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

News

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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Insight

Nanda\Hobbs Art Rental

23 February 2017

The N\H art rental team continues to breathe new life into boardrooms, lobbies and meeting rooms across corporate Australia—with exceptional works of art. If you’d like us to visit your business and discuss ideas for your walls—obligation free—please contact us.

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Media

SBS News 12.02.17 Road to Damascus: Australian artist Luke Cornish unveils Syria-inspired exhibition

13 February 2017

SBS News (12.02.17) delved into the fascinating backstory of Luke Cornish's exhibition "Road to Damascus" on show at Nanda\Hobbs until Friday 17 Feburary before travelling to Syria to be exhibited at the Damascus Opera House. 

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