GB Art Advisory (GBAA) provides art advisory services to private, corporate and government clients within Australia, the Asian region and North America.
GBAA designs and delivers special commissions, connecting collectors with arts people whose work positively facilitates cultural exchange. Socially responsible practice is a strong focus of GBAA’s consultancy service, with emphasis on artists and galleries who contribute to their communities in a positive and sustainable way.
GBAA sources artworks from an extensive network of local and international artists, galleries and print workshops. Additionally, GBAA arranges site-specific commissions through collaborating with artists and provides full service project management. This includes the curation, procurement, fabrication, installation, import/export and clear reporting for internal and external purposes. GBAA has experience and expertise to curate and manage large- scale corporate, hotel, government and hospitality projects.
Exhibition highlights of GBAA include curating and presenting the first Contemporary Aboriginal Art exhibition held in South Korea in 2006, Sisters Dreaming at the Kwanhoon Gallery, Insadong, Seoul, South Korea. This exhibition showcased work by six of Australia’s leading female Aboriginal artists and contributed to further developing cross-cultural exchange between these two countries.
In October 2007, GBAA presented Desert Masters at Gallery Sejul, Seoul, South Korea opened by the Australian Ambassador to Korea, HE Mr. Peter Rowe. This exhibition received great attention from a range of sectors including art institutions, educational bodies, diplomatic corps, government and media.
In 2010 GBAA curated an exhibition in Hong Kong, launching the return of Korean artist Lee Sang Hyun after a nine-year hiatus induced by political persecution. Past and Present, An Awkward Reunion explored South Korea’s relationship with Japan and the demise of South Korea’s Royal Family. The exhibition resulted in Lee’s video work being presented to the world leaders at the G20 Global Summit, Seoul in 2010.
Georgie, Director of GBAA, was a Trustee of the Sovereign Art Foundation (Hong Kong) for eight years, which managed one of Asia’s most respected industry awards. The Sovereign Art Award has launched the careers of many, now well-established and collected artists, whilst raising funds for art therapy for underprivileged children across Asia.