Artist Career Development

The‌ ‌career‌ ‌of‌ ‌an‌ ‌artist‌ ‌demands‌ ‌careful‌ ‌and‌ ‌particular‌ ‌management.‌ ‌My‌ ‌experience‌ ‌from‌ ‌working‌ ‌directly‌ ‌with‌ ‌several‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌world’s‌ ‌greatest‌ ‌living‌ ‌artists‌ ‌has‌ ‌given‌ ‌me‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌insight‌ ‌into‌ ‌enhancing‌ ‌the‌ ‌career‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌contemporary‌ ‌artist.‌ ‌I‌ provide guidance and prepare ‌art‌ ‌business‌ ‌development‌ ‌strategies,‌ ‌research potential ‌ ‌gallery collaborations,‌ ‌identifying‌ ‌the‌ ‌scope‌ ‌of‌ ‌art‌ ‌commissions‌ ‌and‌ ‌drafting‌ ‌funding‌ ‌proposals.‌ ‌

My additional‌ ‌services‌ ‌include‌ ‌drafting ‌exhibition‌ ‌proposals, ‌essays‌ ‌and‌ ‌captions for‌ ‌loans ‌to‌ enrich the artist’s oeuvre.‌ ‌My‌ ‌extensive‌ ‌international‌ ‌network‌ ‌of‌ ‌contacts‌ ‌can‌ ‌assist‌ ‌artists‌ ‌in‌ ‌partnership‌‌ development‌ ‌between‌ ‌museums,‌ ‌public‌ ‌art‌ ‌galleries‌ ‌and‌ ‌collectors.‌ 

● career‌ ‌analysis‌ ‌&‌ ‌strategy‌ ‌for‌ ‌up-coming‌ ‌and‌ ‌mid-career‌ ‌artists.‌ ‌

● art‌ ‌market‌ ‌research.‌ 

● partnership‌ ‌development‌ ‌&‌ ‌introduction.‌ ‌

‌● curation‌ ‌&‌ ‌exhibition‌ ‌management.‌ ‌

‌● commissions.‌ 

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Powder Coated Steel, No. 1.

Jeff Lowe,  Powder Coated Steel No. 1, 2009, 750 x 660 x 420 mm. Courtesy and ©Jeff Lowe

Art Gallery Business Planning

Contemporary‌ ‌Art‌ ‌Galleries‌ ‌are‌ ‌key‌ ‌players‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌International‌ ‌Art‌ ‌Market.‌ ‌Consequently,‌ ‌strategic‌ ‌programming,‌‌profile‌ ‌enhancement‌ ‌and‌ ‌partnership‌ ‌development‌ ‌are‌ ‌vital‌ ‌to‌ ‌their‌ ‌success‌ ‌and‌ ‌growth.‌ ‌ My‌ ‌work‌ ‌with‌ ‌leading‌ ‌museums‌ ‌and‌ ‌galleries‌ ‌spanning‌ ‌Europe,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Americas,‌ ‌Middle‌ ‌East‌ ‌and‌ ‌Asia‌ ‌gives‌ ‌me‌ ‌vast‌ ‌international‌ ‌reach‌ ‌when‌ ‌considering‌ ‌new‌ ‌collaborations‌ ‌and‌ ‌partnerships.‌ ‌

My‌ ‌years‌ ‌of‌ ‌experience‌ ‌and‌ ‌involvement‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌art‌ ‌world‌ ‌enables‌ ‌me‌ ‌to‌ ‌understand‌ ‌the‌ ‌needs‌ ‌and‌ ‌requirements‌ ‌of‌ ‌an‌ ‌up-coming‌ ‌Contemporary‌ ‌Art‌ ‌Gallery.‌ ‌I‌ ‌offer‌ ‌advice‌ ‌on‌ ‌daily‌ ‌operations,‌ ‌long- ‌term‌ ‌planning‌ ‌and‌ ‌can assist‌  with ‌contractual negotiations‌ ‌for‌ ‌exhibitions,‌ ‌acquisitions ‌and‌ ‌site-specific‌ ‌installations.‌ ‌I‌ ‌can‌ ‌also‌ ‌arrange‌ ‌curatorial‌ ‌talks‌ ‌for‌ ‌educational‌ ‌and‌ ‌special‌ ‌events.‌ ‌

