Monday, February 16, 2009

Art Fights Fire

Overlap - artwork by Audrey Kawasaki

If, like me, you've been watching the extensive news coverage of Victoria's devastating bushfires for the last week or so and wondering what on earth you can do to help... here's a fantastic opportunity to get involved.

Gemma Jones, curator of Melbourne's hugely popular Outre Gallery, is organising an art raffle call Art Fights Fire. Some incredible artists have donated works to the cause (some pictured here), which will be raffled off on Wednesday February 25th at Outre Gallery in Elizabeth st, Melbourne. Tickets are $10.00, and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.

Contributing artists include local creatives Neryl Walker, Beci Orpin and photographer Natalie Jeffcott of Arthur's Circus, as well as international stars such as Sublime Stitcher Jenny Hart, Shag, Audrey Kawasaki, and Gina Garan of 'This is Blythe' fame!

There's lots you can do to help out!

First - buy a ticket - or two, or three!
Second - Spread the word, and consider selling tickets, particularly if you are a retailer and can perhaps pop a little sign up on your counter...
and Thirdly - Gemma is also looking for a caterer to sponsor the event by supplying simple finger food... any leads, let her know!

Wouldn't it be great if Gemma managed to sell, say, 1000 tickets! (= a $10,000 donation!). I'm sure she would appreciate any support you can give :)

Green - 50cm x 50cm print by Melbourne photographer Natalie Jeffcott

Burlesque - by Neryl Walker
Marie - by Dutch artist Angelique Houtkamp

Art Fights Fire exhibition and raffle - Wednesday 25th Feb
Outre Gallery
249 Elizabeth st

Tickets available from:

Outre Gallery - 249 Elizabeth st, CBD
Meet me at Mikes - 63 Brunswick st, Fitzroy
Metropolis Bookshop - Curtin house, Swanston st, CBD
Arthur's Circus - 631 Queensbury st, North Melbourne
or Online here

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, thanks for alerting me to this Lucy! I loooooove Outre and will definitely be attending. :)

    Will write about it soon, but your walking tour map of Surry Hills came in most handy yesterday!! xo