The Day We All Went Home  

We are thrilled to announce an exclusive online auction of 100 artworks created by Arts Project Australia taking place at 3pm on Sunday 28 June 2020. Aptly named The Day We All Went Home, this special fundraising event is presented in partnership with long-time supporter, Leonard Joel. 

 On Saturday 16 March the Arts Project Australia studio closed due to COVID19. 150 artists were asked to stay home instead of coming into the Northcote studio and gallery, leaving many extraordinary pieces of art behind.    

 It’s time for these works to be seen. This is your opportunity to purchase unique contemporary artworks from 55 Arts Project Australia artists and 3 collaborating Melbourne-based artists, including Julian Martin, Alan Constable, Lisa Reid, Paul Hodges, Samraing Chea and Bronwyn Hack. The exciting suite of artworks include paintings, prints, ceramic and soft sculptures – a range of mediums and styles to delight and entice everyone.   

 Leonard Joel will host the auction free of charge to Arts Project Australia to enable this to be the most successful fundraising event possible. Participants can leave absentee bids before the auction or join in the fun online with live auctioneers John Albrecht (Managing Director, Leonard Joel) and Sue Roff (Executive Director, Arts Project Australia). Learn more about bidding here. Your purchase will provide payments to the artists as well as contribute to Arts Project Australia’s ongoing viability as we slowly return to normal operations.  

 Our partnership has been an enduring one spanning 10 years, and this is the perfect time to join forces and raise much-needed funds for Arts Project Australia and its talented artists. These are challenging times for all of us, and this represents the support and admiration Leonard Joel has for the unique work of Arts Project Australia.  

 John Albrecht, Managing Director, Leonard Joel and Sue Roff, Executive Director, Arts Project Australia.  

 Leonard Joel is sponsoring the event and waiving their buyer’s premium, with 100% of proceeds going to participating artists and Arts Project Australia. 

Auction / Sunday 28 June 2020, 3pm
Preview / Fri 12 June – Sun 28 June 2020


Image: Chris O’Brien, Chris’ Collection, Chris and Chelsea live in this house, 2019, cotton, foam and wool soft sculpture, 32.5 x 40 x 49 cm