More detailed research or advice is on at a set agreed fee for the project. If we cannot answer the query ourselves we will contact specialists in that field. We have a resource of art specialists in London including members of the International Association of Art Critics, Association of Art Historians. Try us and see! Artists will be given a cheaper rate. Queries on London also answered, but not on hotels and travel. Art consultancy: Galleries, artists, art history, art features, art advice on buying contemporary art/prints/photography/paintings/sculpture or locating works, starting a small private collection. London: advice about specific areas, locating restaurants, parks, markets, shops.

Heather Waddell, 2010

Heather Waddell - biography

Author, art critic, photographer, publisher

MA, Modern Languages / Art History, St Andrews University, Scotland; LCAD (London Certificate in Art and Design); Diploma in Fine Art, Byam Shaw school of Art, London; University of London (certificate in Education).

Books: London Art and Artists Guide (11 editions), The Artist's Directory (3 editions), The London Art World 1979-99, Henri Goetz; 50 years of Painting.

Contributor (books): Encyclopaedia of London (Macmillan1986), L'Ecosse; pierre, vent et lumiere (Editions Autrement Paris 1988), Londres (Editions Autrement, Paris 1997, 2000); Time Out guides (visual arts sections) London (3 editions), New York (2 editions), Visitor's guide (3edns), Shopping guide (3 editions); British Figurative Art 1980-92; Paintings of Hope and Despair (with Mary Rose Beaumont for Crane Gallery); Art Criticism and Africa; Many art catalogues.

FREELANCE ART CRITIC BBC: World TV news 2013- 1st July 2014 interview on BBC World GMT programme about Tracey Emin’s “ My Bed” (1998,) which was sold at auction at Christies for £2.2 million. BBC World TV news reaches some 100 countries and 400 million people worldwide.

London Art and Artists guide website was created 2002.
Books/Photos/Consultancy/Art magazine
1200 art reviews and art book reviews to date. Updated details about the guide and artists and art dealers interviewed for each edition.
Updated photographs by Heather Waddell. Consultancy used by BBC/film companies/artists/ arts researchers/ art dealers/ individuals and other companies.

Newspapers: staff as Arts Events editor on The European 1990-91.
Freelance: Vie des Arts (London correspondent 1979-89), The Glasgow Herald (London art critic 1980-84), Artnews USA (1986 7 page feature on London), Artline 1985-92, The Independent 1988-89, Independent on Sunday 1993, The Times 1996/2010, BBC World services 1998, ITV News 2000. Numerous other art magazines in France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada. Member AICA (International Association of Art Critics 1980-. Executive committee, 1982-97 and 2002-2006, treasurer 1984-86. International Association of Artists 1978-84; Society of Young Publishers, 1980-86, Independent Publishers Guild, 1980-89, Art Book Publishers' Committee, Publishers' Association, 1983-87.

Consultant: International Contemporary Art Fair, London 1984-90; co-organiser New Scottish Prints Exhibition as part of Britain Salutes New York 1983; co-organiser Henri Goetz exhibition, London 1986; Chair of judges The Art Show 1994; judge AICA Bernard Denvir Art Critics' Prize 1995, 2003 and 2006; judge Royal Overseas league Open 1998; judge Art for the Millennium,Guernsey 2000; also lecturer Paddington College (now Westminster) 1978 and on a Paris American University summer school, 1995. Administrator International Artists Exchange Programme at ACME gallery and Housing Association for artists, London 1978-79 - setting up branches in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Amsterdam, Brussels and Antwerp.

Founder and publisher of the Art Guide series to London, Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Glasgow, UK and Australia 1980-87, then sold to A&C Black 1987-90.


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