Gillie and Marc Painting ~ 'Gentle Giant at Play' - Curate Art & Design Gallery Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

a boutique art gallery

Curate Art & Design, a luxe boutique art gallery in the lovely seaside village of Sorrento, 90 minutes from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, celebrates our family of accomplished creatives from Australia and abroad.

At Curate Art & Design, you'll find the works of well-regarded visual artists, including painters, sculptors, and mixed-media artists, as well as highly skilled Australian glassblowers.

As a boutique art gallery, our focus is on "quality over quantity". Working in close partnership with our select creatives, we provide dedicated exposure and insightful information about their artworks to our visitors, and they, in turn, provide our gallery with the outstanding calibre of art we're known for.

We'd love to welcome you to experience our inspiring artists' works first-hand at our Sorrento gallery space. But if you're not able to visit in person, we hope you enjoy browsing our site.

If we can help with anything, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Our family of artists are more than happy to collaborate with us, as we work with you, to create your own special and personal artwork.

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A bit of Curate's buzz.

Testimonials

    ★★★★★

    Had a lovely day exploring Sorrento, with the highlight being visiting Curate Art & Design. It was refreshing to see international artists like Maggie Taylor and Steve Johnston among the mix of well known Australian artists such as Gillie and Marc in this beautiful gallery. And what made my visit even more enjoyable was chatting with gallery artist Mitch. His work is amazing! Although I didn't walk out with a painting (maybe next time), instead, I added stunning glasswork by James McMurtrie to my collection. Looking forward to my next visit!

    — Maria
    ★★★★★

    My favourite gallery in Sorrento. Unique and inspiring artwork that transports you to another world. Welcoming atmosphere and friendly curator. Highly recommend.

    — Tracy
    ★★★★★

    A very educational visit; the staff knew a lot about the artworks. The place is a hidden gem with fascinating pieces and creative stories. We were particularly intrigued by how Maggie Taylor's works are made and her creative process. We also enjoyed the Gillie and Marc pieces and their story.

    — Ashleigh
    ★★★★★

    Glenda was just a delight. She was warm and welcoming and told us stories behind the art work. We learned so much and enjoyed our time there.

    — Gina
    ★★★★★

    Lucky to purchase 2 fabulous pieces from Curate. Mitch was fabulous to deal with, delivering both pieces to our home to see if they were suitable in the space.
    Very easy to deal with and a wonderful experience. We’ll definitely be buying future art from them.

    — Daniel
    ★★★★★

    Exceptional service and staff. I enjoyed an informative and engaging impromptu tour of the gallery which was lovely. Additionally, the artworks are stunning - there’s bound to be something that catches your eye. Highly recommend.

    — Alex
    ★★★★★

    Lovely showroom with a variety of art in lots of varying and fascinating styles. Glenda showed us around and explained the artworks and their makers in detail. She was very knowledgeable and patient and made our visit more enjoyable!

    — Nicole
    ★★★★★

    Wonderful art gallery with amazing paintings. Highly recommend to check out this lovely little place. Warm welcome and great chat with the artist Mitch.

    — Lea
    ★★★★★

    Whilst in Sorrento, we wandered into Curate Art & Design to browse and purchased some glass pieces. Mitch and his team had lots of time for us and were very helpful with suggestions on how the pieces could best be displayed.We were extremely happy with the service and the pieces look amazing in our house, thanks to the interest shown by Curate Art & Design.

    — Alan
    ★★★★★

    You can find real gems by world renowned artists including Maggie Taylor, and Gillie and Marc sculptures here. The proprietor Mitch and manager Glenda are always ready for a chat as they enthuse about their collection and creative processes (Mitch creates on site) while Deborah (co-owner) is the brains for their beautiful curation and online presence. I think it's really wonderful that Gillie and Marc are now turning their attention to endangered species as part of their creative output. There are 7 art galleries in Sorrento, and you must visit this one.

    — Maria
    ★★★★★

    Went to Sorrento and spent a wonderful hour with Mitch where our conversation about art and travel flowed like we were old friends instead of just meeting there and then. His knowledge, presence and personal art work was inspiring and "yes" we purchased a beautiful art piece for our front sunroom which has natural light all around. The colours in the piece are vibrant and transpose you to the beach at the end of Main St Mornington - which is the title of the piece. Highly recommend calling into this wonderful gallery and enjoy the pieces, but get a wonderful insight into art and life just by talking to Mitch.Thank you mitch, from karen & glenn

    — Karen
    ★★★★★

    Mitch was awesome. Walked in for a quick look. Stayed for an hour. He showed us his personal work that was great. We bought a piece by another artist. He personally delivered it and it looks really super.

    — Glenn
    ★★★★★

    This is a fantastic gallery. Mitch and Deborah are warm and welcoming and really know their stuff. Mitch took the time to explain the background to several of the featured artists. I felt like I’d done a short course in contemporary art and am the richer for it. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the art on display. Sadly out of my price range on a charity sector salary but I know which painting I want if I find a spare $10k down the back of the couch! Strongly recommend you drop in - even if you can’t afford to buy it’s worth the visit to see high quality art curated by a team who know their arty onions.

    — Denise
    ★★★★★

    Gorgeous artwork, but what really made the experience was the wonderful chat with the man working the store, an artist himself. Told us the stories of the artists behind the works and made each piece personal. Definitely recommend for art or to learn something new!

    — Eleanor
    ★★★★★

    Fantastic selection of well known and established artists with knowledgeable and personable staff.

    — Chris
    ★★★★★

    There are galleries, and then there are galleries. Curate has an amazing selection rounded off by exceptional, friendly staff, happy to share their knowledge and insights.

    — Minimelsie
    ★★★★★

    Wonderful gallery, very well informed staff will to answer questions and teach about artists and their art, 100% will be coming back.

    — Huntress
    ★★★★★

    Wandered into the gallery and left very inspired after listening to Mitch describe the variety and history of the artwork and their artists. Such a wonderful curation of art, will be returning in years to come.

    — Cam & Gina
    ★★★★★

    Found this little pocket of beauty while on a day trip in Blairgowrie. The artworks are thought provoking and quite unique and Glenda- the shopkeeper- is an absolute delight! Lovely little shop and absolutely worth a visit!

    — Zoe
    ★★★★★

    Walked into Curate today and had a lovely chat with Mitch. He’s so knowledgeable and his own art is incredible. It was lovely speaking with you Mitch. We will definitely be back!!! Love Patti & Cassie

    — Patti & Cassie
    ★★★★★

    Lovely showroom with a variety of art in lots of varying and fascinating styles. Glenda showed us around and explained the artworks and their makers in detail. she was very knowledgeable and patient and made our visit more enjoyable!

    — Nicole

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