Leonard Joel

Contemporary Art

Like so many collecting categories fine art is also enjoying a profound change in taste and appreciation as new generations of buyers and sellers lift the status, volume and value of contemporary art.

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

No longer the preserve of fringe or avant-garde collectors, contemporary art now enjoys strong support within both the gallery and auction sectors and Leonard Joel has met that demand with a department devoted to art from the 1970s to the present day.

As recently as 2013 we successfully conducted the largest single-owner contemporary art auction in Australia and regularly curate photographic and specialist prints auctions to compliment this new area of art collecting. Leonard Joel is committed to the intelligent pricing of works recently purchased from a gallery or fair environment and we encourage you to discuss with us your selling or acquisition needs in this exciting area. Sophie Ullin, respected fine art consultant, valuer and lecturer heads up this new department devoted to the “new art collector”.

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, whether in Melbourne or Sydney.

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Our expertise


National Head of Art & Contemporary Art Specialist

Sophie Ullin

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

Fifteen years 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 360 512
e sophie.ullin@leonardjoel.com.au


Art Specialist

Olivia Fuller

Olivia joined Leonard Joel in 2014 as an Art Specialist. With a Degree in Art History and Theory and previous roles in various commercial art galleries in both Sydney and Melbourne, Olivia is equipped with a broad knowledge of the Australian art market. Olivia’s role as a Specialist and Auctioneer extends to the quarterly Fine Art auctions, Specialist Print auctions and other thematic and Single Owner auctions, including the John Gould Birds of Australia Auction with a 100% sale rate, and the Anne Hall Studio Collection Parts I and II.

t 03 8825 5624
e olivia.fuller@leonardjoel.com.au