Queens Birthday honour goes to gallerist
CBD gallerist Anna Schwartz has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday list for her services to arts.
“I’m proud to have received this honour and it reflects the many great arts organisations I’ve worked with for 40 years,” she told CBD News.
“It’s a great acknowledgement of the visual arts sector, also of the private gallery.”
She said that private galleries have been overlooked as important cultural institutions, but they were “the first platform for current art practice.”
Anna Schwartz Gallery, in Flinders Lane, is open five days a week.
“It’s beautifully presented and free and we have the latest work of current artists,” she said.
Jenny Watson show finished June 11,
Chiharu Shiota State of Being opens June 25. •
Caption: Anna Schwartz at her Flinders Lane gallery.