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3 L I V E A U C T I O N LUXURY THREE NIGHT HOLIDAY FOR TWO AT LIZARD ISLAND RESORT Lizard Island would like to welcome you to the magical Great Barrier Reef and to the luxurious facilities of the resort. Lizard Island is an indulgent retreat oﬀering sensational diving, snorkelling right oﬀ the beach and superb dining set amongst pristine white sands and clear blue waters. This incredible prize includes three nights accommodation in an Oceanview Villa, gourmet meals, non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and Champagne, in-room mini bar as well as deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings. Enjoy the use of motorised dinghies, stand-up paddle boards and clearview kayaks. Plus return scheduled East Air flights between Cairns and Lizard Island. Valid until 30 June 2019.
Full terms and conditions page 22. Kindly donated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts. Valued at $9000. LOT 1
4 L I V E A U C T I O N ‘PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN XVII’, 1920 BY HENRI MATISSE Black and white etching from Matisse’s ‘Cinquante Dessins’ portfolio. Signed in the plate, from a limited edition of 1,000. This piece is almost a century old, and in pristine condition. The portfolio, containing 50 portraits of women was a study of the female form and spirit. Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Kindly donated by Chase Gallery.
Valued at $6000. LOT 2 PREMIUM ANNUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP AT CYPRESS LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, PLUS A CALLAWAY ROGUE DRIVER Here’s to the Good Life! Play unlimited rounds, 7 days a week. Bring a friend anytime after 2pm and they can play for free in the same cart. Membership includes $350 free credit on food and beverage; golf club storage and cleaning of member’s clubs; 7 day access to Club facilities (lounge, pool, gym, and tennis courts); exclusive invitations to social and member’s only special events; 50% concession for applicant U18, spouse or immediate family member (in addition to at least one full membership per family). The 18 hole championship golf course is ranked among the top 100 in Australia and the best in the Hunter Valley. It oﬀers stunning views of vineyards and Brokenback mountain. The layout boasts dramatic fairway shapes, elevation changes and superb greens. Valid until 30 July 2019. Kindly donated by Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club, Hunter Valley. Valued at $3500.
Total prize value for Membership and Driver of $4250. LOT 3 Be a winner and celebrate your new Membership with a new Callaway Rogue Driver! Kindly donated by Power Golf, premium retailer of top golf equipment, and leading American global sporting goods company, Callaway. Valued at $720.
5 L I V E A U C T I O N EXPERIENCE A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME VOYAGE WITH AURORA EXPEDITIONS This fabulous prize is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for two people with Aurora Expeditions on their new state-of-the-art purpose-built expedition vessel, the Greg Mortimer. Aurora Expeditions is oﬀering a choice between three voyages, each of them valued at $20,000. The winning bidder will choose between experiencing the northern realms on an Arctic voyage where polar bear sightings will quicken your pulse; discovering the wonders of the Antarctica Peninsula and its bustling wildlife, on an Antarctic expedition; or joining one of Aurora Expeditions’ new Americas Voyage with itineraries from the majestic beauty of Torres del Paine National Park to the music filled streets of Cuba. This is an enviable opportunity to tailor your experience and see the world the Aurora way! The MV Greg Mortimer launches in October 2019. Bookings are required prior to Friday 29 March 2019. Full terms and conditions page 22. Kindly donated by Aurora Expeditions. Valued at $20,000.
6 L I V E A U C T I O N VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY – 4 NIGHT NORTHERN YASAWA ISLANDS CRUISE LOT 5 Join Captain Cook Cruises for voyages of discovery across turquoise waters to unspoilt islands where the cool shade of swaying palms fan over white sand. Meet Fijians in traditional villages, explore their culture and swim in warm crystal clear water over coral reefs teaming with life all from your floating resort, MV Reef Endeavour. We oﬀer day cruises aboard sailing ships to our coral atoll, Tivua, daily and extraordinary 3, 4 or 7 night voyages aboard our mini cruise ship Reef Endeavour, cruising Tuesdays and Saturdays to the Mamanuca, Yasawa and remote northern Fiji Islands. Cruising over a sparkling sea through the dramatic archipelago of the Yasawas, you’ll discover a new island, village and coral reef daily. The 4 night cruise for two adults in a B Ocean stateroom visits Naviti and the Northern Yasawa including the famous Sawa-i-lau ‘Blue Lagoon’ limestone lagoon and caves. Valid for travel until 31 December 2019, cruise departs Tuesday 1pm and returns Saturday 9am. Full terms and conditions page 22. Kindly donated by Captain Cook Cruises. Valued at $5580.
