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Contemporary Art

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. Our inaugural Centum auction, held in May 2020, was the first auction of its kind, highlighting 100 artworks by 100 living Australian artists.

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Contemporary Art Auction Highlights

Contemporary 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 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.

Hannah Ryan
Art Specialist, Manager of Speciality Auctions


Hannah Ryan began her career working as a Gallery and Projects Assistant for an established Australian artist, where she facilitated important commissions, curated public exhibitions and managed events. In 2019, Hannah joined Leonard Joel as the Prints & Multiples Specialist, developing the category into one of Leonard Joel's most popular. During her time managing the Prints and Multiples department, Hannah has further cemented it as the most established Prints and Multiples department in Australia by achieving global record prices for artists including Keith Haring, Del Kathryn Barton, Invader, and Brett Whiteley.

In 2021, Hannah's role expanded to Art Specialist & Manager of Specialty Auctions, involving the management of Leonard Joel's annual Centum, Women Artists and Indigenous Art auctions.

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


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