arti.com.au came into being a little less than a year ago with the intention of raising funds for various Australian charities through independent online events. Every year or so, we invite artists to contribute original works around a particular theme, sell prints of these works and give the proceeds to charity.
So come and help our first ever online fundraising event! For the month of September, arti.com.au is working with local Australian artists to sell high quality digital A3 prints of original works, with all profit going to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. This year’s theme is “Yellow and Purple”, the colours often associated with Starlight.
The Starlight Children’s Foundation runs a number of programs to help ensure the emotional wellbeing of sick kids. While medical staff work to address illness and physical pain, Starlight seeks to lift their spirits through what might otherwise be a lonely and depressing time.
We’re extremely excited (and grateful!) to be working with artists like Fee Harding, Tiffany Atkin and Bima Perera who together provided our first ever batch of source material for our prints. Fee, Tiffany and Bima set aside their own time to deliver some truly impressive work. Bima even went to the trouble of writing up a blog post with a bit of insight into her contribution — “Miraiya” — including a couple of bonus work-in- progress snaps.
While we’d obviously love your help to sell huge quantities of these prints & deliver a dump truck of money to Starlight’s front door, we’re also still actively looking for artists interested in contributing their own work! If you believe you could contribute something (preferably, but not necessarily) on-theme — please reach out to us!
So tell your friends! If you’re interested in helping out or if you have any feedback at all about what we’re doing, please contact us directly by email, Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!