Throughout the life of the group there was always an undercurrent of media interest. On top of that, many of us worked in the media, and so were able to articulate our story well. We hope reading these articles, listening to these interviews, and watching these videos will give you the inspiration or information you need to start your own group.


Art works: Group member, Steven Alward wrote a piece about the establishment of the group, which was published in the Griffith Review (Autumn 2004) ISSN:1448-2924;3

Image conscious; Collectors; Jeni Harvie wrote a piece about the group which was published in the Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney, N.S.W.: Jul 15, 2004. pg. 10

“Nightlife with Tony Delroy”: Group member, Janne Ryan was invited to take part in a disucssion on art buying groups on Thursday July 15, 2004 on ABC Local Radio heard nationally. She appeared along with Michael Reid, the art consultant and art investment writer for The Australian. Michael’s book on buying and selling art had just been published by Allen and Unwin.


Image & Imagination by Martha Langford: Acknowledgement of thanks for use of the Destiny Deacon piece, “If I Had A Hammer”. Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005. ISBN 0773529691

Video Art: Group member, Janne was commissioned to write this story in response to the growing market for, and interest in, video art in Australia. It ran in the Perspective section of the Weekend AFR. This story was published in the Australian Financial Review, 21-22 May 2005.

Collective vision: We were a cover story in Spectrum in the Sydney Morning Herald. The article by Louise Schwartzkoff appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald Sydney, N.S.W.: Mar 20, 2010


Group member, Ian Andrews wrote an article about the group which appeared in the Newcastle Gallery magazine – Artemis

Collecting in the name of art: An article about the group was in the “Hunter Lifestyle” magazine.

Group member, Janne Ryan appeared on Mornings with Jill Emberson on 1233 ABC Newcastle on 2/6/11.

Group members, Lindy Ryan and Lisa-Marie Murphy, along with Newcastle Gallery Director, Ron Ramsay appeared on Art Works with Amanda Smith on ABC Radio National on 5/6/11.

The article “Citizens Collect – buying by syndicate comes of age” by Brook Turner appeared in the Australian Financial Review, June 9, 2011.

The story of the group and exhibition opening was featured on Art Nation on ABC-TV on Sunday, July 3, 2011.

Artist Mentions

Pamela See CV

Song Ling CV