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5 Minutes with Maria Rossi

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This issue, we spent 5 minutes with Maria Rossi, Graphic Designer. MY FAVOURITE BOOK One of my favourite books is one I have read only recently titled ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith. Such an enjoyable read as she takes you back to New York City from the 60s – 80s and shares her life about […]

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Valuations

Category: Valuations

We are proud to have recently become an official corporate member of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia (AVAA). The AVAA is Australia’s leading national body of Auctioneers and Valuers of fine art, antiques and collectables, chattels, plant and equipment. AVAA members are committed to providing the highest levels of professionalism in their dealings […]

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22nd Report | From One Species To A Global Movement

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Fifty years ago, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), was founded after a group of concerned individuals first witnessed newborn seal pups being slaughtered on the ice floes off Canada’s East Coast. At that moment, IFAW took on one problem that threatened one species in one part of the world. With the European ban […]

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Diary of a Venice Champion

Category: Fine Art

A Biennale week is to be savoured and anticipated and every two years I launch into Venice with vigour and a vengeance. In addition to my usual mad itinerary, this year I joined the “Champions”, a group of patrons formed by the Australia Council. They offered a week of special events around the opening of […]

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Leading the Way in Contemporary Photography

Category: Auctions

Three living Australian photographers that you should be collecting….. Petrina Hicks is a leader within the contemporary photography scene and whose work was featured in our Prints & Photography auction in June. Over her 15 year career she has gained a strong reputation for her large scale portraiture, which are as enticing as they are […]

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Luxury | Pampering our Furry Friends

Category: Auctions

With 62% of households owning a pet, Australia has one of the highest rates of animal ownership in the world. For those who don’t currently own a pet, 59% say they would like to in the future. So just how much do we spend on our four-legged friends? In 2017, Australians spent $12.2 billion on […]

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Lester Bunbury: An Understated Craftsman

Category: Auctions

Lester Bunbury is not the first name that comes to mind when we talk about revolutionary Australian mid-century designers. Yet, shortly after his death in 2000 he was inducted by the Australian Design Institute into their Hall of Fame. Bunbury’s career spanned various areas from interior design to furniture, and although it took a lifetime, […]

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Asian Art | The Kaspiev Price Collection of Himalayan Art and

Category: Asian Art

The forthcoming Asian Works of Art Auction in September comprises of two extraordinary private collections  – the first being, The Kaspiev Price Collection of Himalayan Art and the second, The Alexandra and Leigh Copeland Collection. Boris Kaspiev and Richard Price began collecting Himalayan Buddhist and Bon devotional art in the 1990s. All good collections are […]

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The Father of Irish Landscape Painting

Category: Auctions

Australia’s history is rich with stories of settlers seeking refuge, fortune, and their own piece of “the land of promise”. Wool production remains one of Australia’s largest and most important forms of land use, attracting individuals from afar to reap the benefits. One such individual was the Honorary James Ford Strachan who was one of […]

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Jewels | Piaget

Category: Auctions

Piaget was established in 1874 when Georges Edouard Piaget set up his first workshop on his family farm in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, nestled in the mountains on the border of France and Switzerland. From here, he began laying the foundations for what would later become a unique global signature of fine watchmaking, crafting […]

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