1000 art draw­ings

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.”

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

NIGHT OF 1000 DRAW­INGS: Art on dis­play at the Paragon The­atre last Satur­day night.

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