1000 art drawings
AN ACT of kindness is spreading across the region with artists, children, and the average Joe picking up a brush or pencil to raise money to help support those affected by domestic violence.
A Night of 1000 Drawings asked the community to rally together to gather at least 1000 pieces of A5 sized artwork to display in the region's largest one-night-only art exhibition.
Now don't be fooled into thinking you needed to have the skills of Picasso or Monet to support the cause – the only requirement was the size.
The event was held in Childers at the Paragon Theatre last Saturday night, the original artwork was submitted and exhibited on the evening and residents were asked to attend .
One of the organisers, Nicky Staff, said all the money from the night would go to Phoenix House.
“To support the important work they do to provide safe, supportive services to women and children who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence," she said.
“We hope this event will bring people together and show the kindness in the community.”
Mrs Staff said if they reached the goal of 1000 drawings and if 1000 people attended the event they would be able to raise $20,000 to go towards programs such as the equine therapy at Phoenix House.
“This program is included in the trauma management and only funded by community support as it is non-government funded,” she said.
“We are also raising money through a silent auction of artwork by professional artists. If this event is successful we hope to run it yearly and we hope all the community will get involved.”
NIGHT OF 1000 DRAWINGS: Art on display at the Paragon Theatre last Saturday night.