Thursday, July 26, 2007

'Artists for the Burrup' art auction

Sunday 29 July 2007, 2-5pm (Viewing Sat 2-5pm, Sun 10-2pm)
Moores Building, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle.

Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA) is hosting an art auction at the Moores Building, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle, on Sunday 29th July 2007.

'Artists for the Burrup' has attracted a diverse range of immensely collectable artworks by many of WA's top artists including Robert Juniper, Sally Morgan, Julie Dowling, Norma MacDonald, Jody Broun, Loreen Samson, Pippin Drysdale, Sandra Black, Richard Woldendorp, Frances Andrijich, Greg Crowe, Elizabeth Durack, Iris Francis, David Gregson, Hans Arkeveld, Tony Jones, Mac Betts, Cedric Baxter, Alex Spremberg, Marie Haass, Michael Iwanoff, Harry Hummerston and many more.

"The response to our invitation to artists has been overwhelming", says auction convenor, Ms. Judith Hugo. "The range and standard of the artworks registered for the auction makes this particular event very special."
"Artists are especially concerned about the destruction of our ancient cultural heritage and this event provides them with a unique opportunity to show their support for our campaign," says Ms. Hugo. "A busload of concerned people has just returned from the Burrup / Murujuga where they were blown away by the ancient and spiritual significance of the rock carvings. It is the oldest and largest gallery of man's earliest artistic expression – far older than the pyramids and Stonehenge – and all here in WA's industrial backyard! "

Funds raised will go towards FARA's efforts to increase local, national and international public awareness of the fragile and unique heritage value of the ancient rock art on Murujuga/The Burrup.

For more information visit the website

This event is kindly sponsored by the City of Fremantle and the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery.

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