CAPO has been richly supported by the Canberra region’s arts community over the last thirty years. In 2016 over 110 artists contributed works to the auction. This annual auction is in many ways a survey show of the range and skills of professional artists practising in the area. The works span a range of mediums and celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultural heart of the capital.

CAPO uses a set of guidelines to canvass and then accept donations for the auction.

Nicci Haynes, Falling

Nicci Haynes, Falling 2012, etching and chine collé, 25 x 35 cm

We seek work:

  • from professional, working arts practitioners who are Canberra-based or affiliated;
  • spanning a range of art mediums;
  • that meets museum/exhibition quality standards; and
  • that is of interest to our CAPO patrons and auction audience.

The timeline concerning art donations, leading into the 2017 CAPO Auction Gala is as follows:

9th June All Artworks to be received by CAPO
7th  July 2017 CAPO Auction Launch at CMAG

 10th-11th July Photoshoot at “B” Block Gorman House
August All text to Rob Little by this date
August Catalogue returned from printers
4th-8th September Exhibition hang
 9th September 2017 CAPO Exhibition opens for Auction works
22nd September CAPO Auction

If you require any further information please email us.

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