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 http://www.project5.com.au/#auction.
If you would like to be kept informed of future Project Five events, contact
Anne Phillips at anne.phillips@leonard joel.com.au.