Stephen Baxter has lived and worked on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, for over 20 years and has over 30 years experience in most aspects of the Fine Art Industry.
As the fully insured owner operator of www.ART247.biz / Specialised Art Services, Stephen overseas all projects, be it restoration, valuations, curatorial or picture hanging, art exhibitions and sculpture installations.
Stephen has a BA Honours degree in Fine Art, with majors in Painting, Sculpture, and Ceramics. He has an extensive knowledge of Australian Art, and the Gold Coast and Northern NSW regions. He is proficient with Vernon and Photoshop and is a specialist in Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics. Stephen was the Exhibition and Collection Co-ordinator @ Gold Coast City Art Gallery (HOTA) for over 10 years as well as overseeing the Sculpture Park installation and maintenance schedule for 10 years prior to that. From 1997 until 2000 Stephen was part of the Exhibition Installation team and from 2001 until his departure was head of the Installation team. He was responsible for overseeing the safe movement and handling of all artwork within the Art Centre, all Council buildings and later Bond University. Stephen has curated, crated, toured, and installed many exhibitions, (see some here) written catalogue essays, and catalogued artworks for the Gold Coast City Collection database.
After leaving DDIAE (University of Southern Queensland) in 1983, Stephen has maintained his primary career as a practicing artist and has worked from his studio in Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, from 2001 to the present. Prior to that Stephen maintained studios in Limpinwood, NSW, 1984/5, Tweed Heads, NSW, 1986/7, Murwillumbah, NSW, 1988/9, Southport, QLD, 1990/91/92 and in 1993 he built (from found materials) his studio @ Limpinwood near Murwillumbah, NSW (follow the link for examples of his artworks and recent history) @ www.stephenbaxter.com.au.
Stephen supplements his art practice by on request, restoring artworks and helping collectors with the tricky business of where to purchase quality artworks. He is also able to guide you in placement, and professionally install your treasured possessions. Stephen has access to databases and industry professionals, giving him insight into all aspects of the fine art industry. If you need someone with a wealth of knowledge and a pair of reliable safe hands and years of practical problem-solving skills. Or you need a contact to help with any aspect of the Fine Art Industry, Stephen Baxter is The Linchpin.
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If you require assistance finding the best galleries to purchase that perfect piece for a space in your house or apartment. Or the most suitable framer for specific jobs on the Gold Coast, or help to find the perfect setting and arrangement for your favourite artworks. Call or email Stephen now for professional picture hanging – installation, valuation, restoration, curatorial or general Art advice.
PHONE 0410-680-976 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org