Art provides the world with a sensory experience like no other. To own a piece of this world is a dream, to view it a privilege and to earn a rate of return on it, a bonus. Art Equity has managed to combine all three.
Art Equity is an Australian company delivering art advisory and innovative investment solutions to collectors and investors in Australia and abroad. Our combination of art expertise and education, structured investments and passion offers unprecedented opportunities for clients to build wealth and personal enrichment from Australian art.
Our clients include art lovers, private and corporate collectors and astute investors who integrate art into their broader investment portfolios. We also have advisor relationships with leading financial institutions throughout Australia and Asia.
Art Equity customises art portfolios for clients, for rental to the corporate sector. This enables our clients to generate an income from their art in addition to the potential capital appreciation of the work over time.
We use our extensive networks for sourcing high quality art from both the primary and secondary markets and have exclusively worked on projects with some of Australia's greatest artists, printmakers and Indigenous communities. We also provide a private client advisory service including research, private investment vehicles, specialised advice and acquisition of works at auction.
Reputation and trust is at the core of Art Equity's relationships with artists, suppliers, partners and most importantly, our clients. Art Equity is positioned well to guide the process of acquisition and help build portfolios of important Australian art.
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Equity is proud to be the sponsor of Contempo, a membership category of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales.
Contempo is designed specifically for art enthusiasts who enjoy exploring and being part of Sydney's contemporary art scene. Members are exposed to a diverse range of events including exhibition tours, lecture series, art classes, artist forums and social events at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Art Equity is committed to offering clients a complete art experience. Our relationship with Contempo is a perfect fit.
Supporting Local Charities
Art Equity sponsors mountaineers to raise funds for the Westmead Children's Hospital and Enough is Enough Charity Foundation
Art Equity is proud to support Darren Wise and Shane Pophfer in their quest to conquer the seven highest peaks in the world. The purpose of their expeditions is to raise funds for the Enough is Enough Charity Foundation and the Westmead Children's Hospital.
The pair have already summited Mt Kosciusko (Australia), Mt Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Mt Aconcagua (Argentina). The final three peaks include Vinson (Antarctica), Denali (Alaska) and the mighty Everest (Nepal).http://darrenwise.com.au/
Bikes for Bush Foundation
Bikes for Bush is a unique intiative founded by Art Equity and Australia's pro-cycling team, Pegasus Racing. The foundation promotes positive health and lifestyle benefits through the donation of BMX bicycles to the children in Australia's remote indigenous communities.
Bikes for Bush draws on the talents of Australia's most acclaimed Indigenous artists including Wentja Napaltjarri, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett) and Yannima Tommy Watson amongst, who have painted state-of-the-art bicycles into collectable artworks for a grand auction and charity night on 1 October in Melbourne. At this time the eyes of the world will be on the finest international cyclists at the UCI Road World Championships in Geelong.
"Bikes for Bush is a genuine partnership between the Australian art, sport and corporate communities and Indigenous Australia," says Brett Godfrey, ex-CEO of Virgin Blue.http://www.bikesforbush.com.au/
Dedicated portfolio managers
Extensive market relationships
Earning income from art
Customised investment portfolios
Art Equity Premium
Corporate art rental
Exclusive print publishing
Ongoing research and art market analysis
Independent art valuations
Director and CEO
Raj Nanda, Director and CEO of Art Equity, has held previous executive positions in major financial groups including UBS, Macquarie Bank, Citibank and AGC. He was a founding executive of the Macquarie Infrastructure Group as well as a number of specialist alternate asset class funds in the Asia Pacific region. Holding an MBA as well as a PS 146 he has gained extensive experience in business development, transaction structuring and funds management.
BFA, Dip. Ed, MFAD
Art Equity's Art Director, Ralph Hobbs has a wealth of experience as an artist, art educator and consultant to art institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, Diploma of Education and a Masters in Fine Art and Design. His ongoing studies and life-long passion for art has positioned him as an authority in the industry. Highly regarded for his eye for exceptional art and understanding of what makes an artwork both collectable and valuable is an inherent skill that Art Equity clients have appreciated for many years.
BA (Hons), PGCE (UK)
Managing Director, Art Equity UK
Alistair Bailey is the Managing Director for Art Equity's UK business. Having made the transition from Professional sport nearly a decade ago, Alistair has become a highly regarded commentator on the current investment trends for the art market and, along with Ralph Hobbs, is responsible for the Art Equity Premium portfolio. Alistair is frequently interviewed for television, newspaper and radio and is regular columnist for AHA Investor Magazine and The Switzer Super Report. His extensive knowledge of the historical data as it relates to individual artists and the art market both domestically and internationally is a valuable resource for investors and collectors alike.
The Art Equity Team
People with passion
The Art Equity team is an enthusiastic group of professionals who share a passion for art. We offer a broad mix of skills from art education, gallery management and curatorial backgrounds to financial and investment expertise.
The CBD location of the Art Equity gallery offers a central base to view art and have one-on-one discussions with an Art Equity consultant. Our dynamic exhibition programme covers a diversity of media and artists. We welcome your participation at our events.
As Sydney's premier CBD commercial gallery, Art Equity offers a convenient central base to view art and have one-on-one discussions with an Art Equity consultant. We are located just a short walk from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
In addition to sourcing major works by Australia's blue-chip artists, we represent some of the most collectable emerging and mid-career contemporary artists in this country. We work closely with Indigenous art communities, and exhibitions by internationally-renowned Indigenous artists regularly feature on our exhibition program.
Our gallery provides an intimate environment to view works and discuss options for collections or investment portfolios. Education seminars, artist talks and private client functions are also regularly hosted in Art Equity's gallery.