Fiona McIntosh

art advisor and consultant, commentator and tour leader

Grad Cert Business Studies, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology

MA (Arts Admin) College of Fine Arts University of NSW

BA (Fine Art & Italian) Australian National University Canberra & University of Sydney

Fiona has an extensive background across the visual arts generally in Australia. She has a deep understanding of contemporary art practices and the industry and individuals which support it. She is particularly interested in philanthropy in the visual arts and the frameworks which build enduring support.

As an art advisor, Fiona offers clients meaningful and relevant ways in which to experience and acquire artworks of quality and distinction.

As a commentator and tour guide, Fiona publishes a podcast ‘Fine Art Fiona’ which is a series of conversations with artists, curators, gallerists, collectors and others whose journeys and stories through art lend terrific insights into the wider art scene. She leads a monthly private art tour group, visiting artists’ studios, galleries, collections and exhibitions, and works with luxury travel operators to develop and guide bespoke tours for international tourists and interested locals, presenting an informed insight into the Australian art scene.

She is the VIP Relations Manager (Australia) for ART SG 2024, the leading international contemporary art fair in Singapore. For further information on the VIP Program associated with this art fair, please contact Fiona directly.

As a consultant, Fiona advises organisations and individuals in the visual arts, on issues and strategies which include philanthropy and funding, events, commissions, residencies and touring exhibitions.

Fiona sits on two boards of not-for-profit cultural organisations: Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, an exhibitions and studios centre in the heart of Lane Cove, Sydney and Culture Plus Foundation, a French-Australian culture exchange foundation.

Find Fiona on Instagram  @fineartFiona and @ArtNowTours and her podcast on Spotify and the Apple Podcast app.

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which I live, work and travel through, and pay my respects to Elders, past present and emerging.

“Fiona was an enormous help to us when we moved back to Australia. We wanted to feature Australian artists. She listened to what we wanted, shortlisted great artworks to suit our budget, and took us on gallery tours. Her knowledge of artists is second to none. In a short period of time we were able to select art we both loved and felt connected too.” Libby & Tom, Sydney  2021

“Fiona knew a great deal about her subject, asked excellent questions of the artists and was
interested to know more about each member of the group. Perfect!”

“Fiona was fabulous, she clearly had invested enormous time, energy and creativity into
preparing and delivering on this tour. Her lecture was intelligent and very well researched
and her chats with the various artists were engaging and informative.”

“Fiona is a veritable “art bank” Was most willing to share her incredible
knowledge with the group at all times.”

From guests on Illawarra Art Tour with Renaissance Tours, Aug 2020