Dunedin artist Marilynn Webb holds one of her works, while a Jeffrey Harris painting is pictured behind her, as preparations continue for a Dunedin art auction. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Organisers of a Dunedin charity art auction to raise funds
for the Heart Foundation have been buoyed by a ''fantastic''
response from artists and artwork owners, who have donated
about 60 works.
Works by Auckland artist Billy Apple, the late Ralph Hotere
and Jeffrey Harris are among those donated for the auction,
which will be held at the Otago Art Society Rooms at the
Dunedin Railway Station on Friday evening.
Dunedin artist Marilynn Webb said she was happy to provide a
print depicting a scene in Dusky Sound.
She was always happy to support health-related charitable
causes, particularly those involving children's health.
Heart Foundation Otago branch office administrator Janette
White, who came up with the auction idea, and branch heart
health advocate Jo Arthur have jointly organised the event.
''It's amazing. So many wonderful pieces of art have been put
in for auction,'' Ms Arthur said.
It had initially been hoped to raise about $10,000, but it
was possible, given the high quality of the artworks made
available, that that figure could be exceeded, organisers
Funding would be used to support the Heart Foundation and its
work, including related medical research.
The auction, conducted by Dougal Stevenson, will start at