Welcome to Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts. ONE88 is a curated exhibition space that enables established and emerging Artists the opportunity to display their works in the centre of Katoomba - The City of the Arts.
Located on Katoomba Street, ONE88 takes full advantage of the high levels of pedestrian traffic as well as the high number of tourists that visit this jewel of the Blue Mountains National Park. With direct main road frontage and expansive window exhibiting areas, Artists are provided maximum exposure and opportunity to share their creative works with the public and of course, potential buyers and art collectors.
As ONE88’s Directors are artists themselves, the benefits of understanding, not only the curatorial needs but also the emotional rollercoaster that comes with exhibiting your works, allows for an experience that will see you returning for show after show.
A big part of ONE88's ethos is ONE88's low fee structure with 15% + gst for exhibitions and 25% + gst for consignment work. We are not just a gallery - ONE88 also has a workshop space available for hire and with frequent events occurring you will always find artists networking and wandering the floors taking in the inspiration.
Sharon Peralta is Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts' Managing Director and Curator. As ONE88’s Director, Sharon is currently completing a Degree in Communications. Sharon also holds current certificates in Food Management, Handling and Supervision, Barista service and also maintains a Responsible Service of Alcohol.
Sharon has previously been a member of several community boards including most recently as Festival Director/President of Katoomba's Winter Magic Festival.
Community focus and involvement has always been a strong priority for Sharon and she is always looking for ways to connect the ONE88 business with local incentives such as the Blume Festival.
Curatorial and Exhibitions Manager
Victor is an accomplished portrait artist and Katoomba resident. He has been painting “for as long as I can remember” and is the Curatorial and Exhibitions Manager at ONE88. As public speaker and MC he is often the host during Exhibition openings. Husband to the Managing Director, Sharon Peralta and father of their seven children, Victor often has that crazy look in his eye….. did we mention the coffee?
Victor’s personal artworks are held in private collections throughout Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Katherine Kennedy joined the ONE88 team in 2017. With over 9 years of arts industry experience both domestically and in New Zealand, Katherine has held placements with private and public galleries and community art centres.
An accomplished Artist in her own right, with successful exhibitions under her belt. Katherine has exhibited throughout Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Spain, Barcelona, Rome, Pakistan and New Zealand and has received various first-place awards and other finalist selections for arts prizes domestically.
Katherine's role with Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts is to support the gallery administratively. This means, Katherine is here for all primary stakeholders, including the gallery Directors: Victor and Sharon Peralta, artists and designers and of course gallery visitors and clients.
Katherine has exhibited throughout Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Spain, Barcelona, Rome, Pakistan and New Zealand and has received various first-place awards and other finalist selections for arts prizes domestically.
She has also been awarded First Place for both the Certificate and Diploma of Fine Arts, a Student Excellence award for Print making and an Alumni exhibition First Prize winner at Nepean Arts Design Centre, Kingswood NSW.
As gallery assistant at Gallery ONE88, Katherine provides an important role with documenting and cataloging incoming exhibitions. Fine Arts Katoomba team member Katherine Kennedy. An accomplished Artist in her own right, with successful exhibitions under her belt.