Art Week Auckland calling collectors - Art Collector

Alberto Garcia-Alvarez's installation at Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland. Photo: Kallan Macleod. Courtesy: the artist and Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland

By Camilla Wagstaff

Calling all Auckland collectors. If you’re interested in free, expert advice about building your collection, join Auckland dealers Emma Fox of Fox/Jensen Gallery and Tim Melville on Saturday 17 October as they discuss the ins and outs of collecting contemporary art and offer their tips for spotting up-and-coming talent. “The Collecting Contemporary talks aim to demystify what can be an unnecessarily opaque process by having an open exchange about both the practical pitfalls and opportunities that exist [with collecting art], but also encouraging a conversation that is not just about investment and profile,” says Fox. Melville adds: “And we wanted to do it using no-nonsense, straight-forward, non-elitist language.” Now in it’s fourth year, the talk was originally aimed at younger collectors, but “the interesting thing,” notes Melville “is that people who do know quite a lot have started coming too!”

The talk is to be held in Fox/Jensen’s new space in Putiki Street, Grey Lynn. It coincides with Art Week Auckland, running from 10 to 18 October, which aims to bring together the city’s art community with a series of exhibitions, talks, late night openings and tours.

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