The artwork comes from the Hart family’s own private collection in Broken Hill. Valued at $100,000, Change of Shifts will be offered at a special discounted price of $75,000 and is only available to Symposium delegates who attend the event’s dinner.
Pro’s widow, Mrs Raylee Hart, will donate $15,000 from the sale of this work to the Symposium Foundation – a charity that provides scholarship programs for students wishing to undertake tertiary education within the resources field.
Symposium Managing Director, Kerry Stevenson, said the money will help secure the industry’s future. “Like Symposium, the Hart family is dedicated to ensuring future generations understand the resources industry and what it means for Australia,” she said. “Mrs Hart’s generous donation will provide the funds to educate those looking to move into the industry. Our future depends on these people.
“We are very grateful for Mrs Hart’s support and generosity.”
The sale is being conducted in partnership with the EMED Mining Cultural Alliance which funds a vibrant artistic exchange program between Broken Hill and Riotinto in Spain. Broken Hill is once again becoming as synonymous with the arts as it has been with mining and the EMED Mining Cultural Alliance fosters the continued growth and development of the artistic community in Broken Hill.
The Resources and Energy Symposium will run from 21-23 May, in Broken Hill, NSW.