Sabine Casparie works as a freelance art guide providing contemporary art tours in London. Sabine’s skill is making contemporary art accessible and enjoyable to all tour members.
Art has always been my passion. I worked as a lawyer for Shell and the Court of Rotterdam, and as a property consultant, before deciding to make a career change into art. I studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art and completed a Masters of Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie’s Education, London in 2012.
During my degrees I discovered that London has the most vibrant gallery scene in the world, with commercial galleries spread out all over the city. These galleries often show museum-quality works in spectacular settings. And whereas museums have entrance fees and queues, the commercial galleries are free and you will often find yourself alone there, providing for a unique viewing experience. It has since become my mission to share these amazing spaces with a wider public, and at the same time to explore London’s many interesting neighbourhoods in which these galleries are based.
My skill is to make contemporary art accessible and enjoyable, and translates complex artistic notions and difficult press releases into clear language, supported by anecdotes and quotes from the artist.
I work with galleries and artists throughout London. I am also a yearly tour guide at Frieze Art Fair, giving me a unique insight into the art world. Between 2014 and 2016 I worked as collection adviser for CW+, the charity that owns and manages the art collection of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. I am currently based between London and Houston and completed a one-year Certificate in Museum Education at the University of Houston. I will continue to offer regular art tours and private tours in London, Houston and New York, as well as reviews of the London and American art scene.
"Sabine took us on a fascinating tour of the art galleries in Fitzrovia. She is an erudite and delightful individual. She opened our eyes to artists and places which we would not have found on our own. Highly recommended"
- Graham and Sybil Papworth
"Sabine opened my eyes to the blossoming world of contemporary art galleries that I never knew existed in London. And I have lived here for over 13 years! Her tours will be a cultural highlight of the year!" - Tanya
"Inspirational tour along a few galleries here in Houston organized by Sabine Casparie. All hidden gems. Thank you for taking us Sabine!" - Sylvia Beijnink
"You do not need an art background to enjoy these tours as Sabine does a wonderful job explaining the art in simple terms. Highly recommended!" - Bianca