We spoke with Belinda Aucott-Christie from Robb Report about our new gallery, the importance of provenance, our inaugural Rover Thomas exhibition, the advantages of private sales and educating new collectors.
We recently welcomed Ariela Bard from Russh Magazine into our new gallery space for a feature on the secondary art market in Australia. We spoke about our move to Sydney, the prime address on the corner of Queen and Moncur street, and of course about the services we offer to art collectors.
Sydney’s art scene continues to expand at a remarkable rate, this month seeing A Secondary Eye open its doors in Woollahra. The name of the gallery reflects its aim, with directors Jesse-Jack De Deyne and Boris Cornelissen seeking to use the space to showcase secondary market treasures from Australian artists.
A Secondary Eye was prominently featured in Lucy Dean's article in The Australian Financial Review, titled "The $10k and $30k rules for investing in art". We spoke with Lucy about people's motivations for collecting art, our new gallery space in Sydney, and the importance of art advisors.
A Secondary Eye is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition at our Sydney gallery space: ROVER. This will be the first solo exhibition of the important Gija artist Rover Joolama Thomas in Sydney since his retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2004.
After three great years in New Farm, A Secondary Eye will be relocating its premises to Sydney in the heart of the iconic arts district of Queen Street, Woollahra. Queen Street has traditionally been the domain of Australia’s top auction houses and secondary market art dealers, and so it is a privilege to be opening our first Sydney space in this location.
In his feature on the Sydney Contemporary art fair in 2023, Sydney Morning Herald critic John McDonald singled out our presentation of Roy Wiggan’s work and called it a “museum show disguised as a commercial proposition”.
A Secondary Eye was prominently featured in a feature by the Australian Financial Review on the growing secondary art market in Australia. The gallery presented works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Paddy Bedford, Rover Thomas, John Mawurndjul and Ben Quilty at the Sydney Contemporary art fair.