Monday, January 19, 2009

LIFE - NZ Art Guild and Leukemia and Blood Foundation

Image - Life - Tony Brown

The NZ Art Guild are joining together wtih the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation of NZ (LBF) to Shave An Artist. Yes - that's right - artists from all over NZ are shaving their heads to raise money and support the 6 New Zealand children and adults are diagnosed with blood cancers like leukaemia and lymphoma every day. The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation provides essential support not only for those patients, but for their families - support that can last months, and even years.

Top NZ Artists - Sofia Minson, Tony Brown, Sally Blyth, Nancy Frazer, Sophia Elise, Tanya Dann, Beate Minderjahn, Helen Sherrock, Sharlene Schmidt, Marimba Powley, Jennifer Christiansen, Juliet Cryns and Victoria Anderson - have donated artworks which will auctioned off at a one of a kind, not to missed charity event. Watch while artists and friends have their heads shaved alongside their artworks being auctioned. To coincide with this event 35 artists from around NZ will be having a month long exhibition of artworks depicting "life" in all its facets.

100% of the proceeds from the art auction and head shaves and 20% from all exhibition artwork sales will be donated to LBF.
Please help the Leukaemia and Blood foundation by supporting our shavers by sponsoring them by clicking here. Every donation no matter how small makes a difference to the work of LBF and the families they help.

Come to the opening night and support these brave, generous people in person
When: Feb 3rd 2009, 6:00pm Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr of the Promenade and Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna Beach, North Shore City, Auckland. Entry: Free - All welcome

Buy an Artwork at the LIFE Exhibition When: Feb 3rd - Feb 28th. Mon - Fri - 9am - 5pm and Sat 10am - 4pmWhere: Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr of the Promenade and Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna Beach, North Shore City, Auckland

While I will not be getting my head shaved (and I so admire those that are), I will be having a piece in the associated exhibition and if it sells, 20% of the proceeds will go to the LBF.
Also check out the piece by Tony Brown above. I am very lucky to own a Tony Brown which hangs on my lounge wall. His work is amazing in real life, photos just don't do it justice.

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