Acquisition Service

With today's fast paced life comes a lack of time to search art gallery after art gallery - specially when seeking that elusive special artwork to add to an existing collection or perhaps your first art purchase.

Here at ONE88 we represent over 100+ artists and artisans to meet various budgets - from affordable well executed pieces by emerging artists through to collectors pieces suitable for collectors. Beyond our stockroom ONE88 has the ability to connect directly with artists that will meet the brief provided by you the client and negotiate on your behalf to ensure budgets are met.

With ONE88 working on your behalf you can rest assured that your art purchase will be acquired sensibly and ethically while ensuring to meet the brief.

 

Our Head of Acquisition Team - Victor Peralta brings years of experience as curator, art judge and artist. Contact the gallery with your requirements and to arrange meeting to discuss your next acquisition. 

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Acquisition Manager

Victor Peralta is a Katoomba based Artist and the Curatorial and Exhibitions Manager at Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Katoomba where he is part owner and director. Victor's works hang in many private collections in Australia and internationally.

Predominantly a portrait painter, Victor’s preferred medium are oil paints although he is also proficient with watercolour and a master with charcoal. Drawing inspiration from the old and modern masters such as Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent. With several submissions to the Archibald Portrait Exhibition Prize, in 2009 Victor entered the Amnesty International Art competition with a five (5) Portrait Piece entry which subsequently won first prize.

After an unsuccessful 2010 Archibald entry, a portrait of Michael Smith – editor of Drum Media, the piece was accepted into the Real Refuses exhibition at the TAP Gallery Darlinghurst. The entry taking first prize led to Victor’s first solo exhibition titled Exploration of the Feminine. The body of works included over 100 individual pieces with over half the collection selling within the first week of the show.

In 2011 Victor’s entry to the Archibald of controversial media personality Derryn Hinch made print media news across the state – page three of Sydney Morning Herald. Victor painted a second portrait of Derryn, which now hangs in Derryn’s residence in Melbourne and the piece entered into the Archibald a large 3m diptych, hangs in the residence of Chanel, Derryn’s partner.

Victor’s other sitters have included Mr Alan Finney – Chairman of the Australian Film Industry and recipient of the Order of Australia Medal, dress to represent Alan’s ties with the Australian Film and Theatre companies. Rhonda Burchmore stage and TV personality just to name a few.

In his role as curator and exhibition manager, Victor selects and hangs all the exhibitions at Gallery ONE88. As of 2020 the number of exhibitions has exceeded 300.

As an experienced curator and exhibitions manager Victor is often called to sit on exhibition judging panels. An experience he enjoys and is humbled to undertake.

 

Exhibition history

2006 Submitted Archibald

2008 Submitted Archibald

2008 Real Refusals Exhibition - 2nd Place

2009 Submitted Archibald

2009 Amnesty International Demand Dignity - 1st Prize

2010 Submitted Archibald

2010 Real Refusals Exhibition - 1st Prize

2010 Exploration of the Feminine - Solo Exhibition

2010 Submitted to Amnesty International Freedom Art prize

2011 Submitted Archibald

2011 Real Refusals

2012 Submitted Archibald

2012 Real Refusals Exhibition - 2nd Place

2012 Submitted Blake Prize

2012 Alla Prima - Solo exhibition

2013 Alla Prima Live Demonstration Show - Katoomba Cultural Centre - Winter Magic Festival

2014 AnyBody Art Project - Solo Fund Raiser exhibition for the homeless

2015 The Australian Landscape – Solo Exhibition

2016 Big Heads Portrait Exhibition – Solo Exhibition

2017 The Nude – Joint Exhibition with David Robert Hill

2018 Big Skies – Solo Exhibition

 

 

Judging History

Blackheath Art Society Annual Art Prize - 2018

Springwood Art Show – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

BMCAN – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Wentworth Falls Art Prize-2018

Blue Mountains Art Prize - 2018

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Expose - 2019

Society of Mountain Artists Annual Exhibition - 2018