The Australian’s Michael Reid gives his picks of the Aussie market. He starts by refreshing our memory on his previous picks. (What memory, we weren’t around the first couple of years.)
2006: Penny Byrne, sculptor; conical Fish Trap, fibre work; Noel McKenna, painter & Khai Liew, furniture designer
2007: Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, painter; Linde Ivemey sculptor; Del Kathryn Barton, painter; Patrick Tjungurrayi, painter
2008: Richard Larter, painter; Philip Wolfhagen, painter; Schulim Krimper, furniture designer;
2009: Danie Mellor, painter; Samuel Tupou, painter; Silke Raetze, painter; Sally Gabori, painter
For 2010, I would without hesitation endorse any of my previous suggestions, and yet highlight those artists or designers whose markets are moving consistently north.
Keep on the lookout for all furniture designed by mid-20th century European/Australian master Schulim Krimper and also paintings by Aboriginal artist Patrick Tjungurrayi.
For someone new, Kim Buck (under $4000 for a major drawing) possesses the skills akin to an old master.
Plenty of Talent to Boost Art Collections (The Australian)