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Michael Reid Sydney hosts a dynamic exhibition program presenting contemporary Australian and international art as well as curated exhibitions of contemporary art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and art from the vast Oceanic region.

Michael Reid and the galleries’ specialists are experts in contemporary painting and sculpture as well as contemporary photography, print media and media art. In addition to gallery exhibitions in Sydney and Berlin, Michael Reid and its represented artists are a regular feature at Australian and international art fairs.

Standard House
105 Kippax Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia
(enter from Waterloo Street)

Wednesday to Saturday from 11am – 5pm
or by appointment outside these hours
+61 2 8353 3500

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Michael Reid OAM

Chairman and Director
+61 2 8353 3500

Toby Meagher

Director, Michael Reid Sydney
+61 2 8353 3500

Daniel Soma

Gallery Manager, Sydney
+61 2 8353 3500

Michael Reid

Chairman and Director
+61 2 8353 3500

Michael Reid is one of the leading art dealers in Australia, advising private clients on the formation of their art collections with the aid of decades of experience in the sector. Michael’s cultural commentary, sought across television, print and social media affirm his role as an ambassador for Australian art. Michael received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on Australia Day 2016 for his services to the arts. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne; a Bachelor of Law degree from Sydney University & a Masters in Arts Administration, Art Business from the University of New South Wales.

After a decade of arts industry experience with Christie’s in London and Australia, culminating with the opening of a major representative office for Christie’s in Brisbane in 1996, Michael went on to contribute weekly as Art Market Analyst to the business section of The Australian newspaper for a decade. During this time Michael taught on Art Business at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. Following his time at News Corporation, Michael wrote a regular column for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers’ ‘Good Weekend’ magazine for five years.

Michael’s books Guide to Australian Art Galleries (2005) and How to Buy & Sell Art (2008 & 2010) have been published by Allen & Unwin. He co-authored Australian Art: Who, when, what and how much? (2011) with Emily Cloney & Nathan Taylor, and The Poetics of Excess (2012) with Emily Cloney.

Michael’s reputation as a respected cultural commentator goes beyond his work in the print media, and in 2008 and 2009 Michael co-hosted the Sky Business News Channel Art Industry Hour and anchored an arts spot of Drive Time ABC Radio.

Recognising that interest in Australian art is not bound by geographic constraints, Michael has established galleries in Sydney, Berlin and regional New South Wales, as well as an established online and social media presence. The Sydney & Berlin galleries exhibit extensively at art fairs within Australia and Europe.

For one brief shining moment, Michael was Recess Milk Monitor at Narrandera Primary School. Michael is a co- founding director of Art Month Sydney; founder of Ackerstrasse “Open Street”, Berlin; a former director & deputy chair of the Foundation for Sydney Living Museums he is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales; the Australian Antique Dealers Association; The International Confederation of Art & Antique Dealers Association. Michael was a co-judge of the 2016 Head On Photo Festival and sat on the judging panel, of the Australian Financial Review’s, True Leaders 2017 award. In 2018 Michael was asked to sit on Christie’s Education Art World Professional Advisory Panel.

McCulloch’s Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, The Miegunyah Press, 2006, Michael Reid’s entry pages 822-823.

Michael Reid, has been ranked from the go-get in The Art Life Power Trip, for six years straight, as one of the most influential people in Australian art world.