FAQ

DO I NEED TO BOOK TO BUY A POSTCARD?

Yes, you will need to book for the event.  Upon arrival you will be issued an Obscura Collector's Bag which contains numbered envelopes to purchase your postcards.  Bookings are essential.  

HOW MANY CARDS CAN I BUY?

Each envelope contains three cards. If you would like to buy more, please ask for another Collector’s Bag.

WHEN CAN I PURCHASE THE POST CARDS?

Obscura works on a 'FIRST IN BEST DRESSED' basis on exhibition and sale night  Wednesday19 August.  Viewing is possible from 6.30pm.  Sales start after the official opening at 7.30pm.

WHEN I GET INTO THE EXHIBITION AND SALE HOW DOES IT WORK?

 When you arrive, if you have registered as a Collector :-.

1. Your Collector’s bag contains 3 numbered envelopes. If you’d like extra,simply take your bag to the desk at the door, & we will provide you with more envelopes.

3. Hand an envelope to the gloved assistant each time you choose a postcard. 

A runner will then deliver your card to the packing area.

4. Take your Collector’s bag to the CASHIER to pay, using cash or credit card.

5. Go to the COLLECTIONS desk to collect your masterpieces.

HOW MUCH ARE THE POSTCARDS AND HOW DO I PAY?

Each postcard will be sold for $50.  Cash or Credit card

will be accepted. 

WHERE DO THE PROCEEDS GO?

This unique fundraising arts event  will support Melbourne Grammar School's Sculpture Walk.

In 2015, the School is also exploring ways to work with Melbourne City Mission's Melbourne Academy and the arts@mgs committee will be making a contribution to the Academy's arts programs with funds raised through Obscura.

The Academy is holding its second mid-year art exhibition, a project involving kids who have stepped out of education and are living on the streets. The art exhibition is another way to help them rebuild their confidence.