Live Art Auction: Bushfires Fundraiser to benefit WIRES Wildlife – ’Mountain Devil’, original painting, gouache on paper by Bruce Slorach

As you all know, the Australian Landscape and Native species is at the core of Utopia Goods. We hold it dearly in our hearts and it is our reason d'être.

Our paintings of Australian flora and fauna are the core reason for Utopia Goods Textiles and underpin everything we do and produce.

Catastrophic fires, the worst drought in history and record high temperatures are taking a tragic toll on native wildlife. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife. It is impossible to know how many animals have perished and it will be many months before the impact on wild populations can be better understood but ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in NSW and over 1 billion animals in Australia since September*.

Hence, our Art Auction to benefit WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

We are auctioning a painting to raise funds for WIRES:

Starting Saturday 11th at 12pm, we are auctioning off our biggest and most prized original painting - The Mountain Devil - here at Air Auctioneer.

The painting is a beautiful large image of a native shrub the Mountain Devil.

Mountain Devil
Original Painting Gouache on Paper
By Bruce Slorach

Size: 1050 x 1400 x 60 mm 
Tasmania Ash Frame with archival acrylic ‘glass’, float mount

Value: $5400 FRAMED

Total hammer price goes to WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

*Information from Wires Website

Please make sure to read our terms & conditions before bidding as displayed below.

Good luck and thank you for your support!

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Auction terms and conditions

Auction terms and conditions 

- The auction ends on Saturday 18th January 2019 at 12pm, after which time artwork will be shipped directly from Utopia Goods, Paddington, NSW.

- Winning bidders must pay shipping costs on top of the amount pledged for artwork.  We will ensure sure all art is packed and shipped to the highest quality and with the most efficient art courier. Please contact us at or 02 9357 4477, if you would like a shipping estimate pre-bid. We welcome international bidding however please note that International shipping and insurance can be costly, we are very happy to get a quote before you bid. 

All bids are final - due to the charitable nature of this auction and the urgency of the relief efforts, we will be donating all funds received within 7 days and therefore we are not able to offer returns or refunds for artwork purchased via this auction.

- We can provide further images or information regarding the Mountain Devil painting via or 02 9357 4477. We have depicted the Mountain Devil Painting as accurately as possible, however the true colour will vary slightly from those in on this website.

As this auction is reward-based, unfortunately donations are not tax deductible. 

100% of all funds received in this auction will go to WIRES (with the exception of a 2.9% credit card surcharge - we have to pay this to use any online auction platform). 

Once the auction is complete, all winning bidders will be contacted directly via email to organise payment and shipping of their artwork.

Good luck and thank you for your support!

Items in this auction are being sold by Utopia Goods.
Contact name: Sophie Tatlow
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9357 4477
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Bids for items in this auction are in Australian Dollars.

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