TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE TALK THIS FRIDAY, HOWEVER THE TOUR OF THE BIENNALE IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT [email protected] TO GO ON A WAITLIST – IF WE GET ENOUGH INTEREST WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO A SECOND TOUR.
While once upon a time art meant skill, conceptual artists elevated ideas over execution. So what is art? Does it have to be beautiful? Expressive? Original? Uplifting? Intellectual? Ralph Hobbs will tell us in this special 2 part Conversely event.
We are thrilled to have Ralph on board, who 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.
On March 18th, the 20th Biennale of Sydney begins, with weird and wonderful art from across the globe. To celebrate this launch, Ralph will join us in conversation at our usual venue in Double Bay about the world of art, and what we can expect from the Biennale.
Then, on April 1st, Ralph will take us on a 90 minute tour of the Cockatoo Island exhibition, to look at some of the more interesting work being presented and talk us through their meaning, influence and significance. PLACES ON THE TOUR ARE STRICTLY LIMITED, SO PLEASE BOOK IN QUICKLY.
Transport to Cockatoo Island is not included, so please make your own arrangements. Sydney Ferries run a special service for the Biennale, so please look on their website for timing and booking, or book a water taxi across with some friends. Click here for Sydney Ferries
To get the most out of this exciting opportunity, we highly recommend you attend the talk on March 18th if you are planning to go on the tour on April 1st, however you can book both events individually below. Don’t delay, as this is sure to book out.