Art Auction for Bushfire Relief

The HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction raises funds for the Australian bushfire crisis.

Words: Annie Tonkin

With fires continuing to devastate the Australian environment and countless communities, the HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser will raise much needed funds for WWF Australia, Climate Council and Firesticks Alliance.

More than 60 of Australia’s leading and emerging contemporary artists, including Del Kathryn Barton, Richard Bell, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Callum Morton, Mike Parr, Jude Rae, Caroline Rothwell and Ben Quilty (to name a few) will donate works for the auction.

There will be an online opportunity to bid on works, as well as a live event in partnership with AON insurance, National Art School and Sydney Contemporary.

HOME will donate 100 per cent of the profits earned from the sale of the artworks as well as the monies earned from the entry by donation for the event. The event is open to the public for one night only, alongside a local music line up including DJ sets by Client Liaison, Gemma (Club Kooky), Marcus King and Tyson Koh, and food and drink offerings including Love Can, Cake Wines and Young Henrys.

Produced by Sam Watson Wood (Sydney Contemporary director of partnerships and programs) and Rae Begley (Little Hero PR, director and artist), HOME was formed in response to the devastating bushfires that continue to burn across Australia. The 2019/20 bushfires are the worst in Australian recorded history, with nearly 11 million hectares burned, more than 2,000 homes destroyed, 23 lives lost and an estimated 1 billion plus animals that have died.

The fundraiser will take place at 7–10pm Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

To attend the event register for a ticket on Eventbrite here.

Check out the live auction works and bid on the silent auction works here.

Full list of participating artists:

Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, Hany Armanious, Del Kathryn Barton, Rebecca Baumann, Rae Begley, Richard Bell, Karen Black, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Sarah Contos, Lucas Davidson, Lynda Draper, Caroline Garcia, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Andre Hemer, Amrita Hepi, Nadia Hernandez, Gregory Hodge, Samuel Hodge, Sam Holt, Linda Jackson, Laura Jones, Kirtika Kain, Jenny Kee, Deborah Kelly, Jasper Knight, Janet Laurence, Michael Lindeman, Honey Long and Prue Stent, Fiona Lowry, William Mackinnon, Guy Maestri, Anna McMahon, Lara Merrett, Kate Mitchell, Callum Morton, Nell, Jonny Niesche, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Mike Parr, Emily Parsons Lord, Jason Phu, Stanislava Pinchuk, Tom Polo, Ben Quilty, Jude Rae, JD Reforma, Reko Rennie, Joan Ross, Caroline Rothwell, Nike Savvas, Kate Scardifield, Luke Sciberras, Alex Seton, Gemma Smith, Alexandra Standen, Hiromi Tango, Salote Tawale, Mick Turner, Brendan Van Hek, Natasha Walsh, Kai Wasikowski, John Wolseley, Anne Zahalka and Louise Zhang.

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