mark hughes
art advisory


Working with collectors, museums and artists


Recognising a nascent interest in international contemporary art, Mark Hughes established his company in 2011 to play a role in the development of private and corporate collections in Australia. Mark's clients range from seasoned collectors to those beginning their art journey. He advises on building collections that reflect their owners' emotions and intellect.

During his twenty years with commercial galleries, Mark collaborated on exhibitions with many of the world’s leading museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Montreal; Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney; National Gallery of Art Canberra; Centre Pompidou Paris, and the Tate Gallery London.

He is familiar with the intricacies of international art fairs, having represented New York galleries at Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami Beach, New York’s The Armory Show and at Art Hong Kong, where he also served on the selection committee in 2009.

Prior to founding Mark Hughes Art Advisory, Mark was Director of Galerie Lelong, New York for nine years and Associate Director of Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York. He worked with some of the world’s best known and most influential artists including Vito Acconci, Alfredo Jaar, Andy Goldsworthy, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Jaume Plensa, Sean Scully and the late Nancy Spero.

Before his time in New York, Mark was Associate Director of Sydney’s Sherman Galleries (1992-2000) working with many leading contemporary Australian artists.