Art Atrium is about exceptional art.
We have a special focus on cross cultural collaboration and expression in art as a reflection of our multicultural society in a globalised world
Specialising in Contemporary Australian and Indigenous art, we see ourselves as an integral link between artists and the public.
We want to share our passion for, and appreciation of art by helping our clients acquire art that is visually stimulating and spiritually enlightening.
We want to assist our clients in the exciting journey of learning more about various forms of artistic expression through talks and forums by artists and art scholars.
We believe in maintaining high standard of ethics and integrity in our dealing with both the artists as well as the public.
We believe in ethical collecting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. We support and organise exhibitions from various Aboriginal community art centres including Tiwi Design from Bathurst Island, Warlayirti Artists from Balgo, Lockhart River Art from North Queensland, Maningrida Arts & Culture from Maningrida, Warlukurlangu Artists from Yuendumu, Yarrabah Arts & Culture Centre from North Queensland, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative of NSW. Yuanyang,an exhibition curated by Djon Mundine and Imogen Yang at Art Atrium in 2013 featured the contemporary artwork of three renowned Aboriginal artists with Chinese heritage, Vernon Ah Kee, Sandra Hill and Jason Wing.
Ultimately, the type of art we exhibit and the artists we represent, all comes down to our philosophy.
We believe that art is not only a reflection of life in our contemporary society today but an expression of future possibilities.
In each of our exhibitions, we consistently strive to create new ways of seeing.
Art is the window to social dialogue and we welcome it.
Simon Chan AM is the director and founder of Art Atrium. A practising architect and a passionate art collector for over 30 years, Simon’s long-standing interest in art led to the establishment of Art Atrium, an art gallery exhibiting contemporary Australian and Indigenous art in 2009.
Simon is the Chair of the VisAsia Committee at Art Gallery of NSW supporting and promoting Asian art and culture and a Council member of the Power Institute, Foundation for Art and Visual Culture at The University of Sydney. Simon is a Director and former Chair on the Board of the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation fundraising for various Aboriginal communities throughout Australia with a focus on art and culture. He is also a Director on the Foundation Board of the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Simon is active as a Board member of Multicultural NSW Advisory Board including his role as Chair of the Sydney South Regional Advisory Committee and he was appointed as a Board member of the NSW Government Geographical Names Board. Simon is also involved as a Committee Member of the NSW Government Chinese Garden of Friendship Advisory Committee, a Director on the Board of Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) supporting and promoting Asian Australians in performing arts and also a member of the Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture Management Advisory Committee at Western Sydney University. He was a former Director on the Board of Parramasala, the annual Multicultural arts and culture festival supported by both Multicultural NSW and City of Parramatta and a former member of the Sydney Water Customer Council.
Simon has been involved in a broad range of community organisations including his role as President of Chinese Australian Forum (CAF), a not for profit, non-partisan Chinese Australian community organisation engaging Chinese Australians in Australian social, political, economic and environmental issues. He is also the Immediate Past President of Haymarket Chamber of Commerce, a not for profit organisation acting as a conduit to facilitate a dialogue between the Chinese community and all levels of Government and also as a custodian to protect and enhance the historical and cultural significance of Chinatown for future generations. He is also a Committee member of the Woollahra Council Cultural Committee and as a Community Ambassador at Art Gallery of NSW.
Simon was the recipient of the inaugural NSW Premier’s Multicultural Award for Arts & Culture in 2013 and he was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to multiculturalism, to the Indigenous community, and to the arts in 2023.