Mark brings to each project an extensive knowledge of international contemporary and modern art, with more than two decades of experience in the art world and over ten years in New York.

Mark contributes to the cultural fabric of Sydney through his roles as a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board for Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and Ambassador for the Museum of Contemporary Art. He is regularly called on to speak at museum and art fair events, and writes for publications including The Financial Review, Architecture Digest and Vogue.

Photo: Tony Amos

Photo: Tony Amos


Prior to founding Mark Hughes Art Advisory in 2011, Mark was Director of Galerie Lelong, New York for nine years and Associate Director of Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York. He has worked with some of the world’s most influential artists including Vito Acconci, Andy Goldsworthy, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Sean Scully and the late Nancy Spero. Before his time in New York, Mark was Associate Director of Sydney’s Sherman Galleries (1992-2000) working with many leading contemporary Australian artists.


Throughout his twenty years with commercial galleries, Mark collaborated on exhibitions with many of the world’s leading museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Gallery of Art, Canberra; Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Tate Gallery, London. During his time in the US Mark was involved with a number of non-profit arts organisations, including Artists Space, New York, where he served as a board member.