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Art Fights Fire – A Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

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Yesterday was TDF’s first day back at work, but we didn’t return back to the regular content we had scheduled. As bushfires continue to burn out of control across the country, we’ve all been left feeling helpless, devastated, and inspired to contribute.

So, today we launch Art Fights Fire – an online art auction to raise funds for Victoria’s Country Fire Association and New South Wales’ WIRES Wildlife Rescue. With the help of our incredible community (you guys!), we’re aiming to raise $50,000 in 7 days – LET’S DO THIS!

7th January, 2020
Lucy Feagins
Tuesday 7th January 2020

Like all of you, we’ve been left feeling pretty helpless by the bushfires devastating our country right now. But there is one antidote to the feelings of helplessness, of anxiety and fear.

Taking action.

It’s our duty to do what we can, as businesses and as individuals… and for us, hosting an Art Auction seemed like the obvious choice.

Since returning to work just yesterday, our team here in Melbourne have worked around the clock to bring this auction together – and it’s one seriously epic line-up!

Art Fights Fire is an online auction hosted by The Design Files featuring works generously donated by over 30 seriously incredible Australian artists and creatives, including Ken Done, Yvette Coppersmith, Elizabeth Barnett, Laura Jones, Rachel Castle, Kirra Jamison + so many more. We’re aiming to raise $50,000 in 7 days!

This is how it works: visit the Art Fights Fire auction website and browse the wonderful works that have been donated by 30+ of Australia’s leading artists and designers. Each piece has a reserve price set at around 50% of its usual selling price (!), and bidding is open from now until 5pm on Monday, January 13th.

When bidding closes, 100% of all funds raised (minus 2.9% credit card fees – grrr) will be split equally across two incredibly worthy causes – Victoria’s Country Fire Association (CFA) and New South Wales’ Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).

I know that probably every single one of you has already donated to a cause over the past week – but we really hope you’ll dig deep and support this very special fundraiser, and share it widely!

A massive shoutout must go to the amazing artists and designers who are involved in this exhibition. I only started texting people about this on Sunday, and I honestly can’t believe how many people put their hands up straight away to be involved! Thankyou so, so much to everyone in the lineup! (A few artists who missed the cut off will be added over the coming days…!)

ART FIGHTS FIRE ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS

Bobby Clark
Sally Anderson
Robert Malherbe
Leah Fraser
Belynda Henry
Kelly Thompson
Sandra Eterovic
Kirra Jamison
Hannah Nowlan
Emma Lipscombe
Caroline Walls
Stephen Baker
Elizabeth Barnett
Emma Currie
Lucy Roleff
Beci Orpin
Kiata Mason
Laura Jones
Ken Done
Celia Gullet
Fiona O’Byrne
Amber Wallis
Yvette Coppersmith
Jasmine Mansbridge
Julian Meagher
Rowena Martinich
Sean Meilak
Pip Bishop
Clara Adolphs
Rachel Castle
Katie Daniels
Jan Vogelpoel
James Gordon
Sean Fennessy
Brooke Holm
Caitlin Mills
Lisa Sorgini
Cenzo
Steve Clark
Tammy Kanat
Derek Swalwell
Made by Morgen

Browse the Art Fights Fire auction website this week, if you’re able to, please bid, and share!

Also, there are SO MANY wonderful local artists auctioning their work this week for bushfire relief… please check out #ozfireartauction for more.

All funds raised from Art Fights Fire will be donated to Victoria’s Country Fire Association (CFA) and New South Wales’ Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES). 

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