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Virginia Sykes-Wright – Founder

With a degree in Humanities and business studies, Virginia has had a passion for art and an eye for collecting since childhood. 

Having worked in finance in Australia before working for a world-renowned art establishment in London , Virginia went on to assemble collections in both Europe and the United States for private foundations and premier museums. Now with over a decade of experience in organising one of London’s premier Asian art events and having run a gallery for emerging artists, Virginia hopes LACA will inspire all those with an interest in Asian contemporary art and design. 

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Creative Direction – Kerr McIlwraith

Kerr McIlwraith has an academic background in Edo period Japanese art, focusing on the introduction of a globalised marketplace. Having worked internationally with a range of dealers, galleries, auction houses and fashion brands, Kerr McIlwraith, will utilise his broad background in branding and design within LACA.

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Viv Lawes – Education & Lectures

Viv Lawes is a lecturer, curator, author and journalist, with over twenty years’ experience in the art market. She is Course Leader for the Asian Art & Its Markets semester course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, and also teaches at the City & Guilds of London Art School and the University of the Arts, London.

As Senior UK consultant to Singapore gallery One East Asia, she has co-curated many commercial exhibitions of Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art in London and Singapore since 2011.

Viv is also an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) and travels widely in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Pamela Kember

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Pamela Kember.

Pamela was an integral part of LACA and inspirational in her ideas and it is as a mark of our respect for her contribution to LACA, that retain her image here as part of “The Team”.

Virginia Sykes-Wright

Founder

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