Art & Design

Kick Off Your Art Collection At This Epic Auction Next Month

By Emma O'Neill
25th Jul 2019

Firstdraft Gallery Auction | Urban List Sydney

Every year, beginner and established collectors alike descend on Australia’s longest-running artist-led organization in Woolloomooloo to bid on some of Australia’s best art.

This August, Firstdraft gallery's annual fundraising auction celebrates its tenth year—boasting about 100 reasonably priced artworks from more than 80 established and emerging artists.

The star-studded cast features the likes of Venice biennale exhibitor Tracy Moffatt and the immortal Aussie icon, Ken Done.

As is tradition, Christie’s auctioneer Ronan Sulich will return to pack a room and bring the drama of a high-end auction without any of the astronomical prices. The evening is a great way to get your art collection into gear and support Firstdraft’s innovative artistic program.

Get in for a 6pm kick-off to put in your silent bids and take your seat at 7pm for the live auction. In between, enjoy tasty Southern Asian food from 2 Boys in Saris and beats from DJ Sovereign Trax throughout the evening.

And in a ten-year twist, Firstdraft is also selling $5 raffle tickets to win a mystery artwork. Be sure to browse the catalogue ahead of time to plan your attack, pick your favourites and get excited.

A few of our favourite artists have artwork up for grabs: Anna Pogossova, Bellem Lett, Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, Daniel Boyd and Eloise Kirk—to name just a few. 

You can check the auction catalogue right here


What: Firstdraft Fundraising Auction
When: Friday, 2 August, 6-9 pm Live auction starts at 7pm
Where: 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo

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Image credit: Chun Yin Rainbow Chan

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