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DRAW March Update

Since Christmas it really has been a case of heads down and all hands on deck at DRAW. Despite the difficulties we have all faced in the last few years it has been so encouraging to see many of our clients posting record years and using this as a springboard to make positive changes to their…

Online Platforms

There has been an undeniable increase in the need for specialists for the online sector of the art industry. DRAW has a long-standing expertise in working with many of the leading online platforms across Europe and the U.S. for years. DRAW has helped our clients sourcing qualified staff and growing…

Bitesize Daily: Sarah Monk – London Art Fair

Sarah Monk is the Director of London Art Fair, which encompasses museum quality Modern British art and international and emerging contemporary art.

Bitesize Daily: Chris Stephens – Holburne Museum

Chris Stephens is Director of the Holburne Museum (https://www.holburne.org/) which has just extended the Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years until 3rd January 2021. Before the Holburne Museum, Chris worked at Tate in London for twenty-one years, for much of that time as Head of Displays at Tate…

Bitesize Daily: Melanie Gerlis

Melanie Gerlis is Art market columnist for the Financial Times; Editor at large at The Art Newspaper and Author of "Art as an investment?"

Bitesize Daily: Guy Schooling – Sworders

We round off this week’s interviews with Guy Schooling, Chairman and Head Specialist, Art & Antiques at Sworders fine art auctioneers. https://www.sworder.co.uk What have you been up to during lockdown? Who would have thought running what was basically a shut down business could be so…

Bitesize Daily: Verity Brown – ROKBOX

Verity Brown is a Director at ROKBOX (https://rok-box.com/), an award winning crate specifically designed to reduce the environmental impact, risk and cost of shipping high value art. What have you been up to during lockdown? The last few years have been a non-stop whirlwind for ROKBOX and so this…

Bitesize Daily: Michael Roberts – PFK Auctioneers

Michael is the Head of Department, Auctioneer & Valuer at PFK Auctioneers, Penrith, Cumbria. What have you been doing during lockdown? I’ve worked throughout lockdown, keeping the business ticking over with online sales/valuations and adapting our business model to ensure a strong second…

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Seeking a new junior auction house opportunity?

Getting a foot on the ladder as an Auction House Specialist, or General Valuer can sometimes be difficult. At DRAW we are in daily contact with candidates frustrated at their lack of progress and disillusioned by the competitiveness of the London market for these roles. My advice is consider taking…

IT’S GOOD IN THE NORTH! Seeking General Valuers….

We are overrun with new General Valuer roles at the moment… see for yourself. As a Scot I am probably biased but it’s great up North! Today is my first day back at work after 2 weeks spent in Scotland and the North Yorkshire coast. We mixed up our time enjoying days in Edinburgh, The…

Seeking General Valuers for the Auction world!

I do not think I can remember a time when there were so many vacancies for Auctioneers and General Valuers for auction houses throughout the UK! It seems that the post-pandemic pent up demand for antiques and collectables is driving a very busy recruitment market. So where will all these General…

Returning to work after parental leave

As part of their latest talk for AWITA this week, our Directors here at DRAW – Nina and Julia, discussed returning to work. Here we will focus on returning to work after parental leave. When Julia and Nina first met, one of their common threads was that they had both recently returned to work…