Update on current and upcoming art events

If you would like to see David’s comments on the health of the Australian art auction market, see today’s “Australian” in our Press Articles   page.

We also would like to draw your attention to a wonderful exhibition which has just opened at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Last Friday evening, we enjoyed the opening of “Harbourlife – Sydney Harbour from the 1940s to recent times”, curated by Gavin Wilson. The exhibition is on only until 13 January 2008 (after that it will travel to Macquarie University art gallery).

You will be treated to some real delights, not just from the Manly Art Gallery collection, but also a good few outstanding works from the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Included are some fantastic exponents of this subject matter, featuring works by Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, Sali Herman, John Passmore and John Firth-Smith, and wonderful photographs by David Moore. Of course, no exhibition about Sydney Harbour would be complete without the works of Peter Kingston and Fairlie Kingston.

In other news, we were honoured to be asked by the Swiss-Australian Cultural Association (SACA) and the Swiss Consulate General, Sydney, to help select artists to be included in the Swiss-Oz Art Expo 2008. This will be a showcase for Swiss/Australian art, held from 4 – 16 March 2008 at Bondi Pavilion Art Gallery – we’ll keep you informed.

Written by

David Hulme

David Hulme is an approved valuer for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program and a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia. David Hulme is also managing director at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, which is a highly respected art consultancy in Australia and has been in operation for over ten years. David also regularly comments on the Australian and international art market on national radio and in numerous local and national newspapers.

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