Sydney Contemporary

Discover with Clare Ainsworth Herschell—

Art collector, philanthropist and climate change advocate Clare Ainsworth Herschell shares her top picks from Explore Sydney Contemporary.

Browse over 1,700 artworks, evoke your curiosity and shop online now, 11–21 November 2021.

"There is a thrill in discovering new artists for yourself and buying work from emerging artists. I love the thought of having a piece from the beginning of their journey that's also supporting them to keep going."

Clare sits on the Board of Trustees for the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation. Previously, she was the gallery’s Next Generation Development Manager and founded the Atelier program for next gen philanthropists, art collectors and enthusiasts. Clare now focuses her energies on the climate crisis. Clare co-founded Groundswell Giving – Australia’s first giving circle funding strategic, high impact climate advocacy. Clare has over 15 years experience in not-for-profit development and philanthropy. Her work promotes the idea that ‘giving’ comes in many currencies. Clare sits on the Advisory Council for the Sydney Women’s Fund, and also for Philanthropy Australia’s New Gen program.

Photo by Hannah Scott-Stevenson.

Tiger Yaltangki, AC:DC, 2021, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 122 x 152 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.(1)

Tiger Yaltangki
AC/DC, 2021
synthetic polymer paint on linen
152cm x 122cm
AU$12,000 incl. GST
Presented by Alcaston Gallery

Tiger Yaltangki, AC:DC, 2021, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 122 x 152 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.(2)

Tiger Yaltangki
AC/DC, 2021
synthetic polymer paint on linen
152cm x 122cm
AU$12,000 incl. GST
Presented by Alcaston Gallery

"I’m most attracted to art with warmth and character, and I love colour. They are often joyful, whimsical, cheeky or nostalgic."

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Zhu Ohmu
Organ Pipe Mud Dauber #3, 2021
glazed ceramic (matte finish)
43cm x 25cm x 25cm
AU$7,500 incl. GST
Presented by Gallery Sally Dan Cuthbert

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Bush Potato Country, 1994
synthetic polymer paint on belgian linen
152cm x 120cm
POA
Presented by Cooee Art

"I collect a lot of contemporary Aboriginal art. Visiting some of the remote art centres and being a guest of their breathtaking country, are some of the most wonderful experiences of my life."

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Dr Christian Thompson AO
Double Happiness, 2021
c-type print on metallic paper
120cm x 120cm
Edition: 6 + 2 AP
AU$12,500 incl. GST
Presented by Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin

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Dean Cross
Fair’s Fare (text painting), 2021
synthetic polymer on unstretched canvas, mounted and framed
111cm x 141cm
AU$10,000 incl. GST
Presented by Yavuz Gallery

"I am inspired by art that makes bold statements and forces us to reflect. I also collect art that speaks to nature, and that deeper connection within ourselves."

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Jemima Wyman
Flourish 10, 2020
hand-cut photos on paper
132cm x 101.5cm
AU$12,100 incl. GST
Presented by Sullivan+Strumpf

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Margaret Dodd
Holden Monaro, Purple, 2014
ceramic
14cm x 42cm x 19cm
AU$15,000 incl. GST
Presented by GAGPROJECTS

"Artworks are like friends, familiar faces in my home that I love and appreciate. They become family."

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Virginia Leonard
I Have A Fertile Look Even Though I Have A Gammy Leg, 2021
clay, pure gold and resin
59cm x 52cm x 52cm
AU$20,000 incl. GST
Presented by PAULNACHE

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Robert Fielding
Manta miil-miilpa, 2021
digital print of UV exposure with alterations on true rag etching paper
60cm x 90cm
AU$2,200 incl. GST
Presented by Blackartprojects

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Derek Henderson
Arthur’s Pass, 2021
pigment print
96cm x 120cm
Edition: edition of 5 + 2AP
AU$4,400 incl. GST
Presented by Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin

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