The Design Files Inaugural Annual Fundraiser Exhibition

This month we have a very special project to share with you – an exhibition of spectacular artwork by 29 Australian artists, with all proceeds of the show going to Melbourne’s Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.  With your support, we aim to raise between $40,000 and $50,000 for the ASRC!

We’ve been blown away by the beautiful work that has been donated for this show by some of Australia’s most talented artists – almost all works can be viewed now on the TDF Collect website, and we’re accepting pre-sales this morning!


Lucy Feagins

Just under half of the incredible group of artists who have generously participated in our first ever Annual Fundraiser Exhibition!  From left to right – Billie Justice Thomson, Yvette Coppersmith, Sarah Kelk, Liam Stewart aka Snootle, Kirra Jamison, Miranda Skoczek, Sandra Eterovic, Elizabeth Barnett, Minna Gilligan, Stephen Baker, Barbara Kitallides, Fred Fowler. Shot on location in the St Kilda studio of Miranda Skoczek (thankyou Miranda!). Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files.

‘Red and Yellow Blooms with Besa Blocks’ by Yvette Coppersmith. Oil on linen, 61 x 51 cm framed in blonde timber, $2200.

‘Scarlett Banksia’ by Laura Jones. Oil on linen, 41 x 41 cm unframed, $1950.

‘Oscar (Eclectus Parrot)’ by Leila Jeffreys. Fine art inkjet print on cotton rag archival paper, 89 x 112 cm framed in custom acrylic box frame by United Measures, $2900.

‘Honey Lake, Violet Corridor’ by Laura Skerlj. Oil and spray paint on linen, 70 x 99 cm unframed, $1600.

‘Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia, 26’ by Jennifer Tyers. Watercolour on paper, 38 x 29 cm framed in blonde timber, $900.

‘Malaysia, 13’ by Jennifer Tyers. Watercolour on paper, 38 x 29 cm in framed blonde timber, $900.

‘Broken Off’ by Skye Jefferys. Acrylic on canvas, 65 x 85 cm framed in blonde timber, $1640.

‘Little Garden 3’ by Rachel Castle. Acrylic on 300gsm pure European Linen, 57 x 63 cm framed in blonde timber, $2350.

‘Your Protector’ by Leah Fraser. Acrylic on polyester canvas, 76 x 51 cm unframed, $2200.

‘My Heart Skipped a Beat’ by Belynda Henry. Acrylic and pastel on canvas, 81 x 81 cm unframed, $2500.

Lucy Feagins
13th of July 2015

Today we’re incredibly excited to let you know about a project we’ve been working on here at TDF which is very close to our hearts. For the first time, this month we will host a very special fundraiser exhibition in our gallery space in Collingwood – something we plan to make an annual tradition.

On Saturday 25th of July (just under 2 weeks time), we’ll open this exhibition of spectacular artwork by 29 Australian artists. Each artist has generously donated their work, and all proceeds of the show will go Melbourne’s Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. With your support, we aim to raise between $40,000 and $50,000 for the ASRC!

We are constantly in awe of the incredible work the ASRC do to support and advocate for refugees and asylum seekers in Melbourne – if you’re not aware of them, please take a moment to check out their website and Facebook page.

We’re indebted to the following group of artists from across Australia who have been so generous in their support of this fundraiser :

Participating Artists

Laura Jones (NSW)
Leila Jeffreys (NSW)
Emily Ferretti (VIC)
Kirra Jamison (VIC)
Leah Fraser (NSW)
Yvette Coppersmith (VIC)
Julian Meagher (NSW)
Miranda Skoczek (VIC)
Skye Jefferys (VIC)
Laura Skerlj (VIC)
Belynda Henry (NSW)
Fred Fowler (VIC)
Barbara Kitallides (VIC)
Elizabeth Barnett (VIC)
Emma Lipscombe (WA)
Liam Stewart aka Snootle (VIC)
Sandra Eterovic (VIC)
Sarah Kelk (VIC)
Sean Fennessy (VIC)
Rachel Castle (NSW)
Stephen Baker (VIC)
Billie Justice Thomson (VIC)
Lucas Grogan (VIC)
Evi O (NSW)
Jennifer Tyers (NSW)
Madeline Kidd (VIC)
Minna Gilligan (VIC)
Anna Varendorff (VIC)
Louise De Weger (QLD)

Thanks also to our dear friend and amazing publicist Esther Navarro-Orejon of The Project Agency for generously supporting this show and helping to spread the word, and to Ryan Ward of United Measures who has assisted us with beautiful framing for a number of the artworks in the show.

All our art shows are also generously sponsored by DuluxCervezas AlhambraCapi and All Saints Estate.

In addition to its fundraising objective, this exhibition also provides a unique opportunity to invest in some of Australia’s most collectible young artists at an accessible price point!

Almost all the works in the exhibition are now pictured on the TDF Collect website, all works have fixed prices (this is not an auction!), and we are accepting pre-sales via email as of this morning. All sales enquiries please email – thankyou so much!

The Design Files Inaugural Annual Fundraiser
Open from 25 to 31 July 2015
TDF Collect
14 Little Oxford St
Collingwood, VIC

Opening 25 July 2015, 4.00pm – 6.00pm – all welcome!

The St Kilda studio of Miranda Skoczek.  The small work in progress painting bottom left is Miranda’s contribution to our fundraiser exhibition. Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files.

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