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Friday, February 11, 2011

ART for Ipswich - Flood Appeal Charity Art Auction - Saturday 12 February 2011

You are warmly invited to attend ART for Ipswich Flood Appeal Art Auction at the SWICH Contemporary Art Space on Saturday 12 February, 2011.  All the artworks have been donated by artists in the Ipswich region, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast including Deb Mostert with her portrait of ABC radio personality Madonna King, Raoul Slater (renowned wildlife photographer), Rod Hammond, Andrew Spark, Donna Davis, Sally Picker, Charmaine Davis and Gary Abkin.

We are pleased to announce that Les Thornton from Professionals Thornton Real Estate Ipswich is donating his time and expertise to be our Auctioneer for the evening. Live musical entertainment will be provided prior to the start of the auction and Deann’s Coffee House will be open for the duration of the auction.

All artworks are available online for viewing HERE.

The gallery will be open on the day of the auction from 9am to 2pm and will re-open at 4pm to allow bidder registration and viewing time before the auction commences at 5pm.

NOTE: If you can't attend the Live Auction we will be taking bids all week at the SWICH Contemporary Art Space, 191 Brisbane St, Ipswich, so drop in and place a bid on your favourite artwork.

Please register prior to the auction to receive your bidder number. Registration opens at 4pm.

1. Choose an artwork that you would like to bid on.
2. Decide on the maximum amount you would like to pay for that artwork.
3. Complete the bidding form and place into the bids box.
4. On Friday afternoon, 11 February 2011, you will be contacted by gallery staff to confirm your bid.
5. The highest bid placed on any artwork before the live auction starts, at 5pm on Saturday 12 February2011, will become the starting bid for that artwork.
6. If no one else bids on your artwork on the night of the live auction, yours will be the  successful bid and you will be contacted the next day to arrange payment and pickup of artwork asap (cash or credit card only).

Please note: bidding prior to the live auction does not guarantee that you will be the highest bidder. Please attend the live auction if wish to bid further.

Payment for all successful bids will need to be finalised on the night and artworks taken. PLEASE NOTE: WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH OR CREDIT CARD.

the SWICH Contemporary Art Space
191 Brisbane Street
Ipswich, Q. 4305
Tel: 07 3281 9192
Tel (international): +61 7 3281 9192

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