Panel Auction 2014

Date:  Friday, September 19, 2014

Time:  noon

Place:  Edith Cowan University, Bunbury Campus, Building/Room 6.102

Edith Cowan University (ECU), Bunbury Campus, will be the location of a fundraising auction of 9 x 5 inch panels to benefit Art Partners.  This exciting community project has been gaining momentum over the past number of months.

Panels Offer Impressive Variety

A total of 60 panels – including works created with acrylics, papier maché, oils, and collage – were on exhibition at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (BRAG).  Those panels have now been relocated and are on display in the foyer of Building 3 on the ECU campus along with other panels completed since the BRAG exhibition.  The panels will be on display at ECU until September 17.

Fascinating History

The 9 x 5 inch panels have been created by artists from across the region including students and faculty from ECU.  The 9 x 5 legacy began in 1889 when several artist of the Heidelberg School held a 9 x 5 Impressionist Exhibition in the Melbourne Town Hall.  Most of the 183 works included in the exhibition were painted on 9 x 5 inch cigar box panels scrounged from local tobacconists.

Auction Details

The auction of the panels will be held at noon on Friday, September 19 in Building/Room 6.102 on the ECU campus.  Images of the panels will be projected on a screen prior to (and during) the auction.  There will be no admission fee, however organisers will be requesting a gold coin donation in exchange for an auction paddle.  Savouries, sweets, coffee and tea will be provided.  Organisers anticipate that there will be more than 80 panels up for auction.

Art Partners to Benefit

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Bunbury’s Art Partners program which matches protégés (people with disability) with mentors, and together they participate in mainstream art classes and activities.  Several of the protégés and their mentors have contributed panels for exhibition and auction.

For More…

For information on the auction, please contact Sarah Mills, Student Activities Officer at ECU, or Donna Mazza at 9780 7742 or Mike Bandurski on 9780 7736.

9 thoughts on “Panel Auction 2014

  1. Mark

    The panels selected to promote the event are absolutely stunning and certainly piqued my interest to be there for the exhibition and auction. Well done to the artists who have contributed and everyone working so hard to make the event a success, especially Wanda who has put in huge amounts of energy and time to photograph the pieces and generate the quality events page. Wishing you all success.

  2. Rosalie Carmichael

    What a great idea to have this event again this year. I did so enjoy the 9 x 5 exhibition and silent auction last year. Have a great time on Friday. Cheers Rosalie

  3. Adrian Egan

    Loved it! The event, now over, was a great and uplifting experience – WOW factor investing all 83 panels! The talent and variety of artistic expression in all those 9x5s was a wonder to behold. To see them was great, but the truly exciting bonus was to be there in the auction action. The furious bidding, fired by the fuel of true appreciation, made the auctioneer’s job in drawing bids relatively easy but the “bid spotters” might have whiplash. In terms of inspiration, a lot of new ideas on both subject and media use, will have been generated, not just for 9x5s.
    A great concept brought to fruition again, supporting a great cause.

    1. Leighton

      How fabulous Adrian. It sounds like this might become an annual ‘event-at-which-to-be-seen’, a crucial not-to-be-missed event on one’s social calendar. Please provide the date for next year’s auction so I can lock it in early! Well done all and a great result too.

      1. Art Partners Post author

        Thanks so much Leighton for popping by the blog. As you now know, the auction was a super success. I think the organising committee is catching a breather before setting dates for the next round. We’ll be back in touch when dates are confirmed for 2015.

    2. Art Partners Post author

      Absolutely super to hear from you Adrian. On behalf of Art Partners, thank you for the two beautiful panels you created for exhibition and auction. It’s great that you were able to attend. See you again next year!


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