2019 Selection Committee

These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent. This year we warmly welcome Rebecca Wilson, Alana Kushnir, Andrew Taylor and Brigid Cara Reid to our 2019 Melbourne Selection Committee. 

REBECCA WILSON

Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery's online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 10 years of experience working with emerging artists.
 

ALANA KUSHNIR

Alana Kushnir is a curator and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the Director of Guest Work Agency, an art advisory and law firm for artists, galleries and collectors. Alana is also a sessional lecturer in the School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne, where she lectures on curating, contemporary art and arts law. She is a Board Director of the Lyon Foundation, a new Australian non-profit public art museum.

ANDREW TAYLOR

Andrew Taylor is a renowned Australian painter currently represented by OLSEN Gallery. Having graduated with a BFA at the Victoria College of the Arts, his works are housed in collections locally and internationally including, National Gallery Of Victoria, Artbank, Shepparton Art Gallery, Telstra Collection, Australian National University – Canberra, as well as in private Collections in Australia, USA and France.

BRIGID CARA REID

Brigid Cara Reid is a Project Manager living in Melbourne with experience in curating, arts writing, photography, publishing and events. Brigid completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts, with a Photography Major, at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012. She has worked and volunteered for various arts organisations and galleries in both Australia and Europe, including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Berlin Art Link and the Berlin/London Photography Diaries. Brigid is currently the Gallery Manager at fortyfivedownstairs.
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