Joel was a custodian and song man of the Wanman ceremonial group. His main sculptural theme was the Lore Poles, known as Thap Yonk. He was also the principal ceremonial song man and dancer for the associated ceremonies of the Kugu Owenh tribe and had claims and responsibilities to the Putsch traditions. Joel made artefacts, spears, woomera, firesticks and Lore Poles (Thap Yonk). He also produced a series of paintings and prints exploring line and tone through his traditional saltwater clan design, usually applied to the final surface of his Lore Poles (Thap Yonk). Sadly, Joel died in 2019 after a long illness.