West Australian Senate Candidate
With nearly 20 years in the local and international art industry, Robert Buratti is well known as a strong voice for the arts in his home state of Western Australia.
In addition to running his own commercial gallery in inner city Subiaco, he is a past President of the Friends of the Art Gallery of WA, past GM of JazzWA, and the curator of WA’s longest running art prize, The Minnawarra Art Awards, and Curator of the City of Armadale. He has curated a number of important touring exhibitions across Australia working with many high profile regional museums including the S.H Ervin Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and Devonport Regional Gallery, as well consulting on exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou and New York University.
He is also a director and partner in the innovative music label and multi-media management company, 93 Creative. His art criticism has been published in Artist Profile magazine, Australian Art Review, Raw Vision (NY), Missoolsidae (Korea) and The Australian newspaper, and as an artist, his work has been exhibited in Australia, New York and Beijing, and named a finalist in the Doug Moran Prize, Black Swan Portrait Prize, Albany Art Prize, Brisbane Art Prize, Cossack Art Awards, and many others.
“I’ve always been passionate about making the arts accessible for people across all ages and backgrounds. Art should be for all, and is an important and transformational influence on both the individual and society as a whole. In working with The Arts Party, I’m hopeful that we can make a strong argument for the importance of art and culture as part our future as a nation.”