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One of the works at the auction. Photo Mala Norris.

The ‘Art of Change’ auction, held on Saturday night at the Byron School of Art in support of Mandy Nolan’s campaign for the seat of Richmond, was a resounding success. The event attracted 150 people and raised an impressive $40,000 through the sale of donated artworks.

The Greens say that the auction wouldn’t have been possible without the overwhelming support of nearly 50 local artists, who generously contributed their pieces to the cause. Artists represented included Lindy Lee, Adam Cullen, Emma Walker and Blak Douglas.

Mandy Nolan and Zion Levy Stewart with his painting Mandy and family and Brendon Kelley and Justine Tasker’s piece, A Sure Thing, at Saturday night’s art auction. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Driving change

‘This auction was a testament to the power of art in driving social change. It’s about more than just raising funds; it’s about sparking conversations, challenging the status quo, and imagining a better future for our region and our country,’ said Mandy Nolan, Greens Candidate for Richmond.

‘Saturday night was a massive support to my campaign to win Richmond.

‘If we succeed here, it could result in a Labor minority government, giving us a real opportunity to change the face of Australian politics and deliver meaningful outcomes not just for our region, but for the entire nation.’


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