Mick Glasheen Emu in Milky Way Kuringai National Park 2018
This year the ABF is “Going Bush” and we invite you to join us to hear about the programs we are supporting and to take part in our fundraising auction. Our event is being held in the Function Room of the Chatswood Golf club located in stunning bushland that backs on to the Lane Cove National Park.
In 2018 the ABF is supporting three major programs:
Ngarrawanajirri Tiwi Art, Bathurst Island –continuance of the art activities for the disabled. These include painting, fabric art, and carving in the historic "Keeping Place".
Beyond Empathy, "DEFIANT" Lismore area. An arts, story telling and counselling 3 year program to involve Indigenous youth.
"Emu Runner" – Brewarrina. A film based in the community and one particular family in Brewarrina. Exploring issues faced by many families across the country.
Art viewing and drinks followed by dinner, entertainment (including performance by Peter O'Doherty and didgeridoo performance by Blak Douglas) and art auction
The fundraising art auction includes exquisite works at low prices by Pat Brassington, Mick Glasheen, Tim Johnson, Peter Kingston, Ngarrawanajirri Tiwi Artists, Gary Shead, Tony Tuckson, Guy Warren and many others. An auction catalogue for both the live and silent auctions is available here.
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Please contact Simon Chan/0411 138 308 or Jennifer Isaacs/0425 233 447 for further information about the event including:
• - Placing a telephone or absentee bid for the live auction
• - Dietary requirements for the dinner
• - Becoming a volunteer to assist at the function.
In recent years the ABF has held a number of fundraising events. For example, in November 2016, we held a 12th Anniversary Dinner and Art Auction which was attended by the Foundation members, directors, the esteemed patrons of the Foundation and over 200 special guests.
Many artists contributed their artwork for sale at the fundraising auction including Imants Tillers, Tony Albert, Min-Woo Bang, Jason Benjamin, Sophie Cape, Blak Douglas, Tim Johnson, Euan Macleod, David Middlebrook, Reko Rennie, Luke Sciberras and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn. There was also a didgeridoo performance by Blak Douglas, followed by the very enjoyable and successful art auction, which raised in excess of $100,000.
The Foundation welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on fundraising events. If you would like to assist, please contact us.