Keeping a non-profit, artist-run gallery like West Space on the financial straight and narrow takes a few tricks of the trade. With its extensive exhibition schedule, professional development programs and various offsite projects, the Melbourne institution runs off the smell of an oily rag.

West Space’s annual fundraiser doesn’t just afford the gallery a chance to generate some much-needed income, but offers Melburnians the opportunity to snap up works by some of Australia’s leading up and coming and established artists at a distinctly affordable price.

Opening tonight (Tuesday July 17) from 6pm to 9pm and running until Sunday July 22, this year’s fundraiser features works from a cavalcade of Melbourne and Australian artists who make up the wider West Space community.

Exhibiting artists include:
| Ali McCann | Arlo Mountford | Ben Sheppard | Benedict Ernst | Bill Sampson | Brett Jones | Bridie Lunney | Brie Trenerry | Camilla Tadich | Carly Fischer | Charles O'Loughlin | Christopher Dolman | Christopher Koller | Concettina Inserra | Dan Moynihan | Dane Lovett | Daniel Price | Darren Sylvester | David Mutch | David Rosetzky | David van Royen | Dell Stewart | Drew Pettifer | Dylan Martorell | Emily Ferretti | Fleur Summers | Glenn Walls | Greg Wood | Hannah Raisin | Ieuan Weinman | Isobel Knowles | Jake Walker | Jelena Telecki | Jennifer Mills | Jeremy Bakker | Jessie Angwin | Jessie Scott | John R.Neeson | Jordan Wood | Juan Ford | Julian Smith | Justin Andrews | Kat Clarke | Kate Just l Kate Matthews l Kay Abude | Kez Hughes | Kiera Brew Kurec | Kieran Boland | Kieran Stewart | Kiron Robinson | Kirra Jamison | Laith McGregor | Leslie Eastman | Lillian O'Neil | Lou Hubbard | Lyndal Walker | Marcia Jane | Makiko Yamamoto | Masato Takasaka | Max Creasy | Marika Nilsen | Meredith Turnbull | Mia Salsjo | Michael Ciavarella | Michael Graeve | Michael Vale | Nat Thomas | Natalie Ryan | Nathan Gray | Nicholas Jones | Nick Devlin | Nick Waddell | Olivia Pintos-Lopez | Patrick Pound | Peter Tyndall | Pip Ryan | Ross Coulter | Rowan McNaught | Rozalind Drummond | Sally Smart | Sam George | Sam Songalio | Sangeeta Sandrasegar | Sanne Mestrom | Sarah CrowEST | Scott Mitchell | Sean Peoples | Sherry McLane Alejos | Simon MacEwan | Simon Pericich | Skye Kennewell | Sophia Hewson | Spiros Panigirakis | Steven Rendall | Sue Dodd | Tai Snaith | Taree Mackenzie | Terri Bird | Tim Hillier | Toby Pola | Torie Nimmervoll | Tully Moore | Utako Shindo | Valentina Palonen | Van Sowerwine | Veronica Kent | Vivian Cooper Smith | Zoe Scogglio and more.

West Space Annual Fundraiser opens tonight from 6pm to 9pm and runs until July 22.

westspace.org.au