Ian has a PhD in Art History and Theory from College of Fine Arts (UNSW), an MA in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Chelsea College of Art (UAL), and a BA(Hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UAL). He has been immersed in contemporary art for over 25 years, spending his formative years in London during the YBA era, where he was an artist and writer whilst also working in commercial art galleries and teaching fine art. After moving to Sydney in 1999, Ian opened Grey Matter Contemporary Art (1999-2001), a pioneering exhibition space which prioritised contemporary curatorial practice, experimental exhibition design, and international dialogue through a program of group exhibitions featuring international and local artists. As an independent curator, Ian has organised numerous exhibitions including ‘The Palace of Exaggeration & Everything’ (2000), ‘The Centenary of Wild Beasts’ (2005), ‘Wunderkammer’ (2007), ‘Nocturnal Windows’ (2014) and ‘Artists in order of appearance’ (2016). His writing has been published in various publications including Frieze magazine, Frieze online, UNTITLED and Like magazine. He has guest lectured regularly at College of Fine Arts (UNSW) and is a leading specialist in the display and conservation framing of contemporary art.
Peter has been an art collector and supporter of Australian art galleries for many years with a primary focus on photography.
From 1972-75 Peter studied advertising and fashion photography at Medway College of Design (now UCA) and has worked as a photographer in the UK and overseas. Since 1986 Peter has been a director at Flash Graphics with large format graphic production facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.
Flash Graphics is currently a sponsor of the National Gallery of Australia and has worked closely with them on projects including ‘James Turrell – A Retrospective’, ‘Mudmen’ by Ramesh Nithiyendran, Fiona Hall’s ‘Wrong Way Time’ and ‘Light Moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art’ to name a few.