● strategic‌ ‌programming‌ ‌&‌ ‌profile‌ ‌enhancement‌ ‌

● partnership‌ ‌development‌ ‌&‌ ‌introduction‌ ‌

● art‌ ‌fair‌ ‌&‌ ‌collectors‌ ‌management‌ ‌

● art‌ ‌gallery‌ ‌operations‌ ‌management.‌ ‌

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Beam, 2008, resin painting

Peter Zimmermann, Beam, 2008, epoxy resin on canvas, 1000 x 350 mm.  Courtesy and ©Peter Zimmermann

Museum Registrar Services

Museums‌ ‌are‌ ‌the‌ ‌custodians‌ ‌of‌ ‌significant‌ ‌art,‌ ‌archaeological,‌ ‌historical‌ ‌and‌ ‌scientific‌ ‌collections,‌ ‌making‌ ‌them‌ ‌available‌ ‌for‌ ‌public‌ ‌viewing‌ ‌through‌ ‌exhibitions‌ ‌and‌ ‌displays.‌ ‌One‌ ‌core‌ ‌function‌ ‌of‌ ‌museums‌  ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌collect‌ ‌and‌ ‌care‌ ‌for‌ ‌objects‌ ‌and‌ ‌works‌ ‌of‌ ‌art‌ ‌for‌ ‌future‌ ‌generations.‌ ‌ ‌

My long-standing expertise in working with the British Museum, Tate Gallery, Museum of Modern Art and Science Museum qualifies me as a highly experienced Museum Registrar. 

The essential registrar services that I offer include project management, exhibition display advice, collection & exhibition tour management as well as offering guidance in drafting policies and procedures.

● loans,‌ ‌exhibition‌ ‌&‌ ‌collection‌ ‌management.‌ ‌

● partnership‌ ‌development‌ ‌&‌ ‌introduction.‌ ‌

● policies‌ ‌&‌ procedures.‌ ‌

● conservation & storage requirements.

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Dick Bixby, Crypto Series, painting

Dick Bixby, Crypto series, 2004, oil on 12oz cotton duck,750 x 900 mm. Courtesy and  ©Dick Bixby Estate

Corporate & Private Art Collection Management

Holding‌ ‌a‌ ‌collection‌ ‌of‌ ‌preeminent‌ ‌works‌ ‌of‌ ‌art‌ ‌and‌ ‌antiquities‌ ‌requires‌ ‌careful‌ ‌management.‌ ‌Art‌ ‌or‌ ‌antique‌ collections‌ ‌convey‌ ‌and‌ ‌indicate‌ ‌the‌ ‌image‌ ‌and‌ ‌brand‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌company,‌ ‌a‌ ‌corporation‌ ‌or‌ ‌a‌ ‌high‌ ‌profile‌ ‌individual.‌ ‌Private‌ ‌art‌ ‌collections‌ ‌create‌ ‌an‌ ‌impression‌ ‌through‌ ‌pleasure‌ ‌and‌ ‌stimulation‌ ‌to‌ ‌clients,‌ ‌business‌ ‌partners,‌ ‌visitors‌ ‌and‌ ‌employees.‌ ‌ ‌

I‌ ‌competently can support ‌clients‌ ‌to‌ ‌utilise‌ ‌their‌ ‌collection‌ ‌to‌ ‌promote‌ ‌their‌ ‌brand,‌ ‌cultivate‌ ‌their‌ ‌stakeholder‌ ‌relationships,‌ ‌connect‌ ‌with‌ ‌their‌ ‌clients‌ ‌and‌ ‌invigorate‌ ‌their‌ ‌staff.‌ ‌My‌ ‌expertise‌ ‌and‌ ‌associations‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌international‌ ‌art‌ ‌world‌ ‌allow‌ ‌me‌ ‌to‌ ‌advise‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌development‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌strategic‌ ‌art‌ ‌collection‌ ‌policy‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌subsequent‌ ‌management‌ ‌of‌ ‌corporate‌ ‌and‌  ‌private‌ ‌collections‌ ‌to‌ ‌current‌ ‌museum‌ ‌standards.‌ ‌

