Issue 35 - Art Collector

January-March 2006
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50 of Australia’s Most Collectable Artists
For the eighth consecutive year, Australian Art Collector has surveyed leading market experts, critics and consultants to present to you a list of artists whose work you should be looking at now:
Vernon Ah Kee, Rick Amor, Narelle Autio, Sambo Barra Barra, Del Kathryn Barton, Paddy Bedford, Annette Bezor, Peter Booth, GW Bot, Pat Brassington, Butcher Cherel Janangoo, Daniel Crooks, Adam Cullen, Richard Dunn, Max Dupain, Matthys Gerber, Richard Grayson, David Griggs, Petrina Hicks, Madeleine Kelly, Lilly Kelly Napangardi, Rosemary Laing, Richard Larter, Rhys Lee, Bruno Leti, Nick Mangan, John Marwurndjul, Rob McHaffie, Noel McKenna, Clement Meadmore, Makinti Napanangka, Michael Parekowhai, Charles Robb, David Rosetzky, Sally Ross, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Jan Senbergs, Garry Shead, Tim Silver, Matthew Sleeth, Sally Smart, Jeffrey Smart, Darren Sylvester, Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Daniel von Strummer, Pedro Wonaeamirri, Michael Zavros, The Kingpins, TV Moore, Yirrawala

Artist: John Mawurndjul: Modern master
John Mawurndjul is one of Australia's 50 most collectable artists. Jennifer Isaacs tracks the remarkable exhibiting career of this leading Arnhem Land bark painter.

Cover artist: Pat Brassington
Hobart-based photo-media artist Pat Brassington is one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists. Her unforgettable imagery is simultaneously seductive and disturbing, abject and sublime. She unsettles Ashley Crawford. Photography by Geoff Parr.


Gallery: Tim Olsen: Tim Olsen gets serious
What’s in store at Tim Olsen’s new gallery space? He told Carmel Dwyer it is an opportunity to redefine himself and to be more cutting edge in terms of the art he shows. Painting, however, will continue to be the gallery’s strength. Photography by Nick Watt.

Art adviser: Alison Renwick
Rather than collecting and holding, the new breed of art collector is looking to trade. As a result, Alison Renwick’s business is increasingly about advice on both buying and selling contemporary Australian art. She spoke to Carmel Dwyer about the rise of the “hedge fund collector”. Portraits by Nick Watt.

Collector: Peter Keel: Innerscape
When Peter Keel talks about art he expresses both an unselfconscious enthusiasm and a keen intellectualism. He spoke to Carmel Dwyer about 20 years of collecting. Photography by Nick Watt.

Printmaker: Graham Fransella
The combination of the immediacy, vibrancy and rawness of toilet graffiti and the distilled sophistication of a beautifully resolved intaglio print is what, according to Sasha Grishin, gives Graham Fransella’s work its distinctive character.