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Archie explained…

July 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Ralph Hobbs, who expertly guided us around the Biennale earlier this year, has kindly offered to take us on a tour of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW.  As you’re no doubt aware, the Archibald is always chock full of entries from Australia’s best known artists, and having Ralph on hand to share his insider knowledge of the artists, their subjects, and the stories behind the portraits is a fantastic opportunity you really don’t want to miss.

Ralph has been involved in the art world for 25 years as a dealer, artist, teacher and writer.  He is a founding owner of Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary (formerly Art Equity) which represents some of Australia’s most dynamic mid-career artists. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, a Diploma of Education, a Masters in Fine Art and Design and is a licensed fine art valuer.

Ralph’s eye for exceptional art and his in-depth knowledge of art history enable him to accurately determine what makes an artwork both collectible and valuable. Known for his generous sharing of knowledge in a non-intimidating way, he is a sought-after public speaker, with an engaging enthusiasm for art and artists.  He is a published author, a regular commentator on art and the art market, and is also a practising artist. His work is included in the National Gallery of Australia.

The gallery has restricted numbers for tours to 20 people, so book in quickly to avoid missing out.


July 22, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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