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Matter Arts 1. Exhibition and Fundraiser.

  • Neon Parlour 791-793 High Street Thornbury, VIC, 3071 Australia (map)


> Te’ Claire
> Mashara Wachjudy
> Nic Plowman
> Madison Griffiths
> Abbey Rich
> Shaun Tan
> Miranda Jill Millen
> Felix Atkinson
> James Bugg
> Minna Leunig
> Beci Orpin
> Gina Nero
> Myles Pedlar
> Serwah Attafuah
> Almost Iris
> Yasmin Nebenfuhr
> Michael Mitsas
> Mark Romei
> Sarah Gosling
> Thanh Vuong
> Jaclyn Paterson
> Jamie Lee O'Shea
> Sam Biddle

Take part in the first show of Matter Arts – a new arts initiative dedicated to fighting inequality through finding new and creative ways to fund, and learn, about highly effective charities. 

On Thursday the 5th of July, Matter Arts will be aiming to raise $10,000 for the Fistula Foundation. Over 20 artists have generously donated their works for this exhibition and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Fistula Foundation. Come see this collection of wonderful artists and make your contribution with a $10 entry donation. 

The Fistula Foundation helps women who have been affected by obstetric fistula to get the appropriate surgery. With $10,000, twelve women will be provided with medical care assisting in restoring the injuries experienced during childbirth. A fistula is a hole between the vagina wall and the bladder or rectum. It is caused by a prolonged labor, usually of three days or longer, in which the baby typically does not survive. This sort of prolonged labour is all too common when there is no access to even the most basic forms of maternal healthcare. The constant and uncontrollable leaking of urine forms a horribly pungent and pervasive smell. The odour is so foul that women are usually socially ostracised. Losing their friends, their community and their dignity, most women live out the rest of their lives in social isolation. But treatment is simple, frustratingly simple: just a one-hour surgery, and two weeks of recovery in hospital. It is estimated that for every one woman who receives help another 50, at least go untreated and continue to suffer.

This event takes place on stolen lands of the Wurundjeri in Naarm. The sovereignty of this land was never ceded. Always was and always will be Aboriginal land. 

Opening night: Thurs 5 July / 6 - 9pm.

Exhibition: 4 - 9 July 2018

See more on instagram: @matterarts

Later Event: July 12
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