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04
May
2017

Kick brain cancer this Star Wars Day

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