SMH: An insider’s guide to buying your very first work of art
Jenna Price delves deep into Sydney Contemporary, join us at stand H02, we will be showing 8 NAS artists.
“Here’s my top tip. Make a beeline for the National Art School stall. Eight brilliant students from among all the graduates were selected by a panel. Their work will never be this inexpensive again. I only wish I’d seen Mechelle Bounpraseuth’s ceramic replicas of what you’d find on an Asian grocery store shelf back then (she’ll be represented by Chalk Horse at the fair. You can buy a meringue swan for about a grand). Director and chief executive of the National Art School Steve Alderton says NAS has 170 graduates every year: “We want to land them in the middle of industry, we want to show people the future of Australian arts practice and we want to promote students. We present unrepresented artists in a space where every other artist is represented.” NAS is also about to launch a “how to collect” series of seminars.”