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Art$ummit 2016

We are delighted to confirm that Art$ummit was a huge success. The audience relished in the advice imparted by our expert speakers. Here’s what journalist, Ros Drinkwater of the Sunday Business Post said about the conference on the 12th of June

Group photograph of our esteemed speakers at Art$ummit, names from left to right. Back Row: James O’ Halloran Adams Auction House, Dr. Clare Mc Andrew ArtEconomics, Barbara Stanley Gallerist London, Frank O’ Reilly Whitney Moore Solicitors, Delphine Munro European Investment Bank Institute.
Front Row: Con Quigley co-founder Art$ummit and BDO Corporate Finance, Rachel Reilly Sotheby’s London, Oliver Sears Gallerist Dublin, Hugh Murray Chairman EVA International, Dr. Barbara Dawson Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, Rosanne Mc Donnell Co-founder Art$ummit and Art Agency Ireland.

Information on Art$ummi 2016 speakers and programme can be found below.

Art$ummit 2016 in conjunction with EVA International

The first of its kind in Ireland, Art$ummit, is an art business conference that will bring together the highest calibre of industry professionals and academics to share their insights into the changing landscape of the global middle art market and Ireland’s relevance therein. The conference will also provide invaluable insights from highly respected curators into the role of collection management. It will conclude  with advice from tax, legal and wealth management experts on strategies for collectors, commercial gallerists and key industry players.

Keynote speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

Rosanne Mc Donnell
Rosanne Mc Donnell qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and worked in general practice in areas of probate and commercial law for private clients. In 2013 she moved in-house to specialise in intellectual property law, visual artists’ rights and art business. In 2015, she set up Art Agency Ireland in response to a number of requests from galleries, collectors and artists seeking legal advice on art matters. She travels extensively to research European and American markets attending art business and finance conferences, and is currently writing a book on Transparency in the Art Market.

    Con Quigley
    Con Quigley, is a Corporate Finance Partner with BDO in Ireland, the world’s largest Europe-led Accountancy network with over 55,000 employees in 138 countries. His area of specialism is venture capital and valuations, strategic reviews, tax-structuring, accounting, negotiating and exiting management-led investments in Ireland, the US and the UK. His international VC experience and background in marketing has assisted companies to successfully plan and fund their growth, by developing robust valuation methodologies for complex and intangible business assets especially IP, market-rights, contentious share values and strategic interests.

      Dr. Clare Mc Andrew
      Dr. Clare Mc Andrew, set up Arts Economics in 2005 providing research and consulting services to the global art trade and financial sector. Clare has published widely on the economics of the art market. She also produces an annual macro-economic report on the global art market for The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF). Clare is a founding member of the Art Investment Council which was founded in 2012. Clare has been a guest lecturer at Trinity College Dublin in the Trinity Irish Art Research Centre (TRIAC) and at Christie’s Education and the Sotheby’s Institute in London.

        Barbara Stanley
        Barbara Stanley is the owner of the Barbara Stanley Gallery in London. Barbara’s interest in art developed as she was growing up in the West of Ireland. In 2002 Barbara left the corporate world to pursue her interest in art and establish the first gallery in London to specialise in the works of Irish contemporary artists. Since she set up the gallery, Barbara has consistently promoted the work of Irish artists and brought the talented artists and sculptors she represents to London and, increasingly, an overseas clientele.

          James O’ Halloran
          James O’ Halloran, is Managing Director of Adam’s Auction House in Dublin. It is Ireland’s leading Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. It was founded in 1887 and has developed its expertise in many fields and currently offers specialist sales and has expertise in important Irish Art to include Contemporary and Modern Art. 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 University College Dublin and the University of Limerick.

            Oliver Sears
            Oliver Sears is the owner of the Oliver Sears Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery based in Dublin and run by Mr. Sears and Jane Norton. The gallery has a contemporary exhibition programme representing both emerging and well established, through gallery exhibitions, international art fairs and the exchange of exhibitions in galleries overseas. The gallery actively deals in the secondary market sourcing specialised works for its collectors. He has over twenty years’ experience in the field of Contemporary and Modern art and is passionate about the subject in all its complexities and contradictions.

