Steven Joyce, owner and director of Despard Gallery is a 5th generation Tasmanian with over 40 years firsthand knowledge and experience in the industry. Originally trained as a jeweller Steven managed the family business E.A.Joyce and Son in Burnie that specialised in fine jewellery, decorative arts and design. In 1987 Steven relocated to Hobart where he established Despard Gallery. Continuing on with his experience in fine and decorative arts, Steven extended Despard into a contemporary art gallery with a strong focus on Tasmanian painting, sculpture and furniture.
Steven is a longstanding accredited valuer under the Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program, with a large area of expertise including Furniture after 1900, Art Nouveau and Art Deco decorative arts, contemporary Australian fine and decorative arts, Studio Glass (twentieth century to contemporary), Australian contemporary Drawings on paper (including studies), contemporary Ceramics, Jewellery, Sculpture and Painting.
Despard Gallery is pleased to offer a highly professional art valuations and advisory service specialising in contemporary Tasmanian and Australian art for the purposes of:
- Conservation Advice
- Collection Development
- Agents for private and corporate collections
- Curatorial Advice
- Interior Design
- Cultural Gifts
Despard Gallery offers private art consultancy to collectors, investors, businesses and individuals. Specialising in modern and contemporary art, Director Steven Joyce has over 30 years experience in the art market that includes exporting major shows to the United States over a 10 year period. As an art consultant, Steven offers clients well informed advise and is committed to delivering the needs and desires for the experienced and novice collector alike.
Steven Joyce is passionate about art and offers discerning advice through the market with confidence. The gallery delivers a highly personalised approach that draws on our well-established relationships with artists and curators. Despard aims to deliver the most desirable and highest quality works from both established and emerging artists nationally and internationally.
Collecting art is an exciting and stimulating experience as well as a visual investment, there is a strong potential financial returns over time. The gallery aims to inform the client on all aspects of the artwork of interest, and to offer insight about the individual artists work being contemplated.
The gallery hosts twelve exhibitions annually and presents opportunity for collectors to meet the exhibiting artists for personal insight into their practice.Despard aims to create an art experience that is high quality, relevant, and most importantly reflective of the desires and needs of the client. To get started on your collection, make an appointment to see us.