora Galleries presents monthly exhibitions of emerging and established indigenous and non-indigenous artists and deals in outstanding modern and contemporary Australian art. The artists represented by the gallery work in a range of techniques, including painting, installation, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
After more than a decade in Flinders Lane, William Mora Galleries relocated in early 2000 to an exciting new gallery complex in Tanner Street, Richmond, the first purpose-built contemporary art space in Melbourne for many years. The new complex combines exhibition and viewing galleries with a residence for William Mora and his family, and a studio for his mother, prominent Australian artist Mirka Mora. Designed by young Melbourne architect Chris de Campo, the complex allows William Mora Galleries to offer a more flexible and relaxed environment in which to encounter works of art.
William Mora is one of only three second-generation art dealers operating in Australia today; his father Georges Mora opened one of the first commercial galleries in Melbourne in the 1960s. He is an accredited valuer of Australian art after 1945, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art after 1970 and European and American prints after 1960. William Mora has sat on numerous committees for the support and promotion of the arts, including the National Gallery Society and the Art Committee for the Council of Adult Education.
Finding the gallery
William Mora Galleries is located on the corner of Tanner and Wangaratta Streets in Richmond, on the first floor. The gallery is easily accessible from the Richmond train station (take the Stewart Street exit and walk east to Wangaratta Street, then turn left into Wangaratta Street), Punt Road buses (alight at the corner of Swan Street and Punt Road; Tanner Street runs off Punt Road one block north of the railway overpass), the Swan Street tram, and is about a 10 minute walk south down Lennox Street from the Bridge Road tram.