When visual artist Jelena Vujnovic worked a temp admin job with the RSPCA, she was so moved that she wanted to do more for the charity.
“I came up with the idea for [an art] show as a way to raise funds and give back to the staff in what is quite a difficult and draining not-for-profit industry,” she says.
Spots & Stripes is the result. The exhibition features work by 15 artists, spanning disciplines such as painting, photography, screen-printing and ceramics. “I wanted it to be pretty diverse,” Vujnovic says. “But I’ve worked with everybody on the list before. I know them to be very reliable and of a high standard.”
Vujnovic asked each artist to read the RSPCA’s mission statement prior to starting work. As a result, many of the pieces represent animals directly, though there’s also jewellery, abstract painting and simple ceramics.
The collection opens at The Mill this Friday, with 100 per cent of profits (less materials) donated to the RSPCA of South Australia. To get you in the charitable mood, there will be tunes from Ben Smith of Pilot Records, wine from Mr Riggs and brews from Pirate Life. The RSPCA is also running a vintage fashion stand.
Spots & Stripes will be held on from 6pm to late on April 1, 2016 and 10am to 5pm on April 2 at The Mill, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.