Art auc­tion to in­clude col­lecta­bles

South Western Times - - News -

Bun­bury’s big­gest art auc­tion will be held at Maker + Co on Oc­to­ber 6, of­fer­ing art lovers the rare op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase works from Pi­casso, Nor­man Lind­say and Dali.

Perth-based auc­tion­eers WA Art Auc­tions will bring 20 pieces to Bun­bury, in­clud­ing the work of Euro­pean and Aus­tralian masters, as well as rare col­lectibles, with some items val­ued be­tween $10,000 and $20,000.

The pro­ceeds from the auc­tion will help to build the Bun­bury Gar­den Labyrinth in Queens Gar­dens, for use by the com­mu­nity and vis­i­tors to the city.

Projects for Heart and Soul WA is the brain­child of the labyrinth, with co-founder Nari Jones ex­plain­ing the idea was born out of tragedy.

“It did be­gin at a time of me­mo­rial for one of our col­leagues whose son died from sui­cide,” she said.

“We are mostly a group of health pro­fes­sion­als and we gath­ered and had a con­ver­sa­tion about what else could we do as a com­mu­nity.”

Ms Jones said the labyrinth de­sign was about 4000 years old, with one way in and one way out.

“It’s not de­signed for you to get lost, but for you to come within and con­tem­plate, re­flect and prac­tice mind­ful­ness and me­di­a­tion – all the things we know are re­ally help- ful,” she said. Vis­i­tors are known to travel around the world to visit labyrinths, which Ms Jones said would serve as an eco­nomic boost for the city.

Ms Jones said 50 per cent of the art sale would be do­nated to the con­struc­tion of the labyrinth.

“It is in­cred­i­bly gen­er­ous, along with that we have had close to 50 do­na­tions from lo­cal artists... the gen­eros­ity of the artists com­ing to­gether is quite amaz­ing,” she said.

Peo­ple can view art­works, meet the artists and en­joy live mu­sic from 5pm, with the auc­tion com­menc­ing at 7pm sharp.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Projects for Heart and Soul WA co-founder Nari Jones, cen­tre, show­cases a sam­ple of the amaz­ing work up for grabs at the Bun­bury Gar­den Labyrinth art auc­tion, along­side artists Ber­nice But­lion and Terry Madg­wick.

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