‘Ways of Seeing’ Art Auction

18 May 2018.

The Sax Institute has achieved a huge amount in its first 15 years, and recently we held our first event designed to introduce the Institute to the business community. Many not-for-profit organisations derive a significant proportion of their funding from corporate and philanthropic sources, and as part of our growth and transition strategy, the Institute has developed a plan to familiarise corporate Australia with our work and to develop some short and long-term partnerships that will allow us to expand and accelerate our activities.

The event, called ‘Ways of Seeing’, was made possible by the generosity of a number of leading Australian artists and art collectors, who donated 17 works to the Institute. With the generous support of the Macquarie Group Foundation, these artworks were included in a public exhibition in the Space gallery in Sydney CBD, with business leaders invited to view the works at an exclusive invitation-only cocktail event.

The event and auction was a considerable success, with almost all the artworks selling successfully – raising a small but significant amount of funds for the Institute, but more importantly, sowing the seeds for some valuable corporate relationships going forward.

The Institute is grateful to the Macquarie Group Foundation for hosting the exhibition and cocktail event, and also thanks the donor artists and collectors, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association for their support.

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