About

GOST is Canberra's newest and tiniest walk in gallery showcasing emerging through to established artists.
Gallery of small things is a beautiful representation of the supportive art community,
offering a platform for artists and makers from Canberra and beyond. 

The Director, Anne Masters has a long and established career in the arts. From 1998, Anne worked in the Canberra arts scene where she ran her own casual arts-based business, assisted a private gallery promoting visual arts practitioners and worked for local government in the arts. In mid-2010, she returned to study to refine and develop her own artistic practice with reference to the ceramic artist Les Blakerough as well as French art deco glassmaker Rene Lalique. In 2012, Anne was awarded the Master of Visual Arts from the
Australian National University (ANU)  School of Art.
Anne has sinced worked at the ANU School of Art & Design with a keen interest in educating and mentoring students in professional arts practices. She has participated in group shows and realised many artists needed assistance when liaising with galleries. During a marketing course, she had a light bulb moment when asked to list an out there goal she'd love to achieve,
'own a gallery' which the course convenor thought was a great idea.
When Anne looked outside at her 1960s laundry she saw a tiny gallery and a blossoming future.
Below are a few photos documenting the history and future of GOST. Enjoy!

  Laundry 1960s   GOST before knockdown. A typical laundry back in the 1960s.

Laundry 1960s

GOST before knockdown. A typical laundry back in the 1960s.

  Anne Masters - laundry/studio   GOST before knockdown - exterior of laundry and entrance into studio.

Anne Masters - laundry/studio

GOST before knockdown - exterior of laundry and entrance into studio.

  History in the making   A 1969 newspaper found in the roof and so apt as I work at the ANU and a graduate from the then School of Art.  

History in the making

A 1969 newspaper found in the roof and so apt as I work at the ANU and a graduate from the then School of Art.
 

  A community   Watson is one of the older suburbs of Canberra and many Italians, Greeks and Finnish families lived here (and continue to) creating a fabulous community that I love being a part of.  

A community

Watson is one of the older suburbs of Canberra and many Italians, Greeks and Finnish families lived here (and continue to) creating a fabulous community that I love being a part of.
 

  GOST - new beginnings   GOST during the building phase. A   new purpose built space.

GOST - new beginnings

GOST during the building phase. A new purpose built space.

  Anne Masters - laundry transformed   GOST - now a gem and filled with fabulous small artworks. Photo:  Mel Hill Photography

Anne Masters - laundry transformed

GOST - now a gem and filled with fabulous small artworks. Photo: Mel Hill Photography

  GOST - Director's Faves    I've travelled around the world and always love to ask the locals where to get a good coffee, eat lunch &  have a drink. So here's my version. Enjoy!

GOST - Director's Faves

I've travelled around the world and always love to ask the locals where to get a good coffee, eat lunch &  have a drink. So here's my version. Enjoy!

  An emerging garden - to sit and enjoy    My husband and I are slowly creating a quiet oasis in our tiny backyard. It will be a place for people to unplug from life's complexities and enjoy the smallest of beautiful simplicities.  Mel Hill Photography

An emerging garden - to sit and enjoy

My husband and I are slowly creating a quiet oasis in our tiny backyard. It will be a place for people to unplug from life's complexities and enjoy the smallest of beautiful simplicities. Mel Hill Photography

  GOST - gallery of small things   Come and visit us. We love visitors and want to share the handmade, Australian design bespoke works created by artists who love what they do best. Mel Hill Photography

GOST - gallery of small things

Come and visit us. We love visitors and want to share the handmade, Australian design bespoke works created by artists who love what they do best.Mel Hill Photography