The Fox Galleries Team
Michael Fox is the Director of Fox Galleries as well as the Principal of Michael Fox Arts Accountant & Valuer. He is a certified accountant, fine art valuer and art collector. He holds a Master of Tax from the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Fox is a member of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia AVAA and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants.
Michael believes Australian society is enriched by having a vibrant cultural sector and has fought for fairer taxation and superannuation policies for the arts. Michael’s advocacy and expertise has been featured in articles in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and more, as well as in radio interviews and podcasts.
In 2006 Fox established and ran the Queensland division of the national startup Joel Fine Art until its sale to the international auction house Bonhams in 2008. At Joel Fine Art Fox sourced and sold important artworks including Ancestors at Milmilingkan by John Marwundjul, which set a record as the highest sale price for an Aboriginal bark painting. He also worked with the Charles Blackman Trust to present a sold out private treaty exhibition of works from the artist’s studio spanning 40 years.
From 2009 to 2011, Fox was the Australian Art Market Advisor to Lowensteins Arts Management, Melbourne. In 2010 Michael ran the successful Save Super Art campaign that prevented the proposed ban on artwork investment by super funds. In 2012 Fox established Michael Fox Arts Accountant & Valuer. He completed his Masters in Tax from 2012 to 2015. In 2015 Fox co-founded Outlaw Gallery along with Barry Tate in Warrnambool, which provides art therapy classes for the disabled community of Western Victoria.
In 2016 Fox re-established Fox Galleries and relocated his practice to Collingwood, Melbourne. In 2017 Fox became the Public Fund Administrator of the The Baldessin Press & Studio Inc.
Rebecca Agnew is our Gallery Manager. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Art from Dunedin Art School, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) (H1) and a Master of Fine Art (Research) from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She graduated with First Class Honours, received the Nellie Castan Award and was awarded the distinguished alumni Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship for Art.
Rebecca is passionate about exhibiting and promoting artists and is currently in development to produce a series of publications in conjunction with 2020 exhibiting artists.
Manon Mikolaitis is our Gallery Administrator. Manon holds a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Photography from The University of Technology, Sydney. She completed her degree with First Class Honours and was awarded the University Medal. Manon is currently studying a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne.
In 2019 Manon photographed and edited the Christine Johnson monograph ‘Five Soldiers: Untold Stories of World War One’, published by Fox Galleries and commissioned by The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University.
Melanie Cobham is our Gallery Intern. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Design (2017) and is currently studying a Master of Contemporary Art at the University of Melbourne (Victorian College of the Arts). She has been recently awarded the Creative Deakin Bursary Prize and has been selected as finalist at the Wyndham Art Prize and the Experimental Printmaking Prize at Castlemaine Art Museum. She also works as an Arts Educator for the International Baccalaureate Organisation, and as a Freelance Designer and Illustrator. Working at Fox allows her to expand her knowledge of the Art market and exhibiting processes.