Record funds raised at the 16th Annual Margaret River Art Auction!
An impressive $50,000 was raised at the 16th Annual Margaret River Art Auction held on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
The result was the best in the event’s 16 year history.
“Thanks goes out to our generous artists and sponsors and to the wonderful community for their support” said Margaret River Independent School’s principal Wendy Roediger.
Rona Mirtle was awarded the Emerging Artist Prize for her reduction lino print “Lane 4”
“I am inspired by the wild and wooly coastlines and the colours observed there throughout the seasons.” Rona said.
I have found a new passion for printmaking and I am fascinated by the process of layering colours either on a lino plate or through constructing collagraphs.”
The winner of the Packers’ Prize was Karl Heussenstamm for his hand-finished print on ply “Brody”.
Robyn Collins received the Sustainability Art Prize for her monoprint and collage “Black Lace’, while Emily Jackson was awarded the Margaret River Brewhouse People’s Choice Award for limited edition print “Discovering Boranup.”
16th Annual Margaret River Art Auction
Save the Date! November 6, 2021 at The Heart
TICKETS to 2021 Annual Art Auction are SOLD OUT
Browse the 2021 Art Auction catalogue here!
15th Annual Margaret River Art Auction
Promising to be the most successful auction in its 15 year history, the 15th Annual Margaret River Art Auction didn’t disappoint on Saturday night with tickets sold out and $40,000 raised during the evening.
Funds raised go to the Margaret River Independent School (MRIS).
MRIS chairperson Jessica Worrall said the success of the event would not be possible without the generous donation of artworks, the support of sponsors, and the involvement of the dedicated parent and staff.
Despite the uncertainty of COVID 19 restrictions, the auction went ahead following extensive organisation and various back-up plans.
$6000 worth of prize money was awarded to four artists on the night.
Brewhouse Margaret River’s People’s Choice Award of $1200 went to Mirella Prolongeau.
Britta Sorensen’s piece ‘Hope Island’ won her the $800 Witchcliffe Ecovillage Sustainability Prize while the $1000 inaugural Packers Prize, chosen by the hard-workingv Art Auction packers and hangers, went to Emily Jackson.
Judging took place last week by renowned local artists, Sean Atkinson and Paula Cristoffanini.
The pair were impressed by all the Art Auction artwork currently on display at The Heart Margaret River saying that Eveline has “created a little gem among a lot of jewels”.
Paula said the medium of the piece was a true representation of Eveline’s practice.
“The viewer is barely aware of the textile as its transforms and transcends its medium.
Sean agreed said the work was subtle and complex at the same time. ”It is a small piece with such big power.”
Eveline Kotai’s 40 year art practice has included a variety of media; from pastel drawing, to painting, printmaking, stitch and building-integrated art.
Her 7 years living in Margaret River in the 1980’s was a formative time for her practice.
Her recent technique of cut and stitched collage uses a palette of pre-existing paintings, which allows new beginnings and unexpected directions to instinctively reflect a world in constant change.
“My familiarity with the Margaret River Independent School began in the 1980’s during regular Friday catch-ups with Wendy-May Roediger & Sandy Hohnen.
The goodness of Wendy’s soul has always shone through – as has the worthiness of the Annual Art Auction to raise funds for the school.
It becomes both a calendar event that people look forward to, and an opportunity for artists to showcase their art.”
Other artists who received commendations were Jenny Barr, Charlie Norton, Deanne Haddow, Karl Heussenstamm and Kay Gibson.
Eveline’s work is currently on exhibition at The Heart and will be auctioned on Saturday, October 17 at the 15th Annual Margaret River Art Auction. Doors open at 6pm.
Online tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/15th-annual-margaret-river-art-auction-tickets-122358965961
The 15th Annual Margaret River Art Auction Committee is committed to continuing its support of visual arts in the South-West by staging a 2020 Art Auction on October 17 at 6pm in Margaret River’s state-of-the-art venue, The Heart.
This year we are bringing you a preview exhibition at The Heart, starting on October 7 which will allow bidding in the weeks leading up to the auction.
We are also planning on delivering a Live Auction as in previous years to showcase diverse works from the region’s most prominent artists, high-profile interstate contributors, and emerging local artists.
$6000 worth of prize money will once again be on offer thanks to our generous sponsors.
All funds raised will go to the Margaret River Independent School.
Tickets are $25 and include complimentary supper and a free glass of Margaret River Wine. There will be live music, and a Mark Heussenstamm ‘original’ door prize.
$6000 WORTH OF ARTISTS’ AWARDS ON OFFER
Monetary awards, kindly donated by our event sponsors, will be presented on the night to four exhibiting Artists:
- The Margaret River Art Prize $3000
- Margaret River Brewhouse People’s Choice Award $1200
- Witchcliffe Ecovillage Sustainability Award $800
and introducing our new award:
- The Packers’ Prize $1000
The Packers’ Prize is a cash prize of $1000 for the artist who is awarded the best entry in the Margaret River Art Auction as judged by the Auction staff who receive, unpack and hang the entries.
