artists and estates advisory


Guest Work Agency provides art advisory and legal services for living artists as well as artists’ estates, to guide and support them through all aspects of professional practice and legacy planning.


Legal Services

Advising on creative projects

Including copyright, moral rights and other intellectual property rights, confidential information, image and information privacy, defamation, consumer law, resale royalties, restitution and contractual terms and conditions.  

Negotiating and drafting of contracts

Including for private and public art commissions, artwork sales and licensing, fashion and design collaborations, gallery representation, exhibitions, photography of artworks, supplier terms of trade.

Registration of personal property

Including designs and trade mark registration, security interests in commercial consignments

Estate planning and implementation

Including advising on entity formation, drafting wills, tax implications of donations, gallery representation contracts 


Art Advisory

Supporting management and administration of artists' practices

Developing consignment and sales databases

Organising and producing exhibitions and publications

Writing funding and residency applications, explanatory texts, artwork commission and public art proposals

Facilitating relationships with collectors and galleries

Utilising blockchain technologies for artists' interests

Creating estate plans and inventories of works