Bay of Fires © Shirley Tongue. Used with permission.
There has been a growing awareness of the gift that Indigenous theological understanding is to our faith. Indigenous thinkers, theologians, clergy and artists are generously contributing to a deeper sense of how our God has been at work through time and culture in this great land. Despite this, many of our churches, schools and institutions have no visible recognition of Indigenous Christian faith.

ABM has been involved in relationship with Indigenous peoples and the Indigenous church for almost 150 years. This year we produced the Lenten (or anytime) study, ‘God’s Own Country’, written by Indigenous clergy and leaders and illustrated beautifully by celebrated Aboriginal artist, the Rev’d Robyn Davis. The study has been used by over 2000 Anglicans across the country and response to Robyn’s work has been universally positive. It is already part of the history of the Anglican Church!

Now, Aunty Robyn has generously donated her work, The Seven Days of Creation, seven separate A4 sized paintings on unstretched canvas, to ABM to raise money for our Reconciliation Program. This incredibly kind gift means that we are offering this work in a silent auction.

Rev’d Robyn has asked that the works be kept together and displayed in an Anglican Cathedral, church or institution. As such, we are hoping that individual bidders will commit to permanently loaning or gifting the works to their parish church or another significant Anglican organisation.

This is an opportunity for your diocese, parish, school or ministry organisation to display a new, original set of Indigenous artworks that faithfully tells the story of God’s creative work.


Don’t miss out!


  • Place a bid by using the form below.
  • The successful bidder will have the highest bid when the silent auction closes. If two bids are the same amount, the one placed first will be selected as the successful bidder.
  • You can place more than one bid and your later bids will cancel out your earlier bid.
  • If you are placing a bid on behalf of a church organisation, please tick the box to register as an organisation.
  • Bids close at midnight (AEST) on June the 3rd 2024 and the successful bidder will be announced in the following week.

 Bids start at $1400 (unframed). We can arrange for framing at cost (plus postage) or you may choose to have the works framed locally.

This silent auction provides a wonderful opportunity to support Indigenous projects through ABM while providing a unique opportunity to celebrate and encourage Indigenous Christian understanding.

You will also be purchasing a set of paintings that will be a valuable investment.

Thank you for your support of ABM and best of luck in the auction.


Happy Bidding!