Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Melbourne Artists Auction For Burma Relief
Local and International Street Artists Dig Deep to Support Victims of Cyclone Nargis. I've also submitted 3 small Animal Design Canvases for the auction.
South Myanmar/Burma has been left devastated by the recent cyclone Nargis, with over 100,000 people feared dead and reports of at least 2 million left without shelter, food or clean water. In a bid to provide relief for the families of Myanmar/Burma, street artists from Melbourne and abroad have agreed to provide artworks to be sold at auction, with all proceeds being proudly donated to CARE Australia.
‘melBurners for Burma’ is a collection of work from local and international street artists who are kind enough to donate their art for the cause. The artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and every dollar will go directly to CARE Australia’s Myanmar/Burma Appeal.
CARE has over 500 staff members in Burma working on projects in 120 villages and towns across the country. With so many workers already in place and effectively helping the victims, the money raised will provide immediate and long-term relief for those who need it most.
Melbourne is renowned worldwide for the vast amount of street art boasted on the city’s walls. In addition to the walls outside, many of Melbourne’s galleries and shop fronts flaunt the work of talented local street artists. The auction will include the latest works of some of Melbourne’s stunning street artists.
‘melBurners for Burma’ opened on July 2nd at The Lounge Upstairs with all artwork being displayed for two weeks. The auction will take place at The Lounge Upstairs, 243 Swanston St beginning at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 16.
For more information on CARE Australia, please visit: www.careaustralia.org.au
For more information on ‘melBurners for Burma’, please visit: www.myspace.com/burners4burma