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A successful charity auction

A successful charity auction
May 30, 2017 opencanv

It’s been a highly satisfying, rewarding and fruitful week for Open Canvas artists.

Last Friday, Open Canvas participated in a charity auction event. Around 40 works by 17 artists were displayed to an audience of more than 400 people.

We were so very pleased that many of the pieces sold.

Our artists receive a minimum of 70 per cent of profits from each art sale, so the purchases have made a huge impact on people who need it most.

One artist, whose artwork sold for several thousand dollars, can now afford to pay overdue bills, car registration, and even buy lipstick after several years of not having that luxury.

Apart from the financial impact of the day, it was a great chance for the Melbourne and broader business community to learn about what Open Canvas does to help those who have experienced adversity.

It was also a chance for Open Canvas to forge relationships with new artists. We’re very excited to be bringing you more incredible art shortly – stay tuned!

Mayday and Corcous Club

The guest speaker was Gillon McLachlan, the CEO of the AFL, and Jimeoin provided comic relief. Jimeoin is now the lucky owner of a piece of Open Canvas art. Thanks for your support Jimeoin!

A huge thanks to the Corcous Club, who organises the annual charity event and has raised over half a million dollars for selected charities.

Also a big, big thanks to the crew at Project New Dawn, which was the Corcous Club’s selected charity this year. Lucky for Open Canvas, Project New Dawn saw an article in The Age on the work we do, and invited us to the event to auction some art.

We feel really privileged that we could show off our artist’s skills to a highly receptive audience, and we’re proud that we achieved results for our artists. This follows on from our recent successful inaugural exhibition.

There’s lots more to come!

Take a look at pictures from the day!

 

Artist Patrick Francis sold two pieces at the auction on the day.

Artist Patrick Francis sold two pieces at the auction on the day.

AFL CEO Gillon McLaughlin is interviewed at the Mayday charity lunch.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan is interviewed at the Mayday charity lunch.

A full room of generous Corcous Club friends supporting charities that help Melbourne's homeless people

A full room of generous Corcous Club friends supporting charities that help Melbourne’s homeless people

More than 40 pieces from 17 Open Canvas artists were on display.

More than 40 pieces from 17 Open Canvas artists were on display.

 

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