Home' Scoop Homes and Art : SHAA 32 Contents 196 HOMES & ART AUTUMN 2012
Get a glimpse befo re it’s go n e. The Ephemeral Public A rt Program, curated
by Artsource, is bringing a diverse collection of short-term works to Pe rth –
including this daz zling neo n piece by Sydn ey ar tist Jon athan Jo n es (below). It
will light up the car park ben eath the State Librar y from Ma rch 29 to May 7.
GREAT WALL OF ART
Australia’s largest Indigeno us glass mural, Munday Wall, has been i nstalled in
High Wyco mbe’s i ndu strial preci nct. Span n ing 8x9 m, the street-fro nt piece
adds some much n eeded colou r to Abern ethy Road. It was the collabo rative
effor t of Cooling Brothers glass company an d three ar tists from Kidogo
Arthouse – Deborah Bonar, Wendy Hayden and Joanna Robertson.
Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance)
(2008), by Jonathan Jones.
Asia’s share of the global
art market has reached
43 per cent, according
to 2011 art market figures
released by research body
Artprice.com. What does it
mean for Western Australia? Local
art dealer Robert Buratti explains
“ This has a mixed effect on the Australian market. The
downside is that many of the major auction houses, such as
Christie’s and Sotheby’s, have closed their operations here
to strategically expand into Asia.
The upside is that the affluent eyes of the world are
now squarely looking at our region. For the first time
ever, Australia has the world’s biggest art market on
its doorstep, so I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for
local dealers and collectors.
Perth is ideally placed to take advantage of the new
opportunities. I’ve found that many Asian collectors
spend time in Perth on their way to and from Singapore,
most of whom are fast developing a taste for major
Links Archive SHA 31 Summer 2011 Scoop Homes and Art Winter 2012 Navigation Previous Page Next Page