Art Auctions in Australia

Art auction houses can acquire merchandise to sell at auction via consignment, complete estate or estates, excess or unsold stock from artist collections, galleries and private sellers.

Research of the item/s that you are interested in buying is important. Purchase the catalog and make use of reference books along with researching price guides and previous sales indexes to help establish value.

Obtain other opinions, talk to the auctioneer, appraisers etc. Obtain as much knowledge as you can about the item/s prior to the auction. Also factor in any restoration costs that may be required.

Art Almanac – Art Almanac is the definitive guide to Australia’s galleries. It lists most art galleries, and their current exhibitions, Australia wide.

Auctions can be a good place to start in your pursuit of artwork. An auction can provide opportunity to buy a less expensive piece for a few hundred dollars or so. Don’t forget these are unframed prices, so be prepared to spend another hundred for that expense. There are many online auctions, but you are relying on a picture for the only look at your art and the colors may not be accurate when the print arrives by mail. Try visiting a local gallery first and get familiar with certain artists you like.

When it comes to artists there are the famous Australian and International artists such as John Glover, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen, Lindy Lee, Ken Done, Brett Whiteley, and many others. These are easily researched and many of their works are documented and cataloged. Of course, they are more expensive and easily resold. Also check out local, lesser known or upcoming artists you may never have heard of, but whose work you like and you don’t really care much about resell value. It’s strictly your decision whether your collection will be of those whose value increases or one simply containing pieces for decorator appeal.

Either way, try to see the artwork in person go gain a true feel for the actual color and texture. Then you can go to Ebay or other art auction sites for the final bidding. You can also scan the newspaper classified or the various art magazines available at the local bookstore. Once you buy an unframed item, consult your local frame shop for the best way to preserve and protect your investment, There are special acid-free mats and other secrets to insuring the art’s integrity for the future.

online auctions for Aboriginal artworks See all

150cm x 50cm Authentic COA Canvas print Aboriginal Art By Jane Crawford

AU $74.99
End Date: Friday Sep-29-2017 21:40:27 EST
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Edwin Pareroultja 1918-1986 Hermannsburg watercolour painting, framed

AU $470.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-21-2017 13:13:54 EST
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Linda Smith Penangke Aboriginal Art Print My Red Desert Wildflowers100x50cm

AU $80.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-26-2017 17:13:55 EST
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original watercolour painting by artist Julie Frith

AU $50.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 1:16:34 EST
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ABORIGINAL - RARE - DOUBLE SIDED PAINTING ON BOARD.

AU $36.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-26-2017 18:19:42 EST
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Large Handpainted Tibetan Chinese Om Mandala Thangka Painting Buddha Mediataion

AU $2.25 (2 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-28-2017 22:40:15 EST
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Original Tibetan Chinese HandPainted Signed Mandala Painting Meditation Buddha a

AU $4.25 (3 Bids)
End Date: Friday Sep-29-2017 20:42:42 EST
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INVESTMENT lovely~Gloria Tamerre Petyarre ~

AU $100.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Sep-25-2017 19:23:02 EST
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Painting Art Aboriginal Canvas by Jane large tree of life Coa huge authentic

AU $299.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-21-2017 19:07:39 EST
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300cm huge aboriginal art painting COA by jane crawford the bush fire australia

AU $795.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-21-2017 19:08:05 EST
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150cm x 60cm Aboriginal Art painting Huge By Jane Authentic COA aussie

AU $250.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-21-2017 19:10:53 EST
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Farm Auctions
Australian Online Auction Sites (like eBay)