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Collecting Contemporary Art

Collecting Contemporary Art (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Tyler Woolcott


An introduction to the business of collecting contemporary art exploring various dimensions of how art is bought and sold.

Topics covered

  • What to buy, when to buy and how to go about it.
  • Key strategies employed by galleries and institutions in spotting new talent and building up their collections.
  • Advice will also be given on how individuals can gain access to the latest artists and trends.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note that all courses scheduled to start before 30 June 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Online courses are not available to book on the day they start.

Tutor Description

Tyler Woolcott is an American, London-based curator with 8 years of experience running an art gallery with an award-winning programme of 50+ exhibitions and events with artists including Rachel Maclean, Andy Holden, Heather Phillipson, Cathy Wilkes, John Baldessari, Simeon Barclay, Haris Epaminonda, Cara Tolmie, John Russell, Cindy Sherman, Ghislane Leung, Shana Moulton, Samara Scott, Neil Beloufa, and Andrea Crespo.

Tyler works with arts and cultural organisations to realise ambitious projects, build audiences and secure funding, most recently an event for the British Council and Caruso St John Architects for the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Tyler is currently Curator at The Florence Trust, a mentoring program and studio residency. He developed and produced "Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape," a touring performance lecture with the artist Andy Holden at Kettle's Yard, Spike Island, Stanley Picker Gallery, and Swedenborg House.

Tyler has been a speaker and lecturer at numerous institutions including Zabludowicz Collection, Architectural Association School of Architecture, Sotheby's Institute of Art, the Royal College of Art, and UWE Bristol. In addition to his active involvement in the arts, Tyler is a Young Patrons Ambassadorial Committee Member at the Tate and a Development Committee member at both Artangel and New Contemporaries.


Please bring with you to the first session:

 A notebook and pen

Available dates