• LDFA Season’s Greetings

    Bowers 223233 Rosella Female copy

    Lauraine Diggins Fine Art extends our warm wishes to all for a happy and safe festive season. We thank everyone who continues to support the Gallery and it has been a privilege to present the exhibition of artworks by Hilda Rix Nicholas. We have enjoyed meeting and speaking with many of you at art fairs […]


  • Hilda Rix Nicholas exhibition now showing at LDFA

    Dr Gerard Vaughan at Hilda Rix Nicholas exhibition opening LDFA

    Our exhibition of paintings and drawings by Hilda Rix Nicholas is now on show after a crowded opening attended by the artist’s granddaughter, Bronwyn Wright and with introductory words by Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, former Director of the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. A video of this illuminating speech is […]


  • AAADA Fair Sydney University

    SydFair AAADA 2023 stand

    Lauraine Diggins Fine Art at the Australian Arts and Antiques Dealers Association Fair at the beautiful and historic Great Hall at Sydney University. We are showing a selection of Australian colonial, impressionist, modern and contemporary artworks. Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September – for full details visit aaada.org.au


  • A Closer Look At… Pastels

    Two Australian artists who were acclaimed for their pastel technique are Janet Cumbrae Stewart and Florence Rodway. We are pleased to currently have eye-catching works by each of these artists, allowing us to to Take A Closer Look At… their mastery of pastel. Florence Rodway established a significant reputation, particularly in her favoured medium of […]


  • Helen Tiernan at Artspace Box Hill

    Visit the Connections exhibition to view Helen Tiernan’s fascinating paintings. Tiernan’s landscapes blend elements from European and Indigenous artistic traditions, signifying the rich tapestry of her mixed cultural connections. They invite viewers to contemplate the interconnectedness of humanity and nature and are displayed alongside artworks by First Nations artists from the Whitehorse art collection. Connections […]


  • LDFA at AAADA Antiques and Fine Art Fair 2023

    We are pleased to be exhibiting at this year’s Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association Fair being held at the historic Malvern Town Hall over the King’s Birthday long weekend (10 – 12 June). We will highlight a selection of Australian artworks from colonial, impressionist, modern and contemporary artists. For further details see our website […]


  • Vale John Olsen

    John Olsen with Jeff Makin and Lauraine Diggins at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 2001

    The art world is saddened by the death of John Olsen AO OBE (1928 – 2023) who died on Tuesday 11 April aged 95. He will long be celebrated as a creative visionary, particularly for his unique, poetic and often whimsical depictions of the Australian landscape in paintings and works on paper. Winner of the Wynne (1969, […]


  • Vale Nevin Hurst

    We pay tribute to art dealer, Nevin Hurst who died on Tuesday 11 April, surrounded by family. Based in his Masterpiece gallery in Hobart, his expansive knowledge of Australian art, especially that of the colonial era, will be sorely missed. We at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art especially enjoyed a genuine friendship and fruitful working relationship, […]


  • Congratulations Genevieve Kemarr Loy

    Congratulations to Genevieve who is a finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. In 2023, the Prize received a record-breaking 2,042 entries. The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize now receives 2.5 times more entries than the Archibald Prize. Opening night is Friday 12 May with the exhibition showing at Ravenswood School for Girls, […]


  • The Sydney Fair – last day Sunday 7 May

    LDFA at The Sydney Fair

    Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is participating in The Sydney Fair at Randwick, showing a selection of Australian artwork from colonial, impressionist, modern and contemporary periods including painting, sculpture, works on paper and indigenous paintings. The last day of the Fair is Sunday 7 May from 10am – 5pm and we look forward to meeting with […]