On 27 May 2015 the Wits Arts Museum held its annual Art Auction which raised a total of R2 million for exhibitions, education and programming.
Major sponsors include Bidvest, Hollard, Business and Arts South Africa, Spier and Strauss & Co. Most of the works on display were donated by the artists.
The most expensive work for the evening was Vutlhari by Phillemon Hlungwani (b1975) went for R450 000.
Penny Siopis, Phillip Rikhotso, Richard Penn, Marcus Neustetter, Ilan Godfrey, Johannes Segogela, Jodi Bieber, Kudzanai Chiurai, Zanele Muholi, Diane Victor, Johannes Phokela, Judith Mason, Owen Ndou, Robert Hodgins, Colbert Mashile, Freddy Ramabulwyana, Jonah Sack, Dan Halter, Bronwyn Lace, Paul Edmunds, Phillemon Hlumgwani, Paul Emmanuel, Robyn Penn, Johannes Maswanganyi, Sam Nhlengethwa, Jodi Brenner, Fanlo Mkhize, Mark Lewis, Peter Schutz, Keith Dietrich, Nandipha Mntambo and Paul Weinberg were the artists whose work was on sale.
The next major event at WAM is an exhibition of the works of the late Peter Schutz entitled An Eye on the World, opening on 9 June and closing on 16 August 2015.