Seva Frangos

Residing in Singapore and working from a base in Singapore and Perth, Seva Frangos has over 35 years of experience in Australian and international contemporary art and specialised in the promotion of Australian Indigenous art for over 30 years. With a seamless balance of in-depth experience in public art museums and galleries together with the government and commercial sectors, Seva Frangos brings a wealth of experience to any project, large or small.

Image: Jonathan Jones, Kamilaroi/Wiradjuri people
Australia b.1978, lumination fall wall weave 2006, Electrical cable, light fittings, bulbs on painted MDF board, 363 x 720 x 25cm (installed, variable)
The Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award 2006 (winning entry). Purchased 2006 with funds from Xstrata Coal through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art © Jonathan Jones
Photo: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA
Image: Jonathan Jones, Kamilaroi/Wiradjuri people
Australia b.1978, lumination fall wall weave 2006, Electrical cable, light fittings, bulbs on painted MDF board, 363 x 720 x 25cm (installed, variable)
The Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award 2006 (winning entry). Purchased 2006 with funds from Xstrata Coal through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art © Jonathan Jones
Photo: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

Seva Frangos is an art advisor residing in Singapore and working  from a base in Singapore and Perth, and is an accredited valuer for the Australian Government’s highly vetted Cultural Gifts Program – Tax Incentives for the Arts in addition to her appointment as an Expert Examiner for the Australian Government’s Moveable Cultural Heritage Act.

Seva Frangos is ideally placed to offer an extensive range of professional services and her consultancy offers creative solutions, relevance, flexibility and client focussed services.

These include expert curatorial, collection, exhibition, sponsorship and patronage advice and valuation and project management services. Indigenous art continues to be one key focus, having worked closely with Australian Indigenous communities and artists for over 30 years.

Previously the Deputy Director at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth for ten years following her appointment as Senior Project Officer, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, Sydney, Seva Frangos was the Founder and Director of her widely respected commercial gallery (2006 – 2015) and continues to operate her well-established art advisory service. She is the author of the 185page book Timothy Cook: Dancing with the Moon, UWA Publishing, the highly acclaimed artist from the Tiwi Islands.  

With a seamless balance of in-depth experience in public art museums and commercial galleries, together with substantial experience with government, corporate and private clients, Seva Frangos can address a broad range of projects and requests – both large and small.

Seva Frangos is equally pleased to source one artwork, assemble a large collection or installation or undertake major projects. Given her extensive professional network, Seva Frangos can assemble a team to ensure all aspects of project requirements are satisfied.  

Regular attendance at numerous international art fairs, forums and major exhibitions and maintaining a strong and extensive professional network within Australia and abroad is a priority.

As a client-driven service, discretion and confidentiality is assured.

ACCREDITATIONS
  • Member, Art Consulting Association of Australia
  • Member, National Association for the Visual Arts
  • Accredited Valuer, Australian Government, Cultural Gifts Program
  • Expert Examiner, Australian Government, Moveable Cultural Heritage

Qualifications

- BA (Anthropology, Macquarie University; Fine Arts, Sydney University)  
- Post-Graduate Diploma, Museum Studies (Sydney University)

Professional Memberships / Appointments

- Approved Valuer, Australian Commonwealth Government’s Cultural Gifts Program – Tax Incentive to the Arts
- Expert Examiner, Australian Commonwealth Government, Moveable Cultural Heritage
- Member, National Association of the Visual Art
- Member, Art Consulting Association of Australia

Previous Government appointed Board positions:  

- Board Member, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2015-2018)
- Visions of Australia, Commonwealth Government, Canberra (1993-1997)

Lender to major public galleries; Foundation member, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; significant donor Murdoch University Art Collection, Perth; donor to various public collections.

Clients Include

Artbank Australia, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Library of Australia, Canberra
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Parliament House, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Local Government collections and authorities, Perth and State-wide
Public and Private Hospital Collections, Australia-wide
Regional Galleries and Contemporary Art Organisations, Australia-wide
Western Australian State Government agencies
University Collections, Australia-wide
Numerous architectural and interior design firms  

Selection of Corporate/Business Clients  + Private Collections

BHP, Perth
Far East Consortium, Perth + Hong Kong
Geyer, Perth + Chevron Australia
Janet Holmes à Court Collection, Perth
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth + Australian Capital Equity
Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne
Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Perth
Westin Hotel, Perth + Bar Studio, Melbourne
Woodside, Perth
Xstrata Coal, Sydney

experience
2015 - ONWARDS

Perth and Singapore: Art advisory services include sourcing acquisitions for the corporate sector and individuals, selecting, procuring and managing the installation of artworks and collections for the corporate sector; professional valuation services for Australian and Indigenous contemporary art; developing and reviewing policy and strategy objectives for art galleries and museums; organising and contributing to exhibitions and commissions, large and small.

2006 - 2015

Founder and Director Seva Frangos Art gallery, Subiaco specialising in Indigenous art and showcasing contemporary Chinese art for three years. During its decade of operation, the gallery hosted over 100 exhibitions of Indigenous art, and during its last three years highlighted the work of contemporary Chinese artists. During these ten years the gallery received considerable support for its artists from the public, corporate and private sector, and worked closely with a wide range of clients, including national and State art galleries and organisations, to assist in their acquisition of these significant artists.

1997 - 2015

Founder Seva Frangos Art Consultancy, Perth

Organised numerous special exhibitions in collaboration with galleries and arts organisations in Melbourne and Western Australia; worked closely and successfully with significant public collections to promote the acquisition of important artists.

2005 - 2008

Established and coordinated three-year program for Xstrata Coal, for Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award hosted by the Queensland Art Gallery.

1987 - 1997

Deputy Director/Director of Exhibitions and Development at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Sourced and presented all local, national and international exhibitions, both here and abroad, together with managing the Gallery’s collection, educational, publication and marketing programs, including her role as Exhibition Director for the 1990 Venice Biennale, representing two Aboriginal artists, Rover Thomas and Trevor Nicholls.

1988 one of three official delegates on behalf of the State Government of Western Australia to assist in establishing a cultural program between the State and its sister State, the Zhejiang Province, China.

1989 official guest of the British Council to visit numerous galleries in London and Oxford to explore exhibitions and collection opportunities.

Travelled extensively overseas on behalf of the State Gallery to Asia, Europe and USA. Member and judge for various art panels and awards, and provided key-note papers and addresses.

1983 - 1987

Senior Project Officer, Visual Arts Board, AustraliaCouncil her responsibilities included establishing and implementing a national and state-based infrastructure for touring exhibitions and the program of Australian and international exhibitions, and in the mid-90s she was a Member of Visions of Australia Committee, recommending assistance for national touring exhibitions to the Federal Minister.

1979 - 1983

Regional arts and tertiary teaching appointments; the inaugural Director, Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery, NSW

SEVA Frangos

ART CURATORIAL ADVICE + MANAGEMENT SERVICES