7 L I V E A U C T I O N SIMS GOES BIG AND THE WORLD IS GETTING HOT! As the marine world changes, SIMS capacity and facilities need to change with it. The coast of NSW is a hotspot for ocean warming, and as our coasts warm they are getting ‘tropicalised’. This means that organisms, such as corals, kelp and fishes, are moving south. It is critical for SIMS to have the facilities that allow us to understand (for example) these changes in distribution and their consequences. This means increasing the size of our indoor and outdoor ‘mesocosms’ (a technical term for ‘big tanks’) and our ability to control the environment parameters – such as water temperature – in those tanks. SIMS at present has first-class aquatic research systems, but only at the scale of tanks that were designed to study smaller organisms. But now we need to scale up and go big. It is increasingly important to understand how the foundational species of our ecosystems – large habitat forming organisms such as corals or kelp, or larger fish (including sharks) – react to ongoing environmental change. We have the capability to pump water up to 1.3 million litres a day, about an Olympic swimming pool worth, so now it is time for that water to have a place to go.
To do that we will buy and install larger tanks and the environmental control systems that will go with them. We ask you to contribute to the building of that facility. Moreover, there are government grants that are targeted to directly support this kind of infrastructure development, and the funds raised tonight will also be used as matching funds towards a grant to make the facilities truly big! ‘OFFSHORE AERIAL VIEW – BLUE’ BY RALPH KERLE Signed original print 3/50 on Canson Edition Etching Rag 310gsm, mounted and framed. Internationally award-winning Ralph Kerle’s Art is centred on Sydney’s middle harbour. His work is a series of original photographic prints that capture moments in time when nature coalesces into visual abstraction on the surface of the water. The images are not photo-shopped or artificially created. They are images that nature has created and exist in reality. They are designed as peaceful meditations on the way we engage with the environment in which we live and how we think, see and communicate our sense of ‘being’ in it. Kindly donated by Ralph Kerle.
Valued at $3000. LOT 6 Size 97.3 x 120cm, including white border. Mounted and framed using 30cm white Italianate polished wood.
8 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 1 LOT 2 LOT 3 Celebrate Australia’s rich cultural heritage, amazing landscapes and unique wildlife. The pack includes three stunning Australian Geographic books. Australia in 100 places – This 432 page book explores Australia’s sunburnt heart to its battered shorelines, and loftiest peaks to its deepest gorges and life-giving rivers. A Portrait of Australia – A special anniversary book, which collates remarkable stories and paints an authentic portrait of Australia over a generation. Australia Gone Wild – This 224 page, richly illustrated volume, presents the very best wildlife and nature stories from 30 years of Australian Geographic. Kindly donated by Australian Geographic.
Valued at $180. Opening bid $120. Enjoy a Wayward Brewery Tour for six people plus receive a growler hat and glasses! Learn how beer is made on a guided tour of the Wayward production brewery. See, touch and taste the grain and hops that go into the entire brewing process. The tour will be accompanied by a guided tasting. It’s your chance to learn about our local craft while you enjoy the delicious result! Kindly donated by Wayward Brewery. Valued at $245. Opening bid $130. Multi-award winning 5-star Hunter Valley winery and Australia’s largest producer of organic wines.
A 6-pack of 2002 reds from Tamburlaine Winemaker’s ‘Private Cellar’ stock. Includes two bottles of 2002 Orange Reserve Merlot, 2002 Orange Reserve Syrah and 2002 Orange Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon presented in a bespoke wooden display box carrying the Tamburlaine logo with tasting and decanting notes. Kindly donated by Tamburlaine Wines. Valued at $480. Opening bid $250. AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC PRIZE PACK WAYWARD BREWERY TOUR FOR SIX PEOPLE, HAT & GLASSES TAMBURLAINE ‘PRIVATE CELLAR’ WINE PACK
9 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 4 LOT 5 LOT 6 The Local Drop will send their wine team to check the health of wine in your cellar. Our sommelier will spend time understanding what type of collection you are trying to build and make recommendations – what to drink now, and what wines are going to improve. Plus receive a $250 voucher from The Local Drop. Don’t have a cellar but looking to start one? Based on what you love to drink we will write a personal wine list that will start building an incredible collection. The Local Drop was built to provide an exclusive wine service to people that trusted us.
Kindly donated by The Local Drop. Valued at $750. Opening bid $300. Colour lithograph from Dali’s ‘Les Chevaux de Dali’ portfolio. Dali returned time and again to the horse theme throughout his long career. It’s beauty of line and form, and its natural symbolism of raw animal power and elegance were natural attractions for him. Fully aware of the symbiotic relationship of the horse to man and its enormous contribution to human culture in terms of mobility and productivity, Dali considered this unique animal a perfect launching point for his prodigious imagination.
