TALK ONE: Bitcoins or Bullion

Thursday 2 May, 3pm

Does the art market offer more than commercial opportunities? And what lies ahead for it? Can the traditional dealer gallery thrive in our online era? What does survival look like for tomorrow’s artists and what will collectors be acquiring? Hamish Coney chairs a discussion with Séraphine Pick, Walter Langelaar, Anna Miles and Ryan Moore.

Hamish Coney (Chair) is an independent art advisor and writer who co-founded Auckland’s contemporary art auction house Art + Object and was managing director from 2007 - 2018.

Séraphine Pick is an important New Zealand’s painter. Known as one of the ‘pencil-case artists’ to emerge from the School of Art at University of Canterbury in Christchurch in the 1990s she is now based in Wellington and exhibits regularly throughout New Zealand and in Australia.

Walter Langelaar is senior lecturer in the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington. He is an artist and subcultural activist from the Netherlands. His work in media arts and design questions our digitally networked cultures and infrastructure in varying dimensions through sculpture, installation, online performance and critical intervention.

Anna Miles emerged as an art writer and curator in the 1990s before establishing her dealer space in the Canterbury Arcade in central Auckland in 2003. In 2014 she relocated the Gallery to Upper Queen Street. Anna is committed to the role of the primary dealer in the broader art ecology which she also contributes to in her work as a lecturer in visual arts at Auckland University of Technology.

Ryan Moore runs Fine Arts, Sydney, a gallery established in 2017 that exhibits artists from Australasia, Europe, and the United States. He was latterly a director at Modern Art, London, and previously at Michael Lett in Auckland. He has worked in galleries since his undergraduate years at art school.

TALKS PROGRAMME: The Future of Art

  • A series of three panel discussions devised by Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi director Christina Barton for the 2019 Auckland Art Fair presented in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington.


  • Free with entry to AAF


  • Thu 02 May


  • 3:00 pm

Auckland Art Fair 2019

  • The Cloud
  • Queen's Wharf, 89 Quay Street
  • Auckland 1010