In November the Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and Eastern Riverina Arts are delighted to bring you an incredible opportunity. Learn about building your art collection and visit the exhibition at The Curious Rabbit, all in readiness to invest at the Fundraising Art Auction on 21 November at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery featuring works by local artists and exclusive pieces from the Romaldo Girugola Collection.
You are invited to join us for an exclusive fundraising art auction featuring a range of works from local artists, alongside some incredible pieces from the private collection of renowned Australian architect Romaldo ‘Aldo’ Giurgola AO.
Over 40 artworks in total will be up for grabs. There are a limited number of seats for this unique opportunity.
ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER
Sunday 21 November
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Morrow Street, Wagga Wagga
For your bidding pleasure we will be presenting works from emerging and professional local artists, some of which have been created specifically for this event. You will also have the chance to invest in some unique pieces from the Giurgola Collection that have not been previously offered for sale.
Proceeds will support regional artists and development programs through The Friends of the Gallery and Eastern Riverina Arts.
Tickets: $10 per person (+ booking fee) – includes bidding paddle and drink on arrival.
On Exhibition Now
Come and have a sneaky preview of the range of artworks ready to be auctioned by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and the Eastern Riverina Arts at The Curious Rabbit, 44 Johnston Street Wagga Wagga until 20 November 2021.
The Friends Collection features donated works gifted to the Friends by the Guirgola estate and a selection of donations from local artists.Eastern Riverina Arts’ A4 Arts Commission exhibition showcases the work of established and emerging artists in an A4 format.
Also on exhibition and up for auction will be two exclusive 3D pieces from our Old:NEW Exhibition – modern takes on our region’s history.
Chat to the artists about their work and make your selection for auction day.
Silent bids on a the A4 Arts Commission works may be made before the auction, with final bids taken at the auction itself on Sunday 21 November at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.
All proceeds from the sale of the A4 Arts Commision Auction and the works by Bev Moxon and Ralph Tikerpae will go to the Eastern Riverina Arts Public Fund to support future art projects in our region.
Local artists: Chantelle Bruton, Colleen Whitaker, Haya Arzidin, Caroline Cattle, Derek Motion, Tanya Crawshaw, Joel Markham, Donald Huckel, Corrie Furner, Myles Pragnell, Raeleen Pfeiffer, Karen Walsh, Elaine Camlin, Brittney Hefren, Julia Roche, Zachary Buik, Nina Magrath, Yolanda O’Neill Keane, Rach Viski, Leigh Hewitt, Juanita Mclauchlan, Angela Coombs Mathews, Lorraine O’Hara, Ralph Tickerpae, Beverly Moxon, Kerri Rudd.
Are you a collector of art? Have you ever wanted to own a piece of art but didn’t know where to start? Don’t know what you like or afraid to make a mistake? Think you don’t have the money to buy real art? Or perhaps you would just like to hear from others about their passion for art.
In the lead-up to the Art Auction fundraiser, Friends of the Wagga Wagga Gallery are hosting a Collectors Panel evening – revealing what art collecting is all about and giving you the opportunity to ask questions from local collectors.
THE ART COLLECTORS PANEL
Wednesday 17 November
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Curious Rabbit, 44 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga
Facilitated by Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Director, Dr Lee-Anne Hall
Panelists: Sally Lawrance (Private Collector), Dr Tom A. Middlemost (CSU Curator), Sam Hatzis (former Director, Gallery Savah), Catherine Stuart (Wollundry Too)
Feature image by Julie