A Solo Exhibition
by Sophie Gralton


Gallery Alchmey seeks to represent work across painting, drawing, photography,sculpture and mixed media. With a focus on contemporary and emergingartists with the gallery featuring work with a modern, figurative sensibility that is emotionally rich and poignant, and also conveying wit and humour.

Gallery Alchemy represents emerging and established artists that demonstratea sensitivity to the conundrums of modern life. With the galleries owninfluences stretching from Artemisia & Caravaggio to Van Gogh, to YellowHouse to Duchamp, Dada, Brett Whitely and Charlie Sheard.

Featured artists often reflect a sensibility for light, colour, purity of craft and ahint of neuroses and angst of modern life that ultimately gives way to beauty. “Idon’t believe in Art, I believe in the Artist”
– Marcel Duchamp


The focus of Sydney-based Sophie Gralton’s art lies in the quality of interaction between medium and meaning.

For her, what matters most is not visual accuracy but the relationship between image and ground and the seduction of visual surfaces.

It is a misconception to think of Gralton’s work as primarily a nostalgic reflection on bygone times. On the contrary, she eschews any notion of sentimentality.

The inspiration for her work arose when visiting an exhibition of Dutch 17th century portraits of children in Paris in 2007.

Gralton is a painter known for her signature imagery of contemporary child portraiture.