Like many other fundraisers and events which were being organised for Easter, the Coastal Creative Appeal Art/craft exhibition has been postponed until later in the year. It will take years for people and the bush to recover from the fires this summer so help will still be needed this year and next.
Art works and craft pieces are still being donated and these can be seen on the Coastal Creative Appeal Facebook and instagram pages. Many are being donated by professional artists as well as by local creative groups. For example; the Mulberry Tree knitters are all making delightful self striped hand knitted wool socks. Wearing a pair of these is heaven.
Each week we will post stories about the donating artists and their artwork, about the local art and craft groups and what they are producing and about the people and animals who have been affected by the fires and flood.
Luckily, an offshoot of the Appeal took place before the Virus lockdown. The Ivy Hill Gallery hosted a Bushfire Benefit sale of twenty-eight fabulous pots donated mainly by well known Potters. The exhibition was in conjunction with paintings by Penny Lovelock and Karyn Thompson. The whole exhibition was a fabulous success. $4,195 was raised and given to people who lost homes and/or studios, and to local wildlife support groups. Most of the paintings sold too which is great for the two painters.
Due to the extended time line we can still accept art and craftworks until the June long weekend. Send a photo and details to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate a work of art. Look out for the posters and flyers for Creative Coastal Appeal which have been designed and donated by the IA Design and printed by Glenn at Deering Dt Printers.