Australia's Art Valuation and Art Advice Experts

Our art services are tailored to your requirements – whether you have inherited art, your company needs an art valuation for insurance. You are perhaps looking to establish current market value or are looking to sell or buy a single artwork or collection.

Contact Australia’s art valuation and art advice experts. Our approach is friendly and personable yet professional and independent, enabling you to establish the true value of your art.

Art Advice

Should you catalogue your art collection, keep and conserve, donate or sell your art? Perhaps you have inherited a collection? It may be overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. We can help you with advice and support. We have art advisory / consulting services for private, corporate clients and public institutions.

Art Valuations

A professional art valuation provides you with all of the necessary information whether you decide to keep or to sell an individual artwork or collection that you own.

Our consultants will provide you with the art valuation expertise you need – from estate to divorce settlements.

Buying and Selling Art

We advise on value and discreetly broker the sale or purchase of a single artwork or an entire collection, and investigate the value of your art to maximise the return on sale.
We provide you with due diligence before you buy or sell art to help you avoid potentially costly mistakes.

Free Online Valuation Quote

For a free initial assessment of the value of an artwork, simply upload a photo and information online for a free quote.

In the Media

David Hulme featured on ABC TVs The Business discussing the Australian Art Market.

David Hulme on ABC TV News discussing the art of Del Kathryn Barton.

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Testimonials and Case Studies

“Very professional art valuers, great communication, tailored and fast service, pleasure to deal with.”

I.R., Sydney, April 2018

“David and Brigitte have provided an exemplary service over many years in support of our art investments – we have not only profited from their advice in buying and selling both privately and at auction but we have a beautiful collection to show for it which we enjoy every day. Together with this they have helped us learn so much more about both Australian and international art – allowing our appreciation and knowledge to grow with our passion. Highly recommended!”

Oliver Rees, Sydney, April 2018

“Dear David and Brigitte, we would like to thank you for the appraisal work you recently did for us. It was invaluable in better understanding the true worth of some of the artworks we acquired. We really appreciate the insights you provided and your prompt and friendly service, and we look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Best regards, James and Lorelei Basman”

James and Lorelei Basman, Sydney, Sept. 2017
Case Study : Brokerage

John Olsen (1928-)

BACKGROUND: This very fine gouache by Australia’s contemporary master had been purchased at auction at Sotheby’s in 1992 for $4,400. VALUATION & OUTCOME: After a sympathetic reframe, “Dog in Landscape” achieved a very comfortable appreciation in value when it sold for $42,000 incl. buyer’s premium. A handsome return for the

Case Study : Brokerage

Thomas Tyrwitt Balcombe (1810 – 1861)

BACKGROUND: Thomas Balcombe was brought up on the island of St. Helena, as his father was in charge of provisioning the supplies to the island when Napoleon was exiled there. After the family had moved to Australia, Thomas Balcombe went on to become a successful artist in colonial Australia. Today,

Art Updates, News and Dave's Faves

Dave’s Faves for the Deutscher + Hackett Auction on 10 April 2019

The first 8 lots of the Deutscher + Hackett sale on 10 April 2019 in Sydney contain four outstanding works by some of the Australian masters of the abstract from the 1960s to the contemporary (Balson, Miller, Audette and Frank), a beautiful selection for the connoisseur of non-figurative art. This

Summary
Event
Deutscher + Hackett Fine Art Auction
Location
Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Forbes Street,Sydney,
Starting on
April 10, 2019
Ending on
April 10, 2019
Description
Deutscher + Hackett Fine Art Auction with 111 lots of important Australian and international art

Dave’s Faves for the Sotheby’s Auction on 9 April 2019

Sotheby’s autumn auction in Sydney on 9 April presents 81 lots of outstanding Australian art. This includes two oils by Russell Drysdale, a true rarity by this master of the Australian country town and outback landscape. Another eye catcher will be lot 27 John Olsen’s “Seafood Paella” – however, a

Summary
Event
Sotheby's Fine Art Auction
Location
Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street,Sydney,
Starting on
April 9, 2019
Ending on
April 9, 2019
Description
Sotheby's Auction of Important Australian and International Art

Fine Art Consultants and Valuations, Appraisals Online, Corporate Art Valuer, Australian and International Art Brokers – BH Fine Art