Over this last week end the founders of Ubuntu Art: Ian Thomas, Gillian Johnston and Cathy McQuade, organised and ran a faultless, and hugely enjoyable fundraiser on behalf of the MicroLoan Foundation.
The trio managed to convince more than 170 artists from all over Australia to give their art work to raise funds for Malawi. Original painters and scultures ranging in value from $50 to $2,500 were snapped up by eager art lovers from all over Sydney.
The week end started with the opening on Friday night which was was sold out more than a week before the event started. It was easy to see why it was sold out so quickly. Delicious food given by Hatrick Catering was supplied through out the night, whilst the supply of wine and soft drinks did not abate. Four different musical groups gave of their time to create a wonderful backdrop . And the 19th centuary sandstone buildings of the former Rozelle Hopsital helped to make the night nearly perfect for all those that attended.
During the night and over the Saturday and Sunday, virtually every piece of art was bought and 100% of all the proceeds went to the MicroLoan Foundation.
We are indebted to all the help provided on the night, and in particular we would like to thank all the artists who so generously gave us their works, the Sydney College of Art for allowing us to use their spectacular ground and buildings, Hattie Tamplin from Hatrick Catering for providing delicious food non stop, Beloka Water for refreshments, Leichhardt Council for their assistance. But the biggest thanks goes to Ian, Gillian and Cathy who worked so hard to make this such a great event.