Over $30,000 was raised at the 14th Annual Margaret River Art Auction held last Saturday. A large crowd filled the TAFE Winery campus to bid on over 80 artworks.
Art prizes worth $6050 were awarded to local artists, with Chloe Wilder taking out the $3000 Margaret River Art Prize. Margaret River’s Bobbi McCain won the Bendigo Bank Augusta & Districts Branch Cape to Cape prize of $1500, while Jonathon Healy won the $1000 Brewhouse Margaret River People’s Choice Award. MRIS parent, Lauren Trickett was thrilled to take out the Boranup Gallery Art Prize for Emerging Artists and will stage a 3 month exhibition at the gallery.
A new prize, the Witchcliffe EcoVillage Sustainability Prize of $550 was introduced and went to long-time Art Auction donator, Kay Gibson.
MRIS principal, Wendy Roediger said the Art Auction was once again a wonderful demonstration of how the MRIS school community works together.
“MRIS has been staging this vital school fundraiser for 14 years now and it is a credit to everyone who works so hard behind the scenes and on the night to make it such an iconic event on the South West calendar,” Wendy said.