Melbourne Art Rooms (otherwise known as MARS Gallery) was opened in February 2004 by Andy Dinan and has quickly earned a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most exciting and diverse commercial art spaces.
MARS is a commercial contemporary art gallery with three floors (two galleries and two film rooms) and a rooftop sculpture terrace specialising in exhibiting, promoting and building the careers of contemporary Australian artists.
MARS is at the forefront of innovation in Australian contemporary art galleries in both design and programs. The architecture and fit-out of MARS is by JAM Architects in collaboration with gallerist and MARS founder Andy Dinan. A glass façade at street level provides unimpeded views into the main gallery, cleverly communicating MARS’ commitment to best practice and transparency – the philosophy that art is for everyone.
MARS offers monthly exhibitions, rent art, art consultancy and public art commissions whilst participating at international art fairs.