Wednesday evening this week saw us blast-off the ninth of our annual charity art shows; Art with heart. This year more than 50 artists generously donated their work to raise much needed funds for Worowa Aboriginal College.
Over the last nine years Art with heart has raised more than $150,000 for local charities including the St Vinnies Soup Van, Melbourne Citymission’s Breakfast Club and the Lighthouse Foundation. This year was a little different and we were all stoked to be raising money for education with an artistic link as some of the talented students from Worowa contributed artwork to the show.
On the night the studio transformed into a gallery where we welcomed more than 180 folks who enjoyed perusing the stunning art, sipping the delightful Brown Brothers wine and downing the delicious catering, including gelati from our good friends at Gelati Sky. The bidding for the paintings was exuberant with more than 50 sold on the night as the crowd dug deep, polishing-off a bunch of mystery envelopes and silent auction items.
We look forward to selling the remaining pieces of art over the next month and writing a big juicy cheque for the wonderful people at Worowa.
We’d also like to say a big thank you to our generous sponsors who donate good and services in support of the event year after year – we couldn’t work our magic without them.
Thanks to all involved for making the ninth Art with Heart such a huge success.
Brown Brothers Wine
Rothfield Print Management
Sophie Rowe; Photography and Production
Melissa O’Connor; Production
Pete Forbes; Production and Hanging
Jane Cunningham artist’s services
Sally Ferris catering & staff
At Your Service Home Hardware
Carman’s Fine Foods
Core Advantage – Durham McInnes
Pink Lady Chocolate
Provincial Home Living
Railway Club Hotel
Dog & Pony Shoes
Poser & I
Dave and Pete
The guys at the top of the Truly Deeply tree.
David Ansett, Emma Ferris, Lois Peeler and Peter Singline
Design students Pete Forbes, Sophie Rowe and Melissa O’Connor who generously gave their own time to help us setup and make the night such a success
Artist Brett Coelho and family