Event Benefit Auction Preview

Benefit Auction Preview

and Brian Tucker on Collecting Art

14 June 2021

For the first time the Benefit Auction artworks will be on view at the IMA in the lead up to the Gala and Benefit Auction 18 June.

You’re invited to preview auction artworks by leading national and international artists who have shown with us during our 46 year exhibition history.

Begin by hearing from passionate art collector and CPA Brian Tucker on how to start collecting and build your collection before browsing the 30+ works on offer and placing any opening bids via the online platform.

Brian will lead a conversation on his journey in the art world and the incredible works by Indigenous and Australian artists he has amassed. You’ll hear tips on how to get started, where to find work for all budgets, and how to have an eye for value and develop your taste. Brian will also highlight the impact the support of a collector can make to an artist and the importance of supporting the cultural sector (as well as the tax advantages collectors can enjoy!). Be sure to take the opportunity to ask Brian your burning questions about collecting art.

The Benefit Auction works will be on view at the gallery 15 and 16 June before before presentation at The Calile Hotel on the evening of the Gala. Bidding opens at the preview event 14 June and all proceeds generated support our program and new artwork commissions. Find out more and get tickets to the Gala here.



Accessibility information:
We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor and we welcome guide and support dogs. To find out more contact us at ima@ima.org.au or call 07 3252 5750.

COVID safety advice:
—Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
—If you become unwell during the event locate an IMA staff member.
—Maintaining physical distancing is the individual’s responsibility.

Emily Floyd, 'Abstract Labour', 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.