Director Jane Messenger is uniquely positioned to deliver on standards of institutional excellence. Her expertise in art advisory is grounded in a 13-year curatorial career at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Here, she held the senior position of Curator European and North American Art.
Messenger Art Advisory is a leading art consultancy specialising in the Australian and International art markets. We curate, manage and value corporate, private and institutional collections. Our independent advice on buying, selling and valuing art is tailored to the needs of each client. We ensure our clients to make informed decisions, equipping them with expert appraisals and market reports.
Jane oversaw the display, expansion and valuation of a prestigious collection spanning the Renaissance through to Contemporary Art. Her numerous exhibitions, publications and acquisitions were received with critical and public acclaim. Her success also relied on an ability to manage and foster sponsor, benefactor and media relations.
Jane has lead projects with TATE (Britain), Saatchi Gallery, Bill Viola, Patricia Piccinini, Australia’s major national and state galleries, Art Exhibitions Australia, The David Roche Foundation and Detached Cultural Organisation. She has spoken as an expert on a range of subjects nationally and internationally, to both the public and corporate sectors.
Messenger Art Advisory is uniquely positioned to impart an international perspective to collecting and display. Our clients are provided opportunities to acquire art from the premier art fairs, notably Art Basel (Basel and Hong Kong), TEFAF (Maastricht), Frieze (London) and The Armory Show (New York). Our independent advice is enriched by peer relationships in leading museums, commercial galleries and auction houses nationally and internationally.
We believe that contemporary art can shine a vital lens on where we are as a workplace, a community and a society. Art illuminates the path forward, inspiring use to consider, change and reimagine possibility.