An informed art collector,
makes a better custodian
Sometimes to make a lasting, confident decision, it is advisable to seek expertise. Backed by over twenty five years experience, our consultation services meld expertise with flexibility and a passion for custodianship.
Our approach bears the big picture in mind. From finding, choosing, caring for, sharing and imparting your art collection, we empower collectors to make confident decisions at every stage of their journey. This can mean sourcing works of art, commissioning paintings and fine art portraits, arranging custom framing, organising installation, advising on conservation, valuing art and facilitating resale.
Across her more than twenty-five years in the field, our Director Angela Tandori has built an expansive network that spans writers, curators, framers, conservators, galleries, consultants, financial advisors to the arts, auctioneers and valuers. She is graduate of art history, has a Certificate of Auction and Valuation Practice and has served for seven years on the Executive of the Art Consulting Association of Australia, where she was President between 2019 and 2023.
This expertise alongside close attention to your needs lies at the heart of our consultation services. So, whether you want to hone, expand or start your art collection, let us lead you with professional, thoughtful and bespoke guidance.
Optimize your experience and investment in fine art with the assistance of our art experts. To find out more, email email@example.com or call Angela on 0499 184 964.
See our full list of Consultancy services and fees below.
Our Art Consultancy services
Tailored for you, our consultancy services will guide you through every stage of the collecting journey from finding the ideal work, caring for it and right through to parting with it.
Whether you are seeking advice or searching for a specific artwork, we provide professional, discreet and customized consultancy. These services include:
Sourcing works through our network of secondary and primary art market professionals
Public, private and corporate art commissions
Acting as an auction room agent
Confidential auction bidding
Advice about acquisition finance options
From the logistics of protecting, installing and transporting art, through to public speaking and fine art valuations, we place care first. We offer support for:
Advice regarding insurance, freight, framing, lighting and installation
Registration, conversation, installation, storage and shipping
Broadcasting, podcasting, floor talks, lectures and panel moderation
- Fine art valuations for individuals, public institutions, government agencies and Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs)
If you need help sharing your art with friends, family or the public, we can help. For sharing generously, we can aid:
Guided tours in public and private collections, artist-run spaces and art communities
Curatorial expertise for exhibitions and/or collection development
Whether you’re just thinking ahead or ready to move on, we can help you impart your collection stress-free. We provide:
Advice and support for resale
Documenting your collection
Market Reports that provide strategic advice for consignment and selling on the Australian and International art market
Your partner through art thick and thin, we can help guide your collection in whatever direction you need. So remember, focus on being the best custodian you can and leave the rest to your art market experts. To learn more about how an Art Consultant can support you, click here.
What Our Clients Have to Say
Recently, we helped a client authenticate a Charles Blackman drawing bought at auction. In liaising with the Blackman estate, we were able to not only verify it, but provide art historical context.
"Hi Angela, Thank you so much for all of this!... Glad I decided to buy it... I just loved it, now I know it's the real deal. Thanks again"
– Mark G, Melbourne, VIC
Art and market insight
Consulting Service fees
Consulting on buying, selling, collection management phone call (or email) – $65 for 15 minutes
Consulting on buying, selling, collecting, etc – $110 per half-hour
Consulting on whether to buy a work(s) of art – $110 per half-hour
Consulting on how best to sell a work(s) of art – $110 per half-hour
Collection development – $220 per hour or negotiable long-term
Written valuations: The initial work to be valued is $220, then $165 for each subsequent valuation. For large collections we are also able to work at an hourly rate of $220. If necessary, travel to and from your location is charged at $110 per hour.
Written Pre-Purchase Reports – $220 for each work of art. As well as a written report, our purchase reports include a phone consultation with our valuer once you have received your report
Seminars and lectures – $750 plus expenses and up
Critical essay or writing about art – please enquire
Fine art and brokering – please enquire
Clients are informed of fees and charges in advance of transaction.