HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser 12 Feb at NAS  

[by Rae Begley]

Image Credit: Tony Albert. HOME, 2019, Mixed Media, courtesy of the artist and Sullivan and Strumpf

The HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser has been announced as an independent fundraiser that will include an online opportunity to bid as well as a live event in partnership with Aon, National Art School and Sydney Contemporary. 


The event taking place on Wednesday 12 February, 7-10pm at the National Art School will bring Sydney’s creative community together in solidarity for a live and silent auction that aims to raise significant funds for the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia.


Produced by Sam Watson Wood (Sydney Contemporary Director of Partnerships and Programs) and Rae Begley (Little Hero PR, Director and Artist), HOME was created in response to the devastating bushfires that have been burning and continue to burn across Australia since November 2019. The 2019/20 bushfires are the worst fires in Australian history (following the Black Friday fires), the scale is immense 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.


Steven Alderton, Director and CEO National Art School said: “The bushfires have been devastating for Australia. The National Art School is pleased to support the bushfire recovery through the HOME fundraiser efforts to address climate change, protect country through cultural fire and land management practices, re-establish habitats and look after native wildlife”.




HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 7-10pm

National Art School, Corner Forbes & Burton Street, Darlinghurst


Over fifty of Australia’s leading and emerging contemporary artists announced for the HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser on 12 February 2020 at the National Art School.


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, 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.


Music: DJ’s Client Liaison, Gemma (Club Kooky), Marcus King and Tyson Koh.


The nominated charities for the raised funds, WWF Australia, Climate Council and Firesticks Alliance have each been carefully selected for their current and future response to bushfires and Australia’s climate future. Relief support for the wildlife, flora, the people and the planet as well as the long term plan to instigate positive change were all of utmost importance to the producers and the artists themselves.


HOME will donate 100% of the profits earned from the sale of the works (which include new and existing works across the mediums of painting, photography and sculpture) 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 across the main gallery and courtyard of the National Art School and heroes art alongside a local music line up including DJ sets by Client Liaison, Gemma (Club Kooky), Marcus King and Tyson Koh, as well as food and drink offerings including Love Can, Cake Wines and Young Henrys.


The auction exhibition will take place in the Main Gallery of the National Art School. Live auction works by invitation only at VIP Preview from 5-7pm, registration essential by request. Silent auction works open for bidding online from February 4 and close February 12 at 10pm.


The HOME Bushfire Relief Art Auction Fundraiser event is for one night only on Wednesday 12 February, 7-10pm with donation upon entry.


Preview artworks for live and silent auction, with silent auction open for bidding from February 4: (viewable on laptop and mobile devices). Follow us on Instagram @homebushfirerelief


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