2017 VIP LIAISONS
Sydney Contemporary’s VIP Collector Manager Natalia Bradshaw liaised with active collectors and oversaw a dedicated campaign to confirm VIP collector attendance.
Throughout her career as one of Australia's leading art consultants, Natalia has built strong networks amongst artists, gallerists, dealers, auction houses and curators domestically and abroad. She has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), the Australia Council and was on the committee of the AGNSW Contemporary Collection Benefactors for more than 12 years. Natalia was recent past Chair of Art Month Sydney and curator of Collector’s Space 2013 and 2014, a unique pop up exhibition exploring personal collecting journeys. Natalia currently serves on the Advisory Council for UNSW Art & Design and is a Trustee of the Australian Museum Foundation. Natalia was named as one of ‘The Most Powerful People in the Australian Art World’ in 2016.
Georgie Bruce is a visual art consultant and curator with specialist knowledge of the Asian region. Having lived and worked in South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, Georgie brings over a decade of art advisory experience to Melbourne and her role at Sydney Contemporary.
Whilst working in Asia, Georgie curated a number of culturally significant exhibitions, including the first contemporary Aboriginal Art exhibition to be held in South Korea in 2006 and in 2010 the return of politically persecuted Korean artist Lee Sang Hyun. Georgie was also a Trustee of the Sovereign Art Foundation for eight years.
Georgie has strong professional relationships with corporate and private collectors, galleries and art professionals, and provided art advisory services to collections including Clifford Chance, Singapore, First State, Hong Kong and the Peter McMahon Collection, Melbourne.
ART + OBJECT, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Hamish is a degree qualified art historian who graduated from the University of Auckland. Hamish works closely with the art department to source and present major artworks. Hamish also offers a consultancy service to corporate organizations and in recent years has managed the installation of site specific works in Deutsche Bank’s Auckland Headquarters.
ART + OBJECT, DIRECTOR ART
Ben heads A+O’s art division with a key focus on contemporary art and new genres to the auction market, as well as stimulating the mainstream art market. Ben has a first class honours degree in art history from Otago University and has undertaken post graduate study on new photo media in Melbourne. Ben is a foundation member of the ART 50 philanthropic patron’s group.