Following the success of our 2021 auction we’re back, and this year it’s going to be even bigger.
After a record-breaking art sale in 2021, Arts Law is launching our 2022 Art Auction at 4pm on October 7th. Last year saw an outstanding event, with $118,943 raised for Arts Law and Australian artists. Buoyed by these results, Arts Law are striving towards a goal of raising $100,000 once more in 2022. The Art Auction will be run online, meaning that you can bid anywhere, at any time, with over 100 works of art up for sale – until the 30th of October.
Protecting the arts is part of Arts Law’s identity, and ensuring that artists earn a living from their work is essential to this. Sixty percent of sales will go back to participating artists, with remaining funds supporting Arts Law. This funding allows us to continueproviding free and low-cost legal services to Australian artists. Arts Law services equip artists with the confidence to navigate legal arrangements and end exploitation.
Our mission is especially important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The Productivity Commission Report this year confirmed our estimates that between two-thirds and three-quarters of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander souvenir market is inauthentic. Fake Art Harms Culture, and as the report warned, “deprive[s] Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists of income.” Arts Law runs outreach and advocacy programs, as well as our Artists in the Black service to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists stand up for their rights.
By purchasing works in our 2022 Art Auction, you can support us in not only continuing, but expanding our work. You can support us in standing with local artists, and you can stand with us in giving a voice back to our arts and cultural practitioners.
Do not miss your chance to secure something fantastic. Register for bidding now and follow Arts Law on social media for special updates and sneak peaks during October!
Featuring works from the following Arts Centres, Organisations and artists:
Australian Design Centre • Bana Yirriji Art Centre • Boomallli • Bula’Bula • Ernabella • Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands • Iwantja Arts • Jilamara • Maningrida Arts & Culture • Martumili • Merrepen • Mirndiyan Gununa Mornington Island • Nagula Jarndu • Papulankutja • Spiifex Arts (Tjuntjuntjara) • Studio A • Tangentyere • Tjala • Tjanpi • Tjarlili • Warakurna • Waringarri • Warlayirtii • Warlukurlangu • Danie Mellor • Harry Hummerston • Jeremey Kiwan-Ward • Andrew Leslie • Helen Smith • Matthew Wilson