Monday, June 23, 2014

Pink Threads Portraits a Huge Success!

Another Exciting Project by Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council!
To coincide with the performance of Calendar Girls last month, the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council held an exhibition in the hall of paintings made entirely by locals.  The project was called Pink Threads Portraits.  100 canvases were distributed throughout the community and six free workshops run across the Shire to assist people to create their own portrait of themselves or someone they know who has been affected by cancer.  Each portrait had to have a pink thread running from left to right.

On the night of the Calendar Girls play, the portraits were exhibited around the hall, with the pink threads joining them up to symbolise how we are all connected through our own experiences with cancer.  The portraits were then auctioned off on the night with all proceeds donated to the Leukaemia Foundation WA in true Calendar Girls spirit.  Of the 100 canvases, 89 were given back to the RRAC to exhibit and 61 of those were sold.

It is with much pleasure that we can finally announce that all sales have been complete and the project raised a total of $1420 for the Leukaemia Foundation WA!   The RRAC also sold sunflowers for the Leukaemia Foundation’s “Sunflower Dash”, raising another $520.

Congratulations on your efforts to all who participated by contributing a painting for the night; the hall looked awesome, and a huge thanks to all those who generously purchased a painting. 
The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council would like to acknowledge the support of the Shire of Ravensthorpe, Country Arts WA and the Department of Culture and the Arts.


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