We are very excited to announce that we have raised more than $300,000 to be donated directly to the communities that need it most, through the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

Since our announcement, support for this event has been overwhelming. We would like to sincerely thank all of our fantastic donors, sponsors, bidders and everyone who attended the event or watched at home, for your heartfelt generosity and enthusiasm. Your contributions and support brought the evening to life and made the event a huge success.

This event saw us join forces with prominent figures from Melbourne’s art world and beyond to present The Bushfire Relief Auction. The auction included extraordinary donations from artists, collectors, gallerists and jewellers and took place in Melbourne on Sunday 16 February. There was no buyer’s premium, with every cent going to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

We at Leonard Joel are proud to have been able to provide the art-industry platform to raise this incredible amount for communities affected by these unprecedented fires. 

In particular, we would like to thank: Vincent Fantauzzo, Kozminsky, Fox Galleries, Sandrew, Bromley & Co., Mendel & Rose, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Hotel Lindrum, Anita Mertzlin, Flowers Vasette, Animus Distillery, Island Gin, William Mora Galleries, Jacqui Henshaw, Christopher Boots, Otomys Contemporary, Bronwyn Kidd, Virginia Dowzer, Saramai Jewels, Robyn Rich and the Rectory, Kyneton as well as all of our most generous anonymous donors and private collectors.

We would also like to thank our event sponsors: Antiques Trade Gazette, Invaluable, Artist’s Framing Services, Ellikon Fine Printers, The Big Group, Dalgarno’s Party Hire, Pommery, Fermoy Estate, Our Boys & Girls, Luke Signs, Snap Printing Prahran, Printflex and the Fresh Flower Man.