Career Spotlight: Art Advisor

ArtsHub put five questions to Art Advisor Mark Hughes in order to get beneath the skin of this profession, and learn how to be successful at it.
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Mark Hughes Art Advisory.

Love working with art but don’t want to be tied down to a traditional gallery system? Then art consulting may the career path for you.

As the art market has grown – especially with the boom of art fairs over the past 20 years – more and more collectors are looking at alternative ways of building collections and living with art. But knowing what to buy can be tricky – some people feel shy in a gallery space, others lack the confidence to purchase boldly, and many people know what they like, but have no idea where to find it.

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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

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