Why we need your help

Help us reach our fundraising target of $5000 – acquire an an artwork, purchase a  jigsaw puzzle, or make a tax-deductible donation through the Australian Cultural Fund and your support will be doubled, thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1.

Our fundraiser, B-SIDE, is a celebration of BLINDSIDE’s seventeen-year history, recognising artists who have contributed to our vibrant arts community.

2020 has been undeniably challenging, yet for many, it offers the promise of transformation across hierarchies, economies and society. We have all felt an increased sense of community and a determination to look toward a better future.

B-SIDE artists have been invited to collaborate and produce works that respond to the end of 2020 and what it offers: the promise of change and the opportunity to reset.

With the success of B-SIDE over the past three years, we have been able to fund a portion of our gallery costs, allowing us to expand our artistic program and achieve our longstanding goal of becoming a free exhibition space for the first time in 2019.

Your support through purchasing an artwork or puzzle, or making a tax deductible donation through the Australian Cultural Fund – will go directly to growing our unique special curated projects, through which we are able to respond to global contexts as well as localised challenges within our community. We will continue to facilitate online projects that build on our digital innovations during COVID-19, and prioritise educational initiatives through an extensive program of talks, workshops and forums for artists, the general public and visiting school groups.

We believe that artists and creative workers will be fundamental to post-COVID recovery; they will generate progressive ideas that enable us to rebuild our society in the coming months and years.

B-SIDE calls for the support of BLINDSIDE and its collaborating artists, writers and curators as we navigate the other side -  life beyond the pandemic. It’s the start of the world as we want it.

To find out more about our artistic program, visit www.blindside.org.au.


To help us reach this ambitious yet achievable goal, you can:

Buy an artwork
100 works over 10 days from some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists – acquire a new work online from 6pm on November 4 – 14 2020.

Buy a puzzle
Buy a limited edition 500 piece artist jigsaw puzzle from Matthew Harris, Atong Atem and Honey Long and Prue Stent. 

Donate
Make a tax-deductible donation through the Australian Cultural Fund before 31 December 2020.


Acknowledgements

BLINDSIDE gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our wonderful participating artists, Creative Partnerships Australia, Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne, Art Guide, Atomic Beer Project, Matsos Broome Brewery, our voluntary Board of Directors and our Fundraising Committee: Brittany Barnes, Elly-Louise Tyquin and Sebastian Kainey.


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

info@blindside.org.au

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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 Culture Triennial Program.


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