Rebecca Hossack opened her first art gallery in Fitzrovia, in the heart of London, in March 1988, and a second three years later. Since then the galleries have built an international reputation for innovation, individuality, energy and excellence.
The gallery has been a great champion of Non-Western artistic traditions. It was the first art gallery in Europe to exhibit Australian Aboriginal painting, and continues to promote it through its regular Songlines seasons. Rebecca Hossack has also curated important exhibitions of work by the African Bushmen, from Papua New Guinea, and from tribal India. Much of this art would simply not have been seen in the UK but for the RHAG.
The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery also exhibits across the broad spectrum of Western Contemporary Art, while determinedly moving against some of the dominant currents of the modern art scene. Through the work of painters such as Alasdair Wallace, Helen Flockhart, David Whitaker, Alexander McKenzie, and David Bromley, of the collagist Peter Clark, the sculptor Lucy Casson, the ceramicist Ann Stokes, the jeweller Pippa Small, the gallery celebrates and promotes inclusiveness, individuality, spirit, innovation, technical accomplishment and beauty.