Merryn Schriever

Merryn Schriever Appointed as Director of Bonhams Australia

Bonhams has named Merryn Schriever as the company’s new director in Australia. She succeeds Mark Fraser, who recently left the auction house to pursue other opportunities in the art world.

“Merryn’s proven track record—as evidenced by the superb result for our June sale—makes her the perfect fit to assume the leadership for Bonhams in Australia,” Matthew Girling, global CEO of Bonhams, said. “Bonhams remains committed to holding sales in Sydney and I know that Merryn will continue to build upon our success.”

Schriever, who will be based in Sydney, joined Bonhams as a senior art specialist in 2013. She recently curated the $2.7 million sale of Australian and Aboriginal art that included Brett Whiteley’s Hummingbird and Frangipani, 1986, which sold for $545,000. Prior to joining the auction house, Schriever worked for Deutscher and Hackett as an art specialist and was a member of the business development team at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.