In Conversation: Nadine Christensen’s Around and the Art of Collecting

Friday 23 February 2024, 6pm

Dive into the vibrant world of Nadine Christensen’s Around and the intricate art of collecting in a captivating conversation presented as part of Melbourne Art Fair.

Around is the first major survey of Melbourne-based artist Nadine Christensen, bringing together 70 works alongside ambitious new commissions. As well as charting her deep commitment to painting over two decades of practice, this exhibition highlights the important role of arts patronage and the collectors who support an artist across their careers.

Join Charlotte Day, Director Buxton Contemporary and gallerist, Kate Barber from Sarah Scout Presents with collectors Nick Edwards, Amanda Hall and Julia Cox to reflect on the unique interplay of art and life in Nadine Christensen’s Around and the lived experience of collecting contemporary art.

Presented as part of Melbourne Art Fair.


Charlotte Day Director Art Museums, The University of Melbourne
Kate Barber, Director, Sarah Scout Presents

Julia Cox, Director, jcHQ architecture and interiors

Nick Edwards and Amanda Hall, Joyce Nissan Collection  


Event Details

Friday 23 February 2024


Buxton Contemporary is fully wheelchair accessible.

Nadine Christensen completed degrees in Painting at Monash University (1993) and the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (1997). She has held solo exhibitions at galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra and has participated in group and collaborative exhibitions across Australia and internationally including Tokyo, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Paris and Venice. Recent exhibitions include Painting, More Painting,  Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2016); Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today, TarraWarra Museum of Art , Victoria and Silenzi, Prigioni de Palazzo Ducale, Venice (both 2006); This and other worlds, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2005); New04, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2004); and This was the future… , Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2003). 

Christensen was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary (1998–99) and a founding member of Clubs Projects inc. She has regularly curated exhibitions, events and coordinated publishing projects, and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Australia Council Los Angeles studio residency (2003), the Fletcher Jones Art Prize (2008) and the R&M McGivern Prize for Painting (2019). Christensen is a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. 

Installation view of Nadine Christensen: Around, Buxton Contemporary, the University of Melbourne, 2023. Featuring Large Fly 2019-2023. Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.