CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART AT KIAF/11, 12
KIAF/11 Guest Country, Australia
SEY ARTNET worked as a publicist of the Australian Guest Country program for KIAF/11.
The Korea International Art Fair (KIAF 2011) provided the opportunity for the public to learn about contemporary Australian art. As Australia was designated as KIAF/11’s guest country, 17 Australian galleries presented 65 artists from the nation. This was the largest representation of contemporary Australian art at any international art fair to date and the significance is great as 2011 marked the 50 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Australia. The support from the Australian government has been openhanded and the participating artists for the guest country program comprise only of Australians. Among the 65 artists, 15 visited Korea to be present at KIAF/11 and this include high-profile artists such as Ben Quilty, Robert Owen, Idris Murphy and many others.
SEY ARTNET worked as a publicist for the Australian galleries exhibiting at the Korea International Art Fair in 2012 (KIAF/12).
With a success of the Australian Guest Country Program at KIAF/11, four Australian galleries (Alcaston Gallery, Jan Murphy Gallery, King Street Gallery on William, Niagara Galleries) returned to the fair in 2012. Three artists, Angela Brennan, Clinton Nain and Ben Quilty also visited Korea to be present at the fair.
The Australian presence at KIAF/12 has been supported by the Australian Commercial Galleries Association and Australia Council for the Arts.
KIAF / 11, 12