Australians Ursula Sullivan, 43, and Joanna Strumpf, 42, made quite the splash in June last year when they opened their gallery Sullivan+Strumpf at arts enclave Gillman Barracks – it’s the first Australian gallery in Asia (a surprise, given Singapore’s relative proximity to the country).
Make no mistake, these ladies are no amateurs, but major players in the Australian art scene (their original Sydney gallery has been in business since 2005). While they represent a diverse group of artists, the pieces they display are often visually provocative.
Take the realistic life-sized human sculptures by Australian artist Sam Jinks. It’s January’s must-see: The high-profile sculptor is the gallery’s anchor artist this month and presents his first solo exhibition in years, showcasing brand new works.
The duo plans to put up a total of eight shows in Singapore this year, with the exhibitions changing every six to eight weeks. And what of including Singapore artists (currently absent) in their roster? The jocular women say that anything’s possible.
This story first appeared in Female‘s January 2017 issue.