Caledoniart Limited a company registered in Scotland number SC316379 and has its registered office at at 302 St Vincent Street, Glasgow
Amanda Brock, Director
In 2007 Amanda Brock set up Caledoniart, Scottish contemporary art, to specialise in the sale of Scottish contemporary art outside of Scotland, with help from Ross Duguid and Amanda’s father Chick Brock. As well as the exhibitions in London for which Caledoniart is known, it is planning its first US exhibition.
Amanda’s background is in law, with over 15 years experience of commercial law including being European Legal Manager for DSG International and UK Legal Director with Aramark. Whilst working for Dixons (DSGi) she was the first lawyer at the ISP, Freeserve and worked as a member of the Freeserve management team through the set up and operation of the business to its IPO in 1999. She went on to advise both the UK and international business on e-commerce and IP. During her time in private practise Amanda was seconded to General Motors where she advised on commercial, marketing and e-commerce matters. She has worked extensively in the US, Asia and Europe protecting IP portfolios and negotiating deals.
Amanda gained a masters degree (LLM) with merit in IT and Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary and Westfield college, University of London (1999) and a Masters Degree in Comparative Jurisprudence (MCJ) from New York University (1992), with a Rotary International Scholarship. Having studied for her first degree, LLB (Hons) at the University of Glasgow (1991). Amanda is admitted in both England and Scotland as a solicitor.
As a subject matter expert, Amanda has spoken extensively internationally and has published articles on commercial, e-commerce, IP and Technology law. She has a particular expertise in e-commerce and open source software and is the author of the book “E-business — the practical guide to the laws” published in May 2004, with a third edition due in 2012 and is currently working on a guide to Open Source Law with Andrew Katz. She was a member of the editorial Board of Butterworth Tolley’s journal, “Electronic Business Law” from 2000–2007 and is a founding editor of the International Free and Open Source Law Review, 2009.
Since February 2008 Amanda has been General Counsel of Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Open Source Operating Platform, Ubuntu.
Away from the law and arts Amanda has diverse interests and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a trustee of both Scotscare and Borderline and a member of Glasgow University Women’s Club.
Her interest in art has moved from being of a collector to being an art dealer since organising the London Scottish Charity Art Show – www.scottishartlondon.com – which raised £18,000 for charity in 2006. She went on to become the Creative Director of the Scottish Cultural Showcase “The London Gathering” which was greatly plauded for its Creative content. Caledoniart has also raised money for Borderline through Bid for Borderline and a silent auction with Hardeep Singh Kohli, and for Scotscare and the Royal Caledonian Schools Trust through a charity print run and art exhibition with Tim Cockburn. Caledoniart’s current charity project is a print with Scotland’s well kent artist Jolomo, which to date has raised over £5,000 for Borderline.