In Hindsight: Janet Clayton

As gallerist Janet Clayton closes up shop after a decade, ArtsHub talks with her about the future of shop front galleries and the collecting landscape in Australia, and abroad.
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Art dealer Janet Clayton. Image supplied.

‘The way people live today is not conducive to the acquisition of things, and that has had a huge impact on the gallery landscape,’ said Sydney gallerist Janet Clayton.

Clayton opened her gallery in 2007, first at the Dank Street Gallery complex in Waterloo (now closed) before moving to the traditional gallery suburb of Paddington.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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