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


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.