An Exhibition of Collectable Female Artists Opens on Gertrude Street  

Opening Drinks: Saturday 26 November 2022, 2-5pm 
Where: Art & Collectors, Level 1, 165 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065 
Who: Mirka Mora, Cressida Campbell, Dorothy Braund, Melinda Harper, Helen Maudsely, Tamara Dean, Camille Hannah, Kathryn Ryan, Sybil Craig, Susan Norrie, GW Bot, Heidi Yardley, Marie Mansfield and Kathryn Longhurst
See the collection here.

Founded by Angela Tandori, Art & Collectors seeks to bring the secondary art market to a wider audience. Specialising in collectors and collectable art, it connects new custodians with pre-loved art, helping art lovers to become lifelong collectors and Australian art to nurture value. To achieve this, care is taken at every stage of the collecting lifecycle, from acquisition through to resale.

To launch this new chapter, Art & Collectors presents A Seat At The Table – an exhibition of collectable women artists. With opening drinks on Saturday the 26th of November, 2 – 5 pm, the exhibition features the iconic Mirka Mora, Anne Hall, Cressida Campbell, Dorothy Braund and Helen Maudsley, as well as newly collectable artists Kathryn Longhurst, Tamara Dean and Camille Hannah, among others. There will be Mirka’s whimsical soft sculpture and ceramics, Melinda Harper’s vivid, abstract canvases and Cressida’s exquisite woodblock prints. 

A summertime celebration of new, established and underexplored artists, this inaugural exhibition invites new and seasoned collectors to explore an eclectic range of art. With collectable art at any price point, A Seat At the Table offers an accessible pathway into collecting and learning about women artists from the past and present.

Across her career, Angela Tandori has noticed an absence of women in the secondary market, on the walls of museums and galleries and in collector’s homes.

“I’ve seen a shift in the last few years towards gender parity in Australian art, driven largely by collectors and young blood in the industry. While there’s more to be done, it’s heartening and exciting to see more women celebrated.” 

More than this, she knows how vital the collectable art market is to building the legacy of artists, particularly women.

Centred around an antique Japanese dining table, A Seat at the Table envisions a new kind of exhibition. Warm and welcoming, it invites artists, collectors and their stories, otherwise withheld from the institutions of art, to pull up a chair.

Nestled in the hustle of Gertrude Street in Fitzroy, Art & Collectors specialises in connecting fine art with emerging collectors.