Crookwell town and region is a rural community of approximately 4000 people. The Crookwell District Community Trust (CDCT) is a charity organisation set up to help people living in, or with a connection too, the Crookwell district who have experienced extreme difficulities due to personal trauma or natural disasters. Past aid has gone to those in need of urgent medical assistance, those that have lost their homes due to fire, as well as assisting those that have experienced a death in the family and were unable to meet the furneral expenses.
The Trust has been in existence for approximtely ten years. To date the Trust has financed its assitance, to those in need, via private donations, with only the occassional fund raising event.
Due to the ongoing drought, as well as other economic pressures of living in rural Australia, members of the Trust have experienced a greater demand for assistance. To meet these demands the Trust now wishes to both lift its profile as well as gather more funds, through a charity art auction.
The Invitational Art Auction will be held 20th September, 2008 (doors to open at 10am with the auction to begin at 2pm), plus an evening preview, scheduled for September 19.
The last art auction held in Crookwell in March 2007, sold over $34,000 worth of work, with $28,500 being donated to the ‘Back-a-Bushie’ Appeal.
The invitational will be limited to 40 artists and be held at the Crookwell Memorial Hall. Featured artists that have already committed to the exhibition, include Adam Cullen, Cherry Hood, Margaritia Georgiadis, Max Cullen and Graeme Townsend as well as American artist, John Dawson.
The exhibition will also include local Upper Lachlan Shire artists, as well as respected regional artists.
Having previously participated in the “Back-a-Bushie” appeal, Benjamin Townsend Photography has been asked to enter a work into the upcoming auction.
The above landscape of Mt Wellington in Hobart, Tasmania, was chosen as the piece to be entered into the auction. The image will be printed as a high quality giclee print, and then mounted and framed.
For further details on the CDCT charity or the art auction, please contact Benjamin Townsend Photography for more information and we will able to pass along suitable contact details.