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Investing Time in Art – A Unique Analysis of the Art Ecosystem from Artist to Asset

This Masterclass offers the Collector Connoisseur, Art Investor and Business Professional with a Rare Insight into the Workings of the Irish and International Art Market.

It provides stimulating, accessible information which is specialist led by experts, academics and practitioners with hands on experience and exposure to the inner-workings of the art market.

The conference speakers discuss the Art Ecosystem in terms of the important role that the Collector plays through patronage and financial spend. It provides an understanding of what Collectors need to know about art advisory and wealth management services. It combines art, law and business in one discussion and exclusive access to a wide range of art professionals with first-hand knowledge of the workings of the art world.

The conference is designed for those with an art background who are looking to understand the intricacies surrounding the art market and those with a financial background who wish to learn about investing wisely in art.

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SPEAKERS

ArtSummit Ireland Key Note Address

The Role Played of Art Collectors and Cultural Institutions in Supporting the Health of the Art Ecosystem in Ireland
Sean Rainbird
Sean RainbirdDirector of the National Gallery of Ireland
Sean Rainbird studied German and History of Art at University College London; Freiburg University, and Freie Universität Berlin (1979-85). After that he taught art history at University College London and thereafter worked at Macmillan on the Dictionary of Art (1986-7). Between 1987 and 2006 Rainbird worked as a Curator, later Senior Curator, of Modern and Contemporary Art, at the Tate Gallery in London. He held special responsibility for leading acquisitions of contemporary British and international art, and German art of the 20th century. Sean also organised several exhibitions of artists shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize (1991, 1992, and 1999). He received a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston University (2000-01). Sean worked closely with Tate donor groups, the Patrons of New Art and the International Council and assisted with the acquisition of significant works by artists. He was director of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart from 2006-2012.

In 2012 Sean Rainbird became Director of the National Gallery of Ireland and proudly oversaw the renovation of the nineteenth century Dargan and Milltown wings. During his Directorship in 2015 Rainbird selected an exhibition of works by Sean Scully in honour of the Dublin-born artist’s 70th birthday. In autumn 2016 the Gallery resumed its programme of temporary exhibitions with extraordinary shows on Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Vermeer culminating in the reopening of the new renovated Gallery in June 2017. The Gallery expects to attract at least one million visitors through its doors by the end of this year.

Introduction to ArtSummit Ireland

Rosanne Mc Donnell Lead Creator & Co-Founder Art$ummit Ireland

Rosanne is an academic lawyer who specialises in art business. She is the founder of Art Agency Ireland and works with a network of art professionals, private consultants, collectors and academic scholars in providing research, consultancy and educational services across commercial and legal sectors within the Irish and international art market. Rosanne’s interests also extend to the cultural importance of art. She is driven by the impact that art has on society and pursues a critical approach that looks at current art collection management practices. She is passionate about engaging in the process of continuous learning by specialising in the hybridisation of business and art, both in Ireland and internationally.

First Panel: The Art Ecosystem

Part One - Creating a Collector Culture in Ireland
Rowan Gillespie
Rowan Gillespieinternationally respected Irish Sculptor
Rowan Gillespie, is an internationally respected Irish Sculptor. He was born in Dublin in 1953. During his formative years he lived in Cyrus and studied in England and Norway, returning to Ireland in 1986. In 1997 he began to concentrate on public sculpture commissions, to include the 2nd Swiss Triennale of Sculpture, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland in 2003. In 2007 he was an Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Regis University, Denver, Colorado. In 2011 he was elected to the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. His most recent works include, the Footsteps Towards Freedom, Hobart, Tasmania and the Spirit of the Blind Harper, which is currently a work in progress. His work has appeared in international collections from IMMA to more recently in the Brian P Burns Collection and St Patrick’s Old Cathedral, New York.
Sean Kissane
Sean KissaneCurator for the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Sean Kissane, is a Curator for the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Sean will discuss the importance of preserving one’s art collection in terms of provenance documentation and its importance in terms of economic and reputational value for future sales. He has spent considerable time focusing on research within IMMA and will draw upon this insightful work to provide a historical overview of art collecting, focusing on how private, corporate and institutional collections are assembled and managed. Sean will assert his views that there is a lack of infrastructure within the art ecosystem in Ireland with reference to important works of art from 1930-1970. He will argue that this deficit in information has impacted art collecting and art appreciation today. He will put forward suggestions on how to apply the lessons to be learned in collection management and value into the future.
Oliver Sears
Oliver SearsManaging Director of Oliver Sears Gallery
Oliver Sears, is the Managing Director of Oliver Sears Gallery a contemporary fine art gallery based in Dublin and run by Oliver Sears. The gallery represents both emerging and well established. The gallery actively deals in the secondary market sourcing specialised works for its collectors. Oliver has gathered considerable expertise in the field of Contemporary and Modern art and is passionate about the subject in all its complexities and contradictions. Oliver has an international client portfolio and has assisted many long standing private and corporate clients to curate their collections and funds of art.

