Miranda Darling and Viola Raikhel-Bolot founded production company Vanishing Pictures to tell the stories of women who have shaped the art world but whose legacy remains in the shadows.


Viola Raikhel-Bolot

Viola Raikhel-Bolot is Managing Director and co-founder of 1858 Ltd Art Advisory, and co-founder of Vanishing Pictures Productions.

1858 Ltd is the leading art adviser to UHNW individuals, private banks, financial institutions, family offices, fashion and luxury brands and museums on the various aspects of the art collection process. Viola is frequently invited as a guest lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute, the International Bar Association, Art Fairs and Museums worldwide. She is also regularly called upon for market insights in the international press and is a regular contributor to the Financial Times, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg television news as an expert on the international art market.


Miranda Darling

Miranda Darling is a writer, and co-founder of Vanishing Pictures Productions. She has published two thrillers and a novel, and worked on several documentaries as a writer and consultant. Before reading English and Modern Languages at Oxford, Miranda travelled the world as a fashion model, and worked for PAPER magazine in New York. She has a Masters in Strategic Studies and Defence from the ANU (GSSD), and was an adjunct scholar at a public policy think tank (CIS), where she published widely on the topic of new security threats. She writes regularly for several magazines.
Association of Women in the Arts
The Feminist Institute