Issue 44 - Art Collector

April-June 2008
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Grant Stevens by Andrew Frost
William Eicholtz by Edward Colless
Annette Bezor by John McDonald
Marc de Jong by Ingrid Periz
Juan Ford by Ashley Crawford
Jan Senbergs by John McDonald
Lisa Roet by Ashley Crawford

Our leading art writers unveil shining new talent from across the country:
Sarah Berners, Justin Tjungurrayi Corby, Andrea Fisher, Renny Kodgers, Lloyd Kwilla, Bennett Miller, Kate Scardifield, Jackson Slattery, Rebecca Stevens

News & Analysis

Sally Breen brings artists into conversation with designers and collectors at the very beginning of the design process. It's not that other dealers haven't done that before, it's just that that is all she does at her Breenspace in Sydney, reports Jo Higgins

The Resale Riddle
If election promises are kept, the Australian art maket will soon see the introduction of a resale royalty. Maxine Clarke believes that just when and how such a scheme is introduced will be perhaps more contentious than the scheme itself.

Copyright Contention
In an effort to manage the market for their works a few high demand artists have recently exercised their rights under the copyright act. Maxine Clarke examines copyright law from the points of view of artists and collectors.

Indigenous art auction shakeout
The viability of a large part of the Australian aboriginal art market has come under scrutiny with the decision of Menzies Art Brands to kiss much of it goodbye, reports Terry Ingram.

Gift Horses
There are many who are devoted to encouraging our fledgling culture of arts philanthropy in Australia and few who look the gift horse... but Carrie Lumby questions the motivations and the benefits of art philanthropy, if only briefly.

Wait and See
Its been over a year since Dr Gene Sherman announced the closure of her leading Sydney commercial gallery but only a few from her stable of high profile artists have found new Sydney homes.

Collector's guide to International Art Fairs


State wraps
News, events and previews from our state correspondents

If I could have...
Each issue one of our writers scours the stockrooms of commercial galleries
to hunt down the works they would buy, if they could.

Gallerist: Barry Kedoulis: The real deal
The latest move for Gallery Barry Keldoulis is the forth in five years each time to a bigger space. He tells Carmel Dwyer about his unique and successful approach. Photography by Stephen Oxenbury.

Collector: Lisa Paulsen: Born collector
Lisa Paulsen has established a contemporary art collection which is exemplary for its strong, unified aesthetic. Writer Carmel Dwyer and photographer Nick Watt take us on a tour of the Paulsen’s family home and collection.

Art Centre: Mornington island art and Craft Centre: Northern Exposure
Louise Martin-Chew profiles the latest pitstop for serious collectors of indigenous art.

Printmaker: Christina Cordero
The slightly whimsical, dreamy images of this Chilean-born printmaker seem to allude to levels of being, writes Sasha Grishin.