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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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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Congratulations to Manning Art Prize finalists - Laura Matthews, Gria Shead, Matthew Quick

31 July 2017

Congratulations to N\H artists...Laura Matthews, Gria Shead and Matthew Quick - selected as finalists in the 2017 Manning Art Prize at the Manning Regional Art Gallery. The theme is "Naked and Nude". 

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Congratulations to Jonathan Dalton—2017 Archibald finalist, and James Drinkwater—2017 Wynne finalist at the Art Gallery NSW

24 July 2017

Artists, Jonathan Dalton and James Drinkwater have both been selected for the most coveted and renowned art prizes in Australia. Dalton is a finalist in the Archibald Prize and Drinkwater is a Wynne Prize finalist. Winners announced on Friday 28 July.

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