Monday, May 26, 2014

Pink Threads Portraits Exhibition

On Saturday 24th May the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council presented the play Calendar Girls by Jally Entertainment at the Ravensthorpe Town Hall.

In the spirit of the Calendar Girls theme, the RRAC held a number of workshops across the community over the past couple of months in order to help people paint a "portrait" in the name of someone who has been affected by cancer, whether it be them, or family or friends.

The goal was to collect 100 canvases, which were provided by the RRAC, along with paints and brushes.

It was required that each canvas have a "pink thread" of some description running from left to right, so that on exhibiting the threads would link up as a representation of how we, as a community, are all linked by cancer in its various forms.

Canvases were also available for distribution and collection at the Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun Community Resource Centres.

The submitted canvases, just 11 shy of the 100 target, were exhibited on the night of the Calendar Girls play and auctioned off to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation WA.  Of the 89 canvases on display, 37 sold on the night raising a total of $855 with another $285 yet to come in for another 10 canvases that were bought by people unable to attend on the night.

The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council would like to thank all the participants in the Pink Threads Portraits project for sharing your stories and the generous buyers of all the art work for helping us raise funds for such a worthy cause.

 We hope you enjoy the art work submitted by our marvelous community!

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