Francisca Prieto

Episode two

Shaping Art in Conversation:
From Collecting to Commissioning

with Kate Sweeney, Francisca Prieto & Carlin Fier live from Cromwell Place

Place and art go hand in hand; often, art is used as a catalyst to create new places and add value to existing spaces. It invites and inspires an ecosystem of collaboration where commissioner and artist alike bring new perspectives and ideas to transform an area, adding layers of meaning and opening new paths for exploration. What can we do to engage more people to commission with confidence, and come forward as storytellers and future patrons?

This episode, recorded Cromwell Place, explores these ideas and more in conversation with art consultant Kate Sweeney, alongside artist Francisca Prieto and placemaking expert Carlin Fier.

Episode two

Shaping Art in Conversation:
From Collecting to Commissioning

with Kate Sweeney, Francisca Prieto & Carlin Fier live from Cromwell Place

Francisca Prieto

Place and art go hand in hand; often, art is used as a catalyst to create new places and add value to existing spaces. It invites and inspires an ecosystem of collaboration where commissioner and artist alike bring new perspectives and ideas to transform an area, adding layers of meaning and opening new paths for exploration. What can we do to engage more people to commission with confidence, and come forward as storytellers and future patrons?

This episode, recorded Cromwell Place, explores these ideas and more in conversation with art consultant Kate Sweeney, alongside artist Francisca Prieto and placemaking expert Carlin Fier.

“One of the many positives is that the client becomes a collaborator in the commissioning process. They guide the artist and the creative team. They are part of that work as opposed to buying something off the shelf that they might not get as much satisfaction from. They can tell their own story through the art.”

Our Guests

Francisca Prieto

Francisca Prieto is a visual artist from Chile. She has lived and worked in London since studying at Central Saint Martins in 2001. Her creative practice combines collected fragments of history with the architectural principles of space, line and structure, to document and give voice to the disregarded.

Her work is in private and public collections across the world, and is widely exhibited internationally.

Carlin Fier

Carlin Fier is a multi-disciplinary placemaking expert with over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry. Her expertise is destination creation through placemaking, branding and communications, with international experience across Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Carlin formally headed up public art at Battersea Power Station, one of largest and most exciting regeneration projects in London. She recently founded her own agency Fier & Folk, which delivers comprehensive marketing campaigns and events programming for brands in the commercial, residential, and retail sectors.

Kate Sweeney

Kate Sweeney is the founder of Perspective, a leading art consultancy specialising in the curation of fine art collections in a variety of architectural spaces.

Kate was a senior manager at Sotheby’s New York before becoming an independent advisor for various corporations, design firms, institutions, and private collectors. Her career in the contemporary art world has spanned over 25 years and includes international experience in a multitude of countries, predominantly within the UK, Europe, USA, and Middle East. Kate has strategically delivered large-scale complex initiatives and has developed inspiring art programmes around the globe.

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