Who’s behind Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne’s newest gallery

Melbourne’s newest gallery offers a bridge between a curious collector, an engaged public, and a new generation of artists.
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Ryan Johnston take up the helm of Buxton Contemporary; Image courtesy University of Melbourne

It sounds like the right recipe for success: a new contemporary gallery that has grown out of the success of a private collection gifted together with an endowment for its future; it’s embedded within an art school to foster a new generation of artists, and it’s located within the heart of Melbourne’s cultural precinct – its door encouragingly open to passers by.

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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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