Single vendor Aboriginal art auction to entice collectors

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 28th August, 2014

Tasmanian collector Michael Morgan’s collection of Aboriginal and Island art will be a highlight of Amanda Addams Auctions forthcoming sale from 6.30pm Monday September 1 at 344 High Street, Kew.

Mr Morgan qualified in commerce before commencing teaching in the late 1980s at Numbulwar in South East Arnhem Land, followed by Maningrida and the Western Desert’s Yuendumu in the Tanami Desert.

From there Mr Morgan completed a teaching stint at Milikapiti and then returned to the Western Desert where he became a youth worker, later establishing an Aboriginal controlled charity assisting young people suffering from substance abuse.

During this time, Mr Morgan travelled widely throughout Arnhem Land, Central Australia and the Kimberleys collecting art from different communities, an activity he has continued until recently.

More than 50 paintings from his collection will go under the hammer at Amanda Addams Auctions sale.

The auction contains Hagenauer and African figures from a South Australian collection along with quality furniture, ceramics and silver from Francis Sans’s Elsternwick estate.

There is also high quality estate jewellery items, Georgina, Victorian and continental sterling silver and oriental wares.

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