Nadine Wagner, the Director of Wagner Contemporary, and a second generation gallerist, is strongly passionate about and committed to presenting exciting early career artists and high calibre solo exhibitions by established Australian artists on a monthly basis. Her vision follows a continuum of thought which has informed 20 years of gallery management and directorship. She opened a new contemporary art space in the Paddington Art Precinct in June, 2016.
Wagner Contemporary showcases a solo exhibition by an established or early career artist every month and regularly participates in art fairs (including Melbourne Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, Head On Photo Festival and Art Month). Many of the Wagner artists have been placed in national, state and regional collections.
Ruby joined Wagner Contemporary as Gallery Assistant in early 2023, following the completion of a three-month internship at the gallery in 2022. Ruby completed a Bachelor of Arts (majors in Art History and Psychology) at the University of Sydney in 2021, and is now studying a Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership at the University of New South Wales.
Prior to Wagner Contemporary she has worked with various arts & cultural institutions; most notably the Biennale of Sydney and the Sydney Jewish Museum. When not in the gallery, Ruby also currently works as Commercial Coordinator at Carriageworks.