Getting art on the walls of the gallery for a show is no longer just about getting art on the walls. My next exhibition in fYREGALLERY gathers together a large number of images of Cats in ArT (C.A.T.) by Australian and international artists. The show has been selected from major print collections owned by Josef Lebovic, Sydney and The Old Print Shop, N.Y. New York, as well as some personal favourites from my own collection, such as the delightful Cat & Butterflies shown above. From small etchings by the eccentric Victorian-era "Cat Illustrator" Henriette Ronner-Knip, to large scale serigraphs by the master print-maker Will Barnet, each must be photographed before being matted and framed, ready to hang in the gallery. And that is where working with a good photographer becomes essential.
I always tell the artists I work with when preparing for a show that it is their job to make beautiful interesting art and my job to make it look beautiful and interesting on the walls of the gallery. That is what I do as an art gallery director and curator. It is my passion and my pleasure. Over the past 15 years, with more than 30 shows to my credit, I have endeavoured to make each fYREGALLERY exhibition memorable for those who view them, whether they spend just a few minutes or a much longer time looking at the art. However, in 2018, when many of the people who will look at the works chosen for this exhibition will only see them on-line, (be it in my social media feeds, or in the various on-line art forums that are transforming the global art-in-galleries experience), the role of exhibition photographer is more important than ever before.

Collaborating with a Photographer