Leonard Joel

Indigenous Art

Leonard Joel regularly offers Indigenous and Tribal art in our quarterly Fine Art Auctions.

Now consigning for auction. Click here to submit items for online valuation or contact us to book an appointment in Sydney or Melbourne.

We invite you to consign historical and contemporary Aboriginal art, sculpture and objects of high quality, as well as collectable and rare tribal artefacts, and significant Hermannsburg works. The interesting and curious are also welcome for appraisal.

We are regularly engaged to manage both single items and collections in this very specialised field. Recently we were selected to disperse The Mark Lissauer Collection of Tribal Art & Artefacts. This vast collection, assembled over 67 years, was the largest dispersal of its kind in Australian history and realised $405,702. Similarly, our specialists expertly manage single items with world-class prices achieved. These include exceptionally rare artefacts including $23,400 for an early 20th century Papua New Guinea Pigment Bowl and the Galbraith Boomerang, circa 1901-4, which realised $13,200. This Boomerang and related items now proudly form part of Museum Victoria’s collection.

Thinking of selling with Leonard Joel? If you have a single item or collection that you would like valued or are considering selling, please click here for information on types of valuations, how to make an appointment and how to sell at Leonard Joel.

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Our expertise


National Head of Art

Sophie Ullin

Sophie’s expertise in art valuation, research, market analysis and sales is built upon 20 years experience at a fine art dealership.

Before becoming the Head of Fine Art at Leonard Joel, Sophie held roles as an art specialist at Deutscher-Menzies, Melbourne and as the Head of Contemporary, Aboriginal and Tribal Art at Lawson Menzies, Sydney.

A decade ago, Sophie established her own art advisory business focusing both on Contemporary and Aboriginal art. She is one of the founders of the Art Consulting Association of Australia and is an approved Australian Government Valuer for the Cultural Gifts bequest program.

t 03 8825 5609 m 0407 360 513
e sophie.ullin@leonardjoel.com.au


Art Specialist

Jane Messenger

Jane’s expertise in art valuation, research and collection development is built on over 12 years experience in the public gallery sector. Prior to becoming the Sydney-based Art Specialist, Jane was the Curator of European and North American Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She oversaw the development and management of a collection spanning from the Renaissance to the Contemporary, enriching the collection with broad range of works – from Paul Bril, to Camille Pissarro, to Wim Delvoye.

She has published widely and significant curatorial projects include working with Tate Britain on a J.M.W Turner exhibition and Patricia Piccinini on a retrospective.

t 02 9362 9045
e jane.messenger@leonardjoel.com.au