Current Fine Art Auctions

About our Artists

Gillie and Marc

Gillie and Marc often partner with Lloyds Auctions to bring you a unique opportunity to take home some of their iconic Australian artworks.

Gillie and Marc are two of the most recognisable public artists in Australia. Based between New York and Sydney, the pair create art together as if they were one person and are referred to by the media as “the world’s most loving artists”.

You may have seen their bronze sculptures in the streets of Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Hobart, or further abroad in Auckland, Beijing, London or New York!

These sculptures feature their iconic character duo, Dogman and Rabbitwoman, and are part of their Travel Everywhere with Love project which was launched in 2017.

Yosi Messiah

As a young child, Yosi Messiah, dreamt of being an animator and was always drawing cartoons. A favourite was Mickey Mouse. He migrated to Australia from Israel in in 1987 when he was 23 years old.

After painting abstract art for 16 years, Yosi changed the direction and started creating quirky and edgy figurative works.  His work is a clash of quirky pop culture creatures, robots and the heroes and heroines of the 21st century.

Yosi has been inspired by pop culture and Playstation imagery. His work is characterized by his love of intricate line detail and a bold and exuberant colour palette taken from his previous experience as an abstract painter. Keep an eye out for our regular auctions from Yosi Messiah!

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David Bromley

Ever dreamed of owning an original painting by the famous David Bromley?
Well here’s your chance.

We often have original paintings by David Bromley up for auction, each one a showcase of David Bromley’s two most popular subject matters; nudes and the children series.

A four-time Archibald Prize Finalist, David Bromley’s works are amongst some of Australia’s most important private and public collections including
Artbank, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Flinders University (South Australia), National Gallery of Victoria and Optus (Brisbane).

With nationwide shipping available there is no reason not to have the art of your dreams. Invest, redecorate or enjoy!

Pro Hart

You will often find original original oil paintings, prints and lithographs by Australian artist, Pro Hart, who’s works are widely known for capturing the true spirit of the outback.

Hart is one of Australia’s most famous and highly collectable artists and his artworks are in strong demand by art lovers and collectors.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be the proud new owner of an original Pro Hart painting!

Art at Lloyds Auctions

Whether you’re looking for entry level artwork or discovering blue chip investment art, Lloyds offer an exciting opportunity for both buyers and sellers. With over 30 years combined experience in Arts, we make iconic artists and authentic pieces accessible to anyone.

Why Buy At An Online Art Auction

Purveyors of fine art, exquisite antiques and rare collectibles look no further. Lloyds Auctions are a premier venue, exhibiting both on-site and online, with original art auctions in Australia. The variety of art on offer is sure to please, whether you’re looking to express your creativity around the home or brighten an office space with corporate artistic works.

Our auctions feature artwork, antiques & collectables from a variety of Australian, Aboriginal and International artists. Sourced from Private Collections, Gallery Clearances, Estates and more, Lloyds offer verified and affordable Australian art with efficient delivery.

The Lloyds team are passionate about making quality artwork accessible through a unique buying and selling experience. Whether in Sydney, Melbourne or the outback, when looking at affordable art for sale there are some notable benefits to buying at our online auctions including:

  • Quality fine art work at substantially lower prices than a gallery
  • A unique selection at every auction offers inspiration and decorating ideas
  • Convenience of online purchasing from home
  • A unique and exciting experience buying at auction
  • Browse the auction catalogue with no pressure
  • Monitor how bidding goes on the day and bid only if it suits
  • A viable alternative to shopping malls and galleries

Learn About Art

Artists, composers and designers make use of different mediums, from paintings, drawings or pastels, to mixed media, watercolour, digital art or print making. These refer to the art materials or supplies used in creating artwork. Artistic shapes include Portrait, Landscape, Square, Panoramic or Slim.

Many ideals, styles and approaches are shared by artwork, forming common philosophies. These art ‘Movements’ are primarily used as a historical convenience for grouping artists of a certain period or style together so that they may be understood within a specific context. Modern Art Movements include Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism and Pop Art. When buying art, their styles may often be broadly broken down into categories of Fine Art, Decorative Art, Vintage Art or Photography.

