“Sometimes it’s up to artists to help other artists, so they can help the community” says Sofia Minson about this unique fundraiser for a new public sculpture in Masterton.
It’s been 4 years since I did my shave with the fantastic event ‘Shave an Artist’ along with 12 other artists to support the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation.
You can be a shavee too, visit shaveforacure.co.nz and start getting sponsorship for this year’s shave week which runs from 4 – 10 March 2013.
I remember going bald was a powerful conversation starter, helped by the fact that I’m female. Money was raised and hopefully it also changed some people’s attitudes about the appearance of those who go through chemotherapy.
The Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville has brought over 21,000 visitors into the town. Their exhibition space for local artists is always booked out 12 months in advance and they house a revolving exhibition of Sir James Wallace’s collection of contemporary New Zealand art.
…And their working grant has been cut this year by local council!!