Every year around August you will catch 300 young lawyers take over the slopes at Thredbo as part of LAWSKI, an annual three day skiing and social event for lawyers. This year Arts Law was delighted to be selected as the LAWSKI 2019 charity partner.
A range of items were auctioned at the Tyrrell’s Black Tie dinner in support of our community legal services. Arts Law worked with Aboriginal owned and governed art centres across Australia to source and provide a range of artworks for the auction. Proceeds were split between Arts Law and artists who were paid asking prices for their work.
Andrew Wiseman, Vice-President Arts Law, was in attendance and Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, our Vice Regal Patron, made an appearance via video. Andrew spoke about some of the recent work Arts Law has been doing and Artists in the Black, our community legal service that assists Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists protect their human rights in their arts and their culture. He also acted as auctioneer for the evening.
All in all, LAWSKI 2019 raised over $7000 for Arts Law and Indigenous artists collectively received over $6000 from sales of their work. This is a fantastic outcome that will allow us to further our work supporting Australian artists!
Thank you to the LAWSKI committee for choosing Arts Law as this year’s selected charity and for their hard work in bringing the event and auction together. Arts Law would also like to thank Olympian Scotty Kneller, F45 gym, Tyrells Wines, and Thredbo Alpine Hotel who all generously donated to the auction.
And of course, a huge thank you to all the bidders and winners for their support.