​Revealed²: CollectorSpace / 18 July – 20 September 2013

Image: Revealed²: CollectorSpace, 2013, installation view, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia. Photography by Sam Noonan.

Building on the success of Revealed¹: inside the private collections of South Australia, the Samstag Museum of Art presents the second exhibition in the Revealed series.

Revealed²: CollectorSpace seeks to reveal something of the forces that motivate the contemporary art collector. Through their passion and imaginative appreciation for the contemporary visual arts, collectors also provide crucial support to some of our most exciting and intriguing artists: it is a distinguished and historic patronage.

The Samstag Museum of Art would like to thank all the participating collectors: Mark and Jill Awerbuch, Candy Bennett, Rick and Jan Frolich, Stephanie and Julian Grose, Nicholas Jose, Khai Liew and Nichole Palyga, the Michell Family, Jeff and Lexie Mincham, and Vivonne Thwaites. They have not only generously agreed to lend their treasures for Revealed²: CollectorSpace, but also to share their thoughts about these favourite works.

The exhibition features a range of works by Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin in collaboration, Thomas Hirschhorn, Olaf Breuning, Arlo Mountford, Anastasia Klose, Rick Amor, Bill Henson, Brook Andrew, Peter Liversidge, Nedko Solakov, Charles Avery, Bo Yun (Li Yongcun), Julie Blyfield, Jessica Loughlin, Helen Fuller, Tony Garifalakis, Fiona Lowry, Les Blakebrough, Ryoji Koie, Sera Waters, Chris De Rosa, Julie Dowling, and Samstag scholars Hayden Fowler and Deborah Paauwe.

Read the catalogue: Revealed²: CollectorSpace by Gene Sherman.


Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.