Artwork by Kelwin Wong
Luckily, the force is strong with Kick Brain Cancer. This Star Wars Day (May the Fourth), they’ll be hosting their second annual pop-up fundraiser at the Artboy
Gallery in Prahran, Melbourne, and they promise it’s not a trap...
The theme – you guessed it – is Star Wars Day, and after a crowd-sourcing effort, more than 70 pieces of Star Wars Day fan art have been submitted for display from 4th May, 2017. The theme this year was chosen by long-term brain cancer advocate and Star Wars super fan, Joshua Chalmers, who has been living with the disease for the past nine years.
Artwork by Claire Murray
Every single piece of Star Wars Day fan
art will be sold at an online auction which begins when the gallery opens on
4th May. It will remain open until 14th May. All proceeds
will be donated to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, adding to the $20,000+ that
Kick Brain Cancer have already raised in support of the Foundation.
The group was first established in 2015, when Dianne Bradshaw’s husband Michael was undergoing treatment for an anaplastic astrocytoma. Michael, a big character in the Melbourne comic book community, passed away in March 2016. In his memory, Dianne and Michael’s best friend, Nathan Stones, have continued to fundraise in a uniquely ‘Michael’ style.
Artwork by Drew Bird
As well as pop-up art galleries and
online auctions, Kick Brain Cancer have also hosted a successful trivia night
in Melbourne. They have high hopes for the future, thanks to their close ties
with the Melbourne comic book community, and could soon have a fundraising
empire that even Lord Vader would be proud of.
You can support Cure Brain Cancer Foundation by visiting the Kick Brain Cancer gallery:
Event: Star Wars Exhibition – A force to Kick Brain Cancer
Date: May 4th, 2017 – May 7th 2017
Time: Gallery opens from 6pm,
May 4th 2017
Where: Artboy Gallery, 99 Greville St, Prahran VIC 3181
Bid online for the artworks