Driven by their passion and depth of knowledge of contemporary jewellery, and a desire to champion the practices of Australian designer makers, Cesar and Nina Cueva founded Courtesy of the Artist, a contemporary and dynamic collection of jewellery and objects, in 2005.

Since its inception, Nina and Cesar have fostered many artists’ and designers’ careers, and have successfully blended retail, gallery representation, exhibition, commission services and creative collaborations. With an instinctual approach to selecting covetable designers and collectable wares, the Australian Design Centre believes the Cuevas have helped forge a new generation of gallery representation – one that blurs boundaries, creates new experiences across disciplines and champions innovation.

Image: COTA in Strand Arcade, 2015. Courtesy of the artist