After facing severe funding cuts last year, clients of the Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory offered their art to be auctioned to raise money for the office. The second annual art auction is happening now

For the second year in a row, artists and art centres (18 of them in fact) from across the Northern Territory have thrown their support behind the Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory’s annual Aboriginal art auction. This year more than 60 pieces will be auctioned. Most are being auctioned online at with a few major works being auctioned live at the final event on Monday evening at law firm Gilbert and Tobin’s new Sydney offices in Barangaroo.

Last year, faced with imminent closure following federal government funding cuts, the Environmental Defenders Office NT was approached by two of its clients from the Gulf region asking if they could assist by donating paintings for us to sell. It was an incredibly generous offer, one that set off a chain of events that saw the office hold its inaugural art auction in June last year. That event generated over $60,000, effectively saving the centre.

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Source: Guardian Environment