Wednesday, September 7, 2011

For Art's Sake 2011

FOR ART'S SAKE - It's anonymous, inclusive and all in the name of art!

One Gallery
Over 400 anonymous artworks
One starting price of $65 per canvas, no matter the artist
Opening Night Auction of select high profile Contemporary Artists

Now in its third year, ‘For Art’s Sake’ is an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable annual fundraising initiative that believes all people have unique and inspired contributions to make towards Sydney’s creative community. It promotes art as an expression that transcends age, culture, physical and intellectual disability, and in doing so, provides an equal and legitimate platform by which artists of all abilities can exhibit their works without the stigma associated with their perceived limitations.

Professional and emerging artists, celebrities, friends, families and people with a disability are all invited to attend FRANS annual 'For Art's Sake exhibition and fundraiser of over 400 anonymous works of art, hosted by Julie McCrossin at Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle on Wednesday September 28, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm.

'For Art's Sake' celebrates the creative works of a range of artists in an anonymous art exhibition of over 400 canvases of the same size all for the same starting price of $65 which can be doubled, tripled, etc !

Designed to promote Art for Art’s sake, artworks from people with disabilities will hang alongside professional & emerging artists and the wider community. The anonymity means each piece is judged on its artistic merit and allows art lovers and investors the wonderful possibility of purchasing a bargain that they will truly enjoy.

This year, FRANS is thrilled to have pieces contributed by renowned artists such as Mambo artist Reg Mombassa, former Archibald winner Garry Shead, internationally acclaimed surrealist Mike Worrall, Wynne finalist Paul Haggith, Indigenous prize winner Jody Broun, and contemporary artists Lindy Lee, Daniel O'Toole, Christian Morrow, Merilyn Fairskye, Deb Fineberg, Paul Smith, Ro Cook, Keith Hansen and more.

All funds raised from the exhibition will go towards maintaining and enhancing the level and quality of innovative support programs, while furthering the independence, access and inclusion of the people and their families that FRANS cares for.

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