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Images from left to right: 'Red' by Lekhena Porter + 'Nice Spread!' by Henry Trumble.

Buy Affordable Contemporary Art And Support Local Creatives!

6th November, 2020

The annual B-Side exhibition displays 100 for-sale artworks donated by local creatives to raise funds for artist-run initiative, Blindside.

In a year filled with anxiety for the future of the arts industry – it seems more important than ever to support its institutions, organisations and creatives. B-SIDE is an annual exhibition run by Blindside, an artist-run initiative in Melbourne holding public art events, exhibitions, education programs and experimental projects by emerging contemporary artists. And they need your help!

The B-Side exhibition is the group’s popular annual appeal to the public for funding support. Comprising 100 works donated by local artists, the exhibition will run for ten days with the aim to sell every piece of donated work.

Peruse the lineup of excellent affordable art from these bright emerging creatives and help Blindside raise $5,000!

B-Side
A fundraising exhibition of over 100 emerging contemporary artists
November 4th – 14th
Online only

Visit the online exhibition and make purchases here. BLINDSIDE is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

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