Leonard Joel


Leonard Joel has conducted the most important photography auctions in Australia.

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


In May 2010 we successfully staged the first stand-alone photography auction in the country that included the estate of one of Australia’s most esteemed photographers, Wolfgang Sievers. The modestly estimated Sievers’ works were valued at $22,000 but realised an astonishing $192,000, setting numerous record prices for the artist.

More recently Leonard Joel was engaged to disperse The Dinesh Parekh Collection of International Photography, which realised $262,500.

Leonard Joel has seen an increased demand from both buyers and sellers of photography and now offers contemporary, modern and traditional Australian and International photographs on a quarterly basis in our Specialist Prints & Photography Auctions.

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


National Head of Art

Sophie Ullin

Sophie’s expertise in art valuation, research, market analysis and sales is built upon 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.

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


Head of Sydney

Hamish Clark

Hamish brings many year's experience with him in the Antiques and auction business. Having worked in a New Zealand auction house in the early 80s, he then moved to London where he worked in retail selling Jewels on Bond Street and in Harrods. Upon deciding to move back to Australia, Hamish worked in the Pearl industry before opening up his own Antiques Shop in Woollahra. For the past three years Hamish has worked at various Australian auction houses in Sydney and joined Leonard Joel in June 2018 as Head of Sydney.

t 02 9362 9045 m 0403 142 106
e hamish.clark@leoanrdjoel.com.au