Kindly provided by Chase Gallery. Valued at $4800. Opening bid $2400. Colour pochoir from Picasso’s ‘Venti Pochoirs Originali’ series. Picasso personally oversaw the publication of this very rare portfolio of pochoirs after some of his most famous paintings. A retrospective of sorts, spanning the length of Picasso’s varied and illustrious career, each of the styles Picasso either mastered or popularised is represented in this compilation and there are excellent examples of works from his ‘Blue’, ‘Rose’, ‘Cubist’ and ‘Surrealism’ Periods. Fine detailing and strong primary colours are the common stylistic traits prevalent in each of the works in this series. Kindly provided by Chase Gallery.
Valued at $6000. Opening bid $3000. A PERSONAL CELLAR AUDIT PLUS A $250 VOUCHER SALVADOR DALI ‘PEGASUS’, 1983 PABLO PICASSO ‘MATERNITY IN ORANGE’, 1955
10 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 7 LOT 8 LOT 9 Colour lithograph from Chagall’s ‘Drawings for the Bible’ portfolio. The portfolio takes inspiration from the twelve books of the Bible – beginning with the Creation, continuing with Abraham and his descendants and concluding with images depicting the later prophets. Chagall was renowned for his artistic celebration of romance and depictions of mystical worlds of lovers, musicians and artists. Strong and often bright colours portray the world with a dreamlike, non-realistic simplicity.
Kindly provided by Chase Gallery. Valued at $5000. Opening bid $2400. Colour lithograph from Miro’s ‘Lithographe II’ portfolio. Regarded as one of the most influential 20th century artists, Miro’s work continues to be among the more desirable with fine art collectors. Each piece in this portfolio maintains Miro’s tradition of visual symbolic language; conjuring primary colours and form transformations that stir each viewer diﬀerently. Kindly provided by Chase Gallery. Valued at $2500. Opening bid $1300. Colour lithograph from Picasso’s ‘Human Comedy’ series. In the ‘Human Comedy’, Picasso depicts himself as the circus leader, the king, the painter and the adored clown. The series was an exploration of the dichotomies of man/ woman, self/other, and vitality/mortality. What unfolds is the artist’s struggle not only with the impossibility of representing the model on canvas, but also with the inevitability of his own death. Dated in the plate. Kindly provided by Chase Gallery.
Valued at $4000. Opening bid $2000. MARC CHAGALL ‘NAOMI’, 1960 JOAN MIRO ‘LITHOGRAPHE II (PLATE II)’, 1975 PABLO PICASSO ‘CIRCUS COURT’, 1954
11 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 10 LOT 11 LOT 12 Colour woodblock engraving from Dali’s ‘Divine Comedy’ suite. The suite contains incredible imagery ranging from the grotesque to the sublime as our artist follows Dante from the deepest circles of Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory, and into heavenly Paradise. Dali himself thought this suite to be one of the most important of his career and it is considered by many today to be his most incredible and notable work. Kindly provided by Chase Gallery.
Valued at $3800. Opening bid $1900. What roars when it snores? A dinosaur of course! Experience a night to remember surrounded by our prehistoric friends at the Australian Museum, including dinner, activities, a sleepover in the Dinosaurs gallery and then stay for a breakfast of dino bones. Valid for 1 adult and 2 children (over 5 years) until 31 December 2019. Kindly donated by the Australian Museum. Valued at $450. Opening bid $350. Curious about marine science? Why not get a group together and go behind the scenes at SIMS. A SIMS marine scientist will provide a glimpse into our incredible marine world; the challenges it faces, and how our researchers are working to improve the health of our iconic waterways. Tour the facilities and observe marine research in action; visit our new SIMS Discovery Centre, experience a ‘virtual’ dive through a magnificent kelp forest. Enjoy light refreshments on our balcony. Duration 2-2.5 hours.
