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Melbourne: Introducing Selection Committee member Terry Wu

We are thrilled to unveil our esteemed Melbourne Selection Committee. These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the very best of emerging talent.

Sitting on our 2017 expert Selection Committee, The Other Art Fair welcomes respected specialist plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon, art collector and advocate Dr Terry Wu.

Dr Terry Wu is a consultant specialist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Eastern Health hospitals. Terry is the Supervisor of Training for plastic surgery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and specializes in microsurgery and major head and neck cancer reconstructions.

Terry’s other passion is contemporary visual arts. Through being a collector and an indefatigable advocate, Terry endeavours to materially contribute to the wellbeing of artists and visual arts in Australia. Terry serves as a Board Director of Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Heide Museum of Modern Art and National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and supports institutions and events including The Melbourne Festival, Sydney Biennale and the new Australian Pavilion for Venice Biennale.

In 2014, Terry initiated a project of fostering ethical investments in the arts with the aim of providing quality and affordable studio spaces in inner city Melbourne. This has resulted in the establishment of John Street Studios in Brunswick East accommodating 12 visual artists of varying generations and representations. Where needed, Terry undertakes direct assistance of artists for major projects. For the 2015 Venice Biennale, Emily Floyd was curated by Okwui Enwezor to install a large outdoor installation called “Labour Garden” in the Arsenale as part of his “All The Worlds Futures” show. Terry provided significant direct support to facilitate the realization of this project. In 2013, Terry assisted in bringing Sam Jinks to participate in “Personal Structures”, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale at Palazzo Bembo.

The Other Art Fair Melbourne will launch it’s first edition in May 2017. Artist applications are now live and can be found online. Tickets for the fair will go on sale shortly – be sure to register your interest and we will get in touch as soon as they go on sale!