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    Fearlessly Optimistic Barnardos Art Show 2024

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    Barnardos Australia is excited to announce our inaugural fundraising art show will be happening on May 16, 2024 at the National Art School’s Cellblock Theatre in Darlinghurst for one night only. Ticket includes: 

    • Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) 
    • Gourmet canapes 
    • Live music and entertainment 

    This mixed-media event will focus on local emerging artists, whilst also featuring some established names in the art world, such as Liz Payne, Antoinette Ferwerda, Gemma O'Brien and Andrew Rovenko, to name a few.

    The theme of the show is “Fearlessly Optimistic” with artists kindly donating never-before-seen artworks created especially for the event. ‘Fearlessly Optimistic’, embodies the unrelenting passion of Barnardos. We never give up and are deeply committed to changing lives by improving the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and are optimistic about the future of Australian children. The artists and attendees of this exhibition are equally determined and connected to our shared belief in an optimistic future.

    In the current world climate, this show will provide some much-needed positivity and joy. The historic Cellblock Theatre at the National Art School will also provide an inspiring backdrop as those hallowed halls, developing so many incredible local artists since 1843.

    Carefully curated with artworks to please a range of tastes and price ranges, the show will include sculpture, photography, paint on canvas and prints. 

    Online auction now live. Bid here:

    All proceeds will go to Barnardos Australia safety and prevention programs.

    Catering courtesy of Plate It Forward. With thanks to Flowers Across Sydney for providing flowers. Wines kindly donated by Pieter van Gent, Huntington Estate Mudgee, Petersons of Mudgee and Thumbprint Wines.

    18+ only event. 

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