Flinders Lane Gallery fundraises for Foodbank with fun and unique aprons
Flinders Lane Gallery’s (FLG) artists have been hard at work creating unique works of art on high-quality Worktones aprons in an effort to raise funds for Foodbank Australia.
While the gallery has initiated several different fundraisers in the past, and for a range of charities, FLG director Claire Harris told CBD News why it was so important to do something for Foodbank.
“With the economic uncertainty and genuine struggles across Australia, Foodbank was an obvious choice to be able to contribute to helping provide food security to people in desperate situations,” she said.
“These aprons will make gorgeous, exclusive gifts for your special someone in your life, be they a magician in the kitchen, a queen of the green gardening guru, or a happy and hale hobbyist. On top of that you will be directly helping feed hungry Australians.”
Bidding for the aprons has already begun through AirAuctioneer, and will continue until Friday, December 9, where the highest bid will be set as the reserve price for a special, limited ticketed in-person auction.
Online there are already 21 aprons up for grabs, with a possible four more to come, and all the artists involved have produced works that are completely original and diverse.
“Chelsea Gustafsson’s cheeky doughnut apron is a fun theme that crosses the food reference and is a great example of both the artist’s quirky humour and brilliant realist style,” Ms Harris said.
“Amber-rose Hulme has painted the iconic Melbourne landmark of Hosier Lane on her apron, [and] multi-award-winning artist Annika Romeyn has covered her apron in her muse – the turbulent ocean waters of Guerilla Bay.”
“I’ve even painted one; a little garden scene that has a rainbow of herbs in support of our wonderful LGBTIQ+ community culminating in a little pot of gold at the end of a tie.”
The live auction will take place at FLG on Sunday, December 11, during the afternoon, where if no-one outbids the reserve price, the highest online bid will be determined as the winner. •
For more information: flg.com.au/exhibition/art-apron-project-auction
Caption: Clockwise L-R: Artists’ Amber-rose, Annika and Chelsea.