Auction of Michael Leunig Original Drawing

Last year the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival hosted headline guest Michael Leunig. Michael delighted his audience by drawing unique, original and signed pieces of artwork during his 2018 presentation and then most generously donated four of these as fundraisers for our future festivals. Three of the four have been raffled or sold and there is one framed drawing remaining.


We are proud to announce a silent auction for this original drawing which has a conservatively estimated value of $1000.

Bidding for the auction will begin on Monday 27 May 2019 and close at 6pm sharp on Sunday 9 June 2019 which is the last day of this year’s festival. The winner will be announced at the closing festival event.

How to bid:

  • 1. The opening bid for this Leunig drawing must be $300 or more.
  • 2. Go to
  • 3. Enter your full name, address, contact telephone number and your Bid.
  • 4. The highest bid received by 6pm sharp on Sunday 9 June 2019 will be the owner of the drawing subject to the cleared payment of the bid. There will only be one winner. In the unlikely event of equal bids, the winner will be drawn from a hat.
  • 5. You can keep track of the daily highest bid received on the Bellingen Readers & Writers website