White Sands Gallery is one of Esperance’s premier photo and art galleries. We have some of the most amazing landscape images on display from local photographers; Sally Nevin and Gary Alan as well as artworks from several other local artists.
White Sands Gallery officially opened in July of 2015 but it could be said it started many years before. With no business name or capital, and as a total hobby I would take photos of local landscapes with my entry level Nikon camera and get them printed, mount them myself with the most basic of equipment and sell them through a market stall on weekends, a much simpler time.
After dipping my toes into the water through a couple of exhibitions I took the plunge in 2015 when I leased a very small space in the Museum Village, Esperance. The smallest building in fact within a group of historic buildings from a bygone era, now all converted to small businesses.
After a year and a half in this small building I had outgrown the space and needed something larger. Luckily for me the Old Police Sergeants building was vacant, and I secured the lease. Now boasting two gallery rooms plus an extra two rooms we are right at home showcasing the very best of what Esperance has on offer.
We strive to do as much as we can locally. We print all our photographs ourselves in our studio and each one is hand signed. The framed works in store are all made by Gary here in Esperance. Most of our stock at White Sands Gallery is either handmade right here in Esperance by local artists, produced here or supplied by a local supplier.
In September 2018 we took on the Emu Australia Ugg Boot range after the much loved Village Sheep Shop closed. These Australian, hand made boots are proving to be very popular even before the winter months....
Steve Cooke is a glass blower and creates some stunning pieces; most of which are locally inspired, and all are just beautiful to look at. Steve worked with Phil Shelton to create an art piece at the local hospital.
Eimear O’Connor makes gorgeous glass jewelry including her very popular glass pendant filled with Lucky Bay Sand. All of her pendants in the gallery are on Sterling Silver chains.
Lorraine Major from Major Eggs carves and paints emu eggs, each with its own theme and are just amazing. Each one is numbered and comes with a card hand signed and with the corresponding number.
Jason Wooldridge, a local sculptor who uses metal to create very intricate pieces, mostly sculptures of animals and all very cool. Jason worked with Cindy Poole to create the amazing Whale Tail sculpture on Esperance’s foreshore. His work is in hot demand both locally and other galleries in Western Australia.
Sally & Gary