You know when you wander through an exhibition and pick out your 'fantasy' piece? The artwork you'd buy (if you won the lottery or inherited a small fortune) to hang in one of your several homes, castles and/or palaces? Look, there's a more attainable way to snap up a work you love, and it's the annual auction at Firstdraft.
This year, the auction features over 120 artworks from emerging and established artists, most of whom have exhibited, volunteered or directed there in the past. The event is a massive fundraising initiative for the organisation (it allows them to run free shows) and the perfect way to support your local arts community whilst also acquiring a work you love by an exciting, highly collectable Australian artist for a great price.
"Collectors can expect artworks to sell for between $50 and $5000, with the majority going for around $200-$500," says Firstdraft's Georgia Hobbs. "We try and ensure there are opportunities for collectors at all levels to buy and artworks are sold in both silent and live auctions."
So, art fans and would-be-collectors, save your pennies for September 1. Doors open at 6pm and the live auction kicks off at 7pm sharp. See the full list of artists included here.
Image: Holly Macdonald, Venting, 2017, Stained porcelain, stained slip, ceramic pencil, plaster, courtesy the artist.