Moderator

Patrick T. Murphy Director of the RHA Dublin

Patrick graduated from Trinity College Dublin. From 1980 to 1984, he was Exhibitions Officer with the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. In 1984, he became Director of the Douglas Hyde Gallery. From 1989 to 1998 he directed the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, returning to Ireland in 1999 to take up the Directorship at the Royal Hibernian Academy. He has worked on many exhibitions and projects with artists such as, Bill Viola, Charles Tyrrell, Marlene Dumas, Anslem Kiefer, Barrie Cooke, Dorothy Cross, Robert Gober, Jose Bedia and Tacita Dean and biannually curates the emerging exhibition Futures.  His deep knowledge together with his vast experience working with private and corporate collectors both here and in the USA will provide a hearty debate about the necessary synergy between art and patronage.

First Panel: The Art Ecosystem

Part Two - Preferences of Collectors in the Art Market
James O’ Halloran
James O’ HalloranManaging Director of Adams Auction House
James O’ Halloran, is the Managing Director of Adams Auction House in Dublin. Adam’s was founded in 1887 and is Ireland’s leading Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. The company has developed its expertise in many fields to include Contemporary & Modern Irish Art. Adam’s is adept at the appraisals and sale of private collections and has set numerous world records in its salerooms. It is one of the fastest growing companies in its field, offering a service of distinction as Ireland’s principal auction house. James O’ Halloran, joined Adam’s in 1981 and is a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Former President of the IAVI. He has also lectured in UCD & UL. He is a highly experienced expert in buying and selling Irish Art.
Dr. Clare Mc Andrew
Dr. Clare Mc AndrewFounder of Arts Economics
Dr. Clare Mc Andrew, is a highly respected international cultural economist, investment analyst and author and is founder of Arts Economics. Clare completed her PhD in economics at Trinity College in 2001, thereafter working for the Arts Council England. In 2002, Clare joined US firm Kusin & Company, art investment bank as their chief economist. She returned to Europe in 2005, and set up Arts Economics wherein she works with a network of private consultants and academic scholars. Clare is a guest lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, Christie’s Education and the Sotheby’s Institute in London and the University of Zurich. Clare has published many books and papers in academic journals. She well known for her outstanding an annual macro-economic report on the global art market, more recently with her global research is commissioned by Art Basel and UBS.
CIARA HURLEY Chartered FCSI
CIARA HURLEY Chartered FCSIExecutive Director & Chartered Wealth Manager
Ciara holds the position of Executive Director and Chartered Wealth Manager in the Dublin office of
Quilter Cheviot, which as a firm manages over €25billion of private client, trust and charitable
funds. Ciara is an investment professional with twenty six years’ experience managing investments
for high net worth clients across multiple assets, geographies and currencies.
She previously held senior positions at Merrill Lynch Global Private Clients and Goodbody
Stockbrokers. She was a non-executive director of An Post for a five year term and sat on the Audit
and Financial Services Committees. Quilter Cheviot have been a significant sponsor of the RHA, as
well as hosting a large client event annually around the Annual Exhibition. They have also hosted and
sponsored events in association with the National Gallery of Ireland. Ciara is very interested in the
arts and art history and has completed the Purser Griffith Diploma in the History of European
Painting. She will be discussing the findings of their recent RHA Annual Sales report pertaining to the
Irish Art Market.

Moderator

Ros Drinkwater Art Columnist for the Sunday Business Post

Ros is an award winning journalist, photographer and author Ros Drinkwater has this year scripted and presented Beyond the Beyonds, a documentary film on the life of artist John Kingerlee. While a regular contributor to The Times of London arts pages, it was an interview with Sister Wendy Beckett that prompted Ros to focus on fine art, since when assignments for News International, Conde Nast, IPC, and Illustrated London News Group titles have taken her to over 50 countries. As the fine arts columnist for the Sunday Business Post since 2001 she has documented the seismic shift in the Irish Fine Art and Antiques market, in terms of both volume and preferences, due to the influence of the internet.

