Fenton & Fenton will present an online art auction ‘Peace of Art’ this month, with all proceeds going to School’s a Gift – an Australian not-for-profit organisation that is helping impoverished Ethiopian children attend school. The auction will feature a diverse collection of Australian artists including Antoinette Ferwerda, Michael Bond, Carly Williams and Dion Horstmann, plus emerging artists too.
“To date, the charity has managed to help over 5,000 children access primary or secondary education, with over half of them girls. Our last Peace of Art event in 2016 exceeded expectations and raised $125,000, which was used to rebuild three primary schools that were unsafe and turning children away. Now these children are in high quality classrooms with access to clean water and toilets which is contributing to improved livelihoods and the empowerment of so many young people, particularly girls, who are usually the most disadvantaged,” says School’s a Gift founder Georgina Fenton.
Fenton & Fenton founder Lucy Fenton is equally excited about the prospect of raising even more money this year, and was elated at the number of pieces that have been donated. “We are overwhelmed by the support from the Australian art community, with over 60 artists having each donated a piece of art, featuring a number of our regular Fenton & Fenton contributors, as well as some newcomers to our stable,” says Lucy.
Online bidding commences this Wednesday,, November 14 before wrapping up on November 22 and our Melbourne readers can peruse the pieces at Fenton & Fenton’s Prahran store until the auction period is over.