2019 SELECTION COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ARTSPACE, SYDNEY
CO-DIRECTOR, STARKWHITE, AUCKLAND
DIRECTOR, ROSLYN OXLEY9 GALLERY, SYDNEY
Roslyn Oxley has been a leading dealer in Australian contemporary art since 1982 and has driven Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery’s commitment to promoting cutting-edge Australian contemporary art, winning critical and commercial recognition for the Gallery’s artists both in Australia and overseas. The growth of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has paralleled the careers of the artists it represents, most of whom came to the Gallery as unknown names and have gone on to be some of the very best in Australian contemporary art, with careers of international significance. Roslyn Oxley9 Galley has earned a significant reputation internationally due to the consistent and long term representation at the most prestigious art fairs in the world.
CO-DIRECTOR, SULLIVAN+STRUMPF, SYDNEY
FOUNDER, YAVUZ GALLERY, SINGAPORE
Can Yavuz is the founder of Yavuz Gallery, Singapore. Born in 1972 in Turkey, Yavuz grew up in Germany and completed his studies with a B.Sc. in Development Economics from the University of London. His interest in South East Asia and emerging countries led him to Singapore in 1998. Fascinated by the artistic voices in performance and installation art in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia, he started a collection which now includes over 200 works from the region. In 2009 he opened a commercial gallery in Singapore which since its inauguration has established itself as one of the region’s leading destinations for contemporary South East Asian and Middle Eastern art. Yavuz is committed to providing a platform for artists engaged in social change that is linked to the region’s vast economic growth and is a regular contributor to conferences and seminars on South East Asian contemporary art.