Courtney Kidd

Based in: Eora/Sydney, Australia

A significant part of Courtney’s career in the visual arts has involved writing art criticism for various scholarly publications in Australia and overseas including Art Monthly and Art and Australia. She has also written for mainstream publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Qantas magazine and ABC Limelight. Courtney has a keen awareness of the visual arts and is passionate about its significance in contemporary Australian culture. In addition, she works as an Art Consultant for Artbank, a unique art leasing library that has a collection of over 10,000 art works.


On the Couch: Tim Olsen

Turning his back on artworld tall poppy antics, Tim Olsen credits his staff and artists with his gallery’s thirty years of success.

Zeitgeist: A Shift Away From Bricks and Mortar

The art world issues influencing our times.

Lifecycle of a Collector: For Love or Money, or Both?

Whatever their motivation, there’s no doubt artwork donations by artists and collectors benefit our public art institutions.

Money Sullies Art: Good Value

When old rules founded on considerations of resale value and a return on investments get involved in decisions about buying contemporary art, the collector can get needlessly thrown off balance.

Tim Silver: The Silver Bullet

Tim Silver’s work shoots straight from the hip, investigating the spaces between love, fragility, decay and death.

Jude Rae: A patient touch

Over four decades, Jude Rae has established a formidable painting practice, earning her a reputation as one of Australia’s most significant living artists.