Date & Time

16 November 18 - 17 November 18

12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

What rights do artists have and how can they exercise them? Who does the law protect when it comes to art and cultural property?

This intervention takes place as part of The Main Complaint, an ongoing series of interventions by artists and museum staff. This event addresses the lack of access to legal representation and knowledge available to artists.

Toby Orford,  a Cape Town-based lawyer specialising in art and cultural property will occupy the museum’s Curatorial Lab (level 3) offering free legal advice to artists.  

To book your ten minutes with Toby email:

Friday, 16 November 2018 | 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, 17 November 2018 | 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

About Toby Orford:

Toby Orford is a lawyer who practices as a consultant.

Orford holds BA, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Cape Town and the Diploma in International Law from the University of Cambridge. Orford has practised maritime law for over 20 years in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Sweden – as a practising lawyer, consultant and in-house legal counsel – involving arbitration disputes over the chartering of vessels and the carriage of cargo.

On his return to South Africa, Orford started collecting contemporary South African art and developed, for the first time in South Africa, a new legal consultancy specialising in art and cultural property. Orford is based in Cape Town but his consultancy covers all of South Africa. Where appropriate, he works in conjunction with dedicated teams of local lawyers and other experts.

Toby Orford is a member of the Institute of Art and Law (United Kingdom).