Second Panel: The Art Market

Part One - Advice on Maintaining Value in an Art Collection
Jane Beattie
Jane BeattieManaging Director of Jane Beattie
Jane Beattie, is the Managing Director of Jane Beattie, an Art Advisory business in Dublin. She is a graduate of Trinity College, University College Dublin, and University of Southampton. She has degrees in the History of Art and in Fine Art Valuation. Whilst working for James Adam and Sons in Dublin she became a fully accredited arts surveyor and member of the RICS. After a short spell in the employment of Oliver Sears, Jane took on the role of Bonhams’ Representative for Ireland wherein she successfully operated an office in Dublin for over five years. In January 2017, she set up the firm of Jane Beattie, which brokers private art sales, offers advisory and valuation services to a broad range of clients from both national and international segments of the art market.
Dr. James Lindow
Dr. James LindowUnderwriting Director of the Art & Private Client Department of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, London
Dr. James Lindow, is the Underwriting Director of the Art & Private Client Department of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, London. He has over 15 years’ experience as a specialist underwriter in high net worth and fine art insurance, he has worked in senior positions within both Lloyd’s and company sectors of the London market. James has a PhD in the History of Art from the joint institutions of the Royal College of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum, and is a critically acclaimed author. A respected speaker, James has presented at international conferences and lectures extensively in the UK and overseas for several leading arts societies, including The Art Fund and The Arts Society. Dr. Lindow will discuss the importance of ensuring that the correct insurance cover is in place to protect one’s assets.
Dr. Anne Laure Bandle
Dr. Anne Laure BandleAttorney-at-law
Dr. Anne Laure Bandle, is an attorney-at-law at the law firm Borel & Barbey in Geneva, Switzerland where she advises clients on matters relating to works of art, copyright, contracts, estate planning, foundations and trusts. Moreover, Anne Laure is the director of the Art Law Foundation and a lecturer in copyright, art and entertainment law at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Geneva. Anne Laure published a book on the sale of misattributed artworks and antiques at auction by Edward Elgar. She will focus her opinions on the importance of authenticity in the secondary art market. She will offer an international upon the challenges faced by auction houses and collectors in terms of authenticity in such works of art.

Moderator

Con Quigley Corporate Finance Partner BDO Ireland

Con is Corporate Finance Partner with BDO in Ireland. Con specialises in venture capital and valuations. He is one of the most experienced advisors on business strategy, fundraising and M&A in the Irish market. He is also a board member of EVA – Ireland’s Modern Art Biennial. Founded in 1977, EVA is one of the oldest international biennials and is based in Limerick City. EVA 2018 will be curated by Inti Guerrero – the Tate Adjunct Curator for Latin American Art. Con is a collector and in the past has sponsored a graduate bursary in LSAD and a gift of work by Pauline Bewick to the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.

Second Panel: The Art Market

Part Two - Advice on Wealth Management within an Art Collection

Second Panel: Art Market Strategy – Part Two

Advice on Wealth Management within an Art Collection

Alan Hobart
Alan HobartArt Dealer and Managing Director of Pyms Gallery
Alan Hobart, is an Art Dealer and Managing Director of Pyms Gallery, London. He and his wife Mary set up Pyms Gallery in 1974. In 1990 Pyms Gallery brought the highly acclaimed exhibition A Free Spirit to the Royal Hibernian Academy. Alan and Mary have been instrumental in forming several of the most comprehensive collections of Irish art. Alan and Mary’s role in stimulating the revival of interest in Irish art was acknowledged by an award from the Irish Post in 1992.  For many years Alan represented the National Gallery of Ireland on a pro bono basis acquiring major works of art for the National Collection. More recently, Pyms Gallery has focused its attention on the markets for blue-chip Old Master, Impressionist, Modern British and Contemporary art. Alan works for an exclusive group of international private collectors.
Carol Lynch
Carol LynchPartner at BDO Customs and International Trade Services Department
Carol Lynch, is a Partner at BDO Customs and International Trade Services Department, Dublin. Carol has over 25 years’ experience in customs services, joining BDO from Crannagh & Co which was established in 2005 and specialised in customs, trade tax and regulation. Carol previously acted as Head of Trade and Customs as well as Vice-Chairman of European Trade Practice for another large accountancy firm in Ireland. Carol is a member of the BDO Brexit Taskforce. Carol has significant expertise in customs, excise, export controls, audits and investigations. She also has significant experience working with clients in international art trade and transactions. She will discuss the importance of knowledge when advising clients on the most tax and trade efficient structures when moving art between various jurisdictions.
Nicola Wallace
Nicola WallaceBarrister- at–Law
Nicola Wallace, is a Barrister- at–Law in London with over 25 years of experience in a wide range of art transactional disputes. Her advice is both pragmatic and considered. In January 2015 Nicola was awarded a distinction in her MSc Art, Law and Business at Christie’s, accredited by the University of Glasgow.  She is a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market and has also attended the Advanced Mediation Course at Harvard Law School, in June 2016 entitled “Mediating Complex Disputes”. In October 2016, she was appointed WIPO Panel Mediator Neutral for Arts & Heritage. Nicola will focus her discussion on the importance of collection and wealth management in terms of preserving value in a significant work of art whilst resolving high risk disputes, to ensure the future saleability of a work of art.

Moderator

Rosanne Mc Donnell Lead Creator & Co-Founder Art$ummit Ireland

Rosanne is an academic lawyer who specialises in art business. She is the founder of Art Agency Ireland and works with a network of art professionals, private consultants, collectors and academic scholars in providing research, consultancy and educational services across commercial and legal sectors within the Irish and international art market. Rosanne’s interests also extend to the cultural importance of art. She is driven by the impact that art has on society and pursues a critical approach that looks at current art collection management practices. She is passionate about engaging in the process of continuous learning by specialising in the hybridisation of business and art, both in Ireland and internationally.

PROGRAMME

INVESTING TIME IN ART

Creating a Collector Culture
Preferences of Collectors in the Art Market Today
Maintaining Value in an Art Collection
Wealth Management within an Art Collection
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