Life is meant to be interesting and meaningful. Engaging with contemporary art offers an interesting, meaningful life.
Fiona has worked in the visual arts for over 20 years and has an extensive, practical and informed understanding of contemporary art in Australia. She has an up to date knowledge of the network of artists, commercial galleries, public galleries and museums (both large and small), and major art events across Australia, together with the industry of specialists which support them.
Fiona McIntosh Art Consulting was established in 2004 to share this knowledge and passion, to enable clients to collect art in an informed way and to offer arts organisations independent strategic advice to support their core activities.
Fiona offers clients a range of services which are personalised and discrete.
The services include:
- source artworks to suit budget, taste and site
- negotiation of purchases and/ or sale of artworks
- complete collection management
- private tours of galleries and artist studios
- art specialist for boutique tour company Local Eyes Australia
- art tour leader for Surry Hills Creative Precinct and Art Now Tours
- development of strategies and frameworks to enable philanthropy and fundraising
- exhibition management
- private and public commissions of art
Private Collector JW, Castlecrag 2015
We were so pleased to have been introduced to Fiona to assist us with buying artwork for our new home. Being complete novices in the art world, Fiona demystified the buying process for us. Fiona came and assessed our house to determine our requirements. She then provided us with a broad selection of art work that she thought would work well. Fiona is extremely knowledgeable and ever so patient. She could not have been more helpful and was happy to support us in our decision making at our own pace. Fiona coordinated delivery and hanging of our art works as well. We are absolutely thrilled with the art work that she has helped us buy. It gives us great pleasure every day to have lovely paintings and sculpture to enhance our home. We will be using Fiona in the future.
Private Collector, March 2013
I have been on a private guided art tour by Fiona twice. Both tours were well organised and enjoyable. Fiona offered an informed commentary on the art we saw, putting it into a meaningful context. She is generous with her introductions to people in the industry – gallerists and artists. And just as important, lunch along the way was delicious.
Sally & Scot , 2011
We were thrilled to have Fiona’s keen eye and experience to source some artwork for our home. The task was completed quickly, professionally, with empathy and understanding. The opportunity to have view the artwork on approval and customize the framing was a terrific bonus. We truly delighted to have a unique piece which is so personally appropriate.
Chrissie Jeffery, Director Stitches Soft Furnishings Sydney, Sept 2011
It was a pleasure to work with Fiona. We had a very difficult brief for a client’s beachside home which required imagination, style and adherence to budget. Fiona far surpassed our client’s expectations. They were thrilled and her work enhanced ours. Thank you Fiona