Made Locally in Sydney, New South Wales
WINNING BID/ $1,000 (sophie v. NSW)
Artist Kim Leutwyler was invited on Channel 10's flagship morning show, Studio 10, to help spread the word about Created With Care. The Studio 10 team provided the materials and the vibes, whilst Kim painted live on the show. Proceeds will be donated to Good360, a way for businesses to donate brand new unsold goods to charities and Australians in need.
THE Product/ studio 10 abstract
When Kim was invited on Studio 10 to collaborate on this piece, the initial idea was for Kim to paint a member of the panel. However, Kim wanted to involve everyone so suggested she did an abstract portrait of the whole panel incorporating colours and vibes from the studio. Everyone agreed this was a fun idea and a great way of showcasing the collaborative spirit of Created With Care.
Kim painted live on air for three hours. You can see the highlights of the painting's progress in the edited video of the show below.
Materials/ Acrylic paint on stretched canvas. Ready to hang.
Dimensions/ 76cm w x 101cm h
Location/ Sydney, New South Wales
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WINNING BID/ $1,000 (SOPHIE V. NSW)
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THE artist/ Kim leutwyler
Born in America, Sydney-based Kim Leutwyler migrated to Australia in 2012. She works in a variety of media including painting, installation, ceramics, printmedia and drawing. Kim holds concurrent bachelor degrees in Studio and Art History from Arizona State University, and additionally graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Painting and Drawing degree.
Kim’s current work takes its form in paintings dealing with images of beauty, gender and Queer-identity. She has come to focus on painting as a medium because of its primarily masculine history in the western art canon. By entering into the modernist painting field Kim hopes to destabilize gender borders just as LGBTQ artists have been doing since the 70’s and earlier. Her artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout the United States and Australia.
Kim's painting 'Start the Riot' is currently touring Australia as part of the 2015 Archibald Prize Finalist Exhibition. Kim recently won the Midsumma Visual Arts Prize, and her painting is the hero image for to 2016 LGBTQ Festival in Melbourne, Australia.
View Kim's Bluethumb Profile here.
the Charity/ Good360 Australia
So where do all the good things go?
Good360 is a way for businesses to donate brand new unsold goods to charities and Australians in need. From bedding, clothes, shoes and toys - to office supplies, beauty products and electrical goods. Australian charities can order the goods they want for FREE and have it delivered to their door.
When our Founder, Alison Covington, discovered Good360 in the USA she was amazed by the scale, innovation and efficiency of the charity – AUD$12billion of goods from America’s top brands including Home Depot, Walmart & HP to 48,000 charities.
In Australia we had charities connecting food to people in need, but where did all the other good things go? Each year 2 million Australians, or 1 in 10, seek food relief – around half of them children. According to the Australian Council of Social Service, 2.2 million Australians are currently estimated to be living in poverty including 12% of Australian children.
Since launching our website in Australia 12 months ago, 500 charities have registered and $12M of goods have been donated from Australian businesses. Our goal is to deliver 100's millions of dollars of goods to the 2.2M Australians in need diverting these goods from landfill. Good for business, people and planet.
View the Good360 Australia website here.