Rebecca Hossack was born in Melbourne in 1955. She travelled to England in the early eighties to study for the bar at Lincoln's Inn but abandoned Law for a career in art.

Having studied at Christie's and at the Guggenheim in Venice, she set up her own gallery on Windmill Street in Fitzrovia, in the heart of London, in March 1988 (she signed the lease only three days before the great stock-market crash on 'Black Monday'). Rebecca's business, despite the economic climate, has not only survived, but thrived, and now encompasses a gallery in central London and one in Miami. Hossack has been a great champion of Non-Western artistic traditions. Hers was the first art gallery in Europe to exhibit Australian aboriginal painting, and  it  continues  to  promote  such  work  through  its  regular Songlines seasons.

Between 1993 and 1997, Ms. Hossack served as the Australian cultural attaché in London initiating literary links between Australian and British writers and organising a series of exhibitions of Australian art in London (her 'unworthy predecessor' Sir Les Patterson saluted her as "One Beaut Sheila").

She is on the board of FANZA (the Foundation for Australia and New Zealand Arts) and of Resurgence (the influential periodical of alternative thought). She writes regularly in the UK national press and lectures internationally. Her portrait was included in Australians, an exhibition of photographs by Polly Borland at the UK's National Portrait Gallery (with an accompanying book) celebrating the contributions of 55 famous Aussie expats.

Ms. Hossack is a dedicated campaigner on environmental issues. In 2006 she was elected as Councillor for the Bloomsbury Ward in Camden, UK. In 2007 she ran in the New York Marathon, raising over £20,000 to plant trees in central London.

Rebecca Hossack

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