Georgie Bruce is a visual art consultant, arts manager and curator with specialist knowledge of the Asian region.
Having lived and worked in Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, Georgie brings 15 years experience in art advisory to Melbourne.
During Georgie’s career she has curated a number of culturally compelling exhibitions, including in 2006, the first Contemporary Aboriginal Art exhibition held in South Korea, Sisters Dreaming at the Kwanhoon Gallery, Insadong, Seoul. This exhibition showcased work by six of Australia’s leading female Aboriginal artists from the Warlukurlangu and Papunya Tula communities.
In October 2007, Georgie presented Desert Masters at the prestigious Gallery Sejul in Pyungchang-dong, Seoul, opened by the Australian Ambassador to Korea, His Excellency, Mr Peter Rowe. This exhibition received notable attention from a range of sectors including art institutions, educational bodies and collectors.
In 2010 in Hong Kong, Georgie curated the return of Korean artist Lee Sang Hyun after a nine-year hiatus induced by political persecution. Past and Present, An Awkward Reunion, explored the relationship between South Korea and Japan during the elimination of the Korean Royal family. This exhibition resulted in Lee’s video work being presented to the G20 Global Summit world leaders, Seoul in October 2010.
From 2008 to 2016, Georgie was a Trustee of the Sovereign Art Foundation, one of Asia’s most respected industry awards. The Sovereign Art Award has launched the career of many now well-established artists whilst raising funds for art therapy and the rehabilitation of abused and displaced children in key Asian regions.
Throughout Georgie’s career she has cemented strong professional relationships with corporate and private collectors, galleries and art professionals. Georgie has provided art advisory services to a number of prominent collections including Clifford Chance, Singapore, First State, Hong Kong and the Peter McMahon Collection, Melbourne.