9th August 2013, It was a beautiful day to visit an #art #gallery and lucky for us we met up with Sara-Leonardi McGrath ( @saramcgrath11 ), owner of @MCLEMOIGALLERY, a contemporary, commercial art gallery. @Masterslave_oz designers, Eleni Kondos and Roderick Ng took some time out to visit MCLEMOI Gallery in 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale to find out more about Sara's various projects and talk shop.
A loving wife to Australian sporting legend Glenn McGrath and doting step mother to children James and Holly, Sara commits significant time and energy into varied business and media interests. Sara has achieved an enormous amount in just a few short years in Australia. Unfazed by the challenges of establishing a business in one of the countries’ most competitive industries, she has been the mastermind behind the galleries immediate success in one of Sydney’s most vibrant inner-city suburbs.
In addition to her business interests, Sara enjoys her role as a media commentator on the Nine Networks Morning Show. A regular panellist, she has proven herself to be an entertaining voice to social issues, always providing a unique and unabashed perspective. Prior to coming to Australia, Sara was an interior designer and decorator with her specialty being to fully decorate homes for clients and overseeing their construction.
Sara’s time living in North and South America, Italy, the Czech Republic, Africa and now Australia have enabled her to work of people of many different backgrounds and cultures.
A wife, step-mother, business owner, media commentator and avid supporter of the arts, she loves life, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the fore having seen and experienced the world through its many different facets.
Mclemoi Gallery is currently exhibiting Janis II , JANIS is an ongoing project dedicated to promoting female artists with strong individual voices. Started by Sydney-based artist, Kelly Doley, through a series of exhibitions, publications and talks, JANIS is dedicated to enabling female artists, but also writers and thinkers, to be heard a little louder, to take up more space and more time in the world. JANIS was inaugurated in February 2013 with an exhibition at Alaska Projects.
Left To Right: Sara-Leonardi Mcgrath Director of MCLEMOI GALLERY , Eleni Kondos , Couture Designer at Master/slave.
Picture:JANIS II A two-venue exhibition at The Commercial Gallery and MCLEMOI Gallery 26 July – 17 August 2013
Picture: Art work at @MCLEMOIGALLERY , Chippendale
Picture: Exhibition Janis II, Art work at @MCLEMOIGALLERY , Chippendale till 17 August 2013.
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