Get real about your financial parameters and look within that bracke
Buy a stand-alone piece! Avoid trying to work in the colour to match the curtain
Learn who the key players are and where our current art history sits international
Follow international trends; read art magazines, tracking big purchases, checking auction houses' websites
Establish a relationship with a dealer and get advice from them
Visit your local public gallery to see both permanent and temporary collection
Consider the advice – and take a risk! As the writer states, out there could be the next Colin McCahon or Bill Hammond!