Click on this link to connect to Eventbrite for ticket purchase
See our 15th Annual Margaret River Art Auction Catalogue (link below) for the amazing line up of art about to go under the hammer at this year’s auction at The Heart Margaret River on Saturday, October 17.2020-Art-Catalogue-Final-2-1.pdf (164 downloads)
The Annual Margaret River Art Auction is now in its 14th year. This popular event continues to showcase diverse works from the region’s most prominent artists, high-profile interstate contributors, and emerging local artists.
Our 2019 event will be held on Saturday 21 September at the TAFE Winery Campus on Bussell Highway from 6pm. Up to 300+ guests will bid on more than 60 items of fabulous art.
Tickets are $25 and include complimentary supper catered for by local TAFE Cookery Students and a free glass of Margaret River Wine. There will be live music, raffles, and a Mark Heussenstamm ‘original’ door prize.
$6000 WORTH OF ARTISTS’ AWARDS ON OFFER
Monetary awards, kindly donated by our event sponsors, will be presented on the night to three exhibiting artists:
The Margaret River Art Prize $3000
Augusta & Districts Community Bank ® Cape – Cape Art prize $1500
Brewhouse People’s Choice Award $1000
Witchcliffe Ecovillage Sustainability Award $550
Boranup Gallery Exhibition Art Prize
See our 14th Annual Margaret River Art Auction Catalogue (link below) for the amazing line up of art about to go under the hammer at this year’s auction at the TAFE Winery Campus on Saturday, September 21.2019 Art Auction-Catalogue-v4.pdf (220 downloads)
See our 13th Annual Margaret River Art Auction Catalogue (link below) for the amazing line up of art about to go under the hammer at this year’s auction at the TAFE Winery Campus on Saturday, October 27.
Yes, the rumours are true! The iconic Boranup Gallery has come on board for this year’s 13th Annual Margaret River Art Auction.
Boranup Gallery will sponsor a brand new prize, The Boranup Gallery Art Prize.
Up for grabs is an exhibition in the dedicated Emerging Artists Room, otherwise known as The Red Tail Room for a two month period. This represents a great opportunity for emerging artists to raise their profile.
There are terms and conditions for this prize, please contact us here if you would like to receive more information.
For more information on the Boranup Gallery go to their website http://www.boranupgallery.com/ or check out their Facebook page.
Thanks Boranup Gallery, we are really excited about this prize division!
The 2018 Boranup Gallery Art Prize http://www.boranupgallery.com/ is a fantastic addition to the 13th Annual Margaret River Art Auction https://www.facebook.com/AnnualMargaretRiverArtAuction/ – Sat, Oct 27 at Margaret River TAFE
The 13th Annual Margaret River Art Auction
The Annual Margaret River Art Auction is now in its 13th year. This popular event continues to showcase diverse works from the region’s most prominent artists, high-profile interstate contributors, and emerging local artists.
Our 2018 event will be held on Saturday 27 October in the Winery Campus at the Margaret River TAFE on Bussel Highway from 6pm. Up to 300+ guests will bid on more than 60 items of fabulous art.
In 2017 the auction raised around $25,000 for Margaret River Independent School.We would like to invite you to make an art donation.
Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary glass of wine and refreshments.
ARTISTS’ AWARDS – valued at over $4500
These awards, kindly donated by our event sponsors, will be presented on the night to four exhibiting artists:
The Margaret River Art Prize sponsored by Bendigo Bank $2500
Jarrahdale’s People’s Choice Award First Prize $1500
MRIS People’s Choice Award Second Prize $500
The Boranup Gallery Art Prize.
The winner of the inaugural Boranup Gallery Art Prize will be awarded the opportunity to exhibit their work in a dedicated emerging artist room in the gallery for a two month period which can be renegotiated at the end of this term if required. This represents a great opportunity for artists looking to raise their profile.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Margaret River Independent School offers a unique learning environment with a strong focus on academics and character development. The Arts play a significant role in MRIS’s learning process, with many of our students going on to become successful in this area.
Over $25,000 was raised for Margaret River Independent School through our annual Annual Margaret River Art Auction on Saturday. More than 250 enjoyed the night with some wonderful art going under the hammer. Thanks to all our fabulous artists, parents,and sponsors, and our Auctioneer Extraordinaire – Neil Earl!
courtesy of the Augusta-Margaret Art Auction 2015 flyer DL 6
River Mail, 5th June, 2013
AN estimated $30,000 was raised at the eighth annual Margaret River Art Auction on Saturday at the Cultural Centre, a very successful fundraiser for the Margaret River Independent School.
Rhonda Dornan was presented with the Kent Le Grand Memorial
Award, by the late Mr Le Grand’s son Barnabas who came down from Perth for the event.
The organisers thank the artists and sponsors for all their generosity to the school community and help to make the annual event go off so well.