ABOUT THE AUCTION
WHY AN ART AUCTION?
EDONT's continued existence is made possible by this event.
Australia's network of Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs) was defunded by the federal government in 2013.
After hearing of these funding cuts, three prominent Gulf country artists (and EDONT clients), Nancy McDinny, Stewart Hoosen, and Jacky Green, approached EDONT offering to donate paintings for the EDONT to sell. The artists’ donations set off a chain of events, which led to the EDONT holding an annual online art auction, now in its 4th year.
Bidding on artwork in the auction supports not only EDONT, but also contributing artists and art centres, with proceeds split between the parties.
Some of the artists are represented in the world's major galleries; some are emerging, or best known locally. All have seen value in EDONT's work and through this collaboration have become an essential part of its longevity.
'Destruction of Our Bush Tucker' by Nancy McDinny, Gulf artist and EDONT client (Lot 31)
We are proud that EDONT's annual Aboriginal art auction is a unique event - bringing together a diverse range of artists in an exhibition that celebrates both traditional and contemporary practices, from across the Northern Territory.
The collection of works offers insight into the ancestral knowledge and cultural expression which are deeply linked to the land and people EDONT works to support.
Gurtha by Djambawa Marawili AM, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre (Lot 11)
HOW IT WORKS
Our online auction is open from 1 June to 12 July 2018.
Find out more about how to bid, including terms and conditions.
You can browse all pieces for sale through this website, or download the auction PDF catalogue to view the entire collection.