An exhibition of gestures (BIG or small) by Melbourne’s creative community, raised over $20,000 for cancer, supporting the Victorian Melanoma Service at The Alfred.
Simple Gestures showcased contributors from all corners of the creative spectrum who donated their work - including designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists - all sharing a conceptual approach to their practice to ensure a rich curatorial diversity for the exhibition. The event was a remarkable success with a buzzing room full of people at the launch event on Wednesday 28th November.
This was 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.
“We are really glad with what we have been able to achieve with Simple Gestures. The exhibition started with an idea to re-vamp a cause that is close to myself and friend Rhys Gorgol, but it quickly grew with a bunch of amazing people in the creative community putting their hands up to help out and contribute.
“From the artists themselves donating works, to the generosity of our partners, Format Framing (artwork framing and printing), Studio Hi Ho (design), Masanao Hirayama (exhibition artwork), Fabiano Procopio (typography), Hungry Workshop (invitation printing), Ball and Doggett (paper) and Karla Dawes (PR), the list goes on really. The turnout on the night is a testament to the people involved and we are happy to be able to contribute much-needed funds for The Alfred and Victorian Melanoma Service.” – Megan Voss.
We continue to be both humbled and amazed at the generosity and kindness of the community. Simple Gestures is built on the idea that a gesture of any size can make a difference in the lives of others and that is precisely what they have done.