Francis Outred

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World leading auctioneer, Francis Outred, was awarded an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths in 2018.

Francis is one of the world’s leading auctioneers, having spent the last 20 years working for Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

While at Christie’s, Francis was a huge supporter of contemporary art, significantly expanding the remit of the Post-War and Contemporary Art departments there.

He has also been a true friend to Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art. In 2015 he oversaw the auction of alumni works which raised some £1.4 million towards the project and continues to support the gallery since its opening in September 2018.

Francis Outred was awarded an honorary fellowship by Goldsmiths in 2018.