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Art Consignment

The Lyons Gallery consultants are experienced art vendors. Our consignors range from emerging, established as well as a select group of blue-chip artists. Our expert team can advise you on the price worth of your pieces and guide you through digital promotion across our galleries peppered across the world. Read More

Like much of the terminology in the art world, art consignment can be confusing – however when you work with The Lyons Gallery we make sure to keep everything simple and straightforward. Our team wants to help you make the best use of your collection, including selling pieces if that is your goal.

The Lyons Gallery is set in a beautiful, landmark building, hosting an annual programme of fine art photography exhibitions that allow you to take a deep dive into the life and works of our featured artists. Combining prints, stories, audio, and video installations to create an experiential depth to our gallery that you will not find anywhere else in Australia.

If you are considering using The Lyons Gallery to sell art on consignment, then you need to know what to expect from the process.

What's Involved in Selling Art on Consignment?

If you are an investor or a collector and you want to sell your art, you could try and arrange it privately and sell through your own connections – art dealers in Sydney will get you the best price (and least amount of stress) selling art on consignment could be the best option for you.

The first step to assigning your collection to us on consignment is to give us the details and some images of your artwork to our team. We are a collective of highly knowledgeable, well trained, and experienced art vendors – and more importantly, art lovers. We are best placed to assess the work that you have based on our expertise. We are particularly interested in signed prints from our listed artists, or estate authenticated pieces.

To sell art on consignment you can decide whether to sign over the physical art pieces to be displayed in our gallery, but either way, we will share it with our current and new clients through our gallery, website and paid social media adverts.

We will use our global reach to work with our network of trusted buyers and collectors so there is an international connection, giving us more of an opportunity to sell artwork by consignment even around the world.

Once we have achieved the sale, we will arrange delivery on your behalf, keeping you updated at every stage. You will have the money within 14 working days.

Why Choose the Lyons Gallery To Sell Art in Sydney?

The Lyons Gallery is the perfect place for your art consignment. Our team is amongst Australia’s best in the world of art photography. Darryn Lyons, who you might also recognise as Mr. Paparazzi or the Mayor of Geelong, is our owner and knows all about the value of a photographs and photography galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.

Darryn shot to fame as a reporter for British newspaper News of the World, became a renowned photojournalist in war-torn countries, and then headed the UK's biggest celebrity photo syndicate before returning to Australia.

His dedication to the ultimate image – both in photojournalism, celebrity photography, and now fine art – is the passion that is behind The Lyons Gallery. Sell your art by consignment with us and contact us to experience the difference that a great team and gallery can have in getting value for your investment.

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Step 1. Entrust us your Artwork

In order to sell your work with The Lyons Gallery, you will have to give us images of your artwork and its details.

This will help our qualified team to assess and accept your submissions as well as provide complimentary estimates for items that can be valued for consignment.

Step 2. Your art goes on our walls

At the Lyons Gallery, we start working with both current and novel clients who reach out to us in our gallery, visit our website, or respond to our paid social media campaigns in order to promote your work.

A physical consignment always means that your art goes on our walls in the gallery too for any clients who visit us.

Step 3. Lyons Gallery sells your art

Rest assured, diligence is our motto when it comes to updating you on all offers for your consignment.

Complimentarily, our experienced logistics team arranges delivery to the client. Upon the acceptance of an offer, we make sure to deliver payment to you within 14 working days.

Consign artworks by

Tony Kelly - Helmut Newton - Douglas Kirkland - Andy Warhol - Terry O'Neill - Banksy - Michael Moebius - Norman Parkinson - Slim Aarons - Invader - Brian Duffy - Mario Testino - FORMENTO + FORMENTO - Jamie Nelson - SHAAZ JUNG - Bob Carlos Clarke - Patrick Lichfield - The Connor Brothers - Roy Lichtenstein - Paul Nicklen - Nick Leary - Irving Haberman - Gary Heery - Harry Skeggs - Milton H Greene - Van Donna - E$COBAR - Frank Worth - Masayoshi Sukita - Lord Snowdon - Playboy Consign


Zero liability for Artists

At the Lyons Gallery, consigning your art is not only free, but also a seamless process that is worthy of an art resell.

We offer our clients a zero-obligation estimate on what your piece could be sold for. Our experienced consultants always make sure that you receive the most competitive offers.

We are renowned in the Industry

The Lyons Gallery personnel are qualified and trained to advise, offer value estimates and sell your art with our expertise and experience.

We have a Global Reach

The Lyons Gallery is international.

On top of our flagship gallery in Sydney, we have a global network of trusted buyers and collectors. This makes us confident in finding just the right buyer for your work and reaping the best sales expectations.

Private Sales

There are moments when you wish you could discreetly sell your asset. The Lyons Gallery recognises that and whilst we normally provide maximum exhibition of your artwork internationally, we also entertain private sales requests. You just have to let us know. Consign

The Lyons Gallery is uniquely positioned to offer advice, provide estimates and market your artwork.


Ready to consign your Artwork?

At the Lyons Gallery, consigning your art is a seamless process. It’s an easy 3-steps process. First, you submit your artwork alongside its images and details at zero charge. Then, we take care of promoting your work. Eventually, we sell your art and deliver payment to you. All along the way, our experienced consultants always make sure that you receive the best advice.


Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, The Lyons Gallery is currently only accepting work on consignment from the artists listed above.

We do not accept direct artist submissions.

To accept your consignment, The Lyons Gallery will require your first and last name, email address and phone number. This is so our advisors can contact and advise you to the best they can. The artist and artwork name, a brief description, COA if applicable, the provenance,  and a high-res image of the consignment will also be required.

Once a request has been sent, The Lyons Gallery consultants will typically contact within 3-5 business days with an estimate.

The Lyons Gallery accepts as many artworks for assessment as you wish as long as they are within the consignment guidelines.

At The Lyons Gallery it is free to consign artworks. This is why we do not charge to offer an estimate of your work. Upon the sale of your work, the gallery takes a commission.

Our aim is to sell your work within the 90 day consignment period. Obviously, the sale can either be much quicker or at times take a little longer.

It is free to consign works with The Lyons Gallery. We only take a commission upon sale.

The Lyons Gallery pays for shipping costs to any buyer and collects the artwork with one of our couriers complimentary. However, international clients may be required to cover packing and shipping costs to the gallery.

If an artwork does not sell at The Lyons Gallery after the agreed consignment period, this period may be prolonged or you can choose to keep the piece.