The Global Couch 2018 – Art Collector
What’s the general perception of Australian contemporary art on the world stage? How highly valued are Australian artists internationally?
Australia is generally regarded as punching above its weight in terms of momentum and ca-pacity to produce opportunities for representation of Australian artists internationally, and for international artists to be seen back in Australia. For a population of 23 million people, by ratio we’re actually getting a lot of visibility for our cultural production in international contexts.
Increasingly, Australian art is perceived internationally to be more ambitious and open ended. We’re also seeing artists being a lot more self-motivated to get out and about than they ever have been before, so that shifts perception too.