In a very exciting development we are working with the Aarwun Art Gallery in Canberra who have collected a large number of artworks and are donating them to people who lost their homes in Flowerdale.
Robert Stephens and Larissa Witschi from Aarwun contacted me recently to let me know that they had pulled together a large collection of artworks to brighten up the lives of those who lost everything. From their experience of the Canberra fires they knew that while people are rebuilding or re-establishing their homes that most would have lost any artwork they had.
Robert and Larissa will be coming down in a truck from Canberra on the weekend of the 12/13 February to deliver the artwork and we will then arrange an event to distribute the artwork.
At this stage we are thinking that the best way to distribute the artwork will be to get people who lost their homes to register and we will have a draw where the person drawn can pick the piece they like, a bit like the AFL draft pick. There will be some logistics to make sure we can get as many people who lost their homes as possible involved and to put the work on display so people can view the artwork before making their selection.
We are really grateful to Aarwun for this initiative and will let you know more details as we sort out the event timing and the registration process.