Patron and Director
The Director of galleries in central London and Miami, Rebecca Hossack was born in Melbourne in 1955. Following degrees in Law and in History of Art, Hossack studied at Christie’s and at The Guggenheim in Venice. She set up her own gallery in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, in March 1988. From 1993-7, Hossack served as the Australian cultural attaché in London. Hossack was the first Conservative Councillor in Bloomsbury for over 20 years, during which time she ran the New York Marathon to raise £20,000 to plant trees in central London. She also writes regularly in the national press and lectures internationally on Aboriginal art. She has worked closely with the British Museum, the Barbican Centre, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Horniman Museum and the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Hossack also campaigns to preserve rock art in Western Australia’s Burrup peninsula.
Julia Canavan is a Gallery Associate at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery. She holds a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne. Julia began her career working in advertising at DDB before crossing over into the art world. She has worked at Blockprojects Gallery and with Orphic Creative on public art projects in Melbourne, and at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. In 2019 Julia joined the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, where she plans a range of exhibitions and events, many of which are focused on championing non-Western artistic traditions.
Daniel Bates (MA CANTAB, FRSM, FTCL, ARAM, AGSMD) is principal oboe with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia and co-principal oboe of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Previously, he also held the principal oboe position with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Sage, Gateshead. He has played guest principal for all the major UK orchestras as well as various international orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Colombia, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. As a session musician he has recorded for numerous pop acts and films, including the Harry Potter franchise and for Barbra Streisand, Mary J Blige, Rihanna and Stevie Wonder.
Artist in Residence
Jesse Brown is an artist, illustrator & cartoonist from London, England. Working predominantly in ink and watercolour, Jesse observes little moments in daily life, quirky scenes and slightly startled animals caught in the act of going about their business. Jesse is a fellow of the RSA and a member of the Association of Illustrators.