Kindly donated by SIMS. Value priceless. Opening bid $400. SALVADOR DALI ‘THE BLACK CHERUB’, 1963 DINOSNORE MUSEUM SLEEPOVER BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF SIMS FOR 10-12 PEOPLE
12 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 13 LOT 14 LOT 15 The package includes a personal photographic consultation and a photo shoot in studio for 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your needs. Plus 8 x 12” retouched enlargements and editing of images prior to your viewing. Valid for 6 months after 18 October 2018. Kindly donated by Naomi Hamilton Photography. Valued at $320. Opening bid $90. The package includes a personal photographic consultation and a photo shoot in studio for 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your needs. Plus 8 x 12” retouched enlargements and editing of images prior to your viewing. Valid for 6 months after 18 October 2018. Kindly donated by Naomi Hamilton Photography. Valued at $350. Opening bid $100. The package includes a personal photographic consultation and a photo shoot in studio for 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your needs. Plus 8 x 12” retouched enlargements and editing of images prior to your viewing. Valid for 6 months after 18 October 2018. Kindly donated by Naomi Hamilton Photography. Valued at $380. Opening bid $120. NAOMI HAMILTON, 2 HOUR FAMILY STUDIO PHOTO PACKAGE NAOMI HAMILTON, FAMILY WITH PETS STUDIO PHOTO PACKAGE NAOMIHAMILTON,3GENERATIONS STUDIO PHOTO PACKAGE
13 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 16 LOT 17 LOT 18 This unique opportunity is for two to three people. Helen Wellings, Senior Reporter, Seven National News, will take you on an exclusive tour of the Martin Place studios, control room, editing booths, and News programs. Watch Sunrise and The Morning Show being broadcast live from the studio with special guests, music segments, cooking demonstrations, news updates and interview link-ups. Observe how it all works and meet the TV stars and experts who put the programs together. Valid until 28 February 2019. Kindly donated by Helen Wellings and Channel 7. Valued at $2500. Opening bid $700. This prize includes two double Magnum’s of La Bohème Cabernet and Friend 2016. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 87%, Sangiovese 13% from the Yarra Valley region in Victoria. A potent and complex on the nose with spicy notes that mingle with aromas of blackcurrant and balsamic nuances. The palate tastes of cherries, plums, liquorice and rosemary. Mouth filling and elegant with lots of plumpness and texture. The oak perfectly fused in leaf, wild herbs and ripe fruit. Kindly donated by Winestar.
Valued at $400. Opening bid $250. Join the Sydney Harbour Research Program team investigating remnant Sydney Rock oyster reefs in the beautiful Towra Point in Botany Bay. Visit the diverse wetland complex of Towra Point Aquatic Reserve, including mangrove forests, shallow subtidal seagrass beds, mudflats and remnant oyster reeds that are teaming with migratory birds such as the royal spoonbill or a Pacific golden plover. Snorkel to assist researchers with their surveys. Help measure oyster growth or collect sediments for chemical analysis. Stop at the St George Sailing Club for lunch before heading for home. Full terms and conditions page 22. Kindly donated by the University of Sydney and SIMS. Value priceless. Opening bid $350.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF CHANNEL 7 LA BOHÈME CABERNET AND FRIEND – 2 DOUBLE MAGNUMS SCIENTIST FOR A DAY – OYSTER ADVENTURE IN TOWRA POINT
14 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 19 LOT 20 LOT 21 In Sydney Harbour, over 50% of the shoreline has been modified by artificial structures. The Living Seawalls team at SIMS are exploring opportunities for ecological improvement of seawalls by retrofitting them with tiles that enhance native biodiversity. The tiles, which are produced from 3D-printed molds, mimic natural habitat features and have been specially engineered to withstand local wave climates. Help us assess the biodiversity benefits of this work, conduct fieldwork, scale a seawall with SIMS scientists, assist with species counts, and snorkel with the fish assemblages. Full terms and conditions page 22. Kindly donated by SIMS.
Value priceless. Opening bid $350. This is a unique opportunity for your next conference or oﬀsite meeting. Enjoy a state of the art conference facility for up to 30 people for a day with modern facilities and audio visual equipment. Conference facility is subject to availability at time of booking and is available between 9am-5pm. Facility is unavailable between Christmas and New Year or at any other time when SIMS is closed. Valid until September 2019. Kindly donated by SIMS. Valued at $1500. Opening bid $500. This awesome prize includes a VIP Sumatran Tiger Jeep Feed Experience at Taronga Zoo for 8 people. There are only 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, and this is a once in a lifetime chance to get up close and personal to these amazing animals. You will enjoy access to Tiger Trek before the Zoo opens to see our Tigers at feeding time and learn about life as a Tiger. After the experience is complete, you will have the opportunity to explore the rest of the Zoo at your leisure. Valid until 1 November 2019. Full terms and conditions page 22. Kindly donated by Taronga Conservation Society. Valued at over $800. Opening bid $500. SCIENTIST FOR A DAY – LIVING SEAWALLS STUNNING CONFERENCEFACILITY OVERLOOKING SYDNEY HARBOUR VIP SUMATRAN TIGER JEEP FEED EXPERIENCE FOR 8 PEOPLE
15 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 22 LOT 23 LOT 24 An exquisite one-oﬀ handmade necklace, made with howlite beads, freshwater pearls and sterling silver. Luone is an Australian jewellery label, which boasts handcrafted collections imbuing elegance and timeless design. Luone is passionate about simple but beautiful pieces for women who love, wear and appreciate jewellery with the bespoke element. Kindly donated by Angela Catterns. Valued at $1000. Opening bid $600. Artist, Robyn Collier is well known as a prominent Australian wilderness landscape and seascape painter of contemporary realism who started painting in the early 1970s. Collier’s work explores the environment from which she has learned through the observation of nature and constant hard work – being a self realised artist. Having spent many years painting en plein air she graduated to studio work and subjects requiring more time and reference while still retaining the alla prima technique. ‘Blue Haze’ is 46 x 66cm.
