Mann Ranges, South Australia

Galerie Zadra has closed.

Galerie Zadra was an Australian specialist art dealer and advisory service. We assisted public and private collectors internationally to acquire contemporary and Australian Indigenous fine art of impeccable provenance.

We closed the gallery in June 2024. These pages remain as a record of our exhibition history.

Founders and directors: Karen and Dirk Zadra.


We have had artworks acquired by the British Museum, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin, National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Parliament House of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank, as well as Australian and American university museums.


It is with heavy hearts that we will cease trading as Galerie Zadra on 30 June 2024.
Since January 2013, and for Karen from 2008 as Gallery Manager of Marshall Arts, the gallery, its artists, clients, museums and art lovers have been a central part of our lives. It’s very hard to let it go, but we must.
There are so many fabulous people we have to thank for making these years so special and we thank them in the video.
We’ve had the thrill of working on inspiring and challenging exhibitions, assisting with publications, research and advocacy. We’ve been blessed with an amazing range of collectors and clients, some of whom we’ve come to know well and hold dear. We’ve made many friends along the way, and hopefully no enemies.
It’s been an absolute blast, but the gallery party is over.
Our fondest regards
Karen & Dirk Zadra
Where one door closes, another will surely open.
Karen will continue to offer personalised art dealing, writing, valuations and advisory to clients through her Swiss business in Basel.
Karen has decided to return to her roots as a practicing artist. She also wants to get back to writing independently about art plus finish a couple of novels (she speaks about this in the video).
Subscribe to the newsletter list on the home page if you are interested in news about her art & writing. Already getting Galerie Zadra news? Great, thank you! You’ll continue to receive newsletters from Karen.
Marshall Arts Gallery, 1A Park Street, Hyde Park, Adelaide


Originally founded in 2001 by Graeme and Rosalyn Marshall as Marshall Arts in Adelaide, Australia, Karen and Dirk Zadra acquired the gallery at the beginning of 2013 and changed the name to Galerie Zadra in 2015.

Marshall Arts focussed exclusively on art from remote Indigenous owned and operated art centres, and was instrumental in helping to launch the careers of many of the early APY Lands artists. Marshall Arts was founded on the highest level of ethics and responsibility towards artists, and we continue to uphold those principles for every artist we represent.

Karen has been with the gallery since 2008, first as Gallery Manager, then as Director from January 2013 when she was joined by Dirk, who is in charge of financial operations. Karen broadened the representation of artists to include independent Indigenous artists working in city or regional areas, as well as other Australian and international artists.