This year the bushfires around the edges of Hobart, the city where I live, have been devestating. Driving to a wedding at Marion Bay on the weekend was the first chance I’d had to witness just a small portion of the damage wrought. It’s really something and it’s really frightening.
There has been a tremendous amount of support and goodwill (in a large part generated through online social networks) and I have had the pleasure of recognising what good people I am lucky to associate with as I have watched them jump in to help.
This event is the local art community’s turn to assist. They say donations of goods is awesome but money is what’s really needed, so some of the finest artists in the city (and me, uh-huh) have all donated works to be sold, raising money for the Red Cross’s bushfire appeal. There’s some big names there folks – it could be your chance to pad your collection while boosting your good guy points at the same time.
Being brand new to this commercial game, I am impressed and delighted that Bett Gallery have generously agreed to wave their commision so all their represented artists are free to donate the full proceeds of sale to the appeal. This commercial gig just gets better and better.
There’ll be music, drinks and of course the art. Please come along, and be ready to spend. You won’t regret it.
EDIT: Oh yeah – its on TOMORROW.