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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Nanda\Hobbs partners with Chifley Tower

14 June 2017

We are pround to annouce that Nanda\Hobbs is the new art partner with Chifley Tower in Sydney. 

Over the coming twelve months we will curate a series of exhibitions to inspire and activate the magnificent Chifley lobby into an important CBD exhibition space.

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ADNATE painting on Australia Post stamp

24 May 2017

Australia Post has just released the "Street Art" stamp issue which features four portraits painted in the streets of Melbourne and Adelaide by internationally acclaimed artists including Adnate. 

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Giles Alexander in NYC

13 April 2017

What started as a metaphorical stroll in the Northern woods of his past is beginning to bloom into a Soho strut in Manhattan. Giles Alexander's pre antipodean life is baring fruit right now as his work hangs in a survey show shoulder to shoulder with the vanguard of American realist painters of the past half century.

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