The Indigenous Literacy Foundation held a successful auction of original and limited edition artwork by indigenous and non-indigenous artists from remote and urban communities at the Wheeler Centre on 9 September 2011.
The Art for Country Auction was an elegant evening at the Wheeler centre in Melbourne. Many gathered for a night of art, canapés and bidding. With William McInnes as MC, the occasion was entertaining, relaxed and, for anybody who was there to bid and buy, very successful. The artworks included illustrations and paintings by Australian artists and colourful prints by children from remote communities and a certain infamous crocodile. A total of $19,000 was raised.