Rick Amor

Artist | Melbourne

Best known for his evocative paintings, concerning the passage of time, alienation and disconnection, Rick Amor is also known for his works on paper, printmaking, bronze sculpture and portraits.

Born in Frankston, Victoria in 1948, Rick Amor completed a Certificate of Art at the Caulfield Institute of Art in 1965 and studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne from 1966 to 1968. In 1999 he was appointed the official war artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial, the first such appointment since the Vietnam War. He has been the recipient of several Australia Council studio residencies that have allowed him to work in London, New York and Barcelona. Rick has held eighty solo exhibitions since first exhibiting at Joseph Brown Gallery in 1974 and has shown annually at Niagara Galleries since 1983.

Rick Amor lives and works in Melbourne.

Mary Mulcahy

Director Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) | Hobart

Mary Mulcahy is the Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Mary has over 30 years of experience in the research, education and experiential museum sectors, with a particular focus on developing highly effective communication and education programs to build scientific awareness and understanding.

Ralph Hobbs

Director Nanda\Hobbs Gallery | Sydney

A graduate of the University of Tasmania School of Art, Ralph has for the past thirty years been deeply involved in the art world as a dealer, artist, teacher and writer. He is a founding owner of Nanda\Hobbs Gallery in Sydney — renowned for its dynamic exhibition program representing many significant contemporary artists.

Ralph is a published author and a regular commentator on art and the art market in the media. He is a practising artist, with work included in the National Gallery of Australia collection.

Ralph’s Masters degree delved into the work of John Glover through a Post-colonial lens, investigating the artist’s influence on the development of Australian culture and society.