“FLORA FAIRBAIRN IS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AND INNOVATIVE CURATORS IN BRITISH ART"
- Harper's Bazaar
Flora Fairbairn has been curating exhibitions around the globe for over 20 years, ranging from one-off performances and installations to large-scale group exhibitions and festivals. With a background in architecture and the built environment, Flora is known as one of the pioneers of the pop-up movement, and for staging cutting edge exhibitions in a wide range of both derelict and recently refurbished spaces. Previous locations include a disused gin distillery, a derelict factory, an empty church in Venice, the top of the Trellick Tower in west London, the vaults below Somerset House and a pop up gallery in Selfridges.
Building on long-standing working relationships with some of the best technicians, creatives and specialists around, we deliver projects on every scale, whether compiling and installing an art collection in a new client's home, commissioning an artwork to support a charity, or producing exhibitions and installations for corporate clients and institutions.
“NOT JUST A TRACK RECORD FOR SPOTTING TALENT, BUT OF CREATING ARRESTING SHOWS IN UNUSUAL SPACES”
- FT How to Spend It
With unrivalled access to artists' studios and highly sought after gallery inventories, we are uniquely positioned to offer collectors the key to some of the most exclusive art (both contemporary and secondary market) available on and off the market. We work with first time buyers as well as private and corporate collectors, and we are recognised for delivering exclusive and discrete art consultancy services that encompass everything from intimate studio visits for one-off acquisitions, to site-specific projects and commissions, and collections management. Flora Fairbairn has been an independent curator and art consultant for over 20 years and has worked on a wide array of collaborations across the arts, building art collections, curating exhibitions, producing commissions and nurturing artists’ careers. Having worked closely with over 500 artists, Flora's unique, artist-focused approach is complemented by long-standing relationships with those artists, collectors, galleries and institutions. This unrivalled experience allows us to offer our clients a unique and highly sought-after access point to some of the most exciting and innovative art today. Many artworks that have been acquired through Flora have soared in value, and she has gained a reputation for having an eye for artists to watch. This strong visual sense comes from her background in architecture and being from a family of artists, as well as her broad knowledge of art, ensuring that the work acquired by her clients fits well within their collection.