This issue, we spend five minutes with our Art Salon and Prints & Multiples manager, Hannah Ryan. Hannah brings our much-loved art auctions to life every week, working with a diverse selection of pieces.

1.FAVOURITE MAKER / ARTIST
I have a handful of favourite artists, it is too hard to choose just one! Currently I am loving Brent Harris’ paintings, I’ve always loved Jenny Watson’s childlike and easy demeanour which is evident in her artworks, and Violet McInnes’ still life paintings are among my favourites too.

2. FAVOURITE WORK OF ART / OBJECT
Working in the Art Department, I have a different favourite piece of artwork every week!
However, I love still life paintings; my favourite at the moment being A. M. E Bale’s ‘Still Life of Zinneas’ which was part of our Women Artists auction.

3. FAVURITE COFFEE / WINE / COCKTAIL
I don’t drink coffee, so my favourite wine is either a Rose Pet Nat or a crisp Riesling.

4. FAVOURITE BOOK
I recently read Dolly Alderton’s ‘Everything I Know About Love’, a light-hearted and wildly funny book that reminded me about what it was like to become an adult in this fast-paced world.

5. YOUR IDEAL DAY IN MELBOURNE
I love summer and spending time in the country, so my ideal day would be spent having a big breakfast with my friends in the backyard, then swimming at one of our favourite waterholes, with the afternoon spent at the local pub.