Cocktails at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London

Wednesday 27 June, 2012

In perhaps the cultural highlight of the 150th anniversary celebrations, University of Melbourne alumnus Rebecca Hossack opened the doors of her lauded London art gallery for a cocktail reception celebrating the Melbourne Medical School’s sesquicentenary.

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, located in inner city Marylebone, provided a stunning location for alumni to reconnect with fellow classmates, enjoy a drink and celebrate 150 years of the University of Melbourne teaching medicine.

The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine , Professor James Angus, and Head of the Melbourne Medical School, Professor James Best, were delighted to join with Rebecca in welcoming the broad mix of alumni who came together for the event, providing them with the opportunity to catch up with all the news from Melbourne.

President of the University of Melbourne UK Alumni Society, Rebecca Hossack is considered one of the most respected figures in the international art community and a champion of Aboriginal and Non Western Art.

After completing her Law degree at the University of Melbourne, Rebecca left for London in the early eighties. It was while living in London she discovered her passion for art and has since gone on to own two critically-acclaimed galleries in the city.

Rebecca’s father, Dr Donald Hossack, is one of the Melbourne Medical School’s most highly respected alumnus. Dr Hossack made a significant contribution to healthcare in Victoria and his love of art had a major influence on his daughter’s career.

Professor James Angus, Rebecca Hossack and Sir Peter Morris