              Delphine Munro
              Delphine Munro, is the Head of Arts at the European Investment Bank Institute. She worked for in the Musée National d’Art Moderne-Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Foundation Cartier, Paris; Institute Français, Prague, Sotheby’s London and BNP Paribas and HSBC London. Her art sector experience encompasses Arts Management, Corporate Cultural Management; Marketing; Sponsorship and Valuation. Specific areas of work include strategic management of art in a corporate context; curating exhibitions; promoting corporate cultural responsibility in the public domain via the arts; commissioning of works of art for large private and public sector banks.

                Dr. Barbara Dawson
                Dr. Barbara Dawson was appointed as the first female director of The Hugh Lane Gallery in 1991. In 1998 she orchestrated the acquisition of Francis Bacon’s entire studio, bringing it back to Ireland piece by piece to document and recreate it with archaeological precision within the gallery, obtained additional paintings and many of Bacon’s unfinished pieces and established a standard-setting database to allow research into Bacon’s work. And since then has been curating and building exhibitions around the gallery’s core collection ever since. She has written extensively about modern and contemporary art and Dr Dawson was conferred by the NCDA as an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 2010.

                  Catherine Marshall
                  Catherine Marshall, is a freelance art writer and curator. She has worked as the Head of Collections at the IMMA from 1995 to January 2007, when she was seconded to the Arts Council of Ireland and later to the Royal Irish Academy where she co-edited Vol. V of the Art and Architecture of Ireland, (Dublin and New Haven) 2014. She has been a lecturer in the History of Art Department at TCD (1986 -1995) and a guest lecturer in UCD, NCAD and at the National Gallery of Ireland. She has curated exhibitions of Irish art in Ireland, the United States, Canada and China. She was a board member of the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin. She has published widely on Irish art.

                    Rachel Reilly
                    Rachel Reilly, is Deputy Director & Valuation Manager, Sotheby’s London. She is part of a worldwide team of experts that provides valuations for private collections, museums, fiduciaries, and corporations. She also provides valuations for all works of art, from large collections to single items, which range within our fields of expertise and which we would normally include at auction. Before joining Sotheby’s she spent several years with Christies in London and has a wealth of knowledge about building value in one’s collection.

                      Mary McLoughlin
                      Mary Mc Loughlin, is Director of Maurice Ward & Company limited. She established the Fine Art Handling and Transport Division in the group in 2009 and has built a world class asset based specialist art division. This excellence was recognised by ICEFAT membership attained in 2011. Mary oversees 12 specialist professionals in sectors such as caring for, handling and shipping works of art, artefacts and antiquities for museums, galleries, dealers, and premier auction houses, corporate and private collectors. She has a background in design and a passion for contemporary art. She is the founding member of the Leopold Bloom Art award, Central Europe’s most prestigious contemporary visual art award.

                        Frank O’ Reilly
                        Frank O’ Reilly is a partner with Whitney Moore Solicitors, a well-established Irish law firm based in Dublin. He qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and has been a partner in the firm since 1985. Frank’s main areas of practice are insolvency and private client. On the private client side, Frank specialises in the administration of estates, wills, trusts and the legal aspects of inheritance, gift and capital gains tax matters. He has spoken at conference on the topic of art tax strategies and estate planning for private collectors.

                          ART$UMMIT 2016

                          In conjunction with EVA INTERNATIONAL

                          Ireland and the Global Art Market:
                          An Art Business, Tax and Law Conference

                          The Global Art Market in 2016
                          Dr. Clare Mc Andrew, Arts Economics, TEFAF Art Market Report 2016

                          Does Nationality Enhance Value in the Global Art Market
                          Panel Discussion: Panellists Adams Auction House, Oliver Sears Gallery, Barbara Stanley Gallery London.

                          Building a Robust Collection Management Strategy
                          Ms. Delphine Munro, Head of Arts, The European Investment Bank Institute, Luxembourg

                          The Cultural and Business Dynamics of an Art Collection
                          Panel Discussion: Panellists Hugh Lane Gallery, Catherine Marshall Curator, Sotheby’s London, Whitney Moore Solicitors, Art Agency Ireland, BDO Corporate Finance and Maurice Ward Art Handling

                          10am to 2pm (Followed by a Complimentary Lunch in Dromoland Castle’s Restaurant and Guided Tour of EVA International’s exhibition, ‘Still (the) Barbarians’, in Limerick city)

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