The View from the Rostrum

A talk by Ronan Sulich (Director and Australian Representative for Christie's) | Thursday 18 July 6:00PM

On 18 July, Ronan Sulich (Christie’s) will present a fascinating talk on auctions and life as an auctioneer entitled, “The View from the Rostrum”. Starting with a brief history of auctions, Ronan will provide a detailed insider’s look at the actual processes involved in the lead up to an auction, and what the auctioneer does in these days of phone bids, internet bids, absentee bids and even bids from people in the room!

The Christie’s auction house was founded in 1766 by James Christie, and some 250-odd years later, Christie’s remains one of the leading fine art auction houses in the world. Apart from its main premises on Kings Street, St James’ in London and in the Rockefeller Center in New York, Christie’s also has branches in 43 countries, including an Australian branch in Sydney that opened in 1969. In the year 2018 alone, Christie’s oversaw sales to the amount of US$7 billion.


About the Speaker

A graduate of the University of Sydney, majoring in Fine Arts and with a diploma in Museum Studies, Ronan Sulich expanded his gallery and museum experience with six years working in a London auction room, returning to Sydney in 1995 to work for Christie’s. In the ensuing 16 years he has been the Sydney decorative arts expert and auctioneer and since 2006 the Australian representative sourcing consignments for the international salerooms of Christie’s.


Tickets $25 (includes a glass of wine on arrival).

Limited free parking available onsite.

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