Now in its twenty-seventh year, the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery champions originality in contemporary Western and non-Western art. Celebrating and promoting inclusiveness and innovation, the gallery has pioneered exhibitions of Aboriginal art in London, as well as curating important collections from Papua New Guinea, tribal India and the Bushmen of the Kalahari. The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery also advocates contemporary Western artists who resist the dominant trends of the modern art world, exploring how arts and crafts can collaborate by showcasing a diverse array of media.
Hossack studied at Christie’s and at The Guggenheim in Venice, and served as the Australian cultural attaché in London from 1993-7. She is on the board of LAPADA and of Resurgence, the influential periodical of alternative thought. She also writes regularly in the national press and lectures internationally on Aboriginal art, contributing to the Macmillan Dictionary of Art (1996) and the Oxford History of Western Art (2000). Hossack also campaigns to preserve rock art in Western Australia’s Burrup peninsular.
To further the relationship between Eastern and Western cultures, the gallery regularly hosts poetry-readings and academic-led talks. As well as a monthly exhibitions in her three galleries, Hossack curates the exhibition calendar at Anthropologie UK, The Third Space gyms in Soho and Marylebone, The Marylebone Hotel and Margaret Dabbs Spa in Marylebone, as well as having 20 pop-up galleries in London’s Gail’s Bakeries.