''ArtiFacts Arts Consultancy undertook a valuation for the purposes of a review of our Birrung Gallery in Sydney. Jane completed this task professionally, and did an excellent job of communicating the complexities around different valuation methodologies to people who are not skilled in the art industry. World Vision has been fortunate to draw on the professional skills of someone the calibre of Jane."
- Dr Mark Moran, Head, Australia Program, World Vision Australia
ArtiFacts offers specialist art services to private and public corporations, organisations and publicly funded institutions to assist in the delivery of programs and events across a range of needs, such as: event content, corporate social responsibility, educative requirements, public relations, social networking or fundraising. Highlights include:
Friends of the Orange Regional Gallery, NSW, 2015 –
ArtiFacts delivered a lecture on ascribing value to the Friends of the Orange Regional Gallery.
Art Month 2013, Sydney –
ArtiFacts produced Indigenous program content and hosted events, which included devising and chairing discussion panels on Aboriginal art topics and conducting gallery speaking tours.
SBS Television, Sydney, 2011 –
ArtiFacts recorded podcasts for SBS staff on the Corrigan Aboriginal art loan collection.
Corporate Social Responsibility
SBS Television, Sydney, 2012 –
ArtiFacts provided lectures and walking tours of Indigenous works on loan from the Corrigan Collection for incoming staff of the new channel: National Indigenous TV, and conducted lectures/tours of the collection at the television station's premises for staff and the general public during NAIDOC week.
University of NSW Art & Design (formerly College of Fine Arts), Sydney –
ArtiFacts provided lectures for the Masters of Arts Administration course: SAHT9125 - The Australian Art Market, 2012-2014.
Other projects and lectures can be found here.
AUCTION MARKET AGENT
In addition to Valuations and Services for Art Collectors, ArtiFacts also offers clients specialist auction industry knowledge. With over twelve years working directly in the industry, and over twenty years’ experience in the fine arts and antiques sector, Jane Raffan has knowledge of all specialist departments in major Australian auction houses, and can offer expedient and objective advice to clients who are seeking to have collections or individual items appraised and consigned to auction.
While at Phillips International Auctioneers, Australia, and Shapiro, Jane contributed to the cataloguing process for an extensive array of material: from Australian paintings and photography to European works of art; a broad range of decorative arts, including jewellery, silver, porcelain and antique furniture; all categories of Design material, from the late 19th century through to contemporary exponents; and collectables as diverse as sporting memorabilia, garden statuary, militaria, Australian pottery and Clarice Cliff ceramics.
Of particular interest to legal practitioners and trustees, ArtiFacts can act as a conduit to expediting consignment of material that must be sold by public auction.
Jane Raffan maintains an extensive network of specialist contacts within the auction industry, and has no contracted business relationship with any auction house, so clients can be assured of receiving advice that is designed to produce the best results.
SERVICES FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, MUSEUMS & NGOs
Works of art are accessioned into collections of many regional and small museums through various means and it is often the case that some have scant catalogue records compared with those acquired directly to fill collection gaps.
ArtiFacts can provide art valuations, significance assessments for collections or individual works, as well as up-to-date research and cataloguing, including copyright information. Writing material for education and public programs or marketing purposes is also offered.
ArtiFacts is cognisant of the limited budgets available to small museums for collection development in non-core areas and is willing to work within negotiated parameters. ArtiFacts also applies this approach when working with NGOs and charitable organisations.
Government agencies and departments also accumulate collections over time, within which works of art vary in significance and value. Relocations, department mergers and other influences impact the care and control of these assets.
Below is a selection of entities for whom ArtiFacts has provided art audit, valuation and collection management services:
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Australian Museum, Sydney
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC
Hume City Council, VIC
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth
Moree Plains Art Gallery, NSW
National Museum of Australia, ACT
New South Wales Government (Dept. Family & Community Services)
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, NSW
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Queensland Government (Dept. State Development)
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, NSW
World Vision Australia, Sydney (Birrung Gallery)
In line with corporate acquisition and display strategies, ArtiFacts is able to contextualise collections to satisfy a broad spectrum of in-house reporting or PR needs. Corporate services extend from writing and editing services to project management of asset inventories and other reporting procedures, and may include:.
• Wikipedia pages and corporate web content
• acquisition strategies
• annual reports
• press releases, speeches and background briefs
• CSR mission statements
• profiles for industry journal articles
• updated inventory cataloguing descriptions and display labels
ArtiFacts is also available for commissioned (authored) or in-house books and catalogues and can advise and/or manage associated catalogue and print production procedures.
Examples of Jane Raffan’s written material can be found on the ArtSpeak pages: articles and art market commentary. Other projects, such as lectures and judging can be found here.