If there is one thing Aussies are good at, it is coming together in times of community crisis. We are also obviously good at things like drinking beer, playing sport and being absolute legends, most of which conveniently relate to the story we’re about to tell.
Which is this.
An art auction will be held this Friday, February 21st at Balter Brewing in Currumbin with photographs donated by some of Australia’s best photographers. Meaning you can hang the art of these mind-blowiningly excellent artists in your home and the profits from your purchase will go straight to bushfire relief efforts.
So that’s epic in all of the ways.
The auctions will be silent and there are 11 prolific Australian travel, landscape and nature works of art to choose from, including some local favourites you no doubt already know and love.
The Gold Coast’s very own (legendary) Sean Scott is on the roster, as is photo magician Trent Mitchell, one of the world’s absolute best travel photographers (who is also a Gold Coaster), Melissa Findley and the extremely impressive Anne Köhler originally from The Netherlands but now residing here.
SO many talented artists here guys.
Not only those three through, you can also hang the work of renowned photographers Hayley Andersen, Kyle Hunter, Jarrad Sang, Matt Cherubino and Emilie Ristevski whose images are absolutely incredible every single time.
International delights Carmen Huter and Jason Hill will also be showcasing their unbelievable work and look, we’re big fans of all of them and might just spend our entire life savings on buying their snaps for a good cause.
Not only all of that excitement though, there’ll also be live music, food, beer (obviously) and raffle prizes from local businesses like Greenhouse Canteen & Bar, Greenhouse the Bathhouse, Alfred St Tattoo, i like ramen and The Collective.
It’s pretty much the perfect time.
If you’re after some epic photography and you’re also into supporting the communities that were so horrifically affected by the recent bushfires, here’s your chance.
It’s called Return to Earth and it’s kicking off from 3pm this Friday. Get down there for a very good time.
LOCATION: Balter Brewing, 14 Traders Way, Currumbin
WHEN: Friday 21st February from 3pm
Words by Kirra Smith