some kind words from our valued clients & peers...


“The Operative have been key to Palmer Art Projects exhibitions in both working towards refitting a retail space in Woollahra into a beautiful temporary exhibition space and installing all the exhibitions with a careful, skilled and critical approach. Daniel’s uncompromising approach to the integrity of each artwork ensures the outcome is always a beautifully installed exhibition. It is always a pleasure to work with Daniel, under the sometimes pressured circumstance of installing exhibitions and I am looking forward to working with The Operative team in preparation for Sydney Contemporary 2015, the permanent space PALMER opening and beyond.” 

Diana Palmer, Palmer Projects


“We’ve worked with Dan Hollier over a few years now including a number of Collectors’ Space installations for Art Month Sydney as well as other 10 Group projects. Whether a major installation or a small one off project, Dan brings his quiet focus to his work - he is patient, fastidious and has exceptional attention to detail. His artistic outlook ensures he understands the purpose of the brief - the ‘why’ - and can add value to it with original thinking, as well as his craftsmanship. He’s reliable and a pleasure to work with, which is why we keep doing just that.”

Paul Becker, Founder & CEO at 10Group


"I was fortunate to work with Kelly during the salad days of warehouse living in the inner city of Sydney running an artist run space together. Despite the haphazard often chaotic nature of things, Kelly was level headed, generous with her time, and supportive. It’s no wonder that Gaffa has thrived as a sustainable business, bringing together so many great artists and designers, in a city that doesn’t always feel so welcoming for artists. I look forward to working with Kelly again as she steps out in her newest outfit The Operative. Good things ahead!” 

Dr. Rebecca Conroy, Conductor of artist-run-things & Word Surgeon


"Dan Hollier is without a doubt my preferred installer for Sydney. He is pragmatic, quick thinking and renders spaces to the absolute optimum of production standards. His knack for understanding different tropes of art, design and their context means he doesn’t just undertake projects but enhances them."

Ella Barclay, Sydney based artist


"Artereal Gallery has had the pleasure of working closely with Daniel Hollier on a regular and ongoing basis for over two years now. Daniel does all our exhibition installation and de-installation work on a monthly basis, as well as assisting with the construction of custom made plinths and moveable gallery walls etc. Daniel's attention to detail, calm and attentive manner and problem solving skills make him an absolute professional to work with. We have grown to become quite dependent on Dan for his skills and the insights he offers us on a wide range of matters; from install to de-install, packing and crating logistics, to the day-to-day challenges of maintaining the gallery and the building."

Rhianna Walcott, Gallery Manager & Curator at Artereal Gallery


ONE MORE reference about Kelly XXXXXXX 

m an absolute professional to work with. We have grown to become quite dependent on Dan for his skills and the insights he offers us on a wide range of matters; from install to de-install, packing and crating logistics, to the day-to-day challenges of maintaining the gallery and the building."

m an absolute professional to work with. We have grown to become quite dependent on Dan for his skills and the insights he offers us on a wide range of matters; from install to de-install, packing and crating logistics, to the day-to-day challenges of maintaining the gallery and the building."