The Indigenous Art Market - An Insider's Observation

3 April 2017

The rise and fall of the Indigenous art market over the last few decades is a fascinating case study in perception over fact, market forces over cultural importance and short-term greed over long-term sustainability. 

It demonstrates what can happen when quality is not a primary consideration in the sale of art - when one 'buys' rather than 'collects'. It is also interesting to consider how the mainstream press has, in recent years, avoided the great and progressive things that are happening in the Indigenous art world. 

The real story is of how Indigenous art, as an overriding movement, has continued to build and develop with new artists and new relevant, important ideas. Furthermore, it has constructed a diverse visual language that speaks of the country and its long, often neglected pre- and post-colonial history. 

It is indeed good news for Australia that the broader Indigenous art movement is alive and well. Whilst many in the tourist/decorative and trinket trade may disagree, the higher echelons of Indigenous art remain culturally significant and, it could be argued, are even more so...READ MORE

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We are moving to Chippendale

25 September 2017

Nanda\Hobbs is moving to a beautiful new gallery space in Chippendale in late October. Located at 12 - 14 Meagher Street, the building is a minute's stroll from White Rabbit Gallery and Central Park.

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Laura Matthews Highly Prized

21 September 2017

Laura Matthews is having a sensational year with finalist selections and wins in a slew of art prizes. She was the regional winner of the Hunters Hill and selected as a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, and announced this week...the Paddington Art Prize.

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Visit us at Sydney Contemporary - Stand G01, 7-10 September

9 August 2017

Nanda\Hobbs is excited to present five of our outstanding artists at the 2017 Sydney Contemporary for 7-10 September. Giles Alexander, Nicholas Blowers, James Drinkwater, Louis Pratt and Paul Ryan will be exhibiting their latest work at Stand G01. 

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