I facilitate the buying and selling of exceptional Australian Indigenous artworks, all backed with impeccable provenance.
I firmly believe that the finest examples of Australian Indigenous art, engrained with the rich cultural history, can stand alongside the best artworks in the world.
And with the world once again taking notice, now is a great time to be collecting.
Why work with me?
My business was conceived following many years buying and selling art on both sides of the market, as a collector, dealer and a specialist at leading auction houses.
Over the years it became clear to me that though there are many advantages to trading art through auction, the high cost of auction services - where both buyers and sellers pay a percentage fee per transaction - is not in best interest of the collector.
By handling only the most exceptional artworks available, charging a flat fee with no buyer’s premium, my platform offers an attractive alternative to auction.
I also offer unparalleled experience and expertise, and with greater time and flexibility I am able to offer each client a higher level of individual service.
I find the greatest satisfaction in matching the right client to a specific artwork - having both buyer and seller happy with the end result.
With the return of international interest the Australian Indigenous art market is now enjoying a sustainable resurgence. To keep up with demand I've recently enlisted a new team member, Jesse De Deyne, who will assist me in finding and placing important works of Australian Indigenous art into our client’s collections.
If you're on the lookout for something specific, or have an exceptional Australian Indigenous artwork to sell - get in touch.
And be sure to join my complimentary Collector's List where, among many other benefits, you will get an informative and insightful email on the first of each month designed to help you develop a thorough knowledge of the Australian Indigenous Art market.
Jesse and I are looking forward to working together and doing everything we can to continue fostering a vibrant market - so give us a call.
For over 10 years I ran a successful art brokerage in which I discretely consigned many major works of art to auction and placed significant works into private and institutional collections.
In 2008 I was approached to join the Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art department and in 2010, I assumed the role of Head of Aboriginal Art at Sotheby’s Australia. A highlight of my time with the top-tier auction house was consigning and cataloguing the highly-successful Anthony and Beverly Knight Collection of early Papunya Art in May 2013.
From 2013–2015, I assumed the role of Head of Australian Indigenous Art at Mossgreen Auctions, looking to help establish a viable department in the high-growth company. Mossgreen enjoyed immediate success, claiming leadership in the Australian Indigenous Art marketplace within the department’s first year.
I established D'Lan Davidson - Australian, Indigenous & International Art at the beginning of 2016.
Jesse De Deyne
Jesse’s knowledge and passion for Australian Indigenous art began at an early age through his family – his grandfather was an early significant collector after immigrating to Australia from Belgium in 1982.
Jesse’s early interest in Indigenous art and culture took him to Arnhem Land and the Kimberley region multiple times where he volunteered at Maningrida and Ramingining art centres.
After completing degrees in Art History and Business Management at the University of Queensland, Jesse’s keen interest continued to develop at Mossgreen Auctions where he greatly contributed to the success of the Peter Elliott Collection.
This is where our strong working relationship began and I recall being impressed with his passion and knowledge of Australian Indigenous art and historical objects.
I am thrilled to have Jesse on my team once more.