In the market for art


WHAT KIND OF person would open a gallery in a recession? A very young person.

Katie Tsouros, 25, has taken over a former gym in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, painted it white, and turned it into a gallery to house the work of 12 young artists, whose work will cost between €250 and €800. A graduate of UCD, with an MA in contemporary art and a number of internships behind her, she received over 300 applications from young artists when she put the word out about her gallery. Having selected the work of 12 to begin with, KT Contemporary will open on December 3rd

“I grew up around art, with mum’s collection,” she says, referring to her mother Patsy Tsouros, an international collector who is on the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Tsouros hopes KT Contemporary will be a friendly place, and remain in situ for at least six months, before popping up somewhere else, perhaps in London. She is already planning events, readings and performances, including appearances by Bitches with Wolves and Enda McNally, one of the gallery’s artists who also does stand-up comedy. At weekends, tea and coffee and homemade treats will be served.