2016 Selection Committee

These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent. Past committee members include Paris Neilson, Mikala Dwyer, Megan Robson, Virginia Wilson and Dr Dick Quan.



AMANDA LOVE

Amanda Love was voted Best Art Advisor 2010 in Sydney's inaugural (and only) Art Month awards. A co-founder of the Director's Working Circle for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the Contemporary Collection Benefactors Committee for the Art Gallery of NSW, she served on the Board of the Biennale of Sydney, Australia's largest contemporary art event, for over 10 years, during which time critical acclaim increased and attendances more than tripled.

A former Arts Lawyer, in Sydney with Allen Allen and Hemsley (now Allens) and in Hong Kong with Deacons, she has a Masters Degree in Art History (Hons) and holds the Christies Diploma of Fine Art.

Love has spoken as an expert on contemporary art in Australia and overseas, including at the National Gallery of Scotland, Arco in Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Art Gallery of NSW and Melbourne's Heide Museum and has lectured for Christies. Her private collection was exhibited publicly at Casula Powerhouse Museum, Sydney in 2011. 

 



LoveArt is an international Art Advisory based in Sydney and New York, specialising in the commissioning, acquisition, display, cataloguing, valuation and collection management of the best contemporary art from all over the world for corporate, public  and private spaces. 



BEN QUILTY

Ben Quilty was born in Sydney, Australia in 1973. He has an Honorary Doctorate from Western Sydney University, a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, a Bachelor of Visual Communication from the School of Design at the University of Western Sydney and certificate level studies in Aboriginal History and Culture from Monash University. Widely known for his thick, gestural oil paintings Quilty has explored a range of themes throughout his career. From the dangerous coming of age rituals of young Australian men, to the complex social history of our country, he is constantly critiquing notions of identity, patriotism and belonging.

He won the 2002 Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship, the 2007 National Self Portrait Prize, the 2009 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the 2011 Archibald Prize and most recently the Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art in Singapore.

His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, QAGOMA and the Museum of Contemporary Art along with numerous regional and private collections. 



LEIF PODHAJSKY

Leif Podhajsky is a Grammy Nominated artist and Creative Director. His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic experience. By utilizing these subjects he attempts to inspire the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings.



ROSLYN OXLEY

Roslyn Oxley is a dealer in Australian contemporary art. Her Paddington gallery has been in business since 1982. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery today represents some of the most critically and commercially acclaimed artists in Australia. Oxley has been energetic in promoting her artists internationally, exhibiting regularly at art fairs in Europe and the USA.

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