06 May

Public Program: 5 x 5 – The Artist and the Patron

This forum considers the contemporary collecting environment and practices.

Forum participants

Facilitator: Edmund Capon AM OBE

Panelists: Dr Dick Quan, Lisa Paulsen, Julian Meagher

The history of art patronage stretches millennia. Once the privilege and duty of the great and powerful; kings, queens, emperors and the Church, patronage has supported the creation and preservation of great works of art through active commissioning and custodianship. Today’s patronage takes place in the global marketplace, fuelled by commerce, investment strategies, gallerist brokers and tastemakers, and artist pivots – be they superstars or on the rise.

This forum considers the contemporary collecting environment and practices. It considers: relationships that are built between collectors and artists; How does one inform and influence the practices and taste of the other?  What drives the urge to collect, to possess, to hold? Custodian or collector? Philanthropic or private impulse? How does the gallerist shape contemporary patronage?

These and other issues to be explored.

Bookings essential. Please call 4735 1100 or email gallery@penrith.city

06 May 2018 2:00 pm

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