Catherine has a wealth of knowledge about visual art, and Australasian art in particular. She's knowledgeable, but also accessible: She makes art fun and meaningful. No matter what your level of understanding when you meet Catherine, she will enhance that understanding and help you make the right choices. More than 10 years after my first acquisition, I am just as happy with my collection as ever, and would use Catherine again in a heartbeat.
Sherritt International Corporation
Catherine Asquith is a highly educated and experienced arts professional. With an academic background in Art History, extensive international travel and encompassing in excess of 15 years working within the Australian art market, across both the primary and secondary sectors, she is well placed to provide bespoke art advisory services.
Prior to establishing Catherine Asquith Art Advisory, Catherine Asquith forged a reputation for excellence and professionalism during her ownership and direction of Catherine Asquith Gallery. Committed in her role as a leading gallerist, Catherine sought to introduce discerning collectors to exceptional Australian and international artists, and their work. The exhibition program comprised regular solo and curated group exhibitions, presented the genres of painting, sculpture, photography and limited edition prints, and, on occasions, commissioned catalogue essays by leading arts writers. Many of the gallery's exhibitions received positive critiques from the arts press. In total, the gallery presented in excess of 200 exhibitions
The gallery’s represented artists’ work demonstrated a thematic and technical cohesion inherent to their individual art practices; acknowledged the legacy of art history; and reflected an intelligent and unique interpretation of a particular subject. Artists represented by the gallery had expansive national and international careers, by virtue of their participation in various residencies, exhibitions and art fairs. Catherine Asquith Gallery successfully placed numerous artworks in both private and corporate collections across the globe.
Invited to become a member of the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) in 2008, in recognition of her professional conduct meeting with the ACGA's strongly upheld membership criteria. Catherine was elected State Chair (Vic/Tas) and became a National Board member in 2011. Catherine retained membership until 2013, when she closed the gallery.
Catherine Asquith's commitment to developing the profile of the gallery and its represented artists extended to very successful participation in local and international art fairs. As a result, Catherine Asquith has extended her network and working knowledge of the contemporary art market to include an appreciation of the burgeoning Asian art market.
Art advisory services are provided for both private and corporate clientele, and artists.
Catherine Asquith Art Advisory Services is committed to providing a professional and confidential service.