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THIS IS NO FANTASY was established in 2010 by Dianne Tanzer and Nicola Stein. The gallery is dedicated to promoting and exhibiting outstanding contemporary artists in Australia and increasing their visibility internationally.
This collaboration represents a select group of artists whose practices are defined by integrity, critical engagement and a strong personal aesthetic. A dynamic annual program of solo shows, curated exhibitions and artist projects is complemented by a focus on off-site exhibitions and regular participation in international art fairs and public projects.


108 - 110 Gertrude Street Fitzroy VIC 3065

03 9416 3956

Tues to Fri, 10am – 5pm, Sat 12pm – 5pm.
*THIS IS NO FANTASY is temporarily closed to the public in line with the latest public health directions from the Victorian Government.

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Gene Sherman on collecting art, migrating to Australia and progressive politics


Gene Sherman on collecting art, migrating to Australia and progressive politics

Known as one of Australia’s preeminent art collecting couples, South African emigres Gene and Brian Sherman’s private art collection “bears testament to our life and love as a couple”. Having collected over 900 pieces by artists including Janet Laurence and Ai Weiwei, Gene explains why some of this collection is going to auction—but amidst this is an even bigger conversation on art itself, migration, asylum seekers and posterity.

Steve Dow

Art Guide Australia

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