“Beauty will save the world” – Dostoevsky
Showcasing 90 established and emerging WA artists with over 120 artworks on offer, the choice at this year’s Lawley Art Auction will be breathtaking. Whether drawn to ceramics, glass, screen print, photography, drawing, mixed media, textiles, sculpture, painting or watercolour, guests will be spoilt for choice.
This year we are very fortunate to feature stunning pieces from internationally acclaimed ceramicist Pippin Drysdale, and renowned artists such as Andy Quilty, Miik Green, Kerrie Di Cataldo, and Deborah Bonar to name just a few. In addition to this, we are excited about the impressive work on offer from local emerging artists.
Fusing abstract expressionism with street art, the gifted Sioux Tempestt again has a treat for us. A Mt Lawley local for many years, Sioux’s twin daughters attended MLSHS from years8-12. Sioux has exhibited a variety of contemporary artworks in the auction each year since 2013. She views this as an excellent opportunity to be involved with the school community and support the enhancement of the students’ Arts programs. Sioux is a firm believer in fostering creativity through the arts as it plays a vital role in development and mental wellbeing. She believes that this creativity can then be applied to all facets of adult life, not just a career in the arts.
In its 15th year, this major fundraising event provides the opportunity for before-school workshops, in-house artist residencies, state of the art musical instruments, stage equipment and access to performing arts expertise for students of the Specialist Visual and Performing Arts (SVAPA) and Music programs.
In addition to the buzz of the live auction room on the night, exquisite pieces are for sale at a fixed price in our Irving Gallery. This year we are also excited to be featuring collectable hand printed Rock and Roll posters in our Silent Auction.
Held in the Senior school building of MLSHS on Saturday 16th June, doors open from 5pm to view the artwork whilst enjoying a drink from the bar, complimentary canapés and live entertainment from our accomplished Music students, all before the hammer goes down at 7pm. The opportunity to go home smiling from this premiere school art auction with your piece of original work at a competitive price is not to be missed.
Pictured: Siouxx Tempestt with an inspired parent at this year’s ‘Crustworthy’ event at Crust Gourmet Pizzas Mt Lawley. Photo credit Amanda Humphreys Photography