The Lawley Art Auction (LAA) is Mount Lawley Senior High School’s (MLSHS) major fund raising event for the Specialist Visual and Performing Arts (SVAPA) and Music Programs.
Funds are used to keep these programs engaging, contemporary, challenging and rewarding for our highly talented students. The programs aim to hone technical and artistic skill, creativity, curiosity and analytical thinking. Under the guidance of inspiring teachers, many young lives will be enriched, and futures brightened.
The auction represents a tremendous commitment and partnership between artists, parents, businesses, the community and the school. We sincerely thank all the people who contribute in so many ways to the success of this fundraising event.
Every year the bidding is exhilarating with a stunning array of artworks on offer. The funds generated by each auction have been used in many ways: funding the presentation of high calibre theatrical and musical productions; hosting workshops with leading artists and performers; purchasing specialised equipment and assisting students to attend world-class performances.
2021 Live Auction
After a COVID enforced break in 2020, the 17th annual art auction was successfully held on Saturday 19th June 2021. It was a wonderful evening with more than 100 artworks on display, musical performances by MLSHS Music students and a variety of delectable refreshments. The evening raised more than $30,000 for the SVAPA and Music programs.
“I most certainly would love to contribute to next year’s art event. Your school is the most friendly, welcoming school I have ever had dealings with. Congratulations on the success of the Auction. I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into it….. it’s almost more than arranging a grand wedding! I brought 2 friends along. Both were very impressed and commented on the amazing presentation and feel of the evening. Well done and thank you for the opportunity to have my artwork displayed so prominently.”
“Glad to be involved in such a worthwhile cause, and love to be a part of the show again next year. Thanks for all of the hard work you and the rest of the team put in.”
“Thank you very much, it was indeed an honour to be part of, I very much enjoyed myself. I’m very happy to contribute to the children, whom I must say are a very admirable bunch (the ones I had the chance to meet). To all again a very fabulous, well organised, and fun night- congratulations. See you next year.”
“It’s a great initiative and very well organised. Excellent use of the funds raised as well. I would definitely like to be involved next year.”
“I am glad to hear that it was successful night. I can say that it was very enjoyable. Thank you and see you next year.”
“I am glad to have been involved with the fundraising event. Thank you for selling my work.”
“Congratulations to all of your team at Mount Lawley Art Auction for again making such a splendid event; a collection of rich, expressive, and skilled art work, both smooth and energetic live music, delightful wine and food and smiling faces in every direction. The feeling of a “good night” was definitely in the air. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to again include my artwork and I look forward to next year presenting new works for consideration.”
“Many thanks for the opportunity to be in you exhibition . It is probably the most friendly and well organised exhibition that we have in West Australia.”