ARC Vic (Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria) in conjunction with Lousy Ink are hosting a one-night-only art auction and exhibition on Friday 24th November 2017. The show is 100% not-for-profit with all proceeds going straight to the charity. The event aims to open up the conversation about anxiety, champion the cause and promote the support networks available. 50 artists have been paired with 50 anonymous testimonials from people who have suffered from a form of anxiety.
The artists are asked to respond positively as a form of support, solidarity and to illustrate the issue through a creative avenue. The original testimonial will also appear alongside the artwork, to show the harsh reality of anxiety and how it’s often overlooked, even in plain sight.
You can read more at www.hearmeoutshow.org
Featuring: Jeffrey Phillips, 23rd Key, Shawn Lu, Wanissa Somsuphangsri, Ben Lopez, Carla McRae Ghostpatrol, Evie Cahir, Michael Peck, Minna Leunig, Chris Yee, Ashley Ronning and many more local artists giving their time and talent to help the cause.
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Details: Friday 24th November | Contemporary Arts Precinct
35 Johnston St, Collingwood 3066
Last week saw the second instalment of the MOSS Deck Art Show at Altmann studios in Highett, a group show by the MOSS Foundation. The MOSS guys are the Melbourne Old School Skaters on a mission - building life changing permanent clean water schemes in Swaziland, southern east Africa.
The way it works - each artist donates their work on one of MOSS’s charity decks and is sold by silent auction on the night. Its a new twist on an old idea which saw last years inaugural show raise over $20,000. An amazing achievement of local art for an international cause.
The MOSS Deck Art Show goes beyond being unique in a very special way. Not only do 100 % of all funds raised go to the cause, with the gallery and artists taking no commission or payments, but the artists themselves are a celebration of the diversity that lies at the core of what these guys are doing.The background of each artist varied greatly, as did the styles and mediums they went for. MOSS opens the invitation to paint one of their charity boards to anyone wanting to get involved, with over 100 artists taking part in this years efforts. Well known Australian painter Bruce Earles and prolific street artist HaHa were hung amongst the fine detailed drawing of Tuckwai and the 3D creation of design engineer David Fisher to name a few. The show welcomed anyone, from traditional deck artists to sculptors, artists who wanted to take a stab at a new medium, or those who wanted to stick their toe in the art world for a bit of fun.
There was something to suit everyone, And with each board’s starting bid at a humble $50, suited to everyones budget too. A highlight of the evening was seeing almost everyone take home a piece of art by the end of the night. Another memorable moment was being able to witness the process of Pyrography captured in the live art by James Robinson. James uses the wood burning medium to create detailed, unique pieces of artwork by burning into the fibres. ‘Making the art part of the soul’ of the wood, the texture and tone he achieves is truly one of a kind.
His fiery etch usually takes on bigger scenes, with most of his pieces ranging in sizes of 4 to up-to 6ft, on hand shaped traditional Hawaiian surfboards that see over 100 hours of work put into each piece. Check out some of his work online at his studio Bound By Sea.
Stay updated with what the MOSS guys are up to on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming events as their next show will not be one to be missed!
Written by Isabella Ferrier | 24th of October 2017
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