Leonard Joel

Aboriginal Art & Artifacts

Leonard Joel regularly offers Aboriginal 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.

Interested in buying at Leonard Joel? If you are interested in buying items like those described on this page please click here

Our expertise

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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 0413 912 307
e sophie.ullin@leonardjoel.com.au

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National Head of Single-Owner Collections and Head of Sydney Office

Robert Williams

Robert’s love of Objet D’Art began whilst working for Kenneth Harvey Antiques and Rosebery’s Fine Art in London. During this time Robert has forged many contacts globally. In Australia, Robert’s vast auction experience has seen him consult for a few local auction houses then full time at Bonhams & Goodman and most recently Theodore Bruce, where he was senior valuer. With over 15 years combined auction and antique industry experience Roberts knowledge covers a broad and wide range of subjects, affording him the ability to look at single owner estates in their entirety.

Robert prides himself on nurturing real relationships with his clients and his belief that the client must be included throughout the auction process.

His most notable single owner endeavours include;
The Collection of Dr George Wilcox - The Siegfried & Diane Hearst Estate - The John Gale Collection at Huntly - The Estate of Vera Selgado – The Estate of John Van der Meulen - The Collection of Ross Fyfe Smith – The John Dowson Collection of Doulton & Worcester – Belgiorno Nettis, The Contents of 1 Amiens Road – The Michael Galloway Collection

The Sydney office at 39 Queen Street Woollahra focuses on Fine Jewellery and Single-Owner Collections and are able to assist with our other specialist categories.

t 02 9362 9045 m 0403 142 106
e robert.williams@leonardjoel.com.au