Entries for 2019 close soon!

The 2019 Lawley Art Auction is off to a grand start with a team of committed volunteers ready to see what the artists of Perth have on offer this year. We are blessed to be a part of an event which brings joy to the artists, the students and art lovers of Perth.

If you are an artist in WA, we’d love to receive your application to be a part of the best school art auction in town, knowing that you will be helping the artists of tomorrow at Mt Lawley Senior High School.

Just follow the steps under Artist Information. Don’t delay – entries close April 8th!

Today is the day

The easels are being set up, the plinths are almost ready, the artwork is being hung and the stage is set.

We are so excited for the launch of the 2018 Lawley Art Auction later today and this year’s exceptional crop of artwork from such a talented field of artists. The range of medium, the quality of the work, the hues and shades of all things wondrous and colourful.

Beautiful music and delicate canapes await you from 5pm, with some truly wonderful prizes to be won in our raffles and an amazing array of treats to bid for in our Silent Auction. All before the excitement of the hammer going down at 7pm under the expertise of master auctioneer Mat Donelly of AD Donelly Auctions.

Just look at some of these pieces from Pippin Drysdale, Warayute Bannatee, Sioux Tempestt, Silvana Ferrario, Kashanti Wikramanayake and Ileana Rozitis to whet your appetite. We can’t wait to share it with you!

Artwork goes live!

The exquisite selection of art available at this year’s auction is now available online for your viewing pleasure!

You can whet your appetite by viewing our gallery of this year’s pieces, to be found under Artwork, 2018 Auction – both for the live auction and for the Irving Gallery (where you may purchase direct sales on the night).

Like what you see? You can now make it even easier and use our Bidder Pre-registration form available at the bottom of the home page.

We’ve been working hard and with just over a week to go, we can’t wait!

News Update: Meet one of our talented artists, Sioux Tempestt

“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   

First peek at this year’s artwork

We recently were delighted to receive submissions of the artwork for this year’s auction.

The range of work was impressive, the standard was high and the artists were wonderful!

The committee spent their Sunday working hard to ensure that every piece was registered and handled with great care, ably assisted by enthusiastic students from the SVAPA and Music programs. The hard working parents and families involved were also thrilled to be supported by the current Principal for MLSHS, Lesley Street, pictured below with some of our students and one of our Gold level sponsors, Matt Seabrook from Stuart Weston Real Estate.