ART LOGIC's Live Art for Fundraising
“This is an amazing process to watch; seeing an artist creating an artwork live, from start to finish, it’s like magic.” is what we hear from observers.
That process took place again (for we are involved with quite a few) last (sweltering) Friday night, at the Adelaide Arena, Adelaide’s Mecca of basketball. There was a good turnout for the fundraising event that was organized by Michael Wall, an inspiring young Australian leader, to raise money for the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB).
No matter what the rest of the world may think of Australians, one of the many positive aspects of those from Down Under is that we love fundraising. I lived in Europe for 25 years, and it was only when I came back home that it struck me how keen we are to support our fellow Aussies in need.
Creating art live at the event was ART LOGIC’s way of chipping in to help raise funds for the RSB. ART LOGIC’s Lou Gannon made a charcoal and pastel drawing of the fundraising event right there and then, to be auctioned off at the end of the evening, with all funds going to the RSB.
Lou started at 7.30 pm:
At 7.35pm the artwork looked like this:
One thing that we notice at each of these events is that people love to watch an artwork be created. Throughout the evening, a steady stream of people came to look at the piece taking shape and chat with Lou:
At 7.55pm Lou’s artwork was more fleshed out:
At 8.10pm Lou was happy with the form it was taking:
At 8.50, she applied some final touches:
And then came the fierce bidding. I can’t tell you the final price, but rest assured that it went to a good cause!
Lou with the family that won the bid: