Art auction to include rare collectables

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Projects for Heart and Soul WA co-founder Nari Jones (centre) showcases a sample of the amazing works up for grabs at the Bunbury Garden Labyrinth art auction, alongside artists Bernice Butlion and Terry Madgwick.
Camera IconProjects for Heart and Soul WA co-founder Nari Jones (centre) showcases a sample of the amazing works up for grabs at the Bunbury Garden Labyrinth art auction, alongside artists Bernice Butlion and Terry Madgwick. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

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 helpful,” 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.

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