Auction Ends: Dec 15, 2017 09:00 PM AEDT

Charity auction for Kate McCullagh

Art Collector Gary Sands from Di Jones Real Estate, has donated two artworks from his private collection to be auctioned over the next two weeks to help raise funds for Kate McCullagh form our Southern Highlands team who has unfortunately just discovered that her breast cancer has returned.

We are aiming to raise funds for Kate to assist with her with medical and living expenses during her treatment. 

If you wish to view the works in person, please contact us on (02) 8356 7878 or visit the Woollahra office at Queens Court, 118 - 122 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025.

Please note: Delivery and packaging cost of artwork at buyers cost.

Information on the artwork:

Artist: Francis Packer

Francis Packer is an accomplished Australian visual artists whose passion is art and photography. His art work was inspired by a garden that was built in his home in California that became a tribute to his partner that passed away in the 9/11 attack. The garden inspired much of his photography, documenting the plant kingdom and observing the struggle for survival.

Bearing one of the most famous surnames in Australia, Francis prefers to spend his time creating his art and digging in the garden.

  1. Dahlia no.17  1/1 2013
    35 x 188cm (image size) 55 x 210cm (Framed)
  2. Schom. Tibiscinis  no. 3  1/1 2013
    35 x 188cm (image size) 55 x 210cm (framed)

 Both works are signed by Francis Packer.

Both works show that they are an edition of one only. They are unique making them more desirable and valuable.

 The works were purchased from Olsen Gallery in 2014 at the Francis Packer 2LA exhibition.

These art works were donated from the personal collection of art collector Gary Sands. Gary has a passion for collecting art which started in the 1980’s when he took out a loan to purchase his first piece, a series fo Lloyd Rees etchings. Since then this collection has expanded to fill his home, the walls at work, friend’s houses and storage rooms. Gary  says ”I get enormous satisfaction from sharing art and the interaction it creates, which is why I have it at home, and a significant part of the collection in the office.”
Gary has previously donated art pieces from his personal collection to raise money to fund prevention, research and care for HIV/AIDS in our community.

Gary’s collection has also been exhibited in Art Month Sydney.