Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is currently hosting its fifth 'Collector's Edition Exhibition' where small scale artworks are up for silent auction to help the Gallery grow its acquisition fund. Over one hundred artworks have been donated this year and are on display until 6th April 2018. On the final evening (6th April), a live auction event takes place, where the top 5 artworks with the highest silent bids go up for a live auction. I have donated 'Tribal Fruit' 2018 which are a small scale sculpture coloured with local natural ochres and natural materials which I have either found locally, or been generously gifted by locals, David Coleby and Rae Druitt.
When: 3rd- 26th July
The opening of the 2nd annual Collectors' Edition drew a great crowd at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. This fundraiser exhibition supports the Cultural Centres Collection Acquisition Fund. Many artworks by prominent artists are for sale through silent auction which runs for 3 weeks.
The artworks are all A5 in size and this year the exhibition has 80 works on display. This is an opportunity to acquire an affordable artwork of some of the regions prominent artists including Warwick Fuller, David Middlebrook, Joan Ross just to name a few!
Despite the cold weather, it was great to see so many people come to support the event. Wine & conversations flowed, bidders registered for the auction and placed their prospective bids beneath the artworks. If you're one of the bidders, its advisable to visit the gallery over the 3 week period to see if you're still the highest bidder!
Thanks to supporters of this event for their sponsorship. A special thanks to Neil Haigh of Hopetree Framing in Wentworth Falls.
I donated an artwork for the exhibition and titled it Alpha Penta 1. It is an assemblage work with natural materials on paper. It was exciting to see a few bids on the piece before the night was over.
So make sure you visit the Cultural Centre over the next 3 weeks to view this collection of unique and pocket-friendly artworks!