Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program Brenda Colahan is an approved valuer for the program in the following classes of property (Approved to value International and Australian painting, drawing, prints, sculpture after 1880; Photography after 1900; Video art; Australian ceramics after 1900; Indigenous art after 1970.


Art Consulting Association of Australia (ACAA)

  • Member (Executive Member over 10 years) 
  • Former Treasurer (10 years)
  • Registered ACAA Valuer,  Membership No.001


Aboriginal Art Association of Australia (AAAA)

  • Member (Former Executive Member)
  • Former Treasurer (2017-2019)


National Council of Jewellery Valuers

Member of the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (Fine Arts Division) since 2001, Membership No.545.


University of Sydney

Brenda holds a B.A. (Hons) with a double major in Fine Art and Archaeology 


University of Technology, Sydney

Graduate Certificate in Adult Education (Training) 


St Vincent’s College

Graduated as College Dux from St Vincent’s College, Potts Point.