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Debate for Justice 2019 Auction & Raffles

20 June, 2019

The Debate for Justice auction and raffles have been kindly supported by a wonderful group of artists and businesses, to whom we are incredibly grateful.

This fabulous auction and our dazzling raffles would not be possible without the generosity of Glenda Orr, Judy Watson, Chris Cutler, Streets Imaging Services, Mt Barney Lodge, Juanita Williams, Perfect Potion, The Coffee Roasters, The Organic Wholefoods Green Grocer West End, Ballistic Beer Co West End, The Tivoli, Arthouse Northside and Daryl Dickson

For your chance to take part in our live auction and raffle, join us Thursday June 27 at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Buy your tickets to Debate for Justice here!


'Flooding Mountain Range' Print by Glenda Orr (2015)

'Flooding Mountain Range', by Glenda Orr (2015)

This etching was inspired by the chaotic patterns of floods pouring off the mountains of the Great Dividing Range, forming the headwater source of both our inland and coastal rivers. It is part of a body of artwork exhibited in 2015 under the title, Of Drought and Flooding Rains.

Glenda created the Flooding Mountain Range print by first washing, onto a copper plate, an acid resistant design using a greasy sooty-like substance called ‘touche’. Then she puts it in an acid bath and where the metal remains bare the acid eats small grooves into the copper which can hold ink. After cleaning off the resist, ink is rubbed into these grooves and damp paper is laid on top of the plate. The plate and paper are then run through an etching press forcing the paper into the grooves to pick up the ink.

This captivating print has been donated generously by the artist and will be available auction at the Debate for Justice.

Please note: the image depicted is print number 1/15. Available at auction on the night is print number 2/15.

''Heron Island Suite #20' etching by Judy Watson (2009)

'Heron Island Suite #20', by Judy Watson (2009)

In February 2009 Judy Watson was appointed artist-in-residence at The University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research Station. Watson’s residency coincided with the official launch of the Research Station, rebuilt after being destroyed by a devastating fire in 2007.

The artist altered a number of plates by re-working and overlaying them with research charts by scientists: Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Dr Bradley Congdon and Dr Kathy Townsend.

This stunning and vibrant etching, 'Heron Island Suite #20', is one of twenty in a series, made from two zinc plates – plate 1 red/orange/yellow à la poupée, plate 2 black.

This fantastic work has been kindly donated by the artist and is available for auction at the Debate for Justice.

Image: courtesy Judy Watson and grahame galleries + editions. Photographer Carl Warner.

''The Fishermen All Call Him Henry' by Chris Cutler

'The Fishermen All Call Him Henry', by Chris Cutler (2015)

Henry is a male Great Egret whose territory is the junction of Cabbage Tree Creek and Nundah Creek at Shorncliffe in Brisbane. He has been a fixture there for quite a few years and the fishermen all call him Henry. He can be found hunting for food in the shallows of the mangroves or sneaking up behind fishermen and stealing their bait when they aren't looking.

Chris has been a photographer for forty years primarily shooting sport. He is a former Olympic photographer, has been the official photographer for the Queensland Reds rugby team for 18 years, and also shoots the Wallabies and the Socceroos. When not photographing sport, Chris loves to photograph wildlife, especially birds.

Framed dimensions 20x30 inches; gold fibre gloss print. A special thanks to Streets Imaging Services for contributing to the quality framing of this item.

'The Fishermen All Call Him Henry' has been generously donated by the artist and is available for auction at the Debate for Justice.



Three night stay at Mt Barney Lodge

Dreaming of a trip away? How about a “Homestead Heaven” package at Mt Barney Lodge? This package is for up to 6 people, and includes a 3 night midweek stay, at Boolamoola Homestead.  

Mt Barney Lodge is located 90 minutes from Brisbane in the beautiful Scenic Rim nestled in the foothills of the World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park - right at the base of Queensland’s most impressive peak – Mt Barney. The property, once used for grazing cattle, is now a revegetated haven for birds, bandicoots, wallabies and other native animals.

Please note meals and activities are not included. The voucher is for a three night mid-week stay, valid until February 15th 2020. The voucher is not redeemable during weekends or school holiday periods.

