Art with Heart is our annual art exhibition held in our studio where we raise money for local Melbourne based charities.
Suicide is the largest killer of men aged 15 – 44 (6 Australian men every day, one man every three hours). The old school stereotype of the Australian male is too narrow and its failing our boys and men. The goal of Tomorrow Man is to change this by making significant impacts raising the mental state of boys, men and their families.
Tomorrow Man creates a new training ground to evolve the stereotype to be healthy and sustainable, one that speaks to the mainstream man and explores a version of masculinity that resonates and is relevant to their world.
Re-writing the ‘Man Code’ through workshops in male dominated places like high schools (to students and teachers), sporting clubs, workplaces and society in general. These workshops allow the boys/men to explore their experience of masculinity through talking openly and honestly with ‘gravity’. Tomorrow Man was founded by Tom Harkin, who you might know from the ABC series Man Up.
Art with Heart started as a way for us to combine our creative talents as brand designers with our belief that we should each play a part in making the world a better place.
As a brand strategy and design agency the one resource we have at our disposal is our creativity and that of the broader creative community we belong to.
Art with Heart was launched in 2002 as a way for us to leverage our creative talents for social benefit. We fleshed-out a concept that would be at the same time a great event for our clients and community and a way to raise money for a worthy local cause.
Each year we select a new cause to raise money for. Now in its 16th year Art with Heart has raised more than $316, 545.13 for charities including;
- The Lighthouse Foundation
- The Australian Childhood Foundation
- St Vinnie’s Soup Kitchen
- Melbourne Citymission’s Breakfast Club
- Worawa Aboriginal Girls College
- Swags for Homeless
- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
- e.motion 21
- Good Cycles
- Beyond Words
- One Voice – Mobile Shower Bus
The event committee selects the charity by popular vote. Charities must have a local impact of some kind and must not receive large-scale public funding to be considered.
Truly Deeply’s staff and a herd of invited artists contribute artwork, which is sold by blind auction on the night. Artists range from the well known to the novice, with a contemporary Australian feel.
If you would like to be involved as a contributing artist or receive an invitation to the event contact [email protected]