Alex McCulloch has been working in the art industry since 2002. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Art History and Philosophy and a Masters of Art Curatorship degree from the University of Melbourne and began his career in the art world in 2002 working in various positions including Sotheby’s Auction House and Art Associates Australia.
He founded and directed his first gallery in the Melbourne CBD (McCulloch Gallery) in May 2005 and curated and co-ordinated 150 exhibitions up to June 2009. Alex was a Director of Metro Gallery in July 2009 until July 2013. At Metro, he curated exhibitions for some of Australians greatest artists such as John Olsen, Michael Johnson, Criss Canning and some of the worlds best-known street artists including Blek le Rat, D*Face, Swoon and Hush.
He founded Alex McCulloch Art Consultancy in September 2013. Through this business, he has become active in building art collections for corporations and private collectors with an emphasis on investment.
One of Alex’s major projects is an illustration of how Art and Industry can speak productively with each other. This project involved the ANZ Street Portraits campaign- In June 2016 huge portraits of well known Australian people: Jenny Munro; Father Dave Smith; Dr. Nicholas Milton; Katherine Hudson and Nathan Hindmarsh appeared on walls in the inner CBD of Sydney, Parramatta, Bondi Junction and Chatswood. The project highlighted the contributions of Australian’s who have made a difference to their community through their vocation or volunteer work. This included the 25 x 10-metre mural painted of Indigenous leader Jenny Munro by Street Artist Matt Adnate.
Alex has published widely on contemporary art and art events and has featured in media shows such as The 7:30 report which focused on what Art can contribute to an understanding of Climate Change. He has been invited to give conference papers on projects that he has managed and written about, the most recent being at the Adelaide/New York conference titled ‘Why Do Things Break’ co-ordinated by Double Dialogues, The University of Adelaide and the National American Opera Centre in New York.
He continues to be committed to the promotion and exhibition of emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists and, is a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia.