“Art as an investment [, yes] - but not only for money. If you invest in art, you also invest in a different attitude, a new way to look at things. It’s an investment that enriches your way of life”
— Marianne Boesky, art dealer NY

Art Advisor and Consultant

Tim Olsen

Tim Olsen


Dip.Painting/B Art Ed

Tim Olsen has spent his entire life immersed in the visual arts. He learnt at home by watching his father, leading Australian artist, John Olsen , and later pursued his own studies in art. He completed 7 years at art school in Sydney, majoring in painting and printmaking followed by a Bachelor of Art Education. He established the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney in 1993 and merged with respected dealer Rex Irwin 2013 to form Olsen Irwn. Now OLSEN Gallery, it remains one of Australia's most successful contemporary galleries. In 2017, Tim Olsen launched OLSEN GRUIN Gallery in Soho, New York showcasing contemporary Australian artists including John Olsen, TV Moore, McLean Edwards.

Tim is on the Foundation Board of the University of NSW (UNSW) and provides a scholarship to new graduates of the College of Fine Arts , known as the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize.

Tim is passionate about nurturing a love of art in others, believing it has the potential to inform us more deeply about the human condition and enrich the environment around us.

Tim offers significant experience and sound independent advice to any collector about the best available art for their own unique circumstances. He has worked successfully with many individuals and businesses, developing individual collections as well as confidence in appreciating art. Tim is a keen collector himself, sourcing a broad range of contemporary works from artists and galleries across Australia.

Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh


MA (Arts Admin) UNSW BA (Fine Art & Italian) ANU & USYD

Fiona has an extensive background across the visual arts generally in Australia. She has a deep understanding of contemporary art practices and the industry and individuals which support it. She is particularly interested in philanthropy in the visual arts and the frameworks which build enduring support.

As an art advisor, Fiona offers clients a meaningful and relevant way in which to experience and acquire art of quality and distinction.

As a commentator, Fiona writes a blog about current art exhibitions and events, providing insights to contemporary art practices and contexts.

As a consultant, Fiona advises organisations and individuals in the visual arts, on issues and strategies which include philanthropy and funding, events, commissions, residencies and touring exhibitions.