Vivienne Lawes

Viv Lawes is a lecturer, curator, author and journalist, with over twenty years’ experience in the art market. Aside from teaching the History of Decorative Art and the History of Carving Techniques at the City & Guilds of London Art School, she is Course Leader for the Asian Art & Its Markets semester course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, and a short course tutor in the History of Art and British Cultural Design the University of the Arts, London.

In this short film recorded on Zoom during Lockdown, Viv speaks to Tom Groves, Head of Art Histories, about the content of her taught sessions at the Art School and discusses the different methodologies she employs.

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. She is also Director of the company’s new virtual gallery, One East Asia London.

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



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