Date: 17 Jul 2012
The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery was established by the Australian gallerist, Rebecca Hossack, in 1988 in Central London. Over the course of three decades the gallery has built an international reputation for innovation, individuality, energy and excellence.
Rebecca Hossack has been a great champion of Non-Western artistic traditions. Hers was the first art gallery in Europe to exhibit Australian aboriginal painting, and it continues to promote such work through its regular Songlines seasons. Rebecca Hossack has also curated important exhibitions of work from the Bushmen of the Kalahari, from Papua New Guinea, and from tribal India. Much of this art would simply not have been seen in the UK but for the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery.
The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery also exhibits across the broad spectrum of Western Contemporary Art, while determinedly moving against some of the dominant currents of the modern art scene.
To further the relationship between Non-Western and Western cultural traditions, the gallery regularly hosts poetry-readings, concerts and academic-led talks. As well as monthly exhibitions in the London and Miami galleries, the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery also exhibitions at some 25 national and international art fairs each year. It has a very active extra- mural programme, collaborating on pop-up shows with GAIL’s Bakeries and Third Space Gyms in London and with award-winning designer, Billy Reid, in New York.