How to support Blindside

Acquire an artwork, purchase a limited edition Blindside cap, or make a tax-deductible donation through the Australian Cultural Fund.

An independent not-for-profit artist-run initiative (ARI) based in the heart of inner-city Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, Blindside is a major contributor to the vibrant arts ecology of the city.

A leading platform for new and critical dialogue, Blindside supports artists and their development, championing creative risk and artistic autonomy. Blindside collaborates with a range of artists, curators and arts organisations to support experimental, dynamic and interdisciplinary practice.

Since 2004, Blindside has championed risk-takers and change-makers, propelling artists, curators and writers forward at pivotal moments in their careers.

Blindside is run by artists, for artists - every dollar raised secures rent-free exhibition space and fees for emerging artists, writers and curators in our annual program.

The 2021 fundraising goal is $10,000. How can you get involved? 

Buy artwork - 21 - 28 October

Choose from over 100 artworks from some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists. Funds are split between artists and Blindside - meaning every dollar goes back to artists.

Buy a cap

Buy a wearable artwork! For our 2021 Blindside edition we’ve commissioned artists Sanja Pahoki, Jason Phu and Stanislava Pinchuk to design limited edition caps. 


Make a tax-deductible donation through the Australian Cultural Fund before 30 June 2022.

To find out more about our artistic program, visit


Blindside gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our wonderful participating artists, Creative Partnerships Australia, Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne, Art Guide, Best Embroidery, Little Print, Atomic Beer Project, Matsos Broome Brewery, our voluntary Board of Directors and our Fundraising Committee: Brittany Barnes, Sam Ross, Matthew Siddall & Ada Coxall.

And of course our generous B-Side 2021 contributing artists....

Badra Aji, Bryce Anderson, Skye Malu Baker, John Brooks, Sarah Bunting, Rachel Button, Tom Campbell, James Carey, Francis Carmody, Aphra Cheesman, Georgia Cheesman, Jack Collee, Ara Dolatian, Beth Downing, Ella Dunn, Lauren Dunn, Genevieve Elliott, Troy Emery, Majed Fayad, Holly Fewson, MJ Flamiano, Bryan Foong, Lucy Foster, Sam Foster, Levi Franco, Jemi gale, Emily Gallagher, Briony Galligan, Mel Deerson and Briony Galligan, Latifa Elmrini Gonzalez, Karl Halliday, Emma Hamilton, Henrik Haukeland, Ponch Hawkes, Simon Hearn, Jon Hewitt, Zainab Hikmet, Brooke Holiday, Lou Hubbard, Katherine Hubble, Brendan Huntley, Yvette James, Pia Johnson, Nicholas Jones, Jasper Jordan-Lang, Phoebe Kelly, Tess King, Maddison Kitching, Kaijern Koo, Annika Koops, Abbra Kotlarczyk, Anu Kumar, Lǐ Xīng Yǔ (Echo Li), Janelle Low, Holly MacDonald, Morganna Magee, Tamara Marrington, Kari Lee McInnerny McRae, Josephine Mead, Kurt Medenbach, M.33 / Peter Milne, Madeleine Minack, Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher, Ezz Monem, Dan Moynihan, Olivia Mròz, Mateo Muratore, Samuel Murnane, Samuel Nugent, Jimmy Nuttall, Mira Oosterweghel, Katie Paine, no more poetry, Evelyn Pohl, Lekhena Porter, Daniel Price, Chunxiao Qu, Alexandra Ragg, Sara Retallick, Kate Rohde, Caitlin Royce, Britt Salt, Nina Sanadze, Samantha Seary, Niyanta Sharma, Talia Smith, Tai Snaith, Clare Steele, Honey Long and Prue Stent, Molly Stephenson, Jacqueline Stojanovic, Lachlan Stonehouse, Audrey Tan, Jess Tan, Madeleine Thornton-Smith, Khi-Lee Thorpe, Henry Trumble, Kate Wallace, Jaxon Waterhouse and Chantelle Mitchell, Matt Winstanley, Grace Wood, Benjamin Woods, Lorilee Yang, HeeJoon Youn, Siying Zhou.

Pay cap postage - Australia wide

Room 14, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street,
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
(+61 3) 9650 0093


Blindside is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

Blindside is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Blindside gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Melbourne through its Arts and Creative Investment Partnership program.

Make a fully tax-deductible donation to Blindside through the Australian Cultural Fund.