thelma’s flood relief fundraiser at £1000 Bend


Attention all artists, crafts-people, bloggers, and market-vendors! We are on the look out for people who would like to help raise money for the victims of the recent floods. Can you donate a painting, drawing, photo print, collage, or other wall-hung delight? Do you have something nice that you’d like to sell at a Sunday market at one of Melbourne’s most popular exhibition, and hang-out spaces? Want to help out in any way possible?

We’re looking for all types of artists to donate a piece of work to exhibit for a week, and to be auctioned to raise money for the flood victims // We’re looking for people to hold a stall at a Sunday market, where the stall-hire fee (and some of the profits, if you feel generous) go to the flood victims // We’re looking for people to donate items to be used as raffle prizes to raise money for flood victims // We’re looking for people with a voice, to help us get the word out about this fundraiser // We’re looking for people to come to the exhibition, launch party, and Sunday market, to enjoy themselves and know that part-proceeds from the bar and cafe, and anything they buy will contribute toward a donation for the flood victims //

// All artists who contribute work to the exhibition will be featured in the next issue of Thelma Magazine. And all market stall holders will be interviewed and featured on this blog over the next month. //

It’s devastating to see so many people lose their homes, belongings and workplaces to the recent floods in Queensland, Northern Victoria and New South Wales. We’ve been paying very close attention to the news for updates on the situation in Queensland, and the effects that have been flowing on throughout the rest of the country. Our thoughts and well-wishes are with you Queenslanders, as well as with all other Australians suffering the effects of this disaster.

We want to do something to help. So we’ve partnered up with iconic Melbourne venue, £1000 Bend to arrange a week-long exhibition event to fundraise for the flood relief appeal.

The exhibition started yesterday Tuesday, February 1, 2011 and will be celebrated with a launch party tomorrow on Thursday, February 3, and an indoor market on Sunday, February 6. For those passing through Melbourne during that week, the exhibition will be open daily between 11am-6pm. The exhibition will feature donated works — all to be sold to benefit flood victims.

The Sunday market will run from 11am-4pm on Sunday, February 6 amongst our fantastic art show. All profits from stall hire at the market, along with all donations, art sale profits, and a percentage of bar and cafe sales will go towards the Thelma Magazine and £1000 Bend donation to the flood relief appeal.

Want to know more? Want to get involved? Want to have your art exhibited, or to hold a stall at the market? Visit our event page at or get in touch with Kealey at

Not in Melbourne, but want to donate anyway? Visit the event page to contribute via PayPal. Or send us some art to exhibit, and tell your friends to check out the website.