Place your bids folks! Our art auction, If you can tell a story, is here

We are delighted to unveil If you can tell a story... our fundraising exhibition and auction of artworks that tell a story.

To view the artworks and place your bid in the auction, click here.

'Catherine Keenan, Story Teller'  by James Powditch

'Catherine Keenan, Story Teller'  by James Powditch

The show features artworks generously donated by more than 50 of Australia's leading artists, including Del Kathryn Barton, Fiona Lowry, Reg Mombassa, Jasper Knight, Tony Albert, Belinda Fox, Euan Macleod, Bronwyn Bancroft, Locust Jones, Mitch Cairns, James Drinkwater, Abdul Abdullah and many more. The full list is below.

This is our major fundraiser for the year, and all money raised goes to fund our free creative writing and storytelling programs for marginalised young people. It only costs $30 to cover a place in one of our in-school workshops, so the money raised goes a long way. Funds raised will also help us achieve our dream of opening a second creative writing centre in Parramatta in May next year so that we can light the spark of creativity for thousands more young people in the years ahead.

The exhibition begins a wonderful discussion around words, images and, of course, creativity – which is at the heart of everything the Sydney Story Factory does. James Powditch, finalist in the Moran Prize 2016 with a portrait of Cath Keenan and frequent Archibald Prize finalist says, “The Sydney Story Factory changes the lives of marginalised young people through creative writing and storytelling. I’m thrilled to be able to offer an artwork that could potentially help thousands more children benefit from the program”.

'Urge and urge and urge' by Fiona Lowry

'Urge and urge and urge' by Fiona Lowry

2014 Archibald Prize winner, Fiona Lowry, says “being able to express your creativity in a nourishing and supportive environment like the Sydney Story Factory is incredibly powerful for young people”.

Kids from Plunkett St Public shared their creative responses to the artworks in this news story by SBS News.

View the auction online here , and come see the exhibition from Wednesday 30th August atBackStage, behind Conny Dietzschold Gallery, 99 Crown Street, East Sydney (entry via Crown Lane).

The auction ends at 5pm on Saturday 2nd September. Don't miss out!

Participating artists are: Abdul Abdullah, Margaret Ackland, Ron Adams, Tony Albert, Narelle Autio, Bronwyn Bancroft, Del Kathryn Barton, Phyllis Batumbil, Sandra Blackburne, Blak Douglas, GW Bot, Mitch Cairns, Thanh Tam Cao, Tom Carment, Paul Connor, Dino Consalvo, Lottie Consalvo, Gabrielle Courtenay, Jo Davenport,  James Drinkwater, Michael Fitzjames, Belinda Fox, Will French, Peter Gardiner, Becky Gibson, Robyn Gordon, Jacqueline Gothe, Andrew Grant, Ian Grant, Samuel Hodge, Linda Jackson, Philjames, Locust Jones, Jasper Knight, Fiona Lowry, Debbie Mackinnon, Euan Macleod, Dean Manning, James McGrath, Reg Mombassa, Ro Murray, Peter O’Doherty, Susan O’Doherty, Nana Ohnesorge, James Powditch, Silke Raetze, Romance was Born, Joseph Rolella, Louise Tuckwell, Bruce Whatley, Neil Wilson, Joshua Yeldham.

Happy bidding! And thanks for your support.

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