PICA: building a contemporary art collection - Art Collector

Teelah George, Rag painting 2, 2015. Oil and enamel on canvas with powder coated steel support, 177 x 150 x 40cm. Courtesy: PICA.

Interested in finding about more about collecting art? Then don’t miss The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art’s A Novel Approach to Collecting, a talk program addressing common questions about collecting.

At the program, Gallerist Seva Frangos, collector Frederic Flipo and Murdoch University Art Collection curator Mark Stewart discuss what, how and why they collect, including the different approaches to take and how to get started.

“The gallery and market environments for showcasing artworks today are rapidly changing", says gallerist Seva Frangos, whose participation in the talk will focus on traditional dealer, client, artist relationships and its future.

"With the rise of alternate forums to exhibit and collect, such as art fairs, pop-ups, special projects, artist-run initiatives, online and social media communications, as well as the slightly more controversial impact of government funded spaces with a keen willingness to participate in the commercial gallery sector, is there a role for the more traditional gallery as we still know it?"

PICA runs a year-round program of changing exhibitions, seasons in contemporary dance, theatre and performance and a range of interdisciplinary projects.

A Novel Approach to Collecting will be held next Tuesday 4 August from 6pm at the Central Galleries. Tickets are $20 but seats are strictly limited- book online

Emily Cones-Browne

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