Crispin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts and History) from Monash University. In 1995, he began working for Sotheby’s Australia, where he became the representative for Aboriginal art in Melbourne. In 2006 Crispin joined Joel Fine Art as head of Aboriginal and Contemporary Art and later was appointed head of the Sydney office. He possesses extensive knowledge of Aboriginal art and has over 15 years experience in the Australian fine art auction market.
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Merryn has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (National Art School) and a post graduate Certificate in Management (Macquarie Graduate School of Management). She has gained expertise in both the Australian art market and in public institutions, joining Deutscher and Hackett from a Business Development role at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Prior to this, Merryn managed a leading contemporary art gallery in Sydney which specialised in contemporary photo-media and installation.
Among her academic achievements, Lara has an MA in Art History from the University of Melbourne and is the author of the collection catalogues for both Trinity College and the Athenaeum Club in Melbourne. Lara has extensive commercial experience in the art world and was an Australian Paintings Specialist at Sotheby's Australia from 1997 – 2000. Since leaving Sotheby's, she has been an art advisor to private and corporate collectors.
Fiona has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, UQ) and Master of Arts (NTU) in Anthropology, specialising in northern Australian Archaeology and Prehistory. She has over fifteen years of art handling, cataloguing and database management experience as Collection Manager, Aboriginal Heritage at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and more recently as Assistant Registrar and Collection Information Systems Officer at Queensland Art Gallery.
With a Bachelor of Business Accounting at RMIT, Alex has almost 15 years experience within financial management roles. He has spent much of his early years within the corporate sector with companies such as IBM, Macquarie Bank and ANZ. With a strong passion for the arts more recently he was the Financial Controller for Ross Mollison Group, a leading provider of marketing services to the performing arts. Alex is currently completing his CPA.
Roger was the Chairman, Managing Director and auctioneer for Christie’s Australia and Asia since 1989, having joined the firm in London in 1977. While with Christie’s, Roger presided over many significant and record-breaking auctions including The Collection of Sir Leon and Lady Trout (1989), Alan Bond’s Dallhold Collection (1992), The Harold E. Mertz Collection of Australian Art (2000), The W.R. Burge Collection (2006) and numerous major auctions in Asia. Since Christie’s departure from Australia, Roger has built a highly distinguished art consultancy in Australian and International works of art advising leading collectors both private and institutional. Roger will continue to independently operate his privately-owned International and Australian art dealing and consultancy business alongside his role at Deutscher and Hackett.