Painting Live for a cause at ‘A Swell Day Out’ in Mandurah.

This weekend I exhibited as one of the featured artists in the Mandurah, ‘A Swell Day Out’, celebrating local Art, Wine and Food. Alongside other creatives such as Elza Fouche, Kelsie Munro, Jennifer Gaye, Rachelle Dusting and Deborah Zibah, I showcased an artwork painted live on site, of tropical birds flying freely in a paradise of colours. Kids were able to engage with the live work, invited to dab dab dab away on the 2.5 by 3metre canvas. The performance was filmed and documented by Ellen Joubert, David Mariner and Tegan Weir, who are producing a work about the life of local artists, also featuring Elza Coufreur, another artist in residence at Neil Street Art Studio in Osborne Park.

The finished work has been donated to Oxfam Australia and will be auctioned online to raise funds for the Nepal Earthquake relief. Bidders can access this auction through the ‘A Swell Day Out‘ Facebook page, which will be advertised later in the week. A huge Thank you to Anne Batt, an Oxfam representative from Western Australia for your support on the day.

The pilot event was a buzz with creativity, families, live music, food, shoppers and great coffee. Hosted by the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, the day captured the vast array of local talent from Perth, Fremantle, Busselton and other West Australian locations. The next showcase will be held at the Arts Centre in November, later in the year.

Photography: David Mariner

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Art and Justice Party at Neil Street Art Studio

On Thursday 23rd April at Neil Street, we celebrated the birthday of one very special friend, Elyshia Yeap and held an art auction to raise funds for a missions trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, during which Elyshia and Jone Naude will be working alongside orphanages to fight against the reality of human sex trafficking.

Artworks were donated by myself and Elza Coufreur, a recent addition to the residency at Neil Street, who is an upcoming contemporary artist from New Zealand. Photography and auctioneering were done sterlingly by Sergio Garcia, a local creative genious and yummy nibbles made by Elyshia and Arielle Yeap.

The set up included various painting stations for party goers to have a shot at painting live and to our delight, the majority of peeps jumped straight in, with a couple of Pollock inspired individuals even painting with their facial features! The evening closed with a dance and wella! Our art and fundraiser night was nothing short of fun and fabulousness thanks to a lot of help from all who attended. What a great cause and Elza and I look forward to hosting many more future events to come at the studio.

If you are looking for a venue for a fundraiser or are wanting a Kid’s party for your child, Neil Street is available for hire and collaborations are welcomed. For all enquiries email info@linzicarter.com

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