Talks on Collecting
Talks on Collecting

A special series of talks on collecting contemporary art.

We will upload a link to teh zoom recording of this talks soon!


Chaired, curated and hosted by Sean Rainbird, former director of the National Gallery of Ireland. Keynote speech by art economist Dr. Clare McAndrew, followed by panel discussions with artists and leading corporate, private and state collectors.

Date: Saturday 11th November, 2pm – 5pm

Venue: The Auditorium at ‘Making it Work’, Magennis Court, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 FK76


Booking essential. Please email to book your place.


Running order

2pm – 2.15pm:  Opening remarks/introduction by Sean Rainbird

Sean Rainbird is a historian and museum Director. From 2012 – 2022 he was the Director of the National Gallery of Ireland. Past roles include Senior Curator at Tate and Director of Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. He has edited and written several major publications on the work of artists Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys and Sean Scully.

2.20 – 2.45pm: Keynote speech by Dr. Clare McAndrew

Dr. Clare McAndrew is the founder of Arts Economics, a Dublin-based research and consulting firm, established in 2005, that works with international art fairs, dealers, trade associations, auction houses, and national and transnational public institutions. She has published widely on the economics of the art market, including her book entitled Fine Art and High Finance, published by Wiley Press. She also produced an annual macro-economic report on the global art market for The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) from 2005 to 2015. Since 2016, this annual global research on the art market has been produced for Art Basel and UBS. The Art Market, An Art Basel & UBS Report is the industry’s benchmark report on all of the major trends in the global market for art and antiques.

2.45 – 3.30:             Panel discussion – corporate and state collections

Speakers: Christine O’Donovan (Mason Hayes &Curran), John Daly (Hillsboro Fine Art), Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh (Artist), Christina Kennedy (Head of Collections, IMMA)

3.30pm – 3.45pm:    Q&A

3.45pm – 4.00pm:    Coffee break

4.00pm – 4.45pm:    Panel discussion on private collections

Speakers: Michael Corrigan, Danielle Ryan, Diana Copperwhite (Artist), Oliver Sears (gallerist)

4.45pm – 5pm:          Q&A / Closing remarks

Starts: 11th November 2023 at 2:00pm
Ends: 11th October 2023