18 June 2020

Matthew Quick is an artist who masterfully layers meaning—not only are the works a unique amalgamation of the tradition of landscape painting and surrealism, they are imbued with metaphors and stories. 

This Used to Be the Future is a unique vision that recontextualizes the past into the artist’s alternative future. Epic smokestacks of the Industrial Revolution—architecturally beautiful in their simplicity and engineering—are now obsolete in a world far more concerned with carbon emissions than ever before. The once-powerful symbol of empire and commerce is now maligned to an instrument of Armageddon.

In this 1 minute video, Luke Campbell offers a key into a significant work by acclaimed Melbourne artist, Matthew Quick.


NH Event

Mixed Vendor Sale

22 September 2020

A catalogue of prominent works by exhibiting artists collected over the past decade for sale by private treaty.

A selection of works are available under the Nanda\Hobbs Art Rental programme—offering 6%p.a. interest over 2 years.

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Art Critic John McDonald praises James Rogers survey show

22 September 2020

 "James Rogers is always a standout in Sculpture by the Sea; his new show is a revelation" SMH Arts critic John McDonald, Spectrum, September 19-20, 2000

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Eight Nanda\Hobbs artists selected as finalists in the 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

16 September 2020

We are excited and extremely proud to announce that eight Nanda\Hobbs artists are finalists in the 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Jun Chen, Jonathan Dalton, Blak Douglas, Kim Leutwyler, James Powditch and Dee Smart are Archibald finalists, Nicholas Blowers is a finalist in the Wynne Prize and Paul Ryan was selected in the Sulman Prize.

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