Arts / Talks help collectors get ‘ahead of the curve’

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M16 Artspace’s popular annual series “Confident Collecting” is about to start with the theme “Ahead of the Curve”.

It’s a four-part series of illustrated talks organised by M16Artspace’s chair Vasiliki Nihas, running on Mondays in July and August from 6pm-8pm.

In previous years the focus has been on exploring what drives art collectors and learning their way around the arts marketplace. But this third series plans to  meet eminent artists to better understand and inform collecting in the midst of a changing art world.

Visual art, Nihas says it’s about change.

She says as artists explore changes in the society around them, they cross traditional boundaries.

“Sculpture can be bronze or digital, painting can be performance, glass can emerge from a love of fibre or history, textiles can adorn bodies and walls, ceramics no longer need to be utilitarian,” she says.

Speakers will delve more deeply into the diversity of art forms available to collectors, seen through the artistic eye. Every week introduces a new visual arts form and enters into the journeys of two artists who express their creativity within that art form, whether glass, print media (such as digital), ceramics and textiles.

M16Artspace is turning up the heat with respected luminaries in the fields of glass, print media, ceramics and textiles, such as Richard Whiteley, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Erica Seccombe,  Nicci Haynes, Julie Bartholomew, Patsy Hely, Valerie Kirk, Jennifer Robertson and Ruby Berry.

Participants will be welcomed with a glass of wine, nibbles and a viewing of the current M16 Artspace exhibitions.

“Confident Collecting”, M16Artspace, Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, starts Mondays from July 16, 6pm-8pm. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Bookings to



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