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Simple Gestures Exhibition by Melbourne’s Creative Community – Raising Money for Youth Cancer

SIMPLE GESTURES: An exhibition of gestures (BIG or small) by Melbourne’s  creative communnity, raising money for youth cancer.

They say a simple gesture can go a long way, but what if you took it further?

The team behind the SIMPLE GESTURES Exhibition are doing just that, with a collection ofthoughtfully curated works of art produced by Melbourne’s creative community, with an aim to raise over $200,000 for Youth with Cancer via The Alfred Hospital (specifically The Alfred Foundation, Melanoma Ward).

Opening Wednesday 28th November and running through to Sunday 2nd December at The Compound Interest, 15-25 Keele St, Collingwood, SIMPLE GESTURES will showcase contributors from all corners of the creative spectrum who are donating a work each including designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists. All sharing a conceptual approach to their practice and ensuring a rich curatorial diversity for the exhibition.

This is the third exhibition of its kind, following the successes of ‘Wakes Me Into’ (2007) and ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ (2008), taking inspiration from a close friend Kristen Royce, who sadly passed away from cancer at only 23.

After a 10-year hiatus, the team are back with some of the best creatives in this city including works from Anthony Lister, Caroline Walls, Jon Doubleday (UK), Kat Macleod, Tom Blachford, Bec Parsons, Max Doyle and Sean Fennessy, to name a few.

Works range from $200 to $2,000 with the fine art giclée printing of editions and framing for the show by Format Framing, an online platform helping artists print and frame their work.

The opening launch evening is on Wednesday 28th November from 6-9pm, with drinks from Sample, Everleigh Bottling Co & Blackhearts & Sparrows, and is open to the public.

SIMPLE GESTURES is also supported by other Melbourne creatives including Studio Hi Ho (Design), Masanao Hirayama (Illustrations) and Fabiano Procopio (Typeface: Durango Kid).

When: Wednesday 28 November  to Sunday 2 December 2018
Where:The Compound Interest in Collingwood
More information: here.