Urban Art Walks

Art Walking Tours, Cottesloe


Join art consultant and Cottesloe resident Ainslie Gatt on free walking tours, exploring the local public art while discovering this beautiful beachside suburb.

Since 2005 Cottesloe Beach has hosted the annual ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ art exhibition, which exhibits thought-provoking three-dimensional artwork by artists from around the world.

As of this, many sculptural works have become permanent fixtures throughout Cottesloe, joining the already rich and eclectic public art collection.

Ainslie Gatt is a professional senior art consultant who has been operating in the Visual Arts industry since 1994, as a curator, gallery director, independent consultant, and adviser.

She has worked diligently to build strong professional relationships, with private, corporate, and institutional collectors, delivering a customised and confidential service.

Her company, Ainslie Gatt Art Consultancy presents innovation in art projects in Perth.

Since 2007 to 2014, Ainslie has exhibited visual artists in the unconventional setting of the Perth Concert Hall, developing relationships with audiences of the venue and binding fine art with fine music. A more recent venture of Ainslie’s is exhibiting art-in-context, by curating exhibitions in private homes.

Ainslie is established globally, working with international artists exhibiting in Perth; in 2013, she worked with the Vietnam Consul General to bring an exhibition to Perth from Vietnam, celebrating 40 years of relations with Australia. In 2010, Ainslie brought to Perth a major international exhibition by German based artist Marc Schmitz.

Ainslie continues to work with national and international clients, from: valuing art, purchasing art for private clients to super yachts, preparing collection policies, arranging commissions for private homes to leading global mining companies, preparing condition reports, and sourcing rare books and early maps for many corporate and private collectors.

Ainslie joined the Council of the Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2007; she was elected Vice President in 2009. Due to work commitments Ainslie resigned from the council in June 2010. Ainslie studied the Bachelor of Art degree in Communication and Cultural Studies from Curtin University WA, has completed the Certificate of Museum Studies at Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley, and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Art in Visual Culture, at Curtin University, WA.

Ainslie has been published in numerous periodicals, as a Visual and Performing Arts writer, including the Australian Art Sales Digest and VIP Perth – a lifestyle magazine.

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