Kindly donated by Robyn Collier. Valued at $3500. Opening bid $1500. A collector’s item, this unique original watercolour painting, ‘Nautilus Pompilius’, is by renowned underwater cinematographer and photographer Valerie Taylor AM. Signed and beautifully framed ready to hang. Kindly donated by SIMS Ambassador Valerie Taylor. Valued at $2000. Opening bid $800. HANDMADE NECKLACE BY LUONE ‘BLUE HAZE’ ORIGINAL PAINTING BY ROBYN COLLIER FRAMED ORIGINAL PAINTING BY VALERIE TAYLOR
16 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 25 LOT 26 LOT 27 From a series of signed limited edition prints created by Valerie Taylor as illustrations for a children’s book. This print is framed and ready to display. Valerie Taylor AM is a world famous Australian shark expert who, together with her late husband, Ron, has been acclaimed internationally for her services to conservation and the environment and as an advocate for the protection and preservation of marine wildlife and habitats. She is a renowned underwater cinematographer and photographer. Kindly donated by Valerie Taylor.
Valued at $600. Opening bid $300. Get closer than ever to the action with a behind-the-scenes and private fish feeding experience for four at SEA LIFE, Sydney Aquarium! Get up close to our incredible creatures of the sea, help our staﬀ with their daily fish feeding, ask our knowledgeable, fun and friendly tour guides all of your fishy questions, discover how we maintain healthy habitats in our colourful and mesmerising aquarium exhibits. We have no doubt that you’ll be wowed by an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of SEA LIFE Sydney’s exhibits.
Kindly donated by SEA LIFE, Sydney Aquarium. Valued at $228. Opening bid $150. This prize includes 4 x 18 holes of golf at The Vintage at Chateau Elan, midweek with shared carts and range balls. Enjoy the Hunter Valley, take in the serenity and leave feeling like a golf pro! The Vintage Golf Club features an 18 hole Greg Norman designed golf course, which has been ranked among the best in Australia. The 18 hole course measures 6,242 meters with a par of 71 and is one of the only Greg Norman designed public access golf courses in the Hunter Valley and NSW. Full terms and conditions page 22. Kindly donated by TheVintage at Chateau Elan. Valued at $420. Opening bid $200. ‘WATER BABY’ FRAMED PRINT BY VALERIE TAYLOR 4 TICKETS PLUS A PRIVATE FISH FEEDING EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE GOLF AT THE VINTAGE AT CHATEAU ELAN Gift Voucher Situated in the very heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, The Vintage is Australia’s finest uxury golf, spa and conference resort. Boasting a Greg Norman-designed 18 hole golf course, The Vintage is also home to an award winning restaurant, luxury hotel, destination spa & some of the most spectacular views you will experience in the Hunter Valley.
We look forward to welcoming you at The Vintage!
17 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 28 LOT 29 LOT 30 This prize includes an invitation for 2 to the opening night launch of a new exhibition ‘On Sharks & Humanity’ to be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 31 October 2018. The acclaimed international art exhibition features works by more than 30 artists from around the world – all united by the need to protect sharks. A money can’t buy experience! You will also receive one complimentary Big Ticket family day pass to all the Museum’s exhibits and vessels. Plus a signed copy of Director James Cameron’s ‘Exploring the Deep’. Full terms and conditions page 22.
Kindly donated by Australian National Maritime Museum. Valued at $350. Opening bid $200. Absolute waterfront holiday accommodation! The perfect place to unwind and enjoy the views of picturesque Lake Macquarie. Only one hours drive from Wahroonga you’ll love this secluded, self-contained Boathouse just one metre from the water’s edge. Ideal for two to enjoy a couple of peaceful days and quiet evenings on the deck with a glass of wine watching a tranquil sunset and the pelicans float by! Subject to availability; oﬀer valid until 30 October 2019; excludes December 2018 and January 2019 plus school and public holidays.
