Rose Vickers is an artist, writer and curator. With a research background focusing on indigenous and photographic arts, Rose founded SV Consulting, Sydney’s first photography, video and text art consulting firm, advising on private and corporate collections with Co-Director and academic Dr. Gary Sangster (University of New South Wales, Drawing Projects). Going beyond the traditional role of the art advisor – and with the view to draw together domestic and international artists within convergent curatorial programs tailored to private sector organizations – her Directorship emphasized relationships with leading commercial galleries to establish notable niche exhibitions. Rose’s curatorial projects have been featured in The New York Times, Belle, Monster Children, The Sydney Morning Herald, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic and Artsy. Her writing has been published in anthologies and publications including Mousse, Oyster, Artist Profile and Un magazine. She is the former Director of Donald Ellis Gallery in New York.
Prior to her time with SV Consulting, Rose worked on the Aboriginal art market database AIAM100, writing biographies and drafting analytic and predictive material on one hundred top-ranked Indigenous Australian artists. Her extensive international work has been supported by national research grants, including the Australian Postgraduate Award for continuing investigation in the arts. From 2009 she has conducted arts-related research into coastal areas of Indonesia and Mexico. Her focus on contemporary and first nations art builds on opportunities arising from such primary experience. She has a Master’s Degree from the University of New South Wales as well as the University of Sydney, where she is currently a PhD candidate in art history.