Indigenous Art

Leonard Joel offers a range of historical and contemporary Australian Indigenous works of art and artefacts at auction.

In recent years, Leonard Joel has offered significant collections of Indigenous Art including The Mark Lissauer Collection of Tribal Art & Artefacts, a vast collection assembled over 67 years, and The Sonia Heitlinger Collection.

With extensive expertise and market knowledge in this field, our Indigenous Art specialists and have also achieved exceptional prices for 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. The Galbraith Boomerang and related items now proudly form part of Museum Victoria’s collection.

If you have a single work of art or a collection you are considering selling, please contact us for a complimentary valuation.

On 3rd December 2021, Leonard Joel introduced a new policy in relation to the consignment of Australian Indigenous art. Read our policy here.

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Now consigning for 2024 auctions

Indigenous Art Auction Highlights

Indigenous Art Specialists

Georgina Lewis
Acting Head of Art

Georgina has 20 years' global experience working in leadership and management roles in the fine art and luxury sectors. She started her career at Sotheby’s in Melbourne in 2003 where she spent six years working in the art team before moving into communications. In 2011, she moved to London with Christie’s where she spent a further six years in international communications and business management. Following her 12-year tenure in the auction industry, Georgina became the Managing Director of a leading contemporary art gallery in Mayfair before establishing her own consultancy.

She is a Guest Lecturer and Contributor at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Christie’s Education, Paris Dauphine University, Judge Business School and London Business School, speaking regularly about the global art market and career paths in the wider art and design industry. Georgina is on the Prince’s Trust UK Rise Ambassadors Board and the Bezalel School of Art and Design Advisory Committee. She has a double degree in Arts (Italian)/Business (International Business).

Amanda North
Art Specialist

Amanda's academic credentials include a Bachelor of Art History and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne. Amanda's interest in Italian art led her to study abroad in Italy throughout her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, where she lived in Prato, Florence, and Venice while studying Italian Renaissance, Italian language, and Museology.

Her professional journey features roles at notable auction houses and private galleries, where she developed a keen eye for art valuation and curation. Prior to this Fine Art Specialist role, Amanda was the Art Salon Manager at Leonard Joel since 2021 where she developed her skills and interest in art valuation, thematic auction curation and auctioneering. Her experience encompasses managing significant collections and auctions, including the Sidney Nolan Auction ‘Myths, Legends, Landscapes’ from the Estate of Lady Mary Nolan and the deaccession of the National Australian Bank’s (NAB) collection - notably, where Amanda secured a white glove sale for the curated Peter Trusler auction.

With a keen interest in Australian women artists, Amanda curated thematic auctions to highlight a collection of works by Anne Marie Graham and Florence Dearling. Amanda's broad expertise in art history spans across various periods, thus underlining her involvement in expanding Leonard Joel's fine art offerings.

Now consigning for auction. Submit items for online valuation here or contact us to book an appointment.


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