Kindly donated by Lakes Edge Cottage. Valued at $400. Opening bid $200. ‘Chagos’ is a limited edition print of 10/15; signed, stamped and numbered; 23 x 23cm; framed in black ready to hang. Sydney-based New Zealand artist, Jaimee Paul created the original painting for the exhibition ‘NinetyFive Percent’ which raised awareness in the community for ocean change. Jaimee Paul was awarded the Royal Doulton and UNSW Art & Design Award in 2014. Her artworks and commissioned pieces are hung in private collections worldwide. Kindly donated by Jaimee Paul. Valued at $145. Opening bid $80. OPENING NIGHT INVITATION & MUSEUM EXPERIENCE PACK LAKES EDGE BOATHOUSE – TWO NIGHT ESCAPE ‘CHAGOS’ LIMITED EDITION PRINT BY JAIMEE PAUL
18 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 31 LOT 32 LOT 33 “‘Charlotte’ arriving at Jeﬀrey St Wharf Kirribilli 2” 2018, oil on canvas, 61 x 91cm, by Jane Bennett. As well as showing an iconic view of Sydney Harbour, the Bridge and the Opera House, this canvas includes the ‘Charlotte’, one of the historic First Fleet class ferries. Jane Bennett is renowned for her paintings of the maritime heritage of Sydney Harbour. She has held 46 solo exhibitions and won over 200 art prizes. In 2004 Jane was awarded the inaugural Sydney Harbour Week Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Kindly donated by Jane Bennett.
Valued at $6600. Opening bid $3000. This voucher entitles the recipient to an annual UPSTAGE Membership at The Concourse, Chatswood. It includes 2 complimentary tickets to a show of your choice at The Concourse (subject to availability), 2 complimentary drink vouchers, 3 discounted parking vouchers (each worth $5) and invitations to exclusive members-only events. The Concourse is the cultural home of the North Shore and is one of Sydney’s leading entertainment venues, home to a dynamic range of live arts, theatre, music, dance and entertainment. Kindly donated by The Concourse, Chatswood. Valued at $50 for UPSTAGE Membership and can save the recipient $124.95 in one visit. Opening bid $50. Join one of the Museum’s ichthyologists on a special private behind-the-scenes tour for eight people through the amazing Fish Collection at the Australian Museum. The largest in Australia, it contains the fourth most important type collection in the world and is used extensively by researchers. The oldest specimen was collected in 1858 (pictured). See specimens such as the unusual Goblin Shark, first described in 1898 (a 3.84m male was captured oﬀ Sydney in 1983). This is an ideal family activity and the prize also includes two family passes to the new ‘Whales’ exhibition at the Australian Museum. Kindly donated by the Australian Museum.
Value priceless. Opening bid $350. OIL PAINTING OF SYDNEY HARBOUR BY JANE BENNETT THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD ‘UPSTAGE’ MEMBERSHIP FISH COLLECTION PRIVATE TOUR & FAMILY PASS TO ‘WHALES’ The oldest fish in the AM Collection, Orangeblotch Surgeonfish, Acanthurus olivaceus. Old specimen jars containing fish type specimens. Photos: Carl Bento. © Australian Museum
19 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 34 LOT 35 Enjoy 18 holes at Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club in the Hunter Valley. This great prize is for four people and includes carts. A public golf course open to all oﬀering daily rounds through to full annual membership. Our Pro, Scott Cubis, removes all anxiety for those new to the game and challenges players at the pinnacle level of the game. The 18 hole championship golf course ranked among the top 100 in Australia and the best in the Hunter Valley thanks to it’s pristine fairways, manicured greens and unique layout. Valid until 30 July 2019.
