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Fine Art

Leonard Joel’s Fine Art Department offers expertise and extensive market knowledge in traditional, modern, international and contemporary fine art.

Our quarterly, curated Fine Art auctions take place in March, June, September and November and regularly feature works by significant Australian and international artists including Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd and Jeffrey Smart, among many others.

In addition to our quarterly Fine Art auctions, Leonard Joel recently launched a new auction dedicated to Australian Women Artists. Taking place once a year in October, the auction has revealed rare works by artists including Erica McGilchrist, Florence Fuller, and Ethel Spowers, and is designed to shine a spotlight on female artists who were often not recognised in their lifetime.

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

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Fine Art Specialists

Olivia Fuller
Head of Fine Art


Olivia Fuller joined Leonard Joel in 2014 as Fine Art Specialist. After completing a Bachelor of Art History and Theory at the University of New South Wales, Olivia went on to manage commercial art galleries in Sydney before moving to Melbourne in 2013 to pursue a passion for working within the art auction market.

In her time as Fine Art Specialist, Olivia pioneered our Women Artists auctions which have unearthed some of Australia’s rarest and most covetable works by underappreciated female artists. She also introduced Centum to the Leonard Joel calendar, which highlights key works of Australian Contemporary Art. In addition to valuing and curating art auctions, Olivia is also a Senior Auctioneer.

Lucy Foster
Senior Fine Art Specialist


​Lucy Foster received an Executive Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne in addition to a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (majoring in Theory) from Deakin University. Prior to joining Leonard Joel, Lucy interned at the highly-regarded Anna Pappas Gallery as well as working as a Gallery Assistant at Brightspace.

She joined the Leonard Joel Art Department in 2014 to pursue an interest in art sales and research. In addition to Senior Specialist and Auctioneer, Lucy is Leonard Joel’s valued Indigenous Art Specialist, overseeing the internationally recognised Kelton Collection of Aboriginal Art as well as managing Leonard Joel’s first Indigenous Art auction to present wholly ethical works for secondary sale.

Madeleine Norton
Head of Decorative Arts & Art, Sydney


Originally from Perth, Madeleine completed a double degree in Commerce and Fine Art at the University of Western Australia. From Perth she moved to London to undertake her master’s degree at Christie’s Education in History of Art and Art-world Practice. Following her studies she interned at the Peggy Guggenheim, Venice and Sotheby’s, London where she then worked for a further two years in the Contemporary Art Department on both auctions and private sales. Moving to New York in 2017 Madeleine worked at the blue-chip art gallery Sperone Westwater for two years before returning home to Australia.

In Sydney she has built her knowledge of decorative arts working on The Collector’s Auction, as well as the private collections of Dr Trevor Hyde, the late John Schaeffer AO, Trevor Kennedy AM and the Brans Collection. As a specialist in both decorative arts and art, her highly organised auctions in the Sydney saleroom highlight Leonard Joel’s multitude of strengths within the secondary market.

Fine Art FAQs

  • What is Fine Art at Leonard Joel?

    At Leonard Joel, Fine Art refers to high-quality works by renowned artists that are representative of that artist’s oeuvre and style. We offer three Fine Art auctions a year, covering various mediums, styles, and periods, featuring both Australian and international art.

  • Where does Leonard Joel hold art auctions?

    We hold regular art auctions in both Melbourne and Sydney. Melbourne presents our Fine Art collections and speciality sales, while Sydney presents The Art Collector once a year, offering a selection of collectable pieces.

  • How do I view upcoming Fine Art Auctions at Leonard Joel?

    Our upcoming Fine Art auction dates are listed online. Each auction listing will provide details about the date, time, location, and items included in that particular sale. Our Fine Art auctions are exhibited at Leonard Joel Melbourne to view in person ahead of the auction, and our specialists are on hand to assist with virtual viewings and additional images for those that can’t attend in person.

  • What kind of art can I buy at Leonard Joel?

    Leonard Joel presents works by significant Australian and international artists across painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography. Leonard Joel has become synonymous as an auction house that provides curated art offerings and speciality auctions uncatered to elsewhere. We remain the only Australian auction house to provide dedicated annual Contemporary Art auctions, Women Artists auctions, as well as dedicated triannual Prints and Multiples auctions.

  • Can I buy from Leonard Joel’s Art Auctions Online?

    Yes, there are multiple ways to bid with Leonard Joel. You can buy from our Fine Art auctions by bidding live online, by leaving an absentee bid, by bidding over the telephone, or attending the auction in person. Please visit our How to Buy page for more details.

  • Where can I get a printed Fine Art catalogue?

    Printed Fine Art catalogues are available to collect in person at our viewings, or can be mailed by request. They are also available to view digitally online.

  • How can I have my art appraised for sale at Leonard Joel?

    You can submit your art for complimentary online valuation on our website. Once submitted, one of our specialists will evaluate your piece and suggest its value at auction. If you prefer, you can also book an appointment with a specialist for a private consultation or join us at one of our monthly Valuation evenings​.

  • How can I sell Fine Art at Leonard Joel?

    We are always inviting entries for upcoming Fine Art auctions, and would be pleased to assist with a value estimate of your piece or collection. You can submit items for complimentary online valuation or contact us to book an appointment with one of our specialists. The specialist will work with you to provide a selling solution that meets your requirements.

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


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