Donate Art

CAPO has been richly supported by the Canberra region’s arts community over the last thirty years. In 2019 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.

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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.

CAPO’s Procurement Subcommittee members will be contacting artists over the next few weeks to secure donations for the 2021 Auction Gala. You can enter details for the agreed CAPO donation below.

Artist Contact Details

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You have indicated you are registered for GST so here's the place to enter your ABN.

Artwork Details

An image of the work you are donating.
Maximum upload size: 10MB
Please use either MS Word, PDF, or a common image format such as .JPG or .PNG. Max file size 10Mb - thank you.
Please enter in mm W x H x D as applicable
In Australian dollars please
If you have supplied this to CAPO previously, we will send you a copy of what we have for review. Otherwise, please supply biography (100-200 words) here:

Other Important Decisions

Only added after CAPO event concluded

The timeline concerning art donations, leading into the 2021 CAPO Auction Gala is as follows:


5th August 2021 CAPO Auction Launch at National Portrait Gallery
15th AugustAll Artworks to be received by CAPO
Photoshoot at Canberra Contemporary Art Space
27th  AugustAll Business Items, Raffle information and any other missing information to be provided for Catalogue finalisation.
Catalogue returned from printers
21st-22nd OctoberExhibition hang
30th OctoberCAPO Auction

If you require any further information please email us.