Born in Sydney in 1946, Ace Bourke has become one of Australia’s leading art curators, a pioneer in the field of Aboriginal art and a colonial art specialist, staging numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions. Ace hopes to again immerse himself in wildlife and conservation projects, to help tackle the world’s urgent environmental issues. HMMG represents Ace Bourke’s interests and works with John Rendall’s representatives in London on a number of projects to share the story of Christian throughout the world.
In 2008, YouTube.com featured an extraordinary two-minute film clip that became an overnight phenomenon. It shows the remarkable, highly moving reunion of two young men in 1971, Ace Bourke and John Rendall and their pet lion, Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free’s George Adamson, who would introduce him into his rightful home, the wilds of Africa. The clip has now been viewed online over 40 million times and continues to grow.