Annual Margaret River Art Auction

The 17th Annual Margaret River Art Auction, 2022

Get ready for the 17th Annual Art Auction coming up on Saturday, November 5th 2022 at the Heart.

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Record funds raised at the 16th Annual Margaret River Art Auction!

An impressive $50,000 in art sales took place 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.”

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.

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Eveline Kotai 15th Annual Margaret River Art Auction Winner

Eveline Kotai 15th Annual Margaret River Art Auction Winner

Perth artist, Eveline Kotai, (formerly from Margaret River), has won the $3000 Margaret River Art Prize for 2020 as part of the 15th Annual Margaret River Art Auction.

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 Practice

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.

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.”

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