Thomas Forwood



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  • Visual Arts
  • Sculpture
  • Fine Art
  • Art History
  • Analyst
  • Contemporary art
  • French
  • Gallery Administration
  • Advisory Services
  • Gallery Management
  • Italian
  • Modern art
  • Finance Admin
  • Finance Analyst
  • Art law

Work history



The Art Newspaper

Feb 2016
  • Employed to work with Art Market editors on special art fair supplement. Role involved working with art fairs and commercial galleries to gather accurate data, run a complete analysis, and work with editorial staff to create generate reader friendly content.


Collection Manager & Advisor

Private Collection

Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
  • Retained by a collector to manage, catalogue, and generally assisting with a collection of important Impressionist & Modern and Pre-Raphaelite artworks. Responsibilities included documenting entire collection (250+ artworks) using Collectrium software, researching provenance, assessing value for insurance and sale, evaluating restoration needs and contacting restorers, and liaising with client’s legal team, dealers and auction houses.


Gallery Manager


Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
  • ? Approached to manage gallery space in Soho throughout Frieze period and beyond. Working in a small team, role involved the day-to-day management of the space. Had complete responsibility for press relations and releases, social media, while assisting with sales, general administration, shipping, deliveries, and front of house duties.


Business Coordinator


Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Fixed-term position within the Impressionist & Modern department. Bought on to work under existing team of Business Manager and Managing Director during sales in May and June. Role involved providing general operational and managerial support pre and post auction sales, assisting with forecasting and budgeting sales, monitoring P&Ls, and working with specialists, administrators and marketing department. Use of Excel, Hyperion, SAGE, and other software.


Gallery Administrator


Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Assisting gallery manager with day-to-day gallery operations, including press, sales, logistics, administration, art fairs, curation, and representing the gallery at events, openings, private views and art fairs.




Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Placement within the Client Operations & Accounting department. Role involved assisting with operational and financial work, settlements, credit, and legal issues. Was responsible for scheduling deadlines for client payments, settlements, and writing and restructuring departmental operational manuals. Use of Excel, Hyperion, SAGE, and other software.



MSc and Business

Christie’s Education Ltd

Aug 2013 - Dec 2014


    New Renewable Energy

    Durham University

    Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
    • Engineering