Kindly donated by Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club. Valued at $480. Opening bid $250. Enjoy a great day out for two people on the ‘James Craig’ – a 19th century barque restored by the Sydney Heritage Fleet between 1981 and 1997. This unique experience will show you what it was really like to sail a tall ship. Valid until 31 August 2021. Kindly donated by Sydney Heritage Fleet. Valued at $300. Opening bid $140. 18 HOLES AT CYPRESS LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ‘JAMES CRAIG’ TALL SHIP SAILING ADVENTURE FOR TWO LOT 36 This prize includes two A Reserve tickets to ‘The Illusionists’ at the Sydney Opera House. Trickery, invention and illusion. Daredevil antics, deduction and tomfoolery. Don’t miss this unforgettable show packed with magical mastery, making its triumphant return to the Sydney Opera House. These tickets are for 21 December 2018 at 7pm. Please redeem the voucher by Friday 17 November 2018. Kindly donated by Sydney Opera House. Valued at $190. Opening bid $100. TWO A RESERVE TICKETS TO ‘THE ILLUSIONISTS’
20 S I L E N T A U C T I O N LOT 37 LOT 38 This is an ideal holiday destination for four people, it has a separate children’s area with second TV/DVD and extras available to support families with a disabled member (on request). It’s only a 5-minute walk down to the beach and you can enjoy a BBQ on the veranda with amazing ocean views and cool breeze. Great facilities include wireless internet and Netflix, all linen provided, fenced garden, pet friendly, outside shower, air conditioning and heating. Subject to availability. Oﬀer valid until 30 October 2019. Kindly donated by Jacqui Culver and Peter Bainbridge. Valued at $360. Opening bid $200.
Enjoy a Magnum of Primo Estate Joseph Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015 – Listed in the Langton’s classification of fine wines, first produced in 1987, and inspired by the Amarone wines of Valpolicella in northern Italy. Plus 2018 Joseph First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil – The Australian gourmet icon is the very first run of oil from the season harvest. And a Villeroy and Boch Purismo Red Wine Decanter – Exquisitely designed for everyday use and festive occasions. Kindly donated by Alec Brennan.
Valued at $250. Opening bid $150. TWO NIGHT ESCAPE AT SCOTTS HEAD CABERNET SAUVIGNON, VIRGIN OLIVE OIL & DECANTER GIFT SET
21 S I L E N T A U C T I O N S P E C I A L F E A T U R E Fascinated by what you’ve learnt tonight from our shark experts. Get ready for your own amazing experience ... Five very unique prizes oﬀering an exciting opportunity to join Dr Vic Peddemors and Dr Amy Smoothey for a summers evening on the harbour to observe the awe inspiring shark tagging in action. Each prize is for two people who will shadow Vic and Amy as they lay the set-lines early evening, head over to Watsons Bay for a spot of dinner, before returning to check the lines, and acoustically tag the magnificent bull sharks. Priceless! T&C: Scheduling is weather dependent; valid for two adults; the winner must be available for a Wednesday or Thursday night between January 9th and February 6th 2019 which are the optimum times for bull shark tagging, though still no guarantee there will be sharks! Value priceless. Opening bid $1200. The top 5 bids will each receive a prize. 5 INCREDIBLE SHARK TAGGING PRIZES! ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY LOT 39
22 ADDITIONAL PRIZE TERMS & CO ND IT IO NS LIVE AUCTION LOT 1. LUXURY THREE NIGHT HOLIDAY FOR TWO AT LIZARD ISLAND RESORT Your booking is for two (2) people only and is not transferable, available for sale or redeemable for cash. Prize must be redeemed within the validity period or prize will be forfeited. Prize is subject to availability and cannot be redeemed over the following block out dates: 28 January – 10 February 2019 (inclusive), 9 April – 11 April 2019. Further block out dates may apply. Any additional incidental charges are at your expense and should be settled prior to departure. Additional charges apply for cellar wine list, premium spirits and private dining arrangements. Standard Amendment & Cancellation fees apply. Transport to/from Cairns is NOT included but return flights from Cairns to Lizard Island are included.
