Prue - with husband Don Anderson - established Anderson O'Day in 1971. In 1986, Prue opened Anderson O'Day Gallery in Portobello Road, London and over the next ten years it became known as a significant place for discovering emerging talent.
In 1996, Prue began working as an art advisor to corporations, and during this period she also co-founded The Wonderful Fund
, a five-year project to buy a collection of contemporary art celebrating the new millennium, on behalf of 16 fund members who enjoyed shared ownership of the works.
As advisors to property developer Stanhope PLC
, Anderson O'Day commissioned numerous works for the public realm in London, including collaborating with Sol LeWitt
and architect Norman Foster at Tower Place, artist Rebecca Warren
and Renzo Piano at Central Saint Giles
, and commissioning works for the new entrance to HM Treasury Whitehall.
Prue chaired The Showroom
for seven years to 2013, guiding its relocation to a central London space and achieving financial stability for the organisation. From 2009 to 2013, Prue mentored Glasgow Museum of Art
for the Art Fund International
purchasing scheme. She has been a guest lecturer and external examiner on the Sotheby's Institute
MA, and was also a regular contributor to Professional Development courses at London art schools. Prue now sits on the Council of the Institute of Contemporary Arts
, London, is an active supporter of Artangel
, and a grandmother to four lovely children.Since 2005, Anderson O'Day has been curating and managing private collections of international contemporary art and no longer works with corporate clients.