Over $365,000 raised at auction for the Royal Children’s Hospital

Leonard Joel is pleased to announce that over $365,000 was raised at the Me and UooUoo: RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail auction event for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation on 22 April. Each UooUoo was hammered down on the night, selling to enthusiastic bidders eager to support the life-changing work of the RCH Melbourne.

Leonard Joel was proud to be the major auction partner for the event, with our Managing Director John Albrecht co-auctioneering, where over 60 of the uniquely designed UooUoo sculptures that have brought colour and creativity to Melbourne and Geelong throughout 2021 were offered.

Highlights from the evening included lot 56, Fiona Tweddle and Janie Fearon’s ‘UooUoonicorn’ that sold for $12,000, and lot 24, Zara McKenzie’s “Joy” (pictured) that sold for $9,500, with competitive bidding from online and telephone bidders.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our generous bidders, we were thrilled to assist in finding these lovingly painted sculptures new homes.

– April 2021