Across Australia, the arts community is rallying together to support those impacted by devastating bushfires.
National Gallery of Australia
For those seeking respite in the gallery, the NGA is offering free entry for children to the major exhibition, additional activities for children, and access to the members’ lounge for emergency services workers and those most affected.
Art Gallery of New South Wales
All visitor donations will go directly to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
SOS – Climate Crisis Fire Alert
11 January 4pm–10.10pm
Airspace will hold a one day exhibition with available works donated by local artists. All works are for sale and all proceeds will go to WIRES and Koala Sanctuaries.
Bushfire Relief Raffle (Online)
8 January – 17 January
JamFactory’s community of artists, makers, and designers have come together and have a selection of 15 pieces to raffle to raise funds for the local CFS Foundation and the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park Fund.
Art Aid For Gippsland
2020 Gippsland Bushfire Appeal Exhibition and Auction
Gippsland Art Gallery
15 February – 15 March
Gippsland Art Gallery is calling on artists to support the fire relief effort by submitting artworks for a fundraising auction. All artworks will be displayed at the Gallery from 15 February to 15 March, culminating in an auction on the final day, Sunday 15 March at 4pm.
Artists may submit up to two artworks in any medium or style. Artworks can be dropped off at Gippsland Art Gallery during opening hours up until Sunday 9 February.
All money raised will be donated to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) to help support those who have lost their homes and property in the devastating East Gippsland bushfires.
Art Fights Fire 2020
The Design Files online auction
Art Fights Fire is an online art auction organised by The Design Files. The auction features works donated by over thirty Australian artists and is raising funds for Victoria’s Country Fire Association, New South Wales’ WIRES Wildlife Rescue and Wildlife Victoria.
Craft Victoria have set up an information hub to share the various fundraising activities taking place. If you have a craft-related fire relief project you’d like to promote, you can submit your information via their website craft.org.au.
Clay for Australia (Online)
Organised by artist Vipoo Srivilasa
8 January – 31 January
Clay for Australia’s Facebook page will facilitate the promotion of works for sale by clay artists. All profits from sales will be donated to WIRES (Wildlife Rescue Emergency Fund) and Foodbank Australia.
Online Art Auction
Pieces of Eight
8 January – 11 January
Pieces of Eight will be auctioning four one of a kind pieces, with all proceeds going to @redcrossau and @wireswildliferescue to support with their efforts in bushfire affected areas.
Art Schools for Fire Relief
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
30 January – 1 February
Margaret Lawrence Gallery in collaboration with artists from Deakin University, Monash University, RMIT University and VCA: University of Melbourne invites you to a sale of donated artwork by some of Australia’s leading artists.
Lend Us A Hand – Working Bee for Animal Rescue Craft Guild
Friday 10 January, 11am – 5pm
Missing Persons is calling on craft makers to support ARCG (Animal Rescue Craft Guild) and MKC (Mini Kitty Commune) in crafting urgently needed supplies for the wildlife rescue and care efforts. They are looking for crafting skills and donations.
17 January – 19 January
This 3-day, artist-led exhibition will include works by more than 30 Sutton Gallery artists and invited guests. 100% of proceeds from artwork sales and all cash donations collected at the opening reception will be donated to Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) and Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation. Everyone is encouraged to attend the opening evening (Friday 17 January 6-8pm) as all contributions, big or small, will make a difference. The exhibition will continue on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January from 12-4pm. Full artist list to be announced shortly.
Sundown at McClelland
McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery
Saturday 8 February, 3:30pm – 9:00pm
Sundown at McClelland is a music & art event in a bush environment, with local food and picnics, a lantern workshop and a musical lineup including Kutcha Edwards and Gena Rose Bruce. All funds raised will be donated to Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF).