Choose only art that moves you, but do so from recognised quality. Amanda Love Director, LoveArt
Amanda Love is currently on the board of Artspace, Sydney. She served on the Board of the Biennale of Sydney, Australia's largest contemporary art event, for over 10 years during which time critical acclaim increased and attendances more than tripled.
A former arts lawyer, Love practiced in Sydney with Allens and Arthur Robinson (now Allens) and in Hong Kong with Deacons. She has a Masters in Fine Arts (Hons) and holds the Christies Diploma of Fine Art.
An accredited valuer under the Federal Government's Taxation Incentive Scheme for the Arts for over 20 years, her expertise includes Australian and international modern and contemporary art.
Love has spoken as an expert on contemporary art in Australia and overseas, including at the State Library, NSW, National Gallery of Scotland, Arco in Madrid, the MCA, Sydney, the AGNSW, and Melbourne's Heide Museum. She has lectured for Christies Australia and regularly advised on Australian Art Collector Magazine's 50 Most Important Artists selection Panel.
A passionate collector, Love has played a founding role in the now flourishing contemporary benefaction groups at the AGNSW (Contemporary Collection Benefactors) and MCA (Directors Working Circle). The Love private collection of international and Australian contemporary art was exhibited publicly at the Casula Powerhouse Museum, Sydney in 2011, and regularly loans works for exhibition to institutions within Australia and internationally.