This wonderful accommodation package has been donated generously by the Mt Barney Lodge, and is available for auction at the Debate for Justice.



The Debate for Justice will be featuring three fantastic raffles this year including the fabulously indulgent ‘Relaxation Package’ raffle; the scrumptious 'Foodie Package' raffle; and the razzling, the dazzling, the one of a kind hit sensation 'Arts Package' raffle!

Tickets for our three raffles will be available for $10 each only at the Debate for Justice and will be drawn on the night. Winners will need to be present at the draws to claim their prize.

Have you got your tickets yet?

Relaxation Package Raffle

Valued at over $300, the ‘Relaxation Package’ includes a one hour massage with Juanita Williams; a Perfect Potion Pure Bliss Gift Pack; and three bottles of single vineyard St Hallett Shiraz (2012/13 vintages).

What are the details?

A one hour massage with Juanita Williams. Juanita has been running her mobile personal training and massage business for over 15 years. She specialises in pilates rehabilitation work and deep tissue remedial massage. The voucher is valid for twelve months.

A Perfect Potion Pure Bliss Gift Pack. Indulge your senses and pamper yourself with a selection of Aromatherapy Potions that will have you feeling blissed out! Featuring Perfect Potion’s best-selling Calendula Hand Cream, Relax Body Lotion and Cooling Foot and Leg Lotion. The Pure Bliss Gift Pack was kindly donated by Perfect Potion, who share a common passion for protecting and nurturing our natural environment.

Three bottles of single vineyard St Hallett Shiraz. These three bottles are from the 2012 and 2013 vintages, and have a rating of either 95 or 96 out of 100. Each wine is from a different vineyard, two from Eden Valley, and one from the Barossa Valley. Kept in ideal cellar conditions, each bottle carries its own distinct flavour.

Foodie Package Raffle

Valued at $230, the ‘Foodie Package’ raffle includes 3kg of Coffee Roaster Coffee Beans; a sample of gourmet treats from the West End Green Grocer; and a four-pack of beer and $50 voucher from Ballistic Beer Co, West End.

What are the details?

3kg of Coffee Roaster Coffee Beans. The Coffee Roaster on Montague Rd has donated a staggering 3 kilograms of coffee beans, roasted on site (that’s enough to keep a lawyer going for a whole day!). The Coffee Roaster has also kindly offered to grind the beans for the lucky winner!

A sample of gourmet treats from the West End Green Grocer. The West End Green Grocer has kindly donated a mouth-watering selection of macadamia nut muesli, organic chocolate, teas and snack bars. The West End Green Grocer is a local community store offering organic foods, herbal teas, tinctures and supplements, and have been serving the West End community for over 23 years.

Ballistic Beer Co, West End Voucher and four-pack. Ballistic Beer Co has opened its doors to West End with its humble Alehouse & Kitchen. Good food, great beer...and they have donated a sampler four-pack of beer and a $50 voucher so the fun can continue!

Arts Package Raffle

Introducing to the stage our amazing 'Arts Package' raffle! Valued at over $340, the arts package includes a framed hand signed and embossed fine art print from a Daryl Dickson original watercolour ‘The Double Eyed Fig Parrot’, and two tickets to any show at The Tivoli within the next twelve months! (valid for one show).

What are the details?

Limited Edition Daryl Dickson Print, ‘The Double-Eyed Fig-Parrot’. This beautiful hand signed & embossed print fine art print is from an original watercolour painting donated by wildlife artist Daryl Dickson, whose artworks are held in private collections in Australia, Europe and the USA. Her medium of preference is watercolour but she also works, from time to time, in pencil, gouache & acrylic. This print has been framed generously by Arthouse Northside.

Two tickets to any show at The Tivoli. The Tivoli in Fortitude Valley has kindly donated two tickets to any Tivoli Show in the next twelve months (valid for one show). The Tivoli Theatre was originally built as the Adams Bakery in 1917. It was later used by the State Library to store rare books and then transformed into The Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre - modelled on the Paradis Latin in Paris.  The venue’s stunning art deco features and old world charm plays host to prolific Australian musical heroes, along with major international artists. 

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