 ● acquisitions‌ ‌&‌ ‌commissions.‌ ‌

● auction‌ ‌services.‌ ‌

● loans,‌ ‌exhibition‌ ‌&‌ ‌collection‌ ‌management.‌ ‌

● registration‌ ‌&‌ ‌documentation.‌ ‌

● conservation,‌ ‌packing,‌ ‌insurance,‌ ‌installation‌ ‌requirements‌ ‌&‌ courier‌ ‌supervision.‌ ‌

● estate‌ ‌management‌ ‌for‌ ‌collectors.‌ ‌

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Guo Hongwei, A big Leaf, painting, childhood, playing, hide and seek

Guo Hongwei,  A big Leaf, 2007, oil on canvas, 1000 x 1500 mm. Courtesy and ©Guo Hongwei and Riven Gallery

Additional‌ Services

The‌ ‌day-to-day‌ ‌running‌ ‌of‌ ‌an artist ‌studio,‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌managing‌ ‌exhibitions,‌ ‌loans‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌collection,‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌time-consuming.‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌position‌ ‌to‌ ‌review‌ ‌and‌ ‌advise‌ ‌on‌ ‌work‌ ‌processes‌ ‌and‌ ‌procedures‌ ‌to‌ ‌best‌ ‌international‌ ‌standards‌ ‌and‌ ‌practices.‌ ‌

‌I've‌ ‌worked‌ ‌on‌ ‌both‌ ‌the‌ ‌client-side‌ ‌and‌ ‌with‌ ‌an‌ ‌international‌ ‌fine‌ ‌art‌ ‌shipping‌ ‌business and provided support in ‌‌the‌ ‌run-up‌ ‌to‌ ‌busy‌ ‌periods‌ ‌to‌ ‌avoid‌ ‌any‌ ‌delays‌ when‌ ‌handling‌ ‌complicated‌ ‌and‌ ‌extensive‌ ‌exhibition tours‌ ‌and‌ ‌art‌ ‌fairs.‌ ‌ ‌I am proficient in  ‌international‌ ‌customs‌ ‌regulations‌ ‌and‌ ‌can‌ ‌organise‌ ‌packing,‌ ‌transport‌ ‌and ‌insurance‌ ‌cover.‌

Artist estate planning is a sensitive issue. Therefore, discussions with the artist and the family should be considered to avoid future litigation. My professional engagement with world-famous artists allows me to provide direction in this demanding task.

Certain Ultra-High-Net individuals envisage creating their privately-owned museum or art foundation to fulfil their vision of becoming a generous training philanthropist. Having worked at major international museums I can provide counsel on institutional development, policies, procedures, programmes and training.

 ● artist studio‌ ‌management‌ ‌services‌.

● artist‌ ‌estates‌ ‌management:‌ ‌guidance‌ ‌and‌ ‌handling‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌estate‌ ‌of‌ ‌artists.‌ 

● art fair and touring exhibitions logistics. ‌

● advising on the development of private museums & art foundations.‌ ‌

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Hanibal Srouji, Cage Bleu, painting.

Hanibal Srouji, Cage Bleu, 2006, acrylic & fire on canvas, 730 x 730 x 20 mm. Courtesy and ©Hanibal Srouji and Janet Rady Fine Art

My individual, dedicated service means that all projects are handled with the utmost discretion, to international museums codes and fine art practice. Experience, knowledge and attention to detail are key elements. Please get in touch to see how I can help you with your requirements. All these services are bespoke and chargeable as agreed in advance.