ABOUT US

MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY

Martin Browne Contemporary is dedicated to showing the finest in Australian and International modern and contemporary works of art. The gallery combines a program of new work by its exhibiting artists with curated exhibitions of selected works from the secondary market.

Complementing its exhibition program, Martin Browne Contemporary produces an extensive range of publications. The gallery’s comprehensive mailing database ensures these publications reach all major Australian and New Zealand public museums and private institutions as well as over 3000 private collectors in Australia and abroad.

A former Head of  the Australian Art Department  at Sotheby’s Australia, in 1991 Martin Browne opened his first gallery, Martin Browne Fine Art, in McDonald Street, Paddington. In 1998 he moved the gallery to Macleay St, Potts Point where it occupied two spaces between 1998 and 2011 – the second being in the iconic Yellow House. 

In July 2011 the Gallery, rebranded Martin Browne Contemporary to better reflect the focus of the exhibition program, moved to its current Hampden Street, Paddington. With its two large light-filled Exhibition Spaces, upstairs Private Viewing Gallery and beautiful outdoor garden, the Gallery sits at the heart of the Trumper Park Art Precinct, Sydney’s premier arts locale. 

Our Team

Martin Browne

Director

Formerly Head of the Painting Department of Sotheby’s Australia, Martin Browne has an extensive knowledge of International and Australian / New Zealand art, both historical and contemporary. His vast experience encompasses all aspects of the art market – as a commercial and private dealer, collector and advisor to private, corporate and public collections.

 

Dominic Kavanagh

Gallery Manager

Dominic works alongside the director and artists in delivering and curating exhibitions, art fairs and events. With a strong focus on client services, he brings a bespoke approach to the acquisition and placement of artworks to both private and institutional collections.

Dominic brings a wide range of experience in the industry, having previously worked as the Gallery Manager at Artereal Gallery as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in the Curatorial team; spending two years on Gija Country at the Warmun Art Centre in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

 

Massi Cortese

Senior Technical Manager

Massi joined Martin Browne Contemporary in 2013. He provides specialised management and implementation of technical support within media projects, specifically teamLab. Working closing alongside teamLab in Japan, Massi offers an efficient and personalised approach to his role.

Massi has a degree in civil engineering with an extensive knowledge and experience in IT.

James Edwards

Gallery Assistant

James joined Martin Browne Contemporary in 2019. He works in areas of installation and managing the Galleries extensive stockroom. Working closely with both artists and clients James ensures works are delivered and installed successfully. James also works alongside the Director and the Gallery Manager assisting in the installation of the Galleries monthly shows.

James has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School and is a practicing artist. He is always eager to learn and has an expanding knowledge of the Australian art world.

Dorothy Browne

Gallery Muse & Head of Security

Dorothy is our part-time security and part-time HR manager, ensuring that our team and our clients are happy at all times. 

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