DIRECTOR OF ART FAIRS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Tim Etchells of SME London Ltd. Tim founded Single Market Events in 1989 after a successful career in the exhibitions industry, and is known in the UK for starting the BBC Good Food Shows and his long term involvement with London Fashion Week. He founded ART HK in 2008, the Hong Kong international art fair, which has grown at an exponential rate. This international art fair quickly became a major fixture of the international art world and in 2011 Tim sold the majority stake to the prestigious market leader, Art Basel. More recently, furthering his interest in emerging art trends and markets, Tim founded a new modern and contemporary art fair in London; Art13 London, and launched Sydney Contemporary.
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CEO AND FAIR DIRECTOR, ART FAIRS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Barry Keldoulis has more than three decades experience in contemporary art. Since his return to Sydney after nearly fifteen years in New York and Europe, Barry Keldoulis has worked in the museum and commercial gallery worlds, and in 2003 opened his own gallery to fill a gap in opportunity for young artists to exhibit between artist-run spaces and the major commercial galleries. He chose the transitional City of Sydney neighbourhood of Chippendale, before moving into the Danks Street, Waterloo complex in April 2004 and then in February 2008 to a warehouse conversion on Young Street, Waterloo.
Artists from his stable are represented in all the state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia, and now exhibit in museums and private galleries around the globe.
DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS AND VIP
Samantha brings to the fair expertise in visual communications, partnership development and marketing strategy within the creative sector. Samantha launched London’s award-winning festival Clerkenwell Design Week and continued the campaign through to its third year. Whilst managing the festivals communications, events and commissions, Samantha was also the Marketing Manager for internationally respected design and culture magazine, Icon. Previous to these roles Samantha worked for John Jones, the largest bespoke art solutions company in the UK. In this role she worked on marketing through exhibition and event curation and management, social media strategy and partnership development. After finishing a Bachelor in Communications and a Masters in Art and Design, Samantha went on to study a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Administration.
GALLERY LIAISON MANAGER
Mary was Associate Director at Gallery Barry Keldoulis for 5 years, a key role involving liaising with artists and collectors, and during which time she was responsible for managing the gallery’s participation at Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Stage Singapore, Korean International Art Fair (KIAF) and the Melbourne Art Fair amongst others. Following to this, Mary was the Associate Director at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, where she oversaw the staging of significant exhibitions including Erwin Wurm, Candice Breitz and You promised me, and you said a lie to me, curated by Alexie Glass Kantor. Mary joined Art Fairs Australia as Fair Coordinator for the Melbourne Art Fair and is now the Gallery Liaison Manager for Sydney Contemporary
With a background in fine arts and marketing, Electra joined Art Fairs Australia in 2014 and played a key role in managing the marketing campaigns for the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair and 2015 Sydney Contemporary. Since then, Electra has managed the marketing strategy and campaign for Art Central 2015 and 2016, Hong Kong's newest, international art fair that takes place alongside Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Therese de villiers
VIP AND PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER
Therese de Villiers is an industry professional with over twenty years experience in both commercial and artistic photography. Her astute managerial acumen coupled with an expansive knowledge of both the technical and creative aspects of her craft make her a notable addition to Sydney Contemporary. Therese comes with impressive credentials, having majored in a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at The University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts. She has also worked at The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) as Curator of Creative Programs. During her tenure at ACP, she managed the educational programs on offer and made a significant and lasting contribution to this iconic Sydney institution.
Therese was invited to work for Art Fairs Australia during Art Month 2016 as Gallery Coordinator at Collectors’ Space and now joins us as our Partnerships and VIP Manager for Sydney Contemporary 2017.