Monkey Mia boys host online art auction
Friday, 21st August 2020

The Monkey Mia team haven’t quite finished their fundraising for this year! Earlier this year, the boys went on a country ride for the Covid-19 desert trip , raising over $30k for Shake It Up and Parkinson’s research. As we move into the second half of this year, the boys are again fundraising, this time through an online art auction.

Four generously-donated artworks, will be auctioned off online over the next 10 days. The artworks come from famous Australia artists, Kim Passalaqua, Chris McClelland, David Taylor and Ida Montague.

If you are interested in bidding on any of them – please email aurquhart2@bigpond.com and advise of your Lot No. and $ bid.

If somebody over bids you then you’ll receive an email to advise of current bidding status so you can bid again if you wish. The auction will run for ten days – finishing at 8 pm on the 30th August – when winning bidders will be notified.

If you are not interested in the art auction but would still like to support the team, you can donate to their fundraiser.

 

Kim Passalaqua: “My life experiences are often reflected in my work and can range from country to coastal or outback scenes. Sometimes the rich bold colours of Australia are shouting out to be splashed across the canvas. The natural processes of erosion and weather create a canvas which is always changing. The colours, shapes, patterns and tones become a visual cue to create my own landscapes from these ancient surfaces. This series of paintings, Terracotta Earth, was painted in the Flinders Ranges during a field trip in 2019. My travels to different parts of the Australian outback have become an important part of my practice where I immerse myself in the landscape. On location I slow things down, to observe and search for the beauty in the environment. This immersion into the harsh beauty of the raw Australian outback creates a sense of discovery and creativity that is endless”.

Each painting is 71cm x 43cm and painted in gouache and charcoal. They are framed in timber and under glass. To be sold as a set of 3.

Chris McClelland: Set in a maze of wrinkles, the small and almost insignificant eye of this mammoth animal conveys an aura of wisdom gathered over a long lifetime of experience. This is a matriarchal society and the proven leadership qualities of its top herd females, evolved over millions of years, have firmly established a strong niche for this species which is now under threat from man. The drawing depicts the matriarchal gaze of the mother  over the exuberance of youth.

Print is presented with firm backing and measures 55cm x 55cm.

David Taylor: This photo was taken March 2016. Kati Thanda was about 80% full. All shots were taken early in the morning. Kati Thanda was about 80% full. when the colours and light show their greatest depth. The title refers to the fact that Kati Thanda, the Indigenous name for Lake Eyre, is 15 meters below sea level. Much of our finest art is surpassed by nature. This is the privilege I hope to share with you.

Size – 80cm x 110cm.
Presented on foam ready for framing – if required

Ida Montague: The artist Ida Montague, Bach of Visual Art (Hons), was born, raised and educated in Scandinavia; Denmark to be exact, where ‘wide open spaces’ was an unknown  phenomenon as was large mobs of cattle. Through her marriage to the late John Montague she came to love the Australian scenery. Together they travelled NT, WA, Western Qld as well as country NSW to source cattle for his export company. These travel experiences have given Montague much inspiration for her art practice. Through Montague’s critical lens we are the beneficiaries of her uncompromising clarity  – which demands we change our perspective of the Australian outback from idyllic representation to an abstract realism. No longer red dust landscapes but a tapestry of  movement – through them we can hear the whack of the polo stick, thunder of hooves or cattle call. The result of this startlingly original artist’s work is the emotional reverberation ignited within her audience as we recognise an artistic shift of paradigm, as Montague injects new life into familiar subjects – the human face, a game of polo or the cattlemen of the north.”

 

If you are interested in bidding on any of them – please email aurquhart2@bigpond.com and advise of your Lot No. and $ bid.  If somebody over bids you then you’ll receive an email to advise of current bidding status so you can bid again if you wish. The auction will run for ten days – finishing at 8 pm on the 30th August – when winning bidders will be notified.

If you are not interested in the art auction but would still like to support the team, you can donate to their fundraiser.

 

 

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