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Leigh Melville

Director, Art + Object

Leigh Melville is a Director of Art + Object, an Auckland art auction house which was established in 2007 with the goal of bringing a more contemporary voice to the Australasian auction scene.  The business is now 11 years old and is the market leader in New Zealand for sales of fine art at auction, turning over in excess of $10 million annually.

Leigh is the founder and Chair of the New Zealand at Venice Charitable Trust, which raises funds to support New Zealand’s presence at the Venice Biennale.  She is a member of the Trust Board of St Cuthbert’s College, where she was formerly President of the Old Girls’ Association. Leigh is a financial supporter of a number of arts institutions and a is respected collector of New Zealand paintings, photography and glass.