So you want my arts job: Art Adviser

Between lots of phone calls, gallery visits and research, listening is key to being an Art Adviser, says Anna Waldmann.

Often an art adviser is less known than say a gallerist or an established artist. But for most working in the visual arts sector, Anna Waldmann would be a familiar figure. As the former Director of Visual Arts for the Australia Council for the Arts (along with a swag of other credentials), like many art advisers (or art consultants as they are also known), she has brought that portfolio of careers together to assist others with their collections – be it buying, researching or valuing.

ArtsHub speaks with Waldmann on what it entails to be an art adviser in today’s shifting landscape, and how this profession bridges personal relations and the art market.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina