Project Five Charity Auction

The recent Project Five Charity Auction, which was held in the foyer of the spectacular Southern Tower at Darling Quarter, was a huge success. TV and Radio presenter, Fenella Kernebone, was MC for the night and Leonard Joel’s Sydney-based Senior Specialist, Anne Phillips, was the auctioneer. After a flurry of spirited bidding, the four art works on offer raised $15,700 for ICE (Information and Cultural Exchange), an organisation which provides digital programmes for artistic youth in Western Sydney. Project Five has raised a total of $68,300 for ICE to date.


Adnate’s powerful depiction of a boy he met while visiting a remote Indigenous community in Northern Australia attracted the interest of numerous bidders and eventually sold for $5,000. Numskull’s distinctive style was familiar to many, because he recently designed a cover for the Sunday Telegraph’s Style magazine which featured Miranda Kerr. His colourful meditation on the relationship between people and their possessions achieved $2,900.

Rone’s painting, pictured above, inspired a spate of competitive bidding before fetching a final selling price of $5,600. Jodee Knowles’ work also attracted a great deal of attention, with MC Fenella Kernebone even putting in a few bids, before being defeated by another motivated collector, who secured it at $2,200.

For profiles of the artists and images of the finished art works go to

If you would like to be kept informed of future Project Five events, contact
Anne Phillips at anne.phillips@leonard