This one is a bit of a cool piece of news to get around today. Between some of the city’s most talented artists and one of Melbourne’s most iconic brands – Melbourne Bitter, of course – a new exhibition has been formed, to celebrate the Aussie Esky and to raise funds for Support Act.
The initiative supports musicians and artists in crisis, a group we’ve been big supporters of in the past and it’s cool to see different events and platforms working with Support Act to generate attention and funds in new and interesting ways.
Eskybition is the name of the new event, set to be unveiled at RVCA Gallery in Collingwood on April 13th. The eskies in question, have been given new life by artists including Andy Murphy, Clare Hampshire, Steve Cohen, Shane Wilcox, Cassie Stevens, Callum Preston, Justine McAllister, Celeste Potter, Clare Charity and Lachlan Philip, bringing their own creative flair to the esky in demonstrating the concept of ‘upcycling’ – taking unwanted products or materials classed as waste, and transforming them into products of better quality.
A silent auction at the RVCA Gallery will be held from 6pm – head on down and check it out! For more info about Support Act, head here.
The RVCA Gallery is situated at 82 Stanley Street in Collingwood.