Jeffrey Young is joined by Rebecca Hossack, Director of the Rebecca Hossack Gallery on Fitzroy Square who discusses her love for art, Camden, and the importance of beautiful green spaces. They discuss Rebecca’s journey from Australia to Camden and the work she put in to get her gallery off the ground. Now, with galleries in London and Miami, Rebecca talks about the Camden she would love to see in the future.
The Director of galleries in central London and Miami, Rebecca Hossack was born in Melbourne in 1955. Following degrees in Law and in History of Art, Hossack studied at Christie’s and at The Guggenheim in Venice. She set up her own gallery in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, in March 1988. From 1993-7, Hossack served as the Australian cultural attaché in London. Hossack was the first Conservative Councillor in Bloomsbury for over 20 years, during which time she ran the New York Marathon to raise £20,000 to plant trees in central London. She also writes regularly in the national press and lectures internationally on Aboriginal art. She has worked closely with the British Museum, the Barbican Centre, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Horniman Museum and the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Hossack also campaigns to preserve rock art in Western Australia’s Burrup peninsula.