Art Appraisals & Valuations

Do you Require a Valuation of your Artworks

– Have you inherited paintings and need advice on values?
– Do you need an insurance valuation for your paintings?
– Do you need a valuation of art in your superannuation fund?
– Do you need a proper catalogue of your art including market or insurance values?

A comprehensive formal art valuation from our specialists is always the safest option to make informed decisions and move forward when artworks from a deceased estate or property division are concerned, or when you need an up to date insurance or market valuation on your collection.

In order to save you time and money, we can also prepare your art valuation remotely.

You will get an honest, unbiased appraisal, as we are independent art valuers and advisors offering services Australia-wide. We answer all enquiries. Have also a look at the video on art valuations.

Fill in the enquiry form or speak with us on 02 9977 7764 (9 am – 6 pm Monday to Friday) to discuss your requirements.

We have catalogued and established art values for hundreds of private clients, companies and institutions, both in Australia and overseas. We value works by famous Australian artists, by less-well known artists and international artists.

The National Art School in Sydney, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Gosford Regional Gallery, the Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, and numerous individual, public and corporate clients have entrusted us with valuing their paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculpture.

Read in Testimonials, what our clients say about our valuation services.

Art Expert David HulmeDavid Hulme values Australian and international art, including oil paintings, works on paper, drawings, etchings, lithographs and other limited edition art prints, photographs and sculpture.

Your valuation document includes a full description of the artwork, colour photographs and of course the insurance values and / or market values. Plus you’ll find information on the current dealers in the artist’s work and biographies on the artists, giving the context and relevant information about a single work or a whole art collection. Just email us your art enquiry.

We can also produce a comprehensive catalogue of your collection for easy reference and authentication reports on works of art. For example, we have worked on paintings by Roy de Maistre and John Constable to have them properly attributed and authenticated.

Art in Superannuation Funds

Artworks owned by a superfund have to be appraised for market value.

To give an example: we have just valued some artworks by well known and well respected Australian artists with a good track record in the auction room. However, the works in question were purchased at high retail prices – when similar works could easily have been purchased through the auction room for up to half the price paid.

Although there are solid gains on the values of both the artists, it will probably take many years for the auction room or market value to catch up with the retail price paid for the paintings.

It’s important to remember: When purchasing works in the secondary market for superannuation purposes, they are better bought at auction with good advice from an art consultant or unbiased advisor.

Contemporary art is a different matter and can be sourced from the best galleries and on occasion also in the auction room – again it’s best to seek impartial advice prior to purchase.

Seek the advice of an unbiased, independent art professional who is not an art dealer, before you proceed with any art purchase for a superannuation fund, or indeed if the purchase is with a view to investment.

We can assist you with professional advice and reports so you can make an informed decision. A lot of art is sold as an investment, when in reality only a fraction of art sold fits into that category. If you want some of your art for investment, send us an email with your enquiry


More information

For clients in the Sydney area with collections that need inspecting and appraising, we will come to your location. If you are in Australia or overseas, please contact us on [email protected] for more information, or phone us on 02 9977 7764.

Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants are Approved Service Providers (Valuers and Consultants) for the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association.

David Hulme is also valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, approved to value Australian art including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture 1900 – 2000. This enables him to assist you when you are donating an artwork or a collection to an eligible public gallery under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. Detailed information on the scheme can be found on the Cultural Gifts Program website. You can contact David by email if you would like to have a work or a collection valued under this scheme.



The cost of a written appraisal will either be based on an hourly rate or will be a project fee. Ask us for a free quote.