Ainslie is a specialist in her field, with postgraduate academic expertise in Australian and international contemporary art. Her academic qualifications complement her career as a fine arts valuer, independent art consultant and art dealer, curator and gallery director, spanning over two decades. During these years, she has cultivated a significant artist and client database, developing and maintaining strong relationships and ensuring the high-quality design and research outcomes for her clients. With Ainslie’s academic qualifications and her longevity in the fine arts, Ainslie has developed an extensive understanding of contemporary art and the business of art.
Ainslie is currently a Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Art) Candidate at The University of Western Australia (UWA). Ainslie’s postgraduate academic achievements include a Master of Curatorial Studies in Fine Arts by Research and a Graduate Certificate in Business from UWA. Her undergraduate achievements include a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture) from Curtin University, Bentley; a Certificate in Museum Studies from Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley; and she studied a Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Cultural Studies) also at Curtin University.
Ainslie is a former committee Councillor and Vice President for the Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and a former committee Councillor for the Alliance Française de Perth.
AGAC is not bound to or by any specific art dealer, auction house or gallery. We solely represent our client’s interest in the market, providing a personalised, independent and impartial service. Ainslie works only in her clients’ best interests and does not have conflicting priorities.
As an art valuer, Ainslie has been appraising artworks for over two decades. Ainslie employs ethical research procedures supported by in-depth industry knowledge to document, research and value extensive and modest collections for private and corporate clientele.
As your art collection manager, Ainslie provides a comprehensive assessment of your collection. Including collection identity and development, strategic guidance on acquisitions, deaccessions, and short- and long-term planning.
As your art project manager, Ainslie provides a convenient one-stop access point to the fine arts. Speaking the language of the developer, planner, designer, architect, and artist, Ainslie works to collaborate, link and integrate.
Engaged from the initial planning stage to ensure the artistic concepts fit precisely into their environments, enabling Ainslie to deliver a distinctive sense of place with signature art and design features; cost-effectiveness, amenity & safety, and a unique spatial vitality that will captivate intrigue and beautify.
Ainslie assists in developing small to large scale art projects and engaging artists across various mediums to create permanent or temporary artworks to enliven interior or exterior spaces. Accurately matching the client to the artist and providing seamless service, Ainslie delivers artworks of excellence on time and budget.
Ainslie’s client network spans private individuals, property developers, interior designers, the corporate sector, the financial community, resource sector, resort industry, and legal community, with many established long-term client relationships.
Selected Professional Development
Visible Ink Symposium for the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance @ Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle
Remix Summit 2018: Culture Technology Entrepreneurship @ State Theatre Centre, Perth WA
Art & Artists: Public Galleries Summit 2018 @ Carriageworks, Sydney NSW
Art and Its Directions 2017 – AAANZ Conference @ The University of Western Australia
In Cahoots Discussion Panel: An expert panel of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists, curators and studio coordinators from across Australia @ Fremantle Arts Centre
Feeling the Past: Indigenous Emotions and History Symposium @ The University of Western Australia
The Art of Attribution: The Catalogue Raisonné in the 21st Century @ The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Cultural Compact Showcase – Committee for Perth @ Perth Concert Hall, WA
Creating Value An Arts and Culture Sector Policy Framework 2010-2015 Launch @ Art Gallery Western Australia, Theatrette, Perth, WA
Development and Strategy Policy Framework Focus Group – Department of Culture and the Arts @ Perth Concert Hall, WA
Creating a Vision for the Arts Sector in WA – Committee for Perth @ Parmelia Hilton Perth, WA
Economies of Desire: Art Collecting & Dealing Across Cultures – 32nd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art @ Melbourne University, VIC
Women on Boards Seminar / Workshop @ West Perth, WA