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Talk Contemporary

Print Council of Australia presents ‘Hungry Eyes’

Saturday, 12 Sept
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Sydney Contemporary ticket holders
Speakers: Curator, Australian prints, drawings and watercolours, AGNSW ANNE RYAN, print-maker RON MCBURNIE, Senior Curator at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum KATHERINE ROBERTS and art historian and curator AKKY VAN OGTROP.

The Passions and Politics of art collecting and collecting trends

  • passion, a great collection can’t be created without it
  • living with art changes your perception of it
  • a collection is always changing, always mutating but always tells something about the collector and collecting institute
  • a print  collection is a ‘Wunderkammer’


Print Collections:  Private and  in State and Regional Galleries

How important is a print collection in the major Australian State and Regional  galleries ,  continues to be an integral part of the collection  and what is the future?

What about the Private Print collector ? What is the underlying motivation of the collector?  The importance of a relationship between artist and patron and the role and function of the gallery/ art fair/on-line buying/artist studio. And what will happen to the collection?

Image: Michael Schlitz, Astronomer 2004, colour drypoint, Courtesy Print Council of Australia collection