The Porch would like to thank the following participants for donating their skills to our Pink Chair-ity Auction.


Amanda Freeman, Director of Amanda Addams Auctions

Amanda continues to gain respect from her peers (throughout Australia and internationally) for her ability to organise, promote, and conduct auctions at times of extreme difficulty, (be it contents, location, or private vendor circumstances).

Her ongoing "hands on approach" and empathy with people has gained her respect with her vendors who continue to benefit from her dedication and personal input. Apart from coordinating auctions, Amanda also coordinates appraisals, and conducts auctions.

Amanda also regularly writes for various collecting publications and has appeared on numerous occasions both on television and radio.


Our curator for this event is Jhana Pfeiffer-Hunt of Haptic Media.

Jhana is the director of Haptic Media, an interdisciplinary arts practice founded in 2004.

Recently joining The Porch’s Pink Chair-ity Auction as Curator for the Fracture Gallery exhibition (Federation Square), she brings with her ten years of experience in interior, exhibition and graphic design.

Jhana has worked on a wide variety of projects in her career with contributions to exhibitions on a diverse range of topics from puppetry (Punch – The Australian Legacy for the 2006 International Puppetry Carnival at Federation Square) to biographies (The Duldigs in Vienna for The Duldig Studio, 2011). While exhibitions and heritage interpretation is her primary focus, her practice also includes work in the visual and performing arts.

Jhana has qualifications in museum studies and interior design. She holds a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) with Honours from RMIT and is currently completing her Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies at Deakin University. She expects to commence her Masters in 2012.

Photos on Haptic Media site of the chairs at Federation Square

Our Artists

Peter Russell Clarke

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Sonia was shortlisted for the 2011 Archibald Prize with her portrait of Cassandra Golds The heart of things (above). She is also a published book illustrator with her cover for the book Tensy Hallow and the Home for Mislaid Children winning the Australian Publishers Award for best designed Children's Fiction Book in 2010.

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Alyce Platt

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Alyce Platt became a household name on the popular drama Sons and Daughters and went on to be one of Australia's most high profile television presenters, co-hosting Sale Of The Century.

Her acting career has spanned 25 years and seen her feature in countless televisions series, films and theatre productions. As well as being a voiceover artist, Alyce is a celebrated singer, songwriter and recording artist having released three acclaimed albums.

Her darkly eccentric paintings which have been exhibited at galleries and venues around Melbourne are an aside to her success in music, film, television and theatre.

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Alex Fevola

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Alex is respected Melbourne photographer, having photographed some of Australia's most influential people and has built a strong reputation as Melbourne's celebrity photographer. Her specialty is portraiture, and her work can be seen in her book, "Snapshot A Portrait of Success.

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Barbara Kitallides


Barbara Kitallides is a Melbourne based artist painting in acrylic on canvas. The artist explores colour, mood and moments in time, drawing from real-life experiences and influences. In her upcoming exhibition, Barbara attempts to break away from the grid template and constraints of everyday life: painting without formal structure or borders, seeking freedom and movement.

Barbara will be providing a live demonstration at the Monash Gallery of Art of her unique style on the chair on March 2 between 11am and 1pm.

Other exhibition dates for Barbara's work:

Wednesday 21st March - Wednesday 11th April 20112

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Emilia Johari


Emilia is a multidisciplinary artist, photographer and designer. Her choice of medium includes glass, ceramic, paint and textile. Currently, she is finishing her postgrad studies in Arts Management. At the same time, she runs kunst-PLAY, a creative artsploration workshop, offering people a creative approach to exploring art through intrinsic and extrinsic means. She will be applying mosaic techniques onto the Adirondack Chair for this charity event.

Emilia will be providing a live mosaic demonstration for her chair on March 1 at the Monash Gallery of Art, between 11am and 4pm and 5 March, between 10am and 1pm.

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