Article in the Sydney Morning Herald about two private collections of Aboriginal Art.

Within a week, I visited two impressive exhibitions of private collections of Aboriginal art held in two different parts of the country. The first was My Country 2, at The Studio – Cooroy Mountain Park, an extraordinary building erected on top of a mountain, about 20 minutes’ drive from the Sunshine Coast. The show was a prominent part of the Noosa Longweekend events, and was organised by The Studio’s owner, Philip Harding, partly as a means of showing off this spectacular folly, designed by local architect John Mainwaring.

The other reason was to show the private holdings of three local families – including the Hardings – who have been drawn ever more deeply into the world of Aboriginal art.

The article continues to talk a little about the Lavertys:

Since being bitten by the indigenous art bug after seeing a display of Aboriginal paintings at Brisbane’s 1988 World Expo, the Lavertys have travelled across the continent, visiting remote communities and outstations, learning more about the artists and the country. When a dealer had something new or special, the Lavertys were usually the first people to be contacted.