Stephen Baxter Fine Artist and Art Consultant

Stephen Baxter is a practicing artist who also practices Art Conservation and Restoration. He has lived and worked on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, for over 20 years and has over 30 years of experience in most aspects of the Fine Art Industry. 


As the fully insured owner-operator of / Specialised Art Services, Stephen oversees all projects, be it conservation, restoration, valuations, curatorial, or installation. We also supply and install, Slimline Art Hanging Systems, and curate and arrange art exhibitions and sculpture installations.

Stephen has a BA Honours degree in Fine Art. Painting, Sculpture, and Ceramics are his predominant disciplines.

He has extensive knowledge of Australian Art and the Gold Coast and Northern NSW regions. Stephen was the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections @ Gold Coast City Art Gallery (HOTA) for over 10 years. He also ran the Sculpture Park installation and maintenance schedule for 10 years prior to that. From 1997 until 2000 Stephen was part of the Exhibition Installation team, and from 2001 until his departure he was head of the Installation team, responsible for overseeing the safe movement and handling of all artworks, touring exhibitions, and exhibitions within the Gold Coast Art Centre, all Gold Coast City Council buildings and Bond University were some of Stephen’s responsibilities.  Stephen has curated, crated, toured, and installed many exhibitions, (see some here) written catalog essays, and cataloged hundreds of artworks for the Gold Coast City Collection database.

Stephen Baxter receiving his certificate of completion for Preservation and Collection Management from Jan Fullerton Director-General National Library of Australia.

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