The first Art Month Ambassadors event for 2016 took place on Thursday 21 January, at…29 Jan
In 2017, the Collector's Space exhibition will be curated by Max Germanos of 3:33 Art Projects. Max is both an avid collector and a curator. As a passionate advocate of Australian contemporary art he has curated exhibitions for some of Australia's leading artists including Dale Frank, Ken Whisson, Noel McKenna, Euan MacLeod, Lucy Culliton, Joanna Braithwaite, Ben Quilty, and Neil Frazer. As a collector, Max was featured in the Collector's Space exhibition in 2015 and has forged close friendships with many artists. He was also painted for the AGNSW's Archibald Prize in 2016 by artist David Griggs, "It's a G Thang".
Max's unique curatorial vision in 2017 brings together a selection of artists and a depiction of their own purchased art collections, it explores what they buy and why. Most artists do no not make a lot of money (even the successful ones) so that often artists are restricted in what they can acquire to 'swapping', the long standing practice whereby an artist does not necessarily choose a work but rather swaps with another artist. This can be something of a lottery and may not always align with the artist's taste. A true purchase by a practising artist, and the commitment to invest in a particular work and support a particular artist, provides an interesting and insightful perspective on collecting art.
The exhibition space for the Collector's Space will be provided through a partnership with one of Australia's best known galleries, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. The exhibition will be in the downstairs gallery which represents a hidden environment where artists commercialise their practice and which perfectly encapsulates this year's Collector's Space theme of "Artists as Collectors: what do they buy".
Confirmed Artists for Collector's Space include:
Archibald winning artists Del Kathryn Barton, Nicholas Harding, abstract artist Lara Merrett and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.
The Collectors space is made possible through the generous support of:
Date: 1 March - 17 March
Time: Tuesday - Saturday 11-5pm
8 Soudan Lane (Ground Floor), Paddington, NSW 2021