World Environment Day Online Auction: 5th June – 26th July 2020
There are so many beautiful artworks in the World Environment Day online auction. Get your hands on a one-of-a-kind artwork for a good cause, and with a story!
Local 13 year-old school striker Alice Harcourt has donated three artworks. You can read all about her passion for art and the environment in this recent article in Canberra Weekly.
She has donated “Ghandi”, a sketch of civil rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, “Little Time”, a water colour piece representing the earth and effects of climate change, and “Use What You Can”, an artwork using only nail polish.
There’s even more art in the auction, generously donated to the Conservation Council so all proceeds go to our important work to combat climate change and advocate for the environment.
Thank you so much to all our artists! Please show your support by checking out their art and of course bidding in the auction.
Teenage activist artist Alice Harcourt has donated three original artworks.
“Gandhi” by Alice Harcourt
Pencil on paper, 27.5 cm by 22.5 cm with veneer frame.
Alice Harcourt is 13 years old. She is proud to be Canberra born and bred. Alice has been attending climate rallies since she was a toddler. She told us she is honoured to contribute to the ACT Conservation Council Art Auction and hopes that the money raised will continue the important fight to save the planet.
“Change is Coming”, Greta Thunberg Print by Amalia Wahlström
Amalia Wahlström is a Stockholm based illustration artist who is deeply passionate about exploring our spiritual connection with nature through her artworks. This tribute to Greta Thunberg is her first piece of fan art. This print is beautifully framed, and not yet available anywhere else.
“Djapu minytji” by Marrnyula Munungurr
Silkscreen print titled “Djapu minytji”, 2007, by artist Marrnyula Munungurr from Yirrkala in the Northern Territory, Australia in collaboration with Basil Hall. Size: 59 x 28cms (image).
Marrnyula is a prominent bark painter and printmaker from Yirrkala community in the Northern Territory. Her clan is Djapu, and here she depicts her clan design. She hand painted all the colour separations onto acetate sheets for this original silkscreen print. It was then editioned by hand at Basil Hall Editions in Darwin, NT.
“Little Eagle, Heiraaetus morphnoides, endangered in ACT” by Maria Boreham
Watercolour on 300 gsm Arches cotton rag paper, 44cm x 54cm including the frame (portrait).
As a botanical illustrator, Maria is attracted to the fine details, textures and structures of plant life. She is part of the the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) Art group who paint native plants provided by the ANBG horticulturists.
“Black Mountain Nature Reserve, 1970-2020: White-winged Choughs” by David Pope
This print was drawn on a computer, to mark Black Mountain’s 50th year as a declared nature reserve (2020). Number 4 of an unlimited but numbered edition and signed by the artist in pencil. Pigmented inks on 300gsm archival paper (400mm x 500mm), image size 287mm x 406mm (or 287mm x 430mm including the pencil signature block).
David Pope is the editorial cartoonist for the Canberra Times.
Don’t miss David Pope’s other artwork in the auction, Black Mountain Nature Reserve, 1970-2020: Ants and Orchids
“Measurement (David)” by Susan Banks
2018, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
This painting was made as part of a body of work celebrating the workers who maintain our infrastructure. This worker is installing new pipes for icon water.
Susan Banks is a Canberra based artist who graduated from the School of Art with a Masters degree in 2017. Susan initially trained as a molecular biologist and worked at the lab where Frances Crick and James Watson “cracked the genetic code”.