ARTRA Magazine and Saskia Fernando Gallery in collaboration with Standard Chartered Priority Banking are excited to present the sixth edition of Collectors Desk. A platform founded with the intention to advise and inform an exclusive invitee list of private collectors and corporates on the developments of Sri Lankan contemporary and modern art internationally, the talk series takes place in different locations every year, with a different theme for each edition.
In this, it’s Sixth Edition, the event is honored to have Sonal Singh, Director of Christies India as the guest speaker. The talk panel will include Saskia Fernando, Director of Saskia Fernando Gallery, Art Space and Paradise Road Galleries and Azara Jaleel, Editor of ARTRA Magazine and Curator of Daily ARTRA who will discuss building an art portfolio and art as investment. Guests will also receive an introduction into the workings of Christie’s, the world’s leading auction house, as well as the opportunity to meet with Singh after the event. The growth of any art scene takes place alongside economic development and it is essential that collectors, the corporate sector as well as the investor community sustain the local art scene’s growth of which each edition of Collector’s Desk is curated to address professionals from a myriad of industries.
ARTRA Magazine, established in 2012 is Sri Lanka’s art magazine focusing on visual, performance, applied and written art. Whilst focusing on providing thematic and timely content to local and international readers, ARTRA collaborates with leading local and international art festivals, embassies and cultural partners to ensure the growth of the local art scene in tandem with that of other creative industries in Sri Lanka and South Asia.
Saskia Fernando Gallery was established in 2009 and today represents many of the leading artists in the island. With a large inventory of work the gallery provides both art advisory and consultation services to private collectors. The gallery has collaborated on exhibitions and projects internationally in London, Dubai, Singapore and Los Angeles, with a focus on Sri Lankan contemporary art.
Forthcoming edition of Collector’s Desk will take place on Friday, Feb 15 together with Standard Chartered Priority Centre.