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OBSCURA 2015

MYSTERY POSTCARD EXHIBITION @ MGS

The Mystery Postcard Exhibition @ MGS is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks, by invited Australian acclaimed artists, designers, architects and creative friends!  It's your chance to get your hands on original works of art for a postcard price!

This year's event will contain hundreds of works by over 100 artists.  Artists and friends of Melbourne Grammar School will be creating special works for the exhibition which can be viewed on line leading up to the exhibition. With these generous contributions, Obscura hopes to raise money to support the Melbourne Grammar School Sculpture Program and the Melbourne City Mission, Melbourne Academy Art Exhibition.

Welcome by Roy Kelley, Headmaster and official opening by Rupert Myer AO (OM 1975), Chair, Australia Council for the Arts.

EXHIBITION & SALE   

Wednesday 19 August 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm.  Sales starts at 7.30pm.

Old Melburnians War Memorial Hall, Melbourne Grammar School, Street South Yarra. Enter via Bromby Street or Ross Gates.

THE MYSTERY

Each postcard in Obscura will be signed only on the back, so collectors don't know the identity of the artists until they have made their purchases at our one night only Obscura exhibition and sale.

BOOKINGS

Booking are essential.  Your booking will register you as a collector.  Your Obscura collector's number will be given to you on the night. $20 per adult  STUDENTS AND CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS FREE

CLICK HERE TO BOOK  https://donate.mgs.vic.edu.au/pages/events/obscura---mystery-postcard-exhibition-2015

funds raised

With these generous contributions, Obscura hopes to raise money to support the ongoing Melbourne Grammar School Sculpture Program.  The inaugural sculpture is a commissioned piece by renowned Melbourne based artist Callum Morton OM 1982, to be installed later this year.  Callum has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1990 and in 2007 was one of three artists to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale.  He is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Obscura also hopes to raise money to support the Melbourne City Mission, Melbourne Academy Art Exhibition.  The Melbourne Academy, was established to give teenagers who are disengaged from school and living on the streets the opportunity for a life-changing education. The classes assist those who don’t fit into traditional schooling, many whom have experienced poverty, family trauma, homelessness, abuse, learning issues or simply struggle to fit in to mainstream education.  The annual Art Exhibitionprovides a step towards rebuilding confidence and independence.

COMMITTEE

Kate Alstergren . Morena Buffon . Genevieve de Campo . Antje Geczy . Susan Jones . Anna Mezger . Penny Scott . Sandra Shmith . Fiona Stephens . Gaye Weeden