Metro Gallery

Venue  |  Exhibitions
Metro Gallery
1214 High Street
3143 Melbourne
Venue Type: Gallery

Open hours
Monday to Friday: 10 am - 5.30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am - 5 pm
03 9500 8511
Other phone
0488 300 300
03 9500 8599
Gallery type

Metro Gallery is a commercial modern art gallery committed to investing in art, showing important works by prominent established and contemporary artists from Australia and around the world.

Recognised both nationally and internationally, Metro Gallery shows works from dynamic artists such as John Olsen, Michael Johnson, Criss Canning, Alexander Hoda, Tommy Watson, Michael Peck, Mrs Bennett, Damien Hirst, Stormie Mills, Vincent Fantauzzo, Paul White, Luke Cornish and many others. 

From its inception, our modern art gallery has built a reputation for pushing the boundaries within the Australian art world, and was one of the first commercial galleries in Melbourne to exhibit and promote Graffiti and Street Art over ten years ago. 

Metro Gallery is dedicated to the development of young artists and fosters emerging talent through the annual Metro Art Award. The award is Australia's richest art award for emerging Australian artists and has helped launch the careers of several past winners including Ben Quilty, Jackson Slattery and Sam Leach.



Barry Fitzgerald

Michael Nissen

Alex McCulloch


Flora Southey

Kifka Kingan


Barry Fitzgerald

Barry Fitzgerald is the majority shareholder of Metro Gallery. He has been a Director since the incecption of the gallery.

Dr Michael Nissen

Dr Michael Nissen is a shareholder of Metro Gallery. He has been a Director since the inception of the gallery.

Alex McCulloch

Alex McCulloch is a shareholder of Metro Gallery. He has been a Director since July 2009 

Alex McCulloch is a Director and Equity Partner of Metro Gallery. Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne majoring in Art History and Philosophy and has completed a Masters of Art Curatorship thesis from the same institution which focused on the Australian art market. Alex began his career in the art world in 2001 working in various positions including Sotheby’s Auction House and Art Associates Australia. He opened up a commercial gallery in the Melbourne CBD (McCulloch Gallery) in  May 2005 and run over 150 exhibitions up to June 2009.  Alex took the position as Director and Partner of Metro Gallery in July 2009. Alex is dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of emerging, mid career and established Australian artists. 

Alex McCulloch is a monthly contributor to artsHub and The Melbourne Review, and featured in Art Publishing Limited's recent book on Blek Le Rat, alongside 30 other artists, scholars and critics worldwide.


Flora Southey

Flora Southey has a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Art History and French from the University of Melbourne and went on to do a Master of Art Curatorship, also at Melbourne. In response to her growing interest in Australian Indigenous art, Flora worked at Yuendumu's Warlukurlangu Art Centre in the Northern Territory, before undertaking a master's thesis in contemporary Indigenous sculpture.

Flora has worked in both public and commercial art galleries, and specialises in contemporary Australian and international painting and sculpture.

Kifka Kingan

Kifka Kingan has a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Art History and English Literature from the University of Auckland and went on to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management, also at Auckland University. Originally from New Zealand, Kifka specialises in New Zealand and Pacific Art, contemporary sculpture and modernist painting.



Operating in an increasingly mobile global environment, Metro Gallery is constantly evolving. Exhibitions by innovative contemporary artists working across a range of different media ensure that the gallery space remains fluid and at the same time visually challenging.

Art Consultancy Services: Art Valuations and Art Investment

Metro provides an art consultancy service for both corporate and individual collectors. This includes art valuations, Art investment, advice on selling at auction, and liaising with interior designers and architects.

The Metro team can also assist with the selection and placement of works in public and private spaces. See our contact page to make an enquiry.


Art Books Online

The Metro Modern Art Gallery also offers a range of art books online so you too can enjoy investing in art.


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