  • Fine Art is described as especially visual pieces whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic or intellectual content.
  • Decorative Art is described as that concerned with the production of objects which are both useful and beautiful.
  • Vintage Art – the broad definition is generally commercial artwork created from the 19th through the mid-20th century.
  • Photography is the process of recording images on sensitised material by the action of light, X-rays, etc, and the chemical processing of this material to produce a print, slide or cine film.

The Lloyds Art Guarantee

Let’s paint the full picture… Not all art is created equal and it is often hard for enthusiasts to find good value blue chip investment art from emerging artists. We work with some of Australia’s leading art suppliers to provide quality, vetted and original artworks. With over 30 years combined experience in the Arts, our aim is to empower everyday Aussies to confidently buy quality fine art that is aesthetically pleasing at a great price.
Rest assured that you will be satisfied when you buy art online through Lloyds Auctions.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team are available to answer any of your art related questions and have direct access to vendors to provide correct information in a timely manner.

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What is art?

It’s long been deliberated – what exactly constitutes something as ‘art’? From Michelangelo’s fresco of the Sistine Chapel to Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, the common thread that links the validity of artistic creation can often seem a little warped.

You would be forgiven for thinking art is a completely unfathomable concept. But, there are some crucial elements that comprise the artistic endeavour and make the medium so important and valuable. So, what is art and why should you invest in it?

Defining the indefinable

There have been many attempts to put a pin in just what the concept of art entails. The fact remains that it can never be reduced to just one thing. It covers many forms of human expression such as visual, auditory or performing mediums. Often you might wonder why something so simple or perhaps so absurd/abstract can be deemed art?

That is because art is more than technical expertise. As human beings we hold the intrinsic need to express the force of our imagination. We produce work that is intended to be appreciated for its beauty or emotional power.

The element of appreciation makes art more than just a product. It is always an experience. This includes not just the creation of the physical work of art but the criticism of art, the study of the history of art and the aesthetic dissemination of art.

Art and society

It was Fredrick Nietzsche who said, “We have art so that we shall not die of reality”. While art may not seem like the most important element in life and society it is nonetheless a facet that we would collectively suffer without.

Artistic expression allow for the growth of imagination and the fostering of new ideas. In a democratic society the scope for alternative viewpoints and the concept of free speech and expression is a cornerstone. When Nazi Germany took to burning every available book during the Holocaust (that wasn’t prescribed by the Fascists) this formed a powerful attack on this very fundamental and important freedom of humanity.

Without artisans and designers we wouldn’t adorn our living spaces. Our clothes would never be more than uniforms.  We would never aspire to more. We would never challenge anything. We would lead a drab, nondescript existence. The need to create art in all forms is that which separates us from animals.

Art as a catalyst

Art often underpins the current political, ideological and social mores of an era and the constructs at hand. This is referred to as ‘mimesis’. Understanding our reality is a crucial ingredient in our human agency. We seek to understand the world around us, to learn, to grow, to critique and sometimes even to lay complete waste to commonly held beliefs so that fresh ones may be illuminated.

We owe the Greek philosopher Socrates a lot when it comes to an explanation for this component of human spirit. “The unexamined life is one not worth living” is the ancient utterance that distils this idea. To be human is to transcend animalistic instinct and desire.

It is to be conscious. It is to seek to understand our place in a world of constant flux with many challenging agendas and limitations in place. In this way, art functions as a metaphorical barometer, measuring the undercurrent of our human experience.

Investing in art

Art is all around us. To visit an art gallery is the most literal representation of the experience of art. Graffiti, tattoos and polaroids can all be valid examples of fine art. It is dependant on the response of the viewer.  In this way art is a subjective experience.

For all the reasons previously outlined in this article artistic expression should always be nurtured and protected. One of the most powerful ways to foster artistic expression is to invest in your own collection.

Art is nothing without it being experienced and without it having an audience. It is akin to a living, thriving organism as an extension of our human agency. That is why particular pieces of art become so valuable.

Investing in art is a thoroughly worthwhile and perhaps even essential activity for any citizen of this planet who is fortuitously enough placed to be able to do so. Art is always about appreciation and that is why investing in art is so important.