B.A., Professional Writing, University of Canberra
Graduate Certificate, Museum Studies, Deakin University
Certificate in Small Business Management, Adelaide TAFE
Graduate Diploma, Human Resource Management, Sturt University
Certificate, Community Helping Skills, Canberra TAFE
Macquarie Advanced Management Program, Maquarie University.
Hi, I'm Andrea Hope, gallery owner, arts administrator, art history educator and writer.
My aim is to help make learning about art history easy and engaging.
With a love of both writing and art, it seemed logical to focus on both Modern European Art and Australian Art and this site contains short stories about Australian art as well as some general information about our history.
The history of Australian art from the period of the early explorers is especially significant to me, as three of my ancestoral families, the Hopes, the Hassalls and the Marsdens were all early settlers who made a major contribution to the early settlement in both New South Wales and Victoria. And one of my father's cousins, Manning Clarke, is well known for his writing on Australian history,
Since ' semi-retiring' after working in the government sector (including the National Library), and at the Australian National University, my focus has been arts related.
As well as running my gallery, Kiama Art Gallery, I've been involved in a number of local art projects - I set up the regional arts trail, co-convened a major festival to celebrate iconic Australian artist Lloyd Rees on the South Coast of NSW in Australia, and co-managed another really interesting project to restore six large artworks painted in 1962 by architectural students of Lloyd Rees (pop over to the wordpress page for more info), served on the committee of our local arts society, and I give lectures and talks on art history, and support local artists with advice and picture framing.
To learn more about my art appreciation journey, please read the blog about my story.
Stories about Modern Art
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.