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Christie’s Education Expands its Art Business Programme to Sydney

28 Oct 2019

To celebrate Christie’s 50th anniversary in Australia, Christie’s Education is partnering with Christie’s Australia and Michael Reid Gallery to deliver an exclusive course, Art Business: Markets, Finance and Law, taking place from 6-8 November in Sydney. 

“Christie’s Education has the global network to bring together key players in the art business world, both local and international,” says Glen Hardwick-Bruce, Programme Director of Continuing Education, Christie’s Education London. 

Over three days, participants will explore the role of the artist, the gallery and the art fair, the value of art, along with the auction business, art law and taxation, emerging markets and art and technology. 

“The Australian art market has been slowly intermeshing with the tastes of the world and Christie’s forthcoming Art Business course in Sydney has been designed to share understanding of the current market as well as to map future trends and changes. It is a must-attend for art professionals and those wanting to become one,” remarks Michael Reid OAM, Chairman and Director of the Michael Reid gallery. 

Christie’s opened its regional office in Australia in 1969 to give Australian art collectors a conduit to the international markets as well as local auctions. 

“The art market in Australia has often been viewed as a localised hothouse of artists and their collectors, existing on the outer fringes of the international art market. With increasing globalism, international travel and the rise of international art fairs, collectors and artists are becoming more enmeshed in the world scene. In 2019, the Australian art market is more mature and engaged with wider international art movements,” explains Ronan Sulich, Christie’s Representative in Australia. 

Find more information about the Art Business: Markets, Finance and Law course here.. The programme is sponsored by Kelly+Partners in Sydney.