LIVE AUCTION LOT 4. EXPERIENCE A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME VOYAGE WITH AURORA EXPEDITIONS Prize is for two persons. Total value is AUD $20,000. The MV Greg Mortimer launches in October 2019, so all prize options will be for voyages after that date subject to availability and category of stateroom may vary contingent upon voyage selected. The prizewinner must book the berths on the MV Greg Mortimer prior to Friday 29 March 2019 or the prize will expire. LIVE AUCTION LOT 5. VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY – 4 NIGHT NORTHERN YASAWA ISLANDS CRUISE Cruise Certificates are open dated and not available on special event cruises. To book your preferred cruise departure please contact your local Captain Cook Cruises reservations oﬃce and quote your Reservation Number as it appears on this certificate (please book early to avoid disappointment). Cruises may be extended to a 7 night cruise at the best available rate at time of booking for additional nights. Tickets will be issued upon return of this original certificate to Captain Cook Cruises. Photo ID is required to cruise. Arrangements and expenses for travel to and from the ship, activities or services not normally included in the cruise fare and fuel surcharges are your own responsibility. Cruise certificates are non-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other special oﬀer. If a certificate is lost prior to its expiry there is a reissue administration fee of $50 which is non-refundable. All bookings are subject to the terms and conditions of the Passenger Cruise Contract and/or Conditions of Carriage. Unused or expired cruise certificates cannot be extended, refunded, exchanged or redeemed for cash. SILENT AUCTION LOT 18. SCIENTIST FOR A DAY – OYSTER ADVENTURE IN TOWRA POINT Prize is for 2 adults (not suitable for children). Available on weekdays only. Valid until February 2019. SILENT AUCTION LOT 19. SCIENTIST FOR A DAY – LIVING SEAWALLS Prize is for 2 adults (not suitable for children). Field work scheduling is always dependent on conditions. SILENT AUCTION LOT 21. VIP SUMATRAN TIGER JEEP FEED EXPERIENCE FOR 8 PEOPLE This experience is restricted to a maximum of 8 people and is only available at 9.15am from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). All tours and experiences are subject to availability and the inclusions of each tour/experience will be at the discretion of the keeper. Bookings must be made at least 14 days in advance. Not redeemable with any other oﬀer and non-transferable or refundable. Zoo admission and jeep feed experience must be redeemed on the same day. Valid until 1 November 2019. SILENT AUCTION LOT 27. EXPERIENCE GOLF AT THE VINTAGE AT CHATEAU ELAN This voucher cannot be redeemed for cash. Subject to availability. Appropriate golf attire required. Valid until 26 July 2019. SILENT AUCTION LOT 28. OPENING NIGHT INVITATION & MUSEUM EXPERIENCE PACK Invitation to the ‘On Sharks & Humanity’ launch event is for 2 adults and is not transferable. Complimentary Museum Big ticket type: Family – admits 2 adults & up to 3 children (aged 4 to 15). This complimentary pass is not transferable to another ticket/programme/workshop priced separately and is not exchangeable for cash. Original complimentary pass must be handed in at the tickets desk.
Photo: Fiona Ayerst
23 RAFFLE TICKETS ARE 2 FOR $50 OR 5 FOR $100. The raﬄe will be drawn on the night. FIRST PRIZE – Total value $870 Wine, dine and shop your way around Sydney – North Bondi Fish, Manta, Ripples, The Tilbury Hotel, Public Dining Room and Merrigal Gifts SECOND PRIZE – Total value $700 A dozen bottles of Veuve Clicquot! Veuve Clicquot is a premium champagne produced in France since 1772. Celebrate in style with 12 bottles of the best. THIRD PRIZE – Total value $452 An MV Skincare Pack – 1 x Beauty Shortlist Award Winners Gift Pack. 1 x Luxury Travel Essentials Pack. 1 x 60min MV Organic Facial with our Resident Facialist. MV Organic Skincare – With a cult worldwide following, including Emma Watson, Poppy & Cara Delevingne and Brooke Shields – Sharon McGlinchey’s passion and knowledge has established MV Skincare as the global benchmark for organic skincare. MV Skincare is Sydney-based and the products are handmade with natural oils for every skin type. Located a few short steps from the sand and surf, North Bondi Fish is Bondi at its best. The casual, relaxed space personifies beach-side chic and is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner. Valued at $200. Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney’s iconic restaurants. Enjoy a unique dining experience with a great view. Valued at $150. Ripples Chowder Bay – Modern Australian dining in a historic waterfront setting. Valued at $150. From classic cocktails and fine wines in The Tilbury Bar to steak on the grill and delicate flavours in the restaurant, The Tilbury has something for everyone. Valued at $150.
Public Dining Room – Exceptional food, set on the shores of Balmoral Beach, with light and fresh interiors. Fine dining in a modern yet relaxed setting and excellent service. Valued at $120. Merrigal Gift Shop has a large stock of cards and unique gift items including clothes, jewellery, accessories, cards, bric-a-brac and children’s toys. It is the ‘go-to’ local store for gift and card buying – or a special treat for yourself! Valued at $100.
Sydney has long been known as the ‘Emerald City’ for the extraordinary colour of the shallow water along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour and its bays. The deep emerald colour evokes the precious qualities of the emerald gemstone and highlights Sydney Harbour as the jewel in the city’s crown. The Emerald Dinner celebrates and highlights SIMS’ eﬀorts and achievements in research, education and outreach and honours the work of the dedicated scientists who underpin SIMS’ commitment to the understanding, management and enhancement of our marine systems. It also serves to acknowledge our generous supporters who are helping us build SIMS into a world-class marine research institute with global impact. Photo: Fiona Ayerst SIMS FOUNDATION 2018 EMERALD DINNER Thursday 18 October 2018 Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay Rd, Mosman
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