Sunday May 28 2:00 – 3:30 2017
New Media Gallery Talk
Laing Brown on Collecting Contemporary Art
We are delighted to welcome Laing Brown who will share his extensive experience, personal insights and passion for art in
an enjoyable and accessible talk: Collecting Contemporary Art. Laing lays out the 10 RULES for collecting contemporary art,
and will speak to why collecting contemporary art is so worthwhile.
A noted art collector, Laing and his wife Kathleen have more than thirty years experience in collecting contemporary art,
travelling worldwide to work with leading gallerists, dealers, auction houses, corporate and private collections,
public museums and other art professionals. Their devoted support of the visual arts is longstanding. Laing is currently a
Board member and Chair of the Acquisitions Committee for the Audain Art Museum and a trustee of the Jack & Doris
Shadbolt Foundation. Previous posts held by Laing include eight years as an external, expert advisor for contemporary,
international art to the National Gallery of Canada Acquisitions Committee, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver
Art Gallery and President of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver (CASV). Laing is currently CEO of BrownArtConsulting, Inc.
This talk is free. A cash bar will be available before & after the talk with a small reception to follow.
3rd Floor, Anvil Centre
777 Columbia St , New Westminster
New Media Gallery Open until 8:30pm
Pay parking located beneath Anvil Centre (off 8th)
Skytrain: New Westminster (Across from Anvil)