13 August
Untitled painting by Eileen Napaltjarri

Arts Law’s 30th Birthday Fundraising Raffle 2014

Enter our 30th Birthday Raffle and you could own a stunning piece of ehtically-sourced aboriginal art.

1st Prize Valued at $3,300
Untitled painting by Eileen Napaltjarri, Papunya Tula Artists
122 x 91cm

Eileen Napaltjarri is from the Pintupi language group. Papunya Tula Artists is entirely owned and directed by traditional Aboriginal people from the Western Desert and the work of its artists is highly regarded and is represented in public galleries and major museums.

This striking painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole and soakage water site of Tjiturrulpa, situated in rocky hills west of the Kintore Community. During ancient times a group of men and women travelled east from this site toward the rockhole site of Illpilli. Along the way they gathered material for the production of various tools used in everyday life. The lines in the painting depict the lengths of wood that are yet to be fashioned  into a variety of tools including kulata (spears),wana (nulla nullas), kirtiji (shield) and kali (boomerang).

2nd Prize Valued at $300
Feathered Piti Basket by Maringka Burton, Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Tjanpi (wild-harvested grasses), raffia and emu feathers; H14 x W36 x L56 cm

Maringka Burton has created a uniquely beautiful basket that echoes the shape of the traditional piti or wooden vessel of the Central Desert. Maringka has combined the earthy colours of the desert landscape with splashes of colour inspired by the vibrant birdlife and the basket has been finished with a rim of emu feathers.

3rd Prize Valued at $200
Signed and Framed poster of painting “Judgement by His Peers” by Gordon Syron

Aboriginal artist Gordon Syron regards “Judgement by his Peers” as his most meaningful work. This 1978 painting depicts Gordon’s challenging of the jury system of Australia.
Gordon is a Worimi/Biripi man and has been described as 'the father of urban contemporary Aboriginal art'.
4th Prize Valued at $100
Aboriginal Art Centre Pack
This prize includes a great array of books, t-shirts, cds and other merchandise from Aboriginal art centres across Australia.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Arts Law Center of Australia's 30th Birthday Gala Dinner. They are also available online here.

Proceeds from this raffle will support the essential work done by Arts Law Centre of Australia, helping Australia’s artists. In particular the proceeds will contribute to their Artists in the Black program, a unique legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists which provides specialised legal advice and support, especially in regional and remote parts of Australia.

The raffle will be drawn at approximately 10pm 3rd September 2014 at NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney at the conclusion of the Arts Law 30th Birthday Gala Dinner. If winners are not present on the night they will be notified by email. Results will be published on our website.